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Samsung launches Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Kenya

September 3, 2015 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has introduced its Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Kenya. According to Samsung, the device is expected to retail at KES 99,999 ($950 USD dependent on current exchange rate) for the 64 GB model. The device will be on sale in both the 64GB and 32GB versions, with the 32GB going for KES 89,999. The previous [&hellip...

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CA insists that Airtel Kenya must pay to stay in business

September 2, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Airtel Kenya is in a stalemate with regulators over the renewal of its operating licence. The report reveals that the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is insisting that the operator must pay KES 2.1 billion to...

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Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

September 1, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Speaking at The National Forum on sustainable Data for Development held at the Laico Regency hotel in Nairobi this August, deputy president William Ruto asked mobile firms to reduce the cost of data bundles, he noted that while the cost of mobile phones has...

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PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

August 25, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayPal is teaming up with MallforAfrica (MFA) to make online shopping from key markets outside of Kenya possible. According to research conducted by Ipsos shows that out of the approximately 26 million internet users in Kenya, 60% shop online or expect to...

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Uganda: Jovago opens doors in Kampala

August 14, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that it has expanded its business operations with the opening of a new office in Kampala. The company revealed that the expansion across Africa shows consistency in covering the African continent with a localised Jovago presence in order...

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Kenya to receive USD 55.6 bn for infrastructure development

August 10, 2015 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mega infrastructure projects are planned for East Africa and are set to create unique opportunities and open new markets in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Industry sectors expected to benefit from the planned infrastructure developments include oil and gas...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

August 7, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

National Women’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than by spoiling that special woman in your life with a gift. To celebrate, IT News Africa has listed the Top Tech Gifts for her this Women’s Day, which can be found here....

MTN Interim Results 2015

MTN Group subscribers up by 3.4 percent, revenue down 4.9 percent

August 5, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN has revealed its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2015. According to the company it currently connects over 230 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. At the Interim Results, MTN stated that it is committed to...

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East African online trading portal connects farmers & grain buyers

August 4, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

An online platform that is intended to connect farmers to grain buyers was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. The platform, which has been dubbed G-Soko, was developed by a Kenyan-based IT firm Virtual City in partnership with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)...

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African skills initiative receives USD 60 mln investment

July 29, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IBM has invested a sum of USD 60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Programme to over 20...

Africell Sierra Leone and Africell Gambia have penned an agreement with iSend. (Image source: Google/ accessgambia.com)

Africell receives USD 35 mln investment

July 29, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) revealed that it will invest USD 35 million in telecom operator Africell. According to the IFC, the investment is intended to support the expansion and upgrade of mobile networks in Gambia, the DRC, Sierra Leone and...

President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. At the end of his fifth year in office, Obama's job approval and personal favorability ratings have fallen to around the lowest point of his presidency. Obama will depart later for his home state of Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation trip. It's the first time in his presidency that his departure plans have not been delayed by legislative action in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to attend Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya

July 22, 2015 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

United States President Barack Obama is set to visit Kenya in order to attend the upcoming 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). MultiChoice Africa will cover US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya from 24-26 July via a dedicated channels on...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

July 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week in technology we take a look at the top mobile apps made in Africa. Also gracing the headlines this week was Bharti Airtel. Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers. This week we also saw some great opinion...

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Top mobile apps made in Africa

July 16, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Africa, the mobile phone plays a crucial role. Not only do Africans use their device’s to call, send text messages, or connect to the internet… but they also use their device’s to access mobile money services as well as locate healthcare...

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Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jasco Broadcast Solutions showcased a variety of solutions for African broadcasters of all sizes at Mediatech 2015, which is being held at the Ticket Pro Dome (known previously as the Coca-Cola Dome), in Johannesburg from 15-17 July 2015. At the event, one...

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Airtel unveils App challenge for startup developers

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed a new application challenge for startup developers. According to the company, the drive behind the challenge is to attract the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The challenge – a partnership...