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Uber revealed that it will no longer charge fees to Kenyan users, specifically in Mombasa and Nairobi, who cancel their rides. In an email to users, the ride-hailing platform says, "At Uber, we are always monitoring rider experience, market dynamics, and fare structures. This is to ensure our app continues...
Telkom has unveiled a multi-channel whistleblowing platform that allows users to report any acts or suspected acts of fraud, corruption, and irregular conduct within the organisation. The company says that this service is part of the Group’s ethics and corporate governance mechanisms to ensure that the Telkom Group remains a...
Supersonic - in partnership with MTN - has officially announced the installation of its wireless broadband solution. This service is expected to overcome distance and a lack of infrastructure in urban, township and rural communities to bring fibre-quality connectivity to more households across the country. “We are breaking down the...
53% of South Africans believe that the risk of having their job automated has increased over the last year - more than the global average of 41% - according to a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network. Additionally, 31% of workers in the digitisation and automation...
Liquid Telecom has unveiled its new identity as Liquid Intelligent Technologies in Uganda. As part of the rebrand, the pan-African technology group also revealed its plan to go from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology. Over the last two decades, Liquid has established itself...
Kaspersky has partnered with DataGroupIT to grow its cybersecurity business within Nigeria and Ghana. “DataGroupIT is a well-known distributor in Africa with a clear value-add when it comes to generating focused business growth, especially in the enterprise segment. It also has the capacity to support the Kaspersky business logistically and...
The all-new Apple iMac is officially available for preorder. The device features a compact design – 11.5 millimetres thin – enabled by the M1 chip. “M1 is a gigantic leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the breakthrough M1...
The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is especially hard-hitting for younger generations in Africa. The youth are faced with multiple challenges including disruptions to education, training and on-the-job learning. They are further impacted by employment and income losses due to layoffs and reduced working hours. Despite massive obstacles, the...
Airtel Africa has appointed Segun Ogunsanya as the group's new CEO - effective from 1 October 2021. He is taking over from Raghu Mandava who led the telco for the last five years. “We are delighted to appoint Segun Ogunsanya as the Group’s next Chief Executive Officer. He has displayed...
Uber has once again partnered with flexible car ownership company - Moove - to give Uber Go drivers the chance to become vehicle owners at an affordable rate. This partnership replicates successful launches in both Nigeria and Ghana. Drivers on the Uber Go platform now have access to brand new Toyota...
Stalkerware affects one out of every 100 mobile users in Kenya and Nigeria, according to Kaspersky Research. The same report reveals that similar malware impacts every four out of 100 South Africans. “Even though these numbers might seem low, especially when it comes to stalkerware, it bears mentioning that this...
vivo has partnered with Kenyan online retailer Jambo Shoppee to increase its footprint across the East African country. According to a Master Card study on consumer spending in February 2021, it revealed that 79% of consumers in Kenya are shopping more online since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the...
MTN Ghana has revealed its results for the quarter ended 31 March. The telco's subscriber base grew by 0.6 million to 25.0 million, as it improved its network and customer experience. Continued demand for data and increased adoption of more digital payment services supported the active data subscribers’ growth of 0.4 million to...
“To inspire people, don’t show them your superpowers. Show them theirs -” Alexander den Heijer. Africa Tech Week advocates are setting out to do just that. The event is the golden opportunity to showcase what’s hot in tech on the African continent - a platform to demonstrate to the...
Absa has appointed Deon Raju as the new Group Chief Risk Officer - effective 1 June 2021. Raju is currently Absa Group Treasurer, primarily responsible for the liquidity risk, funding, capital, and non-traded market risks of the Group. He has been with Absa for more than 20 years, having held...
MyCountry MyWorld is set to launch a new 'for Africans by Africans' social media platform - called MY! - in May 2021. “Having developed the app over a period of two years, with a series of tests; we are now confident that the app is ready to be released to...
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