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Africa is in an innovation battle over its cloud computing landscape. Multinationals are quickly scrambling and consolidating their positions as ‘kings of data’ in Africa.
The Government of Kenya recently appointed a task force to look into the contracts of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). This followed a public outcry that the IPPs who run thermal power plants were unnecessarily contributing to the high cost of power.
Kenya announced that it would share its census gadgets used by enumerators with several other African countries. Already, Botswana, South Sudan, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Namibia have received 45,000 devices to help them carry out their census.
The duopolistic Mastercard and Visa payment processor hegemony poses a huge threat to the internet, while over the last few years, the dangers of the power held by Big Tech and governments have been under scrutiny - they shouldn't be the only ones.
The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meager earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies.
African countries must eradicate all forms of “leakages” in public finances and pursue an all-out effort to harness digital technologies to propel the continent into the fourth industrial revolution and into a future that is far more resilient to economic shocks.