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Cybersecurity solutions company, Check Point Software has announced that its education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya to provide a comprehensive cybersecurity curriculum to students, bridging the digital skills gap and also creating a safer local cyber landscape. According to research, the number of unfilled cybersecurity roles now stands at 4.07 million professionals […]
Uganda will begin manufacturing its first smartphones through SIMI – a brand of smartphone makers that are said to have the average customer specifically in mind. The phones currently focus on one major aspect, battery life. The ‘regular’ non-smartphones can last up to at least two weeks and can charge via Solar power too. The […]
Despite a challenging business environment in many sectors across the globe, Zambia’s wealth of natural resources continues to open the door for new investors and opportunities. As the world begins its recovery and gradual reopening in the face of the pandemic, traditional industries require energy, innovation and reinvention. ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc. – the mining […]
DHL Global Forwarding – an international provider of air, sea and road freight services – has launched its digital road freight platform Saloodo! to shippers and transport providers in Uganda, connecting the country to its growing digital network on the African continent. With a total road network of over 129 000 kilometres, it is no […]
MTN Zambia has announced that it will be investing $9.8 million to boost network capacity and enable high-speed data services on 337 3G and 4G (LTE) network sites across Zambia. #MTNZambia has announced that it will be investing $9.8 million to boost #network capacity and enable high-speed data services across #Zambia.Click To Tweet The site-by-site […]
Microsoft 4Afrika and Andela have partnered to implement the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 to up-skill developers in Kenya and Nigeria through an immersive program where selected developers will work to learn basic skills in Azure, via the LinkedIn Learning platform. The program is focused on training software engineers in learning the basics of Azure, a […]
Global information and insights company TransUnion says Kenya’s financial services providers and consumer credit market will have to drive a robust, proactive response to the COVID-19 crisis if they are to manage the risks to the industry, with the pandemic expected to have a major impact on the country’s economy and the consumer landscape. Past […]
Ericsson has announced the appointment of Todd Ashton as the Vice President and Head of Ericsson South & East Africa. Prior to assuming this role, Ashton served as the Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Global Customer Unit Axiata within Ericsson in Market Area South East Asia Oceania & India. “We are […]
Safaricom Kenya has just announced new plans to improve communication support for COVID-19 pandemic response teams. After a request from the Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary of Health, the mobile operator will be providing more resources meant to make operations easier for the various health personnel around the country. #Safaricom will be providing more resources meant […]
MTN Zambia announced that it has made access to online learning platforms free for university students so that they can adapt to learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. MTN Zambia announced that it has made access to online learning platforms free for university students so that they can adapt to learning from home during […]
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) recently released its Economic Survey 2020 report, giving new insights into the country’s economy. Kenya’s ICT sector remains an important piece of the economy, and within this sector rests Kenya’s telecom industry, and the industry is booming. According to a survey by the KNBS for March 2020, the […]
With the release of Safaricom’s 2019/2020 FY results, there are new details about the massive telecom’s userbase and revenue. Service revenue grew by +4.8% year on year to $2.3-billion (KES 251.2-billion) from the $2.2-billion (KES 239.8-billion) recorded revenue of the previous financial year. The profile for the service’s revenue reveals that the majority of the […]
African digital payments company, DPO Group, has launched an e-commerce store that is powered by Mastercard’s payments gateway technology. Through this platform, DPO hopes merchants across Africa will be able to swiftly move their businesses online and continue to trade with their customers. The end to end e-commerce solution, called the ‘DPO Store’, is available […]
Ride-hailing service, Bolt has announced that will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We remain cognizant of the fact that even during the virus outbreak, some people still need to move around in the city. We are doing our best to fulfil our mission […]
JUMEME, a mini-grid operator in Tanzania – co-funded by the European Commission, has launched a “COVID-19 Relief Programme” to support the Tanzanian government and local populations in their effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. With this programme, JUMEME says it will use its local solar-hybrid mini-grids to provide 10 healthcare facilities in the Lake Victoria […]
In early March, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremarium told an aviation conference in Addis Ababa the coronavirus pandemic was “a temporary problem” – comparable to a natural disaster or a spike in oil prices, writes News24. Now, several weeks later Africa’s largest flight carrier is locked in what Tewolde is describing as “a struggle that […]
Tigo Tanzania has partnered with M-Pesa in Kenya, MTN in Rwanda & Uganda and Airtel Rwanda to enable cross-platform capabilities between the respective mobile wallet services – this move should allow customers to send and receive funds from across East Africa. Tigo Tanzania has partnered with M-Pesa in Kenya, MTN in Rwanda & Uganda and […]
A larger fleet of Loon balloons is heading to Kenya after successful launches from Loon’s launch site in Puerto Rico. These balloons will join the eight balloons that are already active and part of a network integration exercise in Kenyan airspace. Upon arrival, these balloons will continue network integration testing with its local partner, Telkom […]
MTN Zambia, in partnership with Simfy Africa, has officially launched the free instant messaging app ‘Ayoba’ which is available for Android devices downloadable from the Google play store. Ayoba users can securely send and receive text messages, voice messages, videos, images, audio and other files with any of their contacts, regardless of whether they have […]
Liquid Telecom has announced that it will be supporting its Hai home fibre customers (Hai powered by Liquid Telecom) with unlimited high capacity broadband – this comes at a time where more people are forced to work and learn from home or remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The network provider is offering this […]
Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) is fast becoming the preferred solution for contact centre operators across the globe, as it offers scalability as and when the operational needs of an enterprise change and provides several advantages over traditional on-premise contact centres. CCaaS is a cloud-based customer experience solution that allows companies to utilise a […]
Liquid Telecom has appointed Mark Townsend as new CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia. He will be directly responsible for the leadership and strategic management of Liquid Telecom’s business operations across the country. Raised in Zambia, Mark has more than a decade of senior leadership experience with a long-standing career working across the ICT sector. His background […]
‘Safe Hands Kenya’ is the nationwide public health awareness campaign backed by renowned Kenyan tech firms including Twiga, Jumia, KOKO Networks, Ushahidi, Copia, Lynk and M-KOPA. They join a broad alliance of community organisations providing rapid mass sanitation with free-hand sanitizer, soap, surface disinfectants and masks for all Kenyans in the fight against COVID-19. This […]
MTN Zambia says that it recognises how COVID-19 is changing people’s lifestyles and has led to the need to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus. To make spending time at home a little easier, the mobile network provider has partnered with Opera Mini to offer customers free browsing on Opera Mini […]
Kenya’s Judiciary, the country’s ruling court authority, is sending out notices on social media informing lawyers that it will be delivering pending judgements through electronic means – including videochat and emails – writes Tech Weez. Like many other government and private organisations, social distancing because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced thousands towards online […]
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has revealed, via a survey, that Kenyans spend most of their income on airtime. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has revealed that Kenyans spend most of their income on airtime.Click To Tweet The survey, published in the KNBS Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March 2020, showed […]
Peter Ndegwa has officially taken over as the new CEO of Safaricom – making him the first-ever Kenyan to do so. 51-year-old Ndegwa succeeds Bob Collymore, who passed away in 2019 after a two-year battle with cancer. His appointment comes at an unusual time where Kenya is getting to grips with the global COVID-19 pandemic. […]
Known as ‘Kamiti Boys’, these criminals are taking advantage of Kenya’s blistering adoption of digital banking, reports The Nation. They do this by rushing callers with information and words in order to keep them on the line long enough to buy their story and gain their trust. They then trick victims into providing mobile banking […]
New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa’s most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching socio-economic issues, the people behind them and the communities backing them, via TechCabal. 30 of these […]
As societies around the globe shift to accommodate the changes in routines and behaviour caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the education systems of many countries creep to a halt to spare learners from infection, countries are left to decide how this time spent at home will be made up. In South Africa, the postponement […]
Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme, available in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The Accelerator will be a six-month programme that aims to provide training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Selected leaders will spend up to three months learning from experts, coaches and working within a […]
Just recently Kenya suffered the worst locust outbreak in 70 years. With fears of a second wave of the winged scourge blotting the sky over farmer’s crops, scientists are turning to a new tracking programme in the hopes of preventing another surge, reports The Guardian. The UN has described the great locust swarm that bred […]
According to Mastercard, giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible. A new white paper titled Pay on Demand: The Digital Path to Financial Inclusion, from Mastercard, explores how digital inclusion has been proven […]
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud computing platform on Earth, has been planning to set up an Edge location in Kenya for some time now. However new developments in Nairobi between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and AWS execs have seen the signing of a strategic agreement between the Amazon service and Kenya’s largest mobile […]
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Econet Global is interested in purchasing a telecommunications licence in Ethiopia, reports TechCentral. The company, founded by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, could be one of the first foreign investors to do so since the industry opened up. According to the report, the “Horn of African nation has announced plans to sell as much as 49% […]
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Liquid Telecom Rwanda announced that it has officially launched ‘Liquid Home’ – which is, according to the company, super-fast and affordable broadband. This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home. “With Liquid Home, users get unlimited high-speed Internet, significant price reductions and free installation across all of our […]
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Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from […]
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For all the highly publicized ills that the African continent seems to be suffering from – corrupt politics and shortcomings in infrastructure to poor socioeconomic systems, African technology seems to be a shining bright spot. Kay Ugwuede of Tech Cabal writes that African innovation rises to meet the continent’s dire challenges. New startups aim to […]
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The Kenyan App market is unique as most of the very popular Kenyan apps are diverted to banking and financing, with a lean towards money loaning apps. There is one interesting surprise within the list, which is possibly one of the most unique apps in Kenya. Here are the Top 10 most popular free Kenyan […]
African countries, including Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa, were surveyed in 2019 to determine their preparedness to face threats from cybercrime by KnowBe4, an international security awareness training company. The study found that 53% of all Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough to preclude them from security threats. […]
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In another effort to curb negativity in social media Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law on Thursday that imposes a jail term and a fine for people whose internet posts “stir unrest,” reports Techweez via Reuters. It is evident that this is a move by the government to prevent violence ahead of their 2020 elections, […]
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Smartphone giant, Samsung has officially unveiled its latest devices at the Unpacked event in San Francisco earlier this week. A major highlight included the launch of three new 5G smartphones as part of the Galaxy S20 series; Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Samsung President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Dr TM Roh […]
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Safaricom is allegedly testing wireless internet access points in Nairobi, Kenya. According to a report by TechWeez, the mobile network provider could be using these designated WiFi zones to increase their consumer base. “The operator is yet to clarify the operational model of the new Wi-Fi zones. All we can gather is that the routers […]