ePassports

Kenya Government Extends ePassport Migration to November 2022

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The Kenya Government has been pushing for the adoption of e-passports for more than two years now. The exercise was supposed to be completed by...
Cashlet

CMA Approves Investment App Cashlet As Launch Nears

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Many Kenyans find it had to manage their money. In fact, most Kenyans have no savings, a worrying trend that is rooted in systemic...
Facebook

Facebook Isn’t Listening On Your Phone. It Doesn’t Have To

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Early this week, a video went viral(20 million views) on TikTok about how Facebook is listening on your phone. The woman in the video...
Spotify Playlists

Spotify Still King in the Music Streaming Industry

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At the end of Q2 2021, there were 523.9 million total music streaming subscribers and Spotify literally takes a third of this pie with...

Kenya’s First Mass Transit Electric Bus To Charge Fully in One Hour

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The past few years have seen electric vehicles turn from a niche novelty to a common sight in leading markets, although third-world nations are...

Poa! Internet Plans to Expand Home Internet Outside Nairobi After Raising KES 3.1 Billion

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Poa! Internet is a low-cost internet service provider that targets users in low-income areas. The firm has been running its operations in the country...
T-Kash

Telkom’s Service Interruption Lasts More Than 15 Hours, Longest Downtime Kenya Has Seen

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Operator service interruptions are normal because technology products fail sometimes. Often, such issues are fixed in a timely manner, and in some instances, interruptions...
Safaricom Ethiopia Team

Safaricom is Building a $100 Million Data Centre in Ethiopia

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Safaricom operations in Ethiopia have since started following years of lobbying and waiting for approvals from various state agencies in the country. It makes sense...

Loan Platform Zanifu Raises KES 113 Million, Eyes Expansion to Uganda and Ghana

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Kenya fintech firm Zanifu has closed a $ 1 million seed round to scale its business and improve on its platform, Zanifu offers short-term working...

Copia Raises KES 5.6 Billion, Seeks to Enter Nigeria and Ghana

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Ecommerce firm Copia has been making leaps in the Kenyan market. The company was among the first organizations of its kind that started offering...
Faiba

Faiba is the Fastest, Most Consistent, and Lowest Latency Fixed Broadband Operator in Kenya – Report

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Faiba is now the fastest fixed internet provider in Kenya. The results are based on an analysis performed by speed test app, Ookla. According to data...
Samsung Online Brand Shop Jan 2022

Samsung New Online Store Goes Live, Promises Free Delivery of Products Across Kenya in 24 Hours

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BrandCart Limited has unveiled an online brand shop in partnership with Samsung Electronics East Africa. The platform will showcase and allow customers to purchase...

Microsoft Is Buying Activision-Blizzard for $69 Billion

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Consolidation of media giants is now slipping into the videogame industry as well. Microsoft is buying Activision-Blizzard for $69 billion. This is a huge...

Equity Launches Interoperable Till Number Product, Works With All Leading Wallets Including M-PESA

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Till numbers have been popularized by M-PESA, and have gone a long way in ensuring that customers can pay for goods and services easily. Lender...

DHL Overtakes Microsoft as The Most Imitated Brand in Phishing

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Brand Phishing Report for Q4 2021 has been released by cybersecurity firm Check Point. The assessment highlights brands that were most frequently imitated by criminals...

Paypal Sued For Rampantly Freezing Customer Money

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PayPal is one of the leading money transfer platforms. It is used across the world, including in Kenya, where freelancers, including online writers, use the...

Regulations Under the Data Protection Act, 2019 Published for National Assembly Scrutiny

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The Data Protection Act, 2019 was signed into law more than two years ago. As a reminder, the bill had been going through deliberations in...

Canadian Fintech Firm Periculum Sets Station in Nigeria, Seeks to Build Credit Assessment Infrastructure for Africa

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Canadian fintech startup and credit assessment company, Periculum, has launched in Nigeria to tackle the challenge of domestic credit to the underserved markets. Focused on...
OPPO A55

OPPO A55 and OPPO A16k Comes to Kenya,Price from KES 20000

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OPPO has revealed the availability of two smartphones for the Kenya market: the A16K and the A55. The phones, which are under the A series...
Netflix You Season 2

Netflix Jacks Up Pricing In The US, And We Hope It Doesn’t Touch Kenya Prices

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When it comes to streaming films and TV shows, there is no company that matches Netflix. However, it has been experiencing competition from other...
Signal App

Privacy Changes You Need to Make Right Now

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Privacy whether online or on your smartphone has become a hot topic in recent years and as we usher in 2022, it's going to...

LipaLater Secures KES 1.3 Billion Funding, Seeks to Enter More African Countries

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Lipa Later has raised USD 12 million from a consortium of investors.  The firm is a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria. The...
Twitter

Twitter Ban Lifted in Nigeria

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Access to Twitter in Nigeria will be restored later today. The west African country imposed a ban on Twitter last year and set several...

MTN, Huawei Launch 5G Services in Zambia

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5G has only been a reserve for developed nations for some time now. Even where operators have launched the service commercially, 5G is yet to...

Equity Bank Reduces PayPal Withdrawals Settlement Period to One Day

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PayPal is one of the most popular money transfer platforms in the world. It is even used locally, especially for the gig economy workers that...

TransUnion Africa Appoints Former Copia and Safaricom Executive as New CEO

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Morris Maina is now the CEO of TransUnion Africa, an information and insights company. Morris’s new role will see him lead the growth of the...

Huawei Nova 9, GT3 Smartwatch and Huawei Matepad T Series Slated for Launch in Kenya

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Huawei is starting the year by launching three new gadgets for the Kenyan market in the first quarter of the year. Among the lined up...
Maramoja

E-taxi Firm MARAMOJA Is Now Offering Loans to Customers

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There are many taxi apps operating in Kenya. Popular ones include Uber, Little and Bolt. However, there are others that many others that run operations...
New Kitchen Duo

LG’s New ThinQ-Powered Smart Ovens Revamped With New Features for 2022

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LG Electronics has unveiled two new smart kitchen appliances set to simplify the task of managing and maintaining the 21st century home from a cost...
Fuliza M-Pesa

These Are Safaricom Fuliza Charges for 2022

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Safaricom’s overdraft facility Fuliza was launched back in 2019. It has grown to become of the company’s leading revenue generators, and for good reason. It is...

MTN Uganda Launches Overdraft Facility in Partnership with NCBA Uganda

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MTN Uganda has launched an overdraft facility similar to Safaricom’s Fuliza. Named MoMoAdvance, the facility works like any other overdraft product out there. This means...

Spotting Instagram Infringement Scams, and How to Protect Yourself

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The majority of us are Instagram users, and it is possible that some of us know how easy it is for other people to...
instagram

Instagram to Soon Let You Rearrange Your Profile Grid Photos

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Instagram is bringing more customisation options to its app. The Meta-owned platform is testing a new feature that will let you rearrange how posts...

Africa Is Now the Most Targeted Region for Cyberattacks

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In 2021, the number of cyberattacks recorded was record-breaking, with a 50% increase in overall attacks per week on corporate networks compared to 2020. In...
Signal

Moving From WhatsApp? Signal Is a Far Better Option Than Telegram For Your Privacy

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A lot of users have been exiting WhatsApp to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram. Telegram even added WhatsApp chat export feature for both...