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Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

October 31, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to power advanced medical analysis and research. This platform will be enabled by Microsoft Azure – to...

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Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in Africa

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

October 30, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

Renewable energy can play a pivotal role in bringing power to people whether in rural or remote areas. It has the potential to assist many African countries and citizens to have access to power which is essential for the reduction of poverty as well as to...

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

October 29, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, has added 19 new countries to its already extensive 28 markets footprint, in so doing increasing its overall coverage to 47 countries across Africa. Through its strategic partnerships, Vodacom Business, the leading...

How artificial intelligence is starting to impact on your everyday life

Could Johannesburg be the AI Hub Africa needs?

October 29, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Could Johannesburg be the AI Hub Africa needs?

When one thinks of artificial intelligence (AI), major corporations working out of leading tech hubs like Silicon Valley and – with a growing presence – London come to mind. Africa, on the other hand, hasn’t yet taken a seat at the...

Nokia smartphones serves first slice of Android™ 9 Pie

Nokia rolls out Android 9 Pie in Kenya

October 29, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia rolls out Android 9 Pie in Kenya

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the  roll out of Android 9 Pie  on EISA’s Consumer Smartphone of the Year, the Nokia 7 plus. Fans will start receiving Android 9 Pie on their Nokia 7 plus in Kenya. Packed with Google’s...

Make your network ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

HID Global enables government to offer Mobile IDs to Citizens

October 28, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on HID Global enables government to offer Mobile IDs to Citizens

HID Global, an identity solutions company, has extended its HID goID platform so governments can more easily offer mobile identities to citizens from multiple authorized issuing agencies. The platform is now available as a cloud service in a packaged HID...

Ajay Banga visiting small shop to witness pay-as-you-go QR transaction

Mastercard, M-Kopa roll out energy solutions in Uganda

October 26, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard, M-Kopa roll out energy solutions in Uganda

Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank, celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction this week, officially launching the initiative, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of...

Joseph Kanyua, Head of Innovation & Customer Experience Solutions at SAP East Africa

AI as a government tool to accelerate manufacturing sector growth

October 24, 2018 • East AfricaComments Off on AI as a government tool to accelerate manufacturing sector growth

As exciting as the emergence of accessible and powerful artificial intelligence may be. There’s no single other exponential technology causing as much uncertainty among governments, businesses, and citizens. While many advanced economies have embraced...

Robin Njiru, Director: General Business at SAP East Africa

Kenya: Using intelligent technologies to connect with citizens

October 23, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Using intelligent technologies to connect with citizens

Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry sectors around the world. These exponential forces put pressure on public sector organisations to rethink the way they operate to meet the dynamic needs of...

Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

October 21, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Industries, Online & SocialComments Off on Google donates KES 100 mln to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

Google, in partnership with One Acre Fund, will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a KES 100 million grant. Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito said the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize...

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia's remittance income

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

October 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to nine new countries across the region. Nearly 3 million migrants living in over 50 countries can now send money directly from their phones...

Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

Here’s what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

October 16, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Here’s what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

The growth of mobile phone technology is opening access to financial services for in Kenya. Data indicates that most of the Kenyan population relies on financial technology (fintech) companies to access financial services. This represents a previously...

SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic...

Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse

Telkom Kenya denies redundancy plans, urges action against Safaricom

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom Kenya denies redundancy plans, urges action against Safaricom

Telkom Kenya has renewed calls for rival Safaricom be declared a dominant player, reports Citizen News. CEO Aldo Mareuse also sought to allay fears that it was planning to make staff redundant on consulting firm McKinsey’s recommendation. Safaricom holds...

Portable medical tech key to unlock successful primary health care

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) announced a 2-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques. The partnership will build on efforts to achieve Universal...

Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

October 12, 2018 • East AfricaComments Off on Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at the opening of the Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA...