Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review


As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers.

This week, tech news was encircled by the spread of the coronavirus, as four of our top stories relate to COVID-19 in some way. These included the industries that will be least affected by the spread of the panic-inducing plague, MTN Zambia zero-rating money transactions to aid its communities, the fight against COVID-19 fake news which spreads even quicker than the virus itself, and quick tips to protect your phone and yourself from infection.

Here’s a quick look at this week’s top articles:

5. MTN Zambia Zero-Rates Transactions on Mobile Money Platform

The coronavirus has affected most aspects of society and in recognition of this CEO of MTN Zambia, Bart Hofker, believed to be working closely with the bank of Zambia, is zero-rating the telecom’s mobile money transfer service up to K150 ($8.89) and is doubling the monthly transaction limit.

This is in order to aid the communities of Zambia better deal with the spread of the virus.

4. 3 Industries that will Thrive Amidst the Coronavirus Chaos

The current global pandemic has disrupted global economies and crippled international travels, however certain industries will continue to grow, if not thrive because of the coronavirus crisis.

3. University of Johannesburg Develops New E-Device to Monitor Health Stats

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has created a device named e-mutakalo, the Tshivenda word for “Health.”

The device can process and analyse real-time vital signs. UJ says that this means it can automatically detect problems and alert medical staff in case of an emergency.

2. Facebook, Google, YouTube and others to Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

Along the causeways and byways of social media, fake news spreads like a virus. Fortunately, the largest media and information platforms on Earth are working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation.

The response effort is joined by Facebook, Google, YouTube, and many others.

1. 7 Quick Tips to Keep COVID-19 Off Your Smartphone

Your smartphones touch your face, hands and the faces and hands of others on a very regular basis so keeping your phone hygienic, especially now, is of vital importance.

This quick tips will help you keep your phone clean and functional as you protect yourself from infection.

By Luis Monzon

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