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[Column] The new normal calls for leadership with a human touch (virtually)

In recent years, working from home has been a perk for some. Suddenly it became an imperative for many, as demand for remote work...

Tech for humanity: Preparing for the next phase

ICT has been critical to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and transforming society over the long term. But the key to progress is laying the...
Tonny Tugee, SEACOM East and North-East Africa Managing Director.

[Column] Coping with COVID-19: The Role of the ICT Industry During a Pandemic

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, the toll on human life is growing exponentially. The impact that COVID-19 has had...
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Safaricom to provide free data, voice call minutes and SMSs to over 5,500 Government...

As the effects of the coronavirus continue to bite, Safaricom has announced that it will provide communication support for the pandemic response teams. The...

Bolt introduces new ride-type to safeguard drivers and passengers against COVID-19

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe. Different organisations and businesses are coming up with solutions to protect their consumers.  Bolt, formerly...
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Huawei Revenue Growth Slows Immensely Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, business is not doing good for most industries around the world. Huawei 's revenue growth has also been immensely affected,...

YouTube News Views Jump By 75% On Thirst For Coronavirus Updates

The Coronavirus crisis has changed how we live and despite many switching to working from home, some are just staying at home depending on...
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Number Of Active ShowMax Users Up 50% Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

ShowMax, among other streaming services, has recorded a spike in viewership numbers as more people remain stuck in their homes due to coronavirus crisis....
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Facebook launches its Coronavirus Information Center in Kenya and 16 other African countries

After launching in South Africa, Facebook is now expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centers form...

Staying connected in a crisis: How emerging technology and data can reduce the impact...

The world is facing a once in a generation crisis, its scale matched only by the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920. Citizens...

Safaricom Customers To Pay Less As Telco Implements Government’s Reduction In VAT Order

As of today, you may have already heard that the government slashed the Value Added Tax from 16 percent to 14 percent. This was...

Uber Temporarily Suspends Its Services In Uganda As Country Enters 14-day Lockdown

Ride-hailing company, Uber, has temporarily suspended its services in Uganda. The company’s decision follows the 14-day national lockdown announced in the country. The company will...

Watch out! Scummy scammers target home deliveries

If you’re sitting at home right now, sheltering from the coronavirus pandemic – and there’s a good chance you are – then you are...
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Standard Chartered commits $1B to finance companies helping tackle Covid-19

Standard Chartered has announced that it will commit USD1 billion of financing for companies that provide goods and services to help the fight against...

Coronavirus: This could be the right time to get home internet

The demand for home internet and wireless connectivity in Kenya might go high as more Kenyans work and learn remotely due to global concerns...

This Ghanaian Startup Has Launched A Check-in App And Symptom Tracker To Counter The...

Ghanaian health startup Redbird (formerly Redbird Health Tech) has launched a Coronavirus Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker to counter the spread of the virus...

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and experts share experiences with counterparts in China on Covid-19...

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and other health experts recently held a video conference call from Afya House with their counterparts in China to...

Posta and Jumia partner to offer discount on delivery fee for customer countrywide

As the effects of coronavirus continue to be felt, more Kenyans are now turning to online shopping to purchase household essentials.  Postal Corporation of...

Deloitte report highlights how 5G can help fight Coronavirus

5G can enhance the effectiveness of pandemic prevention and treatment, and drive the digital transformation of healthcare systems in response to major public emergencies,...

Facebook Revenues Adversely Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Despite Usage Growth

With various countries under total lockdown, internet usage has recorded a sudden increase which is nearly overwhelming the infrastructure. Social media usage has also...
Jumia Kenya

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...
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Coronavirus: SWVL Kenya Customers To Enjoy Free Rides On Routes With High Demand

In line with the government directive urging people to stay at home, SWVL Kenya says it will only ply on essential routes. Essential routes,...
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Drastic Measures Taken By The Internet To Avoid Breaking Down During Covid-19 Crisis

The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is driving the world crazy. Due to the increased number of work from home individuals, internet traffic has gone through...
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Twitter Starts Verifying Health Professionals To Help Fight Misinformation Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, social media platforms have been turned out as the perfect breeding grounds of misinformation. Various social media platforms have...
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Coronavirus: YouTube Is Now Defaulting Streaming Quality To 480p Globally For A Month

YouTube will be reducing the streaming quality of videos to SD format to help ease internet traffic. Starting yesterday, the company now limits all...

Coronavirus: Only connected businesses will succeed

The disrupted business environment, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has made it essential to provide everyone in the organisation with anytime,...

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...
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Netflix Lowers Streaming Quality In Europe To Reduce Bandwidth Strain(Update: YouTube, too)

Working from home delivers a uniquely flexible opportunity, especially if you’ve been locked in the 9 to 5 cycle until recently due to the...
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Coronavirus: Here’s How To Clean Your Phone Properly

The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues its tour, and has, unfortunately, made it to over 100 countries around the world. Kenya has already confirmed seven cases so...

Are you working at home due to coronavirus? Secure yourself with these few tips

Many if not most organisations have already crossed the “working from home”, or at least the “working while on the road” bridge. If you’re on...
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Jumia And Reckitt Benckiser To Provide African Consumers Access To Hygiene Products As Coronavirus...

The effects of Coronavirus continue to be felt across the globe and organisations around the world are joining hands to fight the crisis which...
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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,...
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Hackers Can Infect Your Computer If You Visit Coronavirus Maps

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to raise eyebrows around the world, the WHO has declared it a global pandemic. Many people are now using...
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Apple Smartphone Sales In China Severely Dropped In February

Amid the global crisis of the Covid-19 outbreak, smartphone companies are feeling the pinch. The problems started with the cancellation of the world’s largest...
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It’s OK to Clean and Disinfect your iPhone, Apple Says as the Coronavirus Epidemic...

Apple has finally given an OK to users of its products to disinfect products they own from the company. The iPhone maker has, for...
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Report: Smartphone Shipments To Fall By 10.6 Percent In H1 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to conquer more countries around the globe, the tech industry, among other sectors, is already feeling the effects. According...

Facebook Cancels Its 2020 F8 Developer Conference Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The Novel Coronavirus outbreak has put the world to a standstill. Conferences have been cancelled, and some companies have closed shops waiting for the...
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Facebook To Ban Misleading Ads On Corona Virus

Facebook will ban all ads that mislead people about the on-going novel coronavirus outbreak. The company says they will ban all ads that promise...
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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. “......

GSMA Cancels MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

The world’s biggest mobile phone show (MWC 2020) has officially been canceled. The event organizer, GSMA, has decided to call off the annual event...

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