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The National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), also known as Huduma Namba, will begin to issue Huduma cards from 1 December 2020. However, many remain scepitcal about the system and continue to raise concern over data privacy and duplication of services. Recently, Kenya’s government announced the appointment of Data Commissioner, Immaculate Kassait. Kassait’s office will...

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Safaricom is considered more and more dominant by senators. In order to restrict its hold, they are considering separating its telecoms and mobile payment activities. They also want to know from the telecoms regulator the measures taken to guarantee healthy competition. The Kenyan Senate Committee on Information and Communication Technologies is again threatening to separate the telecoms...

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Safaricom has announced a number of changes to its executive team which includes the merge of its information technology and network departments. According to a memo sent to staff by Peter Ndegwa, the telco’s current CEO, Morten Bangsgaard will head the new department. Bangsgaard’s appointment takes effect on January 1, 2021. He has more than...

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Liquid Telecom will be the core backbone operator that will bring the recently-launched Project Taara to other service providers in the quest to expand and enhance affordable high-speed internet to previously unreached communities across Africa. This is according to Liquid Telecom’s Chief of Technology and Innovation, Ben Roberts who said the company will provide the...

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Africa innovation and accelerator hub, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of Kenyan educational platform eLimu. The acquisition, made through CcHUB’s Nairobi-based incubator, iHub, will position the educational platform to serve as a digital education arm for the company. eLimu currently reaches 500,000 teachers and students through its online platform. “The goal of the...