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The new Online Payment Solution launched with the Bank of Kigali, Mastercard and Rwanda Online aims to fast-track payments in Rwanda

Rwanda leaps into the digital economy through e-commerce

September 28, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mastercard, Bank of Kigali and RwandaOnline announced at the technology company’s Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary a partnership to launch Irembo– an online payment solution in Rwanda powered by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services. Aimed at fast-tracking payments in the country, this new solution will make online payments safer, simpler and...

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HomeSend, Mastercard aim to transform $3bn remittance industry in Ethiopia

September 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

HomeSend and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) announced a new remittance service at the US-Africa Business Forum, that will allow more than 100 million Ethiopians to send funds directly to any mobile number in the East African country. Launched in 2014,...

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Ericsson, Grundfos ink partnership for drinking water ATMs

September 21, 2016 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson together with the Scandinavian company, Grundfos, have come with a solution  that will improve access and payments for drinking water. The collaboration ensures easy connection of mobile wallet providers and water service providers, to simplify...

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A study reveals how digital payments can boost tax revenue

September 20, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new study  from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance provides findings about the large potential gains for governments, businesses and citizens when digitizing payments. Many emerging economies are grappling with how to modernize their...

Visa Sub Saharan Africa Group Country Manager Andrew Torre (centre), demonstrates how the M Visa app works to KCB Group Head of  Channels Retail Banking Dennis Njau (right), Looking on is newspaper vendor Humphrey-1

Visa partners Kenyan banks to introduce mVisa

September 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa Inc. introduced mVisa, a new mobile payment service that will accelerate digital commerce in Kenya and across Africa. As part of its initial roll-out, Visa has partnered with Co-Operative Bank, Family Bank, KCB and NIC Bank to deliver this service to...

Microsoft announced as main partner of the 2016 Innovation Africa Summit (image: Microsoft)

Microsoft main partner of the Innovation Africa Summit 2016

September 14, 2016 • East Africa, EventsComments Off on Microsoft main partner of the Innovation Africa Summit 2016

AfricanBrains has announced that Microsoft is the Main Event Partner for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit 2016 to be held on the 20th – 22nd September in Kenya Nairobi. As the Main Event Partner, Microsoft looks to build partnerships that bring about...

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Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

September 13, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new...

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Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

September 7, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication...

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SEACOM Launches Direct-to-Corporate Services in Kenya

September 2, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM Launches Direct-to-Corporate Services in Kenya

  Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM extends its corporate market offering, under its SEACOM Business initiative, to the East African region by providing Internet connectivity and cloud services directly to corporates in Kenya. SEACOM is moving into...

Pictured in the photo: Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, Head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, Human Resource Officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.

Mark Zuckerberg: “Just landed in Nairobi!”

September 1, 2016 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mark Zuckerberg: “Just landed in Nairobi!”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money...

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Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

August 26, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of...

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Is Wi-Fi really the answer for rural communities in Africa?

August 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (2)

The short answer is yes. However, it can never be as simple as that, as there are many factors, broader than the telecommunication space that need to be addressed. However, as many of Africa’s population reside in rural communities, just like citizens...

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The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cybersecurity incident. This is one of the key findings of the recent report by Kaspersky Lab based on the 2016 Corporate...

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Citrix releases free version of NetScaler CPX Express

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Citrix releases free version of NetScaler CPX Express

Digital business transformation is driving line of business (LOB) to adopt rapid application development and deployment methodologies, such as DevOps. To stay ahead of the competition and adapt to rapidly changing customer and market demands, businesses and...

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Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach...

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Facebook celebrates Africa’s young creatives

August 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook celebrates Africa’s young creatives

According to social media network Facebook, it celebrated the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016. In addition to sponsoring The Loerie Student Awards for 2016, Facebook hosted a range of events aimed at young...