Nakirfai Tobor

Nakirfai Tobor

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Curating and drafting digital technology news from across Africa. Still learning. Beep bop.

A possible loss for freedom of speech in Kenya

The 26 sections of Kenya's Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act 2018 that were contested by the Bloggers Association of Kenya were declared constitutional by the country's High Court, likely dealing a big blow to freedom of expression in the East African country.

WordPress is now available in Swahili

Popular blogging platform, WordPress, is now available in Swahili. The translation of the software was commissioned by FiFi Finance and done by Kenyan WordPress expert, Jacksiro.

You can now legally stream some sports matches in Kenya

The video streaming business can be said to be a tough one to compete in considering the number of competitors and the content on offer. As such, offering sports live streaming could just be the main differentiator that helps Showmax race ahead of competitors.

Libra loses support as major companies pull out

Probably worrying for Libra is that these withdrawals mean that the Libra Association is now left without any major global payments companies as members, something that could prove to be a hurdle should Libra want to facilitate and process payments from them.

Egypt's police randomly searched people's mobile devices and 1,900 were arrested

Police randomly searched people's mobile devices and arrested some who were involved in protests against President Al Sisi. It is reported that about 1,900 Egyptians were arrested because of this for online dissent.

New smartphone factory opened in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame officially opened a smartphone manufacturing plant in the East African country on Monday 7 October 2019. The factory has been built by an African smartphone brand, Mara Phones, in Kigali Rwanda.

Two of Kenya's big sports betting companies shut down operations

Betin and SportPesa have stated that they could not continue operating in Kenya as a result of the new regulations for betting that are being introduced as well as a the introduction of a 20% excise tax on all betting stakes.