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3G Pay rebrands to Direct Pay Online

By Brian Yatich 3G pay online has on Thursday rebranded to Direct pay online following a funding injected to their online platform. The online payment processor received investment fund from Apis Growth fund, a private equity asset manager focused on financial services in the growth markets of Africa and Asia.   Direct Pay Online launched […]
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Huawei introduces new mediapads

By TheABFortune Huawei, smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, has introduced a series of MediaPads expanding its portable computer tablets product portfolio in Sri Lanka. The products available in the market are the MediaPad T1-7”, MediaPad T1-10” and the MediaPad M2 8.0 with their prices ranging from USD $ 116, $ 230 and $ 343 respectively. The Huawei MediaPad T1-7” […]
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Huawei targets Kenyan youth with new high-end devices

@TheABFortune Phone maker, Huawei Thursday unveiled four smartphones in the Kenyan market; Huawei Y311, Y511, Y611, and GR5mini as part of the firm’s strategy to tap into the lucrative youth segment and at the same time grow its market share. Speaking at the launch Mark Hemaobin, the GM, Huawei Mobile Kenya described the youth market […]
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HELB unveils e-financial literacy program

By Brian Yatich Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Thursday launched an e-Financial Literacy Program that seeks to address lack of knowledge by students on how to manage finances. Speaking during the launch in Nairobi, HELB CEO, Charles Ringera said one of the key challenges that the Board has been facing with university students is their […]
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Safaricom invests $1m in research startup

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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