Is Africa cyber-crime-savvy?

Cyber awareness must become part of every aspect of life from doing business to alleviating poverty and providing security. KAREN ALLEN* writes

It started with loud music and the smell of marijuana. When South African police stormed a hotel room in the Western Cape they found six people huddled over 32 computers and mobile devices. This extortion syndicate was extracting millions of dollars from unwitting individuals.

A senior source at South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says such “boiler rooms” of malicious cyber activity are rapidly expanding.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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