Rebecca WanjikuNairobi Correspondent, IDG News Service\Nairobi

Rebecca Wanjiku is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.

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ICANN leader shares vision for growth and a global Internet

Fadi Chehade reviews his first year in office as president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the challenges ahead.

Kenya ICT Board Learns Tough Lessons from Digital Villages Project

Six years ago, the World Bank teamed up with the Kenyan government to launch an ambitious digital villages project, commonly known as "Pasha."

Google, Microsoft pilot TV white space projects in Kenya and South Africa

Google, Microsoft and regulators in Kenya and South Africa are piloting TV "white space" technology, geared towards enabling connectivity in rural areas and removing barriers for small businesses interested in Internet service provision.

Copyright Infingement Will Lead ICANN Registrars to Lose Accreditation

Registrars that fail to comply with copyright infringement contract terms given by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will lose their accreditation.

RIM Seeks New Markets in Africa

Research In Motion is banking on reduced prices for BlackBerrys and an increasing demand for affordable smartphones to increase its market share in Africa.

Kenyan Government Takes Cautious Approach Toward Social Media

The Kenyan government is gearing up to put controls on social media as more politicians engage the public in debate online.


Nigeria Takes Aim at Cyberscams

The country with more than its share of phishers is hosting a cybercrime conference to show its commitment to cleaning up the Web.

Online Activists Tap Tools to Escape Censorship

Internet activists are increasingly using collaborative Internet sites as well as circumvention and anonymity tools to avoid censorship.

The Story behind the Nigerian Phishing Scam

Phishing scemes have been around for years, but they evolve to greater sophistication through technology.

Government Role in ICANN Increases

ICANN's Government Advisory Committee has expanded its role, helping choose members of policy review committees.

ICANN Ends Meeting With No Decision on .xxx

ICANN postponed a decision on the controversial .xxx domain until its next meeting in June.