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Andile Ngcaba's inq Wants to be Africa's Number one AI Service Provider.


ICT industry veteran Andile Ngcaba's inq., a Pan-African digital service provider, wants to be Africa's number one artificial intelligence (AI) service provider. The company has points of contacts in 12 African cities, Johannesburg, Gaborone, Lusaka, Ndola, Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kanu and Abidjan. It has concluded the 100% acquisition of Vodacom Business Africa's operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire with a further planned acquisition in Cameroon pending regulatory approvals. At the time of the announcement of the transaction last June, inq. said this deals represents a significant milestone to its vision to be a leading provider of cloud and digitally based services in key markets across sub-Saharan Africa and provides additional vital assets in its build-out of a regional footprint. Today, inq. said this landmark transaction grows inq.'s regional footprint to 13 cities in 7 countries across Africa including its existing operations in Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique.

Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Controversy: Mena Suvari Talks About 'Heart-Wrenching' Revelation

International Business Times

While many from Hollywood were not surprised that "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey had been using his fame and power to sexually assault several men, there were still a number of individuals who were shocked to learn that the actor is involved in sexual misconduct. One of them is Mena Suvari, who co-starred with Spacey in the 1999 award-winning film, "American Beauty," reported People. In it, Spacey played a 42-year-old advertising executive who became obsessed with his daughter's teenage best friend played by Suvari. "I think with everything that I've been seeing that everyone's been going through, it's shocking," Suvari said during a guest appearance on " Megan Kelly Today." The only good thing about the accusations, according to Suvari, is that victims are now feeling braver about sharing their stories.

Artificial Intelligence Policy Intern - Brussels - Access Now


Access Now is a growing international human rights organisation dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission. Access Now's Policy team works globally and supports our mission by developing and promoting rights-respecting practices and policies. The Policy team seek to advance laws and global norms to affect long-term systemic change in the area of digital rights and online security, developing insightful, rights-based, and well-researched policy guidance to governments, corporations, and civil society. The need to hold both the public and private sectors accountable leads the Policy team to use diverse fora, including domestic and regional courts, intergovernmental bodies, and expert offices to promote norms and best practices.

Kevin Spacey's 'American Beauty' co-star Mena Suvari calls sexual misconduct accusations 'shocking'

FOX News

A sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey is being reviewed by The Los Angeles County District Attorney. This comes six months after Spacey was accused of making a sexual advance on actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was only 14 years old. The recent sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey were "shocking" and "heart-wrenching," Mena Suvari, Spacey's "American Beauty" co-star, said on Tuesday. "I think with everything that I've been seeing that everyone's been going through, it's shocking," Suvari said in an interview with Megyn Kelly. "It's important to focus on the conversation that's happening and the healing, the victims -- the right thing that's to come out of this," Suvari went on to say.

Global crisis: 27.8 million people were forced to flee their homes last year


A major aid agency said Wednesday that 27.8 million people around the world were internally displaced by conflicts and natural disasters last year, calling it a global crisis. That's as many as the populations of New York City, London, Paris and Cairo combined -- or an average of 66,000 people displaced every day in 2015. SEE ALSO: Here's how you can help during the refugee crisis in Europe A report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said that 8.6 million of last year's internally displaced were uprooted by conflict, more than half of them in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Ibrahim Omar, 45, right, and his children, Aseya, 3, Heyam, 6, Maryam, 10, and 1-year-old Saeed, pose for a photo as they stand next to their father in their room, at an orphanage that has been turned into a center for Yemeni refugees, in Obock, northern Djibouti. The U.N. defines internally displaced persons as those who have been forced to flee or leave their homes due to "the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized state border."