Kenya

Kenya’s election dogged by social media-infused inaccuracy

Civil- and human rights organisations sound alarm over misinformation and misleading reports.
Vincent Matinde
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1:20
Wednesday

Kenya reaches consensus on call termination rates

The interim MTR and FTR will apply for 12 months with effect from 1 August 2022, according to the Communications Authority.
2:10
Monday

Kenya’s voter regulator assures its systems are checked and ready

IEBC says its Integrated Database Management System has been fully audited and all voter registration issues addressed.
2:10

Kenya’s Copyright Board weighs in on monetising memes

KECOBO issues warning with clarification that the use of memes without owner’s permission is copyright infringement.
2:00

Phishing in Africa: scammers target digital payment users

Research by Kaspersky reflects high incident rates in Kenya and Nigeria.
1:50

Safaricom’s Michael Joseph redeployed to lead Ethiopia campaign

Joseph steps down as Board Chairperson and is replaced by John Ngumi.
2:10
1 Aug

Kenya gov’t vows to leave social media alone despite Facebook fracas

Government has assured market it will not interfere with any social media site ahead of elections, despite a showdown between the NCIC and Facebook.
1:50

Winds of PoP change as Hurricane Electric expands into Kenya

Global internet backbone deploys new PoP at iColo, MBA One datacentre in Mombasa.
1:50

Kenya says Flutterwave, Chipper Cash not licensed to operate

Central bank singles out companies for allegedly flouting regulations.
3:10

Data protection should be top priority for financial services organisations in Kenya

Trust in financial systems is imperative for the stability of countries, and the trust of customers is the number one determinant of success says Bar Hori, Regional Sales Executive at Commvault for Africa.
1:50

Safaricom spearheads tech talent initiative in Kenya

Company initiates aggressive recruitment campaign to target local developers.
1:40

Hybrid solutions beginning to dominate East Africa’s connectivity landscape

Industry experts and tech professionals say satellite technology combined with fibre or GSM is widely acknowledged as a preferred approach to network connectivity rollout.
1:30

Airtel Kenya pays US$40m to boost spectrum spread

Airtel Africa’s subsidiary confirms acquisition of new licence, says additional spectrum will be used to support 4G network expansion and 5G foundation.