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October 11, 2017 8:50 PM Africa's schools failing girls

According to the report released on the eve of the International Day of the Girl which was marked yesterday, the Central African Republic was ranked the second toughest place for girls to get an education, followed by Niger. The ONE Campaign is a policy and advocacy organisation of more than 8 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable 168

October 11, 2017 7:41 PM Facebook: We want a billion people in VR

In its continued effort to take virtual reality mainstream, Facebook has announced Oculus Go - a standalone headset that will be released in 2018. Mark Zuckerberg said the device, priced at $199, would be the “most accessible VR experience ever”. Sales of the company’s VR hardware have been slow since launching the first Oculus Rift headset in March 78

October 10, 2017 9:14 PM How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Delivered a Rare Moment of Unity

There are few issues in 2017 that don’t inspire intense, nasty acrimony, whether it’s the upheaval of national politics and world affairs, the treatment (and abuse) of women in journalism and entertainment, protests of racial inequality taking place before NFL games and so on. Those issues and many more deserve the time and energy we spend in discussing 117

October 8, 2017 10:04 PM FREDERICK MUTEBI: The region’s political turmoil is a part of the Africa rising story

KAMPALA – Recently a friend from a neighbouring country, with whom I have been discussing public affairs in the region for some years, got in touch. He had heard about the brawls in the chamber of parliament in Uganda, as the two sides in the debate on whether to lift the age limit from the country’s Constitution. The physical altercations have left a number 145

October 8, 2017 6:50 AM Corrupt power that has placed East African region in constant anarchy

Politics in the Eastern Africa region, stretching from Addis Ababa to Dar es Salaam, Nairobi to Kigali and Mogadishu to Bujumbura, seems to be in a state of paralysis. Not a single country in the region is enjoying political stability. This has been worsened by the state of flux that the East African Community (EAC) finds itself in 17 years after its revival 160

October 7, 2017 7:00 AM Turf war: Google wants to prevent Amazon crashing its party

The clichéd saying among developers who take software seriously is that at some point they make their own hardware, something that is being increasingly practiced in the Valley now. From Facebook's Oculus, Uber's self-driving car project, to Snapchat's Spectacles, which sold more than the iPod did in its first year; hardware is the new software. Having 72

October 6, 2017 8:48 PM Argentina in peril as World Cup race goes to wire

Lionel Messi and Argentina’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Thursday night after another stalemate on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action. Argentina were held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires by Peru, leaving the two-time world champions outside the automatic qualification places as they head into the final 127

September 30, 2017 4:52 PM Buhari's Government Requested For User Information From Facebook, Google And Twitter

A new report has confirmed what many Nigerians have long suspected to be true: that the federal government is spying on its citizens through the social media and email accounts. The report titled, “The Growing Trend of African Government’s Requests for User Information and Content Removal from Internet and Telecoms Companies,” was released last month 124

September 30, 2017 10:40 AM Malaysia GP Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton first, Sebastian Vettel last

19 places between the two title contenders after Vettel stopped by engine; Hamilton edges out Raikkonen, with Verstappen third Lewis Hamilton claimed a brilliant Malaysia GP pole position to fully capitalise on Sebastian Vettel's latest title setback as the Ferrari driver qualified last amid engine woe. Vettel and Ferrari had appeared favourites for pole after 213

September 29, 2017 11:56 PM Google to take the next big step to secure user from cyberattacks

Google is preparing to upgrade its security tools for online accounts to better insulate users from cyberattacks and politically motivated hacks, according to two people familiar with the company’s plan. The Alphabet Inc. company next month will begin offering a service called the Advanced Protection Program that places a collection of features onto accounts 45