Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), part of the Paratus Group, announced today the launch of its high-speed fibre-optic link connecting Angola to DRC across Noqui (Angola) and Matadi (DRC). The 600-kilometre connection between Luanda and Noqui, with a capacity of up to 200 gigabits per second, will also provide internet services...
Kenyan budget airlines Jambojet has confirmed the appointment of Karanja Ndegwa as its CEO and managing director effective from 2 September, Thursday. The Kenya Airways subsidiary holds nearly half of the domestic aviation market in Kenya, offering low-cost tickets. According to a statement from the airlines, Ndegwa has held the...
South African mega-retailer Massmart, the company that operates Game stores, has revealed that it is planning to sell its shops across countries in East and West Africa, including Kenya and Nigeria. Massmart, which is owned by American Walmart, cites a renewed need to focus on its "core strengths" as the...
Kenya's Information Communication Authority (ICTA) has been caught for the irregular spending of $1.12-million from both local and foreign lenders for the year to June 2020. The country's Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu says that the money involved was all proceeds from grants. In fact, the amount represents cumulative funds transfers to...
Globally, the manufacturing sector plays a significant role in driving economic growth, job creation, and lifting people out of poverty. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, global manufacturing output has been in decline and Kenyan manufacturers say they are now prioritising cost reduction, increasing revenue, retaining jobs, and...
South African entertainment powerhouse MultiChoice has disputed reports that it has been ordered by a Nigerian appeal tribunal to pay 50% of an N1.8-trillion ($4.4-billion) disputed tax backlog imposed on it by Nigerian authorities. MultiChoice had to pay $2.2-billion as a deposit and the condition of the satellite pay-TV company's...
Angola-based mobile operator Unitel has launched a digital money service - Unitel Money - in the Central African country. The technology will be available in the 18 provinces of the country. The new service will allow users to make deposits, withdrawals, transfers and payments via mobile phone, all without needing...
Internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla last month released its market analysis for Kenya, ranking the country’s fastest mobile internet operators. The analysis only takes into account top mobile operators in the country, ones which account for 3% or more of total test samples in the market in Q2 2021...
OPPO is expected to soon be launching its OPPO Reno 6 5G smartphone in Kenya with a launch date set for early next month. The device will be OPPO's first 5G enabled smartphone in the country and will bring a host of new and improved features over its predecessor. A...
The East African country takes another step closer to Wakanda with this new item of Afrofuturist news. Kenya Airways has signed an agreement with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to launch flying taxis in the capital city of Nairobi in a move aimed at spearheading this transport innovation in the market. According...
The University of Glasgow has been working with the Vector Control Division of the Uganda Ministry of Health - collaborating for several years on new ways to achieve vital recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) outlined in a 2018 report on controlling malaria, which highlighted a need for...
Oracle on Thursday announced that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in Kenya has finalised a workforce development program for young refugees in Kenya, in collaboration with Oracle University. The UNHCR delivers professional learning courses on Oracle Cloud technologies to refugees with a core background in information technology. The participants also...
Kenya will require all government employees to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before 23 August or face disciplinary action, according to the head of the East African country's public service, Joseph Kinyua. According to a letter, varified by Bloomberg, sent by Kinyua to senior state officials,...
Africa is warming much faster than the global average, according to the IGAD Climate Predication and Application Centre (ICPAC). Major cities in East Africa have witnessed increased temperatures that almost double the 1.1-degree warming average that the rest of the globe has experienced since pre-industrial times. Since 1860, Nairobi, the capital...
Customers of Kenya's eminent telco Safaricom can now buy shares listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange using their Bonga Points. This marks the first investment option for redeeming the Bonga Points loyalty reward, which can be used for a multitude of other options in the past. According to Safaricom, who...
Digital devices and services have improved the daily lives of 84% of Kenyans – while nearly one third said that it had boosted their incomes. These are among the key findings of a unique cross-country survey that provides a comprehensive and timely assessment of how Kenya’s aggressive investments in core...
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