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DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Wednesday launched a state-of-the-art information and communications technology (ICT) center aimed at promoting digital technology.

"The center opens a new page on ICT development that will enable Zanzibar to write its name in the global science and technology map," said Mwinyi when he launched the center at Bweleo on Unguja Island.

He said the ICT center will help accelerate economic development and improve the welfare of the people in the Zanzibar archipelago.

The launch of the ICT center, supported by the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) in collaboration with mobile network partners, went in tandem with the launch of 42 telephone towers that have been installed on Unguja Island and Pemba Island to boost telephone and internet communication.

Justina Mashiba, chief executive officer of the UCSAF, said that previously, seven ICT centers have also been built on Unguja Island and four on Pemba Island. - Xinhua

 

South Sudan's justice ministry on Monday launched a  specialized cybercrime public prosecution attorney and court to investigate and prosecute crimes committed online.

Addressing a press conference during the launch in Juba, Gabriel Isaac Awow, Acting Undersecretary in the ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs said crimes committed online have been a concern to the government over the last ten years. 

“The issue of information technology has become an issue of concern to all of us, especially within the last ten years. Many of us have experienced many crimes committed by either a device or misuse of a computer. So the ministry of Justice as an institution mandated to enact laws has done a very comprehensive comparative study on how we can be positioned to enact a law to govern the issue of information technology,” Isaac said. 

He stressed that the Cybercrime and Computer Misuse Provisional Order 2021 signed into law by President Salva Kiir in May last year, will apply to all South Sudanese and foreign nationals living in the country.

Isaac revealed that South Sudan is negotiating with other countries to allow perpetrators of cybercrime to be brought to South Sudan for trial. 

“We are trying now to negotiate with many countries regionally and globally to sign at least extradition or mission assistance so that those countries if there are people who committed crimes and they are in those countries they can be brought back home to face the law,” Isaac noted.

However, he acknowledged that that would not come without its challenges. "The problem is that there are people who have three nationalities if you manage to get him from Uganda, you will discover that he or she is an American then the American will say no, this is our man.”

According to him, the perpetrators will be prosecuted using the Cybercrime and Computer Misuse Provisional Order 2021. - Radio Tamazuj

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After launching the Galaxy A33 5G in India a few months ago, Samsung has launched the smartphone in South Korea today. The affordable Galaxy A33 5G comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a mid-range phone. The Galaxy A33 5G is expected to elevate the mid-range experience in Samsung’s home country.

The Samsung Galaxy A33 5G comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. There is a 48MP primary camera equipped with OIS, along with an 8MP ultrawide, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera. There is a U-shaped notch at the front, housing the 13MP front-facing camera. 

Samsung has bundled the Galaxy A33 5G with some cool features, including the advanced Night Mode, improved Portrait Mode, and Photo Remaster that tunes up your old or low-quality photos in a single click. The Galaxy A33 5G is powered by the Exynos 1280 5nm processor and rocks a 5,000 mAh battery. There is 128GB of internal storage on offer, and IP67 water and dust protection.

In South Korea, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A33 5G as unlocked and on three mobile carriers. The price is set at KRW 499,400 and there are three colours to choose from: Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome White. The owner will also get two months of YouTube Premium for free. SamMobile

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