Politics

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Nigeria has a poor data collection culture

The fact that a foreign company, SAGEM, still has access to an offshore database it collected on Nigerians implies that the stakeholders have not comprehended the implications that a compromise of such data has on its citizens.

Taxation fuels the digital divide

A study carried out in the first quarter of 2020 found that the price of 1GB of mobile data in Somalia is $ 0.50, way much cheaper than most African countries, and among the cheapest rates for mobile data in the world. The cost in Kenya is $ 1.05.

If Microsoft is successful in buying TikTok, it will be a loss for users

In what seems to be a common occurrence, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. A deal is being negotiated between TikTok’s parent company ByteDance and Microsoft.

Internet shutdowns are threatening democracy and development

The first case of Internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa was in Guinea in 2007. In the intervening years, light has been shone on the devastating impact of shutdowns across Africa.

TikTok’s popularity has raised eyebrows with some countries' governments

Some African governments are starting to feel concerned about TikTok. In Egypt, Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on various charges, including misusing social media.

How African countries can prepare for future disruptions

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.

What you need to know about the largely right-wing Twitter alternative, Parler

Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines, Parler.