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Dr. Gilbert Saggia, new Managing Director in East Africa, SAP Africa.

SAP Africa appoints new East Africa MD

December 6, 2016 • East Africa, General, PeopleComments (0)

SAP Africa has announced the the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa. Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nairobi before embarking on a highly successful career in the ICT sector, where over the past 18 years he held various senior [&hellip...

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Bruce Zhou, CEO, AXILSPOT.

AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

November 29, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AXILSPOT has launched its operation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region. AXILSPOT offers...

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Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

November 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

E-Commerce has rapidly grown in the recent years across Africa and the world at large. This is conceivably because of the plentiful positive outcomes it has had on various industries including travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, with a ripple effect on...

Sendy has terminated its online taxi hailing service. (image: pixabay.com)

Kenya: Sendy terminates online hailing service

November 22, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Sendy terminates online hailing service

Safaricom-backed courier firm Sendy has terminated its online taxi hailing service, According to Business Daily this was done in a bid to concentrate on its core logistics business at a time when competition in the cab sector is growing. According to the...

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Uganda: Airtel money slashes money transfer rates

November 16, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Airtel money slashes money transfer rates

As the festive season draws closer, Airtel Uganda has announced a slash in the Person to person money transfer charges in a bid to enable its customers send money affordably throughout the festive season. Money transfer charges have been reduced to as low as...

Belgacom company BICS  has announced   the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya. (Image source: Google/dawn.com)

BICS optimizes connectivity in Nairobi

November 10, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BICS optimizes connectivity in Nairobi

BICS announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya, thereby extending the company’s reach in the African region. BICS recognises the demand and the potential for future growth of connectivity and telecoms infrastructure in...

Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa has actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

Kenya Revenue Authority implements SAP ERP

November 7, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (1)

Established in 1995, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Kenyan government to finance service delivery to an estimated population of +44 million, which increases by one million per annum. To help drive...

Ringier Africa & Asia CEO, Robin Lingg said Ringier is constantly reaching for new opportunities to strengthen its position as an innovative and leading publisher.

Kenya: Ringier partners with entertainment brand, Ghafla

October 20, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Ringier partners with entertainment brand, Ghafla

As part of its continued expansion, Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), Ringier Africa’s publishing company, will work with Kenya’s top entertainment website ‘Ghafla’ (Ghafla.co.ke). The partnership sees Kenya’s leading entertainment platform...

Kenyan public transport app wins $1million USD

October 18, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan public transport app wins $1million USD

Magic Bus Ticketing is an offline app that allows urban commuters in Africa to check in real time the location and fare, book and pay for public buses via mobile money. The service is described as the Uber for buses, but offline. No internet is required and...

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Huawei Hosts its Safe City Summit in Africa

October 18, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Hosts its Safe City Summit in Africa

Huawei hosted its Safe City Africa Summit & Kenya Showcase 2016 in Nairobi, from October 14-15, 2016, attracting more than 200 global customers, partners, experts, and industry analysts in the public safety sector. Entitled “Leading New ICT, Making...

Smart Tanzania allows users to interact on any mobile phone without the use of internet. (Image Source: themobileindian.com)

Smart Tanzania offers free mobile services

October 14, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Smart Tanzania offers free mobile services

For the first time, millions of people can now access exciting new interactive services on any mobile phone via SMS such as group chat and useful internet content without the need for internet. All of this is possible through Smart Tanzania a services...

Mastercard in collaboration with Digitata Insights launched a gamification campaign to educate South Africans.

Rwanda: Mastercard, GTBank partner in digital payment partnership

October 14, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Mastercard, GTBank partner in digital payment partnership

Mastercard and Guaranty Trust Bank Rwanda Ltd (GTBank Rwanda) are building on their long-standing partnership in Rwanda by introducing a suite of digital payment solutions, aimed at extending the demand for safe and convenient payment solutions. GTBank...

Huawei  launches a live video app in Kenya.

Huawei launches Live Baze app in Kenya

October 11, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches Live Baze app in Kenya

Huawei has launched an interactive app for its Kenyan market. The Live Baze App will allow artists share live videos of their daily activities. According to a report by The Star the app is aimed at upcoming technology hubs that look to embrace live video...

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Kenya: AKA Mombasa rolls out electronic exam system

October 7, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: AKA Mombasa rolls out electronic exam system

Aga Khan Academy Mombasa has adopted a computerized electronic examination assessment platform ‘e-Assessment’ that has transformed the sitting and evaluation of the school’s exams, eliminating courier costs for exam papers, as well as leakages and...

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Ericsson and Vodafone M-Pesa simplify safe water payments

October 7, 2016 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson and Vodafone M-Pesa simplify safe water payments

Ericsson announced that its M-Commerce Interconnect (EMI) service will simplify mobile money payments and cash collection between mobile wallet provider Vodafone M-Pesa and businesses. The first deployment under the deal will connect M-Pesa with the growing...

Barclays Kenya and UK invest in renewable energy in Kenya

UK aims to drive renewable energy investment in Kenya

October 6, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on UK aims to drive renewable energy investment in Kenya

The British High Commission, in conjunction with Barclays Bank of Kenya  held an event in Nairobi bringing together leading players in the local renewable energy sector with investors from the United Kingdom. The UK-Kenya Renewable Energy Conference (REC...