With their on-going 90 days free TV viewing customer proposition, Wananchi Group’s home entertainment brand Zuku TV Satellite, on Sunday announced a slash in prices of its kit by 28,000 UGX signaling 16% price reduction. Effective 1st October, 2016, Zuku full kit will retail for only 142,000 UGX from 170,000 UGX to enable more customers to...
MTN Group and South African based financial services group, MMI Holdings on Wednesday announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture, branded aYo which will provide a strong basis to compete in a changing mobile financial services industry. aYo will be able to improve the low insurance penetration in...
Following their launch in Nigeria two years ago, the ride-sharing app, Uber Inc., today is supporting local Nigerian business by uniting with the community to help Nuli Juice continue its operations. On Thursday Uber will assist by delivering a combo deal to the doorsteps of Nuli fans . On Thursday, between 8am...
Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developers and partner ecosystem at its recent ended annual F8 Developer Conference. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their...
2017! we hope to see and expect much more this year, ranging from innovation, to tech, to fintech, and so forth. Earlier this week, we mentioned one innovation that was carried out by a Ugandan graduate - Brian Turyabagye, who has come up with a biomedical smart jacket that...
In an effort to increase exposure of African startups to global investors and resources, Africa Startup Ecosystem announced the launch of the first digital accelerator for the region. The accelerator program begins with a full startup development boot camp covering ideation, product development, marketing, customer acquisition and funding. The boot...
A recent study by the Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has revealed that TV is the most popular news medium in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. When asked about how they stay informed about the latest news in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and United...
Of recent, Ethiopia’s authorities were restricting access of internet to it's people leaving many of them frustrated. An Amnesty International report then accused the Ethiopian government of systematically and illegally blocking access to social media in its efforts to crush dissent. According to reports by BBC Africa News, multiple reports are calming there is an ongoing...
The Africa Business Forum has become one of the most important bi-annual gatherings in Africa and the Middle East, presents an invaluable opportunity for investors to connect with clients from across industries and from around the world. An opportunity to maximize market share by building connections with African customers...
New York Financial services-based corporation; MasterCard Corp. in partnership with Cafedirect Producers Foundation, on Tuesday launched a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, dubbed, "2KUZE". The platform will enable farmers to conduct their entire transaction of selling produce, receiving payments,...