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Mobile service provider undergoes a network breakdown that affects millions

Mobile service provider undergoes a network breakdown that affects millions

Mobile
Customers of the biggest telecom firm in the region, Safaricom, were unable to make calls on Monday, April 24, after the company experienced a technical fault on its network. The outage on the Mobile service provider services were disrupted countrywide following the glitch that affected all its voice calls, SMS, internet connectivity and the popular mobile money transfer M-Pesa. The technical problem affected subscribers countrywide with the company saying it is working to resolve the issue. “Sorry we are having a slight technical fault with the network services countywide but the issue is being resolved,” the company posted on its Twitter account. Data from Communications Authority of Kenya shows that Mobile service provider has the highest number of mobile
Kenya ICT Ministry urging massive investment in cyber security

Kenya ICT Ministry urging massive investment in cyber security

Cyber Security
Amid calls for regional harmonisation of cyber-crime laws, the government of Kenya is proceeding with the passage of a bill to address the growing problem of cyber-crime. The Kenya government is set to pass the Computer and Cybercrime Bill into law after its approval by cabinet as east African countries push for regional harmonization of cyber-crime laws. The bill is set to be tabled in parliament for debate and then go to a vote within the next few weeks. After that, it is expected to be signed by the president before the end of the year. According to the Kenya's ICT cabinet secretary, the Computer and Cybercrime Bill 2016 will target illegal access, online fraud, money laundering, phishing, cyber-stalking and child abuse, among other things. Cyber-criminals can only be guarded again...
Kenya’s Tech Hub headed to a whole new level

Kenya’s Tech Hub headed to a whole new level

Technology
Kenya’s “Silicon Savannah” technology hub is retooling to put income before activism with a homegrown African tech community rising in this city. Several bootstrapped but profitable businesses are starting up using technology and the Internet to solve commercial problems connecting the biggest names in technology and finance. Last month, Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google started a strategic alliance with the iHub, an incubator and co-working space at the heart of Kenya’s tech scene, to reach and train app developers there. The Silicon Valley companies will tap local talent for coding and product development; they also will train Kenyans in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and machine learning—reinforcing the region’s role as the center for technology in Africa. Kenya las
Kenya: solar tech market set to rise

Kenya: solar tech market set to rise

Technology
Energy specialists all agree that solar power is fast becoming a key part of the global energy mix.  sun power can play an important role in powering Kenya’s economic development if the potential for this technology is grasped. Despite rapid deployment of sun power technology there are several misconceptions which stand in the way of more rapid uptake of sun power, principally the idea that solar is expensive and only suitable for small scale off-grid applications.  Kenya’s shift to renewable energy sources presents a lucrative and expanding market for solar equipment. This is according to Shenzhen Power Solution Limited Vice-President Susan Lee, who spoke to Xinhua news at an energy and power expo, held in Nairobi. "Our main focus [is] in household solar solutions that are
Kaspersky Warns Against Lazarus Hackers as Nigeria among Targets

Kaspersky Warns Against Lazarus Hackers as Nigeria among Targets

Technology
Kaspersky  has urged all organisations to carefully scan their networks for the presence of Lazarus malware samples and, if detected, to disinfect their systems and report the intrusion to law enforcement and incident response teams. The warning was follow up to the results of Kaspersky more-than-year-long investigation into the activity of Lazarus – a notorious group of hackers allegedly responsible for the theft of 81 million dollars from the Central Bank of Bangladesh in 2016. A report from an investigation carried by Kaspersky Lab found that from December 2015, malware samples relating to Lazarus group activity appeared in financial institutions, casinos software developers for investment companies and crypto-currency businesses from various countries, with five from Africa. T