Today, the Ministry of Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy has arranged a breakfast briefing for media editors. The purpose of this briefing is to discuss the upcoming Connected Africa Summit 2024.

Scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2024, at The Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the briefing aims to provide editors with insights into the Connected Africa Summit 2024. This summit, set to take place from April 21 to April 25, 2024, at the renowned Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, holds significance as a strategic platform for shaping Africa’s digital future.

The Connected Africa Summit 2024 aims to pave the way for a digitally empowered and interconnected Africa. It promises to be a catalyst for unprecedented growth and prosperity across the continent. The event will convene African Heads of State, ICT Ministers, representatives from the public and private sectors, Big Tech partners, academia, foreign missions, development partners, sponsors, delegates, and thought leaders. Together, they will engage in comprehensive discussions on accelerating digital connectivity, unlocking investment opportunities, fostering collaboration, and sharing knowledge.

Among the topics slated for discussion are the Future of Work, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, emerging technologies, and the growth of the Digital Economy. These discussions are crucial for shaping Africa’s digital landscape and ensuring its competitiveness on the global stage.

In parallel, there are ongoing legal proceedings concerning a missing child case pursued by Private Investigator Jane Mugoh. Mugoh filed the case at the Milimani Law Courts, seeking legal intervention to locate a child who was allegedly taken across borders without the father’s consent. The court is expected to provide directions on this case today.

Additionally, the court is set to address the case involving business tycoon Yagnesh Mohanlal Devani, who is accused of illegally possessing jet fuel worth Ksh1.5 billion through his company, Triton Petroleum Company Limited.

Amid these legal proceedings, there’s ongoing concern over the doctor’s strike, which has now extended for over a month. Dagoreti North MP Beatrice Elachi has urged the government to address the demands of the striking doctors to resolve the impasse effectively.