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Kenyans turn to e-commerce as coronavirus pandemic fears grow

The coronavirus has spread to dozens of countries across Africa within weeks, with the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) warning that the...

Glovo partners with Naivas to offer free deliveries for orders above Ksh.1,000

Delivery firm Glovo has announced a new partnership with Naivas Supermarkets to provide free deliveries in the wake of the Covid 19 Global Pandemic. The...

Nigeria is getting its first-ever bitcoin ATM

Nigeria has the strongest economy in Africa and has always stood out as more or less financially stable compared to some neighbouring countries. As...

Airtel Waives Transaction Fees On Its Mobile Payment Service Across all Bands

After the CBK met with Payment Service Providers and other financial industry players. Safaricom was the first telco to announce the removal fees, but...

Safaricom Waives Fees For M-PESA Transactions Below Ksh 1000 Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Safaricom has announced that they have waived off all the transaction fees for M-PESA transactions below Ksh 1000. In a press release late this...

Safaricom Doubles Daily M-PESA Transaction Limit To Ksh 150,000

In a meeting held today, Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, has scrapped off charges for all transactions below Ksh 1000. Also, another exciting development came...

Safaricom’s AI Chatbot Zuri Brings A One-Stop Support Desk On WhatsApp

Safaricom's AI Chatbot Zuri is a hell of a kind. The telco is the only one in the country with such a service that...
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Apple Temporarily Shuts Down All Retail Stores Outside China Until March 27

Apple has temporarily closed its stores around the world, except those located in China, in response to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. The company CEO,...

Jumia Tech Week Campaign Starts Today, Here’s What To Expect

Jumia Kenya has announced the launch of this year’s Jumia Tech Week campaign. The campaign kicks of today, 16th March and will run until...

Safaricom’s AI chatbot Zuri now available on WhatsApp – How to activate

Remember Zuri? Safaricom's artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot to manage customers’ queries. Well, she's now available on WhatsApp. Zuri has been available on Telegram and Facebook...

Visa has unveiled a Ksh.242M grant to support Kenyan women-owned micro-businesses 

Visa has announced a Ksh.242 Million grant to Hand in Hand Eastern Africa to support low-income business owners in Kenya. The program aims to...
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Huawei Expects Smartphone Sales To Plunge In 2020

Chinese smartphone maker and largest telco equipment maker Huawei had a good year in 2019, despite the US Ban. The firm was added to...
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Kenya’s Fifth and Fastest Undersea Fibre Optic Cable Lands in Mombasa

Kenya has received its fifth undersea fibre optic cable which landed at the coast of Mombasa last week. Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE...

Understanding The New Safaricom PostPay plan

Safaricom has a revised its PostPay plans to make the product more appealing to more user now. We have already told you almost everything...

Safaricom New PostPay plans – How to join and everything you need to know

Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom finally rolled out new PostPay plans for its consumers. Unlike previously, the new packages have been harmonised to offer value...
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Safaricom Plans To Launch Device Financing Models For PostPay Customers

After unveiling their new PostPay plans yesterday, Safaricom announced that they plan to bring financing models for smartphones. Through this, PostPay customers will be...
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Safaricom Introduces New PostPay Plans With No Expiry Data And Minutes – How To...

Safaricom has introduced new offerings for its postpaid customers. The new packages have been harmonized to offer more value for money and its not...

Samsung Plans To Sell 8 Million QLED TVs In 2020

South Korean tech giant, Samsung, has not only been the biggest smartphone vendor but is also one of the industry-leading companies in the TV...

Nokia Appoints New CEO After Missing Out On 5G

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri is stepping down after over six years as the face of the company, Nokia said on Monday. The company has...

Safaricom Becomes Amazon Web Services Reseller In Kenya and EA

Safaricom has today announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services, which will see the telco resell AWS services in Kenya and throughout East Africa....

Safaricom’s integrated mobile platform DigiFarm wins Global Mobile Award

Safaricom’s integrated mobile platform DigiFarm has been named the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO). The platform provides...

Glovo to integrate an SOS function on its Glovo app

Local delivery firm Glovo has announced plans to integrate a new emergency SOS function into its mobile app to improve its rider’s safety. With...
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Jumia appeals to local manufacturers with 50% lower commissions

In a move aimed at encouraging more local manufacturers to sell online, e-commerce leader Jumia is now extending a 50% reduction on commissions for...

Safaricom Will Consider Huawei To Build Its 5G Infrastructure

By now it's presumed that you are aware of 5G, the next generation of wireless technology that takes over 4G. In Kenya, we are...

Safaricom’s 200 Percent Storo Bonus Promotion is Back

Kenya’s largest telco, Safaricom, is back with its Stori Ibambe promotion, which offered its subscribers a 200 percent airtime bonus when they hit a...

NTSA Escalates Legal Fights With Egyptian Ride-Hailing Company, SWVL

Last year, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), stepped up legal fights with the Egyptian shuttle-hailing company, SWVL. The regulator claimed the company...
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Standard Chartered Bank launches mobile traded bond

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has become the first commercial bank in Kenya to launch bond traded exclusively through mobile phone, the Bank announced Monday. Through...
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Apple Warns Revenue Miss Due To Effects Of Coronavirus

Apple has on Monday warned that they expect to miss their revenue targets for the second quarter due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “......

Safaricom rolls out new 0110, 0111 mobile prefixes

Safaricom has today announced the introduction of SIM cards with the 0110 and 0111 prefixes.  The sim cards will be available free of charge at...

Intra-African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, says WorldRemit

Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances. The World Bank already estimates that migrant workers within...
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Twitter Nets $1 Billion In Quarterly Revenue For The First Time

Twitter just released its Q4 earnings report today. From the report, the California based social media company was happy to announce that for the...
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Posta Kenya’s M-Post Service Hits 150,000 Subscribers

Towards the end of November last year, Posta Kenya, in partnership with Kenya's largest telco Safaricom announced a new service dubbed M-Post that digitalized...

Huawei Surpasses Apple To Become The Second-Best Selling Smartphone Brand Globally In 2019

Huawei had a rough time in 2019. From the US blacklist that barred the company from trading with its partners to being prohibited from...

LG’s Home Appliance Business Soared In 2019, As Mobile Unit Stayed In Red

On January 30th, LG released its fourth-quarter financial results for 2019 indicating a struggling mobile business despite restructuring efforts to see profitability. LG posted a...
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Jumia Advertising now official, opens its platform for brands to advertise

Three weeks ago, Jumia Kenya CEO, Sam Chappatte, through a LinkedIn post revealed that the e-commerce giant was planning to launch what they’re calling...
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Apple Fined $837 Million For Infringing Wi-Fi Patents From The California Institute Of Technology

Apple, together with its close partner Broadcom have to pay a total of $1.1 Billion in fines for infringing three WIFI patents from the...

Samsung Annual Revenue Dropped In 2019 Despite Strong Flagship Smartphone Sales

Samsung Electronics yesterday announced its quarterly financial results of the period ended December 31, 2019. Revenue in the final quarter of 2019 was 59.88 trillion...

UK Allows Huawei To Take Part In The Country’s 5G Network Despite US Pressure

Contrary to what their close allies from the West wanted, Britain has given Huawei permission to take part in the country's 5G network. The...

Samsung, Safaricom and M-Kopa unveil financing plan for the Galaxy A10s, don’t go for...

Safaricom, Samsung and M-Kopa today morning launched a new product or what they are calling a pay as you go mobile solution that will...

Vodafone Quits Facebook Libra Association, To Focus On M-Pesa Expansion To More Countries

Facebook's Libra project has been heavily criticized over the parent's company issues with how it handled customer data in the past. The Libra Association...
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Uber Sells Its Food Delivery Business, UberEats, To Local Rival In India

Uber has officially sold its food delivery arm to Zomato, a local rival in India. As part of the deal, the ride-hailing company will...
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MTN Uganda Begins 5G Trials In Partnership With China’s ZTE

Last week on Friday, China's ZTE, together with MTN Uganda, officially began trials of the Standalone 5G network in the country. This makes Uganda...

Safaricom Partners With Ria Money To Enable International Money Transfers With M-PESA

Safaricom has today announced a new partnership with Ria Money Transfer that will allow MPESA users to receive money from over 20 countries across...

[Updated: OKash Compliance] Opera’s Predatory Loan Apps With Crazy Interest Rates Still Exist On...

Opera’s main browser business has not been doing well. Since it went public, the company's browser market share has immensely dropped from over 5%...

Safaricom and M-Gas partner to offer prepaid gas services for Kenyan homes

Safaricom and M-Gas have launched a prepaid gas service for Kenyan households. The new service according to the two is expected to empower Kenyan homes...

Global PC Shipments Rose By 2.3% In Q4 2019, Lenovo Still Ranks Number One...

Since the outbreak of portable alternatives, PC shipments have been slowing down slowly by slowly. This scenario however changed in 2019. According to reports...

Nigeria’s Attorney General has withdrawn a $2bn tax demand against MTN

MTN Nigeria has for a long time now been trying to fight a $2 billion tax dispute in court with the Nigerian authorities.  The company,...

Safaricom Denies It Plans To Start Monetizing User Location Data – Here Is What...

Early this week, I am sure you were bombarded with several articles alleging that Kenya’s biggest telco Safaricom was planning on monetizing user data. The...
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Telkom Kenya Revamps Data Bundle Offerings – Now Offers Upto Double Data For The...

Data in Kenya is getting cheaper as time goes by. Telkom Kenya’s rebranding brought some cheap 4G data on the market, and we have...

Safaricom Customers Being Conned Using Telco’s Official Number

Looks like fraudsters are always devising new ways to con people on the Safaricom network. A number of users are now claiming to be...

Safaricom Is Now The Largest Fiber Internet Provider In Kenya

Safaricom has now beaten Zuku to claim the number one spot in the fixed broadband market. The Wananchi Group-owned ISP has been the long-reigning...
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Samsung Secures Top Spot In The Middle East And African Market, Thanks To Its...

Samsung Electronics has been ranked as the number one smartphone vendor in the Middle East and African market in Q3 2019. This is according...
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Samsung Shipped More Than 6.7 Million Galaxy 5G Devices In 2019

Samsung Electronics has announced that it shipped over 6.7 million 5G capable Galaxy Phones in 2019. The company, being among the early adopters of...

We’re not exiting the Kenyan market, SWVL says

Ride-hailing company, SWVL has denied claims that it plans to exit the Kenyan market. The company has also refuted allegations that it has not...

Huawei To Focus On ‘Survival’ In 2020

In a New Year's message to employees, Huawei's Chairman, Eric Xu, said that the company's top priority for 2020 would be survival. "Survival will...
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Huawei’s 2019 Revenue Increased By 18%, Expects Difficult Times Ahead

Even though Huawei was faced with rough times throughout the second half of 2019, the company has still been able to record an increase...
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Uber’s Ride-Hailing Service Banned In Germany And Colombia

Uber’s ride-hailing business has been banned after a regional court in Frankfurt, Germany decided that the US company has no necessary license to offer...

Jumia says it attracted over 100M unique visits during Jumia Black Friday 2019

Jumia has reported that the 2019 Black Friday had hit a record high, attracting over 100 million unique visits to the Jumia website. In an...

Bolt is expanding to seven more towns in Kenya

Ride-hailing app Bolt is extending its operations into more Kenyan towns. The company is expanding to Nyeri, Meru, Embu, Nanyuki, Karatina, Kilifi and Malindi...

Huawei To Narrow The Gap With Samsung In The Smartphone Market

Huawei has been ambitious to become the number one smartphone seller by the end of the year. But that changed after the company run...

Visa is partnering with MFS Africa to boost digital payments among African consumers and...

Visa and pan-African fintech leader MFS Africa have announced a partnership to boost digital payments among African consumers and businesses. This new partnership, according to...

Telkom South Africa shuts down its ADSL copper network, forces customers to move to...

Telkom South Africa is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud. This according...

Airtel Kenya Revamps Amazing Data Bundles With More Data

Airtel Kenya has also launched new offers on its amazing data bundles plans. Furthermore, Airtel has also revamped its offerings on calls, both off-net...
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Amazon Sent Random Items To Nintendo Switch Buyers On Black Friday, Including Condoms

Amazon users getting a Nintendo Switch were in for a shock this Black Friday. Amazon reportedly sent random and in some instances weird items...

Safaricom M-PESA Users Can Now Invest and Earn Interest Through Mali

Mali is a new product by Safaricom that is targeted at M-PESA customers. Through Mali – Swahili name for Wealth, M-PESA users can be...

Jumia Food Index report predicts a 50% increase in On-Demand deliveries in 2020

Jumia Food launched the Kenya Food Index yesterday. The report has some interesting stats and predictions about the type of food Kenyan prefer ordering...
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Apple Now Owns Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business

Despite investing billions in its smartphone modem business over the years, Intel was forced out of the market by Qualcomm. The company sold its...
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Safaricom Partners with Posta Kenya to Bring Digital P. O. Boxes tied to your...

Safaricom has today announced a partnership with Posta Kenya in a move to roll out digital post office boxes through a new product dubbed...
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Four ways fintech is changing international money transfer space

According to recent data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), diaspora inflows in the country rose to Ksh30.4 billion ($295.3 million) in June...

Why eCommerce companies in Kenya should adopt online payments solutions

Research firm eMarketer estimate that global eCommerce will rise by 20.7% in 2019 to $3.535 trillion. The firm notes that Africa will experience identical...

Some US Companies Are Being Licensed To Resume Trading With Huawei

Recently, the US Commerce Department gave Huawei another 90-day temporary license to continue supporting its telco customers in rural America. The latest reports indicate that...

SWVL issues an update on its operation in Kenya

SWVL, the bus hailing app, has been operational in Kenya since early 2019. The company had to halt its operation in the country thanks...

Safaricom Introduces New Internet Plans For Businesses

Apart from the popularly known home fiber plans, which are considerably cheaper, Safaricom also offers internet solutions for businesses. These plans in their nature...
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Huawei Granted Another 90-Day Reprieve From The US Ban

For the third time, the US Commerce Department has granted Huawei a 90-day reprieve from the ban. The company received another temporary license effective...

Choose, Relax and Drive away with your dream car with Ngao Credit’s Motisha campaign

Owning a car has always been everyone’s dream and was probably one of your 2019 resolutions when the year started. The year is not...
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Consumer benefits of using fintech for diaspora remittance

For most Kenyans living abroad, sending money back home can at times be a costly and a complicated ordeal. Traditionally, most of these Kenyans...

Payments technologies are disrupting the finance industry

Advancements in payments technologies have disrupted the finance industry in a very huge way. Payments transactions have completely evolved from simple cash payments to...

Equity Bank’s diaspora remittance volumes hit Sh100 billion in just nine months

Equity Bank's diaspora remittance volumes hit Sh100 billion in the nine months to September. This helped boost the lender's forex trading income to Sh....

Standard Chartered Bank lends KShs 6.3bn to SME in 9 months

Standard Chartered Bank says injected KShs 6.3 billion in direct and indirect lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (SME) in 9 months to...

Jumia Black Friday Goes Live, Over 100,000 customers log in

The 2019 Jumia Black Friday finally kicked off last night Thursday, November 9th. Jumia Black Friday went live at exactly 11:59 and is expected...
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Huawei Has Sold 37 Million Units of The P30 And Mate 20 Devices

There is a reason why Huawei has been so much vocal about its business performance. Whatever it is, it must be in line with...

Airtel Kenya now has a Data Management feature

Years after Safaricom launched a data manager; Airtel has also done it in their most convenient way possible. The company yesterday rolled out a...
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Truecaller is launching its Developer Program in Kenya

Truecaller is launching its developer program in Kenya which will enable 3rd party app developers, digital businesses, and startups in Kenya to utilize Truecaller’s...
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Google Acquires Wearables Company Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

After some rumors that Google was in talks with Fitbit for a possible purchase, both companies have come clear yesterday disclosing the matter. Google...
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Global Smartphones Shipments increased in Q3, first time in two years

After two years of a continuous slump in sales, the smartphone industry has finally ticked up a little bit. According to the research firm, Canalysis,...

Forget the Critics; Facebook Keeps Growing

Despite all the criticism thrown at Facebook, the company keeps going bigger, making ends meet in terms of revenue. The company's latest quarterly earnings...

Samsung records profit in its Mobile Business, thanks to strong Galaxy Note 10 sales

Samsung Electronics announced its quarterly results today, showing growth in revenue quarter-over-quarter. The company recorded a 56% decline in operating profits year-on-year, however, due...

Huawei Ships more phones daily than Sony in an Entire Quarter

Yeah, you read it right; Huawei ships more phones on an average day than Sony sold in an entire quarter. That is how big...

Equitel rolls out a new Riziki Cover bundle with talk time and insurance cover

Still using Equitel? Well, there is a new deal that will make you run for that SIM card if you don't use it already....

Jumia partners with Posta Kenya to expand its pickup stations countrywide

Jumia Kenya has entered into a new partnership with Postal Corporation of Kenya to expand its pickup up stations across the country ahead of...

New Changes Available on Safaricom | Data Bundles with no Expiry, Free Sim Cards...

Kenya’s biggest Telco Safaricom, in celebration of its 19th birthday, made a few changes to its operations. See, I’ll go straight on this. Data bundles...
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Huawei Hits the 200 Million mark on Smartphone Shipments in 2019

Beginning May, Huawei has not had a good time as a result of the US ban. But that has not stopped the company from...

Huawei in talks with US telco Companies to license its 5G Business

A recent EXCLUSIVE story says Huawei is in early negotiations with US firms to license its 5G business to them. This is according to the...

TECNO Mobile shares its African achievements at the China-Africa Mobile Internet Economy Summit in...

In recent years, Africa's mobile network infrastructure has been rapidly improved, and smartphones have been further popularized. The number of mobile Internet users in...

Huawei Q3’ 19 Results Show The Company is Still Doing Well Despite US Ban

Huawei has been under the limelight since the US ban back in May. Although the US eased up the ban, that only allowed the...

Netflix Subscriber Count Hits 158 Million, As Stranger Things 3 Hits New View Record

US streaming giant Netflix recently released its Q3 2019 earnings report, which shows an increase in revenue. The subscriber count grew, as well, but...

[Update: Issue Resolved] Airtel Kenya is experiencing service outages

Airtel Kenya has been experiencing network outages since morning. The telco has come publicly at noon today through its different social media platforms confirming...

Passenger and cargo carrier Air Afrik to lay off 200 employees in Kenya and...

Passenger and cargo carrier Air Afrik is set to lay off at least 200 employees in Kenya and South Sudan by November 2019.  The carrier...

DTB, Mastercard and DPO Group extend digital payments in Kenya and Tanzania

Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) has joined African payment services provider DPO Group, and Mastercard in the rollout of a business to business (B2B) virtual...

Creditinfo is giving free credit reports to its customers in Kenya and Tanzania

Today only, credit information and fintech services provider Creditinfo has announced an offer on credit reports for its customers in Kenya and Tanzania. As you...

Safaricom Has Rebranded M-PESA To Support Eliud Kipchoge’s Challenge

Safaricom has rebranded its M-PESA logo in honor of Eliud Kipchoge in his challenge to become the first-ever athlete to run a full marathon...

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South African Government To Use Location Data To Help Prepare For...

The South African government headed by President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked mobile phone companies to help track movement of people as they continue their...

Here’s why you should offer health insurance to your employees

Today, the cost of healthcare in Kenya has risen drastically, thanks to the evergrowing demand for medical services. Having health insurance is therefore very...