Showmax has announced the availability of five new live-streaming channels in Kenya. These local offerings include K24, KBC, KTN Home, KTN News and NTV. “With the addition of these live channels, Showmax offers Kenyans a one-stop streaming destination featuring the best of international and Kenyan shows, movies and kids’ shows,...
Mobile money transaction company, Pegasus technologies has suffered a major data breach resulting in the loss of billions of Ugandan Shillings - according to PLM Daily. The breach is said to have impacted telcos, Airtel and MTN Uganda, as well as Stanbic Bank, Uganda’s largest bank. “Stanbic Bank Uganda, MTN...
GSMA has revealed that it will host MWC Africa in Kigali, Rwanda in 2021 - this comes after MWC 2020 was scrapped in the wake of numerous wireless tech heavyweights deciding to pull out from the conference citing the coronavirus outbreak. MWC21 Africa is expected to bring together the leading...
Jumia and Airtel Kenya have partnered to allow consumers to complete their online payment transactions using Airtel Money. “Millions of Kenyans rely on mobile money daily to make fast payments. By expanding our payment options to include Airtel money, it will make it easier for more consumers to incorporate online...
Africell has launched the new KaiOS–enabled smart feature phone, the 4G Vida K242, in Uganda. The 4G Vida K242 has been specifically designed for people who are unable to afford a smartphone and want to go online.  It has a user-friendly interface optimized for first-time internet users. It comes with the...
vivo has unveiled its newest mid-range smartphone - the Y20 - in Kenya. The device, which is expected to launch on 8 October, is the latest addition to vivo’s youth-oriented Y-series. The vivo Y20 is expected to be equipped with a Triple AI camera supporting macro, bokeh, and other advanced selfie...
Telkom Kenya and Airtel have recorded a 16% fall in mobile Internet subscribers after consumers grew uncertain over a proposed merger of the telcos, according to Gadgets Africa. A report by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) reveals that there were only 38.85 million Internet subscribers as of March 2020...
Two men have been arrested in Kenya after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) suspected the duo of fraud. According to The Star, the suspects, Kevin Sagini Oroko (23) and Dominic Otiso Nyabuto (27) were "apprehended from their hideout at Miwani Estate within Machakos town". In their possession, authorities reportedly found...
Paratus Zambia confirmed the deployment of a 100Gig metro fibre ring in Zambia - marking a first for the pan-African telecommunications Group. The fibre ring is expected to utilise technology that increases bandwidth over an existing fibre network, meaning businesses can transmit data at speeds of up to 100Gbps. Coupled...
Kenya's government is planning to spend KES15 billion to allow schools to teach four subjects online. This comes after ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru announced plans to pilot a programme that would aid in digital learning. According to The Star, Mucheru appeared before the Senate ICT Committee to "answer questions about...
KaiOS Technologies  and Telkom Kenya have unveiled the new Kaduda T-Smart, a KaiOS–enabled smart feature phone. The T-Smart is said to be a 'significant upgrade' of Telkom Kenya’s feature phone portfolio as the device aims to address the growing demand for competitively-priced Internet-enabled devices with affordable data packages. The T-Smart enables...
Safaricom, Telkom and Airtel Kenya have decided to compensate customers who experience interrupted services due to network outages, reports Gadgets Africa. This comes shortly after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) issued new draft regulations "to compel telcos to either pay or offer credit equivalent of the time users are...
Infinix has officially launched its new X1 smart TV in Kenya. With Android TV, a 'high-quality' viewing experience and the AIoT technology, the new smart TV is expected to develop the new business line for the company and 'take the entertainment of local customers to a new level'. The X1 Android...
UnionPay International and Interswitch East Africa have partnered to support digitalization across the continent, allowing cardholders and merchants within the region to transact seamlessly and conveniently across various platforms on the global UPI network. The agreement with Interswitch will facilitate UnionPay card acceptance across ATMs, Points-of-Sale, QR Payments and online payments,...
The 21st century is widely touted as the 'African Century', a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa's future looks bright. The continent features five of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. Its population is the most youthful, with 60% of all African citizens under...
Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there’s was no doubt that it was on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years - however, there...
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