Kareem (not real name) is a taxi driver in Uganda. His regular customers usually contact him via WhatsApp, and so he needs constant internet access. However, it has become increasingly harder to do so with the introduction of Uganda’s tax on the use of over-the-top (OTT) platforms like WhatsApp. In May 2018, the Ugandan government […]
Editor’s note: This article is part of TC Insights’ Investor Snapshot Series. Today’s edition is focused on Quona Capital. Emily owns a duka (small shop) in Kenya. Although she sells in small quantities, restocking is not a problem for her. All she has to do is send an SMS to a provided number. A Sokowatch […]
In Nigeria, there are fears that the government may shut down the internet to disrupt the ongoing protests and dilute their impact. If that happens, the country could lose $134 million daily.