10 Top Tweets from the Edelman, Gina Din, 2018 Trust Barometer Study

10 Top Tweets from the Edelman, Gina Din, 2018 Trust Barometer Study

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that trust in the U.S. has suffered the largest-ever-recorded drop in the survey’s history among the general population. Trust among the general population fell nine points to 43, placing it in the lower quarter of the 28-country Trust Index. Trust among the informed public in the U.S. imploded, plunging 23 points to 45, making it now the lowest of the 28 countries surveyed, below Russia and South Africa. The…

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Safaricom new deal that enables PayPal withdrawals via M-Pesa will eat into Equity banks profits

Safaricom new deal that enables PayPal withdrawals via M-Pesa will eat into Equity banks profits

A new deal that will allow M-Pesa users to receive money from any PayPal account across the world directly into their M-PESA accounts in real time has been inked by Safaricom and the international remittance firm Paypal. This comes a few hours before mobile money interoperability goes live in Kenya. The new deal will also make it be possible for PayPal users in Kenya to load their PayPal wallets via M-Pesa PayBill number 800088. Through…

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Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda. Rugwizangoga, a Chemical Engineer by profession comes to Volkswagen with a wealth of strategic planning, project management and product development experience. As a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and an active member of the Kigali Hub, Rugwizangoga will be able to use her international experience and Rwandan heart to lead Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda to become an…

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#DeleteFacebook trends After Cambridge Analytica illegal data harvest

#DeleteFacebook trends After Cambridge Analytica illegal data harvest

The hashtag “DeleteFacebook” was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, and multiple news outlets posted instructional guides for users who felt that Facebook hasn’t done enough to protect their data. Amid the ongoing data privacy scandal surrounding the Trump-connected firm Cambridge Analytica, tech critics and users alike are revisiting the concept of leaving Facebook and extracting ourselves from one of the world’s most pervasive advertising empires. The decision to delete Facebook boils down to two questions:…

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Kenyan Elections Cost Safaricom’s M-Pesa a 4 Million USD loss

Kenyan Elections Cost Safaricom’s M-Pesa a 4 Million USD loss

Kenyans held elections on August 2017 and due to the uncertainties projected from previos violence affected elections, many businesses faced a slow down. Especially during the days following the elections date. Bob Collymore has told Reuters that the Kenya’s leading telecoms operator, Safaricom, suffered an estimated $3-4 million in lost revenue from its M-Pesa money transfer business. The slow down was attributed to the post elections amounting to two weeks. Safaricom, which is 35 percent…

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Juniper’s Top 10 Disruptive Technologies in Fintech

Juniper’s Top 10 Disruptive Technologies in Fintech

Juniper has released the Top 10 Disruptive Technologies in Fintech. The research assesses the emerging technologies that, individually and collectively, are taking digital commerce in fresh and exciting new directions. The new research also investigates these disruptive technologies and ranks them according to the scale of their anticipated impact. It examines how these digital commerce technologies will affect the consumer and B2B (Business to Business) experience, alongside an in-depth analysis of critical barriers and ecosystem…

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Facebook fights fake news in Kenya

Facebook fights fake news in Kenya

Early this month, A research and strategic communications consultancy Portland in collaboration with, a mobile surveying platform GeoPoll released stunning findings on Fake news in Kenya. According to the research that 90 percent of Kenyans have seen or heard false news about the 2017 general election, while 87 percent reporting instances of deliberately false – or fake – news. Facebook has not added an notification on how to spot fake news in Kenya, this might…

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Apple will add hijab emoji’s created by Saudi Teenager to its devices

Apple will add hijab emoji’s created by Saudi Teenager to its devices

Apple have officially unveiled  hijab emojis on World Emoji Day as one of a collection of new emoji characters available on Apple devices later this year. This is all thanks to a Muslim teenager Rayouf Alhumedhi, in Vienna. Alhumedhi first proposed the Headscarf Emoji idea last year to The Unicode Consortium, the non-profit corporation that reviews and develops new emojis. ????? Happy #WorldEmojiDay! ? We’ve got some ? new ones to show you, coming later…

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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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