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Genghis Capital’s cloud-first business model ensures it weathers business disruption

Foresight has future-proofed Kenyan financial services business and enabled the company to continue to innovate throughout movement constraints on business during the current health crisis. Jeremiah Chunge Munyasa, Head of Alternative Channels and Technology at Genghis Capital, says: “With data residing on the cloud, backups are also stored there including another copy at our off-site […]

Airtel Uganda and Avaya partner to enable remote work and learning in Uganda

Airtel, one of Uganda’s leading providers of prepaid, postpaid mobile and 4G services, has partnered with Avaya to enable organisations  to implement remote working and learning initiatives following the government’s decision to limit access to offices, schools and universities to curb the spread of COVID-19. Through the partnership, Avaya will offer organisations in Uganda full-feature […]

REREC chooses SAP to bring transparency to renewable energy distribution in Kenya

The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) in Kenya has taken advantage of new technologies to enhance transparency and efficiency after partnering with SAP. It has leveraged new technologies to improve efficiency and transparency in its tender and procurement processes and improved customer experience. This includes migrating its tender systems to e-platforms and enabling […]

Kenya adopts more complex technology to fight economic fraud

Companies in Kenya continue to adopt more complex technology to fight the economic impact of fraud. According to a survey by global audit firm PwC, Kenya lost Kes 5.5billion to economic fraud during a 24-month review. There were 5000+ respondents globally with 102 from Kenya and 58% reported they experienced economic crimes in the last […]

Digital learning project triples school enrolment in Kenya

Learner enrolment and school attendance in Kenya has increased three-fold since the introduction of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) by the government in 2014. This, according to a survey by the ICT Authority on success of the digital learning project, fashioned towards one laptop per child in public schools. The Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr […]

Liquid Telecom Rwanda launches fast fibre broadband in Kigali

Liquid Telecom Rwanda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has launched Liquid Home, affordable super-fast broadband. This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home. Alexis Kabeja, CEO of Liquid Telecom in Rwanda, said: “With Liquid Home, users get unlimited high-speed internet, significant price reductions and free […]

Latest technology projects that are shaping Ethiopian organisations

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, has teamed up with Abay Bank to offer an additional digital payment option for buying air tickets through Ethiopian mobile app. The airline is a pioneer in Ethiopia’s e-commerce market and a major player in Africa’s digital payment industry, offering user-friendly solutions to its customers. Miretab Teklaye, […]

New AZORult campaign abuses popular VPN service to steal cryptocurrency

Kaspersky researchers have detected an unusual malicious campaign that uses a phishing copy of a popular VPN service’s website to spread AZORult, a Trojan stealer, under the guise of installers for Windows. The campaign, which kicked off at the end of last November with the registration of a fake website, is currently active and focused […]

More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

With Valentine’s Day taking place on Friday, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans. While choosing the right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that last year, there were 1,486 threats under the guise of […]

ZTE and MTN launch the first 5G SA network in East Africa

ZTE and MTN Uganda have jointly launched the first 5G SA network in East Africa, demonstrating 5G use cases at an event themed ‘Experience the Future Together, taking place in the Nyonyi Garden, Kampala, Uganda. ZTE and MTN Uganda have showcased a high-speed 5G SA network under the 60 MHz spectrum bandwidth with an actual rate of more than 1.494 Gbps, […]

The 17th annual East Africa Com returns

The 17th Annual East Africa Com returns to Nairobi this year, delivering a premium two-day ICT event connecting and informing the entire East African digital ecosystem. Taking pace from May 12 to 13, the showpiece will bring together more than 40 leading speakers and 25 solution providers, presenting business opportunities, including the East Africa Com Awards […]

The KnowBe4 African Cybersecurity Awareness Report

Anna Collard, the Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa, a specialist in cybersecurity awareness training, was in Mauritius to present The 2019 KnowBe4 African Cybersecurity Awareness Report with over 800 respondents across eight countries in Africa: South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana. The survey revealed the pressing need to educate Africans to the […]

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