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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Releases The Long-Awaited Windows Autopatch For IT Pros

Microsoft has finally released Windows Autopatch since its announcement in April. The development of Windows Autopatch is a response to the evolving nature of technology. Changes like the pandemic-driven demand…

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The No Language Left Behind (NLLB) AI by Meta promises to bridge the language barrier

Meta announced that it has built and open-sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages…

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Kenya’s Health Security Is Every Companies Business

Covid19 was a blow for businesses of all sorts, established and those that were starting up. Two years later, companies and businesses are still fighting to stabilize whereas some have…

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ecovadis TECH NEWS

HMD Global secures Platinum EcoVadis 2022 Sustainability Rating

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has attained a very impressive Platinum EcoVadis 2022 Sustainability Rating. The company is in the top 1% of businesses and 98 percentile of…

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bespoke home 2022 TECH NEWS

Samsung Electronics unveils the Bespoke Home 2022 range of consumer electronics

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the 2022 Bespoke range of consumer electronics. The Range was unveiled at a Global event dubbed “Bespoke Home 2022” that was streamed globally from Milan Italy….

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engineering partnerships TECH NEWS

The 3rd Engineering Partnerships Convention kicks off in Mombasa

The 3rd Engineering Partnerships Convention aimed at creating meaningful dialogue among various players in the sector by interrogating the engineering regulatory environment kicks off today in Mombasa. The three-day Engineering…

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digital transformation TECH NEWS

Microsoft to work with government and private sector to drive digital transformation in Africa’s agriculture

Microsoft has reaffirmed its commitment to working with both the private and public sectors to accelerate digital transformation in African agriculture in order to increase food security for the continent….

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 ASUS Announces Commercial Business Strategy at EMEA Commercial Business summit

ASUS has announced EMEA commercial business plans and targets during the ASUS Commercial Business Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, the first international partner event of its kind. Commercial business is an…

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Inclusivity KENYA

Kenya Gazettes ICT inclusivity Products and Services For Persons with Disabilities

The?Kenya Bureau of Standards?(KEBS) in partnership with inABLE will?launch the first-ever Kenya inclusivity Standards (KS 2952-1:2022 Kenya Standard — Accessibility-ICT products and services — Part 1-Requirements, First Edition and KS…

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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 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 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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