TECHNOLOGY

FinAccess AFRICA

HAVAÍC backs FinAccess to grow across Africa

 Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAÍC this week announced a US$500,000 investment in FinAccess, an East African headquartered software solutions provider that digitises community banks or SACCOs (Savings &…

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John Ngumi KENYA

There is no way John Ngumi, the new chairman of the Safaricom board, can be used to rig elections

We all know that Michael Joseph stepped down as the Chairman of Safaricom board so that effective from today August 1st 2022, the new chairman of the board becomes John…

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foldable devices GADGETS AND DEVICES

Samsung eyes greater market share with new foldable devices

Samsung Electronics will be unpacking the latest range of foldable devices on 10th August 2022. The global event is set to announce the most radical technological innovation in the smartphone space…

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TECHNOLOGY

ICT Ministry To Establish First Software Factory In Bomet County

The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, through the Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA) has commissioned the construction of Kenya’s first software factory in Mulot, Bomet County. The…

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TECHNOLOGY

Graduates From Cyber Shujaa Program Seek To Address Existing Gaps In ICT

The first cohort of 170 trainees has graduated from the Cyber Shujaa program run by the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in partnership with Kenya Bankers Association and Serianu Limited….

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tecno spark 9 GADGETS AND DEVICES

Hands-on review: Tecno Spark 9

In the last three weeks we have been using the Tecno Spark 9, and here is the hands-on review of our experience with the device. As mentioned in the article…

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software factory KENYA

ICT Authority to launch Software Factory in Bomet County

The ICT Authority will this week host the ICT sector in the groundbreaking of a software factory in Mulot, Bomet County themed “Fostering Digital Transformation” The ceremony will be officiated…

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technology sector TECHNOLOGY

Kenya’s Technology Sector Partners Launch Digital Talent Program

Kenya’s Technology sector players have launched a Digital Talent Program that is aimed at developing digital skills in the market by taking a sustainable approach to create a healthy digital…

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electronic lineup HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Samsung unveiled its Electronic lineup for 2022

Samsung Electronics unveiled the latest electronic lineup of consumer electronics available in the East African market. Among the innovation-packed electronic lineup unveiled was the 2022 NEO QLED TV which now…

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apps up APP REVIEWS

Huawei’s Apps Up makes a comeback with over US$ 1 million Prize Money

Huawei invites developers worldwide to put their skills to the test with the launch of the Huawei Global App Innovation Contest (Apps UP) 2022, with registrations now opened globally. With…

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Nokia T10 GADGETS AND DEVICES

HMD Global announces Nokia T10 and 3 other feature phones

 HMD Global has announced three new feature phones to offer an alternative for people seeking to escape technology fatigue and ‘always on culture. As a leader in the $1 billion…

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TECHNOLOGY

LG Rolls Out ‘Healthy Home Solutions’ Campaign On Consumer And Environmental Well-Being

LG Electronics has unveiled the Healthy Home Solutions global campaign, encouraging consumers worldwide to take steps toward a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle at home. The campaign focuses on how to…

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GLOBAL

Migrants Still Contributing Highly To The FOREX Market In Kenya Despite Inflation

Globally, 78% of remittance senders agree that the cost of living has hit an all-time high. This has forced those who support families back home to change their spending habits….

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KENYA

KEMSA’s Staff To Reapply For Their Positions In New Organization Structure

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) is set to transition its organizational structure in new reform agenda meant to ensure compliance with oversight requirements by end of July. The Medical Authority…

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green wavers TECHNOLOGY

Green Wavers with their tree planting website emerge winners of GoL Season 3

A student’s innovation featuring a website that encourages the public to plant trees has been named the winner of this year’s Game of Learners competition, which has been hosted by…

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iec telecom TECH NEWS

Ostatech, IEC Telecom & Thuraya Bolster Digitalisation in East Africa

Ostatech, IEC Telecom & Thuraya Bolster Digitalisation in East Africa with digitalisation unlocking a plethora of business opportunities in an increasingly connected continent, African countries are emphasising investments in digital…

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TECHNOLOGY

Huawei launches A VPN Solution For Mobile Devices

Huawei and China Mobile Guangdong have launched a mobile VPN solution to provide high technology for bag security purposes. The company launched the new service for mobile users during the…

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Mara hackathon TECH NEWS

Mara hackathon “hack the mara” competition is now open to African creators and developers to tackle last mile payment challenges  

In line with its commitment to inspire developers to “build the future of Africa on Web3”, Mara, the Pan-African blockchain platform, is announcing the launch of the “Hack The Mara”…

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AfricInvest STARTUPS

AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation Complete Final Close of €110M Pan-African Venture Fund

AfricInvest, a leading multi-asset investment platform in Africa and global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation, have completed the final close of their joint Pan-African Venture fund, Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund…

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BUSINESS

Retailers Will Pay Fine or Face A 5-year Jail Term If They Sell Maize Flour Above Sh100

Traders will risk paying a fine of Sh1 million or a five-year jail term if they sell maize flour above Sh100. This is after the reining and outgoing government signed…

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oppo find x5 GADGETS AND DEVICES

Oppo Find X5, the phone packed with futuristic tech and modern design, is now available in Kenya

OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, has introduced a new flagship Series to its Kenyan market, the Find X5 Series. The new flagship brings with it superior 5G performance,…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom Seeks To Nurture Home-Grown Software Engineering In New Summit

Safaricom has launched an annual engineering summit meant to promote an engineering culture, attract talent, and foster collaboration with other industry players in the country. The inaugural summit recently held…

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AFRICA

USIU’s Freida Brown To Be Replaced By Margee Ensign As New Vice Chancellor

The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) University Council Chairman Kris Ole-Senanu has announced the appointment of Professor Margee Ensign as the new substantive Vice-Chancellor of USIU-Africa with effect from September…

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BUSINESS NEWS

Airtel, Telkom & Safaricom Interoperability Has Come A Long Way In The Last Decade

The Telecommunications industry in Kenya has made enormous steps in the last decade putting Kenya on the international grid. The Information, Communication, and Technology space and ability brought forth by…

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TikTok Launches Kenyan General election Guide in-app Ahead Of August Polls

TikTok has launched the elections hub, an in-app guide to the 2022 general elections weeks before the polls to be held on the 9th of August 2022. The move by…

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facebook accelerator programme

Facebook Users To Operate Using Upto Five Profiles Tied To One Account

Facebook users will be in a position to have up to five separate profiles tied to a single account, to allow individuals to connect with specific groups exclusively. Once the…

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TECHNOLOGY

Netflix To Lower Streaming Cost In New Deal With Microsoft

American subscription streaming service and production company, Netflix has announced that viewers will now have an option to pay for cheaper subscriptions in a new deal with Microsoft. The company…

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TECHNOLOGY

Digital Online Insurance Flexi Hela To Enhance Insurance Penetration

Sanlam Kenya has launched Flexi Hela, a life savings product that will cover up to 4 dependent children with access to accrued savings within 24 hours at a zero-surrender cost….

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datamuse TECHNOLOGY

DataMuse signs partnership with Criteo to drive better commerce outcomes

DataMuse, an audience, media and tech company, and Criteo, the commerce media company, are joining forces to enable Africa’s marketers and media owners to drive better commerce outcomes. DataMuse will…

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Safaricom Foundation TELECOMMUNICATION

How Safaricom Foundation is touching lives in the most rural parts of Kenya

Change for good is something almost each and every one of us would like to create, but for the most part, we all want to instantly create overarching change that…

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