Consumer electronics giant confirms user data will now be stored on servers based in China Apple has sparked data security concerns by becoming the first mainstream US tech firm to store user’s personal information on Chinese servers. In a statement, released on Friday, the consumer electronics giant said the move was designed to improve the [...]

An international human rights group says there is strong evidence that the Kenya Anti-Terror Police Unit has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. Human Rights Watch said Monday that research conducted between November and June documented at least 10 cases of unlawful killings and 10 cases of enforced disappearances carried out [...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on political leaders to stop bickering and instead serve all Kenyans irrespective of political affiliations. He expressed regret that political leaders expend more of their energies politicking and yet Kenyans did their part by electing them. “Development will not be achieved if we continue wrangling; wananchi did their part by [...]

Roaming charges for mobile voice calls across the five member states of the East African Community (EAC) are to be abolished as of October, according to Kenya’s ministry of information, communications and technology (ICT) cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi. Matiangi said the presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda will meet on October 9, 2014 [...]

Six people were burnt beyond recognition after an oil tanker exploded into flames at Kamara area on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Saturday night. Five villagers, who were among those siphoning oil after the tanker overturned, died on the spot while the sixth succumbed to extensive burns while receiving treatment at the Eldama Ravine Sub-county Hospital. [...]

Kenya Airways said flights to some West African destinations would continue as there are “no major risks” to warrant the halting of flights. In a statement on Friday, the company said, in conjunction with health authorities, it shall be sending a joint Rapid Situation Assessment team to Free Town (Sierra Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia) to [...]

Africans have long used technology developed abroad, but now a Kenyan cash transfer network which bypasses banks is being adopted in Europe. The M-Pesa mobile money transfer system which allows clients to send cash with their telephones has transformed how business is done in east Africa, and is now spreading to Romania. “From east Africa [...]

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