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Kenyans Spend Most of their Income on Airtime, Report says

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has revealed, via a survey, that Kenyans spend most of their income on airtime. The survey, published in the KNBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March 2020, showed that mobile phone airtime is...

Kenyan Education Ministry to Use Youtube, Education Cloud as Tools for Remote Learning

As societies around the globe shift to accommodate the changes in routines and behaviour caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the education systems of many countries creep to a halt to spare learners from infection, countries are left to...

Supercomputer in Kenya Helps Track Emerging Locust Swarms for Extermination

Just recently Kenya suffered the worst locust outbreak in 70 years. With fears of a second wave of the winged scourge blotting the sky over farmer’s crops, scientists are turning to a new tracking programme in the hopes of...

Pay on Demand is Vital for Financial Inclusion in Africa, reports Mastercard

According to Mastercard, giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible. A new white paper titled Pay on Demand:...

Safaricom Partners with Amazon in Bid to Bring More Cloud Services to East Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud computing platform on Earth, has been planning to set up an Edge location in Kenya for some time now. However new developments in Nairobi between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and AWS execs...

Safaricom Kenya sued for alleged breach in private consumer data

Kenyan telecommunications operator, Safaricom, is facing just over a $1 trillion lawsuit for allegedly violating the data privacy of 11.5 million consumers.  According to The Standard, a case filed at the High Court details how one of the company’s subscribers,...

What were Kenya’s most watched YouTube videos in 2018?

YouTube has once again launched YouTube Rewind which celebrates the videos, moments and creators who represent the best of YouTube in 2018. Africa’s most watched YouTuber, Mark Angel Comedy, topped the list of Kenyans’ most-watched non-music YouTube videos for...

Here’s what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

The growth of mobile phone technology is opening access to financial services for in Kenya. Data indicates that most of the Kenyan population relies on financial technology (fintech) companies to access financial services. This represents a previously unbanked population...

Nairobi Garage launches the Club Space and networking lounge

Nairobi Garage has revealed the launch of the Club Space, a membership-only space featuring on-demand office facilities, and an exclusive networking lounge to promote connections within the entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem. The Club Space introduces an all-new concept to the...

Kenya: IEBC reveals plans to ensure ethical elections

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has signed a contract with OT Morpho, a French firm which will be supplying information technology services to the IEBC, to ensure that Kenya's upcoming repeat elections are conducted ethically and fairly. If...
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Using AI for First Job Opportunities for South African Youth

Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tools such as Google's AI model and Gemini serve as the ultimate career companion, guiding graduates...
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