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SEACOM Taps NETSCOUT for DDoS Services in SA & Kenya

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, a leading provider of security, service assurance, and business analytics has announced a new strategic partnership today with one of Africa's leading broadband internet providers, SEACOM. This new strategic alliance aims to provide managed DDoS and security services...

Vivo Y21 Smartphone Launches in Kenya: All the Specs + Pricing

Vivo has unveiled its latest Y-series model the Vivo Y21 in Kenya. The Y21 is a mid-range smartphone featuring high-end specs and a number of distinct tweaks intended to drive the next wave of smartphones in the East African...

Kenya’s E-Commerce is on the Rise

In June, Visa reported that the top market contributors for e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya with Ghana also showing growth having replaced Kenya in the top three contributors...

Why is Bolt Kenya’s “Women Only” Category More Expensive?

A few days ago, Bolt quietly launched a "Women Only" category for its Kenyan arm, where users can choose to be driven by women drivers in a move that is supposed to make female riders who use the service...

M-PESA Becomes Africa’s Largest FinTech with 50-Million Active Users

The mobile money service of Kenya's largest telco has officially reached 50-million active users across Africa, according to an announcement by Safaricom. M-PESA is now, by the sheer size of its active user base, the most popular mobile money platform...

Why More Manufacturers are Using the Cloud

Globally, the manufacturing sector plays a significant role in driving economic growth, job creation, and lifting people out of poverty. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, global manufacturing output has been in decline and Kenyan manufacturers say they...

Safaricom Customers Can Now Buy NSE Shares with Bonga Points

Customers of Kenya's eminent telco Safaricom can now buy shares listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange using their Bonga Points. This marks the first investment option for redeeming the Bonga Points loyalty reward, which can be used for a...

Safaricom Bosses Receive $6.4 Million in Free Shares

Several senior executives at Safaricom, Kenya's preeminent telecom, were awarded 16.4 million shares with a current market value of Sh700-million ($6.4-million) for free in March as compensation for their past performance. According to Business Daily Kenya, the company's employees cashed...

Award-Winning Haller Farmers App Launches on iOS

As technology develops and becomes increasingly available in rural East African communities, Kenya-based NGO and UK-founded charity, the Haller Foundation continues to evolve and innovate to meet the changing needs of farmers. To this end, the Haller Foundation has officially...

Kenya’s IEBC Denies Servers Were Hacked to Steal Personal Details from 61,000 Voters

Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has refuted claims that hackers infiltrated its servers and obtained the personal details of at least 61,000 registered voters. This comes after reports from the Directive of Criminal Investigators (DCI) were released, saying...
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Unpacking TECNO’s New SPARK 20P Smartphone: Available in SA

Having sufficient storage space on your smartphone is crucial in today's world, particularly with photos, videos, apps, and games...
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