OPPO has revealed that the Reno 5 series will launch in Kenya on 22 February - this range of smartphones includes the Reno 5 and Reno 5 Pro. The devices are equipped with impressive camera array's, Gorilla Glass displays and Qualcomm/Mediatek chipsets. Here's a closer look at the Reno 5's key...
Mondia Pay and M-Pesa have partnered to allow Tanzanians to access Mondia’s suite of online content on the Vodacom Tanzania PLC digital services network. This means 7 Million Vodacom Tanzania customers can now make use of their airtime balances via SMS and USSD to subscribe to Mondia digital services including...
WhatsApp has started to test support for multi-device connections that let users access the chatting app on more devices without the need to have an active connection on one device. The new feature is currently rolling out to users in Kenya, according to TechWeez. WhatsApp is now taking in testers in...
Paratus Zambia has introduced a new range of Infinity business deals. The telco says that these packages have been designed to give business customers access to more affordable and unlimited connectivity in Zambia, a market where a quality affordable internet connection is difficult to obtain. “We have created these Paratus...
The rapid pace of digital transformation in East Africa has had a significant impact on not only how people live their lives, but also on how communication and commerce are conducted, allowing the modern customer to do everything – immediately. This has also had the unintended consequence of altering the...
Alphabet is shutting down its balloon-powered mobile Internet service, Loon. The project's main objective was to bring abundant, affordable Internet access to unconnected communities around the world. "When we unveiled Loon in June 2013, we meant everything in its name. It was a way-out-there and risky venture," says Astro Teller,...
Liquid Telecom has unveiled its new identity as Liquid Intelligent Technologies in Uganda. As part of the rebrand, the pan-African technology group also revealed its plan to go from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology. Over the last two decades, Liquid has established itself...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe socio-economic impact in East Africa. While the region has escaped the worst of the health impact - infection and mortality rates are comparatively low next to those of Europe - the impact on businesses, communities and households has been devastating. With the exception of...
The ICT sector is fast-growing. To unpack this, Co-founder and CEO of iceaddis - Ethiopia's first innovation hub and tech incubator - Markos Lemma talks to his experience of the East African country's innovation ecosystem: How do you picture the development of ICT in Ethiopia? When we started iceaddis in 2011,...
Telkom's T-kash, the telco's Kenyan-based mobile money platform, has been fully integrated into the governments' digital services platform, Citizen. According to Gadgets Africa, this partnership will "enable T-kash customers to pay for National and County Government Services that are able to be found on the portal". The list of services users...
French telecom firm Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom. This is according to Ethiopia's ambassador to Paris, sharing the news on Twitter. https://twitter.com/_HenokTeferra/status/1417419045977182232 Henok Teferra Shawl said in the tweet that Orange had "formally submitted interest to participate in...
Nutanix and Computer Learning Centre (CLC AFRICA) have joined forces to provide access to technical and sales skills across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The partnership is expected to help provide access to valuable certified digital training to a region where demand for hyper-converged and cloud solutions is growing. “As...
Chinese tech company Vivo, often stylised as vivo, is gearing to launch the vivo V21 smartphone in Kenya this month. A flagship model with a focus on taking industry-leading selfies is set for the new generation and will be an addition to the V-series smartphones available locally. V21 Specs The V21...
Carrefour has officially introduced its new online shopping platform in Kenya. Using the mobile app, customers are expected to easily and conveniently browse and add all their essentials to a digital cart. “At Carrefour, we’re constantly finding innovative ways to modernise and digitise the shopping experience for our customers. We are confident...
Uber revealed that it will no longer charge fees to Kenyan users, specifically in Mombasa and Nairobi, who cancel their rides. In an email to users, the ride-hailing platform says, "At Uber, we are always monitoring rider experience, market dynamics, and fare structures. This is to ensure our app continues...
The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant that is currently causing a massive third wave of infections in South Africa may cause the fourth wave of infections in Kenya over the next two months. This is according to Kenya's Health Ministry. First identified in India and the cause of significant desolation...
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