Etisalat Closes Shop in Nigeria

Etisalat Closes Shop in Nigeria

Etisalat is divesting from Nigeria according to latest media reports. The Abu Dhabi owned telecommunications networks is said to have terminated its management agreement with the Nigerian arm and has thus given Etisalat Nigeria only three weeks to phase out the brand in the country. Hatem Dowidar, the CEO of Etisalat International, said today that there was no need for the brand to continue in the West African country after the collapse of the $1.2…

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Innovative Kenya Awarded for MPost and Ajira Digital

Innovative Kenya Awarded for MPost and Ajira Digital

Innovation is always one of Kenya’s biggest assets, since the advent of Safaricom’s Mpesa, Kenya seems to be innovating widely and finding solutions on the mobile phone based services.   In the just concluded Africa Public Service Day (APSD) in Kigali, Rwanda. Mpost from Postal Corporation of Kenya Mpost enables subscribers to enjoy postal services at home was declared the best innovation in the Youth Empowerment Programme category.   Users of Mpost can register service,…

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Ghanaian Tech Exec. Bozoma Saint John Leaves Apple to Join Uber

Ghanaian Tech Exec. Bozoma Saint John Leaves Apple to Join Uber

Uber has announced that one of Silicon Valley’s top black female executives, Bozoma Saint John, is leaving tech giant Apple to join Uber. Ms Saint John, who was born in Ghana before moving to the US when she was a teenager, was a marketing executive at Apple and has now taken on the role of Uber’s new Chief Brand Officer, the company announced on Twitter. Bozoma Saint John is hitting the road with us as…

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iHub appoints Mary Gicharu as new MD

iHub appoints Mary Gicharu as new MD

The iHub the pioneer tech hub in Kenya and home of Ushahidi and BRCK has announced appointment of Mary Gicharu as the new Managing Director effective May 8, 2017. Ms. Gicharu will continue with the implementation of the strategy and operating model of iHub 2.0. She brings over fifteen years of experience and demonstrated performance from globally respected firms within the U.S. and recently at a Pan-African Bank within Kenya. She is formerly worked for Morgan…

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Outgoing Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to bag $186 Million Paycheck after Verizon acquisition

Outgoing Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to bag $186 Million Paycheck after Verizon acquisition

The Verizon Communications Inc, Yahoo acquisition deal is set to mature in June 2017. The deal will end Yahoo’s its 21-years an independent company, where Verizon expects to expand its digital advertising and media portfolios. Marissa Mayer, who joined Yahoo four years ago and promised to revitalize the company has struggled to turn around Yahoo’s fortunes. However after the sale, Mayer who owns about $186 million worth of stock, stock options and restricted stock units…

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Orange Bank to go online as Telkom Kenya replaces Orange Money

Orange Bank to go online as Telkom Kenya replaces Orange Money

The French telco Orange is launching a bank late this year in France. According to media reports, Orange CEO Stéphane Richard listed some of the features behind Orange Bank this morning at a press conference. Users will be able create an account in an Orange store or online for free and you don’t have to be an Orange customer. Some of the features include ability to control your payment card directly from your phone. All…

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Radio Africa Group in fight over Kilimani Mums Trademark

Radio Africa Group in fight over Kilimani Mums Trademark

A social media outfit called Kilimani Mums Uncensored is embroiled in a fight for the wonership of the name ‘Kilimani Mums’ after Radio Africa Group claimed ownership of the famous Kilimani mums Nairobi and Kilimani Mums Marketplace Facebook pages. RAG also claim  to have trademarked the two names in 2015. Don’t miss: Intellectual Property: How to register a trademark in Kenya The Admin of the Faceook Group in contention Kilimani Mums Uncensored which has over…

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Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

In an escalating series of happenings that are set to dent the struggling Uber reputation further, the  Uber’s President Jeff Jones has stepped down adding to a growing list of key executives the ride-hailing company has lost in recent weeks. Quick Read: Lyft expands to 54 more US cities as Uber dents reputation Jeff was hired as president just six months ago and the chain of executive departures doesn’t help the organization as the ride-hailing…

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Uber Increases Minimum Fares to 300Ksh after Driver Uproar in Kenya

Uber Increases Minimum Fares to 300Ksh after Driver Uproar in Kenya

The taxi hailing service Uber has increased its minimum fares to 300 Ksh. (3USD) from 200 Ksh after a recent strike by its drivers citing low income. According to a statement sent to us by Uber communications in Kenya, Uber is raising prices in Kenya because they believe driver-partners will earn more as a result of these changes and that riders will continue to enjoy access to a safe, affordable and reliable service. Quick Read:…

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Nokia 3310 Comeback, Will 90’s Nostalgia Boost Phone Sales

Nokia 3310 Comeback, Will 90’s Nostalgia Boost Phone Sales

You guessed it right, the famous 1990’s Nokia 3310 otherwise known as the stupid phone is getting a re-launch. The phone that will be 17 years old in 2017 will be unveiled later today by HMD Global (the Finish company that owns the Nokia brand) at the Mobile World Congress conference before the end of the month. Quick Read: Nokia is back, Stronger and Better, Smartphones, Tablets to run on Android The phone measured 113…

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