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vivo V23 5G Launches in Kenya

China-based vivo Smartphone has launched its V23 5G model smartphone in Kenya, a photography oriented device with special features for selfies, a colour changing design and a high-performance 5G experience. Specifications and Features The V23 5G comes with a 50MP AF...

Kenya to Receive “Africa’s Largest” 3D-Printed Affordable Housing Project

A new neighbourhood near Mombasa, Kenya is to be built in record time thanks to a world-beating 3D printing technology. It was announced today that Africa’s largest 3D-printed affordable housing project will be developed by 14Trees, a joint venture between...

This Kenyan Tech Startup Says It Will Create “1 Million Jobs” for African Youth in 2022

Kenyan tech startup Wowzi has announced its plans to create one million gig jobs for African youth in 2022 through its online marketplace, after it says it has successfully delivered over 150,000 paid jobs in 2021. The firm that makes...

Kenya Has Had to Deal with Nearly 33-Million Cyber Attacks in the First Half of 2021

The increase in cyberthreats recorded by internet security group Kaspersky in the first half of this year in Kenya amounted to 32.8 million. Compared to similarly prominently targeted countries in the African region the recorded number was on par...

Kenya Lost 737,500 Jobs in 2020 as GDP Shrinks from COVID Restrictions

Kenya's job sector took a serious blow last year, having contracted for the first time in over 20 years. Overall, 737,500 jobs were lost as Kenya's economy shrunk for the first time since 1992 as a result of COVID-19 induced...

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...

Does the Pandemic’s Impact in East Africa Demand Accelerated Digital Transformation?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe socio-economic impact in East Africa. While the region has escaped the worst of the health impact - infection and mortality rates are comparatively low next to those of Europe - the impact on...

Vivo to Launch Flagship V21 Smartphone in Kenya

Chinese tech company Vivo, often stylised as vivo, is gearing to launch the vivo V21 smartphone in Kenya this month. A flagship model with a focus on taking industry-leading selfies is set for the new generation and will be...

Mobile Authentication Can Be the Key to Negating Cybercrime in East Africa

The rapid pace of digital transformation in East Africa has had a significant impact on not only how people live their lives, but also on how communication and commerce are conducted, allowing the modern customer to do everything –...

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...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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