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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...

Moderna to Build its First African Vaccine Plant in Kenya Worth $500M

Massachusetts, US-based biotechnology and pharmaceuticals firm Moderna is set to build a manufacturing facility in Kenya to produce mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19. The facility is set to be Moderna's first manufacturing plant in Africa with the company expected...

Safaricom Builds Ethiopian Data Centre Worth $100M With 2 More on the Way

2 years after the Kenyan telecom powerhouse made its initial foray into Ethiopia's virtually untapped mobile and internet space, Safaricom is finally ready to begin commercial operations in the Horn of Africa country having set its launch date for...

Date Finally Set for Kenya to Receive its First Flying Taxis

Last year in August, IT News Africa covered a story that Kenya Airways and its subsidiary had signed a deal with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to bring "flying taxis" to Kenya's capital of Nairobi. Now it is reported that the...

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...

Africa Data Centres Announces 2 Further Facilities in Nairobi

Africa Data Centres, the continent’s leading carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider, is strongly expanding in Nairobi. The company has begun the development of a second data centre of up to 20MW of IT load and is securing land for a...

Targeted Malware is Raging Across South Africa, Kenya & Nigeria

According to the latest research of internet security firm Kaspersky on threat landscape trends, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are facing dramatic changes in the landscape. While regular, self-propagating malware is decreasing dramatically, as it is no longer effective and...

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...

StarTimes Media Expands to More Counties Across Kenya

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has rolled out major expansion plans aimed at driving service delivery closer to subscribers across major counties. The move will see increased investment in the setup and operation of business halls across five more...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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