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Energy focused tech startup launches in Kenya

October 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

VentureBuilder officially launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, with support from the DOEN Foundation, Facebook, Shell Foundation, and USAID. The energy-focused startup aims at scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises – mandated with expanding energy access to underserved populations in Africa. According to VentureBuilder, its...

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UABA successfully initiates Zambia’s first Blockchain Association

September 23, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, GeneralComments Off on UABA successfully initiates Zambia’s first Blockchain Association

The United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA) has officially formed Zambia’s first Blockchain Association. While this took place during a meeting held in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the official news was only announced a...

Nokia unveils two devices available for pre-order in Kenya

Nokia unveils two devices available for pre-order in Kenya

September 18, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia unveils two devices available for pre-order in Kenya

The home of Nokia phones, HMD Global announced on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, that consumers living in Kenya can now pre-order the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia7.2 devices from selected retail partners. “We are happy to provide our fans with two phones powered by AI...

INTERVIEW: Projects delivering technology for life in Africa

September 13, 2019 • East Africa, Features, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Projects delivering technology for life in Africa

KOKO is a venture-backed technology company that believes communities thrive when each of their members is connected to opportunity. From product development and engineering projects to sustainable energy solutions, KOKO is on a mission to deliver technology...

Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4 kicking off in Nigeria

Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4 kicks off in Nigeria

September 13, 2019 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4 kicks off in Nigeria

Google’s first regionally-based startup accelerator program, Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa announced that Class 4 kicked off in Nigeria on Thursday, 12 September. 12 startups from six countries form part of Class 4. All the selected startups...

Huawei unveils socio-economic development project for Kenya

Huawei unveils socio-economic development project for Kenya

September 12, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei unveils socio-economic development project for Kenya

“The empowering use of ICT is closely connected to socio-economic development. Our 20 years of experience connecting rural communities in Africa has shown us that wireless broadband access is significantly changing the way we live and work in the digital...

New study highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution in Africa

New study highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution in Africa

September 10, 2019 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on New study highlights opportunities to optimize digital evolution in Africa

A recent research collaboration between the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of technology to drive...

Global trade platform partners with customs agencies in East Africa

Global trade platform partners with customs agencies in East Africa

September 5, 2019 • Company News, East AfricaComments Off on Global trade platform partners with customs agencies in East Africa

Global trade and technology platform, Kountable announced on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, that it has formed strategic partnerships with customs agencies in both Rwanda and Kenya. The first agencies to formally join the Kountable network were CLOFFIK and...

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

September 5, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on ENGIE acquires off-grid solar solutions company to light up Africa

Electric utility company, ENGIE has announced that it has expanded its decentralised energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, off-grid solar solutions company. It’s reported that Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya...

South African Mobiclicks takes first step into East Africa

South African Mobiclicks takes first step into East Africa

September 2, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Mobiclicks takes first step into East Africa

Mobile advertising agency, Mobiclicks has announced that the company has successfully launched its first branch outside of South Africa. The new office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Allen Kambuni has been appointed as the Mobiclicks Regional Lead for East...

Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

September 1, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech provider and NGO join forces to bring IT classroom to Uganda

Tech services provider, ITEC and Oasis Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), announced that they are planning on working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy. The academy is located in the Musoto Village in Eastern Uganda....

SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

August 28, 2019 • East Africa, GeneralComments Off on SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

Multinational software company, SAP announced on Tuesday, 27 August 2019, that there are five social enterprises that will benefit from its 2019 Social Sabbatical to be held in Ethiopia between September and October. According to SAP, the Social Sabbatical...

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

August 23, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

Financial journal, Global Finance has named Standard Chartered Bank the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Kenya for 2019. The journal recognised SCB for its information security and fraud management systems under its digital offerings. Commenting on the Award,...

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

August 21, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on VMware to address digital skills gap in Africa

VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The aim is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital...

Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

August 12, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

52 former Airtel employees have written to the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) to oppose the merger of Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya which, according to the employees, would compromise the chances of their pending case being concluded. The ex-employees...

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

August 7, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Network provider, Paratus has invested in a 4160km long fibre network that spans all the way from the West to the East coast of Africa. The route — that would normally take more than 60 hours to drive with a car — can be crossed digitally in about 31...