Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-Pesa ranked top In Cashless Transactions

With less than a year after it was introduced, Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-PESA has been ranked as the most preferred method of making payments...

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore takes prolonged sick leave, Company’s CFO to be in charge.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore will be away for a couple of months to receive specialized treatment, the company’s chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a has announced. According...

Airtel Unveils new shop in Meru Town

Airtel has unveiled a new walk-in Service Centre in Meru town. Located on the ground floor of Tuskys Mall, the Airtel Meru shop will...

Fuliza M-Pesa Overdraft Facility is finally here: Everything you need to know

Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa customers to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds...

Safaricom services restored following network outage in parts of Nairobi

Earlier today Safaricom experienced a major outage of its services in parts of Nairobi leaving subscribers with no access to calls, SMS and data...
Jumia Kenya

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...

Full List of Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 Nominees

Here is the full list of the 32 shortlisted Nominees per category for the  Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018. Fashion Award Ian Mati, Vintara Collection KE ...

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...

Airtel Kenya names new CEO as Adil Youssefi exits

Airtel Kenya has announced the appointment of Prasanta Das Sarma as the new Managing Director. Prasanta Das Sarma takes over from Adil Youssefi who according...

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...

Nikon beats Canon to become the most favored camera brand in Kenya

  The Kenyan electronic market is always very competitive. From smartphones, television, and others, all these brands are always trying to find their place in...

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...

Africa Logistics Properties forum addresses supply chain challenges in East Africa

Key stakeholders in the logistics industry gathered in Nairobi for a Supply Chain Network Forum to address the challenges facing the sector. The breakfast...

Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier at Global Carrier Awards

Liquid Telecom has for the fourth consecutive year been named the Best African Wholesale Carrier at the 11th annual Global Carrier Awards with the...

Marvelfive.com takes the adult diapers conversation online to break stigma

Recent years have witnessed a growing importance of adult diapers. In fact, a recent report by Technavio, a leading technology research, and advisory company...

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...

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...

Kenya’s Entertainment and Media Industry worth US$2.1 billion in 2016, to hit US$3 billion...

The Entertainment and Media Industry in Kenya was worth US$2.1 billion in 2016, up 13.6% in 2015. This is according to a new PWC...

Nairobi County going cashless, Governor Mike Sonko announces

Governor Mike Sonko has announced plans to fully automate cash flow within all Nairobi County Systems. The plan according to the Governor is aimed...

Sendy has opened up its platform to include freight services

Kenya’s logistics platform Sendy has opened up its platform to include freight services from the inland container depot and long-haul logistics services. Sendy has been...

#CSWeek2015 Video: How Different Companies celebrated Customer Service Week

Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a...

Safaricom Super Sunday Talk-Time Offer To Enjoy Madaraka Day

Madaraka Day weekend is here whereby Kenya will be celebrating 56 years since Independence. With the celebrations around the corner, Safaricom has announced Madaraka...

Boost your business profits with SwitchLink Africa’s Seamless Payment Processing service

If you run a business, it’s time to integrate payment processing with your accounting and ERP software.  The payments processing industry in Kenya has...

KBA launches new firm to contend with M-PESA on mobile money dominance

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has unveiled Integrated Payments Service Limited (IPSL) that will see them compete with Safaricom's mobile money transfer service M-Pesa....

Safaricom named 2016 Best Mobile Operator in Africa

Safaricom has been named the ‘African Mobile Operator of the Year’ at the annual CommsMEA Awards for 2016. Safaricom was nominated for the award which...

Click and Collect – the shifting internet retail in Kenya

  Internet retailing in Kenya is taking an interesting turn, customers now increasingly prefer to order an item online, collect it offline, sample it, keep...

#AfricaCom2015: Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe signs deal with Eutelsat to accelerate digital TV transition

Eutelsat Communications has signed a three-year contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) for Ku-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 3B satellite. The capacity will...

Expect the Jumia Black Friday 2018 to be twice as big as last year

Jumia Kenya officially unveiled its Jumia Black Friday 2018  sales event this month. The one-month event will run from 2nd to 30th November under...

GOtv unveils ”Dunga Milli” promotion, slices decoder prices by 22percent

GOtv has unveiled 'Dunga Milli', a new promotion that will see it give away Sh1millionn weekly and raft of prizes worth Sh100million for the...

[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...

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...
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Huawei has Shipped over 100million Devices this year

Huawei, today at the, was expected to launch their new Nova 5 series of phones alongside their new 7nm Kirin 830 processor. In the...

Everything you need to know about Ngao Credit’s Jijenge Loan Product

In some cases, getting a personal loan in Kenya is desirable. You may want to start a small business, borrow for trip or have...

Ecobank names MFS Africa Ltd as its Digital payment partner

Ecobank has announced the appointment of MFS Africa as its Digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The partnership allows Ecobank...

5 Trends That Shaped Kenya’s E-Commerce Market in 2015

2015 has no doubt been an impressive year for e-commerce in Kenya as more and more consumers chose to turn to the online space...

Report: Global Container Fleet Market to grow by 3%, 2017-2021

The global container fleet market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.19% during the period 2017-2021. This is according to a new...

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...

Understanding Zuri, Safaricom’s AI Chatbot and Why it’s Important

In December 2018, Safaricom introduced Zuri, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbot to help customers perform a wide range of tasks. What this basically means...

MTN Nigeria revenue up 13.4%, subscriber base increase to over 60m in Q1

MTN Nigeria service revenue increasing by 13.4 per cent year on year (YoY), the telco's subscriber base also increased by 2.1 million to 60.3...

Architectural Dubai

Dubai is known for its incredible vision and creative architectural feats, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to some amazing buildings...

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...

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...

Ethiopia is partnering with Jack Ma’s Alibaba to build its digital economy

Ethiopia has entered into a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to build and boost the country's digital economy. The announcement was made during...

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 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...

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...

National Bank of Kenya loses Ksh.29 Million to hackers.

The National Bank of Kenya has lost about Ksh.29 million to hackers. The hacking incident is said to have happened on Wednesday 17th. “We...

Airtel champions Indo-Africa ICT collaboration

Airtel has championed India-Africa collaboration through the sponsorship of this year’s Ind0-Africa ICT Expo. The event took place this week at the Kenyatta International...
KenTrade CEO Amos Wangora

KenTrade CEO Amos Wangora re-elected to Presidency of AAEC General Assembly

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) Chief Executive Officer, Amos Wangora has been re-elected to the Presidency of African Alliance for E-commerce (AAEC) General Assembly...

Samsung to tap into increased 4G Network in Kenya to increase growth

Samsung Electronics has announced plans to tap into the increased penetration of 4G LTE network in the country. This, the company says is to...

Safaricom VoLTE goes live countrywide

Safaricom has today launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) technology across the country aimed at meeting the rising demand for...

Digital payments could boost tax revenue and drive economic modernization in Tanzania

Digital payments could drive economic modernization in Tanzania each year, a new study has found. The study by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash...

Africa telecom and finance leaders to gather in London for TMT Finance Africa 2017

Telecom and tech companies are increasing investment across Africa as the rapidly improving digital infrastructure and services, and the take-up of smartphones, provide huge...

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...

Kenya Commercial Bank barred from using its banking software over piracy

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group has been barred from using a core banking software over IP infringement and software piracy.  This is after Nagalakshmi...

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...

Discover and Verve Launch Verve Global Card

Verve, a payments technology and card business in Africa, and Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover, have launched the Verve Global Card. Cardholders...
Kasha now in Kenya

Kasha, Rwanda’s health and personal care products e-commerce platform now in Kenya

Kash, Rwandan e-health and personal care platform for women has officially launched in Kenya. The e-commerce platform first launched three years ago in Rwanda...

Siemens to build 1,000km power line between Kenya and Ethiopia

Global engineering firm Siemens has been appointed in consortium with construction company Isolux Corsan to build a 1,000 kilometre power line from Ethiopia to...
Jumia Global

Jumia scraps shipping fees for Jumia Global items

Customers who shop for Jumia Global items will enjoy free international delivery after Jumia announced that it has scrapped the international shipping fees. “We...
This customer service center will cover the Western region and according to Huawei, it will provide an opportunity for customers in the region to interact with Huawei products

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...

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...

It’s now possible to make your PayPal withdrawals via M-Pesa.

If you use PayPal to receive payments in Kenya then this is the best news for you today. Safaricom has announced a new partnership...

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...

Jumia Travel to offer Kenyan Holidayers with Black Friday Deals for Second Time, After...

Jumia Travel has announced the second big day of the company’s Black Friday fortnight, that has seen a number of flash offers, discounted bargains...

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...

Akon to grace the Airtel trace music star finals in Kenya

Celebrated pop star AKON will be in the country on 27th March 2015 for the Airtel Trace Music Star Pan-African Grand Finale, the continent’s...

Airtel Kenya drops roaming data and call rates in Uganda

Bharti Airtel has  announced a significant reduction in data roaming and rates in Uganda. The data rates have reduced by 78%  and call rates by...

Safaricom Launches custom emoji for its #Twaweza campaign

Safaricom has become the first Twitter account in Kenya to launch custom emoji for its #Twaweza campaign. This, the company says will help it...

Safaricom’s Masoko Plans Expansion into more Sub-Saharan Countries in 2020

Masoko online retailer by Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom has revealed their expansion plans into more sub- Saharan countries in 2020. The growth has been...

Standard Group unveils new 24hrs news channel, KtnNews

The Standard Group will today unveiled a new television station, KtnNews Channel. The company says the 24-hour station will focus on delivering comprehensive, incisive...

Dove TV now Available on DSTV Channel 349

MultiChoice has added Dove TV, the official television station of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on DSTV. Dove TV will air on channel...

M-PESA has been listed among the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects Of Last...

M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years. The Safaricom owned mobile money...

Standard Bank rolls out its Banking App in four African Countries

  Standard Bank has announced the expansion of of its Standard Banking app to to  four additional countries in Africa. Customers in these countries: Uganda,...

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

A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected...

SwitchLink Africa: Providing Financial Inclusion For All

Financial inclusion has been on the rise in Africa over the past few years largely due to the innovation of digital financial services. In...

Making Your Home Smart

The world is changing in terms of technology. They say home is where your heart belongs. Home is where you get the little joys...

African SMEs Set to Benefit from USD 74M Guarantee

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) has today entered into a re- guarantee transaction with GuarantCo that will see African...

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...
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Gaming rivals, Microsoft and Sony collaborate on cloud services

Microsoft has announced their partnership with their long-term rival Sony on gaming cloud services. Despite their differences, Sony and Microsoft still have managed to...

Growth in Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks, Kaspersky

Africa’s Fintech sector is booming! According to reports, Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have...
Safaricom’s Kredo Dabo Dabo Airtime Offer to give customers double talk-time to all networks

Safaricom’s Kredo Dabo Dabo Airtime Offer to give customers double talk-time to all networks

Safaricom has today launched what it is calling Kredo Dabo Dabo, a three-month offer that will see the telco’s customers enjoy double talk-time to...

No, Huawei is not safe from the US ban there’s a catch

Over the weekend US President Donald Trump had a meeting at the G-20 Summit with Chinese President Xi. The meeting bore some fruits to...

Hot Deals on Jumia this week

We are up for another week, the second last week in the month of June. This is the time of the month where everyone...
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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...

Kenyans in diaspora sent home over Sh. 25 billion in the month of May

Kenyans in the diaspora remitted back to the country over 25 billion in the month of May. This is an increase of about 4...

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...

Great News! Dasheroo is not shutting down, it just got acquired

A couple of months ago, Dasheroo, the business analytics software platform announced that it was closing down. I was one of the people who...

Jumia announces Easter egg hunt; Also to offer discounts of up to 85% on...

This Easter, Jumia is expected to host what it says is the biggest virtual egg hunt in Kenya’s history.  The online shopping company says one...

Travel Creations partners with Travelport to launch an online travel booking tool

Travel Commerce Platform Travelport, has announced a new partnership with Kenya’s travel agency Travel Creations to launch GOL, a complex solution for selling air tickets...

SimbaPay announces Instant Deposit Service to all Choice Bank accounts in Kenya

SimbaPay has today announced the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. The digital money transfer provider has...

DTB and Mastercard unveil a new Digital Payments solution in Kenya

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya (DTB) and Mastercard have partnered to roll out a mobile payment solution that will enable millions of businesses to accept...

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...

Standard Chartered launches Africa’s most extensive roll out of mobile and online banking

Standard Chartered Bank has today unveiled its newest mobile and online banking platform for its 1 million clients across 8 African markets. The platform...

Vodacom discontinues M-Pesa in South Africa

Vodacom is set to discontinue its M-Pesa operations in South Africa with effect from 30 June 2016. Speaking about the decision, Shameel Joosub, Vodacom Chief...

Bizna Kenya’s 2019 SME Awards winners announced

Best performing small and medium-sized businesses were feted in Nairobi during the inaugural Bizna Annual SME Awards 2019 gala night. Expeditions Maasai Safaris, a tours...

Youtap launches mobile money payment processing platform as a cloud-based service

Youtap has launched a new payment processing platform delivered as a cloud service for mobile money and payments providers in developing markets. Known as...

Staying Relevant: #7 Travel and Tourism Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

From the advent of bleisure and braggies to the constitution of travel as a human right by the UNWTO, 2016 has been and still...

Safaricom Revamps Storo Bonus with Free YouTube Bundles

Safaricom Kenya has unveiled a new plan adding free 200MB YouTube Bundles on top of the 200% Airtime bonus. This is all under the Stori...
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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...

Jumia Nigeria appoints Mrs Juliet Anammah as New CEO

Jumia Nigeria has appointed Mrs Juliet Anammah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Juliet is taking over from former Co-CEOs Jeremy Doutte and Nicolas Martin,...

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Samsung Opens Pre-Orders For The Galaxy S20 In Kenya

Samsung announced its new Galaxy S Series flagship devices, the Galaxy S20 early this month.  As we mentioned in the first article we did...

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...