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Kenya Govt Considers Using Drones To Nab COVID-19 Lockdown Violators

Drones are official in Kenya now, at least from the legislation point of view. Anyone can import or buy one locally, but the entire process...

Social Media Is Impeding Our Efforts Against COVID-19

Social Media is probably the most outstanding evidence of how the internet has made the world one common playroom. However, the general lack of...

How Coca-Cola Has Helped Small Businesses Stay Afloat During the Pandemic

The widespread closing of small enterprises in Kenya and other parts of the world due to COVID-19 has been unprecedented. The pandemic, which started...

MTN Collaborates With African Union on COVID-19 Vaccinations

In a unique public/private partnership, MTN, Africa’s leading mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The donation...
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Kenya Will Have Digital Verification of COVID-19 Certificates at Border Points

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives completely and one of the requirements is having a certificate to show that you're negative to the...

67 Percent of Internet Users Feel Politicians Do Not Understand the Web

The Internet Society has released some interesting numbers based on an online survey of internet uses in 12 countries. The data, on the whole, shows...
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Manufacturing Stays Stable Despite Harrowing COVID-19 Second Wave

The better part of 2020 has not been very good for people and businesses, including manufacturing companies following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies...

Coca Cola Kenya’s KES 125M Package To Help Business Affected by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for businesses and people at large. Soon, the pandemic will hit a one-year mark, which is inflicting two kinds...
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Trump Announces He’s Got COVID-19, Twitter Erupts

Today, US President, Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he and his wife contracted COVID-19 which is big news. Trump is not the first leader...
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Tanzania Will Crackdown on ‘Inciteful’ Social Media Posts Regarding COVID-19

Tanzania's government has launched a crackdown on social media posts that it perceives as 'inciteful' and 'misleading' on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Milimani Law Courts to go Online after Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Judiciary has today announced the temporary closure of the Milimani Law Courts after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19. They revealed that...

Kenya Bureau of Standards Details Under Par Masks During COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has been around for an extended period. Major issues have been linked to COVID-19, and a substantial number of people and...

COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee Invites Innovations That Address the Effects of the Pandemic

The Communications Authority of Kenya, alongside the COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee, is inviting a second submission of local ICT innovations that address the impact...

Two Communications Authority of Kenya Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Kenya ICT watchdog the Communications Authority of Kenya has reported that two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. CA says that the employees...
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Kenyans Will Be Required To Apply Online To Get Married

  Kenyans will now be able to apply to get online, as per a new system that has been implemented on eCitizen. The Office of the...
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Google and Apple Silently Add COVID-19 Exposure Notifications

Google and Apple have added the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications option on both iOS and Android as a silent background update. Today, people have noticed these...

Kenyan Lecturer Develops App For COVID-19 Contact Tracing

A Kenyan lecturer has come up with an app that can be used for COVID-19 contact tracing, which has become important in this dystopian...

Global Smartphone Shipments Experience Record Decline in 2020 Due to COVID-19

The first half of 2020 has been tough for smartphone manufacturers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expected dips in shipments globally and now...

Dubai Opens Up Fully Post-COVID-19 as GITEX Technology Conference is Rescheduled

Novel virus COVID-19 is not a new thing now. The whole world has seen what the virus can do, and to this end, governments...

Jambojet Introduces High-tech Air Filtration System to Protect Passengers from COVID-19

Jambojet has one new and major measure to ensure that its passengers and crew are protected from contracting Coronavirus during travel. Besides thoroughly sanitizing their...

Safaricom Shop Closed Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Safaricom has today announced that they have closed the Thika Road Mall shop after an employee was found to be COVID-19 positive. "This morning, Safaricom...

How Businesses Can Maintain Enterprise Resilience During Systemic Disruption

On May 28, ISAKA, a not-for-profit, non-union association of professionals in the IT-related industry held an online conference that was attended by more than...

This Company Envisioned a Virus-Proof Suit So That People Can Socialize

2020 feels post-apocalyptic in a way. Everyone is wearing a mask and supermarkets feel like hospital wards. The media shows a grim picture of...
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Bolt Protect Is a New Category With Enhanced COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Bolt, the Estonian rideshare company announced new set of measures to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 disease between drivers and passengers. Their new Bolt...

IFA 2020 to Be Staged Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, But in ‘Innovative’ Way

IFA usually takes place in Berlin, Germany. The electronics show is now part of the many tech shows that will be affected by COVID-19....

Netflix Subscriber Growth Beats Expectations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Netflix has seen a spike in new subscriber growth as more people stay at home to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus alongside...
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ICT CS Joe Mucheru Appoints COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee

ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru appointed a COVID-19 ICT advisory committee in a scenario where the government is pulling efforts from all corners to...
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Oil Prices Plummeted to an All Time Low and Twitter Reacted

On Monday evening, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic hit the oil industry and it hit hard. The price of an oil barrel plummeted...

Project Loon and Telkom Kenya 4G Project Sends Three More Balloons to Kenya

Project Loon was officially launched by President Kenyatta a couple of weeks ago. The announcement was motivated by the need to avail mobile internet...
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Facebook Will Soon Let You Use Its New Care Reaction on Its Main App and Messenger App

Facebook's reactions are getting a new addition. Apart from the like, love, haha, wow, sad, angry reactions launched in late 2015, the social media...

How E-commerce Platform Copia is Adapting to COVID-19

Kenya is battling the COVID-19 pandemic that has been around for more than a month following the first reported case back in March 13, 2020. The pandemic has...
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Netflix Traffic on Safaricom Up 4 Times Due to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay home for longer and that has led to a strain on services. This is shown quite well...

WhatsApp Message Forwarding Restriction Is Now Live

With social media platforms trying to fight misinformation especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp took the effort to limit forwarding messages...
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Debunked: Safaricom Is Not Offering COVID-19 Cash Relief

COVID-19 pandemic is here and so is the rampant misinformation. The latest one doing rounds on Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp concerns Safaricom. The text...

Kenyan Illustrator Imagines Local Brands Having Coronavirus Safety Messages

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to economies worldwide and has fundamentally changed how we go about our daily lives. We are now forced...

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