Author: Contribution

As Africa is busy making its entry into the fourth industrial revolution (4RI), that of digital transformation, it is faced with the triple problem of accessibility, cost and quality of the internet for its populations. This situation, if not tackled head-on now, may well be a brake on the continent’s forced march to make up for lost time. However, with its strong potential for present and future growth, the emergence of a certain African tech which has shown the down payment of its promises during the COVID 19 pandemic with innovative solutions, local and international observers like to perceive a…

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By George Orido  Kenya failed in the first round battle for the non-permanen UN Security Council seat after she garnered 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78 during an election without the plenary. Kenya’s fate will be decided Thursday when a second round of elections will be carried out at 3pm East Africa Time. For Kenya to win it requires 280  votes or two thirds of the votes. Eritrea reneged on her earlier position to support the Africa Union decision to support Kenya. If Kenya wins, it will be the third time to be at the seat of the most powerful organ…

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By George  Orido  Kenya’s Treasury Minister Ukur Yatani has presented a USD 32 Billion amidst a depressed economy occasioned by the effects of Covid-19. The measures presented before Parliament and set to start for the Year 2020/21 from July 1, include a raft of fiscal policy interventions including introduction of tax targeting the wealthy. Some of the measures include tax on importation of airplanes, removal of tax relief for  the importation of motor vehicles by civil servants working abroad and slapping of 1.5 per cent tax o digital tacompanies such as Google and Uber. In a bid to shore up…

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