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Michael Joseph named interim CEO of Safaricom

Safaricom has appointed Michael Joseph as interim CEO after the passing of predecessor, Bob Collymore. Collymore passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after succumbing to a two-year battle with cancer.   An official document released by Safaricom read,...

Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom passes away

On Monday, 1 July 2019, it was announced that Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenyan mobile network provider — Safaricom, has passed away. Collymore died during the early hours of Monday morning after a two-year long battle with cancer. He...

10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

As we move into the second quarter of 2016, IT News Africa takes a closer look at the profiles of 10 African Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2016. The African leaders below have a significant social media following, with...

Kenya: Safaricom announces plan to expand 3G network coverage

Telecommunications operator Safaricom said in a statement that it plans to expand its existing 3G network to cover 80 percent of Kenya’s population. The resulting expansion would push its coverage up from the present 69 percent of Kenyans covered. It...

Safaricom adds mobile muscle to Kenya’s medical insurance

Mobile payment platform M-Pesa, developed by Safaricom, will serve as the premium collection platform for Linda Jamii, a micro-insurance health cover offering established through partners Britam, Safaricom Limited and Changamka Micro-insurance. The companies have jointly launched an affordable micro-insurance health...

Safaricom’s offer to schools in Kenya

Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom this week announced that they will supply free broadband access to schools across the country. The move coincides with the Company's rollout of government-supplied laptop computers to learners. The company made the announcement after confirming an increase in...

Safaricom gets tough on employees

  In the past the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has issued warnings to mobile service providers to improve quality of service or face penalties. In one reported example, last year the regulatory body imposed a fine of Sh500, 000 (approximately US$6000) on Safaricom...

Safaricom ups investment in connectivity

Kenya’s leading mobile phone operator Safaricom has announced that it will increase its overall capital expenditure by some 8 percent for the fiscal year ending in March 2014. The move comes as it attempts to boost its cables across...

Safaricom wants lower cross-border calls

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is urging East African governments to lower cross-border calling rates to neighbouring countries. Chief executive Bob Collymore said it is not conducive for businesses to have higher cross-border calls than phoning the United States. "I have...

Kenya’s Safaricom critical of M-Pesa levies

The battle over telecommunications pricing in Kenya is again reaching a tipping point, with leading mobile phone provider Safaricom lashing out at the government over any continued rises in duties on money transfers in the country. In a statement issued...
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