Infinix ZERO 5 Unboxing and first impressions (Pictures), Pricing and Availability

The Infinix ZERO 5 was launched a couple of weeks ago in Dubai. The launch was the first international launch Infinix Mobile was doing and what this basically means is Infinix is now eyeing the Middle East Market. Infinix launched two devices, the  Infinix ZERO 5 and its Pro version, the Infinix ZERO 5 Pro.  […]

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Modex partners with BlockEx to launch ICO pre-sale for Smart Contract Marketplace

Modex has announced that the ICO pre-sale for its smart contract marketplace will open today in partnership with BlockEx a leader in blockchain digital asset exchange services, currently in an FCA innovation sandbox. “We are thrilled to open the pre-sale,” comments Modex CEO Mihai Ivascu, “and to partner with BlockEx — the best fit on the […]

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Kenya’s GrassRoots Bima named among best fintech innovators in the world.

GrassRoots Bima, a Kenyan technology company has been named among the top Fintech firms in the world in 2017. The insurtech company was recognized by KPMG and H2 Ventures in the ‘Fintech100’ report which compiles a list of the year’s best fintech innovators from around the world. The Fintech100 represents the most innovative companies, creating […]

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4 Key Essentials of E-learning in Africa

The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way of life across the globe and in the African continent. Africa countries are now embracing technological innovations in their operations. Technological innovation has brought new dimensions in every aspect of life […]

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Huawei Mate 10 specs, price and availability in Kenya

The Huawei Mate 10 was officially launched into the Kenyan market last week, a month after it was unveiled in Munich Germany. The Mate 10 is the first to contain Huawei’s own artificial intelligence (AI) chip and retails at Ksh.80,000 on Jumia Kenya. The device is the successor of the Mate 9 which featured Huawei’s […]

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Andela Kenya reaches out to aspiring developers in different counties

Andela Kenya is now reaching out to aspiring developers outside Nairobi. The tech company that trains developers in Africa and hires them out to global tech companies has for the last 2 months carried out a series of events dubbed “Andela Tech-ing Over” across the country. Taking place in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru and Eldoret, […]

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5 major facts that could drastically increase your conversion rate

Conversion rate optimization is a systematic process of increasing the percentage of your website’s visitors into customers or potential clients by making changes to your overall website for the visitors to take the desired action on a certain page within the website. Have a look at these 5 extremely effective hacks from Website Builder for drastically […]

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Be cautious of cyber attacks this Black Friday

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by numerous Black Friday deals seemingly to fall out of the sky. They might be very tempting but not all of them are worth, some might be cyber traps waiting for you. John Shier, a Senior Security Advisor, from Sophos shares some tips on how to make sure you […]

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The OPPO F5 is Now Available For Pre-Order From Safaricom

The OPPO F5 is now available for pre-order in the country. OPPO has announced that device, which was launched in Kenya a few days will be available for pre-order through Safaricom, both offline and online.   OPPO says it will also be offering several free accessories including an Official Barcelona Backpack to those who will […]

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#BlackFriday: Jumia Kenya Promises Best And Competitive Prices

It’s now 10 days since the Jumia Black Friday sales went live. Sales which will be running for a whole month to December 13th. During the first week, Jumia says more than 3 million customers logged onto the Jumia site to secure deals at affordable prices.  “It’s been an exciting start to the Black Friday […]

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Infographic: How to Maintain a Professional Online Presence as a Service Provider

Having an online presence plays a big role in many competitive industries today, such as retail and service sector. However, being present in social media networks and having a fully-functioning website is not enough to keep your clients engaged to you online. More importantly, you need to have a positive online presence – starting from […]

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TransUnion Africa launches a mobile credit platform for the Rwandan market

TransUnion Africa, an Infomation Solutions provider for assessing and managing risk has launched a mobile credit reporting platform for the Rwandan market. Known as Menyesha which literally  means “Inform Me” in Kinyarwanda, TransUnion Africa says the platform represents a leap forward in the way historically underserved – but rapidly digitising – population can interact with […]

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You can now place your Jumia Black Friday orders via USSD

Jumia is for the first time accepting Black Friday orders by USSD from customers. What this means is, customers can simply dial *483* 483#, pick the product they want to buy and the order will be processed just the same way orders placed from the Jumia Kenyan website or mobile app are processed. “USSD is […]

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#AfricaCom2017 – Driving Digital Democracy in Africa

The 20th anniversary of Africa’s largest tech-focused event may have come and gone, but beyond the record-breaking number of visitors, exhibitors and speakers and new launches and cutting-edge products this year, the outcomes make for a lasting impression. AfricaCom was once focused solely on the telecommunications market, but now that conversation has successfully shifted to […]

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Top WordPress Visual Design Plugins

Building out your WordPress especially when it’s your first time to use it takes a lot of time. You have to familiarize yourself, research for helpful guides and read expert tips. What’s more, there are so many beautiful themes and useful plugins you have to search and choose from. So to help you out, here […]

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OPPO launches the OPPO F5 in Kenya for Ksh.31,990.

We have previously told you that OPPO Mobile was planning to launch the OPPO F5 in Kenya, well, they finally did. The company has launched the device, which is the successor of the OPPO F3 at an event held at Radisson Blue hotel, Nairobi for Ksh.31,990. The OPPO F5 is the company’s first Full HD+ […]

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The Rising Importance of Telematics technology

Telematics technology is now important more than ever in the trucking industry and could soon become the default standard for heavy commercial trucks with hardware included. The technology is playing a key role in reducing resource expenditure and increasing resource savings for businesses while at the same time ensuring fleets comply with prevailing norm and […]

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Online sports betting craze in Kenya is here to stay

Online sports betting rising in Africa at an unprecedented pace, no doubt about that. Sports is no longer just about entertainment but also about making money. A lot of money. Many smart Africans are making money by betting on sports on platforms like Betin Kenya. Although as much as 40% of the African population is […]

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Fintech firm AllenHark launches pre-ico sale targeting $250,000 to build its cryptocurrency trader platform

AllenHark Group has launched a presales initial coin offering (ICO) to build its AllenHark Terminal (HRK). AllenHark Terminal is a hardware and software subscription-based platform aimed at providing crypto-traders with real-time data, aggregated news and trading reports to help them track and double returns on their investments. The company which was Incorporated in Kenya and […]

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The Black Friday Craze! Understanding the Buzz Around the Biggest Sale Event

With less than two weeks to the biggest annual sale event, everyone is on their marks for this year’s Black Friday. Celebrated on the 24th of November, the Black Friday sales began in America and are marked the day following Thanksgiving. Over the years, the practice has spread to different parts of the world, with […]

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Tecno Mobile launches the Phantom 8 in Kenya for Kshs.37,000

Tecno Mobile has today unveiled the Tecno Phantom 8 in Kenya. The new addition to the Tecno family was launched at an event held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. We have already so much about the Phantom 8 in our previous articles. But remember the phone was first launched in Dubai on 22nd making […]

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Opinion: Who’s ready to Adopt Digital Financial Services?

By Ben Leo, CEO of Fraym African consumers are the global leaders in the adoption of digital financial services like mobile money. Yet traditional banks and emerging digital providers both continue to grapple with how to expand financial inclusion.  It can be expensive and difficult for financial services providers to figure out the most useful product […]

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Infographic: Security Mindsets to Adopt Today

Threats to business security are a never-ending story. From basic data breaches to ransomware, hackers are always finding new ways to infiltrate businesses. To keep threats at bay, network security never stops evolving – but has your approach to it? If you’re still approaching it the way you were 5 years, 1 year, or even […]

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Jumia Black Friday 2017 is The Biggest Kenya Has Ever Seen

The 2017 Jumia Black Friday started on Monday 13th, November and as we have mentioned in our previous articles, it will be running for an entire month. What this means is that you will enjoy deals up to 13th of December. There is no better time in the year to buy products almost half their […]

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The Main FinTech Disruptors of International Money Transfers

The international money transfer market has experienced significant changes since the turn of the last century, primarily because of the Internet’s widespread coverage and its evolving technology. FinTech companies have entered different markets, taking many a bulls by the horn, and the field of cross-border remittances is no different. While some of the older players […]

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NTSA’s IT Lead crowned CIO of the year at the 2017 CIO100 Awards

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA’s) head of IT Fernando Wangila was been crowned the CIO of the Year at the recently concluded 2017 East Africa’s CIO100 Awards. NTSA scooped the top accolade following its successful implementation of the Transport Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is a self-help portal where Kenyans can access NTSA […]

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Konnect Africa unveils new hotspot service to bringing Wi-Fi to rural Africa

Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider Konnect Africa has unveiled a new hotspot service aimed at bringing Wi-Fi to rural communities in Africa. Known as SmartWIFI, the company says the service is part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans. SmartWIFI leverages Konnect Africa’s powerful, reliable satellite broadband network to enable sales outlets […]

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Twitter now lets you create much longer display names – 50 characters

Twitter has really been preoccupied with making everything lengthy lately. Just the other day it finally rolled out the 280 character limit to everyone and now it also wants your Twitter display name to be longer too. The company has announced that starting today your Twitter display name can be up to 50 characters in […]

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Opinion: Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa

The African continent is still being marked by a lack of pervasive connectivity. This is largely because of outdated infrastructures such as copper and GSM networks, as well as delayed decisions around the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies. Many African countries are also going through geopolitical changes, prioritizing areas other than ICT for investment […]

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Mastercard launches #Girls4Tech programme to Drive Interest in STEM among Girls in Kenya

Mastercard has launched a new programme aimed at driving interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) among girls in Kenya aged between 10 and 12. Known as Girls4Tech, the programme which was launched yesterday in partnership with Youth for Technology will see thirty primary schools girls in Nairobi participate. The programme also aims to […]

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New Report Projects Lead Growth in Kenya and South Africa Luxury Travel

A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected continent’s leaders in luxury hotel growth. The report titled, “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking 2017” is the twelfth annual edition of industry report released by global market research firm, Euromonitor. The […]

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Take advantage of the 2017 Jumia Black Friday with this crazy deals.

Most of you are looking forward to the Black Friday. Its that time of the year when you get crazy deals on different products. Basically, Black Friday marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season and locally Jumia will be running it for an entire month starting November 13th to December 13th promising 500,000 deals […]

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InterSat sets up teleport services in Nairobi, to provide broadband internet in Africa.

Global Satellite solutions provider InterSat has announced the setting up of its teleport services in Nairobi to launch broadband internet in Africa. The company has partnered with ABS which is one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world to have its iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams in the continent. […]

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Nokia and Vodacom sign MoU to conduct 5G trials in South Africa

Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU to conduct Nokia 5G technology trials in South Africa. The trial is also part of the two companies plan to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in the country. Nokia has a 5G portfolio that […]

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OPPO is launching the OPPO F5 in Kenya on November 20th

OPPO Kenya has announced that it will be launching the new OPPO F5 smartphone in Kenya on 20th November. The device has already been launched in other markets like India and the Philippines with the key features being AI-powered beautification features, a  20-megapixel front camera, and the 18:9 ‘Full Screen’ display. ‘’The Selfie Expert and […]

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Opinion: Preparation is key when defending against DDoS attacks

By Bryan Hamman, Arbor Networks territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa If you are well prepared with your security systems – deployed in a holistic manner – you can prevent generic threats from getting into your environment. With the right tools, processes, and people, you can detect and contain more advanced threats before they have an […]

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“No Platform Immune from Ransomware”, SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report reveals

Sophos today announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast report. The report recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during April 1 to Oct. 3, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last six months, Android, Linux and MacOS platforms were […]

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Safaricom Launches custom emoji for its #Twaweza campaign

Safaricom has become the first Twitter account in Kenya to launch custom emoji for its #Twaweza campaign. This, the company says will help it express its personality and encourage more users to join the Twaweza conversation. Safaricom also says the custom emoji reflects its commitment to innovation through which it believes it can transform the […]

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Kenya’s opposition party NASA asks its supporters to boycott Safaricom

Kenya’s opposition party NASA has called on its supporters to boycott Safaricom products and services. The move comes after Raila Odinga, the party leader threatened to call for a boycott of products from corporations the party claims were part of the country’s August 8 poll rigging scheme. According to Suna East Legislator, Junet Mohammed Safaricom […]

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Here is what to expect ahead of the 2017 One Month Jumia Black Friday

We have previously told you about the upcoming Jumia Black Friday, and yes, it’s finally here. Jumia is calling it ‘’31 Days of Deals’ and what this basically means is that you will have a whole month of crazy deals starting from November 13th to December 13th. As Sam Chappatte, the Jumia Kenya Managing Director […]

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How to delete messages you sent by mistake on WhatsApp

You probably have read about WhatsApp ’s latest feature that will now allow you to delete a message sent by mistake. The company has been testing the feature for the most part of this year before it finally decided to roll it out last week. So how does this feature work? Well, you will be […]

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Kenya among Sub-Saharan African economies that set new record in reforming their business climate

Kenya is among the Sub-Saharan African economies that set a new record in reforming their business climate. This is according to the 15th-anniversary edition of the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report. The report notes that Kenya reduced the number of procedures required to register a business, and also reduced the time for import […]

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HMD Global launches the Nokia 2 for $115, here are the specs

HMD Global, the home of Nokia has announced the launch of the Nokia 2. The low-cost smartphone was unveiled on Tuesday and according to Nokia, promises a two-days of battery life on a single charge. Well, the Nokia 2 is the cheapest Nokia phone running on Android. It actually costs about $115, that’s around Kshs.11,500. […]

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