Africa News Roundup — May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 · 1 min read
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Here are last weekend’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa.

Before you hit ‘publish’. It is now a criminal offence to publish fake news online in Kenya. While many argue that this could stifle press freedom, the Computer and Cybercrimes Bill, which enforces the law, also touches on pertinent issues like cyber-bullying, child porn and computer forgery. Read more on The Standard.

Still on Kenya... We really hope this one is a hoax. Courtesy of the Kenya Film and Classification Board, a new law is reportedly coming to effect that will require everyone in the country to obtain a license before they can share videos online. Read more on iAfrikan.

Somalia gets first IXP. The Somalian government has revealed efforts to establish the country’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Mogadishu (MogIX), which will facilitate local ISP interoperability. Read more on IT News Africa.

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