Opinion and Analysis

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A few ways Safaricom can protect M-Pesa users

During October 2019, Safaricom announced a new strategy as it turned nineteen, promising to be simple, honest and transparent across all its products and operations. Perhaps, M-PESA customer challenges are the perfect place that they can start applying that new ethos.

Artificial Intelligence needs to be regulated

Research, regulation and better Internet connectivity are crucial if Artificial is to live up to its hype. If some of its challenges can be addressed, AI could be instrumental in lifting billions out of poverty.

AI offers solutions for agriculture, health, and education

Slow uptake of Artificial Intelligence in developing countries means benefits for Global South remain modest. Internet connectivity is a major challenge as half of the global population lacks internet access

Closing corruption loopholes in Kenya by using digital technology

When Kenya's Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning decided to digitize parts of their operations that involved cash payments, the revenue generated annually increased by a whopping 1,125%. This is thanks to the digitization of their processes.

African governments must stop creating stumbling blocks for innovators and startups

African governments must refrain from creating stumbling blocks for their brave new technology entrepreneurs, such as curbing access to the Internet, restricting digital information flows, under-investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Website privacy options are hard to find and use

Many websites offer the ability to 'opt out" of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.

Africa has the potential to be a producer of digital technology

Africa is generally plagued by many problems, key among them being poverty. However, the continent has great potential. Here are a few key factors that hold the promise of a better future for Africa.