Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Apologize For Data Scandal

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Applications Open For The Third Cycle Of Innovate Ventures Accelerator In Somaliland

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Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin Is An Official National Currency

By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel

Live and Let Live

This year will make it three years since the self-proclaimed Free State of Liberland, or in some cases “Gornja Siga,” was created by Czech politician Vit Jedlicka. This year’s anniversary will be the country’s first ever celebration on its home soil, which is just a three-square-mile patch of land that is the product of a border dispute. Continue reading “Liberland: The Self Proclaimed Free State Where Bitcoin Is An Official National Currency”

Meet The People Changing The UK

As we kick off 2018 with fresh energy and optimism, The Voice is showcasing a group of extraordinary individuals who are helping to shape the direction of UK. Continue reading “Meet The People Changing The UK”

Somaliland Holds Biometric Presidential Election With Iris ID Tech

African country used iris-based recognition system to register voters, eliminate duplicates.  Continue reading “Somaliland Holds Biometric Presidential Election With Iris ID Tech”

A Former Refugee Is Shaking Up The $441B Remittances Industry

By Petra Cahill

LONDON — Refugee, strawberry-picker, economist, U.N. whistleblower and tech CEO: Ismail Ahmed has worn many hats on his long journey to running a firm with an annual turnover of $60 million. Continue reading “A Former Refugee Is Shaking Up The $441B Remittances Industry”

WorldRemit Raises $40m To Target 5 Million Customers In Africa

Eric Auchard

London – Cross-border digital money transfer service WorldRemit aims to increase its customers fivefold to 10 million in 2020, with half of them in Africa, Chief Executive Ismail Ahmed said. Continue reading “WorldRemit Raises $40m To Target 5 Million Customers In Africa”

Somaliland: The Surprising Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct

Somaliland, a self-declared republic in East Africa, faces high illiteracy and has an economy ravaged by a civil war. But it might just become the first cashless society on Earth. Continue reading “Somaliland: The Surprising Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct”

Cash Is Falling Out Of Fashion – Will It Disappear Forever?

By Bhaskar Chakravorti

On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list. Continue reading “Cash Is Falling Out Of Fashion – Will It Disappear Forever?”

Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump

Deniz Cam

Herding goats and camels in Somaliland as a teenager, Mubarik Mohamoud had no idea he would go to college – let alone attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading “Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump”

World Remit CEO Ismail Ahmed To Speak At Disrupt London

TechCrunch Disrupt London is coming this December. The two-day conference runs December 5 to 6 in the Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena and features Continue reading “World Remit CEO Ismail Ahmed To Speak At Disrupt London”

Facebook To Add More African Languages

During his visit to Nigeria and Kenya, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted at the possibility of adding software for more African languages, to ease Africans’ access to the online social network’s applications. Continue reading “Facebook To Add More African Languages”

5 Health Dangers Of Cell Phones Nobody Told You About

In many countries, people have cell phones and don’t hesitate to use them as frequently as possible. Continue reading “5 Health Dangers Of Cell Phones Nobody Told You About”

Crashed Drone In Somalia Shows How The Military Hides Its Eyes In The Sky

By Andrew Liptak

Drones flying over a war zone are nothing new, and as they’ve proliferated, there have been more efforts to make them harder to see from the ground.

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Dell Ships Computers With Built-In Security Flaw

Alex Hern

Dell has apologized to customers for deliberately shipping new computers with an inherently insecure support tool and has provided a removal tool to fix affected machines. Continue reading “Dell Ships Computers With Built-In Security Flaw”