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After months of talks, the Nigerian government inked a deal with technology giant Microsoft designed to pave the way for future generations by transforming the economy and preparing the country’s youth for the digital age.
The duopolistic Mastercard and Visa payment processor hegemony poses a huge threat to the internet, while over the last few years, the dangers of the power held by Big Tech and governments have been under scrutiny - they shouldn't be the only ones.
African countries need people who have skills and discipline to drive the next set of digital technology innovations. Education will play a major part in this.
Kenya's digital service tax law was signed by the Kenya's president during November 2019. It defines a digital marketplace whose transactions are eligible to be taxed as "a platform that enables direct interactions between buyers and sellers of goods and services through electronic means."