Technology & Science

Kenya: President Ruto Tasks ICT Ministry to Issue Kenyans With Digital IDs to Replace Huduma Namba

January 30, 2023 | Source: Capital FM

[Capital FM] Nairobi Kenya — President William Ruto tasked the Ministry of ICT to revive the government’s effort to give Kenyans digital identities.

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Kenya: Code of Conduct for Digital Media Practitioners – a Tool to Promote Self-Regulation

January 30, 2023 | Source: Capital FM

[Capital FM] The Media Self-Regulation Guidebook, published in 2008 by the organisation for security and corporation in Europe (OSCE) argues that media self-regulation is a joint endeavour by media professionals to set up voluntary editorial guidelines…

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Africa: ‘Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away From Opportunities’

January 26, 2023 | Source: IPS

[IPS] Brussels — In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirab…

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Mauritius: 11 Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa offices named as top employers in global ranking

January 25, 2023 | Source: L'Express

[L’Express] Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the number of country offices represented in the Top Employer Institute’s Top Employer rankings rise from nine to 11. The increased representation in the prestigious annual rankings is a testament to the w…

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Nigeria: Govt Will Use 5G Technology to Tackle Insecurity – Pantami

January 25, 2023 | Source: This Day

[This Day] Abuja — Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said the federal government would use the 5G technology in tacking insecurity in the country. Pantami spoke Tuesday in Abuja at the official launch/roll out of 5G netw…

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Ethiopia: Ethio-Telecom Sales Center in Shire City of Tigray Serving Up to 700 Customers Per Day

January 20, 2023 | Source: ENA

[ENA] Addis Ababa (ENA) — The Ethio-telecom Shire Sales Center revealed that it is serving up to 700 customers in a day, following the peace agreement.

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Sierra Leone: Information Ministry Commences Implementation of Digital Transformation Project

January 20, 2023 | Source: Concord

[Concord] World Bank has through the Ministry of Information and Communications disbursed a grant of $50Million for the implementation of the Digital Transformation Project, with three objectives that should be met, including access to broadband intern…

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Sierra Leone: Kalangba Echo – Mobile Tariff Increase and the Negligence of the Government

January 20, 2023 | Source: Concord

[Concord] I know I will not win it, albeit it’s not a fight. The deal has been done and I believe nothing will change the status quo. But my conscience will not serve me right if I fail to put pen to paper on the current trending issue-the increment of…

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Sierra Leone: Sky Vision College of Digital Technology Opens in Freetown

January 20, 2023 | Source: Concord

[Concord] As a way of enhancing digital transformation in Sierra Leone, a group of Indian business people have come together and officially opened Sky Vision College of Digital Technology at Wilberforce in Freetown, an information technology institutio…

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Ghana: District Social Welfare Officers Presented With Tablets

January 20, 2023 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) with support from the World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday presented 61 Samsung tablets to some selected District Social Welfare Officers (DSWOs) in Accra.

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