Founders Factory wants to build and scale African tech startups

London-based startup accelerator Founders Factory has partnered with Standard Bank to launch its first international location in Johannesburg, South Africa to build and scale further 100 technology startups. The accelerator has teamed up with Roo Rogers who will become CEO of Founders Factory Africa. Roo, a former partner at renowned design agency fuseproject and leader […]

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The Pros and Cons Of PDF

Are you thinking about converting your word files into PDF files? If that’s the case, you have to read up on the pros and cons of PDF file. Basically, PDF stands for Portable Document Format. As the name indicates, it is a type of format. The majority of the books found on the internet are distributed […]

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CBA’s third economic forum discusses food security

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) yesterday hosted its third Economic Forum at Serena Hotel in Nairobi. The third Economic Forum focused on Food Security and Government policies geared towards Food Security, Trade and Employment. The quarterly CBA Economic Forum was launched early this year with the main objective of discussing key thematic issues regarding Kenya’s […]

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IT & Leadership: Rewriting the African narrative

By Karien Bornheim, CEO, and founder of FABS Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS) is a company that was inspired by frogs, dumping grounds, and handouts. It’s the antidote to the patronising tone adopted by the rest of the world as it pats Africa on the back. It is the company that was started nearly 20 years […]

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Tech In Film: Why It Makes No Sense To Ban Films In 2018

Creativity and technology are an integral part of the film industry and hence help the industry grow beyond the regular threshold.  Social media, for example, is taking over the traditional ways we use to consume film. In this interview, Martin Munyua, the Director of Dreamcatcher Productions Kenya talks about these trends and how they’re supporting […]

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Posta eyeing new partnership with Amazon

Kenya’s postal service provider the Kenya Postal Corporation of Kenya is eyeing a deal with American e-commerce company Amazon that will see it become their official logistics partner in the country. According to a report published by The Business Daily, officials from Amazon are expected to visit Kenya between October 17-19 to discuss the partnership. Speaking […]

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Huawei Y9 (2019) Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Huawei recently unveiled a new device in its Y series, the Huawei Y9 2019 in the country. The new Huawei Y9 2019 device features an upgraded Central Processing Unit (CPU), front and rear dual camera, and the notched HUAWEI FullView Display. The new notched 6.5inch full view display on the Huawei Y9 2019 according to […]

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536 East Africa companies compete for the coveted 2018 CIO100 Awards

With entries coming to an end, 536 East Africa companies participated for the analysis as 200 companies make it for final screening. According to the CIO100 technical team, the data was collected for the last four months ending 30th September, 2018. The team will therefore proceed to sieve out from the bunch of 200 companies to […]

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24Bit Season 2 – Episode 1 – Music Streaming Apps

Music Streaming Apps Want to get your stream on? I bet you do. In recent years, music streaming apps have completely changed the way most of us access our music. There are now so many different ways to listen to your favourite tunes – and discover new ones. So whether you’re just joining the streaming […]

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List of Eight African startups selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase

VC4A has announced the eight Africa ventures that have been selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A. The 8 startups have been selected from over 1000 applicants by the investor committee representing continent’s leading VC funds such as Accion, Orange Digital Ventures, Knife Capital, Ventures Platform, Blue Haven, 4Di Capital, AngelHub Ventures, Silvertree […]

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IFRS 9 – Why Credit Bureaus Are The Ideal Partner?

Financial institutions around the globe are feeling the heat from the introduction of IFRS 9 impairment reporting. Credit Bureaus offer the most effective solution for compliance and harnessing the benefits of Credit Risk Scoring and PD estimation. 2018 has seen the introduction of IFRS 9 in many countries around the world. The Credit Industry has broadly understood and accepted the reasons […]

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DHL Express awarded most Top Employer certifications on the continent

DHL Express has been awarded most Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2019 certification ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Hennie Heymans, CEO, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa said that receiving this recognition from the Top Employers Institute for the fifth consecutive year is […]

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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 specs, price and availability in Kenya

Xiaomi has confirmed that its flagship killer, the Pocophone F1 which is its first device in its new  Pocophone (You can as well call it POCO) sub-brand is coming to Kenya. The Pocophone F1 was launched globally in August this year and is already on sale in various countries across Europe, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. […]

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Instagram wants to share your location history data with Facebook

Instagram is apparently testing a new setting that will allow it to share your location data with its parent company Facebook. According to a report published on The Next Web, the feature, which appears under Instagram’s privacy settings was first spotted by Jane Wong, a researcher from Hong Kong. What basically this means is that […]

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Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

The news that the Southern African Department of Labour was recently able to foil a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on one of its external facing servers in early September reminds us that businesses and governments must remain vigilant at all times. While this DDOS attack was unsuccessful, a 2016 attack in Liberia, West […]

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Cross-network money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom goes live

Cross-network mobile money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom went live in Kenya on Thursday.  This came as the country’s main telcos come together to roll out mobile money transfer interoperability that commenced in March this year. Yesterday, the operators announced that the service will finally go live for Safaricom and Telkom subscribers adding that mobile […]

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Kenya wins Bid to host the International Open Data Conference in 2020

Kenya has won the bid to host the 6th edition of the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in 2020. This will be the first time the conference is held in Africa. The Announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 5th IODC 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 27 – 28, 2018 […]

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Oracle Appoints Andrew Sordam New Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa

Oracle today announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Growing Economies at Oracle, based out of Singapore. Sordam […]

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The Rising Tide of Tax Disputes

By JJ van der Walt, Candidate Attorney, and Arnaaz Camay, Tax Executive, Tax Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg New research from Baker McKenzie, The Shape of Water: Tax Disputes in the Age of Intangible Value, shows that the amount of tax under dispute in Fortune 500 companies is equal to more than half of the profit […]

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Fintech flourishes in Uganda as regulation remains hands-off for now

Financial technology is flourishing in Uganda, thanks partly to the enormous popularity of mobile money and payment systems and partly to the hands-off approach of the country’s regulators. Although regulation does exist, it applies only to certain areas of the fintech market and even in those areas, it tends to be loosely applied. For example, […]

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MEST unveils its fourth African tech hub in Nairobi

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has unveiled its fourth incubator and tech hub in Nairobi. The pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and tech incubator new hub will also serve as its flagship East African space. The Nairobi space will also host the new East African office of its parent brand, global leader […]

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Safaricom named UN Global Compact LEAD company

Safaricom has been recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD company for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. Announced at UN Headquarters in New York during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018, Safaricom was identified as being among the highest-engaged participants of the world’s […]

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Jumia partners with Amadeus to launch first Flight Marketplace in Africa

Jumia Travel has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa. The partnership is the base for a new flights marketplace on Jumia, which according to the company will be a step further towards making travel in Africa simple and affordable. The platform aims at enabling travel […]

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South Africa’s data management firm Redstor expands to Kenya

Redstor, a leading South Africa-based cloud data management SaaS business, is expanding its operations in Kenya. This expansion comes after the company’s market share grew by around 50% annually in the last four years. The company is not only looking to strengthen its presence in the Kenyan market but also its partnership with Internet Solutions. […]

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“Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking”, say co-founders of TagPay

The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution. So argue the co-founders of TagPay, Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron, in their new analysis of the digital revolution, Fintech: The Banks Counter-attack. The book was presented at a press […]

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Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

The Internet Society is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering. Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, […]

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22.4 million smartphones shipped to Africa during second quarter of 2018

A total of 22.4 million smartphones were shipped to Africa during the second quarter of this year (Q2 2018), this is according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that Africa’s smartphone shipments increased 9.8% quarter on quarter (QoQ) and 6.0% […]

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Samsung Electronics Wins 49 IDEA Design Awards

Samsung Electronics announced today that it won 49 IDEA Design Awards, including one Gold, six Silvers and two Bronzes, at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2018. It is the most IDEA prizes the company has won in a single year. “With consumer-focused innovation, we will continue to strive for design that can create meaningful […]

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LG Customer Connections for Great Experiences

Walk into any of the LG showrooms and you immediately feel the difference in the experience that makes this establishment one of your chosen few.  There is no doubt that the customer service they deliver is one you value and trust but most likely they make a strong emotional connection with you that you find […]

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Create A Logo In No Time Using LogoAi

Need a logo design right now for your online business? With the right tool, you can create a professional looking logo in just an hour. With its built-in artificial intelligence, LogoAi generates logo designs for you to select from. Simply enter your business name at the beginning. Once you’ve chosen a design, you can easily […]

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List of 10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards. The 10 startups beat more than 3 000 applications from 52 African countries who had submitted their applications in different categories. The categories included ICT, agri-business, public health and the environment/ […]

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Infinix HOT S3X Unboxing and First Thoughts

Infinix is selling its latest device, the Infinix HOT S3X on its new e-commerce shop X-Mall for Ksh 17,500. The phone was launched about a month ago and we only got a chance to get our hands on it just recently. We have the specs highlighted in our previous article which you can check here. […]

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Safaricom Data Center attains Tier 3 Design Certification

Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority. The certification was achieved after a thorough forensic assessment of all aspects of Safaricom Data Center design by Uptime Institute experts’ team. “We […]

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ESET East Africa receives Cyber Security Company Of The Year award

ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA). ESET that specialises in the provision of multilayered internet security solutions for both corporate and consumer uses beat a host of other local and international cybersecurity firms. The company headquartered Slovakia has been in operation in […]

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Nairobi Garage to host ALU and MEST Kenyan operations

The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya. The two organisations have chosen Nairobi Garage as their centre of operation as they seek to reach more Kenyans. “With the increased supply of offices in Nairobi, businesses have a lot of choice when it comes […]

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Explaining the High Cost of Remittance to African Countries

The World Bank recently released a study report with findings that the cost of remitting cash to African nations is higher compared to other continents all over the world. The report indicates that for every 200 dollars sent to Africa, a charge of 12% as remittance fee is imposed. Inward and Outward Remittances Since the […]

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Taxify rolls out new feature to help boost driver earnings

Cab-hailing app Taxify has unveiled a new feature to enable its drivers to maximize their daily earning potential. The new feature, known as Driver Destinations will allow drivers to indicate where they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for them to find and connect with trips that are on their way. “We […]

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IT Leadership: These five technologies are transforming the travel experience

The whole notion of what today’s hyperconnected travellers want, and what they value, has changed. While cost, choice and convenience are still significant, booking decisions are now based on the experience. Right from the moment that a traveller thinks about a trip, to planning it, booking it and living it, we in the travel industry […]

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Grow Your Business Sales with Social Media in 2018

Social media has changed the traditional ways of marketing of the business. In 2018, again you have a chance to boost your business sales and make the energetic and refreshing rank of your business in the market. Yes! You can get outstanding ranking and can generate extraordinary revenue through the social media. Social media marketing […]

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Here’s how you can stream today’s Apple’s iPhone launch event

It’s Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and this is the day we expect Apple to unveil a new iPhone. Actually, we are expecting three new notched iPhone models to come out of today’s event; the iPhone 9, the 5.8in iPhone XS and the 6.5in iPhone XS Max. We are also expecting to see the Apple Watch Series […]

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Loon successfully sends test internet connection 1000km across seven balloons

Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon-powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons. That represents a distance that would span the entire of Kenya from the port city of Mombasa to the Kenya-Uganda border. The test, which was carried out […]

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IT Leadership: Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

By Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Sophos Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up and developed by […]

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The Infinix HOT S3X is available on X-Mall for Ksh.17,500.

The Infinix HOT S3X (Well, I wonder why Infinix decided to give this phone such a name) went on sale in the country a few weeks ago. The phone is the successor of the Infinix HOT S3 selfie smartphone which was launched back in June 2018. Infinix is selling this device with the tagline ‘’Express […]

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IT Leadership: IT security – oxygen or onion?

By: Mark Walker, associate vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa at International Data Corporation (IDC) Search for security on Google. The engine will autofill with – security is like oxygen and security is like an onion. Both are true. Security is the oxygen that keeps the business alive. Without it there is the risk of breach, […]

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Internet Solutions is pilots consumption-based bandwidth service in Kenya

Internet Solutions is in the process of piloting a consumption-based billing service for its connectivity business as the demand for bandwidth rises in the country. According to the company’s Managing Director Richard Hechle, increasing bandwidth demand in the enterprise space is being driven mostly by firm’s embracing cloud computing, cloud storage, and data centre virtualization. […]

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OPPO F9 with VOOC integration launching this month in Kenya

OPPO’s next device in the F series, the OPPO F9 is set to launch in the country at the end of this month. The device will be the successor of the OPPO F7 which was launched in April last year. I wonder why OPPO moved from F7 to F9, I had actually expected to see […]

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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018

More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018. This is according to findings of the Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT report on the industrial threat landscape in H1 2018 According to the findings, the Middle […]

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Solar Energy firm Fenix International now powering 30,000 Zambian households

Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country.  This rate of growth exceeds the company’s initial expectations and far outpaces the industry average, cementing Fenix’s place as a market leader within the off-grid solar sector. Fenix International is part of global utility ENGIE and […]

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Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand for data. The new sites raise the total number of 4G sites owned by Telkom to 300 and is expected to enhance Telkom’s overall 4G coverage network within the city. According to the company’s, Chief Technology, and Information […]

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Google’s Art Selfie feature goes live in Kenya

Google’s Art Selfie feature has gone live in Kenya and other countries across the globe. The new tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live yesterday. Experiments for the tool started in the US in January before it was rolled out […]

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Report: Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018

African mobile users have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018. This is according to Opera and Worldreader, a global non-profit organization that provides people in the developing world with free access to a library of digital books via e-readers and mobile phones This milestone represents an increase […]

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Logistics firm Bwala Africa closes Ksh 24 million debt financing

Kenyan logistic firm Bwala Africa Group has secured a  Ksh 24m debt financing from South African-based bank CFC Stanbic to meet the rising demand for last mile fleet connectivity. With the financing, Bwala Africa is rolling out 8 new trucks from ISUZU East Africa, four directly funded by CFC and the other 4 funded internally […]

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Kenya is hosting first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent. 26 Web Rangers from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are attending the summit to meet and share ideas on how they can make the Internet a safer place for […]

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Sports betting, Kobi Kihara and Riparian Land among the most Google searched items in August

Google has released top trending searches for the month of  2018. Sports betting platforms such as Sportpesa, betpawa, betika, betin and others dominated the list of search items by Kenyans once again showing how betting is becoming a national past time. Football has now been relegated to the second position in the most searched items […]

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Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa, says Internet Society

As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use […]

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Safaricom announces plans to unveil new data packages

Safaricom has announced plans to unveil new data packages. According to the company, this is in line with its customer needs who have recently been complaining that their data is being depleted too fast. To address these data complains, Safaricom says it will unveil ways of enabling customers to manage their data usage by choosing […]

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Willing To Avoid Higher Interest Card Rates? Opt For Low Interest Rate Credit Cards Now

Lowest form of interest rate based credit cards are often the amazing tools for those who want to reduce the current interest they are working on some hefty balances, or just don’t require any form of added features, which might result in higher interest rates. Switching to low-interest credit cards can often be a proven […]

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HF Group records Ksh12.6 million in half-year profits

HF Group has posted half-year period pre-tax profit of Ksh 12.6 million for the period ending June 30, 2018, compared to the Ksh 231 million the group recorded in 2017.    Total Interest income declined by 13.1% over the period under review to Ksh 3.194 billion down from Ksh 3.679billion recorded in 2017. Correspondingly, net […]

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The S Pen adding colour and more connectivity to the Galaxy Note 9

From when it was first introduced in 2011, the S Pen has gone ahead to become an iconic feature of the Galaxy Note series. Each new addition to the Note family introduces exciting capabilities to the S Pen. Over the years, these refinements have unlocked innovative ways for users to communicate with others and streamline […]

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Nopia Ride, the first ever full-electric cab hailing service now in Kenya

Nopia Ride, the first ever full electric mobility service in East Africa has launched its cab services in Kenya by Finnish firm EkoRent Africa. In the first phase of the investment program,  the company has kick-started operations set to see the number of electric vehicles increase to several hundred by the end of the year This […]

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LG unveils its first B2B business innovation center in Nairobi

LG Electronics has today launched its first LG B2B showroom in Nairobi to give business owners, integrators, and contractors a chance to engage and learn about how LG’s products and solutions. Located at 14 Riverside, the center will also display the vast array of LG’s leading B2B products and solutions. According to the company the […]

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Has anyone thought about what happens after all the devices are connected to IoT?

By: Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change. Anything that cannot be digitised or automated is about to become extremely valuable. Computers can simulate the […]

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List of 30 Startups finalists shortlisted for DEMO Africa 2018

Three Kenyan startups are among the thirty African startups finalists shortlisted for DEMO Africa 2018. The startups, CLoud9XP, Sote and Zipora will join the other startups across the continent in Casablanca in October to present their technologies to the world. The startups were selected following a few months of innovation roadshows, city tours and virtual adjudication across […]

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Use of drones in the Shipping sector set to take-off

This year saw the first successful ocean rescue of two swimmers in rough seas in Australia by drone. A number of companies are developing drones for sea-based search and rescue operations, as well as drones that can identify and warn swimmers of sharks. But drones are also finding some interesting commercial applications. They are being […]

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HFC calling on local developers to help improve its HF Whizz app

HFC Group is calling on local developers to create complementary apps that would enhance its new HF Whizz app which was launched last month. The bank, which is a subsidiary of HF Group wants the developers to help create a new connected experience for the end user to deliver a tested interoperable solution. HFC Group […]

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M-Pesa puts Safaricom on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List of Companies

Safaricom has been recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List of Companies for its efforts in tackling society challenges using M-Pesa. According to the magazine, Safaricom — with an estimated market value of $11,339 million (Sh1.13 trillion) — has used its M-PESA platform to impact millions of people’s lives. “It is indeed a […]

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Google Search now gives Swahili users more detailed results of things they care about

Google Search has now made it possible for Swahili users to get more intelligent and contextualized results of people, things, and entities that Google already knows about. Swahili is one of the most spoken African languages and Google has now made it much easier for the over 100 million Swahili speakers to search for things […]

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Apps that are changing the face of tourism in Dubai

It goes without say that technology is changing how we do things and tourism has not been left behind. In Kenya for example, the wide access to smartphones and internet connectivity has made it possible for travelers to make use of technology to check an attractions rating before traveling or comparing best rates, checking the […]

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Nokia 2.1 starts selling in Kenya at KES 11,500

HMD Global has announced that the availability of the new Nokia 2.1 in Kenya starting today. The device will be available for purchase from accredited retailers from KES 11,500. The Nokia 2.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1 which […]

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Africa Rising: How millennials and entrepreneurship are driving the African economy

By Clemens Weitz, CEO: ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) In recent months, Africa has seen several big announcements of international multi-million-dollar awards to build more inclusive, sustainable economies in the region. Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Award, France’s $76m Africa Start-up Fund, MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, and many other similar initiatives are recent evidence of this mindset […]

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LG OLED TVs and other diverse portfolio of products

If you have been a keen follower of LG Electronics you will agree with me that the company has been so successful when it comes to OLED Display, especially with its TVs (Forget the phones).  In fact, most of the reviews I have read especially on the new line-up of OLED TVs the company unveiled […]

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DCI George Kinoti says efforts to fight SIM swap fraud on course

The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has assured the public that the fight against Sim Swap fraud is on course. The DCI was speaking during a mobile money fraud risk engagement forum, an initiative by Safaricom in partnership with the banking industry. He called upon all Kenyans to avail information that would help identify […]

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EaseUS Dаtа Rесоvеrу Wizard Frее

What can уоu do in саѕе уоu ассіdеntаllу dеlеtеd an іmроrtаnt file? Hоw do уоu rесоvеr a photo or a vіdео сlір that thе kіdѕ dеlеtеd? EaseUS Dаtа Recovery Wіzаrd wіll come tо your aid. EаѕеUS Data Recovery Wizard Frее іѕ the bеѕt file recovery software to rесоvеr 2GB dаtа. It іѕ a соmрrеhеnѕіvе file […]

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Galaxy Note 9 Pre-orders now open in Kenya

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now taking the Galaxy Note 9 Pre-orders in Kenya. The company says the first 500 customers who pre-order the device will receive it from August 24th. The customers making the Galaxy Note 9 pre-order will also get a welcome pack consisting of the new DeX HDMI cable – that enables […]

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How YouTube is helping reclaim the lost art of apprenticeship

We live in a fast-paced century. Half the time at work is spent keeping up with and adapting to new technologies and the demands of an increasingly digital economy. A consequence of this hurriedness is that we have less time for reflection and growth of skills relevant to one’s job requirements. This sense of urgency […]

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Jumia Back to School campaign offering up to 60% discount

It’s that time of the year when KCPE and KCSE candidates are preparing to sit for their final exams. In preparation for these exams, Jumia has launched a campaign that will see the candidates purchase examination materials at huge discounts. The school candidates will from next week get a chance to purchase mathematical sets, calculators, […]

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Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

Major attacks like the NotPetya malware incident have been a wake-up call for the shipping sector, creating a renewed urgency around tackling the threats posed to vessels and supply chains, as well as prompting an increasing interest in cyber insurance. At the same time, new regulations will exacerbate the fall-out from any future failure. More […]

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Russia is hosting the Blockchain Life 2018 conference in November

Industry leaders will from 7th to 8th November gather in St. Petersburg, Russia for Blockchain Life 2018 Conference – The biggest international forum on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and mining in Eastern Europe. The two-day forum/conference now in its second year will gather more than 5,000 participants from more than 70 countries. They will include Сrypto traders, […]

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Kenyan AgriTech Startups can now apply for the MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge

Kenyan and other African startups in the Agriculture sector have been asked to apply for this year’s edition MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge. The innovation challenge is a key event at this year’s edition of Meet The Farmer’s Conference to be hosted in Dubai. The event will host young farmers, agropreneurs, and Innovators in the Agric Value Chain […]

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The Galaxy Note 9 is here: Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Its official, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was finally unveiled to the world on Thursday. The phone was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event held in New York and comes with a 6.4-inch display, just the leaks before the launch had suggested.  The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy […]

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The NASCO 40-Inch LED TV is coming to Jumia

The NASCO 40-Inch LED TV With Integrated Decoder is coming to Jumia. NASCO might not a very common brand locally but very common in West African countries, especially in Ghana. Electroland Ghana Limited are the producers of NASCO appliances which include the NASCO television sets which will now be available on Jumia. We’re not sure […]

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Launches US$10 Million Africa Entrepreneur Prize

Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma has launched a $10 million ‘Netpreneur’ Prize for African entrepreneurs. He made this announcement at the “Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions” conference held in South Africa yesterday. The money will be donated through his Jack Ma Foundation to support entrepreneurs working to address Africa’s most […]

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Six cool Google Maps tricks that will make your life easier

If you are a frequent Google Maps user, you’ve probably already figured out many of its features beyond the basic location services. For instance, you probably know that you can now check how heavy the traffic is on the route you are planning — the redder and darker the color, the heavier the traffic. You […]

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Galaxy J8 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Samsung has announced the addition of another device to its 2018 J series, the Galaxy J8. The introduction of the J8 comes after the launch of four other devices under the banner, the Ultimate Squad. The devices include the Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6 and Galaxy A6+. The Galaxy J8 is a 6-inch […]

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DPO Group names Lourens Brink as new Chief Financial Officer

African payment service provider DPO Group has named Lourens Brink as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 1, 2018. Brink, who was serving as the Head of Finance for DPO PayGate South Africa, will bring 11 years of financial, strategic and operational experience to the DPO Group. He will be based in Nairobi. Brink […]

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Greek firm introduces recovery software for Kenya’s banking sector

Greek financial solutions software firm Relational has launched a new solution, AroTRON Collections & Recoveries, targeted at Kenya’s banking industry. The firm unveiled the new solution to bank executives and patners at an event held in Nairobi. Focusing on non-performing loans (NPLs), presentations and discussions at the event also explored the rising trend of NPLs […]

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Equity Bank lowers lending rates to 13 percent

Equity Bank has lowered the interest rate charged on loans to a maximum of 13 percent p. a with effect from Wednesday, 1 August 2018. This is in compliance with the Central Bank of Kenya guidelines to reflect the new Central Bank Rate (CBR) of 9 percent. This move comes a few days after CBK announced […]

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24Bit Episode 11: Are Tablets Dead?

Worldwide tablet shipments declined 11.8% to 31.6 million in 1Q18 (5.1% below forecast). The forecast for the remainder of the year has been lowered 0.8%, resulting in an annual total of 152.0 million units (-7.2% annually) for 2018. This is according to a recent tablets forecast update report released by IDC. According to the report, […]

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Infinix is Teasing The Infinix HOT S3X, And It Comes With a Notch

Infinix Mobile is teasing its next device of 2018, and it’s calling it the Infinix HOT S3X. Little is being said about the device, but what we know for sure is that the phone will come with a notch. The Infinix HOT S3X is being teased a few months after Infinix unveiled a range of […]

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mSurvey, Safaricom partner to enable merchants collect customer feedback via Lipa Na M-Pesa

Kenyan SaaS Mobile Consumer Feedback Company mSurvey has announced a new partnership with Safaricom’s M-Pesa. The partnership, announced today, will enable merchants across the country to access customer feedback via Lipa Na M-Pesa through mSurvey’s platform. The company says merchants using this service will be able to obtain actionable customer insights to inform their strategy […]

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is coming to Jumia. The device was launched back in June in Beijing China and is expected to find its way to the country through Jumia. We’re not sure when the Redmi 6A will officially be available on the e-commerce site though since Jumia does not mention the date in a […]

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Croatia President and Lunar eclipse among top trending Google searches in July

Google has released top trending Google search trends for the month of July 2018 in Kenya. The World Cup dominated the first half of July, with the most searched matches during this period being: France vs Belgium, Russia vs Croatia, Brazil vs Belgium, England vs Croatia and the Final match in which France beat Croatia […]

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Betting industry emerging as a major player in the mobile money industry

Kenyans transacted over Kes.960 billion through mobile money in the first three months of 2018. This is according to data from the Central Bank of Kenya released in July. The increase in mobile money transactions according to the Central Bank was partly driven by mobile phones as many Kenyans continue to borrow loans through services […]

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Invest in Africa Now! : eLearning Africa conference set for 26-28 September in Kigali

“From the perspectives of both learning and private sector development, it is time for Africa to leapfrog to technology for skills development in businesses” this is how M’Hamed Cherif, the founder & general director of Invest in Africa Now! describes the use of new technologies for professional training in businesses, the theme of the session that will […]

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How Blogger Outreach Can Help Boost Your Start-Up Website

Having a start-up website can be quite the exciting and thrilling experience, as after all you have a lot of opportunities to start finding unique ways to appeal to your audience. If you’re looking for a sustainable method of attracting your audiences, however, perhaps blogger outreach can be the campaign strategy to use. Despite how […]

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Samsung Galaxy J6 Specifications, Price and Availability in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy J6 was among the devices Samsung launched in Kenya in June this year. The device was launched together Galaxy JZ Duo, Galaxy J4 and the Galaxy A6+ under the banner ‘The Ultimate Squad’. According to Samsung, Both the devices are targeted to different consumers based on their needs. Samsung is calling the […]

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Sophos introduces Sophos Intercept X for Server To Protect Businesses Against Cyber Threats

Sophos has today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, its next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber threats. Sophos says its deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen malware attacks. According […]

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Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) specifications, price and availability in Kenya

The Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 was launched early this month in the country. The device is a budget smartphone targeted at young people, according to the company. The Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 comes with some modest specifications. It sports a plastic body which is usually a common trademark for low-end devices. Read >> Huawei Y7 Prime […]

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Deal: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional for only $12.6 with free shipping!

Microsoft Window 10 is the latest operating system combines the strengths of Windows 8 and the popular Windows 7 skillfully. There are many new features added and with a new generation design. It is easy to use social media sites like Facebook, twitter. The only drawback: The original price of the Professional version is full […]

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World Bank Appoints Mr. Felipe Jaramillo New Country Director for Kenya

Mr. Felipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, 2018. Under his leadership, the World Bank will continue supporting inclusive growth and poverty reduction through a wide array of financial products and technical assistance. Mr. Jaramillo will be overseeing an operational portfolio […]

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Equity Appoints Mary Wangari Wamae as Group Executive Director

Equity Group Holdings has appointed its long-serving Group Director of Strategy, Legal Services and Company Secretary Mrs. Mary Wangari Wamae as Group Executive Director overseeing the Group’s subsidiaries. Mrs. Mary Wangari Wamae’s new role will include overseeing the management of the Group’s banking subsidiaries in DRC Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Mrs. Mary […]

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