Digital fraud is a major challenge in Africa. Its costs are mounting for citizens as well as for public and private companies. Criminals target ignorant people in particular, but they also hurt the budding e-commerce sector and other companies. For good reason, the African Union wants all governments to regulate the digital sphere in ways […]
“A cloudy outlook? What we are learning about election disinformation in Africa and what you can do about it.”
Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy, held its presidential election in February 2023. In the lead-up voters had to wade through a sea of political disinformation. And the spreading of false information continued as the votes were being counted – and afterwards Kenya remains polarised in the aftermath of the August 2022 presidential election, with the opposition taking to the streets from March 2023 to demand
“A third of Kenya’s budget stolen? We checked former senator’s claim about much-travelled corruption statistics.”
Kenyan president William Ruto has stepped up his government’s campaign to increase tax revenues as he attempts to wean the country off expensive debt. His plans include freezing tax exemptions and, more controversially, tracking mobile money transactions. These plans were contained in a draft budget policy statement released on 18 January 2023. Kenya’s national treasury released the final version of the policy statement on 15 February. Speaking on NTV Kenya, Billow
Kenya’s huge public debt is choking public spending and undermining the economy. The country’s new government therefore wants to increase tax revenues. When Kenya’s new President William Ruto addressed the country’s Parliament after taking office in September, he did something unusual. Typically, presidential speeches in Kenya focus on how the government will spend money. Instead,
The Queen was to return to the country in 1972, when she met President Jomo Kenyatta and in November 1983, when she was hosted by then President Daniel Arap Moi. Some records say there were over 500,000 people who lined the road from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the city center during her latter visit.
A day after Kenya took delivery of a million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19, a group of Catholic doctors weighed in. The vaccine was “unnecessary” and “it should not be given”, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association said in a 3 March 2021 “advisory”, suggesting alternative treatments. The advice by the group, which says it works
“Ousted Nairobi governor wrong to say Kenya president has borrowed ‘over KSh8 trillion in eight years’”.
Ousted Nairobi governor Mike Sonko took to social media in January 2021 to defend his record in office, giving a lengthy list of his supposed achievements. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta in turn, Sonko said, had little to show for his term in office. The two former allies have in recent months fallen out politically. “Despite borrowing over KSh8 trillion in the