innovation

water 4 mercy
TECHNOLOGY

Water 4 Mercy launches Israeli’s technology for agri-tech in Embu, Kenya

Agriculture is a vital sector for Kenya, as it contributes to about 25% of the country’s GDP and employs more than 40% of the population. However, the sector faces many…

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smartphone storage
TECHNOLOGY

Smartphones and smartphone storage: 1994 – 2003

Smartphones are devices that combine the functions of a mobile phone and a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps….

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cold brew coffee
LIFESTYLE

Cold Brew Coffee: Java House is now offering ready to drink coffee in cans

Java House has unveiled its latest innovation, Cold Brew Coffee, as part of its 24th-anniversary celebrations. This ready-to-drink beverage is made from 100% Kenyan Arabica coffee beans and is aimed…

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Maasai Mara
TECHNOLOGY

Xiaomi fans had a blast at Maasai Mara

Xiaomi Africa recently launched an online photography campaign inviting fans to showcase their photography skills using Xiaomi phones. The campaign, dubbed #SafariWithXiaomi, attracted over 1,000 participants who shared their photos…

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fintech
STARTUPS

Funded Fintech Ventures in Africa have almost doubled since 2021

According to a new report by Disrupt Africa, the fintech startup ecosystem in Africa grew by almost 20 per cent in size and attracted US$2.7 billion in investment over the…

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worldcoin
TECHNOLOGY

There is nothing fishy about Worldcoin collecting iris data

Worldcoin is a new cryptocurrency project that aims to create a global identity and financial network for everyone. It uses a device called an orb that scans people’s irises to…

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michael joseph
TECHNOLOGY

Performance of Safaricom under Michael Joseph, Bob Collymore and now Peter Ndegwa

Safaricom has been in operation since 1997, and has had three different CEOs in its history: Michael Joseph, Bob Collymore, and Peter Ndegwa. How have these leaders influenced the performance…

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E9 Kubwa
TECHNOLOGY

A few things you need to know about the E9 Kubwa – the 36-seater electric bus

The E9 Kubwa, a 36-seater electric bus designed by BasiGo, an e-mobility company based in Nairobi, is a welcome innovation that could revolutionize the public transport sector in Kenya. The…

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NOVACOM
TECHNOLOGY

NOVACOM has organised yet another prestigious digital summit in South Africa

Africa is a continent of immense potential and opportunities, especially in the field of telecommunications. With a population of over 1.3 billion people, many of whom are still unconnected to…

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Business Ecosystems Summit
BUSINESS

Kisumu City will host the inaugural Business Ecosystems Summit

Kenya is gearing up for a historic event that will bring together key players from various sectors to explore the opportunities and challenges of building collaborative networks for business growth…

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local startups
TECHNOLOGY

The two new Safaricom subsidiaries are poised to change investment landscape for local startups

Kenya has long been known as a tech-hub in Africa, but up until now, most of the investment in Kenyan tech startups has come from foreign investors. Local investors on…

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iOS 17
TECHNOLOGY

iOS 17, a true revolution in human interactions

Apple has always been at the forefront of innovation, and its latest operating system, iOS 17, is no exception. iOS 17 is a major update that brings a number of…

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goldpesa
TECHNOLOGY

GoldPesa Academy is now educating Kenyans on Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology is one of the most disruptive and revolutionary innovations of the 21st century. It has the potential to transform various sectors of the economy, from finance and trade…

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women-led tech
TECHNOLOGY

KCB has brewed a partnership with Strathmore to sponsor 15 women-led tech StartUps

KCB has brewed a partnership with Strathmore to sponsor 15 women-led tech StartUps. The partnership will see the 15 women-led startups undergo 12 weeks of business incubation training under the…

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KoTDA
TECHNOLOGY

After 11 years with 7 years left, KoTDA estimates Konza City to be less than 50% completed

The Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has released its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report for the financial year 2020/2021. According to a press release by the authority, the…

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anwar soussa
TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom losses Anwar Soussa, the telco’s Ethiopian CEO

Safaricom PLC, the leading telecommunications company in Kenya, has announced the resignation of Anwar Soussa, the CEO of Safaricom Ethiopia. Mr. Anwar Soussa has been at the helm of Safaricom…

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network coverage
TECHNOLOGY

Airtel Kenya Expands Network Coverage to Meet Growing Data Demand

Airtel Kenya has announced plans to expand its network coverage to meet the growing demand for data services in the country. The new expansion will add 349 sites currently being…

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find N2
TECHNOLOGY

OPPO Find N2 Flip: Setting a New Standard in Foldable Phone Innovation

OPPO has always been synonymous with innovation, and their latest device, the OPPO Find N2 Flip, is no exception. With its industry-leading cover screen, this revolutionary foldable phone sets a…

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2023 UEFA
LIFESTYLE

OPPO Celebrates the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final with Kaká

OPPO, the official global partner of the UEFA Champions League, has brought together audiences worldwide to join the brand and its global brand ambassador, Kaká, in witnessing the birth of…

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Reason to Imagine
TECHNOLOGY

A Reason to Imagine and VoLTE phone calls finally arrive at Airtel Kenya

Airtel Kenya is making waves with two exciting developments, the first being Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology and the second being a campaign titled ‘A Reason to Imagine’. With the…

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startup activity
OPINION

Factors driving the thriving startup activity in Kenya

Kenya is a hub for entrepreneurship and startup development in East Africa, with a growing ecosystem of innovative businesses and supportive infrastructure. According to the recently released Partech Africa Tech…

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gitex africa 2023
TECHNOLOGY

GITEX Africa 2023: Connecting African Tech Titans to the Global Stage

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition Africa, or GITEX Africa for short, is set to take place in Marrakech, Morocco from May 31 to June 2, 2023. This event is the…

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silicon savannah clubs
TECHNOLOGY

Moses Kuria says the government will set up Silicon Savannah clubs in Primary and Secondary Schools

Kenya’s commitment to digital transformation has been highlighted at the ongoing Connected Summit 2023. To hasten the transformation, the government is planning to launch Silicon Savannah clubs across the country….

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AWS Academy
TECHNOLOGY

Amazon’s AWS Academy and ICT Authority to empower over 10,000 young Kenyans with digital skills

Digital skills are essential for the future of work and the development of the digital economy. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2025, 97 million new roles may emerge…

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GOL Season 4
TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft (ADC) has announced GOL Season 4

Microsoft Africa Development Centre launches Game of Learners (GOL season 4) competition for university students across Africa. The new season will offer African university students an opportunity to develop their…

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hand in hand
TECHNOLOGY

How Visa and Hand in Hand helped Kenyan entrepreneurs increase their incomes amid Covid-19

Hand in Hand, Kenya’s Micro-Enterprise Success (KMES) programme funded by Visa, has resulted in participating entrepreneurs increasing their incomes by an average of USD $156 (Approximately KES 20,000) per month….

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Sankalp Africa
TECHNOLOGY

Sankalp Africa Summit 2023: A Decade of Impact Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

The Sankalp Africa Summit 2023, one of Africa’s largest convenings on impact entrepreneurship and sustainable development, took place on March 1st and 2nd in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, celebrating its 10th…

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cloud computing
TECHNOLOGY

South Africa and Kenya Lead African Continent in Impact of Cloud Computing on Customer Experience

South Africa and Kenya are worlds apart in their embrace of information technology, but they have one thing in common: they jointly lead the African continent in having the biggest…

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Galaxy S23
TECHNOLOGY

Samsung Announces Global Availability of Galaxy S23 Smartphones Following Impressive Preorder Results

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the global availability of its industry-leading Galaxy S23 smartphones following impressive preorder results. Preorders for the previous year’s Galaxy S22 series had already been…

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Cloud & Security
TECHNOLOGY

dx5 Announces the 13th Annual Africa Cloud & Security Summit on 16 & 17 March 2023

dx5 (formerly CIO Africa) is thrilled to announce that the annual Africa Cloud & Security Summit is back for its 13th edition on 16 & 17 March 2023. This year’s…

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