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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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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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