ICT

CYBER SECURITY

African Data Regulators Remain Toothless Bulldogs Due To Political Interference #PSA2022

The 4th Privacy Symposium Africa held in Nairobi’s Strathmore University is a wake-up call for the digital community to strive for digital privacy and safety not only as a formality…

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TECHNOLOGY

ICT Ministry To Establish First Software Factory In Bomet County

The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, through the Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA) has commissioned the construction of Kenya’s first software factory in Mulot, Bomet County. The…

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Launchpad Accelerator Africa TECHNOLOGY

Google announces 2nd Launchpad Accelerator Africa cohort

Google yesterday saw its second class of entrepreneurs graduate from a $3 million (Sh300 million) mentorship programme it runs for technology start-ups in Africa. A total of 12 start-ups from…

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KENYA

KRA officials to receive training to aid in tracking down tax offenders

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be hosting a two week training to equip financial crime investigators, prosecutors, financial analysts, and judicial…

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TECH NEWS

Will digital licenses mean more business for taxi companies?

Early this year, the move to introduce digital licenses was received well in Kenya, where Ksh 300 million was allocated by the Treasury in the proposed national budget. This kick started the procurement of…

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TECH NEWS

Google Invests in Africa’s Internet Connectivity

An agreement has been signed by Mitsui Co. Ltd, Convergence Partners, Google, and International Finance Corporation (IFC) to invest in CSquared; a company focused on boosting internet connectivity through metro…

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TECH NEWS

How Samsung plans to kill all Note 7 devices

When it was released, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was the hottest Android phone the world had ever seen. Unfortunately though, the Galaxy Note 7 was literally the hottest Android phone…

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TECH NEWS

African countries meet in capacity building efforts to harness Internet opportunities

African countries have intensified efforts to build relevant capacity on the continent to fully exploit opportunities presented by the Internet. With the Internet permeating virtually every aspect of life, in…

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TECH NEWS

ICANN and CA to host Capacity Building Workshop for Africa members

The Africa’s network reliability and stability is depleting as the content is still on the older IPv4 addresses while the world is fast embracing the new Internet protocol, the IPv6….

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Communication Authority of Kenya issues 7 stern warnings to SIM-card owners

Communication Authority of Kenya has issued a warning to those lending phones to strangers, friends or family to make calls, send text messages and make financial transactions. According to the…

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KENYA

Cabinet Secretary of ICT ministry says Al-shaabab will hack the 2017 general election

Over the past two weeks, both National assembly and the senate have been hang on the contentious Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2016. All kinds of ridiculous suggestions have been thrown…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom opens up for interns to woo women into the technology field

Safaricom has announced plans to recruit 62 interns by January 2017 as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field. The internships will target 40 female…

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AFRICA

ICT experts rally for a common reporting framework on ICT and development for Africa

Over 32 countries have assembled in Addis Ababa for the annual Africa review and follow up of the progress in achieving the World Summit on Information (WSIS) outcomes. The experts…

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KENYA

Safaricom BLAZE Kenya is more than a tariff

The Safaricom Blaze Kenya Platform was launched last month and the hype it has received from digital platforms is huge. The only set back Blaze encountered was that the targeted…

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KENYA

Hivos East Africa and Equity Bank to empower women and the youth in the fashion industry

Hivos East Africa, Equity Bank Kenya, and the Association of Fashion Designers of Kenya (AFAD) have released the findings of a study that was commissioned by Hivos to analyze the…

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TECH NEWS

Fathers do more in protecting their kids online

In most modern families, fathers always strive to find a balance between safeguarding kids online and encouraging their interest in the Internet and cutting-edge gadgets. According to a survey, the…

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TECH NEWS

Internet governor ICANN opens office in Kenya

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has chosen Kenya as its African home at a launch of its engagement office in Nairobi. The regional presence is directed towards…

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TECH NEWS

Drones are a disaster waiting to tear apart the Aviation Industry

Just came across a piece where a man shot down his neighbour’s drone, after he got the impression that the government was annoyingly being in his business monitoring each and…

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TECH NEWS

Gender imbalances in ICT not only an equality issue

The disparity in the gender imbalances is not only an equality and social issue, but also a critical challenge to growing economic sustainability, financial inclusion, and a truly connected Africa….

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KENYA

The 253 sacked Uchumi workers will see the company raise 40Million monthly savings

Today I decided to buy a drink at Uchumi. My intention was to find out the level of tension and probably the pain the employees have been forced to endure…

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KENYA

KCB M-PESA records more than 7.9billion in loans

Customers using KCB M-PESA have transacted over Kshs.7.8 billion in loans in the twelve months since launch last year, significantly deepening financial inclusion in Kenya. The joint initiative between Safaricom…

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KENYA

Kenya is second in internet access across Africa

Kenya came second in internet access across Africa. The study was done by an American researcher and South Africa came first due to high tech development project and level of…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom pledges Sh4 million to Barclays Kenya Open

Safaricom has committed Sh4 million towards the 2016 Barclays Kenya Open, as part of its commitment to be the tournaments sole connectivity provider. The event will be at Karen Golf…

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TECH NEWS

Samsung didn’t infringe Apple’s patents after all

A court of appeals has found Samsung Electronics not guilty of infringing three of Apple’s patents. From the 2014 jury verdict, the court ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million,…

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KENYA

Intel Corporation partners with UON to start an incubator for startups

Intel Corporation has collaborated with the University of Nairobi to launch a tech incubation program aimed at accelerating innovation in Kenya. The Hub dubbed Computing for Development Lab (C4DLab) will…

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TECH NEWS

Robots will push unemployment to 50%, according to a professor

Years to come everything will be done by robots, and in this digital age anything can be printed or extracted from a metal. In addition, artificial intelligence makes work easier…

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GLOBAL

It’s the 21st century; Be safe when finding love online

Many people always turn to dating sites to find love or companionship, but the whole scenario is subtle since the risks involved are massive. Dating sites have been compromised, and…

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KENYA

ICT CS launches Free Internet for schools in Machakos

Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru rolled out the Airtel Free internet for schools at Machakos Boys High School in Machakos County. A good number of schools will benefit from…

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TECH NEWS

Securing Smart Cities to solve cybersecurity problems in cities

Securing Smart Cities, a not-for-profit global initiative has released two studies in partnership with a European Union Agency in a quest to solve cyber security problems in cities. The company…

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OPINION

Why Uber should be kicked out of Kenya

Uber is like kerosene trying to mix with water. Most taxi drivers believe the hailing service is here to kill the taxi industry by oppressing other hardworking drivers. Most taxi…

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