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President Kenyatta Unveils Microsoft’s 27 Million Dollars Development Centre

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday evening unveiled the 27 million dollars Microsoft Africa Development Centre, expressing optimism that the...

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STARTUPS

Nigeria’s ThriveAgric raises $56.4m debt funding to accelerate African expansion plans

Nigerian startup that leverages technology to empower smallholder farmers across Africa by linking them to finance, data-driven best practices,...

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AFRICA

Google’s high-speed underwater internet cable arrives in Lomé, Togo

In 2019, Google announced the  Equiano subsea cable,  the first subsea cable to incorporate optical switching at the fiber-pair...

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AFRICA

Microsoft announces initiative to support 10,000 African startups over the next 5 years

Microsoft has announced new initiatives intended to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African start-ups and fast-track investment in Africa’s...

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KENYA

M-Kopa raises $75m in equity funding and targets expansion

Financing company, M-KOPA, has announced that it has raised $75 million in its fifth equity round bringing the total...

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom customers to enjoy 100% bonus data in new campaign

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today unveiled a new data campaign dubbed Nyakua Data Dabo Dabo, which will see customers enjoy 100%...

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LIFESTYLE

Miss Mandi, 25 others picked for the YouTube Black Voices fund

YouTube has released the full list of Africa’s most creative YouTube content creators for the #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of...

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TECHNOLOGY

Meta is building a new AI supercomputer, called the AI Research SuperCluster

The future of computing and the world we are headed to depends on supercomputers as it will allow businesses...

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CYBER SECURITY

DHL is now the most imitated brand in phishing attempts by hackers

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. and a leading provider of...

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STARTUPS

After securing $1 million in Seed funding, Zanifu now eyes Uganda and Ghana markets

Zanifu has announced plans to upgrade its platform and grow the number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)...

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STARTUPS

poa! Internet receives $28M from a financing round led by Africa50

When Africa50 launched its innovation challenge calling for solutions to improve last-mile connectivity to increase access to reliable and...

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STARTUPS

Ugandan asset financing startup, Asaak, secures $30 million to support region’s taxi operators

Ugandan asset financing startup, Asaak, has secured $30 million in pre-Series A equity and debt funding that saw the...

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GADGETS AND DEVICES

Oppo A16K and Oppo A55 now available in Kenya

Handset maker company, Oppo, has announced the availability of its latest budget smartphones for Kenyan customers, Oppo 16K and...

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TECHNOLOGY

Equity Group diversifies to insurance business with the launch of Equity Life Assurance (Kenya) LTD

Equity Group Insurance Holdings Limited (EGIHL) has today received a life insurance license to officially start and run its new subsidiary,...

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GLOBAL

What people searched on Google in 2021

Google released its annual “Year in Search” list last week to give a glimpse into the top trending searches on...

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Microsoft ADC
AFRICA

Microsoft ADC to host a Disability Inclusion event on 3rd, December, 2021

Microsoft Africa Development Center (Microsoft ADC), the engineering center for Microsoft, will host a Disability Inclusion event across Africa focused on...

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Liquid
KENYA

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, UNICEF partner to help Giga bridge digital divide in Africa

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and UNICEF have announced a collaboration to support Giga’s work, an initiative launched by UNICEF and...

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Twitter prohibits posting of private photos, videos, IDs without consent

Twitter has announced that it will not allow sharing of personal media such as photos and videos on its...

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Twitter CTO, Parag Agrawal takes over as CEO from Jack Dorsey who’s resigned

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder, and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc has stepped down handing it over to the...

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STARTUPS

Cellulant to power payments infrastructure for ImaliPay

ImaliPay, the Nigerian startup which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to offer tailored financial products, has partnered...

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Nairobi Securities Exchange
MONEY MARKET

Nairobi Securities Exchange kicks off day trading

After championing for the implementation of day trading in equity securities as part of its strategic objective to enhance...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies
AFRICA

IFC partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to boost Africa’s digital infrastructure

In efforts to support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, the international financial institution, IFC has partnered with...

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Orange to expand network reach across Africa in new partnership

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange have struck a new partnership to leverage each other’s existing networks in Africa, allowing...

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Meta
TECHNOLOGY

Facebook announces its new name, Meta, in a major rebranding

Today at the Connect 2021 event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major rebranding of the company to Meta,...

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FOOD AND HEALTH

NHIF customers can now access services through M-PESA Super App

Safaricom and the National Hospital Insurance Fund have launched the NHIF mini-app within the M-PESA Super App to enable...

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Google
TECHNOLOGY

Google pledges 1 Billion USD to boost Africa’s startups, internet, and SMEs

Google, during the Google For Africa event, announced its pledge to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next...

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2Africa
GLOBAL

2Africa subsea cable system extended to the Arabian Gulf, India, and Pakistan

In 2020, May, Facebook partnered with leading African and global telecommunications operators to form the 2Africa consortium with the...

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Facebook explains what caused its widespread outage

Yesterday, Monday, at around 5 PM, Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, went totally inaccessible...

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TECH NEWS

Facebook takes refuge on Twitter to announce its family apps are not working

In what will be considered a major global outage, Facebook has run to Twitter to announce that all its...

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CA
KENYA

CA unveils three-month awareness campaign to promote child online safety

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has stepped up the advocacy on responsible use of the internet by unveiling a...

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