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Zimbabwe Sets Up a Ministry Dedicated to Cyber Security

"The ministry will help us in nailing those who do mischief using cyber space."

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba revealed the news to reporters at State House on Tuesday, News24 reports. "I want to give these words from the president. He said that the [Cyber Security] ministry will help us in nailing those who do mischief using cyber space," he said.


The Zimbabwean government has been iffy about social media since Zimbabweans organized one of the biggest anti-government protest last year using the hashtag #ThisFlag.

Social media users have been accused of spreading "fake news." According to Charamba, as quoted by the Zimbabwean paper Chronicle, the president made reference to Russia and China as countries "who have done exceedingly well in terms of ensuring some kind of order and lawfulness in that area."

Former Finance Minister and lawyer Patrick Chinamsa will be responsible for introducing a cyber crimes bill to criminalize the posting of false information, revenge porn, cyber-bullying and online activity against the government.


Read the full report on News24 and Chronicle.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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