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Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

June 14, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban...

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PayU launches operations in Kenya

PayU launches operations in Kenya

June 12, 2019 • East Africa, FinanceComments (0)

  PayU has been a licensed operator in Kenya since February 2019 and launched payment services for the region. Kenya, as the power hub for East Africa is superbly positioned for expansion into the rest of Africa. “Kenya is a powerful and growing...

Nokia 3.2 now available in Kenya

Nokia 3.2 now available in Kenya

May 31, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia 3.2 now available in Kenya

The Nokia 3.2 is now available in Kenya. The device combines the biggest HD+ display and comes with a signature two-day battery life powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience. Speaking during the announcement, Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager East...

KOKO launches first Network in Kenya

May 29, 2019 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on KOKO launches first Network in Kenya

KOKO Networks, a Venture-backed technology company has launched its first network of 700 “KOKOpoints” inside neighbourhood shops across Nairobi. KOKOpoints are multi-purpose consumer access machines, combining a fuel ATM, an e-commerce kiosk and...

MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

May 23, 2019 • East Africa, GeneralComments Off on MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions has announced that its channel partner in East Africa, A&S Electronics, will supply to supply water services in Uganda. A&S Electronics provides water for use in...

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

May 21, 2019 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. The decision to open a new office was made during Eugene Kaspersky’s visit to Rwanda where he met with H.E Paul Kagame,...

Paxful offers bitcoin workshops to universities in Africa

Paxful offers bitcoin workshops to universities in Africa

May 18, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Paxful offers bitcoin workshops to universities in Africa

On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, Statistics South Africa announced that the youth unemployment rate in the country remains at an all-time high of 55.2 per cent. In a bid to help create employment, global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is driving education...

Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack in East Africa

Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack in East Africa

May 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack in East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya has today launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that offers a step-change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases. The new Azure Stack service will allow companies to run a private Microsoft cloud...

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Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

May 13, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

Hiperdist, a regional value-added distributor has announced a strategic partnership with Pelco for the West and East Africa regions. Santosh Sansare, General Manager of Hiperdist said, “We are glad to partner with Pelco, one of the leaders in security...

WATCH: TME Education launches an Electronics Lab in Mityana, Uganda

May 11, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on WATCH: TME Education launches an Electronics Lab in Mityana, Uganda

At the beginning of this year, TME Education opened an electronics lab in cooperation with St. Elisabeth Girls School in Mityana, Uganda. The facility was inaugurated by workshops conducted by the project’s ambassador in Uganda, Patrick Ssonko. TME...

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

May 10, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

Rwanda based Platform as a Service start-up known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar-powered kiosks, ARED, has announced that it has set up 10 such kiosks with 10 women micro franchisees; thereby marking its expansion into its first international...

Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

May 7, 2019 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan audio production and podcast startup, PortableVoices has opened its first recording studio in Nairobi. The startup, which is focused on producing African spoken word entertainment will work with Kenyan podcasters to produce audio content for the...

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

April 24, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom Kenya has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fibre network, Liquid Telecom has connected the main hospital in Mombasa to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal...

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

April 21, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content. Initiated by the...

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

April 18, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and Standard Bank have announced that they have selected and invested into the first five fintech startup businesses in Africa. Founders Factory Africa is a South African company operating across Africa delivering a...

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Blockchain skill-drive initiative to address knowledge-gap in Tanzania

April 15, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Blockchain skill-drive initiative to address knowledge-gap in Tanzania

  Belfrics Group in partnership with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) announced a joint initiative to develop a pool of talented and skilled technology professionals for blockchain as a domain. Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research,...