A few days ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package of immediate economic reforms and spending plans in an effort to boost South Africa's sluggish economy. This, among others, includes boosting tourism, business travel and agriculture, allocation and use of high-demanded radio spectrum, mining, township economy and the infrastructure projects. It is needless to prove that all these sectors will heavily depend on the use of modern digital technologies. If these technologies are not protected correctly, all effort and resources spent on these projects will go down the drain. But, who will protect our digital infrastructure, Mr President? The recent News24 report stated that a single hacker, known as Paladin, has successfully attacked and shut down a number of the SA government’s websites - just confirmed our unpreparedness to shield against even mild cyber-attacks. The World is getting ready “The newly-launched US cybersecurity strategy calls for an offensive … [Read more...] about Who will protect our digital future, Mr President?
CAIRO, Oct 5, 2018 (MENA) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has delivered a message from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on boosting bilateral relations. Sisi welcomed launching the strategic mechanism between Egypt and Japan, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said in a statement on Friday. Earlier in the day, the foreign minister met with the Japanese prime minister as part of his visit to Tokyo, during which he will hold several meetings with Japanese officials, Hafez added. Shoukry will also take part in the ministerial meeting of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), according to Hafez. Shoukry handed over Sisi's message to Abe to congratulate him on his re-election, and invite him to visit Egypt and participate in the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum which is a symbol of the Egyptian-Japanese friendship, Hafez said. Shoukry reviewed the features of the Egyptian economic … [Read more...] about Egypt’s FM delivers message from president Sisi to Japanese PM
SEOUL—South Korea’s former president Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to a 15-year prison term for embezzlement, causing losses to state coffers and bribery, becoming the country’s fourth leader to be convicted of corruption offenses committed while in office. The case is one of several in recent years exposing uncomfortably close connections between South Korea’s government and the family-run business empires that dominate the economy. Those investigations have entangled some of the country’s top officials and business leaders... … [Read more...] about Former South Korean President Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail
Lori Hinnant, Associated Press Updated 6:16 am CDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, delivers his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. A French judicial official says Friday Oct.5, 2018 the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China. less FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, delivers his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. A French judicial official says Friday Oct.5, 2018 the ... more Photo: Wong Maye-E, AP FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, walks toward the stage to deliver his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. A French judicial official says Friday Oct.5, 2018 the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China. less FILE - In this July … [Read more...] about Interpol president reported missing after trip to China
FILE: Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. (Associated Press) A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee, who has denied most of the charges leveled on him, has one week to appeal. Lee, who served as president from 2008-2013, has been held at a detention center in Seoul since his arrest in March. His conviction is yet another blow to conservatives in South Korea. His conservative successor Park Geun-hye is serving a 33-year prison term over a separate corruption scandal. … [Read more...] about Former South Korean president gets 15-year term for corruption