Nigerian Army Launches Cyber Warfare Exercise

The Nigerian Army announced the commencement of a cyber warfare exercise from the 20th of October to the 31st of December.

Recently, reports of cyber attacks on state institutions revealing personal information of some government employees including those of the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS were leaked and made available online.

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The Army statement reads that the exercise is specifically designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the cyber space.

While assuring Nigerians of the Army’s commitment to sustain peace and security, the exercise would likely bring the Army in confrontation with Nigerians on the streets of Major cities in the country as protest against police brutality tagged “EndSARS” has been ongoing for over 10 days unabated and gaining a more coordinated momentum.

Abiodun Abidoye writes from Pretoria, South Africa.

Emirates Airlines cancel flights to South Africa

The United Arab Emirate national carrier Emirates Airlines flying out of the business and leisure city of Dubai cancelled all flights to South Africa.

Reports from an online source reveals that this cancellation takes immediate effect due to protest against government regulation that requires crew members to be subjected to the same protocol as international travellers arriving and departing from South Africa.

South Africa eased its Coronavirus lockdown regulations from 1st October allowing international tourist and business passengers from predetermined low risk countries to arrive on its shores.

Abiodun Abidoye writes from Pretoria

Source: eNCA

Virus Pandemic: Data & Statistics from South Africa

37Cje-virus-pandemic-provincial-chartUJjPb-virus-pandemic-top-4-provincesumEIH-virus-pandemic-epicenterThe total number of tests conducted in South Africa is currently reported as (2,422,741) two million four hundred and twenty-two thousand seven hundred and forty-one.
The number of positively identified cases are (350,879) three hundred and fifty thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine.
The recovery numbers reported are (182,230) one hundred and eighty-two thousand two hundred and thirty. This figure amounts to a recovery rate of 52%.
The total number of fatalities recorded stands at (4,948) four thousand nine hundred and forty-eight.
New cases identified within a twenty-four-hour cycle is (13,285) thirteen thousand two hundred and eighty-five.
Compiled by Abiodun Abidoye member of the Southern African Freelancers Association and the Editor/Publisher Africa Online News a Top 20 News Website to follow in South Africa.

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