Autochek Secures $13.1mn Seed Funding to help with Expansion across Africa
Autochek has today secured $13.1mn in seed funding. Co-led by follow-on investors, TLcom Capital and 4DX Ventures, the round also included participation from existing investors, Golden Palm Investments, Enza Capital, Lateral Capital as well as new participants, ASK Capital and Mo
Jumia Black Friday to run from 5th to 28th November
Jumia has started publicising its upcoming Black Friday month with dates set to between 5th and 28th November 2021.
LG Educates Consumers as Demand For Smart Tvs Climbs
LG Electronics East Africa (LG) has rolled out a campaign to educate consumers on emerging trends in TV technology so as to make informed purchase decisions aligned with their needs, as the company steps up its customer outreach activities in the region. According to LG Electroni
Equity revamps ‘Eazzy Net’ to ‘Equity Online’ with new features
Equity has announced it is relaunching 'Eazzy Net' as 'Equity Online' after making changes in line with its One Equity strategy
Showmax to debut exciting Multicam Viewing Experience this Sunday
Showmax says this the ultimate viewing experience and says it is the first of of its kind in the African space
160 companies shortlisted for Africa CIO100 2021 Awards
160 companies have been shortlisted for Africa CIO100 Awards, dubbed the Oscars of the tech world. This marked the completion of the first phase of the technical analysis of data from which the CIO100 top companies in Africa will be chosen. This is a critical stage where the cont
Wapi Pay issues statement as Kepple Africa relinquishes its investments in the Startup
Kepple Africa Ventures has said it has relinquished its investment in Wapi Pay.
Apple loves the Notch! Now on the MacBook Pros!
Apple has announced new M1 Max and M1 Pro chips with new 14 and 16-inch laptops. And they have a notch, but no FaceID!
AutoChek officially launches operations after acquiring Cheki Kenya
AutoChek has officially widened its operations in Kenya as part of its pan-African expansion.
WhatsApp Rolls out end-to-end encrypted chat cloud backups
WhatsApp has finally started rolling out end-to-end chat cloud backups. With this, users will be able to keep a copy of their messaging history backed-up without worrying about compromising their privacy. WhatsApp is rolling out the feature to users gradually and will be monitori
KEBS Releases Statement on Toxic & Recalled Ceres Apple Juice By South African Firm
Social media and mainstream media platforms went abuzz with claims that toxic Ceres Juice recalled from markets are still retailing in shops and supermarkets. Following a statement by South African Based company pioneer foods, Ceres Apple juice has been recalled for having high l
NHIF Customers Can Now Access Services Through the M-PESA Super App
Safaricom and the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) launched the NHIF mini-app within the M-PESA Super App. The NHIF mini-app will provide all NHIF services through the Super App, empowering customers to access services wherever they may be without visiting NHIF offices or
NHIF Services now available on the New M-Pesa App
NHIF says payment and account reconciliation services are already live on the mini-app, with procedure approvals set to become available soon.
LG To Add More Content To Third-Party Smart TVs Powered by WebOS
LG Electronics will substantially expand the availability of content streaming options for third-party TVs running its proprietary webOS platform. With the firmware update now rolling out, viewers with webOS TVs can enjoy an enriched viewing experience with even more popular serv
Bolt and Rubis Energy Partner To Offer drivers discounted fuel rates
Bolt has forged a partnership with Rubis Energy Kenya to offer drivers who operate on the Bolt platform discounted prices on fuel commodities in a bid to cushion drivers from the escalating fuel prices witnessed in recent times. The partnership will see Bolt drivers get a prepaid
Safaricom Fuliza defaulters to be blocked from M-Shwari and KCB M-Pesa
Fuliza customers will have their M-Shwari and KCB M-Pesa accounts blocked and their balances could be used to settle outstanding repayments.
OPPO Launches ColorOS 12 Global Version with Redesigned UI, Improved Privacy among other Features
OPPO has unveiled the global version of its custom UI. The company has announced that its new custom UI, ColorOS 12 is out and is based on Android 12. This is the global version of ColorOS 12 as the Chinese version of the custom ROM was unveiled back in September. ColorOS 12 adds
Kenyan students invited to participate in the 2021 Global Innovation Challenge
Kenyan students have been challenged to apply and participate in this year’s global innovation challenge program which is taking place in 44
Sabrina Chepkemoi and Marrieta Halima crowned 2021 Young Scientists
Sabrina Chepkemoi and Marrieta have been crowned Young Scientists of the Year for the best innovation at the 2021 Young Scientists
TECNO’s Camon 17 and Phantom X first to receive Android 12 with HiOS 8.5
TECNO's Phantom X and Camon 17 will be first to receive Android 12 HiOS 8.5 Upgrade.
Kaspersky blocks more than 30 000 mobile malware attacks combined in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa in just 6-months
Out of the more than 206 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky solutions for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in just 6-months measured, between January to June 2021, over 30 000 of these attacks combined originated from Nigeria (14 071), Kenya (10 697),
OPPO unveils ColorOS 12 Global Version, Promises 3 year updates
OPPO says it has given itself a target of bringing ColorOS 12 to over 110 smartphone models with over 150 million users by the end of 2022.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies in partnership with Africa Legal to support career development amongst students
Leading pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies through its innovation and partnerships arm Liquid Labs
HMD Global Unveils the Nokia T20 Tablet With a 8,200 mAh Battery and 2K Display
Yesterday, HMD Global officially unveiled its latest tablet to the market. This tablet has a 2K display and comes with an 8MP rear facing camera. The tablet also has stereo speakers and dual microphones. The Nokia T20 comes with 3/4GB of RAM, dedicated Google Kids Space, and an a
Android 12 Snow Cone is Official bringing back Dessert names
The new version of Android will be known as Android 12 Snow Cone thanks to an announcement by VP Engineering for Android.
Nokia T20 Budget Tablet launched promising Long Lasting Battery
The new Nokia T20 Tablet is a budget offering from HMD Global with a huge battery and a 2K 10.4-inch display.
TECNO Camon 18 Premier Gimbal Camera Phone Finally Unveiled
TECNO has unveiled the Camon 18 Premier. It features an AMOLED Panel, triple camera system, Helio G96 processor, 33W Fast charging and much more.
eCommerce App Installs up by 55% on Android and 32% on iOS in 2021 – AppsFlyer Report
AppsFlyer has released the 2021 edition of its State of eCommerce App Marketing report. The report outlines the key global trends to guide marketers in
Young Scientist Kenya’s 4th Annual National Science and Technology Exhibition Kicks Off
Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, The Embassy of Ireland, and BLAZE by Safaricom have today kicked off the annual four-day National Science and Technology Exhibition for secondary school students. The exhibition, which was officially kick
YSK Kicks off 4th Annual National Science & Technology Exhibition for Secondary Schools
YSK (the Young Scientists Kenya) in partnership with Kenya's Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Ireland, and Safaricom's BLAZE, has kicked off the annual National Science and Technology Exhibition for Secondary School students
Infinix NOTE 11 Pro will have a 120Hz Display, 64MP 30X Camera
Here are the expected specifications of the Infinix NOTE 11 PRO which is expected to be available soon.
Young Scientists Kenya 4th Ed. Annual National Exhibitions
Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, The Embassy of Ireland, and BLAZE by Safaricom
Students In Nairobi and Mount Kenya Universities To Access Health Services In New O3 Plus Project
Students in Universities and tertiary institutions will now have access to health cover and services to help address wellbeing issues faced by young people in the newly launched O3 Plus project dubbed Our Lives, Our Rights, Our Future. Through the newly launched initiative, the U
Windows 11 is Now Official – Here is What You Need to Know
Microsoft has today announced the rollout of Windows 11. This is the latest major OS update by the company and with it comes a number of new features to the popular OS. With Windows 11, Microsoft has changed some aspects of the design offering a much cleaner interface with additi
WhatsApp Voice Notes to Work Even When the Chat is Closed
WhatsApp is said to be working on a new feature that will allow users to continue listening to voice notes even after they close the chat.
OPPO Kenya Announces a Wildlife Mobile Photography Challenge with Ksh 200,000 up for grabs
OPPO Kenya has launched a mobile photography competition with an aim to support the continued revival of local tourism by encouraging more Kenyans to visit the national parks and game reserves. The Reno6 5G wildlife mobile photography challenge will see the top three contestants
Segun Ogunsanya Takes Over As Airtel Africa CEO
Airtel Africa plc, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, announces that further to the Company's appointment of Olusegun "Segun" Ogunsanya, as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Segun has beg
Network International Acquires DPO Group
DPO Group has finalized its acquisition by Network International, a globally renowned enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa. In a landmark deal for the African payments space, Network International has acquired 100 per cent of DPO Group, which will continu
CA unveils three-month awareness campaign to promote child online safety
CA launched the second phase of the National Child Online Protection (COP) campaign dubbed, “Huwezi Tucheza: Tuko Cyber -Smart."