Online free speech is our human right, says 85% of African youth

GeoPoll polled more than 4,000 youth to understand their perceptions on social media, internet regulation, and online free speech. In the first of two segments of this analysis, GeoPoll dug into youth’s perception of their rights and the role of government with regard to online free speech and social media. Surveying youth in Ghana, Kenya,

Huawei to build cloud infrastructure for Government

Huawei and the government of Kenya have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at building Government cloud infrastructure. The discussions held at Huawei’s Beijing Executive Briefing Center centered on improving Kenya’s ICT infrastructure, the Government cloud platform, public safety, and smart cities. The collaboration agreement covers how Huawei will help Kenya build the infrastructure necessary for

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Alternative Circle signs a $1.1 million agreement with Creditinfo Group to help launch the rival to M-Shwari, Shika

Kenya’s Alternative Circle has signed an agreement with the international credit risk management company, Creditinfo Group, to the tune of $1.1 million. The seed capital will see Alternative Circle gain a wider geographical footprint, which will in turn open doors for greater opportunities for the mobile financial solutions innovator. “Partnering with Creditinfo Group will not

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Sote Hub, Kenyan rural tech incubator, is expanding to the coastal Kwale County this month

Kenyan rural tech incubator Sote Hub is expanding to the coastal Kwale County this month, rolling out ICT training for young people in partnership with the Kwale County Government’s Biashara Centre. Sote Hub and the Kwale County Government will work together to offer ICT training to young people and support capacity building programmes in areas