Government

Total 36 Posts

Doing business in an election year in Kenya

In just slightly over a year, Kenya will head to the polls for the General Elections. Electioneering periods turn out to be a bad period for small businesses.

Africaโ€™s cloud is a matter of data sovereignty and national security

Africa is in an innovation battle over its cloud computing landscape. Multinationals are quickly scrambling and consolidating their positions as โ€˜kings of dataโ€™ in Africa.

Necessity of thermal power plants in Kenya

The Government of Kenya recently appointed a task force to look into the contracts of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). This followed a public outcry that the IPPs who run thermal power plants were unnecessarily contributing to the high cost of power.

Kenya has moved to share its census technology with other African countries

Kenya announced that it would share its census gadgets used by enumerators with several other African countries. Already, Botswana, South Sudan, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Namibia have received 45,000 devices to help them carry out their census.

Guarding against internet overlords

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.

East African Crude Oil Pipeline will only benefit foreign oil companies

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meager earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies.

Africaโ€™s economic recovery looks promising given COVID-19 related disruptions

African countries must eradicate all forms of โ€œleakagesโ€ in public finances and pursue an all-out effort to harness digital technologies to propel the continent into the fourth industrial revolution and into a future that is far more resilient to economic shocks.