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Equity Bank CEO, Dr. James Mwangi

Equity Bank to Fully Digitize Lending Services by Mid 2018 with Key Focus on AI

Equity Bank announced its performance for FY 2017 during the investor briefing earlier this morning. At the event that was steered by the Group's CEO...
Rumoured TECNO Camon X

TECNO’s Next Camon to Bring “Unheard-of Camera Features”

TECNO Mobile, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in Africa by sales volume and the leading smartphone vendor in Kenya has started teasing their...
Lycamobile

UK-Based Telco Lycamobile to Launch in Kenya with a Focus on Low-Cost International Calls

Lycamobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) based in the United Kingdom and operating in 23 countries. Being an MVNO means that Lycamobile...
BitPesa

Kenya’s BitPesa Takes its Blockchain-based Payments Business to Ghana

BitPesa, a Nairobi-based firm that created a platform for blockchain payments and digital exchanges has been actively growing its business for the past couple...
DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Kenya Legalizes The Use of Drones Albeit Under Tough Regulations

It might come as a sigh of relief to any drone enthusiast when they read that the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has gazetted...
Autodesk

Autodesk Foundation Partners with Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) to Support Environment-based Startups

Design software corporation Autodesk Foundation opened a Kenyan office in November 2017. At that time, the company’s Channel Manager for Africa, Mr. Simon Bromfield...
HiiL Justice Accelerator

Legal Innovators Stand a Chance to Win 20,000 Euros from HiiL Justice Accelerator

HiiL (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a not-for-profit institution based in the Hague, with the aim of making justice work for people through...
Lenovo EA

Motorola Exits Kenya Smartphone Market after Tough Year (Updated)

We admit we didn’t see this coming. Lenovo, the company that now owns Motorola Mobile has packed its bags and formally exited the Kenyan...
Timiza App Team

Barclays Bank’s Timiza App is Official with Instant Loans and Some Unique Extras

Mobile loan apps, payment gateways and other financial services that take advantage of mobile money services and deeper smartphone penetration have blown up in...
m-kopa-staff

M-Kopa Raises $10 Million Amid Staff Layoffs Controversy

Sometime in early February, rumours began to surface that Kenya-based M-Kopa Solar had fired all its developers back in December 2017. At this point,...
Sam Chappatte Jumia

TECNO and Infinix Losing Market Share to New Entrants – Jumia Kenya

  It has been general knowledge for a while now that Transsion brands (TECNO, Infinix and Itel) are at the top of the mobile phone...
Garanntor

Web Hosting Company Garanntor to Position its Trade as a Kenyan Firm

A couple of days ago, Nigerian technology firm Garanntor launched its services in Kenya. The company, which offers infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions for developers, among...
Cryptocurrency

Google to Cut the Cord On Cryptocurrency-Related Ads

Ever since human being discovered that they they can make a quick buck by buying and selling cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, another set of...
Stephen Hawking

Physicist, Author and Occasional Movie Star Stephen Hawking Passes On

Professor Stephen Hawking, a renowned British physicist, has died at the age of 76, fifty three more years than his doctors predicted he would...
Paul Ndichu

Interswitch to Deploy Mobile Apps and Payment Gateways for Telkom’s T-kash

Yesterday, Telkom Kenya announced T-kash, a mobile money product that has been in development for the past two years. The platform has a lot...
Zimbabwe Dollars

Zimbabwean Cryptocurrency Exchange User Accounts Compromised (Updated)

Golix, a Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange platform that is said to be processing about $1 million per month, has disclosed a breach into their some...
OKash

Opera Kenya’s Lending App OKash Parades in Google Play to Entice You with a Loan

Advances in financial technology have made it increasingly easy for users to get access to loans. The success of these services can be traced...

Uganda Halts Sale of SIM Cards as Government Revises Registration Regulations

Uganda has been on the forefront in ensuring that its ICT regulator, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) enforces its mandate, an activity that encompasses...
T Kash Launch

Telkom Kenya’s Anticipated Mobile Money Service T-kash Goes Live with T-kash Codes and Much More

Telkom Kenya has finally launched T-Kash mobile money service, built from the ground up for the last several months.
ICT Authority CEO Robert Mugo

Kenya’s ICT Authority Head Lobbies for Increased Adoption of ICTs in Counties

Kenya’s ICT Authority has renewed its spirit in pushing for increased uptake of ICTs to spur development across all counties. Speaking during the 2018 ICT...
intel-meltdown-spectre-patch

Microsoft Releases Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Some Windows 10 Devices

At the beginning of this year, two major vulnerabilities were discovered affecting millions of Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs. The vulnerabilities, known as Spectre and...

Kenyan Start-ups Dominate Pangea Application List for Funding

Norwegian accelerator Pangea launched its services in Kenya in January and in that time, the firm has highlighted plans to link start-ups to investors. For last...
Rupert Scofield - President, FINCA

FINCA International will Digitize its Village Banking Activities, Plans to Dive into Mobile Savings

FINCA International, a global microfinance leader that popularized village banking where groups of low-income entrepreneurs share and guarantee one another’s loans to drive development...
Telkom Kenya Plaza

Telkom Kenya’s Network Upgrade Plans to Receive a Boost with a KES 4 Billion Loan

During the launch of FormNi50 promotion that awards Telkom Kenya subscribers with a Toyota Belta every day for a 10-week campaign, the telco’s Marketing...
Scam

South Africans Hit By $50 Million Bitcoin Scam

Cryptocurrency investors in South Africa have lost over $50 million in Bitcoin after a company by the name BTC Global allegedly pulled an exit...
Toyota Belta, Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya’s Formni50 Winner to Tap into the Popularity of E-Taxi Services

Telkom Kenya is on the road to ensure it nets more than 4 million active subscribers as it advances its services to appeal to...
airtel kenya

Airtel Kenya’s New Smart Postpaid Bundle Targets Heavy Users

Airtel Kenya has today announced the launch of a new triple-play bundle that aims to serve its heavy users on a postpaid plan. The...
Bunifu CTO

Bunifu CTO Bags Microsoft’s MVP Award to Represent Kenya in a U.S.-based Summit

Bunifu has been on the forefront in offering locally-developed technology products for Kenyans. The firm is also pushing an ERP system for schools that...

Innovation in Kenya: Review of Industrial Property Journal February 2018

We regularly review the Industrial Property Journal to identify and highlight key interesting innovations registered by the The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), which...
Internet security

Internet Security: Tools to Protect Your Internet Privacy

We use Internet for almost everything- from meeting new people on social media platforms to planning our vacations, and from shopping to paying our...
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