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Orange buys Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Orange buys Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Orange and Bharti Airtel International have signed an agreement that Orange acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.…
Five Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Security

Five Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Security

If you think your business is too small for a cyber attack, think again. The Small Business Subcommittee suggests nearly…
Airtel Kenya Partners with National Bank to offer mobile banking services

Airtel Kenya Partners with National Bank to offer mobile banking services

Airtel has today a new partnership with National Bank of Kenya to deliver mobile banking services through the Airtel money…
Safaricom Extends M-Pesa Services to Uganda

Safaricom Extends M-Pesa Services to Uganda

M-PESA users will now be able to send money to Uganda following a partnership between Safaricom and the neighbouring country’s…
Jumia Nigeria appoints Mrs Juliet Anammah as New CEO

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…
MoneyGram Launches Account Deposit into Nigerian Banks from Key European Countries

MoneyGram Launches Account Deposit into Nigerian Banks from Key European Countries

MoneyGram has announced a new service that will allow customers in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain to send money…
5 Trends That Shaped Kenya’s E-Commerce Market in 2015

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…
NetGuardians brings anti-fraud software solutions to Kenyan banks

NetGuardians brings anti-fraud software solutions to Kenyan banks

Recent times have seen Kenyan banks being hit by several high profile fraud cases despite the Central Bank pledging tougher…
Dove TV now Available on DSTV Channel 349

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…
Tigo unveils its 4G LTE service in Tanzania

Tigo unveils its 4G LTE service in Tanzania

Tigo subscribers in Tanzania can now enjoy the fastest internet connection following the unveiling of the company’s 4G LTE service…
Airtel renews M-Pesa agents battle with Safaricom

Airtel renews M-Pesa agents battle with Safaricom

Airtel Kenya has renewed its battle with Safaricom over the sharing of mobile money agents. Airtel, through its lawyers Mukite…
Orange and ENGIE sign deal to expand rural electricity grid in Africa

Orange and ENGIE sign deal to expand rural electricity grid in Africa

Orange and ENGINE have signed a deal that will see them support the  the expansion of the rural electricity grid…
E-commerce: Retailers should optimize supply chains to ensure customer satisfaction this festive season

E-commerce: Retailers should optimize supply chains to ensure customer satisfaction this festive season

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to…
Travelfix.CO, an Online Travel Agency launches in Nigeria

Travelfix.CO, an Online Travel Agency launches in Nigeria

Travelfix.CO, Africa’s fastest growing travel solutions provider has launched an online booking portal, that will offer Nigerian travellers discounted rates…
Airtel Unveils new shop in Meru Town

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…
E-Commerce: Beware of potential customs charges when sending or receiving gifts internationally

E-Commerce: Beware of potential customs charges when sending or receiving gifts internationally

In the lead up to the festive season, consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce shopping portals instead of visiting physical stores…
#AfricaCom2015: Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe signs deal with Eutelsat to accelerate digital TV transition

#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…
Cheki to hold free automotive educational event in Nairobi

Cheki to hold free automotive educational event in Nairobi

In a bid to increase the public’s knowledge on issues in the automotive sector, Kenya’s online car trade platform, cheki.co.ke will on…
Orange signs agreement with Helios Investment Partners for the sale of its stake in Telkom Kenya

Orange signs agreement with Helios Investment Partners for the sale of its stake in Telkom Kenya

Orange has  signed a binding agreement with Helios Investment Partners for the sale of its entire 70% stake in Telkom Kenya,…
Airtel takes Platinum spot sponsorship with Catholic Church ahead of Pope’s visit to Kenya

Airtel takes Platinum spot sponsorship with Catholic Church ahead of Pope’s visit to Kenya

Bharti Airtel has partnered with the Catholic Church as a platinum sponsor for the upcoming historic visit of His Holiness…
Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) Launches Food Traceability

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) Launches Food Traceability

  Ethiopia Commodity Exchange has officially announced the launch of its IBM enabled national traceability system, eATTS at an event…
MTN Chief Executive Sifiso Dabengwa resigns

MTN Chief Executive Sifiso Dabengwa resigns

Africa’s largest telecommunications company, MTN Group Ltd Chief Executive  Sifiso Dabengwa has resigned. His resignation came at a time when…
Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier at Global Carrier Awards

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…
Co-op Bank and SimbaPay partner to offer Diaspora Remittances

Co-op Bank and SimbaPay partner to offer Diaspora Remittances

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has today announced a new partnership with SimbaPay to offer international money transfer services to…
Siemens to build 1,000km power line between Kenya and Ethiopia

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…
MoneyGram Partners with Econet Wireless to allow international money transfer via Zimbabwe’s EcoCash

MoneyGram Partners with Econet Wireless to allow international money transfer via Zimbabwe’s EcoCash

MoneyGram and Econet Wireless yesterday launched a new service that will enable customers from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide…
Funjaza, an entertainment website launches in Kenya

Funjaza, an entertainment website launches in Kenya

A new entertainment events listing site has  been launched in Kenya. Dubbed Funjaza, the website will allow users to easily find and…
M-Pesa to now indicate recipients’ last name to stop worrying transactions

M-Pesa to now indicate recipients’ last name to stop worrying transactions

M-pesa will now indicate recipients last name to stop its users over worrying transactions this is after Safaricom  introduced a new enhancement…
Viettel launches mobile and internet services in Tanzania

Viettel launches mobile and internet services in Tanzania

Viettel  has today unveiled mobile and internet services in Tanzania, under the brand name of Halotel. According to the telecom…
#CSWeek2015 Video: How Different Companies celebrated Customer Service Week

#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…
Video: How things went down at The Nairobi International Trade Fair

Video: How things went down at The Nairobi International Trade Fair

The Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF) is the largest Trade Fair in the East African Region. It is a seven…
Mobile Money: Beyonic Partners with Mobile Accord to Expand Further into Africa

Mobile Money: Beyonic Partners with Mobile Accord to Expand Further into Africa

Beyonic , a technology company that aims to eliminate the rampant use of cash in emerging markets has announced a…
Airtel champions Indo-Africa ICT collaboration

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…
Airtel Kenya post-paid customers can now pay bills online

Airtel Kenya post-paid customers can now pay bills online

Airtel Kenya post-paid customers can now pay their bills online. This is after the telecommunication company unveiled a new platform…
Airtel Kenya continues to record growth in data, mobile voice and SMS traffic

Airtel Kenya continues to record growth in data, mobile voice and SMS traffic

The quarter under review exhibited mixed trends in terms of local mobile voice traffic per operator with Airtel Kenya Limited…
Video: What you missed from the Airtel Sondeka Festival 2015

Video: What you missed from the Airtel Sondeka Festival 2015

Sondeka is Africa’s first annual creative festival, which serves as a platform for numerous events, activities, exhibitions that showcase Africa’s…
Airtel Kenya Headquarters staff visit Nairobi Markets

Airtel Kenya Headquarters staff visit Nairobi Markets

Airtel Kenya staff from its Nairobi headquarters lead by their CEO Adil El Youssefi visited various customer segments to gain…
Airtel Kenya launches Smartika na 5x bonus promotion,50 cars to be won

Airtel Kenya launches Smartika na 5x bonus promotion,50 cars to be won

Airtel Kenya has today unveiled a new consumer promotion that will see its prepaid customers walk away with 50 Toyota…
Safaricom opens up M-Pesa platform for Developers

Safaricom opens up M-Pesa platform for Developers

  Safaricom has opened up its M-PESA platform to allow local and international developers to come up with next-generation applications…
Multichoice says Continued depreciation of the Shilling causes adjustment to DStv subscription

Multichoice says Continued depreciation of the Shilling causes adjustment to DStv subscription

MultiChoice has announced a price adjustment on DStv subscription fees in Kenya effective from 1 October 2015. The increase according…
SimbaPay announces Instant Deposit Service to all Choice Bank accounts in Kenya

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…
Car and General opens new showroom in Lodwar Town

Car and General opens new showroom in Lodwar Town

Car and General- Kenya has opened a new TVS dealer in Lodwar as part of the company’s plan to take…
Mobile Money: Nigeria to host #RemitAfrica2015 Conference

Mobile Money: Nigeria to host #RemitAfrica2015 Conference

This year, Nigeria will play host to the REMITAFRICA2015 conference, a mobile money conference organized by MobileMoneyAfrica. The conference, which…
Eliminating ‘blight of Kerosene’ of rural households

Eliminating ‘blight of Kerosene’ of rural households

Simon Kiragu is one of the propagators of renewable energy in Kenya. Since 2013, he has been working hard to…
DHL Africa Launches pocket-sized, all-touch computers to meet increasing delivery demands

DHL Africa Launches pocket-sized, all-touch computers to meet increasing delivery demands

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has launched pocket-sized, all-touch computers that capitalize on the latest technological advancements, and ensure customers on…
Airtel Kenya unveils new Innovative Digital Content Products

Airtel Kenya unveils new Innovative Digital Content Products

Airtel Kenya has today announced the launch of two new innovative digital products. The Airtel Jam Sessions, a music show…
Airtel records an increase market share gains for Data, Voice and SMS

Airtel records an increase market share gains for Data, Voice and SMS

Airtel Kenya has recorded an increase market share gains for data, Voice and SMS, this is according to the Quarterly…
Airtel Kenya recognized as a Global Best Practice Case Study on Social Media

Airtel Kenya recognized as a Global Best Practice Case Study on Social Media

Airtel Kenya has been recognized as a global best practice case study by Socialbakers, a global social media analytics firm for outstanding…
Interview: The evolving role of E-commerce in the travel industry

Interview: The evolving role of E-commerce in the travel industry

The most amazing aspect of e-commerce is its ability to impact sales and marketing efforts immediately, however, the uptake of…
Safaricom introduces ”Advantage Plus”, a new post-pay tariff

Safaricom introduces ”Advantage Plus”, a new post-pay tariff

Safaricom has announced the launch of a new post-pay tariff offering bundled Voice, SMS and Data services. Dubbed “Advantage Plus,”…
Mobile vs. desktop orders – how Africa uses online food delivery

Mobile vs. desktop orders – how Africa uses online food delivery

Africa’s leading food delivery marketplace hellofood has released an info graphic showing how the emerging mobile market impacts online food…
Global investment increasing dramatically in Africa’s telecoms industry

Global investment increasing dramatically in Africa’s telecoms industry

Africa’s telecoms industry forms a vital component to the country’s economic growth, affecting all aspects of the business and social…
Standard Group unveils new 24hrs news channel, KtnNews

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…
This is what happens to money in your M-Pesa Account when you pass on

This is what happens to money in your M-Pesa Account when you pass on

So many questions have always been asked on what happens to the money in an M-Pesa account if the account…
SME empowerment innovation challenge to highlight business potential in Sub-Saharan Africa

SME empowerment innovation challenge to highlight business potential in Sub-Saharan Africa

From June until December of this year, HiiL Innovating Justice, an advisory and research institute within the justice sector, based…
Now, Mastercard wants you to authenticate payments through ‘Credit Card Selfies’

Now, Mastercard wants you to authenticate payments through ‘Credit Card Selfies’

MasterCard is experimenting with a smartphone app which allows people to confirm their identity and authenticate online transactions via a…
Airtel appoints Levi Nyakundi as new Marketing Director

Airtel appoints Levi Nyakundi as new Marketing Director

Airtel Kenya has announced the appointment of Levi Nyakundi to the position of Marketing Director effective 1st July 2015. Levi…
Airtel hosts Senate Committee on Education, Information and Technology

Airtel hosts Senate Committee on Education, Information and Technology

Airtel Kenya Board last weekend hosted the Senate committee on Education, Information and Technology at Airtel Kenya HQ offices, ahead of…
VIDEO: The China Trade Week 2015 Highlights

VIDEO: The China Trade Week 2015 Highlights

The China Trade Week has entered its second day today , the event which started on July 1st  and ends on…
Airtel now third largest mobile operator in the world

Airtel now third largest mobile operator in the world

Airtel has been named the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers, according to latest data…
e-Commerce:MOBOfree launches First-of-a-Kind ID Verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

e-Commerce:MOBOfree launches First-of-a-Kind ID Verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

MOBOfree has today announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda in what it says…
Stima sacco launches m-pawa, a revolutionary mobile solution

Stima sacco launches m-pawa, a revolutionary mobile solution

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Stima Sacco has unveiled a new service that will see its members access an array of…
SimbaPay launches world’s first international access to M-Pesa PayBill

SimbaPay launches world’s first international access to M-Pesa PayBill

SimbaPay has launched a service that will allow Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments, a new addition to the existing…
HomeSend Wins ”Best Payment Product” in Africa Award

HomeSend Wins ”Best Payment Product” in Africa Award

HomeSend, has received the 2015 “Best Payment Product in Africa” award at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Awards.…
Hellofood on Managing the Customer Service Experience for food delivery

Hellofood on Managing the Customer Service Experience for food delivery

Any business or organization worth its salt knows that customer is king and will always work towards satisfying the customer’s…
Is GOTV illegally charging its subscribers for free to air channels?

Is GOTV illegally charging its subscribers for free to air channels?

GOtv has done away with its Free to Air bouquet, dubbed as GOtv open bouquet, replacing it with GOtv lite…
You can now pay your taxes via Airtel Money

You can now pay your taxes via Airtel Money

Airtel Kenya has now made it possible for Kenyan citizens across the country to inquire for KRA services by using Airtel…
Airtel Money visa card driving financial inclusion

Airtel Money visa card driving financial inclusion

On year after Airtel Kenya launched the Airtel Money VISA card, the debit card continues to allow easy access funds…
Campus Discounts,a global web platform exits private beta

Campus Discounts,a global web platform exits private beta

Have you ever thought of a platform where university students receive, view and share product discounts posted by businesses located…
Mobile Money: Ingenico Group wins ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year award

Mobile Money: Ingenico Group wins ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year award

Ingenico Group the global leader in seamless payment has won the ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year’ Award at the…
SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

SimbaPay has launched a money transfer service between the United Kingdom (UK) and Nigeria that will see Nigerians  living in…
How Airtel CSR is supporting education in Kenya

How Airtel CSR is supporting education in Kenya

Internet for Schools:  Since the inception of Airtel’s internet for schools project, thousands of students across the country have continued…
Ericsson signs deal with Safaricom to deploy Wi-Fi technology

Ericsson signs deal with Safaricom to deploy Wi-Fi technology

Ericsson has signed a multi-year agreement with Kenya`s largest mobile operator Safaricom, to support the upgrade and expansion of its…
SimbaNET tailors products to fit the Kenyan SMEs market

SimbaNET tailors products to fit the Kenyan SMEs market

For a while now Kenya’s SME market has grown to become more dynamic through huge amounts of innovation and entrepreneurial…
Interview: Old Mutual Financial Advisor talks about early investments

Interview: Old Mutual Financial Advisor talks about early investments

Many people don’t seem to be investing in shares due to what people say or have seen with collapsed stock…
e-Commerce: MOBOfree Records Outstanding Performances in Africa

e-Commerce: MOBOfree Records Outstanding Performances in Africa

MOBOfree.com, the leading African social marketplace has announced  an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users…
Halifax Limited launches first ever SMS- based Lottery in Kenya

Halifax Limited launches first ever SMS- based Lottery in Kenya

Lottery operator Halifax Ltd. has today launched a one-of-its kind SMS-based lottery that will allow Kenyan mobile phone users to…
Jumia announces Easter egg hunt; Also to offer discounts of up to 85% on fashion

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

This Easter, Jumia is expected to host what it says is the biggest virtual egg hunt in Kenya’s history.  The online…
Akon to grace the Airtel trace music star finals in Kenya

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…
Safaricom opens new data centre in Kapsoya

Safaricom opens new data centre in Kapsoya

Safaricom has opened its first state-of-the-art equipment hub in Eldoret in a move that is aimed at enhancing network quality…
Vodafone launches M-Pesa payments between Tanzania and Kenya

Vodafone launches M-Pesa payments between Tanzania and Kenya

Vodafone has launched Mpesa transfer services between Tanzania and Kenya. A service which it says will see M-Pesa customers from…
GOtv unveils ”Dunga Milli” promotion, slices decoder prices by 22percent

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…
Orange launches most affordable dual SIM handset in the Kenyan market

Orange launches most affordable dual SIM handset in the Kenyan market

Integrated telecommunication solutions provider Orange has today launched an entry level dual SIM handset, further lowering the entry barriers for…
Safaricom gets go-ahead to import digital set-top boxes

Safaricom gets go-ahead to import digital set-top boxes

    Safaricom has applied for a digital broadcasting licence as it aims to take advantage of the convergence coming…
Visa, Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

Visa, Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

Visa and Bharti Airtel, have partnered to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana,…
HELB, KCB automate payout of Kshs. 8Billion kitty

HELB, KCB automate payout of Kshs. 8Billion kitty

(Photo source: Helb) High Education Loans Board (HELB) and KCB have launched a Student Smart card aimed at improving efficiency…
Orange launches Orange Klif digital offer to deliver mobile internet to more people across Africa and the Middle East

Orange launches Orange Klif digital offer to deliver mobile internet to more people across Africa and the Middle East

Orange has launched Orange Klif digital offer, a new breakthrough digital offer across its significant African and Middle Eastern footprint.…
Airtel launches UnlimiNET bundles for unlimited connections

Airtel launches UnlimiNET bundles for unlimited connections

Airtel Kenya has announced the introduction of yet another new unique and exciting product that offers customers the peace of…
Mobile money: MoneyGram Agent Network in Africa hits 25,000 Locations

Mobile money: MoneyGram Agent Network in Africa hits 25,000 Locations

MoneyGram agent network in Africa has reached 25,000 locations, the company has announced. This according to the company is after …
Safaricom aims at e-payment billions with M-Pesa cards

Safaricom aims at e-payment billions with M-Pesa cards

Safaricom plans to introduce M-Pesa payment cards that will be used for settling government services and taxes, in yet another…
Safaricom services restored following network outage in parts of Nairobi

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…
Mobile Money: HelloCash mobile money services launches in Ethiopia

Mobile Money: HelloCash mobile money services launches in Ethiopia

Lion International Bank and Somali Micro Finance in partnership with Ethiopian based technology service provider BelCash Technology Solution PLC have…
Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service in Africa

Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service in Africa

By Nixon Kanali, Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers…
Orange rolls out 3G network to 14 more areas in the country

Orange rolls out 3G network to 14 more areas in the country

Orange has added 14 more urban centres to its 3G network. Orange says the 14 towns are now covered by…
Airtel Kenya drops roaming data and call rates in Uganda

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…
Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones

Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones

Tigo, Tanzania’s leading innovative telecommunication company has announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music…
Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South Africa

Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South Africa

 Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom’s m-pesa mobile…
Safaricom subscribers to receive calls for free while roaming in Uganda

Safaricom subscribers to receive calls for free while roaming in Uganda

Safaricom has discounted roaming rates for roaming calls made in Uganda following the adoption of the One Network Area initiative…
SAFARICOM SLASHES ROAMING RATES FOR SUBSCRIBERS TRAVELLING TO OVER 20 COUNTRIES

SAFARICOM SLASHES ROAMING RATES FOR SUBSCRIBERS TRAVELLING TO OVER 20 COUNTRIES

Safaricom has lowered its roaming rates for its subscribers travelling to over 20 countries. This comes after successful negotiations with…
First Phase of Konza Techno City Construction Kicks Off

First Phase of Konza Techno City Construction Kicks Off

By Nixon Kanali / TechTrendsKE Work on Konza Techno City which is going to be the biggest Techno City in…
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