AfriTech Blog

Tigo to continue supporting mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo, has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions along the Lake Victoria Zone early this week, is expected to […]
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Cyber crime presents a worrying trend to companies

  Institutions often fail to recognise the impact of cyber security on business, therefore risk damaging organisations’ data, assets and reputation. By Brian Yatich Cyber crime has become a growing phenomenon, ignited by the constant growth of technology which has provided criminals with more tools and methods to perpetuate crime. Cases of burglary, theft and […]
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Regional fintech Innovators benefit from Global Conference

Global consulting firm, BFA in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, have launched a two-day event in Ghana dubbed ‘Africa Fintech Unconference 2017’ which seeks bring together Fintech Innovators thought leaders, banks and other established financial players in the emerging Fintech sector to enable Fintech companies to engage in smarter pan-African partnerships. ‘We are looking to […]
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Kenya: ESET, iLabAfrica sign deal to build research and Cyber-security centre

Internet security company ESET East Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with the iLabAfrica centre of Strathmore University to set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya. The deal is aimed at fighting against cybercrime in the country. Teddy Njoroge, Country Manager ESET East Africa, said the company will explore […]
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Equitel Eazzy Loans Recorded Ksh. 38.5 Bn in 2016

Equitel’s Eazzy Loan disbursements increased by more than six times in 2016, making the platform the preferred choice for accessing credit for bank customers. Equity Bank, which operates the Equitel mobile money transfer service, announced that the value of Eazzy Loans advanced last year increased to Kshs 38.5 billion up from Ksh5.4 billion in 2015. […]
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Public Safety from a click of a button

By Brian Yatich Panic app that alerts local security, medical, and fire authorities in case of an emergency Insecurity in the East African region over the last few years has been on the rise; in Kenya for instance, Nairobi tops the list with more sophisticated criminals in operation. A recent study conducted by Mo Ibrahim […]
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Simba Colt takes hospitality industry by storm

Since venturing into the hotel business seven years ago, the seasoned auto-maker has never stopped driving its growth in that sector By Brian Yatich Who would have thought that a company that is best known for manufacturing vehicles could also become a force to reckon with in the hospitality business? It’s been seven years since […]
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EAC: Mastercard unveils e-platform targeting farmers

Mastercard Tuesday launched a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. The service dubbed “2kuze”, reads “Let’s grow together,” is set to enable farmers to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural goods via their feature phones. The platform brings the benefits and security of mobile commerce and payments […]
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