Tag: ICT

Kenya Tax Authorities turn heat on e-commerce for revenue collection

Global online firms generating cash in Kenya’s cyberspace will start paying taxes in the next six months if Parliament enacts the Finance Bill, 2020 into law. The proposed law has not defined the threshold of what constitutes the amount of tax payable under digital services but stipulates that payment made under the new tax shall be due at the time of the transfer for the service to the providers. Alex Owiti, ICT Policy Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.

Op-Ed: Supporting the ICT sector in Africa as a cure for the economic crisis

“We need to think, and fast, about how we can help our African partner in the race against time as it faces the predicted economic disaster in the wake of the global covid-19 pandemic,” writes Franc Bogovic and Engin Eroglu.

Rwanda’s ICT ministry unveils COVID-19 relief initiative

With unprecedented effects of the coronavirus disease on different sectors and especially on the public health, Yves Iradukunda, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, joins CNBC Africa for more on the Corona Action Rwanda, a project that gathers initiatives and connects them with grants and support.

Why this East African country is failing to integrate technology into secondary schools

The East African’s education ministry has proposed that information and communication technology (ICT) – such as computers, laptops, tablets and cameras – be used to help teach certain subjects and improve how students learn.

Lagos Tech Fair: Zenith Bank’s Onyeagwu: Funding is critical for the 4IR

Zenith Bank says it is prepared to support Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and creative ecosystems with funding, which the bank calls a critical tool for participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). GMD and CEO of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu discussed this with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole at the bank’s Tech Fair in Lagos.

Osibona: Nigeria looks to collaborate with Sweden to advance digital technology

The Senior Special Adviser on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the Federal Government of Nigeria says Nigeria is looking to collaborate with Sweden especially in digital technology. On the sidelines of the ‘Leading Through Change’ platform organised by the Swedish Institute, Lanre Osibona discussed the details with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.

Developing a digital economy: What can Africa learn from India?

At the on-going India-Africa Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expo taking place in Kigali. To discuss what Africa can do to achieve digital transformation aspirations – Sanjay Nayak, CEO and managing Director of Tejas Networks joins CNBC Africa for more.

Is Nigeria ready for 5G?

The Nigerian government has invested a lot in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) space in the past four years and it is working towards a revolution in the broadband space as in the case with mobile phone 20 years ago. This is according to Lanre Osibona, Senior Special Adviser on ICT to the Federal Government of Nigeria. He joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.