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In Kenya, the government has started to implement the Digital Services tax it proposed last year for internet businesses. They are hoping to raise 45 million dollars in revenue before the second half of the year.  A policy drafted by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in 2020 proposed taxing online goods sold in the country. […]

Following the order from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to suspend mobile numbers of people without a National Identity Number (NIN), there has been a rapid increase in the number of people obtaining their NINs.  Between December 15th, 2020 when the order was given and the second deadline date, January 19th, 2021, Nigerian mobile operators […]

When Abisola Oladapo gave birth to her second child, she was born unable to breathe. For a hot minute, she wished she had known certain truths during her pregnancy. Perhaps those truths could have helped her birthing process, or maybe improved her baby’s health during labour. The event that led to her baby’s health condition […]


In 2020, Tech Cabal ran a survey to find out which period apps were common in Africa; the focus was on Nigeria.  The survey reached women at the peak of their reproductive life (between 18 and 35). It asked what they tracked with these apps and how much they cared about the privacy of the […]

On July 2, 2020, my colleague, Muyiwa, sent a WhatsApp message to Naol, his acquaintance who lives in Ethiopia. She received his message 9 days later because her internet had been cut by the government.  One thing is common when African citizens/residents take to the streets to protest bad governments: social media regulations are imposed […]

If you live in Lagos, Nigeria, chances are you lose a chunk of your weekly working hours to traffic, this is not up for debate.  On a usual workday, you step into the streets of Lagos with a plan to navigate your way through your to-do list and make it right on time to the […]


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