Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with @iBizAfrica- Strathmore University has shortlisted 10 start-ups for the Women in Tech programme. The Programme targets women-led start-ups that are looking to scale up their business through technology. Standard Chartered Women in Tech (WiT) support female-led entrepreneurial teams with business management training, mentoring, and...
According to a quarterly report by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September.41 Last year, Uganda’s parliament passed new laws that introduced a new tax for use of...
Kenya's top telecom is set to make $481-million (Ksh53.5-billion) for installing smart electricity meters to Kenya Power's largest consumers in a new deal meant to curb power theft, and electricity leakages while also fixing significant weaknesses on the utility firm's transmission network, reports Business Daily. Safaricom is planning on spending...
The GSMA today announced that it has opened a permanent office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be based in the heart of Nairobi's Innovation Hub (iHub) for the technology community and will enable the GSMA to work even more closely with its members and other industry stakeholders to...
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is set to increase the amount payable, for fines paid by telco operators, for poor Quality of Service (QoS). According to the authority operators that do not comply, or fail to meet the set quality standards that the authority has implemented, may be subjected...
According to Kaspersky’s Financial Cyberthreats report, attacks in the financial sector are becoming increasingly corporate-oriented and shifting away from consumers. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites...
On the heels of SAP Africa’s recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the Skills for Africa training certification. The training that has been conducted...
On Friday 3 November 2017, instant messaging app, WhatsApp, experienced some unscheduled downtime in South Africa as well as various other countries across the world. The interruption occurred at around 10 am CAT and a number of users took to various social media platforms to express their frustrations. Many others took to...
Ugandan telecommunications operators have denied allegations of hiking airtime prices in the country. Customers were warned not to pay an extra amount when buying airtime. This comes after customers, especially those of MTN, Airtel and Africell, complained after being charged an unusual amount when buying airtime. MTN senior manager corporate...
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its latest device, the Redmi 10 in Kenya. Xiaomi boasts that the device is its latest 2022 model, but prospective users should note that the Redmi 10 is separate from Xiamoi's 'Note' series of smartphones which includes the Redmi Note 11S device. Specifications The Redmi 10...
Airtel, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, today announced a strategic partnership to provide Airtel’s customers access to the knowledge and information available on Wikipedia through their mobile phones free of data charges. This partnership is part of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Zero program, which focuses on...
Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), x-Mobility is helping to drive an East African network operator’s quest to extend its subscriber base beyond its national boundaries and increase revenues. x-Mobility has provided the East African network operator with its appVNO platform to solve both of these issues. It allows them to...
MTN Group, the parent company of MTN Rwanda, last week, announced its financial results for the year 2018 which ended December, promising its investors that it was committed to improve its financial performance in the medium term period. The South African based company said in a statement that it was...
Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has revealed it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software. This 2016 "Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery...
The UK's Medi-science International Limited and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a strategic collaboration. According to an announcement, the collaboration will seek to transform healthcare delivery through decentralization and improved access to personal health data in Africa and Europe. The partnership will reportedly give patients an accessible record of...
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has recently launched its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya. This will serve as its flagship East African space, joining hubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The incubator will provide the same on-the-ground support, access to resources and global MEST...
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