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Over 40,000 Women to attend Women in Tech Conference next week

Women in Tech Africa (WITA) will hold a Women in Tech Week right here in Nairobi, Kenya. Yes, you heard that right. Nairobi is indeed turning out to be a…

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Afrilabs tech meetup to be in Nairobi and other African cities

Afrilabs, a Pan-African technology hub network is organizing to hold a number of city meetups in Africa, among which is Nairobi. These meetups commence on 16th September (tomorrow) and go…

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BrighterMonday has a new CEO

A few office chairs have moved about at BrighterMonday, Kenya’s leading job listing website. It is reported that there has been a bit of a reshuffle of the firm’s top…

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WhereIsMyTransport wants to transform public transport in Kenya

WhereIsMyTransport is a technology company that wants to transform the transport sector in Africa, both formal and informal. The South African company specifically wants to collate transit data for formal…

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Fone Taxi – Yes, Yet Another Taxi Hailing App

This is laughable now. Every other week, a new taxi hailing app emerges from the start-up undergrowth. Naturally, one had to claim this week. Enter Fone Taxi. Welcome to the…

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Little doesn’t want to go into a fight with Uber

Safaricom-endorsed Little does not want to brew up fights with what’s probably its fiercest competitor in town: Uber. In a recent interview with the Financial Times Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore…

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Taxi Chap Chap – Yet Another Kenyan Cab Hailing Service

As if the cab-hailing app business wasn’t crowded enough in Kenya, a new player is dribbling their iOS and Android apps to the playing field. Taxi Chap Chap. This new…

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Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria (Update: And Kenya)

Nigeria got the honour of being the first sub-Saharan country to host the CEO of (probably) the most popular social networks and Instant Messaging services (mark the plural) in any…

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Akoma Media wants writers from Kenya for a paid fellowship

aKoma Media in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation wants talented African writers and creators for a six-month fellowship in Nairobi along with two other African cities: Kigali (Rwanda) and Lagos (Nigeria)….

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Five Kenyan startups sponsored by ICT Authority for DEMO Africa

Five Kenyan startups sponsored by the ICT Authority to pitch at DEMO Africa   Among the thirty African startups set to pitch at DEMO Africa 2016, five Kenya startups got…

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Jumia to get in the payments industry with Jumia Pay

Jumia to get in the payments processing industry with Jumia Pay I’d say the payments processing industry in Africa, and specifically Kenya has been quiet for a while after the…

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Ericsson is showcasing smart solutions at Mobile 360 Africa

Happening right now and winding up tomorrow in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is the Mobile 360 Africa. The Mobile 360 Africa is hosted by the GSMA and brings together operators,…

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Microsoft Centre of Excellence has been launched for Africa and Middle East oil and gas companies

Microsoft has launched a new Middle East and Africa centre of excellence for oil and gas in Dubai, built specifically to assist customers in driving digital transformation, cost cutting and…

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Pfizer launches a new mobile and user friendly Pfizernear.com

On April 21 2015, Google rolled out a new search engine algorithm that gives priority to websites that are mobile friendly. Since then, most websites that are not customized to…

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Uber Uganda has been launched making Kampala be the 462nd city to join Uber

Today, Uganda joins Uber’s growing African network. With the launch of Uber Uganda, Kampala joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. Uber Uganda With the launch of Uber Uganda,…

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Here is the rest of the trash from Jumia White Paper

Two days ago I told you that you should treat the recently launched Jumia White Paper as trash. The erroneous figures and stats makes you wonder just how incompetent those who…

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Ericsson M-Commerce could help Rwanda overtake Kenya as the most digitized country in Africa

Summary Collaboration to support greater financial and social inclusion for all Rwanda citizens through improved use of new information    technology and software. Government of Rwanda enacts clear financial and payment…

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Something is seriously wrong with this – The 4th Edition of Africa Healthcare Summit will also be held in London

  Over the last few years I have been reading of certain African summits, certain African conferences, certain African events, that are held somewhere in Europe or the US. No,…

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Liquid Telecom wants to solve Kenya’s 45 terabytes annual data problems with CrashPlan for Africa

Globally, firms are losing $1.7 trillion due to downtimes caused by data losses. In Kenya, businesses are losing over 45 terabytes worth of data. According to Liquid Telecom, a company that suffers…

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You may think Jean-Claude Van Damme is the new Ericsson President in charge of sub-Saharan Africa Region

If Jean-Claude Van Damme does not ring a bell in your mind then I am so sorry, you were born too late. You are like this born 2000 in her…

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Lack of human capital a major course of the sluggish ICT Development in Africa

If there is a job opportunity in Africa, it is in the ICT sector. This is because according to Ms. Sandra Uwera, the Chief Executive Officer of the COMESA Business…

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Obama’s Power Africa to light up Kenya

KenGen has partnered with American companies for capital and technical support in the construction of new wind and geothermal power plants. On Wednesday the company signed the deal with US…

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Many people don’t know how to use mobile money services

Everybody prefers cash in making payments. Why? One is able to own his or her money and a bargain can be placed on the table. On the other end, mobile…

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Netflix vs KFCB – Media on Demand is the Future

So the other day I was asked by BBC to react to the claim by Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) that Netflix content is immoral and a threat to national…

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How easy is it for SMEs to conduct business in Africa?

How easy is it for SMEs to conduct business in Africa? With the increasing global emphasis on investment opportunities in Africa’s rapidly growing economies for multinationals and SMEs alike, it…

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3G Direct Pay Limited has revolutionized mobile money

Leading online payments solution provider, 3G Direct Pay Limited, unveiled Mobile Money. The newly launched platform will enable cross border payments across different mobile networks. Mobile money is growing and…

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ACGG Project plans on using genetics to help women gain more from chicken

Kenyans love chicken. Every cafe in town stocks chicken because of the increasing love in chicken. In rural areas, some farmers depend on chicken to earn a living. The African…

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Five Ugandan Ladies Have Developed An App To Diagnose Vaginal Infections – BVKit

Uganda has the worst healthcare systems in the world. Most ladies go through hell when they develop weird infections down there. Most girls who are in their adolescent stage suffer in…

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New Technologies In Agricultural Sector Is The Key To Food Security

Policymakers, scientists, researchers and farmers at the 3rd Annual African Food Security and Agri-Extension Conference held in Kenya found, the slow adoption of new agricultural technologies across Africa threatens to…

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Nigeria closes in on company tax defaulters in a quest to expand tax bases digitally

Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service has warned tax defaulters, citing thorough audits of companies doing business in Nigeria to ensure they are compliant with various taxes due to the country….

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