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TECHNO Mobile unveiled the Camon CX smartphone at an event in Kenya.

TECNO Mobile smartphone launch set to shake up African market

March 24, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (1)

Premium mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, had unveiled its latest handset, Camon CX,  to hit the African market at an event in the Kenyan capital. Designed specifically for young, independent smartphone users, the latest handset will be the “Selfie Camera” for this market’s generation. The Camon CX will be available in 41 countries across Africa,...

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Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems together with Richard Hechle, Managing Director of Internet Solutions Kenya.

Kenya to upgrade Fibre network infrastructure to 10GB

March 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telco Systems, provider of of innovative CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV solutions and Internet Solutions Kenya, a Pan-African communications service provider of Cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier services within Kenya and connecting outside...

Microsoft

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good Fellowship programme

March 17, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Microsoft has launched East Africa’s first #Insider4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities. Microsoft partnered...

The e-passport is an initiative that  will be also launched in other East African countries.

Kenya to issue out e-passports in September

March 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Starting from 1 September 2017 the government of Kenya will start issuing out electronic passports according to reports by The Standard Media. The passports, which were due to be released in December 2016 and later pushed for April will have an electronic...

Tigo Tanzania unveils 5th edition winners of annual Change-Makers’ competition.

Tanzania: Tigo awards $40000 to local entrepreneurs

March 13, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania in partnership with Reach for Change, a non-profit organization has given an award of $40 000 to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition is aimed at identifying and...

SureBuddy an android application that has today launched into market  brings sponsored insurance and insurance related products to Uganda.

SureBuddy insurance app, a first for Uganda

March 10, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on SureBuddy insurance app, a first for Uganda

SureBuddy, an app that brings sponsored insurance and insurance related products has been launched in Uganda. Available on Android, the app renders advertisements, the consumer watches the ads, and then receives free cover as a reward. Ad images are...

Eran Feinstein, the Direct Pay Online (DPO Group) CEO.

East African online payment platform expands to Southern Africa

March 9, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on East African online payment platform expands to Southern Africa

The Direct Pay Online Group, (DPO Group), East African online payment service provider announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of...

The agreement to launch eKilimo will help drive growth for farmers. (image: Mastercard)

Tanzania’s agri sector digitised with eKilimo mobile solution

March 9, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania’s agri sector digitised with eKilimo mobile solution

National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has partnered with Mastercard with an aim to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector in Tanzania with the rollout of eKilimo, a mobile solution developed by the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion. eKilimo,...

ShowMax has set up its East Africa headquarters at the acclaimed Nairobi Garage co-working space.

ShowMax sets up shop at the Nairobi Garage

March 3, 2017 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ShowMax sets up shop at the Nairobi Garage

Internet TV company ShowMax has set up its East Africa headquarters in Kenya at the Nairobi Garage co-working space, and is in the process of recruiting for a number of new roles based in this office. The new office will support growth both in Kenya and in...

Wangu

Over 60% of millennials us social media as main source of information

February 28, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Over 60% of millennials us social media as main source of information

A recent survey by Geopoll found that dependency on technology and a mobile first approach is being driven by African Millennials. Millennials across the world are defined by their uptake of technology. Affinity to technology by millennials world-wide and...

biggest senders to Tanzania include migrants currently living in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Norway and Canada, amongst others.

WorldRemit expands into Tanzania

February 20, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit expands into Tanzania

WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service has expanded into Tanzania in a bid to support the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. WorldRemit customers can send money to Tanzania via Mobile...

Safaicom Limited is now  is updating its mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa to be transparent. (image: Wikimedia)

Kenya: Safaricom makes M-Pesa more transparent

February 17, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom makes M-Pesa more transparent

Traditional and mobile banking institutions have been urged to be transparent in their dealings by the business regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). This, according to Kachwanya.com, has resulted in Safaricom Limited updating mobile money...

Norman Moyo, CEO of Cumii.

Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

February 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

Cumii is a pan-African IoT company that focuses on disruptive technology that transforms Africa. Its philosophy and DNA is built from the “The Internet of Things” (a vision where everything is connected), “Machine to Machine” and Big Data. Recently,...

Mastercard announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on a range of joint initiatives aimed at empowering small and micro businesses in emerging markets.(image: shutterstock)

Mastercard to empower 150 000 MSME’s in Kenya

February 14, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard to empower 150 000 MSME’s in Kenya

Mastercard commits to empowering over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya within 2017 by giving them access to Masterpass QR. The mobile driven, Person-to-Merchant payment solution will be introduced through various financial...

Airtel Kenya offers routers and 3G connectivity to ensure free internet connection services.

Kenya: “She Will Connect” reaches over 3200

February 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: “She Will Connect” reaches over 3200

Airtel Kenya and Intel have partnered on She Will Connect; a program aimed at delivering free internet connectivity by providing routers and 3G access to urban and semi urban communities in the country. According to Kenya Tech News the program has already...

Sicily Kariuki, Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs secretary (right) and Simon Kimutai, Matatu Owners Association chairmen (left)  (image: Huduma)

Huduma smart cards to connect Kenyans

February 7, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Huduma smart cards to connect Kenyans

Mastercard has committed to supporting Huduma in rolling-out a smart card that aims to connect all citizens to the formal financial sector to drive efficiency and transparency as part of their 2030 goals. The Huduma Card is a prepaid card with chip and PIN...