The State of Cryptocurrency in Kenya

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This year has witnessed a lot of activity in the cryptocurrency world. Global adoption of crypto has even increased to 80% with the value...

Online Lender Tala Raises KES 16 Billion for Expansion and Crypto Launch

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Tala is one of the leading fintech firms in Kenya. Launched in the state in 2014, the company, along with the likes of Branch,...
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Vivo Y33s to Launch in Kenya Next Week

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Vivo has taken a keen interest in the budget smartphone segment with the recently launched Vivo Y21 and now the company is gearing up...

OPPO Reno6 5G Wildlife Photography Challenge Winner Bags KES 200K

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Jeremy Kioko’s image of a leopard perched on the branch of a tree at the Tsavo East National Park emerged as the best image...
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Debt Shaming Digital Lenders Will Have Their Licenses Revoked By Central Bank

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Digital lenders will have to operate under the same laws that bind the business of commercial banks, once all the changes in the Central...
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WhatsApp Rolls Out Encrypted Backups. Here’s How To Enable This Feature

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It has taken a while but WhatsApp is finally rolling a highly requested privacy feature - encrypted backups. This feature was teased in July...
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Microsoft-Owned LinkedIn Exits China

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LinkedIn is calling it quits on its China operations citing challenging operating environment thanks to strict government compliance requirements. Microsoft is shutting down its China...

Agri-Business Podcast Series ‘Mazao Talks’ Officially Announced

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Podcasts have not only gone mainstream in international markets but also in Kenya. The latest one with a focus on agri-business is Mazao Talks. Mazao...
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NCBA and KCB To Use Respective Accounts, Including Mshwari and KCB M-PESA to Clear Fuliza Owed

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Fuliza has been around for nearly three years now. The overdraft facility helps Safaricom M-PESA customers complete payments or send cash to another person if...

EA Sports to Rename FIFA Game After Failed License Negotiations With the World’s Football Governing Body

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Electronic Arts Sports will have to rename one of its most popular football game franchises - the FIFA series after failed license negotiations with...

M-PESA Agents Up By 43 Percent as the Mobile Money Platform Gains 3.4 Million New Users

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Despite consumer wallet-sized shrinking during a rough economic period in the past year, Safaricom has gained more M-PESA users and agents, further strengthening its...

itel Launches October Festival With KES 500K Up For Grabs

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Every October, itel usually holds a shopping festival. This month's promotion will run till the 31st and has been dubbed "JISHINDIE SCHOOL FEES NA...

Kaspersky Blocks More Than 10K Mobile Malware in Kenya in Six Months

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Computer security firm Kaspersky has announced that out of more than 206K mobile malware attacks it blocked for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa...

How to Apply for the 2021 Redbull Basement Student Innovation Program in Kenya

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Kenyan students can now apply and participate in this year’s global innovation program which is taking place in 44 countries worldwide. Named Redbull Basement, the...

Cellulant Confirms Akshay Grover as New CEO Following Ken Njoroge’s Departure

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Back in January 2021, payment firm Cellulant’s CEO Ken Njoroge announced his plans of leaving the company. Njoroge cited the development as a transition, and...

OPPO Picks 50MP Sony Camera Sensor for The Reno7 Series

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Right after launching the OPPO Reno6 series this year, leaks have already started regarding features on its successor - the OPPO Reno7 series. Digital Chat...

Twitter Tests Adding Search Button on User Profiles to Find Old Tweets

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Twitter hasn't held back when it comes to testing and launching new features. The social media giant has gone all-in on its product features...
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TECNO Phantom X, Camon 17 to Get Android 12-Based HiOS 8.5

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Android 12 went live early this month and smartphone manufacturers are ramping up their efforts by launching their respective Android 12 based user interfaces. ...

OPPO ColorOS 12 Officially Launched

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Android 12 is finally here and OPPO has just officially launched ColorOS 12 for its devices. ColorOS 12 is based on Android 12 which...
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You Can Now Remove Followers on Twitter Without Soft Blocking Them

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Twitter has started rolling out the ability to remove followers without soft blocking them as part of its social privacy tools. The social privacy...

Instagram Testing Feature to Alert Users When It Goes Down

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Last week, Facebooks apps went down - not only once but twice. The first one was a 6-hour global outage and the second one...

OPPO Reno6 5G Review: The Rightful Heir

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After much anticipation, OPPO Reno 6 5G has finally launched in the country. The OPP Reno6 5G is the latest in the Reno line...

OPPO Enco Air TWS Earbuds Review

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OPPO recently launched the Reno6 5G(full review) and also took to stage to launch the OPPO Enco Air earbuds. They come in this box that...

The Nokia T20 Could Spark Renewed Tablet Interest in Kenya if Priced Competitively

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Nokia has since revealed the T20 tablet. It was not entirely a secret because the device was leaked widely. For the most part, the tab...

Google To Offer KES 1 Billion in Low-Interest Loans in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa

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Search and ad corporation Google has announced a plan to invest $1billion over 5 years to support Africa’s digital transformation. According to the company,...

National Addressing System May Finally Go Live After a Two-Year Absence

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The CA says it is conducting a market study in the postal/courier subsector in order to establish the service access gaps to generally boost service access to Kenyans.

Mucheru Orders Closure of Unlicensed Ecommerce Platforms

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The last time we learned something about the National Addressing System (NAS) was about two years ago. At that period, the CA announced that it...
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MPs Endorse New Kenya Airways Deal That Will See FedEx Set Base In JKIA

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Kenya Airways is expanding its route for flights to the United States to go past New York, two years after their maiden direct flight...

In Expansion Drive Over Africa, Sendy and Toyota Tsusho Earn Stake in Kamtar

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Kenya logistics company Sendy has finalized a strategic equity investment in a Francophone logistics firm and platform. Kamtar. The development is motivated by recent funding...
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MTN Uganda Joins Safaricom As The Only Publicly Traded Telcos In East Africa.

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MTN Uganda has announced its intention to float 20% of its shares on the Ugandan Securities Exchange (USE), joining Safaricom as a publicly traded...

Vivo Y21 Review: Budget Battery Champ

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Vivo isn't just competing for the midrange market but now taking the fight to the budget segment with the Vivo Y21 that recently got...

One in Ten Transactions in the World On Digital Payments Is Done by a Kenyan

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C-level executives, leading industry experts, policymakers, and government officials met at Huawei’s 2021 East Africa BFSI Summit to discuss the current challenges, business opportunities...

Young Scientists Kenya 4th Annual National Exhibitions Begin

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Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, The Embassy of Ireland, and BLAZE by Safaricom have today kicked off the...

Windows 11 Is Here, And Like Windows 10, It Is a Free Upgrade

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Windows 11 was launched a couple of weeks ago (in June, actually). However, mass rollout was delayed. Microsoft said that the software would start...

Infinix Note 11 Pro To Feature 120Hz Display and Telephoto Lens

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Infinix isn't dialling down on the number of devices up for launch before the year ends. The smartphone company is now gearing up to...

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