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WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

October 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to nine new countries across the region. Nearly 3 million migrants living in over 50 countries can now send money directly from their phones to any personal bank account in the following countries: Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad,...

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Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

Here’s what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

October 16, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

The growth of mobile phone technology is opening access to financial services for in Kenya. Data indicates that most of the Kenyan population relies on financial technology (fintech) companies to access financial services. This represents a previously...

SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic...

Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse

Telkom Kenya denies redundancy plans, urges action against Safaricom

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has renewed calls for rival Safaricom be declared a dominant player, reports Citizen News. CEO Aldo Mareuse also sought to allay fears that it was planning to make staff redundant on consulting firm McKinsey’s recommendation. Safaricom holds...

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) announced a 2-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques. The partnership will build on efforts to achieve Universal...

Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

October 12, 2018 • East AfricaComments (0)

Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at the opening of the Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA...

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful.

Paxful looking at cryptocurrency’s potential in East Africa

October 8, 2018 • East Africa, FinanceComments (0)

The need for investing in cryptocurrency is steadily rising in East Africa; specifically Kenya as more and more people are gradually gaining trust/confidence in the use of cryptocurrency. Though cryptocurrency is relatively new and comes with a learning...

Taxify introduces Driver Destination feature

You can now book a Taxify through Google Maps

October 6, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Taxify has announced that their customers will now be able to get estimates for the rides, fares and duration through Google Maps. Taxify ride will be available next to other transport options via the Google Maps app on the users’ smartphone. The tab will...

Cell C extending free data offer

Kenya: Telkom expands mobile money platform with Safaricom

October 4, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Telkom expands mobile money platform with Safaricom

Mobile money services are on the rise and will most likely take an upward trajectory in coming days in Kenya. The development of mobile money platforms in Kenya was conceptualized more than a decade ago when Kenyans started to enjoy the services of...

Kenya wins bid to host 2020 International Open Data Conference

Kenya wins bid to host 2020 International Open Data Conference

October 3, 2018 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya wins bid to host 2020 International Open Data Conference

The 6th International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Africa for the first time, in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020. The Announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018...

Preliminary findings unveiled alongside United Nations General Assembly during high-level dialogue that convened African heads of state, corporate CEOs and NGO leaders to discuss health and financing in Africa

Call for private sector involvement to improve Africa’s health and economic growth

October 3, 2018 • East Africa, HealthcareComments Off on Call for private sector involvement to improve Africa’s health and economic growth

GBCHealth, the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) released preliminary findings on Thursday, September 27 from their forthcoming “Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa” report, calling for greater...

The new 20-kilowatt solar power microgrid provides power to communities on Ringiti Island

Microgrids economically transform rural communities in Kenya

September 28, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Microgrids economically transform rural communities in Kenya

Renewvia Energy has unveiled that its first two microgrid facilities, outfitted with the company’s innovative new mobile payment platform, are successfully up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region. These...

Brian Kalule, partner, Bowmans Uganda

Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

September 28, 2018 • East Africa, OpinionComments Off on Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

Financial technology is flourishing in Uganda, thanks partly to the enormous popularity of mobile money and payment systems and partly to the hands-off approach of the country’s regulators. Although regulation does exist, it applies only to certain...

MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

September 23, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on MEST unveils new tech incubator in Nairobi

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The incubator will...

Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

September 21, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern AfricaComments Off on Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according to ICAEW’s (the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. The report, commissioned by ICAEW and...