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This comes after a few weeks ago, a law firm threatened to sue Meta (formerly Facebook) and Sama over the alleged unsafe and unfair work conditions dolled on its content moderators. 

Nzili and Sumbi Advocates alleged that Sama had breached a number of rights including the health and privacy of its Kenyan and international staff. 

The law firm demanded that both Meta and Sama adhere to Kenya’s labour, privacy and health laws, including that it provides its content moderators with adequate mental health insurance and better compensation.

Additionally, the law firm demanded that the two firms recruit qualified and experienced health professionals for the content moderators. …

This as 19 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa lived in areas not covered by mobile networks while an additional 53 per cent did not use mobile internet despite having coverage.

The need for accessible internet solutions comes after Meta (formerly Facebook) announced plans to shut down its low-cost Express Wi-Fi internet.

The programme was launched back in 2016 to drive internet connectivity in regions where other forms of connectivity, like ADSL and fibre-optic networks, aren’t readily available or established.…

Backed up by the capital firm YC, Jabu Technologies has raised $3.2 million in seed funding to invest in its B2B e-commerce and retail operations.
Afore Capital spearheads the seed round with Y Combinator, Quiet Capital, FJ Labs, Pareto Capital, Kli Capital, and angel investors.
The chief executive of JABU, David Akinin, founded the company in 2020 to revamp the poor and almost non-existent distribution network and supply chain in Namibia.…

  • Facebook and its other apps(Instagram and WhatsApp) will be operating under the Meta umbrella.
  • Facebook is now working towards building a “metaverse”.
  • People in a metaverse might use a headset to enter a virtual world connecting all sorts of digital environments.

On Thursday October 28, 2021, social networking giant Facebook changed its name and rebranding itself as Meta. But do you really know what “meta” means? Well, the word “meta” comes from the Greek word meaning “beyond”.

As a result of rebrand, Facebook and its other apps(Instagram and WhatsApp) will be operating under the Meta umbrella.

While unveiling the new brand, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said the company is broadening its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR).

According to Zuckerberg, Facebook as a company has been looking at and reporting on its business as two different segments, one for its family of apps, and one for …

A new mega cable capable of carrying extensive data across Africa has been announced. China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodacom, Vodafone and WIOCC have announced that they will partner to build 2Africa.

This is expected to be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.

At 37,000km long, 2Africa will be one of the world’s largest subsea cable projects and will interconnect Europe (eastward via Egypt), the Middle East (via Saudi Arabia), and 21 landings in 16 countries in Africa. The system is expected to go live in 2023/4, delivering more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables serving Africa today, with a design capacity of up to 180Tbps …

The challenge for Africa, however, remains about how it provides its youth with consistent and uniform knowledge and skills in preparation for the emerging world of work.…

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A Kenyan-based tech firm,Atlancis Technologies, has been lauded by Open Compute Project (OCP) developing state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure at 20 per cent of the cost.

The US-based tech firm OCP has praised Atlancis for its adoption of non-proprietary open-source computing and cloud infrastructure to provide cloud services in Kenya, beginning with a pay-as-you-go HR system, Kinetic, that runs payroll, leave, appraisals, and clock-in.

OCP was launched in 2011 by Facebook, Intel and others to provide free, state-of-the-art blueprints for servers and data centre infrastructure.  More than 1,000 globally leading hardware engineers have since improved the free designs.

Incorporated in Kenya and operating in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia, Atlancis is a leading open computing innovation in Africa.

“With data centre space growing exponentially, the need for more efficient data centre hardware and infrastructure has become a world-defining issue,” said Daniel Njuguna, CEO and co-founder of Atlancis Technologies.

Data centres, including …