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Africa News Roundup — June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018 · 1 min read
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Here are last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech from around Africa.

Social media regulations in Egypt

It appear Egypt wants to follow in the footsteps of Uganda and Tanzania, as there are reports that a new draft law for the regulation of social media has been submitted to parliament for review (iAfrikan).

Light-Fidelity

A team of researchers from Wits University, in South Africa, have reportedly developed an internet connectivity solution than can transmit data using light, as opposed to radio frequencies employed in conventional Wi-Fi. While not a new technology, their solution is said to potentially deliver speeds of up to 10Gbps (MyBroadband).


Suggested ReadIntroducing LiFi, a technology 100 times faster than WiFi


LITV

Popular blogger Linda Ikeji is taking her TV arm, Linda Ikeji TV (LITV) beyond YouTube. She is set to take on the likes of iROKOtv with the launch of an online streaming service with the same name (Techpoint).

https://techpoint.ng/2018/06/08/linda-ikeji-tv-launch/

VAIDS initiative appears successful

From all indications, the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) is proving to be effective as the Nigerian government has so far recovered ₦30 billion (Techpoint).

https://techpoint.ng/2018/06/07/government-recovers-%E2%82%A630-billion-from-vaids-to-issue-declaration-certificates/

Have a great week ahead.

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