Month: <span>October 2018</span>

Samsung introduces galaxy j4+, j6+ in Kenya

Samsung Electronics has extended the J-series 2018 line-up with the introduction of the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. These mass market smartphones further offer consumers a wider product range that is skewed towards specific tastes and preferences of the consumers. Charles Kimari, Head of Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics East Africa said that the availability […]
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connected summit 2018

Connected summit comes to a close

The three-day annual conference, convened by the Ministry of ICT and hosted by the ICT Authority, was held at Bomas of Kenya from 22nd-24th October 2018. During the opening ceremony, ICT Cabinet Secretary, Hon Joe Mucheru launched the WhiteBox, an initiative that provides a platform through which entrepreneurs can present their ideas and receive government support on incubation and other aspects.
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Okapi Finance to expand operations in Africa

The remittance firm operates in Kenya as Okapi East Africa and aims to be the pana-frican solution targeting to reach 145 million customers in the next 10 years according to its founder Gisele Mwepu. Mwepu was recently awarded Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Financial Services for her work as the Founder and CEO of Okapi Finance International. The award ceremony was organized and hosted by CEO Global and held in Accra, Ghana.
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Google to support Pluralsight, Andela in training African developers

Following its commitment to training 100,000 developers across the African region in 5 years, Google has announced a partnership with Pluralsight and Andela to support 10,000 aspiring and professional developers in Africa with a 4-month access to Android and Mobile web courses.   According to William Florance, Head, Economic Impact Programs, the opportunity is open to successful graduates of the Google Africa Scholarship Challenge, […]
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Mastercard CEO and Uganda

Mastercard CEO, Uganda PM discuss technology in driving growth

Ajay Banga, President and CEO of Mastercard, visited Uganda this week where he met with Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister, Republic of Uganda. During their meeting, Mr. Banga reinforced Mastercard’s ongoing commitment to the country and also emphasized the role that digital payment ecosystems can play in enabling economic growth and driving financial inclusion, supporting Uganda’s Vision 2040.  During his visit, Mr Banga […]
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