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    Kenyan tech start-ups face funding problems, says report

Kenyan tech start-ups face funding problems, says report

Local technology start-ups are having difficulties accessing financing due to a mixture of factors, including financial institutions and venture capitalists (VCs) shunning tech enterprises at their early stages. A recent report by the GSM Association (GSMA) shows that over 80 per cent of Kenyan technology companies in their early stages are [...]

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    Uganda: ICT to drive insurance penetration

Uganda: ICT to drive insurance penetration

Until recently, Ivan Mugeere, a proprietor of a tour company had not considered taking a life insurance policy. He says most insurance policies in Uganda are not well explained and that insurers complicate compensation. However, the insurance sector is adapting to the needs of the average Ugandan by introducing low cost micro-insurance [...]

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    Mixed fortunes for mobile phone firms as subscriber tastes change

Mixed fortunes for mobile phone firms as subscriber tastes change

Kenya: Mobile operators Airtel and yuMobile jointly lost close to half a million customers in the three months to December 2013. Latest data from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) shows the two telcos lost a combined 467, 000 subscribers while rival firms Safaricom and Telkom Kenya increased their subscriber bases each [...]

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Dar launches Samsung Galaxy S5

  Dar launches Samsung Galaxy S5

There was sellout of over 100 handsets of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5 in one of the outlets as Tanzania joined over 120 other countries to unveil the firm’s [...]

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Bleeding Airtel Kenya finally strikes the right ringtone

  Bleeding Airtel Kenya finally strikes the right ringtone

NAIROBI, KENYA: Mobile phone operator Airtel emerged the biggest winner as the telecoms market embarks on a new journey of sharing infrastructure. The industry regulator, the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) licensed [...]

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DStv to celebrate women this season

  DStv to celebrate women this season

2014 promises to be even more special for DStv’s Female viewers with Africa’s premier pay television launching a campaign featuring specialised programming that is geared towards the female segment. Female DStv [...]

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World Bank tips Rwanda on new potential in ICT

  World Bank tips Rwanda on new potential in ICT

The growing ICT industry has led to the emergence of a new lucrative sector called modern services with potential to accelerate Rwanda’s economic growth, the World Bank has said in [...]

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Take telecoms to remote area, Kagera RC calls

  Take telecoms to remote area, Kagera RC calls

Telecommunication companies have been urged to provide services to remote areas of Tanzania. The Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Fabian Massawe, said by so doing, citizens would be able to develop both [...]

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How to keep your computer and smartphone data private

  How to keep your computer and smartphone data private

Nairobi, Kenya: Technology as we know it today is pretty awesome. Among its benefits are that it enables us do so much more in a day, helps us stay connected to [...]

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