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...
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,...
At least four Ugandan start-up groups have been awarded USD 10000 each, to assist them in the development of transformative solutions to tackle persistent sexual and reproductive health bottlenecks in the country. The four groups were revealed on Tuesday January 17th after a pitching session in the Up Accelerate program...
Kenya's Communication Authority (CA), the body which regulates the communication sector, has warned that it could shut down the internet during the 8 August general elections to prevent violence, the private Standard newspaper reports. "From 2015, we have prepared ourselves for this activity. We have spent Sh1.1 billion on a...
Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, announced that a strategic partnership has been signed with Interswitch Nigeria Limited, the leading transaction switching and electronic payment processing company in Nigeria. Since 2002, Interswitch has been promoting the seamless circulation of electronic money by building the payments infrastructure and bringing...
The Holmes Group is partnering with the African Public Relations Association (APRA) to launch its first ever African SABRE Awards. The competition is now open for entries, and the winners will be recognized at a gala dinner during the 2017 APRA conference, which will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco,...
Out of the 51 projects from around Africa, Six innovative projects from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania have been nominated as finalists for the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017, supported by the Rabobank Foundation. The jury has selected these innovative projects for their social, economic...
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...
According to reports from Standard Newspaper, Kenya's Communications Authority (CA) is to implement tough measures governing the use of mobile phones in the country ahead of the 2017 general elections. The CA says the use of an unregistered SIM card carries a fine of $100 or six months in jail. Other...
According to reports by AllAfrica, Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya Website was yesterday hacked into by Anonplus, which is part of Anonymous hacker Group. Anonymous defines Anonplus as a "new social network where there is no fear...of censorship...of blackout...nor of holding back." Anonplus has the goal of creating a...