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Kenyan Government Seeks to Control Safaricom Call Charges

The Kenyan government wants to control the rates that Safaricom charges rivals for terminating calls on its network to protect small telecommunications firms. The new regulations set by the state seek to bar dominant telcos from making profits from mobile...

M-PESA is Close to a 99% Market Share in Kenya

As of 31 March 2020, the number of registered mobile money subscriptions in Kenya was 29.1 million. This space is dominated by Safaricom with M-PESA having a 98.8% market share. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) reports that Airtel Money...

Safaricom takes another swing at Airtel

Safaricom has taken another swing at rival, Airtel. In June 2015, Safaricom revealed that it felt resentment towards Airtel’s move to display the M-Pesa logo on its advertorial to market the Airtel Money Service. In July 2015, it looks as though both...

Kenya: Mbadi sets out to trim the power of the CA

Kenyan lawmaker, MP John Mbadi, is set to introduce a bill aimed at trimming the power of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). The proposed bill seeks to amend the Kenya Information and Communication Act to significantly curtail the...

Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

The Communications Authority of Kenya is seeking a consultant to identify regions facing challenges in access to ICT services as it prepares to implement the Universal Service Fund's functions, this according to The Star. According to the report, the CA...

Safaricom bid for yuMobile assets approved

The bid by Kenyan mobile operators Safaricom and Airtel Kenya to acquire the assets of yuMobile, has been approved by the Communications Authority of Kenya. While they have been given the green light for the deal, there are a number of...

Safaricom could withdraw Essar Kenya offer

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom said this week that it could withdraw an offer to acquire assets owned by Essar Telecom Kenya, as there has been no regulatory certainty or clearance regarding the matter. “For all concerned, this transaction was very...
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Youth Month Centre Tour 2024: Harambee

In honor of Youth Month, Harambee hosts a media tour at their center in Johannesburg, South Africa. A tour...
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