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AI and Robotics Technology

LG bets on AI to improve customer experiences

LG is set to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) in a wide-range of home appliances and consumer electronics as seeks to revolutionise customer experiences.  The announcement was

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Kenya to use power lines to connect schools with internet

Kenya seeks to connect all public schools with internet by riding on the power lines. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority is collaborating with

Technology

Huawei partners with African universities to train 700,000 ICT experts

 Huawei Technologies has set an ambitious target of training nearly 1 million new ICT professionals in partnership with universities across the African continent. Under the

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How Kenya plans to fight mounting menace of e-waste

Mounting e-waste is one of the major challenges hampering efforts to cut pollution and tame climate change effects. Kenya, like many other African countries, are

5G and IoT Technology

Huawei deploys its 5G in Africa’s animal conservation drive

Huawei Technologies has ramped up its support for animal conservation programs in Africa by adopting 5G technology to facilitate the monitoring of endangered animals. The

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Tech start-up finds solution to rampant food wastage in Africa

One of the main worries bedeviling Africa is food insecurity. Taking into account this state of affairs, one would imagine that any available food would

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Digital platform Autocheck takes on board brand new cars

Automotive tech platform, Autochek Africa, will offer new cars as it eyes bigger share of the region’s market. The Nigeria-based company has on-boarded over 30

5G and IoT Technology

How Huawei seeks to deploy 5G to protect Africa wildlife

Huawei Technologies has launched a conservation programme in Africa that seeks to protect endangered animal species using 5G technologies. The plan will see the Chinese

Technology

WhatsApp chats its way into key corporate platform

When they hit the scene, social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp were mainly used by friends and families to catch up, interact, share

Technology

IBM appoints new GM for growth markets in Africa

 Tech giant IBM has appointed Julia Carvalho as general manager for IBM growth markets, Africa.   Ms Carvalho will be responsible for IBM’s business operations, growing

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Opibus to deploy 3,000 electric bikes in Uber partnership

Opibus and Uber have announced a strategic partnership to scale the use of electric motorcycles in Kenya with the former targeting to use the later’s

3D Printing Technology

3D-printing to revolutionise construction in Kenya, Africa

Days of contractors misapropriating construction budgets, purchasing low quality building materials and taking too long to build a house are soon coming to an end

Technology

Politics top Google searches in Kenya

EPL, Uganda elections, Kiambaa by-election, IEBC and Kazi Mtaani are the top five searches by Kenyans according to Google Presidential aspirant Mukhisa Kituyi was the

Big Data Technology

Telehealth brings massive gains but privacy concerns linger

Technology has revolutionised healthcare provision in fundamental ways, bringing about substantial gains across the globe. At the click of a button, patients can access critical

Technology

Sendy platform to help SMEs make last mile online delivery

Sendy, a logistics solution provider, has rolled out a digital application dubbed Sendy Fulfilment to help small e-commerce businesses deliver consumers’ orders conveniently and at

AI and Robotics Technology

AI machine that leads you to right career path

Swahilipot Hub, located in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa, 483 kilometres south of the capital Nairobi, has got another star of recognition and significance in

AI and Robotics Big Data Technology

Tapping AI, Big Data to fuel Africa growth

Have you ever been stuck in a congested African city, such as Lagos or Nairobi, and wondered how much easier commuting would be if things

Cyber Security Technology

Why South African firms are tasty snack for cyber attackers

A new report by the KnowBe4 and ITWeb Ransomware Survey which took a deep look into South African companies has found that ransomware and cybercrime

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Central Bank now gets teeth to bite in digital lending

State regulation of mobile digital lenders in Kenya has been long in coming, but it is now here. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) now

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Prime Bank makes entry into digital lending space

Mainstream banks are increasingly raiding the digital space, angling for a bite of the fast growing market. Prime Bank is the latest of lenders that

Technology

Zamara launches pension scheme on WhatsApp

Social media channels are known largely as platforms where people mainly connect for leisure and entertainment. That is why they are full of jokes and

Technology VR & AR

Meta and Africa No Filter announce a $30,000 Virtual Reality funding

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta, formerly Facebook, have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed

Technology

TikTok videos that made Kenyans laugh, dance

TikTok has unveiled an outlook report, #YearOnTikTok 2021, in celebration of 2021-of-a-kind, which has been made possible by entertainment driven by its community.  This year-end

4IR Startups Technology

TechBridge’s rosy dream for innovative startups in Mombasa

When Norwegian entrepreneur Oyvind Ridend lived in Mombasa, Kenya, he realised there were a number of hurdles standing in the way of startups.  Having amassed

4IR Startups Technology

Kenyan techpreneur designs accounting software for SMEs

After a string of frustrations in the job market, Daniel Abok began thinking of how to unchain himself from the shackles that held back his

4IR Startups Technology

The rise of super apps in Africa

From ride-hailing services to grocery delivery, and financial services such as buy-now-pay-later to microfinancing, super-apps development in the Middle East and Africa is emerging fast

4IR Startups Technology

WaffarX announces a multi-million dollar fund raise

WaffarX, a cashback shopping service in the MENA region, has announced that it has completed a multi-million dollar financing round led by the Silicon Valley

4IR Startups Blockchain Technology

Antara’s $45m feature film to sell movie rights via NFT drop

Arabian Camels has announced the launch of an ‘Antara Movie NFT’, that will grant buyers up to 50 percent of the intellectual property rights to

4IR Startups Technology

Swahilipot: Mombasa hub where innovation, culture converge

Just next to the mighty Fort Jesus in Mombasa, sits Swahilipot Hub, Kenya’s coast region premier technology hub. It takes pride in many successes, but

4IR Startups Technology

Kenyan startup wins $5,000 in IBM’s 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge

IBM and David Clark Cause have announced Mavuno Link as the Middle East and Africa Regional Winner of the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge.

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