MENU

East Africa
Category

‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, EventsComments Off on ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

The world is heading towards a ‘fourth industrial revolution, according to technology experts. But is this good or bad news for Africans? Does it signify the approach of a new age of opportunity, in which Africa will leapfrog its competitors, or is it more likely to be a disaster in which jobs are lost, traditional [&hellip...

Read More
WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

September 5, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

Leading international money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent. The new digital service will reduce the cost of sending money across borders. The...

Safaricom faces KES 449 mln fine by telecom regulator

Safaricom faces $4.47 million fine by telecom regulator

September 4, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom faces $4.47 million fine by telecom regulator

One of Kenya’s largest telecoms faces a fine of 0.2 percent of its gross revenue for the last financial year, equivalent to 449 million shillings ($4.47 million), official documents seen by Reuters on Monday, September 3, showed. The regulator,...

After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent's sustainable energy future

Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

September 4, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even...

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Friday, September 14th to submit entries for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative...

Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

The African revolution has arrived

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The African revolution has arrived

FinTech is opening financial inclusion doors for consumers in Africa that were previously unimaginable, and innovative fintechs such as MyBucks are smashing down previous barriers to investment on the continent. Through cutting-edge technology such as...

South Africa: Free TV is here with TV2GO

CA launches new framework to assess mobile telecoms service quality

September 1, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on CA launches new framework to assess mobile telecoms service quality

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has brought in a Quality of Service Monitoring system (QSMS) for mobile services, measuring network performance, customer service, rate of dropped calls, call connection time and voice/data quality.  The Authority...

Jumia Food Launches Online Pre-Payments in Kenya and Uganda

Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda

August 28, 2018 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda

Jumia Food customers can now pre-pay for their food deliveries, as the online food delivering company commences online pre-payment options (credit cards and mobile payments) in Kenya and Uganda. This new payment option leverages the prominence of online...

Google announced the launch of its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent.

Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

August 27, 2018 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

Google announced the launch of its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent. The accelerator, which is housed in Lagos, Nigeria, has already demonstrated its value. The first...

Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya's tourism

Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

August 24, 2018 • East Africa, SecurityComments Off on Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US Dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US Dollars in 2016,...

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development

Ugandan Government promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

August 24, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan Government promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, in the Republic of Uganda will lead a delegation of private and public-sector players from Uganda’s oil and gas sector to the  2018, which will be held between 5 – 9 November, 2018 in Cape...

Microsoft announced as Platinum Sponsor of HISA2018

Microsoft launches ‘Kaizala Pro’ in South Africa

August 23, 2018 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches ‘Kaizala Pro’ in South Africa

Microsoft’s latest mobile offering, Kaizala Pro, is now commercially available in South Africa. Microsoft Kaizala is a mobile app that aims to improve the way businesses communicate and collaborate. It’s designed for large group communication,...

Africa sees increase in smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2018

Google optimizes search engine for Swahili speakers

August 22, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google optimizes search engine for Swahili speakers

Google Search has now made it possible for Swahili users to get more contextualised results of people, things and entities that Google already knows about. Swahili is one of the most spoken African languages and Google has now made it much easier for the over...

Threadsol Present its Range of Innovative Software Solutions For Apparel Manufacturers in Kenya

Threadsol launches software solutions for apparel manufacturers in Kenya

August 22, 2018 • East Africa, Enterprise, RetailComments Off on Threadsol launches software solutions for apparel manufacturers in Kenya

ThreadSol – an enterprise material management for sewn products’ industry, is pleased to participate in Origin Africa 2018 from 9th September to 11th September at booth #46. During the fair, ThreadSol will present its range of innovative software...

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

August 20, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Numerous reports indicate that messaging has overtaken social media in popularity, with the combined users of the top four chat apps outnumbering the combined users of the top four social networks. WhatsApp alone reports that users send 65 billion messages...

What's fueling our smartphone addiction?

Safaricom partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers

August 15, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has signed a direct partnership with Safaricom to enable instant cross-border money transfers to 28.6 million M-PESA mobile money accounts in Kenya. The direct partnership marks the culmination of years of rapidly...