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The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working. Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems. Facebook’s outages happen relatively rarely but tend to be vast in their impact, not least because they…

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His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta’s attention has been drawn to the ongoing media coverage of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) Pandora Papers leaks and would like to make the following intervening response: President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday among several African Heads of State and Government at the inauguration of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali for a second 5-year term. Presidents Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria), Macky Sall (Senegal) and Prime Minister of DR Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde attended the colorful event held at the historic Meskel Square in the…

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 4th October 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday among several African Heads of State and Government at the inauguration of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali for a second 5-year term. President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour on arrival at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa ahead of the inauguration of Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali. Presidents Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria), Macky Sall (Senegal) and Prime Minister of DR Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde attended the colorful event held at the historic Meskel…

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Featured Photo Caption:Monski – Award Winning Female Rapper Nairobi. Friday. 4th October 2021- Hennessy, the world’s number one cognac, launched the second edition of the Hennessy cypher in Kenya at the 1824 club, having launched the first edition of the cypher in April 2021. From left to right Alexandre Helaine – Market Manager Moet Hennessy Eastern Africa & Monski – Award winning female rapper For the second edition, Hennessy brought together some of Kenya’s talented hip hop artists, including Boutross Munene, Rekles, Xtatic, Elisha Elai, and Monski, who performed live at the launch, creating an eclectic mix of musical talents.…

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The last decade has seen an exponential rise in disinformation and political polarisation If you cannot read that message click here. APO Group content is copyright free and can be republished at will. Egalement disponible en Français PRESS RELEASE APO Group heralds the return to Africa of the UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week The last decade has seen an exponential rise in disinformation and political polarisation JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 4, 2021/ — APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to learn that UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2021…

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ENTEBBE  — Uganda Airlines is celebrating its second anniversary of the resumption of commercial flights after nearly 17 years of absence. With four CRJ900 aircrafts the airline hit the skies again on August 28, 2019 with a first commercial flight to Nairobi, Kenya, and later expanded its route network to Juba (South Sudan), Mogadishu (Somalia), Dar-es-Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar in Tanzania, Mombasa (Kenya) and Bujumbura in Burundi. This week, the airline dusted off Airbus A330neo planes—taking to the skies above Africa —strengthening its status as the country’s national carrier. The country’s aviation regulator, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) early this…

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Kenya: Kenya will increase the number of police officers seconded to the Amisom to ensure stability in Somalia. Inspector General of police Hilary Mutyambai said the stability of Somalia is good for the region in all ways, hence the need for it to be supported. He said the seconding of officers to the Amisom has also exposed and widened the Kenyan team on their scope in policing, resulting in quality service delivery to the public. “He (IGP) also assured them of continued support and cooperation towards achieving the mandate of the African Union,” said a statement from his office. He…

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Italy,Rome: A plane has crashed into a two-story office building in a Milan suburb, killing all six people on board. Firefighters rushed to the scene near a subway station in San Donato Milanese, but the pilot and five passengers died at the scene. No one other than those aboard were involved in the early afternoon crash. The nationalities of the deceased are not yet known Emergency workers said several cars in a nearby parking lot were set ablaze, but apparently the vehicles were unoccupied at the time The plane is said to have been flying between Milan’s Linate airport and…

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(By Quentyn Taylor) Implementing cybersecurity basics is key to reducing risk and building cyber-resilience DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 4, 2021/ — By Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security at Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (www.Canon-Europe.com) With remote and hybrid working a new ‘normal’ and cybercrime escalating at a rapid rate, more businesses are at risk than ever before. Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security at Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, says implementing cybersecurity basics is key to reducing risk and building cyber-resilience. Recent rapid digital transformation and reliance on cloud-based solutions has made businesses – in Africa as…

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