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Uganda’s Parliament Passes Tougher Penalties for Cyber Criminals

The Parliament of Uganda has passed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 privately moved by Muhammad Nsereko (Ind., Kampala Central), which imposes tough penalties for cyber-crimes. The Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 sought to amend the Computer Misuse Act, 2011...

Who is Jumia Kenya’s Incoming CEO?

Africa's e-commerce giant Jumia announced last week a leadership change for its Kenyan arm. Jumia Kenya CEO Betty Mwangi, who had only been at the company for the last nine months since joining in 2021, will be replaced by Juan...

Kenya’s “First Original Drama Series” Comes to Netflix – Release Date Announced

Country Queen, a family drama series set in contemporary Kenya, is premiering worldwide this month on streaming platform Netflix. According to the announcement of its release, Country Queen will be the first original drama series produced in Kenya to...

Kenya’s Cellulant Partners Tanzanian Fintech NALA for Overseas Payments

NALA, a Tanzania based Fintech company, has teamed up with Kenya's Cellulant, a Pan-African Payments Company, to oversee and allow remittance payments from the United Kingdom and the United States into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana for customers. Besides...

Kenya’s Lipa Later Scores AliExpress Co-Founder as New CTO

Lipa Later, a first-of-its-kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Nigeria, has appointed Tom Gong as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Gong's previous experience includes being the co-founder of massive China-based retail service AliExpress, and former...

Visa Opens its First African Innovation Studio in Kenya

Visa, a world leader in digital payments, has today opened a new Innovation Studio in Nairobi, Kenya. The studio is its first dedicated innovation site in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). According to a press release, this facility will serve the sub-Saharan...

Rwanda Launches Africa’s First Centre of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The government of Rwanda has announced the launch of the Centre of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), the first of its kind to be formally launched in Africa, according to Borge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum (WEF),...

Showmax to Launch 4 New Original Titles in Kenya

In yet another move to invest in the film and TV industry in Kenya, Showmax has unveiled four new Original productions to be released in 2022. The incoming slate includes Kenya’s first Christmas feature film, a crime drama series set...

IoT-Fueled Gricd to Deliver 4.2-Million Moderna Jabs with Nigeria’s NPHCDA

Gricd, a cold chain technology company that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable last-mile delivery of temperature-sensitive products, has teamed up with Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to deliver 4.2 million doses of the...

Safaricom Pulls Staff Out of Ethiopia As War Nears the Capital City

East Africa's leading telecom company Safaricom has reportedly evacuated some of its employees from Ethiopia, fearing disruption to its operations due to the ongoing armed conflict and civil unrest in the horn of Africa country. The firm evacuated employees...
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Top 5 Gadgets that were highly Expected in 2024

The following are 2024 top 5 gadgets that are/ were highly expected according to Menstuff. 1. LG’s see-through Signature OLED...
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