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5 Ways for Africa and the World to Work Together and Restore Trust

By Chido Munyati Head of Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of international solidarity and support. In particular, the threat of new variants highlights the need for a global response, with a particular focus on the unvaccinated people of Africa. To date, Africa has fully vaccinated 77 million people, just 6% of its population. In comparison, over 70% of high-income countries have already vaccinated more than 40% of their people. The low levels of vaccination increase the risk that new variants could emerge as the virus continues to circulate. Repeated waves would worsen the

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Closing the Cyber Gap: Business and Security Leaders at Crossroads as Attacks Spike

The accelerating pace of digitalization, fuelled by COVID-19, has led to a record-breaking year for cybercrime. A new survey reveals a wide perception gap between executives, who think their companies are cyber resilient, and security leaders, half of whom disagree. Ransomware attacks were up some 150% in 2021 and more than 80% of experts say it is becoming a threat to public safety The report’s key insight is that cybersecurity is no longer a sufficient tactic – building resilience needs to be integrated into an organization’s strategy, especially since it can take 10 months to detect a security breach. Read

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Simbi Wabote And The Burden Of Leadership

By Kingsley Okeke It was an inspiring speech; indeed, it was not the formulaic expressions often associated with heads of government agencies in Nigeria. But the audience wasn’t expecting anything less from a thoroughbred professional,

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Retail Predictions Trend 2022| Africa

From a global perspective, analysts such as www.forrester.com are suggesting that 2022 will be a year of investment and new partnerships, specifically referencing trends for retailer and brands around the circular economy – a logistically challenging

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Bybit Enables Peer-to-Peer Transactions

SINGAPORE, 18 January 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, one of the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges has taken trading to the next level by enabling peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions to help easier on- and off-ramp access. Starting Jan.

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