Opinion and Analysis

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Guarding against internet overlords

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.

Digital transformation doesn't need to wait for another pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed many things change including how Societies in Kenya operate. Digital transformation doesn't need to wait for another pandemic.

Reversing the technology talent erosion in rural communities

One of the countermeasures to address rural decline is for tech companies to recognize that talent can operate from anywhere and provide employees the option of working from anywhere. Allow skilled tech workers to work from their rural home towns.

What Safaricom's 5G network means for Kenya

The real opportunity in 5G is in new use cases that have been impossible or limited due to low data transfer speeds. People will have better experience in online gaming and virtual reality could become an actual reality.

East African Crude Oil Pipeline will only benefit foreign oil companies

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.

Africaโ€™s economic recovery looks promising given COVID-19 related disruptions

African countries must eradicate all forms of โ€œleakagesโ€ 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.

Businesses in Kenya will pay tax whether they are profitable or not

Companies in Kenya will start paying a minimum tax of 1% of their gross turnover, irrespective of whether they make a profit or a loss. This tax is payable quarterly.