Politics

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Keeping a watch on the technology watchmen

Technology is increasingly being used for public focused functions. These are public functions that have traditionally been reserved for governments to deliver or facilitate.

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.

Ousmane Sonko released on bail and calls for more protests across Senegal

Senegal's Ousmane Sonko was indicted on rape and insurrection charges and released on bail. Following his release, Sonko called on his supporters and protestors to intensify and continue with the ongoing protests.

Internet shutdown and protests in Senegal as Sonko gets arrested for rape

Since Friday, 5 March 2021, Senegal has experienced an internet and social media shutdown. This is amidst ongoing protests by citizens in the West African country.

Terrorism is a threat to telecommunications in Northern Kenya

The game plan by Al-Shabaab was usually to cut off communication before launching attacks on their targets thus hindering response from security personnel. However, this now seems to be an end in itself, as destroying communication masts is a form of economic terrorism that will frustrate Kenya.

Internet back on in Uganda as Museveni is declared elections winner

After 5 days of no internet access since the eve of elections, Uganda's government has announced that they have switched the internet back on after the incumbent Yoweri Museveni was announced as the winner. However, social media access appears to still be a problem.

#UgandaDecides amidst failing biometric machines and an internet shutdown

Amidst a total internet shutdown which is being blamed for failing biometric identity verification machines, Ugandans turned out for voting in large numbers.