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drone expo KENYA

Kenya’s Inaugural Drone Expo Set for Take-Off

Over 100 certified drone technology experts and enthusiasts are expected to take part in Kenya’s first-ever Drone Expo which is scheduled to run from 29th May to 4th June 2022. The event,…

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Mitsumi KENYA

Huawei launches B2B product portfolio in partnership with Mitsumi Kenya

Huawei Mobile Kenya has entered into a partnership with Mitsumi Kenya which will be the distributor of its Business to Business Product Portfolio in the East African Market. Huawei has…

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Visa Inc AFRICA

Visa Inc is ready to introduce futuristic shopping and payment experience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Last week we told you about the new Innovation Studio that Visa Inc had launched in Kenya for Sub-Saharan Africa, but what we didn’t do was tell you just what…

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International Forum GLOBAL

Samsung Electronics Wins 71 International Forum (iF) Design Awards

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. received a total of 71 awards, including three Gold Awards, at the International Forum (iF) Design Award 2022, a prestigious German international design competition. Samsung Electronics received…

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I&M Bank KENYA

I&M Bank and Mastercard Delight Customers with a Suite of Premium Credit and Debit Cards

I&M Bank Limited has partnered with Mastercard to roll out several new world-class debit and credit cards targeted at corporate C-Suite professionals and high-net-worth clientele offering a range of lifestyle…

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top company KENYA

Safaricom is the top company in Kenya, that’s according to the latest LinkedIn ranking

Safaricom has emerged as the top company in Kenya in the just-released LinkedIn 2022 Top Companies ranking. The ranking demonstrates an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits…

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Innovation Studio KENYA

VISA Inc, The global payment solutions provider, has opened an Innovation Studio in Kenya

VISA (Visa Inc), the leading global payment solutions provider, has opened an Innovation Studio in Kenya. The studio will join a network of innovation studios by the company that operates…

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Xiaomi Fan Festival GLOBAL

Xiaomi Announces Xiaomi Fan Festival 2022 with Exclusive Gifts and Unique Experiences

Xiaomi has announced the launch of the 12th annual Xiaomi Fan Festival, with the theme “All for Xiaomi Fans.” The packed schedule features an exciting array of online and offline…

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esiolo KENYA

Esiolo is an e-commerce platform for Isiolo County Traders

More than 400 traders in Isiolo County are set to access new customers, thanks to a groundbreaking e-commerce platform, esiolo, made possible through the EU Funded Project – “Building Drought…

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mari KENYA

Recently launched Microsoft Research Institute (MARI) to conduct research on Artificial Intelligence and other core AI technologies

MICROSOFT recently announced the establishment of Microsoft Research Institute (MARI) in Nairobi, its first in the continent, which will be housed at the newly opened African Development Centre (ADC) offices…

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Facebook content KENYA

Cleanup or be sued: Former Facebook content moderator tells Facebook

Facebook faces an imminent lawsuit over unsafe and unfair working conditions at its Nairobi content moderation hub unless it accepts workers’ twelve demands for fair treatment, a legal letter sent…

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ADC KENYA

Microsoft’s ADC gets new offices in Nairobi that incorporates Microsoft Garage and MARI

After three years of successful operation in Kenya, Microsoft’s premier engineering hub, the African Development Centre (ADC), is relocating to its own offices in Nairobi, demonstrating the company’s commitment to…

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TECH NEWS

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 facility will bolster the Government’s quest to secure high-tech jobs in…

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game of learners season 3 AFRICA

Microsoft’s GOL Season 3 is here

In 2020 Microsoft launched Game of Learners, a competition that pitties groups of university students against each other to come up with robust applications that can solve a penitent societal…

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financial inclusion KENYA

Kenya looks to FinTech to supercharge financial inclusion

Kenya has the opportunity to become a continental leader in FinTech and dramatically boost financial inclusion by enhancing the existing ecosystem, according to new research from TheCityUK and the Nairobi…

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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 level, rather than the traditional approach of wavelength-level switching that is…

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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 start-up ecosystem over the next five years. Through Microsoft for Startups…

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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 amount it has managed to raise to $190 million. Previous backers…

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USIU Africa KENYA

USIU Africa introduces market-driven courses

Premier higher education provider United States International University-Africa (USIU Africa) has introduced new undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses to meet evolving market needs, interim Vice-Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown has confirmed….

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digital readiness AFRICA

Kenya ranks 1st in sub-Saharan Africa (17th globally) in digital readiness

 Leading African economies that have struggled to improve their infrastructure, business conditions and overall competitiveness are generally performing better against other emerging markets in areas that measure their digital skills…

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IELTS KENYA

You can now do your English Proficiency Test (IELTS) at MPESA Foundation Academy

The M-PESA Foundation Academy is now a fully registered centre for The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service for the United Kingdom (UCAS) examinations. The…

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Tae Sun Lee TECH NEWS

Tae Sun Lee replaces Seok Min Hong as Managing Director for Samsung Electronics East Africa

Samsung Electronics has appointed Mr.Tae Sun Lee as the new Samsung Electronics East Africa Managing Director. He takes over from Mr. Seok Min Hong who has been at the helm…

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brandcart TECH NEWS

BrandCart Limited and Samsung Electronics East Africa launch an online store for consumer electronics

BrandCart Limited has today launched an online brand shop in partnership with Samsung Electronics East Africa, which will focus on the consumer electronics segment. The launch took place at the…

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tecno EMERGING TECH

TECNO – Innovating camera technologies for connecting communities across the globe

TECNO recently partnered with BBC StoryWorks to create a short film – The Future Lens: Looking Ahead With TECNO to explore how mobile camera lens provides inclusive mobile camera technologies…

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EU Industrial R&D GLOBAL

Huawei ranked 2nd in  EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

Huawei has been ranked second in the 2021 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, up from the third place in the previous year’s edition. The 2021 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard is…

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Moove Bike (2) KENYA

Moove Rolls into Kenya and Broadens Vehicle Financing to Bikes and Trucks

Moove, an African mobility fintech, has launched operations in Nairobi, its first city in East Africa and sixth on the continent. To expand their vehicle and product offerings to customers,…

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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 the platform globally. This year searches for “how to heal” reached…

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microsoft teams KENYA

Microsoft announces Teams option for SMES

Microsoft has today announced the launch of Teams Essentials, the first ever stand-alone offering of Microsoft Teams specifically designed for small-midsize businesses (SMBs). And at only $4 USD (Ksh448) per…

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semabox KENYA

SemaBOX announces Kenya’s premier podcasting event

Kenya’s podcast studio and incubator SemaBOX has announced that it will be hosting #PODEXNBO, a creators’ event targeting podcasters in the country.   The event will be held on the 6th and 7th December 2021 at…

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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 engineering and non-engineering talents living with disabilities on the 3rd of…

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