Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, East Africa follows

Kenya’s Konza Techno City, a new tech hub 60km southeast of Nairobi, will be the biggest ICT park in East Africa.

Earlier this month, the great and the good of the Nairobi ICT sector made their annual pilgrimage to Kenya‘s coast to discuss the events of the last year and put in place plans for the next.

However, this year’s edition of Connected Kenya – organised by the country’s ICT Authority – was different. It had become Connected East Africa, for the first time expanded to include the rest of the region, with South Sudan particularly well represented.

The East African states already do work together on a variety of projects. Just last month, presidents Museveni of Uganda, Kagame of Rwanda, and Nkurunziza of Burundi got together in Tanzania to launch the construction of the Central Corridor railway line, which upon completion will link landlocked countries of the region to Dar es Salaam.

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