ICT and Governance

How biometrics can fuel inclusive growth in Nigeria’s ICT sector

Nigeria’s ICT sector and overall online activity will continue to grow exponentially says Gur Geva, founder and CEO of iiDENTIFii.
Gur Geva

World Bank punts tech in Africa’s fierce fight to tackle joblessness

World Bank says it is critical for African countries to increase the uptake of digital technologies to drive employment growth for the more than 22 million Africans joining the workforce each year.
27 Feb

Nigeria’s Electoral Commission assures results portal is safe

Results are still incoming from what media outlets have reported as being the country’s tightest elections since the end of military rule in 1999.

Nairobi now firmly on the digital map

County receives physical address and street naming system and is working closely with Google.

Civil society lobbies Uganda gov’t to reduce internet taxes

East African Budget Network representatives have appealed to authorities to consider costs in comparison to that of neighbouring countries.
Feb 24, 2023

Cameroon MNOs to share infrastructure after regulator’s latest reprimand

Companies, under the auspices of the Cameroon Association of Mobile Telephony Operators, pledge to invest 156bn francs CFA in additional equipment.
Feb 23, 2023

Kenyan treasury to launch digital platform for govt papers in Q12023

New system DhowCSD will allow for easier management of trading accounts in contrast to the current USSD system.

Pressure mounts on Uganda's UCC over Smile Communications fine

Country’s auditor general weighs in on issue, but UCC DG has argued the case is still ongoing.
Feb 21, 2023

Internet shutdowns: Ethiopian businesses lose US$146-million

New report quantifies country’s loss after internet shutdown in Tigray in 2022.
Feb 21, 2023

Are software licenses a cost centre or cost benefit?

Managing costs and tightly controlling expenditures have become critical concerns for companies, but they shouldn’t compromise on software licenses in the process says Jacob Modisha, Senior Specialist: Licensing Advisory at Altron Karabina.

Zimbabwe telcos given green light on 50% tariff increase

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Econet Zimbabwe have welcomed the development.
Feb 17, 2023

Ride-hailing app Yango offers regulatory olive branch

App offers to serve as regulatory sandbox in Cameroon and overcome hurdles which halted its journey.
Feb 16, 2023

Stakes just got higher for Ethio Telecom

Government is considering partners who can bring in best practices in terms of operations, infrastructure management and next-generation technological capabilities.