Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has approved the 2020 Finance Bill, proposing amendments to multiple statutes including the Income Tax Act, the Value Added Tax Act of 2013, the Excise Duty Act of 2015 and the Tax Procedures Act of 2015. The most notable aspect of the approval of this new...
Mipango Fintech has launched a new app that will provide free personal financial management to Tanzanians on IOS and Android mobile devices. The app - which is underpinned by AI and operates in Swahili - aims to support Tanzanians to better manage their expenses, provide an opportunity to set up...
MTN has been recognised as the Most Admired Telecom Brand in Uganda by Brands Africa in the 2020 Africa’s Best Brands Survey which is conducted across 27 countries on the continent. “This award is an endorsement of our efforts towards keeping every Ugandan connected,” says Joseph Bogera, MTN Uganda's GM...
Satellite and fixed internet provider Zuku seems to be looking into releasing a decoder loaded with Android TV in the future, combined with Google Play and YouTube. The service is available in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi & Zambia. https://twitter.com/BeingWesh/status/1276064934338555909?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1276064934338555909&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechweez.com%2F2020%2F06%2F25%2Fzuku-might-release-android-tv-decoder%2F New images circling social media might give an indication of what this...
The Central Bank of Kenya announced that it will extend the measures placed on mobile money transactions put forth back in March. Charges for mobile money transactions of up to KES1000 ($9,39) and the withdrawal of money between bank accounts and mobile money wallets. These emergency measures were put in place...
In 2020, Rwanda was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. Rwanda, therefore, seemed a...
Persons Living with Sickle Cell Disease (PLWSCD), are at a higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19, Kenya's Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr Rashid Aman says. The CAS noted that PLWSCD are more likely to get severe illness if they get infected due to their impaired immunity resulting from...
vivo is all set to launch its first-ever Dual Punch Hole Camera phone - the vivo V19 - to the Kenyan market on 24 June. According to vivo, the V19 will hold an L-shaped quad rear camera with a LED flash and a dual punch front camera at the right...
In April, Kenyans were almost always at home after the COVID-19 crisis hit the country, and the nationwide lockdown was initiated. This is according to a report from Google which noted a significant decrease in the number of people visiting workplaces, parks and recreational areas. Now, a similar report...
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority of Kenya has released findings of the National Baseline Survey on the extent of counterfeit and other forms of illicit trade in the country. According to the study conducted between October 2019 and February 2020, the Government revenue lost in 2018 stood at KES102.99-billion up from KES101.23-billion...
These days, most entrepreneurs are opting to use co-working spaces as opposed to renting out traditional offices and committing to leases. This means that there is a growing opportunity for people who want to provide these co-working environments in what's called space as a service.  A co-working space provider is...
Ghanaian agritech company, Farmerline has sent WHO COVID-19 information to over 18,000 smallholder farmers across 32 districts in Ghana in the wake of the pandemic. The World Health Organisation's (WHO) COVID-19 messages - which were originally available in the English language on the Internet - have been translated into...
Huawei Y7p users in Kenya were shocked to discover that their devices were eligible for Android 10 in the form of an EMUI 10 update. "Yesterday, I got a notification that I can download Android 10 for the Huawei Y7p. The Huawei Y7p was launched by Huawei Kenya back in...
SafariBookings.com, an online marketplace for African safari tours, recently ran its fourth monthly survey among 308 safari tour operators. The survey’s aim was to acquire a detailed understanding of the impact in the safari industry from the downturn in travel associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The results were in line...
Kenya’s oil and gas industry is in a state of transition, as its major oil and gas development — Blocks 10BB and 13T in Turkana — has been put on hold, with Tullow Oil submitting a notice of force majeure to the Kenyan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, citing...
Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala, officially launched a virtual safari Livestream campaign yesterday in an effort to showcase some of the country's most picturesque game safaris across its national parks and reserves. The campaign will continue for six weeks covering the country and will be part...
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