How Zimbabweans Navigated Their Way Around An Internet Shutdown

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe It’s almost midnight in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and a few colleagues casually joke how they spent their day in different parts of Europe over drinks. It’s a conversation that could be a perfect fit in a billionaire’s club except that these chaps are typical Zimbabweans; struggling to make ends meet against a …

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Beware! Free public Wi-Fi may be hazardous

By Wisdom Mumera Wi-Fi is now everywhere! Internet providers such as ZOL have set up free hot-spots at various public spaces such as food outlets and shopping centres, this is wow the fast digitizing, but the question is how safe are these free connections. Some providers offer promotional free internet connecting zones, which is a […]

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A guide to staying online if the internet or social media gets blocked

Secure your VPN   By Watmore Makokoba During the Uganda elections February last year, more than 12 apps downloaded by citizen internet users were VPNs related VPN, (Virtual Private Network) technology lets a computer using a public internet connection join a private network by way of a secure “tunnel” between that machine and the network. This is one […]

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