Technology & Science

Kenya: Digital Excise Stamp Debut Blow to Counterfeits and Tax Evasion

November 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nation] Kenya Revenue Authority’s move to digitally tax bottled water, juices, energy drinks and soda will deal a blow to not only counterfeiters but also tax evaders.

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Kenya: Mozila Lauds Kenya for Adopting Data Protection Law

November 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mozila has lauded the Kenya government, National Assembly and Kenyans for taking part in the formulation of the Kenyan Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019 which was signed into law last week.

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Africa: Africacom 2019 – for Four Days It’s the Human Social Media of Africa’s Communications Industry

November 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Balancing Act] London -AfricaCom organizer KNect365 said that it has had its biggest event yet with 15,000 visitors going to Cape for Africa’s telecoms and communications mega-meet. Russell Southwood attempts the difficult task of trying to give some …

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Nigeria: 9 Months After Launch – New e-Passport Yet to Commence in States

November 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is yet to commence the issuance of the new enhanced electronic passport in states eight months after it was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari, Daily Trust reports.

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Namibia: The First International Digital Road Freight Platform to Be Launched in the Region

November 15, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Namibia Economist] Digital freight forwarder Saloodo!, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, this week launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport provid…

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Tanzania: No SIM Card Will Be Switched Off – Lugola

November 15, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Citizen] Dodoma -Home Affairs minister Kangi Lugola has assured mobile phone users who will fail to register their Sim cards biometrically due to lack of national identification cards or numbers that they wouldn’t be disconnected from services.

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Kenya: Waiguru Disowns Facebook Account That is Spreading Toxic Cancer Message

November 15, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nairobi News] Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has disowned a Facebook account that has left Kenyans shocked over the vile message shared by the account.

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Nigeria: Telecoms Kick As Govt Orders Stoppage of Voicemail Service

November 15, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] The telecommunication operators said yesterday’s directive by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy that automatic voicemail service be deactivated on existing phone lines was “unclear to the industry.”

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Nigeria: Of Data Pricing and Production Costs in Telecoms

November 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[This Day] Data pricing and cost of production are two conflicting issues in telecommunications service offerings that need to be addressed through collaboration between the federal government and the telecoms regulator.

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Nigeria: Palmpay Launches in Nigeria On $40m Round Led By China’s Transsion

November 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[TechCrunch] Africa focused payment startup PalmPay has launched in Nigeria after raising a $40 million seed-round led by Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion.

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