Month: <span>August 2016</span>

Safaricom invests $1m in research startup

Ajua – previously mSurvey, has partnered with Safaricom’s Spark Venture Fund, in a USD 1 million fund with an objective of accelerating high-potential Kenya-based mobile technology startups. The investment in Ajua marks the second and largest Spark Venture Fund investment, underscoring the fund’s commitment to supporting startups that use mobile technology as an enabler and […]
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How WeFarm seeks to change lives of farmers

By Brian Yatich This new internet without internet service is promising to revolutionise farming activities in  Africa and across the globe. The growth of digital initiatives globally has sparked a range of user-friendly programs, from chat forums and photo-sharing sites to a now international network for farmers like ‘WeFarm‘. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of […]
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Jumia announces plans to launch mobile money wallet

By Brian Yatich Pan African e­-commerce store, Jumia has on Tuesday announced the launch of a third party online payment solution dubbed “JumiaPay,” aimed at providing a safer, faster and more convenient online payment service. The online payment solution, JumiaPay is a first for e­-commerce Jumia set to facilitate online payments across 23 African countries […]
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Mobile services contribute over $150b to African economy

By The African Business Fortune More than half a billion people in Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, states a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016.’ The report, released at the Mobile 360 highlights the increasing contribution of Africa’s mobile industry […]
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Multichoice slashes decoder price by 60 pc

  MultiChoice Kenya has announced a 60 per cent price drop on its leading high definition PVR decoder – the DStv Explora a head of the Olympics game. Kenyans will now enjoy these services for only Sh12, 500 down from Sh30, 650 also the new price is inclusive of the decoder, cabling and installation costs Stephen Isaboke, […]
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Yellow pages Kenya unveils a travel website

@Yatich_ Business listings company, Yellow Pages Kenya has on Friday launched a travel website aimed at improving the tourism experience in Kenya. The website; is set to encourage users to find relevant information to their travel in Kenya. Speaking during the launch, Yellow Pages Kenya Managing Director Pedro Gomes said the website will provide […]
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