AfriTech Blog

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;  www.traveldiscoverkenya.com 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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Safaricom takes on Uber with Little Cab launch

Kenya’s telecoms company Safaricom is joining up with a local software firm to launch a ride-hailing company to take on Uber as it seeks new sources of revenue, its CEO said. Safaricom, which is 40 per cent owned by Britain’s Vodafone, and Nairobi-based software developer Craft Silicon will launch the app called Littlecabs in the […]
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ECB rebrands to Spire Bank

By Brian Yatich Equatorial Commercial Bank (ECB) has on Tuesday officially re-branded to spire bank as it seeks to fast-track its position for future growth. Among its growth strategies the lender says that they are seeking to enhance access to financial inclusion among teachers and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) across the country.  Speaking during […]
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Equitel targets EAC bloc

Regional financial services provider Equity Group is set to introduce its mobile platform Equitel to all markets where the group operates. Speaking to Paris-based special report publisher Marcopolis, the groups Chief Executive, James Mwangi said that the Bank, through Finserve Africa; their mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is partnering with telecoms in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, […]
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Equitel expands to EAC bloc

Regional financial services provider Equity Group is set to introduce its mobile platform Equitel to all markets where the Bank operates. Speaking to Paris-based special report publisher Marcopolis, the groups Chief Executive, James Mwangi said that the Bank, through Finserve Africa; their mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is partnering with telecoms in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, […]
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Telkom Kenya appoints former Access Kenya boss to head new division

Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Kris Senanu as the Managing Director of its Enterprise Division. The appointment is in effect as of Monday, August 1, 2016. The telecommunication company had announced the formation of four primary Business Units: Mobile, Fixed, Wholesale and Real Estate.  Mr. Senanu brings 20 years’ experience into the business. “Senanu’s […]
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Toyota recalls over 3m cars over defects

Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective airbags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls. Toyota Motor Corp. said it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. Some 932,000 vehicles are involved in both recalls, so the total number of affected vehicles is […]
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Analysts call for reforms in banking sector

Kenya’s ailing sector finds itself in indeterminate state By Bonface Otieno Kanyamwaya The combined effects of a volatile banking sector, an austerity campaign by the National Treasury and a general economic slowdown have conspired to create a toxic brew that has darkened the economic outlook for East Africa’s largest economy. The word in policy circles […]
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