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The Safaricom network outage affected Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services.

Twitter reacts to Safaricom network outage

April 25, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyans who use the Safaricom network were not able to make calls, send messages and use the internet after the telecoms company suffered a network outage that affected the entire country. Customers were not able to send or receive calls or text messages for almost two hours. Data and M-Pesa services were also interrupted. The mobile [&hellip...

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The Taxi hailing app service was designed with respect to the culture and technology in Somalia.

Somalia’s first taxi hailing app goes live

April 25, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to provide a better transportation system, tech entrepreneurs from Somalia have launched the country’s first taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi, much like Uber, it allows customers to book rides from their smartphones. For those who do not have...

KOKO Networks has announced the Nairobi launch of its technology platform in Urban Africa.

Smart e-commerce platform launched in Nairobi

April 24, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

KOKO Networks, a tech platform that connects suppliers, retailers and consumers has launched their technology in Nairobi. The first KOKO offering will be  SmartCook, a cooking solution that has a 2 burner stove with reusable smart fuel canister that can be...

x-Mobility provides East African mobile operator the ability to grow subscribers beyond national boundaries – increasing user revenue and broadening subscriber base.

East African mobile operator goes global with x-Mobility

April 21, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), x-Mobility is helping to drive an East African network operator’s quest to extend its subscriber base beyond its national boundaries and increase revenues. x-Mobility has provided the East African network operator...

Nikki Summers, Regional Director for Sage in East Africa.

Kenya elections: Vote for small business!

April 13, 2017 • East Africa, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Kenya elections: Vote for small business!

The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive. That’s according to Nikki...

Tigo Tanzania’s facility is providing a unique, personalized and harmonized customer experience platform. (image: Tigo)

Tigo launches new high-end call centre in Tanzania

April 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo launches new high-end call centre in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania has announced the opening of a call centre in Tanzania this week. A first of its kind in the country, the call centre is equipped with the latest technology and complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and...

Applications for the Mastercard Start Path Global 2017 open until April 23, 2017. (image: mastercard.us)

Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

April 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

Mastercard invites startups who are reshaping the future of commerce to apply for the Start Path Global 2017 class, the company’s global initiative to support innovative later-stage start ups. The programme is open to startups from across the world who are...

The app is now available to download on Google Playstore for Android users and App Store for iOS.

Tech start up to penetrate the East African mobile airtime transfer market

April 11, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech start up to penetrate the East African mobile airtime transfer market

Mobile airtime transfer service start up, Senditoo has launched an app that allows users to send top-ups to mobile phones across the world in just 15 seconds. According to the company’s CEO and co-founder, Ibrahima Soumano, the app will drive the tech...

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Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

April 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

Microsoft has been announced as a participant at the 2017 Connected Summit, currently taking place in Kwale County, Kenya between 9 and 13 April. Microsoft will help lead the discussion around this year’s theme of “Shaping the Future”, which will...

Alex Acton, WWC Head of Business in Africa.

World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

April 10, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

Innovation Agency, WWC is quickly becoming recognised as an agency that understands a continent with very unique business challenges. Through its partnerships with global brands, they have provided digital services in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda,...

Asus ,ROG Kenya hosted a gaming  tournament at  Sarit Center this weekend..

ASUS ROG hosts PC Gaming Tournament in Kenya

April 10, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on ASUS ROG hosts PC Gaming Tournament in Kenya

A gaming event sponsored by ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), a brand of ASUS, took place this past weekend in Kenya. The gaming PC manufacturer hosted the tournament that saw eight teams of  gaming enthusiasts competing for a grand prize of Kshs. 100 000....

Vodafone Ghana have launched a new comprehensive product. (Image source: Google/ telegraph.co.uk)

Ghana’s First Convergence Product- Vodafone One

April 6, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana’s First Convergence Product- Vodafone One

In what is being called by Vodafone Ghana as the Ghana telecoms industry’s first convergence product – Vodafone One has recently been launched to the public. The product, which was officially launched at the luxurious Kempiski Royal Hotel in Accra,...

Businesses can pay employees anywhere, anytime with an  online payroll solution for start-up and small businesses.

Online payroll solution for start up and small businesses launched in Kenya

April 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Online payroll solution for start up and small businesses launched in Kenya

Market and technology for integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, Sage has announced today that Sage One Payroll is now available in Kenya from 3 April. The cloud solution integrates with Sage One Accounting, offering a business solution...

Kopo Kopo Inc teams up with Mastercard to strengthen and grow their merchant network by introducing the Masterpass QR digital payment solution, across eleven markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Materpass to financially empower over 250 000 African merchants

March 30, 2017 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Materpass to financially empower over 250 000 African merchants

Mastercard and Kopo Kopo have partnered to roll-out the Masterpass QR across 11 markets and impacting over 250,000 micro and small businesses over the next five year. The mobile payment solution will deliver a solution for micro, small and medium enterprises...

Africa’s top Facebook developers and partners set to showcase products at the annual F8 conference.

Express Wifi hotspots now available in Kenya

March 29, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Express Wifi hotspots now available in Kenya

Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Express Wi-Fi is a fast, affordable...

The Safaricom network outage affected Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services.

Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of mobile money

March 28, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of mobile money

To mark the 10th anniversary of mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts. Transfers to mobile money accounts make up 93% of WorldRemit...