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African governments, Google addressing cyber insecurity in Africa.

Google users in Africa are increasing exponentially. According to Statcounter, Google takes up 96.55 per cent of all the people using search engines in the continent.

To protect their users against cybercrime, Google has announced that it is buying the prominent cybersecurity firm, Mandiant in a deal that values the business at US$5.4 billion.

The deal is expected to complete late this year, and it comes at a time when the Russian-Ukrainian war has aroused a lot of concerns about the rising cyber threats. Google will acquire Mandiant at US$23 a share to represent a 57 per cent premium to the firm’s share price.…