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Microsoft to set up Technology Development Centre in Kenya

Microsoft has unveiled a plan to set up a technology development centre in Kenya. Speaking at a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, top executives of Microsoft led by Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer said the Africa Development Centre will serve the Eastern Africa region. The technology centre, the seventh […]


Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda to boost East African presence

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue its expansion into the promising African […]


Vanu and AMN expand agreement to connect off-grid villages in Africa

Vanu, a provider of equipment, tools and services that allow mobile network operators to serve off-grid communities, has announced the expansion of its ongoing agreement with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to supply mobile network infrastructure in support of AMN’s mission to serve rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vanu and AMN share the goal of providing […]


Startup generator and Early-Stage VC expands into East Africa

Antler, a global startup generator and early stage VC, has set up its operations in East Africa. Commencing in August, the first Kenyan cohort will include around 40 future founders, aiming to form up to 16 startups a year. “We’re excited to launch Antler in Nairobi in August 2019, supporting Africa based founders in launching […]


Ethiopian bank modernises operations, paving the way for a digital future

A leading bank in Ethiopia has digitally innovated its business thanks to the help of VMware. The Bank of Abyssinia (BOA) needed to scale and improve both its production and disaster recovery environments, and be a more digitally inclusive business, but was inhibited by exorbitant costs of new equipment and long delivery cycles. Established in […]


Winners of the Digital Lab Africa pitch competition announced

Digital Lab Africa (DLA), a springboard and incubation platform for African creatives in digital content, has announced the 10 winning projects of this year’s edition of the DLA accelerator programme. Initiated by the Embassy of France and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS), DLA is managed by the South African technology hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation […]


Liquid Telecom makes telemedicine a reality for the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa

Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fibre network, Liquid Telecom has connected the main hospital in Mombasa to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to […]


Kenya President calls for more private sector participation in infrastructure development

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African Governments to create an enabling environment to enable the private sector to participate more in the development of critical infrastructure in Africa. The President said he was convinced that public private partnerships supported by robust national institutions to ensure accountability and transparency holds the key to closing the […]


Innovative technologies to be showcased at AgTech Africa

Technology and digitalisation are powering agriculture like never before. The first AgTech Africa event taking place in Kenya next week will address implementations in the farm, field and supply chain, and showcase use cases from investors, agribusiness companies, plantation owners, startups and innovative technology developers. This strategic and high-level event will focus on the hottest […]


Rwanda’s President and Globacom target regional integration in Africa

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Bella Disu, have discussed the use of digital technology to help the march towards economic prosperity in Africa. The two leaders held a private meeting after the opening session of the two-day Africa CEO Forum taking place in Kigali. Globacom said it was willing to use […]


SEACOM to provide direct connectivity for Kenyan firms to South Africa

Leading Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider, SEACOM has announced that it will now offer direct connections from its East Africa network to public cloud networks and data centres in South Africa.   This follows the launch of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.   SEACOM’s offering, available to business customers, will […]


Kenyan life insurer goes paperless with SilverBridge

Liberty Life Assurance Kenya has contracted SilverBridge to develop a paperless application form that integrates with its existing policy administrative system. This streamlines not only the application process, but also enables the effective updating of customer details using mobile devices. “With an objective of automating the customer onboarding process and the completion of an insurance […]


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