Africa’s startup ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

The growing number of startups securing major financial commitments, sets the stage for an entirely new era of growth in the African venture capital...
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Xiaomi Redmi 8A Goes on Sale in Kenya For Ksh 9,999

Xiaomi’s Redmi series is, for no doubt, the most popular smartphone series of the company this year. Xiaomi announced the Redmi 8A in September,...

Stakeholders meet to discuss future of mobile money platforms in Africa

Key representatives from over 8 countries in Africa gathered  at a workshop organized by Vodacom to look into trends and developments shaping the mobile...

KRA now plans to go after local based online ads to raise more revenue

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has recently been looking for ways to get a share of the digital economy. The authority has been targeting...
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s Pricey Galaxy Fold Officially Announced in Kenya For Ksh 237,999

After teasing about an imminent launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s flexible display smartphone has been finally announced. The Fold is more of an...

#CIO100AwardsEA: ICT industry applauds data protections law but calls for fair taxation on digital...

The ICT fraternity has today thrown their support behind the recently signed into law data protection bill terming it a good regulation policy framework...
Infinix S5 Launch Kenya

Infinix S5 To Be Launched in Kenya At The End Of The Month

Infinix S5 is almost launching in the country, according to their local offices. The phone was launched in some markets last month, but this...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Launching in Kenya on November 25th

Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand is one of the most popular smartphones of the company. Last month the company reported selling a total of 100 million...

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...

#CIO100AwardsEA: Hernovation forum puts focus on soft skills for women in tech

CIO East Africa today held it second edition of Hernovation, a platform that aims to empower women in technology across East Africa with soft...
Samsung Galaxy Active

Samsung updates first generation watch models with Galaxy Watch Active 2 features

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 featured upgrades over its predecessors. As a result, it was worth it to go back into your pockets and...

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...
Nokia 6.2

Nokia 6.2 Officially Available in Kenya Starting at Ksh 26,500

The long-lost Nokia 6.2 is now available in Kenya. The phone was announced together with Nokia 7.2 in 2019’s IFA tradeshow held in Berlin....
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TikTok Surpasses 1.5 Billion Downloads

TikTok, the popular short video app, has surpassed 1.5 Billion downloads. These figures are not for the Play Store alone but a combination of...

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...
WhatsApp app

WhatsApp bug could allow hackers exploit devices using MP4 files

A unique bug on WhatsApp revealed by the company could let attackers exploit your device using MP4 files. The bug, which was identified as...
Huawei Mate X

Huawei’s Foldable Phone ‘Mate X’ Officially Goes on Sale in China

Huawei officially launched its foldable device – Mate X, in China. This came just several weeks after its close competitor Samsung unveiled its foldable...
Android tablets and smartphones

Pre-installed Android Apps in Phones Can Ship With Security Loopholes – Report

Nobody likes most apps that come pre-installed in Android devices. These apps are not only as good as nothing but also, as it turns...

Amazon beats Google in Q3 smart speaker market

Although smartphone sales have been dipping quarter after quarter, except in Q3, the smart speaker market has been in the boom. Canalysis shows that smart...

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...
Huawei Band 4

Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e launched in Kenya – Here is what you...

Today, Huawei launched a refresh to its Y lineup dubbed Huawei Y9s. In addition to that, there were also some new fitness trackers unveiled....
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NordVPN Officially Launches NordLocker, Its File Encryption Tool

NordVPN, one of the world's most popular VPN providers, has launched its file encryption tool - NordLocker. The tool can be used to encrypt...

Huawei Y9s officially launched in Kenya for Ksh 31,999

Huawei launched its Y9 Prime 2019 locally in July, and now the company wants to refresh the Y series lineup with a new phone.The...

Visa is investing $200 Million in Nigeria’s fintech firm Interswitch

Visa is investing $200 million for a 20% stake in Nigeria's digital payments company Interswitch. This minority equity stake acquisition by Visa now makes...
Oppo Reno 2F

OPPO Reno 2F To Be Launched in Kenya This November

Oppo Kenya plans to launch a new iteration of its Reno Series this November. The company says the new phone – Oppo Reno 2F...

Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa

Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and...
Xiaomi Mi Watch

Xiaomi Announces The Mi Watch, An Apple Watch Look-Alike Smart Watch

Xiaomi is trying to be the Apple of China. There are several products that the company has been criticized for drawing inspiration from Apple’s...

Africa 24 Media Launches YEBO, An African-Focused VoD Platform

Africa 24 Media has launched YEBO, the first African factual storytelling Video on Demand (VoD) platform. The main event happened on October 30th, with...
Vivo Kenya launch

Vivo Opens Regional Offices in Kenya Marked By The Launch of Industry’s First Dual...

Vivo Kenya has been in the Kenyan market for the past few months. But the company's presence has only been seen on Twitter so...
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Quoted Replies Bot Creator Offered A Job At Twitter

Twitter’s CEO and Founder Jack Dorsey paid a visit to Nigeria on Thursday 7th. As a CEO and founder of one of the biggest...

Augmented Reality Art Show Launched to Champion Africa’s Tech Leaders

African augmented reality art experience “Nyota" has been unveiled by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB). The Augmented Reality Art Show was unveiled on Wednesday 6th, in...

Our OPPO A9 2020 Top and Favorite Features

After successfully launching the Reno 2 series in Kenya, OPPO has also brought the new OPPO A Series 2020 into the country. The brand...

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...

Infinix HOT 8 Unboxing

Our Infinix HOT 8 Unboxing is here. Infinix actually launched two variants of the device just recently. There's the HOT 8 and we are...
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Huawei Wins Two TechRadar Mobile Choice Consumer Awards

This year’s TechRadar Mobile Choice Consumer Awards (MCCA) had good news for Huawei as the company glitched two awards. The ceremony was held in...
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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...

Agritech startup WeFarm secures $13 Million funding to scale its Smallholder Agricultural Ecosystem

London-based farmer-to-farmer digital network WeFarm has raised $13 million in a Series A round of funding.  The round was led by Silicon Valley venture...
TECNO Camon 12 Pro

Get a new Camon 12 Device for Ksh.4,316 by swapping it with your old...

If you have been waiting for a chance to get a new Tecno CAMON 12 device, you might be lucky to read this. Tecno...

Interswitch acquires Nigeria’s healthcare tech startup e-Clat

Nigeria’s leading e-payments company Interswitch has acquired a majority stake in healthcare technology startup e-Clat. The deal was completed on September 30, 2019, and it...

Samsung is Closing its Custom CPU Department

Samsung is reportedly shutting down its custom CPU department for good. The company’s representatives say the move is meant to ensure the company’s Exynos...
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Facebook rebrands its parent company with a new logo

Facebook is just Facebook, but that is not true. The parent company, Facebook Inc., owns three different social media platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and...

Safaricom, Huawei among companies shortlisted for AfricaCom Awards 2019

Safaricom, MTN and Huawei are among the companies that have been shortlisted for the 2019 AfricaCom Awards. AfricaCom Awards 2019 is one of the global...

Oracle showcases its latest cloud solutions in Nairobi

Oracle recently showcased its latest Cloud led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi. This was...

Facebook says it will let UK election candidates run false Ads

In what comes as no surprise, Facebook has said it will allow UK political candidates to run fake ads on the platform. Facebook says...

Jumia Expects Massive Turn Out For November Black Friday Sale

With Black Friday deals looming, expect massive deals from your favorite e-commerce stores. Kenya’s biggest online retailer, Jumia Kenya, is also pumped up for...
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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...

Fintech company e4 appoints Grant Phillips as its new CEO

South Africa’s Fintech software company e4, has announced the appointment of Grant Phillips as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having previously run large multinational...
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NordVPN Announces Plans to Up its Security following Cyberattack

Following last week's reports on NordVPN, the company has announced plans to step up its security. The first move is a long-term strategic partnership...
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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,...

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...

Xiaomi’s Mi Note Line is back – Mi Note 10 To Sport a 108MP...

Xiaomi’s Mi Note line, not to be confused with the Redmi Note series, is finally back after a hideous one-year period. The company desires...

Netflix is working on a feature that lets you adjust playback speeds

Netflix is working on ways to let you play those boring episodes faster. In a blog post, the company says it is testing a...

On-demand deliveries startup Sendy raises $2m from Goodwell Investments

Nairobi based on-demand delivery platform Sendy has received a $2 million investment from Dutch impact investor Goodwell Investments.  According to a statement posted on Goodwell’s...
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WhatsApp is Suing Infamous Spyware Vendor NSO Group For Allegedly Hacking its Users

WhatsApp has decided to take action against the notorious Israel-based NSO Group, a company well known in the world for its sophisticated spyware tools....

South Africa’s fintech startup uKheshe wins 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator Programme

South Africa’s QR cash card and microtransaction platform, uKheshe, has won the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator Southern Africa competition. Launched by the South African Reserve...

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....

150 East African companies shortlisted for the 2019 CIO100 Awards

150 East African companies have been shortlisted for the 2019 CIO100 awards. The companies have been shortlisted ahead of the major IT symposium and...
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Apple’s iOS 13.2 Officially Rolling Out With New Privacy Features, Deep Fusion Camera Technology...

Since the iPhone 11 series launch in September, Apple’s new devices have not disappointed in terms of photography. But there was one more thing...
AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro Launched With Active Noise Cancellation Going for $249

Apple fans, your beloved company Apple has a new set of AirPods. The new AirPods are called the AirPods Pro and have several improvements...

SEACOM Partners With Vodacom To Expand Reach Across Africa

SEACOM has partnered with Vodacom Business Africa, the enterprise-focused ICT subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, to expand across Africa. Since the launch of its Business...

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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List of Manufacturers To Ship Android 10 To Their Devices This Year

Android 10 Google’s latest Android version officially debuted on September 10. So far, only a handful of devices have been updated to the newest...

Peter Ndegwa is the new Safaricom CEO

Safaricom has announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Ndegwa as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2020. Ndegwa joins Safaricom from Diageo where he...
Samsung Tech Day 2019

Samsung Announces Exynos 990 SoC – Supports up to 120Hz refresh rates

Yesterday at the Samsung Tech Day 2019, the South Korean tech giant announced a new processor – Exynos 990. Main highlights of the new...
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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...

Oppo A9 2020 Price, Specifications and Availability in Kenya

OPPO Kenya recently unveiled the new OPPO A Series 2020 Kenya. The brand new OPPO A Series 2020, which includes the OPPO A9 2020...

Lack of competition in broadband markets is keeping millions offline

Lack of competition in broadband markets is keeping millions of consumers offline. Markets with a single broadband provider, for example, are keeping prices high...
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Just Googling these Celebrities might get you Hacked

Many people love celeb gossip, and that has also turned out as a sweet spot for hackers to prey on unsuspecting users. As it...
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Popular VPN Service NordVPN Was Hacked

NordVPN one of the popular VPN services that promotes itself as a tool for protecting your online privacy says it was hacked. The company...

Netflix is working on ways to crack down on password sharing

Sharing your Netflix password is not a new thing. However, that is not just your little secret; the company knows that too. The US...

U.K announces a Ksh.1.3 billion fund to support Kenyan fintech startups

The United Kingdom has announced a Ksh. 1.3 billion fund to support fintech startups in Kenya. This announcement was made by The Lord Mayor...

Infinix HOT 8 & HOT 8 Lite officially go on sale in Kenya

Infinix Mobile has announced the availability of the Infinix HOT 8 device in Kenya. The device comes in two variants, the HOT 8 and...

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...
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Samsung Galaxy S10/Note 10 Flaw Allows The Phones To Be Unlocked By Any Fingerprint

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices have fallen victim to a fingerprint vulnerability issue. The flaw was first reported by the SUN, where...

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 P30 Lite New Edition

Huawei P30 Lite New Edition Available in Kenya Selling at Ksh. 28,499

After announcing the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition back in July, Huawei has started selling the device locally. The major upgrade in the New...

SheHacks 2019: Microsoft commits to support women Cybersecurity Engineering

Microsoft through its Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through...

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...

TECNO Camon 12 Series Available in Kenya Starting Today

The TECNO Camon 12 series is finally here. After teasing for the device since last month, the TECNO Mobile is finally availing the devices...

[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...
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Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 Launched – List of Xiaomi Phones set to receive the update...

Xiaomi has announced the newest iteration of its Android Skin MIUI 11 today. Part of the latest updates includes minimalistic design and few tweaks...
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Google Hardware Event: All the Highlights | Pixel 4, Pixel Buds 2 and More...

As planned, the Google Hardware Event went down yesterday in New York. We anticipated many announcements on the company's hardware side. No disappointments, Google...

VentureBuilder officially launches to support off-grid solar startups in Africa

VentureBuilder, which is focused on scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises, has officially been launched.  VentureBuilder has been launched with support from the...

[Column] Tips for safer online transactions on your smartphone

Internet-enabled devices like Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones have increased online transactions. From easily transferring money, to placing orders with online stores like Jumia, to...
Infinix S5 Kenya

Infinix S5 With Punch-Hole Dsplay and Quad Camera Setup Launched

Infinix Mobile has today officially launched the Infinix S5 in India. The S5 follows Infinix S4, which was launched in Kenya back in April....
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iPhone SE 2 Will Cost $399, Reports

After reports of the iPhone SE successor surfaced last week, Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has added a few tidbits on the story so far....

List of tech startups shortlisted for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

The final shortlist for the 5th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards have been announced. The annual Awards attracted over 400 submissions from 52 countries, with solutions launched in African...

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...

Bolt (Taxify) Has Named Kenneth Micah as Regional Manager For East Africa

Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has announced the appointment of Kenneth Micah as the Regional Manager for East Africa. In his current role, Kenneth Micah will be...

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...
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Libra Season About to End? Visa, Mastercard, Stripe and Mercado Pago Call it Quits

Barely a week after PayPal exited the Libra Association; other U.S payment companies have followed suit. As on Friday 11th, Visa, MasterCard, Mercado Pago,...

More than 3 Million Safaricom Customers Subscribed To The Free YouTube Bundles To Watch...

Today was the D-day when Kenya's renowned Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge was partaking his INEOS 159 Challenge. As promised before, Safaricom, Kenya's biggest Telco...

Your Smart TV is Just A Data Collection Machine

Many smart devices that we used in our daily lives are simply data collection machines. On that growing list of data collection machines, smart...
Nokia 8.1 Kenya

Nokia 8.1 is HMD Global’s First Device To Get Android 10

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced today that they are pushing Android 10 OTA update to Nokia 8.1 smartphones. That gives Nokia 8.1...

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...

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24Bit Podcast Episode 19: Value vs Brand Name

What's in a name? Well, turns out, a lot. Quite a lot. Question, would you compromise on features of a product you want to buy...

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Shopify Joins Facebook-led Libra Association, Months After High Profile Members Exit

Facebook Libra has received the first new member, ever since the exit trend kicked off in the wake of regulatory scrutiny from the US. Shopify...

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...