Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Friday, Oct 19th

Nigeria military monitors social media

Nigeria military monitors social media

Digital rights group reacts to announcement by Director of Nigerian Army's Defence Information.

Kenya's election results nullified – inconsistency in tech systems

Kenya's election results nullified – inconsistency in tech systems

Decision based on results of audit into IEBC's Kenya Integrated Election Management System.

Hacking claims cloud Kenya’s elections

Hacking claims cloud Kenya’s elections

IEBC says no evidence of system manipulation.

Africa also up against ransomworms

Africa also up against ransomworms

Poor security hygiene and risky applications leaving businesses more vulnerable to hybrid threats claim cyber security experts.

Complimentary voting mechanism for Kenyans with poor biometrics: IEBC

Complimentary voting mechanism for Kenyans with poor biometrics: IEBC

There are 5227 Kenyans with poor biometrics and this information has been provided to respective officers.

In 2018, weak authentication the leading cause of IoT security breaches - Gartner

In 2018, weak authentication the leading cause of IoT security breaches - Gartner

Over 50% of IoT device manufacturers will remain unable to address product threats, according to global research and analysis firm.

Kenyans offline due to prohibitive costs, security fears

Kenyans offline due to prohibitive costs, security fears

Research affirms ongoing challenges to more widespread internet connectivity in East African country.

Security still biggest challenge for MEA enterprises - IDC

Security still biggest challenge for MEA enterprises - IDC

IT security experts confirm threats to businesses remain and continue to evolve.

Uber rolls out Real-Time ID check in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

Uber rolls out Real-Time ID check in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

Feature introduced as a pilot to driver-partners in South Africa earlier this year.

Kenya cabinet secretary warns against fake news on social media

Kenya cabinet secretary warns against fake news on social media

Matiang'i has lauded the media for being objective in the reporting during the elections.

ESET warns against alternative Android app stores

ESET warns against alternative Android app stores

The company advised users to always download apps from official app stores and practice caution when downloading any internet content.