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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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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;  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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