Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Friday, Oct 19th

Kenya's icolo datacentre invests in Siemon for IT

Kenya's icolo datacentre invests in Siemon for IT

State-of-the-art network infrastructure solutions implemented at East African country's first carrier neutral colocation datacentre.

Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

Introduction of mobile broadband offerings by Safaricom, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya has put company under pressure.

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

'Insuretech' mostly unexplored in East African country, but gaining traction says MYDAWA exec.

Kenya on course to develop nuclear energy, official says

Kenya on course to develop nuclear energy, official says

First facility may be built in next 12 to 15 years.

Paradigm Initiative condemns new internet tax in Kenya

Paradigm Initiative condemns new internet tax in Kenya

Organisation says businesses that rely on mobile and online money transfers "will be greatly affected."

Legal wrangling over Kenya's cybercrime law

Bloggers gain upper hand in dispute over Kenya's cybercrime law

Sections of the law will remain suspended until early November 2018 when the matter will be reheard in court.

Safaricom refutes allegations of blocking calls to smaller operators

Safaricom refutes allegations of blocking calls to smaller operators

Telco secures injunction to temporarily suspend CA fine of Kshs449 million.

Kenya to host International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya to host International Open Data Conference in 2020

East African country believes selection was based on Deputy President William Ruto's focus on open government and data for development.

Kenya: Uhuru slaps tax on internet and money transfer charges

Kenyatta slaps tax on internet and money transfer charges

Govt passes Finance Bill 2018 incorporating memorandum to increase tax on basic services and commodities.

Kenyan telcos disconnect 600 000 SIM cards

Kenyan telcos disconnect 600 000 SIM cards

CA applies pressure on operators to rid their networks of incomplete or erroneously registered lines.

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

This will serve as the program's flagship East African space.