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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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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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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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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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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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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Who wants complimentary passes to the Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018 summit?

The Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018 summit is coming to Nairobi on 31st May 2018. The event will bring together more than 300 participants from established banking powerhouses to Fintech startups to tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of Fintech in Africa. The events which is being organized by Ethico Live will also prove […]

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Kenya’s mSurvey Secures $3.5m Series A Investment

Kenyan SaaS Mobile Consumer Feedback Company mSurvey has announced a Series A round of USD$3.5m, led by Africa focused venture firm TLcom Capital with investment from Social Capital, Kapor Capital, Golden Palm, and Richard Owen; founding team of Net Promoter Score (NPS). The funding, announced today follows Seed Investment rounds from Cross Culture Ventures, Alpha […]

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DiGiSPICE is deploying a Content Management System to help Kenyan artists distribute their music.

Digital music content distributor, DiGiSPICE has announced that it is deploying a Content Management System (CMS) to help Kenyan artists reduce distribution cost of their music and tame piracy in the market. The digitization, according to the company, monitors artists’ content performance – number of times streamed or downloaded, revenue earned, and number of consumers […]

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Facebook has suspended jubilee linked data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has suspended political data analytics company Cambridge Analytica after finding out the company had violated data privacy policies. Facebook in a blog says Cambridge Analytica which was accused of working for Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta during the last general elections failed to deleted data that it had acquired inappropriately from hundreds of thousands of […]

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Report: Kenya Makes Significant Progress in Sustainable-Finance Reforms.

Kenya is one of 34 countries that have introduced banking reforms to expand sustainable lending, making emerging markets a major force in driving development and fighting climate change. This is according to the first comprehensive Global Progress Report of the Sustainable Banking Network, an IFC-supported organization of banking regulators and associations. Those 34 countries account for […]

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Kenya’s mSurvey expands its operations to Nigeria

Kenya’s mobile-first consumer experience platform mSurvey has expanded its operations in Nigeria. The move comes as the Kenya-based company seeks to consolidate its position as Africa’s leading technology-powered customer loyalty platform. Backed by international and African investors, including Safaricom’s Spark Fund, Cross Culture Ventures and Alpha Angels, mSurvey will be opening a new office and […]

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Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit Series 2018 is coming to Nairobi

Trescon will be hosting the next edition of World Blockchain Summit on 22-23 March 2018 in Nairobi City, the capital of Kenya. Promoting the disruptive power of the blockchain industry, Trescon seeks to extend its efforts by bringing the power of blockchain all across the world. The World Blockchain Summit at Nairobi will be the […]

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Online sports betting craze in Kenya is here to stay

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

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

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

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Safaricom, CA dismiss NASA claims that the telecommunications operator helped rig August polls.

Telecommunications operator Safaricom has dismissed claims by Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga that it was complicit in manipulating the August 8 presidential elections. Through a statement sent to newsrooms yesterday, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore termed the allegations made by Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition as factually incorrect and unsupported by any evidence whatsoever that […]

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Guest Post: Kenya’s paradigm shift in technology

By James Ngige (@Jaykulll), Nairobi Technology has become part and parcel of culture, well, every culture, but Kenya however, is changing the culture of technology. Kenya has emerged as a technology power hub to reckon with- so much that today no multinational story is complete without the Kenyan angle. This revolution is as a result […]

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Online sports betting craze in Africa is here to stay

We have previously sports betting has become popular in Kenya and other African countries. This rise of these betting sites has been attributed to the increased internet penetration and mobile money services. Certain countries in the continent like Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have in recent times experienced a massive outbreak of betting companies. In […]

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Uganda is Kenya’s Leading Source Market, While USA Beats UK to the top Position

In a surprising turn of events, Uganda took the lead as Kenya’s top source market in Africa, while Germany and Italy tail the numbers globally. According to data from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), The Pearl almost doubled her score of 29,038 visitors in 2015 to 51,023 for the year ended (2016). The report attributes […]

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Businesses in Africa worried about market volatility and political risks

Businesses operating in Africa increasingly worry about the unpredictable business environment where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise. This is according to the key findings of the 6th annual Allianz Risk Barometer analyzing corporate risks globally, as well as by region, country, industry, and size of business. Other growing concerns for […]

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