Rebecca Wanjiku

Nairobi Correspondent

Rebecca Wanjiku is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.


Kenya increases e-government efforts, burnishing international image

Kenya, recognized as a developing-economy, e-government leader, has committed $900 million for electronic services in the last six months alone, but officials say more education is needed to foster acceptance of the new e-tools for...

After attacks, Kenya takes 100 government websites offline

After a month of embarrassing hacking attacks against government social media accounts and websites, the Kenya ICT Authority has taken about a hundred government sites offline for development and centralized hosting.

Network operators, content distributors set their sights on Africa

After several years of Internet infrastructure investment, with increased local content generation and Internet users, Africa seems to be getting the attention of major global network operators and content distribution networks.

Internet operators explore improving African interconnections

While there have been infrastructure investments in Africa over the last eight years, most Internet content accessed in local markets is still hosted abroad -- a topic that is being addressed this week at a meeting in Dakar, Senegal.

Kenya starts Universal Service Fund implementation

After two years of a convoluted tussle with telecom operators, the Communication Authority of Kenya has received the first US$1 million from telecom companies toward the implementation of the country's Universal Service Fund.

'Anonymous Kenya' group hacks government Twitter accounts

A hacker group calling itself "Anonymous Kenya" has poked holes at the government's cybersecurity preparedness by hacking two official Twitter accounts.

GSMA launches mHealth partnership in 11 African countries

The GSM Association is rallying companies in the telecommunications and health sectors to support the launch of an ambitious mobile health partnership.

Mobile virtual operators compete with established players in Africa

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are set to shake things up and challenge established players in the African telecom market.

ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new generic Top Level Domains, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the...

Kenya's cybersecurity concerns on the rise

Cybersecurity incidents in Kenya are on the rise, owing to infrastructure growth and increased demand for connectivity in rural and urban areas, according to the most recent annual cybersecurity report from the Telecommunications...

Kenyan Police Service teams up with Safaricom to deploy crime-fighting technology

The Kenya Police Service has partnered with Safaricom, East Africa's largest mobile services provider, to help it deploy security technology similar to installations at the New York Police Department and the London Metro Police.

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