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Taxation fuels the digital divide

A study carried out in the first quarter of 2020 found that the price of 1GB of mobile data in Somalia is $ 0.50, way much cheaper than most African countries, and among the cheapest rates for mobile data in the world. The cost in Kenya is $ 1.05.

Identifying the most economic energy technologies across Africa

When it comes to clean energy, research shows that wind energy systems are only economically favourable in the horn of Africa β€” Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia β€” because of the high average wind speed in this region of Africa.

Social media shutdown in Somalia

Somalia has shut down social media. According to the government, this is to stop students from cheating during school exams.

Drone strikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab are not a game changer

Drones are a tool to manage the threat of al-Shabaab, but there's no way they'll defeat the group entirely.

The growth of mobile money in Somalia comes with some risks

Mobile money transfers have become the norm in Somalia. Transactions total as much as $2,7bn a month.

Startups could be driver of blockchain-based innovation

Afrikan communities have always come up with inventive solutions to local problems. Take Somalia as an example. The country is said to have one of the largest diaspora populations in the world. It has few commercial banks and relations with international creditors remain froΒ­zen due to debts incurred in

Cyber espionage malware discovered in network routers

Information security researchers have thus far discovered over 100 victims of the Slingshot cyber espionage software in and its related modules, located in Kenya, Libya, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and more countries in the Middle East. The discovery was made by Kaspersky Lab researchers during March 2018. Slingshot was apparently