Communications Africa weekly digest - 17th - 21st April

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Communications Africa, from 17 - 21 April 2017

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The global gig economy and its implications for African digital workers

DAK 2494Oxford University Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world

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Thaicom and Intersat partner to offer managed satellite services in Africa

Navstar 2FThe companies recently signed a multi-year deal for capacity on the THAICOM 6/AFRICOM 1 satellite

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Nigeria's satellites concern digital rights group

GIOVE BAn ICT advocacy group, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), has called upon the Nigerian government to release details on planned satellites which have been reported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to have "eavesdropping capabilities" 

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Satellite pest risk service to help African farmers

1246013 LGPTThe CABI-led Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) project has been awarded GBP£6.38mn (US$8.01mn) in funding over five years by the UK Space Agency to reduce crop losses caused by pests in six sub-Saharan African countries, and improve farmer livelihoods

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