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Kenya pushes technology into overdrive

The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights. The East African nation of...

Kenya: calls to oppose new ITU regulation

Kenya’s The Star reports that the country’s Information PS, Bitange Ndemo, has called on the communications industry to stand against a set of new regulations as proposed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).   According to the report these regulations include a shift...

Kenya: Nairobi poised for analogue migration

The Star reports from Nairobi that 31 December is the stipulated deadline for the region’s switch from an analogue television signal to digital. Citizens are required to use set-top-boxes to acquire the free digital signal and failure to do so...

Kenya lands a fifth underwater fibre optic cable

In a move aimed at boosting Kenya’s Internet and telecom sector, the country announced on Tuesday that it was to land a fifth underwater fiber optic cable that will have larger capacity than the current four other cables altogether. Information...

Kenya – mobile users warned to keep it clean

As the country prepares for national elections next year, authorities in Kenya have warned mobile phone users and those using social media that posting or sending “politically divisive” or “inciting messages” could result in a fine of Sh1 million...

Kenya moves on LTE roll out

4G technology or Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity will serve as replacement technology for many regions or counties in Kenya as the government pushes for national coverage before 2013. A report in The Star in Nairobi quotes government representatives as...

End of the African telecoms boom?

The upsurge in Sub-Saharan African mobile telecommunications seems to be subsiding as companies continue to saturate the market in a bid to gain more clients. The levels of investment in the sector and how businesses aim to win over...

Kenya investigates visual effects opportunities

The Kenyan government has formed a task force to look into developing the local visual effects and animation industry. The new body will be chaired by ICT Board Chief Executive Officer Paul Kukubo and is expected to hold its first...

Kenya’s ICT policies to empower the visually impaired

Kenya’s information permanent secretary has pledged to push for the formation of ICT policies that will empower Kenyans living with disabilities. Dr Bitange Ndemo said the government would be proactive in taking measures that ensure a better future for the...

Countdown to ICT Security Africa Summit in Kenya

Preparations for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Security Africa Summit 2010 have begun.The event, which is scheduled for Kenya in May, and is organized by the MIS Training Institute and the African Information Security Association, is coming to...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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