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In a bid to quash rampant piracy, Kenya abolishes tax on software imports

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In a bid to reduce software piracy, the Kenyan government has abolished tax on genuine software imports. This was announced when Kenya’s finance minister read the proposed 2012/2013 budget speech in parliament last week. The exorbitant prices on genuine software meant that over 83% of software deployed on personal computers...
In a bid to quash rampant piracy, Kenya abolishes tax on software imports

Kenya ICT Board Learns Tough Lessons from Digital Villages Project

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Six years ago, the World Bank teamed up with the Kenyan government to launch an ambitious digital villages project, commonly known as "Pasha."The project was met with a lot of optimism mainly because the government had just unveiled the Kenya ICT board, comprised of private sector executives earning Word...
Kenya ICT Board Learns Tough Lessons from Digital Villages Project

IBM to open research lab in Kenya

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IBM and the Kenyan government are to open an IT research hub in Nairobi, in a joint attempt to solve local issues such as traffic congestion with help of technology....
IBM to open research lab in Kenya

Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project

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Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in the Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. There are several plans under way as a part of the project, with one of the first being a new...
Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project

Kenya's Aggressive Plan To Shut Off "Illegal" Mobile Phones

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Looking for a 21st-Century way to stamp out social unrest - and hand a pile of new revenue to mobile phone makers? Easy. Declare millions of phones "illegal" and turn them off. That's what is expected to happen Sept. 30 in Kenya, whose leaders say they are shocked to learn that mobile...
Kenya's Aggressive Plan To Shut Off "Illegal" Mobile Phones

Hate speech on social media in Kenya could land you 3 years' jail time and a $11,500 fine

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The Kenyan government has said it will be monitoring users of social media and taking action against anyone found inciting violence or using hateful or ethnic language in the build-up to the March 4 general election. Bitange Ndemo, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication, has said fines...
Hate speech on social media in Kenya could land you 3 years' jail time and a $11,500 fine

IBM sets up first research center in Africa

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IBM is opening its first research center in Africa, capping several years of international marketing by the Kenyan government and visits by IBM officials....
IBM sets up first research center in Africa
Into Africa: Microsoft touts new effort to deliver millions of Windows Phones to students, entrepreneurs

East Africa internet access slows to a crawl after anchor snags cable

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Damage, which may not be fixed for three weeks, caused 20% slowdown in countries including Kenya, Rwanda and EthiopiaThe old theory that a butterly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world may be somewhat far-fetched. But that a ship dropping anchor can disrupt...
East Africa internet access slows to a crawl after anchor snags cable

Microsoft focuses on mobile, pilots solar-powered broadband as part of Africa initiative

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Microsoft is collaborating with the Kenyan government and a local Internet service provider to provide broadband access using TV white spaces and solar-powered base stations, as part of a long-term strategy to spread mobile telephony and Internet connectivity in Africa....
Microsoft focuses on mobile, pilots solar-powered broadband as part of Africa initiative
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