East Africa

Healthtech: Kenyan Startup Afya Rekod Partners with UK’s Medi-Science

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3 East African Economic Sectors Ripe for Tech Innovation

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Women in Tech: New Startup Accelerator Launches in Ethiopia

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Software Firm Odoo Says Jambo to Kenya

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Kenyan & South African Developers Can Now Get Paid via GitHub

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Harmonize ft Spice – Miss Bantu

Check out the just-released song “Miss Bantu” by Tanzanian singer Harmonize. The Konde Gang boss Harmonize drops a new song titled “Miss Bantu” with Spice shortly after the release of his previous single, “Deka.” The chemistry between the two artists is cool and relaxed, and this is yet another successful Tanzania and Jamaica music  collabo. This ought to be popular throughout Tanzania and all of South Africa. However, it is an impressive piece of music that should be added to your playlist. Listen to Harmonize ft Spice – Miss Bantu below.

Central Bank of Kenya Cracks Down on Flutterwave, Chipper

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Safaricom to Start Offering Coding Lessons for Kids in Kenya

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Safaricom Scoops Up 400 Developers in Kenya to Stave Off Competition

Safaricom, Kenya’s top telecom group, has reportedly hired 400 software developers in 2022 to keep up with the demand for digital talent as other digital business competitors set up shop in the country. According to Business Daily, the new hires are 6.4 percent of Safaricom’s 6,230 permanent, temporary, and contracted employees at the end of last year. The mobile operator’s CEO, Peter Ndegwa, said that the company is expanding its technical staff as it is gravitating toward offering a wide range of IT-linked services including an e-commerce platform on the M-Pesa Super app, loans, wealth management, and savings and insurance. The African mobile giant says it wants to transform from a connectivity business to a technology business. “The technology side of the business is becoming bigger, th...

Airtel Africa Coughs Up $40-Million for New Kenyan Spectrum

Sourced from Comms MEA Airtel Africa, one of the continent’s largest telecommunications groups with a presence in 14 countries, today announces that its Kenya subsidiary, Airtel Kenya, has concluded its purchase of additional spectrum in the country. According to the announcement Airtel Kenya has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band from the Communications Authority of Kenya, for a gross consideration of $40-million. The current spectrum license is valid from July 2022 for a period of 15 years. “This additional spectrum will support our 4G network capacity expansion in the market for both mobile data and fixed wireless home broadband capability, and will allow for future 5G rollout, providing significant capacity to accommodate our continued strong data growth in th...

Airtel Money is Now On its Own

Sourced from Comms MEA Telecoms group Airtel Kenya has announced that it will be splitting its mobile money business – Airtel Money – from its main company. Instead, Airtel Money will now be operating under the name ‘Airtel Money Kenya Limited’. “Following this business separation, Airtel Money Kenya Limited will take over and continue the provision of the Airtel Money Services, in collaboration with the licensed telecommunications network of Airtel Networks Kenya Limited,” reads the announcement from Airtel. Airtel says that customers that continue to use Airtel Money services agree that their personal information and accounts will still be shared between Airtel Money Kenya Limited and Airtel Networks Kenya Limited. “The continued use of the Airtel Money Service shall be deemed as proof o...

SAA & Kenya Airways Shake Hands on New Codeshare Agreement

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