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Kenya: Sandy terminates online hailing service

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Sendy has terminated its online taxi hailing service. (image: pixabay.com) Safaricom-backed courier firm Sendy has terminated its online taxi hailing service, According to Business Daily this was done in a bid to concentrate on its core logistics bus [Read story...]

Smart Tanzania offers free mobile services

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Smart Tanzania allows users to interact on any mobile phone without the use of internet. (Image Source: themobileindian.com) For the first time, millions of people can now access exciting new interactive services on any mobile phone via SMS such as g [Read story...]

Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

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ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao (image credit: wikipedia) Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capac [Read story...]

The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

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The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage. (Image Source: http://innocentclassroom.com). Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cybersecurity in [Read story...]

Uganda: Uber launches in Kampala

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Uganda: Uber launches in Kampala. (Image Source: http://bellinghamwins.bobpritchett.com/) Following the success of Uber in many other African cities, the company revealed that it is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform to the people of Uganda [Read story...]

East Africa’s Largest ICT Summit Set for Nairobi

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Over 500 leading ICT professionals and managers will gather at this year’s AITEC East Africa ICT summit over 24-25 February at Oshwal Centre, Nairobi Kenya. Over 500 leading ICT professionals and managers will gather at this year’s AITEC East Afr [Read story...]

Rwanda expecting big deals at Transform Africa Summit

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Transform Africa Summit. (Image Source: farm6.staticflickr.com) Rwanda has registered more than USD 150 million worth of investment in ICT projects over the last two years. The investments were courted during previous Transform Africa summits held in [Read story...]

Standard Group launches 24-hour TV news channel

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The Standard Group will today unveil a new television station, the second one in its stable. The new station, KtnNews Channel, is a 24-hour station that will focus on delivering comprehensive, incisive news, current affairs programming, documentarie [Read story...]

Kenya to Host a Global Education Forum

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Education experts and practitioner across the world will gather in Nairobi, Kenya next month to discuss on education investments in East Africa. The forum, which will be led by Informa Plc, the largest publicly owned exhibitions and training provider [Read story...]

Kenya: Mbadi sets out to trim the power of the CA

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Mbadi’s bid to tame the CA comes in the wake of poisoned relationship between the regulator and media owners over the former’s hard line stance on the digital migration. Kenyan lawmaker, MP John Mbadi, is set to introduce a bill aimed at trimming [Read story...]

What You Don’t Know About Malawi

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In central east Africa is Malawi, an absolute gem of a country and a major highlight for many travellers (with good reason). Bordered by Zambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania, Malawi is a scenic and richly diverse destination, home to some 15 million peop [Read story...]

Former Apple CEO to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya

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Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, is preparing to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya as well as other countries located in East Africa. (Image Source: http://www.forbes.com/). Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, is preparing to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya as well [Read story...]

Rwanda: Airtel to divest telecom tower assets to IHS

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CEO for Africa at Bharti Airtel. (Image credit: IT News Africa) Bharti Airtel, through its subsidiary company Bharti Airtel International, and IHS Holding Limited (IHS) have revealed an agreement under in which IHS will acquire over 1100 telecoms tow [Read story...]

Top 10 benefits of the $50 smartphone in Africa

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Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa. Tech4Africa is still underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa, in order to discuss the top 10 [Read story...]

Kenya: Interswitch acquires a Paynet Group

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Mitchell Elegbe and Bernard Matthewman, CEOs of Interswitch and Paynet group respectivelyInterswitch Transnational Holding (“Interswitch”), the leading pan-African integrated payments company, announces it has reached a partnership agreement with [Read story...]

Kenya’s high rating under threat, say Moody’s

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International credit rating agency, Moody’s,  has raised alarm over Kenya’s deteriorating security situation saying the country’s stable outlook of B1 is under threat. The agency notes that the fragile security situation in the c [Read story...]