Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has refreshed its mobile banking application to enhance its capabilities and guarantee tighter security features as the lender deepens its digital banking agenda. According to the KCB, with the new look App, users are able to perform a wider array of transactions ranging from paying utilities,...
Mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa, which has more than 90 percent penetration in Kenya will no longer be available in Albania. Vodafone's Kenya unit Safaricom was the first to offer M-Pesa, and had 24.8 million registered users, of which 17.6 million were active users, at the beginning of September 2016. The mobile...
This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack of Equifax that impacted of millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies’ money, it has also hit their...
GBCHealth, the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) released preliminary findings on Thursday, September 27 from their forthcoming “Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa” report, calling for greater African private sector involvement and investment in healthcare. The preliminary report finds that neither government nor existing public-private partnerships are effective...
Samsung has introduced its Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Kenya. According to Samsung, the device is expected to retail at KES 99,999 ($950 USD dependent on current exchange rate) for the 64 GB model. The device will be on sale in both the 64GB and 32GB versions, with the 32GB going...
With the instability of South Africa’s electricity supply and the uncertainty that came with load shedding, many businesses decided to invest in technology to keep them running when in the event of load shedding.  Businesses turned to generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) as a means to mitigate the...
Taisys Technologies has revealed that Kenya’s Equity Bank will be issuing a ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM, which incorporates technology from Taisys. According to Equity Bank, customers can now transfer funds, make micro-payments and gain access to other mobile financial services that are agnostic across mobile devices, including traditional...
According to a report by News 24, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that South African rally champion, Gugu Zulu, has died. The report revealed that Zulu had died while attempting to climb Kilimanjaro on Mandela Day in Tanzania. As revealed by the report, Zulu was climbing Kilimanjaro with his wife...
In Kenya, the ministry of Education launched in 2016 the creation of STEM model secondary schools in every county. The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) is an agency in STEM education and is carrying out continuous capacity development on STEM activities through various programs, strategies...
African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya says the millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly...
With a strong market share in Southern Africa and a growing presence in West Africa, global data storage solutions firm Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will this week formally open its Kenyan office, to serve the East African region. Shaun Barendsen, HDS General Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, says HDS has been...
At an exclusive press conference, which was held at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Ericsson and the Rwandan Government inked an agreement that essentially seals the deal for the upcoming Smart Rwanda project. According to Fredrik Jejdling, President of Ericsson Sub Saharan Africa, the project is set to drive ICT...
When it comes to global economics, uncertainty is about the only certainty businesses can prepare for. From future shocks to the Eurozone, to shifts in global economic power or unexpected environmental events, multi-nationals need to be ready to explore new markets and scale-up or adjust operations at any given...
The world is going through a tumultuous period with various forms of natural disasters hitting different sections of the globe seemingly all at the same time. Countries in Africa, Central America, the Carribean and the United States have all been subjected to different forms of natural disaster, all causing...
Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This past week was the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where the who's who is African ITC converged on the CTICC and a number of stories emerged...
MTN and Ericsson in a partnership with the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), have announced the successful graduation of 80 youth peacemakers at Hope North in Northern Uganda. Ericsson has been working with WPDI since 2014 to help youths affected by conflict and violence, to foster safer and more...
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