MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms company, is extending its partnership with energy and financial services firm Fenix International to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia. The Swedish Embassy in Zambia is committing nearly $3m to Fenix in Zambia between now and 2020, with USAID contributing an additional $750,000 to...
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has rushed online to assure owners of the company’s smart phones that it has no short term plans to get out of the handset manufacturing business. “I want to assure you that I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon.‎ I...
Dell is set to make the biggest-ever takeover in the technology industry by buying storage provider EMC. The deal is expected to be roughly $65 billion and will be announced as soon as today. Acquiring EMC will give Dell one of the biggest names in computer data storage, adding to existing offerings like network servers,...
Free blog hosting platform and social networking website Tumblr yesterday crossed over the 100 million blog mark, with those blogs containing some 44.6 billion posts. The ticker on the popular blogging platform’s about page had ticked over and Tumblr confirmed that this milestone had been reached. The last reported number of blogs was 93 million as...
Kenyan Taxi cab hailing service, Little is set to unveil a mobile phone based Savings and Credit Cooperative society (Little SACCO) for its over 4000 drivers. Little, a Safaricom backed app was created in partnership with Kenyan Fintech Company, Craft Silicon. It was launched in July 2016 to rival Uber...
Sweden's mobile equipment maker Ericsson and U.S. networking company Cisco Systems Inc < CSC.O> said on Monday they had agreed a business and technology partnership expected to generate revenues of $1 billion for each company by 2018. Ericsson and Cisco said in a statement they would together offer routing, data...
The 2015 edition of MTN Women in Business Awards have seen Mrs. Barbara Ofwono, the proprietor of Victorious Schools scoop the overall Award of MTN Women in Business SME CEO of the year, applause for outstanding use of MTN Business’s overall service /prepositions to grow her business from one...
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...
OLX Kenya has launched a service to help Kenyan potato farmers without smartphones or internet access sell their produce via SMS. This launch is coming after the new OLX agriculture category that was introduced in March to get rid of middlemen that were exploiting farmers. Talking about the launch, OLX Country Manager, Peter...
Mastercard and off-grid solar firm M-KOPA have announced a partnership at the Mobile World Congress - MWC to pilot a new payment technology to support pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar opportunities in Uganda, with plans to roll out across East Africa. M-KOPA provides affordable, safe and clean energy to 3 million people...