Google announces Ksh 100m grant to train Kenyan farmers

Google has announced a Sh100 million grant to train more than 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers on digital skills. The announcement was made at the first  Google for Kenya event held in Nairobi, where the company outlined its long-term strategy and commitment to contribute to the country’s economic and social growth. To help farmers increase their yields and […]

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The Huawei Y9 (2019) unveiled in Kenya for Kshs 24,990

Huawei has today unveiled its latest device in the Y series, the Huawei Y9 2019. The device was launched today an event held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi. “We are delighted to announce the arrival of the Huawei Y9 2019 into this market’’ said  Huawei Head of Eastern Africa Mobile Steven Li during the phone launch. ‘’We […]

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Safaricom Voice, Data, SMS Cost go up after recent taxes

Kenyans will from today start paying more for Safaricom voice calls and data. Safaricom in a statement sent out yesterday said this was as a result of the increased taxes passed in the Finance Act 2018. With this new review, Safaricom says its headline price for voice calls and data will now increase by 30 cents […]

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MYDAWA leverages on fintech solution iPay to scale up service delivery

Kenya’s leading e-health platform, MYDAWA, has signed a partnership deal with iPay Limited, an innovative payment processing solution and payment gateway for Africa. The move is intended to scale up its service delivery in line with achieving better health outcomes through the increase of payment options for customers who buy their health and wellness products […]

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Galaxy A7 (2018), Samsung’s triple lens smartphone starts selling in Kenya

Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its latest mid-range smartphone, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)  in Kenya. The Galaxy A7 (2018) is the first phone from the company to be released with a triple rear camera setup. Some of the other highlights of the device include a 6-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, Dolby Atmos […]

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Samsung thinks we need a phone with 4 back cameras. Well, the company has unveiled its latest device, the Galaxy A9 (2018), that debuts the world’s first rear quad camera. The phone is expected to be available in the country around mid-November and is definitely expected to attract some attention from smartphone consumers. Samsung says […]

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Featured Image: Jumia MD, Sam Chappatte, PS, State Department of Trade, Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) and Florence Kimata - SMEs Advisor - (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) addressing the media during the event. 

Jumia Black Friday sales event officially unveiled

Its that time of the year where every retailer hosts a Black Friday sales event. During this time retailers are always bringing their vendors together in preparation for this event and this is exactly what Jumia did on Thursday 11 when it hosted its Jumia Black Friday Vendor Event at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands. Jumia […]

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Nokia 3.1 Review: Nokia could have done better

The Nokia 3.1 started selling in the country in June this year. HMD Global is selling it at Ksh.15,999 and the device is a complete upgrade, especially in terms of design from the earlier Nokia 3. Remember the Nokia 3 was Nokia’s flagship ‘’budget’ device when Nokia relaunched as an Android smartphone brand back in […]

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Facebook launches its fact-checking tool in Kenya to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a new partnership with Africa Check; Africa’s first independent fact-checking organisation and AFP, to launch its first Africa Fact-Checking programme in Kenya.  The programme will help asses the accuracy of news in the country and also help reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its […]

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Video: Safaricom Neon Kicka 4 Unboxing

Unboxing the Safaricom Neon Kicka 4. Read more about the specs here. We have a full review coming up in the coming week. Have anything to add to this story? Leave us a comment in the comments section below. In the meantime, follow or subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on any future updates. 

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Microsoft teams up with DEMO Africa to empower African startups

Microsoft has teamed up with the Lions@frica initiative of the African Technology Foundation to empower the startups finalists that will be pitching at DEMO Africa 2018. Microsoft will provide the finalists with a variety of venture creation and technology support services through its Microsoft 4Afrika program. Since launching in 2013, Microsoft 4Afrika has brought over 700,000 small […]

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Safaricom’s Android Go Neon Kicka 4 specs, price and availability

The Safaricom Neon Kicka 4 started going on sale just recently and you have probably seen the ads running on your tv screens. The device is the cheapest Android Go smartphone in the market right now and with it, Safaricom is trying to pull away from people from the feature phone space. Safaricom is selling […]

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Six Kenyans selected for Facebook Community Leadership Program

Six Kenyans are among the 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Unveiled in February this year, the program is a global initiative that invests in people building communities. The Kenyans include Felista Wangari, through her 52-Week Savings Challenge Facebook group, Pamellah Oduor, with her Let’s Cook Kenyan […]

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Android Go Galaxy J2 Core specs, price and availability in Kenya

Samsung has unveiled its first Android Go device, the Galaxy J2 Core in Kenya. The device started going on sale in the country yesterday and according to Charles Kimari, Head of Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics East Africa the new device is in line with the firm’s commitment to provide customers with inspiring technology and […]

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Safaricom introduces optional Internet Plus Package for its Home Fiber customers

Safaricom has introduced new packages for its Home Fiber customers. The company is calling it Internet Plus and is describing it as a converged service that will give customers access to Fiber, mobile data, voice minutes and unlimited SMS. Basically, this is an additional service that customers can subscribe to in addition to the existing […]

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2018 Connected Kenya Summit awards officially unveiled

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has today officially unveiled the 2018 Connected Kenya Summit Innovation Awards.The awards will this time round be held in Nairobi at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October. All previous awards have always been held in Diani, at the Coast. The annual Connected Kenya Summit is a platform […]

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2018 LG OLED TVs: Best TVs we have seen this year?

In a previous article published here, we told you everything you need to know about 2018 lineup of LG OLED TVs that were unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up included the LG AI OLED TV C8 and the LG SIGNATURE AI OLED TV W8. This year’s lineup of OLED TVs from LG Electronics […]

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The Itel S13 now in Kenya: Specs, Price and Availability

Itel one of the phone brands under TRANSSION HOLDINGS has unveiled the Itel S13 smartphone in the Kenyan market. The Itel S13 is the brands latest device in the S series commonly known for their selfie cameras. The Itel S13 is the successor of the  Itel S12 and comes with a bigger screen, a better […]

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OPPO F9 with 6.3-inch display and VOOC fast charge officially unveiled in Kenya

OPPO has today launched its next flagship phones, the OPPO F9 in the Kenyan market.  The phone will start going on sale on 24th September with pre-orders which started on 10th September ending on the 23rd. OPPO launched two variants of the OPPO F9: 4GBRAM/64GB ROM and 6GB/64GB ROM. All the other specs are the […]

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Vodacom customers in Tanzania can now buy apps on Google Play Store using their airtime

Vodacom Tanzania customers can now pay for content on Google Play Store using their airtime balance. This after the operator signed a partnership deal with Google that will allow the customers to do so. The service which is available to all customers using Android devices integrates Google Play Store apps purchases with Vodacom Airtime mode […]

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Mastercard unveils Mastercard Track, a global trade platform for businesses

Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a  global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. While parts of the B2B process have been digitized, large and costly gaps still remain – an estimated $500 billion in annual administrative costs and rising. These costs are added to the inefficiency […]

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Hashmart, the new online retailer in town is betting big on electronics

You will agree with me that the internet has revolutionized how most of us shop. Because of the numerous advantages and benefits, more and more Kenyans these days prefer buying things online over the conventional method of going into stores on Luthuli or Moi Avenue. Kenya boasts of a number of these e-commerce sites; from […]

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Everything you need to know about the new LG B2B showroom in Nairobi

The experiences brands gain from when they interact with their consumer is key to the success of their business. Most of the time, these businesses end up not recording zero sales simply because they either did not position their brand well or did not give the consumers time to interact and learn a few things […]

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Kenyan solar startup Agsol among Microsoft Airband Grant Fund winners

Kenyan solar startup Agsol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund. The grant is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative launched in 2017, whose goal is to expand the internet’s reach across the world. Agsol builds solar-powered processing machines for farming communities not yet connected to the […]

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Kenyan startups top list of 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Africa winners

Kenyan startups have topped the list of  2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Africa winners. The startups, Lynk, WeFarm, and Solar Freeze were among the four regional winners selected to compete for the 2018 economic prize. The winning startups were selected from 9 IIC finalists and from 10 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion finalists […]

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Tanzania’s startup Nala wins 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Tanzanian startup Nala is the winner of this years’ Ecobank Fintech Challenge. Nala beat ten other finalists to emerge as the overall winner of a US$10,0000 cash prize. Nala is a mobile money application that works offline, without an internet connection. It provides a unified user experience in which multiple financial services can be connected on […]

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LG wantS to increase its OLED TV production to meet rising demand

LG Electronics is reportedly on track to ship  4 million OLED TVs this year. The Korean giant, according to reports has already shipped 1.3 million panels during the first half of 2018. According to a report by Korean news outlet News1 Korea, LG plans to roll out 3.7-3.8 million OLED TV panels in 2018, almost […]

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mkey, Finserve’s new keyboard app lets users save, borrow and connect with their friends

Finserve, an independent arm of Equity Group has launched mKey, a keyboard app that combines both financial social and lifestyle services. The keyboard app allows users to save, borrow money, connect with friends, and follow new trends. Finserve says the app is targeted at Kenya’s increasingly digital population and you can do a bunch of […]

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Safaricom’s new measures to curb SIM fraud

Over the last few months, Safaricom has been on the spot after a number of its subscribers complained about their SIM cards being swapped. The company raised alarm on this and 22 people including the telco’s staff were arrested and taken to court. Safaricom also urged its customers to liaise with it and the police […]

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The Galaxy Note 9 now in Kenya for Ksh. 104,999

The Galaxy Note 9 has finally been unveiled in the Kenyan market and will be available at a recommended retail price of Ksh. 104,999. The device was launched globally on August 9 at an event held in New York. At the local launch which took place at ShiftEye Studios, Priory Place, Argwings Kodhek road, Samsung’s […]

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Google is working on yet another podcast app

It’s barely two months since Google launched Podcast, its dedicated Android app for podcasts. Emmanuel Chenze wrote some really interesting things about it on Android Kenya a while back. And now it looks like we might just be seeing yet another podcast app coming from the company. According to a report published on The Verge, […]

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XIAOMI Redmi 6A Unboxing and Quick Thoughts

Redmi 6A Unboxing Xiaomi unveiled its budget-friendly Redmi 6A this week in Nairobi. Jumia had already started sending out teasers of the device’s availability on its website a few weeks before this launch happened. You will agree with me that to broaden its portfolio in the Kenyan market, Xiaomi has been pushing a number of […]

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OPPO Find X now in Kenya, here’s everything you need to know

The OPPO Find X was one of those devices from OPPO that smartphone lovers like me were really looking forward to. The smartphone was first unveiled to the world in June this year and last week, we finally got a chance to see it in Kenya. OPPO is calling it their futuristic phone and it […]

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Infinix Note 5 Stylus specs, price and availability in Kenya

Infinix launched the Infinix Note 5 about a month ago, and just like what we saw with the Note 4 we also expected to see an Infinix Note 5 Stylus. We loved the Note 4 Stylus apart from a few things which I hope Infinix will fix with the Note 5. Infinix plans to launch […]

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Safaricom opens new retail shop in Busia

Safaricom has today opened a new retail shop in Busia. The new shop is an addition to the retail centers in the Greater Western region. The new Safaricom retail shop in Busia will cater for the high demand of Safaricom services in the region. According to Safaricom, it is expected to serve an estimated 400 […]

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CAK’s John Omo elected new ATU Secretary General

Communications Authority of Kenya’s (CAK), Director of Legal Services Mr. John Omo has been elected the new Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). Mr. Omo was elected during the elections during the 5th Ordinary Session of the ATU Plenipotentiary conference held in Nairobi last week. Kenya had fronted Mr. Omo to be elected […]

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Microlending app OKash introduces face recognition system for its borrowers

Microlending app OKash has introduced a built-in face recognition system to secure loans for its customers. The system, according to the online lender has been built to protect the identity of any OKash borrower from potential third-party fraud. “We are very happy to be the first financial technology app in the country to innovate and […]

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Alpha 9 processor seeks to modernize LG’s OLED TVs

CES 2018 was big for LG Electronics. The company used the opportunity to unveil a new version of its TV-focused Alpha 9 processor and software as it seeks to modernize its big screen offering. In its 2018 TV lineup, which we have talked about in previous articles, LG brought its webOS-based TV software into the […]

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Nigerian fintech startup Mines, secures $13M funding

Mines, a Nigerian fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets secured $13M funding. The Series A round was led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth. The startup says it plans to use its investment for talent acquisition, continued growth in Africa, and expansion to South America and South-East Asia. Mines […]

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Infinix Note 5 Review: Best Infinix Device in The Note Series?

Infinix Note 5 Review: The Infinix Note 5 was launched in the country close to a month ago. The device has been rated the best Infinix phone compared to its predecessor the Note 4 which was launched last year. The Infinix Note 5 packs some amazing features like the Android One and Full HD+ infinity […]

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SamSam: The new ransomware that has raised ransom demands of almost $6 million

Network and endpoint security leader Sophos has uncovered a new ransomware which it claims has raised vastly more ransom demands of almost of $6 million. Known as SamSam, Sophos says the ransomware is used in targeted attacks by a skilled team or individual, who breaks into a victim’s network, surveils it and then runs the […]

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The Nokia 5.1 starts selling in Kenya at Kes.19,500

HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 5.1 in Kenya. Starting today, HMD says you will be able to purchase the device from Nokia accredited retailers from Kes. 19,500. The Nokia 5.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia […]

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The Huawei Honor 7A, 7S and 7C are now available on Jumia

The Huawei Honor 7A, 7S, and 7C are now available on Jumia. If you’re a keen follower of Huawei you will agree with me that the company often releases some of the best and most interesting Android phones of the year. The phones include powerful flagships and also more affordable options through its Honor sub-brand. […]

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LG W8 OLED TV: Everything you need to know including specs and features

The LG W8 OLED is one of the TVs LG  Electronics unveiled at CES 2018 early this year. In our last article, we talked about the LG C8 OLED and we will be publishing a series of other articles highlighting all the OLED TV models the South Korean electronics giant unveiled at CES. During a […]

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How to stream Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 launch event online

We’re all sure that Samsung is unveiling the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 9 today, Aug. 9, 2018. Well, we also know a few things on what to expect ahead of this launch especially after Samsung accidentally leaked an intro video of the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch event will be held live […]

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LG C8 OLED : LG’s latest OLED TV with Google Assistant

LG C8 OLED: In a previous article we wrote about how many TV manufacturers are now pushing OLED TVs as the largest and greatest flat-screen TV in 2018. One of the companies at the forefront in adopting this technology is South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics. Early this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) […]

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Kenya Eyeing top African Telecommunications Union seat, seeks to be re-elected to ITU council

Kenya is fronting the current Director of Legal Services at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK), Mr. John Omo to be elected as the Secretary General’s of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). The country is also seeking to be re-elected to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council, a key decision making organ of the UN specialized […]

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Mobile Connectivity in Sub-saharan Africa continues to record significant growth.

In much of Sub-saharan Africa, mobile phones are more common than access to even things like electricity. A decade after these devices began to spread in Africa, they have become very common even in the continent’s poorest countries. Mobile phones have become pivotal platforms for digital and financial inclusion, in particular for millions of people […]

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CAK Gives US Firm Clearance To Buy 723 Telkom Kenya Towers

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been given a go-ahead by Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) to buy 723 Telkom Kenya towers. According to a report published by the Business Daily, the deal, the two firms expected to be completed in the first half of this year will give the American company a presence in the […]

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Visa partners with Branch to provide micro credit facilities to Visa merchants across Kenya.

Visa has announced a new partnership with international mobile financial services firm Branch to offer custom financing to Visa merchants across Kenya. The eligible merchants will be able to access loans of up to KES 30,000  which can be repaid within 6 months. The loans which will directly be disbursed to the Visa merchants’ phones […]

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Samsung Accidentally Leaks The Galaxy Note 9 Intro Video

We have not talked so much about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung’s next flagship device set be launched on 9th August. Samsung has already sent out invites to its Unpacked event (This is what Samsung usually calls its mobile launch events), complete with a close-up of a yellow/gold S Pen and button. The event […]

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4; Everything You Need To Know Including Specs

In our previous episode of 24Bit, we had a very interesting discussion on tablets. The argument we all had was that tablets are dead and this could be the reason why we have not seen most companies unveiling tablets this year. One thing we also agreed on was that tablets are still necessary despite their […]

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Remember The Iconic Nokia Snake Game? You Can Now Play it On Facebook’s Camera AR Platform.

Loved the iconic Nokia Snake game? Now you will have more reasons to love it even more. HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand of phones has announced that it is bringing the snake game to Facebook’s camera Augmented Reality (AR) platform. Through Augmented Reality, Nokia snake game fans will be able to transform […]

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Telcos in Rwanda want government to allow them roll out cross-network mobile money transfer

Telcos in Rwanda are seeking approval from the relevant government body in the country to roll out mobile money interoperability.  The telcos, Airtel Rwanda, MTN, and Tigo Rwanda want to be given the go-ahead to roll out the cross-network mobile money transfer service which is already being implemented in Kenya. Approval for mobile money interoperability […]

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WhatsApp latest update adds Group Calling for Voice and Video feature.

WhatsApp latest update will now allow group voice calls and video calls between up to 4 people. The update will be rolled out starting this week and callers can add friends by hitting ‘’add participant’’ button at the top right corner of the screen. The maximum number of participants callers can add is four and […]

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PSCU’s Twitter and Facebook Accounts Deleted

If you’re an active Twitter user in Kenya you probably have noticed some Twitter accounts that tweet on behalf of State House suddenly disappear. The Twitter accounts, @PSCU_Digital, and @PresidentKE were previously used to post news updates about the president and the government and were managed by the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU). Mr. Nzioka […]

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service now available for Global and African Businesses

Oracle has announced the that its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available for businesses around the world.  Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, Indian Oil, Intelipost, MTO, Neurosoft, Nigeria Customs, Sofbang, Solar Site Design, and TradeFin are among the many global organizations that already have adopted this blockchain platform. The Oracle Blockchain […]

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CBA Loop Upgraded to offer loans of upto Kes.3 Million

Kenya’s largest privately owned bank Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has upgraded its CBA Loop app to offer highest mobile phone loans. According to a statement released by the bank yesterday, CBA customers will be able to access terms of up to Kes.3 million and overdraft of Kes. 100,000. This feature was not previously available […]

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Kenyan Startup Mookh Africa wins Visa Everywhere Initiative Top Prize

Kenyan Startup Mookh Africa is the overall winner of the Visa Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Everywhere Initiative, The startup won both the “Social Business Payments” challenge as well as the overall prize for its idea taking home KES.5 million and the opportunity to work with Visa to develop the concept further. The Visa Everywhere Initiative […]

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Andela Makes Kigali its 4th African Market, launches Pan-African Tech-Hub

Last year Andela announced that it was planning to expand its footprints to other African markets. The announcement came after the global engineering organization that helps technology companies build high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s most talented softwares developers received received a $24 Million in a round led by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s […]

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Safaricom’s BLAZE Be Your Own Boss Third Edition Launched

Safaricom launched the third edition of its BLAZE Be Your Own Boss youth engagements, which will this year be held in Mombasa, Kisumu and Machakos counties. Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) will be preceded by a week of on-ground and in-campus activations and followed by a three-day creation camp, where 350 young, passionate BLAZE subscribers […]

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LG ThinQ : Everything you need to know about LG’s AI platform

In a previous article we did on LG’s OLED TVs, we mentioned how the TVs boast of advanced AI capabilities thanks to the company’s ThinQ platform. ThinQ is LG’s own artificial intelligence technology to be employed in smart, connected home appliances. With the embedded AI, viewers or consumers can interact directly to the remote control by […]

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Safaricom hit by major voice and data outage

Safaricom has today morning been hit by a major outage. Most subscribers countrywide have been cut off from internet connectivity in what the mobile operator says is due to a multiple fiber link cuts which has affected critical transmission equipment. The outage has also affected voice and SMS service, especially for users in Coast and […]

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Infinix HOT S3 Review: If You Love Taking Selfies Then Go For it

The Infinix HOT S3 has launched about a month ago. The device was first unveiled in January but never saw its way into the Kenyan market until recently. Infinix decided to launch it just a few days before the launch of the Infinix about which I will also be telling you about in my next […]

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Wix Answers will help to solve all your customer service concerns

Excellent customer service is very important for running a successful business. Gone are the days when organizations relied on phone-only support. These days, customers expect support to be fast and convenient and that’s why most organisations are now investing in customer service software. If you are a business owner looking for ways to maximize efficiency, […]

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PayPal is Blocking M-Pesa Linked Accounts Over Fraud

In April this year, Safaricom announced a new partnership with the online payment service and TransferTo to allow M-Pesa customers to send money or make purchases online via PayPal. I was one of the people who were so happy with this move. Previously, the withdrawals could only be made via Equity Bank which acted as […]

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Truecaller Adds Call Recording Feature in its Android App

Caller ID and call tracking mobile app Truecaller has introduced a call recording feature for premium users of its Android application.   The new feature, according to Truecaller will help users report harassment and fraud. Truecaller says all users who do not have a Premium subscription can try Call Recording for free on a 14-day […]

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24Bit Episode 10: A discussion on the recent Twitter Purge.

24Bit Episode 10: One of the hashtags that was trending last week on Twitter locally was #TwitterCleanUpKE. If you missed it, too bad. But this conversation started as a result of Twitter deciding to crack down on fake and automated accounts. Twitter decided to remove suspicious accounts from users’ followers and this gave a ‘’meaningful […]

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More than half of Sub-Saharan Africa to be connected to mobile by 2025

More than half of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be connected to mobile service by 2025.  This means there will be 634 million unique mobile subscribers across the region which is equivalent to 52 percent of the population, up from 44 million (44%) at the end of last year.   The mobile ecosystem is […]

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Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Organisations now investing in Machine Learning and AI to defend against threats

Security leaders are increasingly relying on tools that use AI and machine learning to defend against cybersecurity threats. This is according to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) released last week. The report came a time when malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used […]

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Unboxing the Android One Infinix Note 5

The Infinix Note 5 is the latest device from Infinix Mobility to be unveiled in Kenya. The Android One device was first unveiled to the world at a global event held in Dubai. Benjamin Jiang, Managing Director of Infinix Mobile said the Infinix Note 5 is targeting young professional thanks to the device’s fusion of […]

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IOTransfer 2: Managing and transferring your iPhone data has never been this easy.

If you’re a smartphone user, the chances of you wanting to transfer files between your phone and your computer are always very high. Usually, this happens when you’re resetting your phone or transferring your favorite song or any file from your computer to your phone. But how fast does this transfer process happen especially if […]

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WhatsApp latest update will now label forwarded messages

WhatsApp has now made it easier for you to identify the origin of information shared on the messaging app. The company has rolled out a new feature that will indicate which messages you receive have been forwarded to you. A great step for the messaging platform as it will help you determine if your friend […]

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Branch raises Ksh.350 Million to expand its loan product offerings in Kenya

Mobile loans company Branch International has raised Sh350m to expand its loan product offerings in Kenya. The commercial paper issuance was arranged by Centum-owned capital-raising advisory firm, Barium Capital, marking the second time the San Francisco headquartered technology company has issued commercial paper in the Kenyan market. In 2017, Branch raised Sh200 million through a […]

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Everything you need to know about LG OLED TVs

It’s 2018 and many of the big TV manufacturers are now pushing OLED TVs as the largest and greatest flat-screen tv. OLED TV is basically a type of LCD television that uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) to backlight the display instead of the cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFLs) used in Standard LCS tvs. One of […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Quick Review, specs and features

I have been using the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for a week now. I already did the unboxing article for you which you can check here just in case you missed it. As I mentioned the device is currently available on Jumia for Ksh. for KSh 22,999. So you can grab one if you’re looking […]

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Equity Group confirms former Nairobi Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe as its Group Chief Commercial Officer

Equity Group Holdings has confirmed  former Nairobi Deputy Governor, Mr. Polycarp Igathe as its its new Group Chief Commercial Officer. Mr.Igathe has previously served as CEO of leading blue chip corporate entities in Kenya and Eastern Africa, namely Coca-Cola SABCO, Africa Online, EABL, Haco Industries, Wines of the World, Tiger Brands International and Vivo Energy. […]

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Tech Tamasha annual conference launches to celebrate Kenya’s technology space

Last week together with a number of tech enthusiasts and industry leaders we gathered at Nailab for the launch of Tech Tamasha. Tech Tamasha is an annual technology conference that will be hosted by technology blog Techweez, in partnership with leading industry stakeholders. The conference aims to celebrate Kenya’s technology space by highlighting the best […]

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Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange Golix to hold a 24-hour online Q&A session

Zimbabwean Cryptocurrency exchange Golix has announced that it will be holding a 24 hour Q&A session on Reddit, one of the leading platforms for conversation and discussion in the cryptocurrencies space. Golix says it will use the “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) marathon to keep its customers updated on its ongoing projects. The session is set […]

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Oracle hosting its Chatbot Week Africa In Kenya and Other African Countries to Showcase How the Tech can Transform African Business

Oracle has announced that it will be hosting its Chatbot Week Africa in Kenya, South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Mauritius, Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week. The Chatbot Week Africa roundtable discussions will be are set to start on July 2 and will run until 6 July 2018. The […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Unboxing, specs and first impressions.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was unveiled early this year but started selling on Jumia last week for KSh 22,999. According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 devices have sold five million units in the four months following the global launch which I find quite impressive. So impressive has the device’s performance in the market […]

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Here are the new M-Pesa transaction charges effective July 1st 2018

You will now have to dig deeper into your pockets starting today, July 1 when sending money via M-Pesa. Safaricom has announced new charges for the money transfer service, of course, this comes after Treasury CS Henry Rotich during his budget reading announced that customers would now be charged 12 percent up from 10 percent of […]

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Tecno Spark 2 Review: Tecno’s amazing Android Go entry-level smartphone

Tecno Spark 2 Review: Tecno Mobile unveiled the Tecno Spark 2 a couple of weeks ago. The Tecno Spark 2 as I have mentioned in all the articles I did before and after the device was launched is the second device in the Spark series which the company introduced back in 2017. I already did […]

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Infinix HOT S3 Unboxing and First Thoughts

Infinix unveiled the Infinix HOT S3 a few days ago. As we have previously mentioned, the phone was unveiled back in January, but it never saw its way to Kenya until now. Infinix decided to launch it just a few days before the global launch of the Infinix NOTE 5. We have covered the specs […]

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WhatsApp will now allow group admins decide who can post to the group

If you’re an admin of a WhatsApp group you must really be finding it hard to deal with those annoying friends in the group. Let’s say you opened a group to plan for a road trip or a friends wedding, but then there this one or two friends who are always sharing funny memes of […]

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Kilimall 4th anniversary 2018 starts on 2nd July, lots of discounts and vouchers to give out.

If you’re planning to purchase anything then you might have to wait and take advantage of the upcoming Kilimall 4th Anniversary 2018. The company has announced that it will be celebrating its Kilimall 4th Anniversary 2018 from Monday, July 2nd to 15th 2018 during which it has organized exciting activities to engage and reward its […]

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Updated: Here’s a list of shops where you can buy the latest Nokia devices

You all have been asking where you can buy the latest Nokia devices apart from getting them on e-commerce site Jumia Kenya through our latest deals page here.. Well, I have tried coming up with a list of offline shops and Nokia retail stores where you can buy these devices, including the Nokia 3.1 which […]

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Nokia 3.1 starts selling in Kenya at Ksh 15,999

The Nokia 3.1 now available for purchase in Kenya. HMD Global has announced that the device will be available to buy from mobile phone retail stores at Ksh 15,999 starting today.  Delivering premium experiences and a sophisticated aluminum design, HMD says the Nokia 3.1 exudes the quality and craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia smartphone. By […]

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Zimbabwe’s Agri-tech startup SMART Connect wins DEMO Africa Harare Tour

Zimbabwe’s Agri-tech startup SMART Connect has emerged the winner of DEMO Africa Innovation tour held by Micah Foundation in Zimbabwe, Harare.  The startup presented a mobile-web application that links smallholder farmers to buyers, transporters and other agribusiness entities through an inclusive business model with a broader view of stimulating economic growth and improving livelihoods of […]

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2018 Edition FIFAfrica to be held in Ghana in September.

The 2018 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) is set to be held in Accra, Ghana. The Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) who are the organizers of the event say this year’s forum will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa (MFWA) […]

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24Bit Episode 9: A discussion On Data Bundles

The debate on mobile data is something we can never exhaust. Everyday mobile operators in the country and always competing with one another, trying to come up with packages for consumers within their networks. In our latest episode of 24Bit, we discuss the available options in the market. Who offers the best data bundle package? […]

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Truecaller Reintroduces ‘Who Viewed Your Profile’ for its Pro Subscribers

If you are a Truecaller Pro subscriber, you will now be able to see who has viewed your profile. The company has announced that is reintroducing a ‘’Who viewed your profile feature’’ that will let its pro subscribers see who used the search function to check out on their profile on Truecaller. This feature may […]

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Android One powered Infinix NOTE 5 officially unveiled

Infinix Mobile has finally unveiled the much hyped Infinix Note 5. The device was unveiled yesterday at  a Global event held in Dubai. The Android One Infinix Note 5 is equipped with an Infinity 6.0’’ FHD screen and a 18:9 screen ratio. It also features a perfect 16MP low-light front camera, which allows selfie lovers to […]

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VC4A calling on African startups to Showcase and win at the 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is calling for disruptive African startups looking to raise between $250K and $5M to showcase their ideas at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to be held in November 11-12 in Cape Town. The summit will bring together the leading angel networks, VC funds, impact investors, accelerators, corporate venture divisions, industry […]

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Infinix HOT S3 with 20MP selfie camera now in Kenya for Ksh. 18,999.

Infinix Mobile has finally unveiled the much awaited Infinix HOT S3. The device was launched today and will be sold exclusively through all Safaricom Retail Shops and Select Safaricom dealer outlets for  Ksh. 18,999. Just as we had mentioned in our previous article, the Infinix HOT S3 was launched early this year and was the […]

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Tecno Mobile ranked among Africa’s Most Admired Brands

Tecno Mobile has been ranked among the top most Admired electronics brands in Africa. The company which is part of Transion smartphone brands secured this spot in a new report released by Brand Africa highlighting the continents best brands in 2018  across different categories. Brand Africa is a valuation and ranking of the Best Brands in […]

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Alipay and WeChat Pay expanding to Kenya. What does this mean for M-Pesa?

China’s biggest Internet-based mobile messaging platform, WeChat has been planning to go international for a long time now. In fact, in 2013 it launched its operations in South Africa and later on in Nigeria. Reports had indicated that its next target market would be Kenya as is usually the case with most companies that come […]

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Safaricom’s “Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu” Campaign to reward M-Pesa customers and agents

Safaricom has today unveiled a ten-week loyalty promotion to reward its M-Pesa customers and agents. The promotion, dubbed “ Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu ’’ will see the telecommunication company reward customers every time they send and receive money, transfer money from a bank account to M-PESA and for all Lipa Na M-PESA transactions. The “ Maisha […]

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The Infinix HOT S3 is launching in Kenya on Thursday, June 21st

We’re all preparing for Infinix to unveil the Infinix NOTE 5 and you probably have seen the teasers the company has been sending out through its social media platform about this. The NOTE 5 expected to be launched on June 24th in Dubai and that only means we should be having a local launch a […]

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World Bank Injects Ksh.5 Billion To Support Kenyan SMEs

In a major development, the World Bank has today announced that it has injected Ksh. 5 billion to support Kenya’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The grant from the International Development Association (IDA) will see Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship project (KIEP) benefit some 33,050 individuals and 2,393 firms and help them to increase scale innovation and productivity […]

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Tecno Spark 2 Unboxing and first thoughts

TECNO Mobile finally unveiled the Tecno Spark 2, its second device in the SPARK series. The device is available on Jumia and other offline shops for  Ksh. 11,299. and as we mentioned in all the previous articles we have mentioned, it features some improved features compared to the previous SPARK. We have a Tecno Spark […]

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