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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CBK has launched a new QR Standard aimed at streamlining payment services in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the issuance and implementation of the Kenya QR Standard 2023 (KE-QR Code Standard 2023), which will guide how Payment Service Providers and…

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google bard TECHNOLOGY

Google Bard is now available in Kenya!

Google Bard is now available in Kenya, but Bing Chat (ChatGPT powered by GPT-4), is still way better. For example, the first part of this article was written by Bing…

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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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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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18 Million on Hustler Fund and other Key Insights from Day 1 Connected Summit 2023

Hustler Fund and other Key Insights from Day 1 Connected Summit 2023. The Connected Summit 2023 kicked off yesterday in Diani, Kwale County, with the theme of “Digital Economy: Endless…

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connected summit TECHNOLOGY

Connected Kenya Summit Kicks Off at Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort Diani-Kenya

The ongoing Connected Summit 2023 that started yesterday, April 2, 2023, is a gathering of regional and global ICT industry leaders, policymakers, executives, financiers, and innovators. It nurtures innovative ideas…

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connected kenya 2023 TECHNOLOGY

Connected Kenya 2023 will take place from April 2nd to April 5th in Diani, Kwale

It’s that time of the year once more, time for Connected Kenya. The Connected Kenya summit is a highly anticipated event that aims to explore endless opportunities for Kenya’s development…

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Play online games on Zone’s E-Sport Blockchain Gaming platform and earn up to $250 monthly prizes

Blockchain gaming company, Zone, has launched a web-based gamefi platform built on blockchain technology that allows players to earn cryptocurrency rewards for their gaming skills. The platform, which is the…

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Zipline Drones TECHNOLOGY

Zipline Drones will now deliver your online orders directly to your homes without noise

 Zipline has unveiled its new Zipline Drones platform that provides quiet, fast, and precise autonomous delivery directly to homes in cities and suburbs. The company’s next generation home delivery platform…

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Burhani Engineers TECHNOLOGY

Burhani Engineers launches region’s first valve rehabilitation center

Burhani Engineers Ltd, pioneers of integrated engineering solutions, has unveiled the first valve testing and rehabilitation hub in the region to save industrial plants money spent on maintenance and repair…

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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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ALX Launches Software Engineering Cohort for Women in Africa

In celebration of Women’s Month, ALX has announced its first dedicated Software Engineering cohort for women, enabling up to 50,000 women across Africa to participate in the global technology revolution…

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Unleash the Power of Redmi 12C – A Great Entry Level Device at an Unbeatable Value!

 Xiaomi has announced the official launch of Redmi 12C, a great entry-level device with a 6.71″ HD+ display, 50MP AI dual camera (rear) + 5MP (front camera), 5000mAh (typ) high-capacity…

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african languages TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft adds 13 new African languages to its Translator service

Microsoft has added 13 new African languages to its Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Translator, allowing text and documents to be translated to and from these languages across the entire Microsoft…

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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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telecommunication sector TECHNOLOGY

Kenya’s telecommunication sector Q2 (October-December 2022) statistics

The latest quarterly statistics report from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows that Kenya’s telecommunication sector continued to grow in Q2 2022 (October-December 2022). Here are some of the…

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Visa Zero Charges TECHNOLOGY

With Zero Charges, you don’t have to pay transaction fees

One question that we have asked over the years, is how to overcome the barriers that slow down the take-off of Ecommerce and specifically m-commerce in Kenya and Africa at…

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food security TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft partners with OCP Africa to enhance digital agriculture platform for food security in Africa

Microsoft has announced a partnership with OCP Africa through its Africa Transformation Office, with the goal of positively aiding smallholder farmers and Agri-stakeholders across Africa by 2025 target food security….

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Camera Review for Oppo Reno8 T 5G Ultra

Equipped with the latest hardware updates and the newest portrait imaging features — including the brand-new Ultra-Clear Imaging System, OPPO Reno Series has continued to pave the way for a…

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tech education TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Leap and ADC launch program to enhance tech education for university lecturers

The Microsoft Africa Development Centre (ADC) and Microsoft Leap are delighted to launch an inaugural tech education workshop intentionally designed for university lecturers, proficient in leading technology-focused courses. University lecturers…

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Western Digital’s WD Purple Pro 22TB Hard Disks now available in Kenya

Smart video surveillance is on the rise, bringing increased storage requirements along with it. Western Digital its innovation and technology leadership across its portfolio with new 22TB1 HDDs last year, and…

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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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sankalp africa summit TECHNOLOGY

The Sankalp Africa Summit 2023 starts tomorrow March 1 2023 at 8 AM

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

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Norfund invests $14m in Hela Apparel Holdings to bolster its manufacturing operations in East Africa

Norfund, the Norwegian government’s investment fund, with a mission to support sustainably driven business operations in developing countries, signed a USD 14 million financing agreement with Hela Apparel Holdings PLC…

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10th Edition of Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum to be Held in Nairobi – Registration ongoing

Registration is now open for the 10th Edition of Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF23), a pan-African bilingual event that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 12th to 14th, 2023….

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Microsoft’s ADC Collaborates with Kenyan Universities to Enhance Tech Curriculums

The Africa Development Centre, Microsoft’s premier engineering arm, has announced a collaboration with Kenyan technology universities to review their tech curriculums and make them more relevant to industry needs as…

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Embracing IoT in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a fundamental shift in how we visualise and build the consumer and business technology of today. The modern-day enterprise is defined not just by…

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Allianz Risk Barometer 2023: Cyber Incidents and Business Interruption Remain Top Concerns for Companies

It is both stability and change in the Allianz Risk Barometer 2023. Cyber incidents and Business interruption rank as the biggest company concerns for the second year in succession (both…

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KoTDA Connects Investors with Financiers to Accelerate Smart City Development

Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has initiated talks with financiers who will provide its investors access to affordable and long-term credit. Through the program, which will connect Konza investors to…

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