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Top 10 podcasts from 2020 that you should listen to

With the hard work of our team and adapting to different and exciting ways of working, we managed to produce two new podcast shows and continued with the other two podcasts. Here are the top 10 podcasts of 2020 that we think you should take some time to listen to.

Digital devices sales in Kenya grew by 84% during 2020

Between April and October 2020, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports that Kenyans spent KShs 16.9 billion on devices such as computers, smartphones, and networking devices. Growth in sales of nearly 85%.

5G fake news lead to burning of cellphone towers

During the first week of 2021, at least 3 Vodacom and MTN towers were vandalized by "protesters" who believed they are 5G towers. They falsely claimed that 5G towers cause the spread of COVID-19, a false claim being made worse by more 5G fake news going viral in South Africa.

Many of South Africa’s live music workers are quitting the industry

Relief funding was designed to cover cancellations in the first quarter – but most musicians in South Africa hadn’t confirmed all their bookings by then. And from April onwards, during the lockdown, there have been minimal earnings.

Plans to provide internet access for all are lagging

Internet is a ‘lifeline not a luxury’ in the COVID-19 era. Strong policies on broadband infrastructure and access are needed to drive down prices

Failure to disclose messages to Kenya's government could lead to a fine

In many countries, there are limited legal options for a government that wants to access private information stored on devices such as mobile phones. This could change in Kenya.

Becoming an ICT practitioner in Kenya

Kenya's new proposed regulation seeks to license ICT Practitioners in the country and define who qualifies to be licensed. In this article, we look at who meets the cut.