Interviews

Nominations open for 2017 OLX Social Media Awards

Nominations have opened for the 2017 edition of the prestigious Olx Social Media Awards (SoMA). Following the launch of this year’s Awards, Kenyans can now nominate individuals and organisations who have made significant positive impact in the society through use of the various social media networks. Speaking on the launch, SoMA Director Mr. Martin Muli […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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. […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more

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 […]
Read more