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  • Kachwanya: Former CCK Now an authority not a Commission.
    28 Jul 2014 - The Communication Authority of Kenya formerly CCK assumed new roles on its transition from a Commission to an Authority. The new title means command, control and power as opposed to being a commission. With a mission to Facilitate the transformation of lives through...
  • TechMoran: Jumia Launches in Ghana & Cameroon | Up’s its Operations in Uganda
    28 Jul 2014 - In June 2013, Rocket Internet-backed Jumia launched in Ivory Coast and later in February went live in Kampala, Uganda. Today, the firm announced it had launched in Ghana and Cameroon and as revamped its Kampala operations, adding to 8, the number of countries its...
  • TechMoran: Celestine Ezeokoye Launches Ocaman to Help You Manage Any Type of Ocassion
    28 Jul 2014 - Nigeria’s Ocaman is an app that aims to connect its users to awesome service providers who will help host an event, right from your invitation cards to selecting a venue to hiring photographers and even venue decorators. Launching in Beta, the startup says its users...
  • TechMoran: Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi Secures $40 Million Series D to Take on Uber
    28 Jul 2014 - As Uber expands in Africa and across the world, its competitors aren’t asleep. Rocket Internet-backed taxi hailing app Easy Taxi, operating in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia has secured USD 40m in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures with...
  • TechMoran: Charged blogger released on 0.5M cash bail
    28 Jul 2014 - Seth Odongo alias Dikembe Disembe, a blogger has today been released by a Kenyan court on a Ksh. 500, 000 cash bail after his lawyer James Orengo argued that the initial cash bail set last Friday at Ksh 2 million was too high and prohibitive to civil liberties. Also...
  • TechMoran: Microsoft & South Africa’s Global Micro Partner to Boost Local Cloud Services
    28 Jul 2014 - Last week, Global Micro Solutions and Microsoft partnered to boost South Africa’s cloud reseller market by providing practical advice on how to become a cloud provider and the benefits of using a local cloud partner. The companies said opportunity exists for resellers...
  • TechMoran: Airtel partners with East African Business Summit (EABS) to host regional conference
    28 Jul 2014 - Airtel Africa, has signed an agreement with the East African Business Summit (EABS) to be a partner in the upcoming regional summit slated for October in Rwanda. Through Airtel Money, the company will be one of the partners of the two-day summit, scheduled to take...
  • TechMoran: Safaricom ordered to open its M-Pesa platform
    28 Jul 2014 - Kenya’s communications regulator Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open its M-Pesa platform following a petition Airtel Kenya filed earlier this year accusing Safaricom of unfair competition. In a statement, Airtel said that the order...
  • IT News Africa: Get help with Rising DDoS threats
    28 Jul 2014 - Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Arbor Networks distributor Networks Unlimited. (Image Source: Networks Unlimited). The number of cyber threats are growing, but most enterprises still feel unprepared to deal with them. The answer lies in expert assistance and...
  • TechMoran: Family Bank now issuing chip-and-pin debit cards
    28 Jul 2014 - Family bank has made the switch to chip-and-pin payment cards as part of an ongoing to adhere to regulations in the banking sector targeted at reducing fraud. To be branded by Visa, the Chip-and-pin cards, also known as Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) cards are more...
  • IT News Africa: Geospatial data – retailers’ little-known competitive advantage
    28 Jul 2014 - Gmaven’s BI Developer, Edmund Charumbira. There’s an old axiom that suggests you should always be aware of your surroundings. It’s good advice that can be applied to every aspect of your life – including your business. Let’s say you have the opportunity to open up a...
  • Moses Kemibaro: Key Highlights From The Communications Authority Of Kenya Q3 Quarterly Sector Statistics Report
    28 Jul 2014 - Earlier today the Communications Authority of Kenya emailed me their quarterly sector statistics report for the period January 2014 to March 2014, which is also the third quarter of their financial year. As usual, the report serves to provide key insights on Kenya’s...
  • IT News Africa: Swaziland: Users bypass censored media with Social Media
    28 Jul 2014 - Tech savvy individuals have turned to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to access news that is not censored or governed in any way. Individuals also utilise the service in order to bypass mainstream media which includes: television, radio and...
  • TechMoran: LG 2nd quarter profits ascends, smartphone sales almost triple
    28 Jul 2014 -   LG Electronics has chalked up one of its most successful quarter profits with positive results from smartphone sales, recording a marked improvement after shipping some 14.5 million handsets over the last quarter. The South Korean electronics manufacturer says that...
  • IT News Africa: Top 10 songs on iTunes
    28 Jul 2014 - Music is an integral part of life. Not only do we listen to it during our personal time, but we also tend to listen to it during our commute to work, while at work and whenever the need arises. With music playing a huge part in our lives, we have decided to put...
  • TechMoran: Airtel and Kirusa Unveil Fan-Celebrity Connection platform
    28 Jul 2014 -   Airtel Nigeria and Kirusa have unveiled a mobile service dubbed the Celebrity Connect intended to connect the public with their celebrities The telecommunication company says the service enables Nigerians to reach out and connect to their favorite celebs. Airtel...
  • Techweez: First Generation Nokia X Gets Update; Brings App Switching Among Others
    28 Jul 2014 - Microsoft Mobile (or what you have for the longest time known as Nokia) today announced the update for first generation Nokia X platform devices. These are Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. The three devices run Nokia X platform version one and due to hardware...
  • HumanIPO: Airtel wins case against Safaricom to open up M-Pesa
    28 Jul 2014 - The CAK has also prohibited the mobile operator from levying extra charges on competitors using its network. This brings to an end a long battle between Airtel and Safaricom over exclusivity of the service, which barred M-Pesa agents from engaging in business with...
  • TechMoran: Nigerian government urged to install CCTV cameras nationwide to curb Insecurity
    28 Jul 2014 -   The Nigerian Federal Government should consider investing intensively on close-circuit television cameras to help curb insecurity in the country, says Prof David Adewumi, the President of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS). Speaking last week during the opening...
  • HumanIPO: Rwanda’s CMU graduates its first class
    28 Jul 2014 - In Africa, CMU offers two graduate degree programmes: its founding programme, the M.S. in Information Technology, and the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, which launches in August. The programme currently has 43 students and 8 faculty members. Research...
  • TechMoran: Firefox Gives Android OS Major Upgrade
    28 Jul 2014 -   In addition to revamping its browser for Android smartphones with a new home screen and sharing features, Firefox is introducing Firefox Account to power the Firefox Sync. With this upgrades, users can synchronize unlimited data, including passwords, open tabs, form...
  • TechMoran: Nigerian Access Bank honors Mobile banking app users
    28 Jul 2014 - Access Bank Plc has rewarded its mobile banking customers in Nigeria with “Download and Win promo” for using and downloading its groundbreaking mobile banking app. According to the bank, the move will encourage mobile banking customers to use electronic payment...
  • HumanIPO: Decline in Kenyan voice traffic despite increased subscriptions – CAK
    28 Jul 2014 - According to the quarterly sector statistics report for the period, local mobile voice traffic stood at 7.6 billion minutes, down from the 7.8 billion minutes recorded during the previous quarter. “Subscriber average minutes of use was recorded at 80.3 minutes per...
  • HumanIPO: Easy Taxi raises $40m from new investors
    28 Jul 2014 - The new round of investment, Easy Taxi said, is testimony to the investor confidence in the world’s farthest-reaching taxi app as well as its successful expansion during the past year and leadership position across multiple markets. “We are very proud to have secured...
  • Nation Tech: Kenyans chatting more, talking less on phone - report
    28 Jul 2014 - Kenyans are chatting more online and talking less to each other on mobile phones, the latest report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) indicates.
  • Techweez: Much Delayed Tizen Smartphone Samsung Z Faces Yet Another Delay In Launch
    28 Jul 2014 - Looks like Tizen fans will have to wait longer before the platform gets a real footing in the smartphone world. This is after Samsung allegedly announced postponement of the Russia release of Samsung Z. The Samsung Z runs Tizen OS and was already announced by Samsung...
  • TechMoran: Africa Tech Challenge kicks off at Technical University of Kenya
    28 Jul 2014 - Africa Tech Challenge kicks off today at the Technical University of Kenya in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The challenge, which aims to encourage participants to use their technical skills and to teach them essential skills on entrepreneurship and self-employment, will be...
  • TechMoran: Kenyan Woman sues Microsoft for using her Photos
    28 Jul 2014 - Kenyan businesswoman Susan Wokabi is suing Microsoft for using her pictures ‘her hands and son Maceo’s foot’ on the company’s billboards without her permission. Wokabi, who is the CEO of Suzie Beauty Cosmetics and  Suzie Beauty shops, claims that the pictures were...
  • IT News Africa: SureSwipe Move receives P2PE certification
    28 Jul 2014 - Paying with SureSwipe Move. (Image Source: SureSwipe) SureSwipe has launched SureSwipe Move – the first Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) solution in South Africa, according to the company, to achieve Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) certification from the PCI Security...
  • TechMoran: 25,600 marginalized girls in Kenya to benefit from DFID’s e-learning programme
    28 Jul 2014 -   The British government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has partnered with the private sector to launch ‘Project iMlango’ initiative aimed at delivering e-learning programmes to thousands of marginalized girls in Kenya. The integrated programme is...

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