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Serial Investment Beneficiary Twiga Foods Receives KES 1 Billion to Boost Efficiency

Twiga Foods has received a $10 million investment from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the Global Agriculture and Food Security...
Kago Kagichiri

Kago Kagichiri Steps Down as Eneza Education CEO, Appoints Interim

Kago Kagichiri has stepped down from his role as CEO for Eneza Education. Munyutu Waigi will succeed him on a provisional basis. However, Kago will...

Safaricom Moves to Improve Lipa Na M-Pesa Payments in Supermarkets

One of the biggest hurdles Safaricom has struggled to overcome has been with the Lipa Na M-Pesa process, especially at supermarkets. Aside from requiring...
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Oxford’s Word of the Year is the Most Social Media-Millennial Inspired Thing Ever

Social media has had quite the effect on the English language, and since language is mostly defined by the zeitgeist, it is no surprise...
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Mauritius the Only African State with 100% Fibre Coverage

Chinese technology corporation Huawei just launched the AfricaCom Conference in South Africa. The event, which is technically Africa’s largest telecoms fair, is seeing a...
Internet of Things

Challenges that IoT Devices Will Face in the Future

As more and more data continues to be uploaded and stored, the sheer size of the IoT is set to cause numerous challenges
Loon

Communications Authority Approves Telkom Kenya and Loon’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Project

Google’s internet-beaming project dubbed Loon entered the Kenyan market a couple of months ago. The service, which targets to avail internet access to remote...
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Nigerian ISP Blamed for “Accidental” Internet Traffic Hijack on Google Services

In layman terms, Internet hijacking can simply be explained as the rerouting of internet traffic through a path that it was not intended to...
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Get 2.5 GB of Free Telkom Kenya Data with Every Huawei Y9 Purchase

We must admit that Huawei has done an admirable job in marketing its midrange device, the Y9 (2019). The smart handheld is a direct...
Kenya Government Wesbite Down

Kenya Government Considers Dropping Microsoft Azure Following Week-Long Websites Suspension

For about a week, a number of government websites were suspended and visitors were met by a lovely blue page with the message, "Error...
Katherine Getao

Dr. Katherine Getao Appointed Kenya ICT Authority CEO

Dr. Katherine Getao has been appointed as the new ICT authority CEO. The announcement was made by Kenya Information and Communication Ministry Cabinet Secretary...

Vine’s Successor is Only Months Away From Being ‘Launched’

We can attribute the love for short form video to Vine and the formerly owned Twitter network made it incredibly popular. Vine managed to destroy the...
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Safaricom Network Outage Disrupts Services to a Section of Nairobians

Today, Safaricom had a rare network glitch that affected a number of their customers in Nairobi which rendered them unable to access their services. It...
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Two Kenyan Startups Sail Through Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa Program

Two Kenyan startups, Cloud9xp and PayGo Energy, are part of the 11 startups that graduated from Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa program. The ceremony was...
Aldo Mareuse exits Telkom Kenya

Aldo Mareuse Exits Telkom Kenya as New CEO Announced

Telkom Kenya today has announced the appointment of Mr Mugo Kibati as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Mugo Kibati will be taking over from...
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Safaricom Fiber Customers Can Now Conveniently Opt in For Home Insurance

Safaricom has announced an interesting product that is tied to their home fiber offerings and it is something you'd never thought would be bundled...
AMER ATWI (MD-MOBILE DIVISION TELKOM),Dr.EPHANTUS M. MAREE (DEPUTY DIREC...

Telkom Kenya’s New Health App Set to Help People with High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Telkom Kenya has launched a health app in partnership with Baobab Circle, a firm that uses mobile technology to address the burden of chronic...
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Facebook’s Creepy Patent Suggests Friends By Wirelessly Sensing Phones

Companies usually file patents all the time and they can be very interesting when you dive into the details. Facebook is not new to...
mKey

Finserve’s mKey Processes Kes 5.2 Million in Mobile Loans as Downloads Hit 100K

Finserve Africa launched mKey, its financial services app more than two months ago. The product, which has been mentioned widely across social platforms, targets...
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Holders of Fraudulent Passports to Miss New Travel Document as Immigration Issues 400,000 e-Passports

Kenya’s Immigration Department started issuing e-passports a couple of months ago. The new document, which we detailed in an earlier post, contains an electronic...
Investor Briefing

Equity Bank Agent Network Second to M-Pesa as Lender Reports KES 15.8 Billion Q3 Earnings

Yesterday’s Q3 financial announcements by Equity Bank were marked by the group’s ascent toward digitizing its banking services. The lender has been popularizing the...
M-Pesa Global

All You Need to Know About M-Pesa Global and Transaction Charges

M-Pesa is one of Kenya's biggest achievements and a success story of how the service revolutionized money transfer and financial inclusion. In an effort...
Fuliza M-Pesa

Safaricom’s Fuliza Interest Rates And Other Details You Need to Know

What you need to know about Fuliza, a Safaricom mobile overdraft service for bills and sending money.
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How To Send and Receive Money Across M-Pesa and Western Union

Safaricom has today announced a partnership between the telco and financial services company, Western Union. This partnership will allow Western Union and M-Pesa customers to...

Facebook’s Earnings Call Reveals Stunted User Growth, Shifts Focus to Stories

According to Facebook’s earnings call this past week, the social network reported less revenue and even fewer new users. Its audience actually shrunk in...
Airtel Kenya

Airtel Africa Constitutes Board of Directors Following Equity Investment

Towards the end of October, Airtel Africa announced that it had received an investment of $1.25 million from a total of six investors. The funders,...
kwese-TV

Kwesé Shedding Off its Satellite TV Offering to Focus on Streaming Services

Econet Media owned Kwesé has today announced that it has reviewed its business strategy and is aligning itself to changes in the global digital...
Safaricom

Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-PESA Revenues up 50 Percent as Telco Reports 31.5 Billion Half Year Net Profit

Safaricom has just concluded the announcement of its Half Year Financial Results for 2018. The details of the telco’s financials were made official at...
Bob Collymore

Safaricom to Introduce Fuliza, an Overdraft Facility on M-Pesa Transactions

During the announcement of the company's Half Year results, Safaricom took the opportunity to announce that they will be introducing overdrafts on M-Pesa, the...
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Kenya’s Communication Authority Looking Into WhatsApp Regulation

The Communications Authority of Kenya is considering a move to regulate online services which is a big move by the regulator. According to Business Daily, the authority...

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