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Digital Classroom In a Box unveiled

February 11, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Gilat Satcom has announced that its Digital Classroom In A Box is now available for shipping to Africa, as a part of the Smart Village turnkey solution. This new concept for rural schools was unveiled at The Aid & International Development Forum summit which took place in Ethiopia last week. The summit looked at how technological [&hellip...

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Free WhatsApp for Tanzanians

February 5, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania, has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users. This makes Tigo the first telecom in the country to offer the social media service for free, once again demonstrating its leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology and...

Bernard Matthewman CEO Interswitch East Africa with   Charles Ifedi (2nd Left) Verve International CEO,  Richard Coate (3rd L)  Verve (K)Country Manager and Mitchell Elegbe Interswitch Group CEO during recent launch of the Verve card in Nairobi

Kenya: Interswitch to launch new fraud control systems

February 5, 2016 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Interswitch East Africa- has today announced plans to introduce two advanced fraud control systems in Kenya known as Card Control and Scorebridge intended to further enhance fraud security for cardholders and financial institutions. The card based fraud...

Kenya is now a market leader in Africa in Internet connectivity, with the highest bandwidth per person.

Liquid Telecom Kenya announces completion of Nairobi network

February 4, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Internet provider Liquid Telecom Kenya today unveiled an intensive last mile strategy for 2016 as it announced the completion of its new Nairobi Metro network, built as part of its Sh20.3bn Internet infrastructure investment programme in Kenya. According to...

Kenya Film Classification Board wants Netflix to rate their content as per Kenyan standards. (image credit: re:publica15)

Kenyan regulator takes on Netflix

February 2, 2016 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Netflix which entered the African market early this year has run into stiff opposition in Kenya. Representatives from the The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) said that the company is contributing the country’s moral decline, and wants the television...

Gemalto's visa management system simplifies and speeds up the issuance of visas, e-Visas and resident’s permits. (Image: Libreville, Gabon. Credit: Wikipedia)

Gabon inks deal with Gemalto for visa system

February 2, 2016 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto, a digital security provider, has been selected as end-to-end solution provider by Gabon’s Department of Homeland Security to supply and implement a fully integrated border and visa management system. The new scheme will strengthen national...

Norman Muga of Strathmore University and Mburu Njunge of Kenyatta University - winners of the 2015 Strathmore- Waterloo Universities Agribusiness Mobile App challenge -  pose for a photo with Principal Secretary Ministry of Information and Communication Dr. Victor Kyalo last week  when they received their prize.

Kenyan Agribusiness App developers head to Canada

February 1, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Two Kenyan students who developed agribusiness mobile App ConviFarm are the winners of the top prize for the @iLabAfrica- Waterloo University Agribusiness mobile Tech challenge. Norman Muga of Strathmore University and Mburu Njunge of Kenyatta University were...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 22, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The internet has been a rather unstable place this week. Not only was internet connectivity disrupted across the African continent, but social media platform Twitter also suffered an outage – on mobile and web – which prevented users from...

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East Africa’s Largest ICT Summit Set for Nairobi

January 22, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa’s Largest ICT Summit Set for Nairobi

Over 500 leading ICT professionals and managers will gather at this year’s AITEC East Africa ICT summit over 24-25 February at Oshwal Centre, Nairobi Kenya. This year’s summit will provide unique platforms for the ICT industry to mobilise smart...

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Top 10 recruitment websites in Africa

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in...

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Tanzania: Tigo pays USD 2.1 million to customers

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Tigo pays USD 2.1 million to customers

Tigo Tanzania has announced another quarterly payment of USD $ 2.1million (Tshs 4.4 bilion) to its 4.6 million Tigo Pesa users, the seventh time in a row that the company is distributing profit to its mobile financial services users. Speaking at a press...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The technology sector has been buzzing this week. While many consumers are enjoying Netflix across Africa, the company has revealed that it will be taking steps in order to prevent its customers from streaming content that’s only available outside their...

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African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

January 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

According to the Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured...

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Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

January 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, revealed that it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to $10 Million in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013. Following this news, the company’s...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

With the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) underway, the technology scene has been buzzing. Making the headlines this week was Huawei, the mobile device manufacturer unveiled its latest smartphone, the Huawei Mate 8, at CES 2016. Also making the headlines...

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Take control of your life in 2016 with these Android apps

January 5, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Take control of your life in 2016 with these Android apps

Start your year fresh, focused and in control by downloading these productivity apps, which have been recommended by Alcatel Onetouch, and you’ll find that you can do anything. These nifty tools according to Alcatel Onetouch will help you simplify your life...