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Airbus bizlab, startups

Airbus BizLab targets aerospace startups in East Africa

August 18, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator has launched the #Africa4Future initiative targeting start-ups that are transforming the aerospace business in East Africa. The Airbus BizLab offers early-stage projects support, in the form of a six-month “accelerator programme”. The programme will give startups access to coaches, experts and mentors. “We...

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mobile money, online payment, ecomerce

Tola Mobile to help merchants reconcile transactions in Africa

August 18, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tola Mobile has announced advances in its Tola Wallet offering. Tola Wallet connects businesses to previously unbanked customers. The mobile service provider can now reconcile transactions that would previously have been delayed or even potentially lost...

internet growth in Africa

These Are Africa’s Top 10 Internet Titans

August 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet growth and digital transformation go hand-in-hand both in Africa as well as globally. In order for a country to keep up with the digital revolution, more commonly known as the fourth industrial revolution, it needs to ensure that the majority of the...

social media, elections

Kenyan social media users warned

August 15, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan social media users have been warned against making statements that may be a threat to security. Users were informed that security forces will arrest those sharing messages or information deemed inflammatory.  The government confirmed that there have...

NBK, WorldRemit, mobile money transfers

NBK, WorldRemit partner to offer instant money transfers to Kenya

August 15, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, and the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) have launched a partnership to enable Kenyans living abroad to make instant transfers home. WorldRemit users can now make instant bank deposits to NBK accounts held in both...

IFS, REG, IFS Applications

Rwanda Energy Group goes live with IFS Applications

August 11, 2017 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

IFS, a global enterprise applications company, has announced that Rwanda Energy Group’s (REG) operating companies have gone live with IFS Applications 9 in the first phase of the implementation of an Integrated Business Management Solution (IBMS). REG is...

mobile internet, Opera, Worldreader

African women use mobile internet more heavily than men

August 10, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A study undertaken by global software company Opera and digital reading non-profit Worldreader has found that women in Africa use mobile internet to empower and entertain themselves. Opera ran a survey of 1,500 women and men aged 14 to 44 in Nigeria, Kenya,...

social media, elections

Kenyan elections social media analysis

August 10, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

With the Kenyan elections currently underway social sentiment expressed by Kenyan netizens has been analysed to determine the next president of the country. In the week leading up to the elections (1 – 6 August), 443 000 mentions from 173 000 Kenyans...

TerraPay, mobile payments

TerraPay launches international mobile money transfers to Uganda

August 10, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile payments switch, TerraPay has announced the launch of international mobile money transfers to Uganda. Terrapay received approval from Bank of Uganda to facilitate International money transfers to mobile wallets in the country. This allows...

Kenya Decides, IEBC

Kenya: Electoral Commission disputes hacking allegations

August 10, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has disputed allegations that their systems were hacked. IEBC released a statement saying that the system was secure during the elections and that no results were manipulated. Leader of opposition...

LTE-U Network, Ethio-Telecom

Ethio-telecom introduces new services

August 7, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Ethio-telecom has announced that it will introduce new services for enterprise and individual customers. The new services will help end users by improving their internet, voice and SMS experiences says the company. The operator said the services include...

Facebook invests in Uganda

Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya

August 2, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya

With the recent spate of fake news reports circulating on social media in Kenya, Facebook has today rolled out an educational tool to help people spot fake news on the platform. When people click on the tool at the top of their News Feed, they will see more...

Code for Good, app development

Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

August 2, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

Three technology entrepreneurs, Ildephonse Mungwarakarama, Theogene Niyonsenga and Jerome Habimana, have launched a programme to teach app development skills to young Rwandans. Code for Good aims to bring technology to youth in order to improve academic...

Safaricom, Daraja

Kenya: Safaricom Launches M-pesa API for Business

August 2, 2017 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom Launches M-pesa API for Business

Safaricom has announced the release of a feature-rich M-PESA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) portal for businesses in Kenya. Daraja will enable businesses to integrate with M-PESA and reduce the more than 60 days it currently takes for them to link...

tech hub, Nairobi Garage

Kenyan tech hub introduces professional services for start ups

August 2, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan tech hub introduces professional services for start ups

Kenya’s tech hub, Nairobi Garage, has announced the launch of Nairobi Garage Business Services. Nairobi Garage Business Services will give the country’s top professional service providers access to startups and small businesses at affordable rates....

crytocurrency, Bitcoin

New Bitcoin Exchange launched in Kenya

August 1, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on New Bitcoin Exchange launched in Kenya

Belfrics Global, a Malaysia based, bitcoin technology provider has launched its Bitcoin Exchange in Kenya to allow traders and Bitcoin users to trade at a much lower cost. The cost of transactions while using Belfrics will be 5 percent. Belfrics Kenya will...