Ushahidi suspends senior staff linked to sexual harassment scandal

Ushahidi suspends senior staff linked to sexual harassment scandal

Last week a statement from Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich confirmed that the tech firm was investigating an alleged sexual harassment claim lodged by an employee (who has since chosen to leave the company), against one of its senior employees. Ushahidi has been rocked by sharp criticism over the slow handling of the sexual harassment case wish some even calling for terming the entire Board, led by Erik Hersman the founder of Ushahidi, BRCK, Gearbox, and iHub,…

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Ushahidi is investigating sexual harassment claims

Ushahidi is investigating sexual harassment claims

Last month, Uber fired more than 20 employees after allegations of sexual harassment were made by a former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s viral blog. The taxi hailing company sought services of law firm Perkins Coie to conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture. After other high profile staff departures, the CEO Travis Kalanick was also forced to step down. A recent investigation titled Elephant in the Valley by former Yahoo executive Michele…

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Facebook to Start Hiding Your Posts If You Overshare & Spam Followers

Facebook to Start Hiding Your Posts If You Overshare & Spam Followers

If you are in the habit of posting too much on your timeline and as a result annoying your followers on Facebook, the company is out to get you. The social media company Facebook has announced its intention to  begin hiding posts from people who spam users’ news feed with click-bait, sensationalized and misinformation articles.  The statement posted recently  said that the update was being made “to reduce low quality links” in users’ news feed….

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Is PublicLikes growing into a scam? All accounts expire every 2 Months

Is PublicLikes growing into a scam? All accounts expire every 2 Months

PublicLikes has just gained a notorious publicity in Kenya in the last 3 months, Alexa the web ranking site puts it at global rank of 24,363 and 15 in Kenya. According to the website, PublicLikes.com is an innovative social media marketing tool available in a multi-language environment. The service works in PTC format, i.e. Paid to Click websites where you Earn some money whenever you watch ads do some task in the web browser. PTC…

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StarTimes will exclusively broadcast 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup LIVE

StarTimes will exclusively broadcast 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup LIVE

StarTimes Nigeria, has concluded a deal to broadcast live coverage of one of the FIFA Confederations Cup, scheduled to begin in Russia from June 17 to July 2, 2017. The matches will be played in four Russian cities of Moscow, Sochi, Saint Petersburg and Kazan with StarTimes set to air all the matches to the living rooms of Nigerian subscribers. Acting Brands and Marketing Director, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes remains commited to delivering quality…

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Africa accounted for most of the 56 Internet shutdowns in 2016

Africa accounted for most of the 56 Internet shutdowns in 2016

According to the statement by the Af* organizations, at the the 5th African Internet Summit, in Nairobi, Kenya, 21 May – 2 June 2017, African territories accounted for many of the 56 Internet shutdowns recorded globally in 2016. The Af* organizations comprised of AFRINIC, AFTLD, AFNOG, AFREN, Africa CERT, and ISOC Africa issued the following statement: We are CONCERNED by the increasing number of Internet shutdowns ordered by Governments in Africa. Internet shutdowns are intentional disruptions of…

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iflix is launching in 5 African Countries to Kill Netfix

iflix is launching in 5 African Countries to Kill Netfix

A new Netflix killer is finally set to launch in Africa. The subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service launched less than two months ago in Mena.  iflix has a announced an upcoming launch of iflix Africa. The  SVoD service targets a five sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries with world class content. The debut will be in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and afterwards gradually over the coming months expand into other markets. iflix…

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Uber Nairobi wants your older car

Uber Nairobi wants your older car

Uber Nairobi is launching a new low cost package, seemingly to beat the rising competition. Taxify, the latest entrant in the ride-hailing apps industry in the Kenyan market reduced its prices by 15% early January 2017.The move aimed at  slashing the market share of other taxi services namely, Mondo, Uber and Little in Nairobi. Extra Read: Uber sued by former Lyft driver for $5M over ‘Hell’ tracking program The latest move by Uber will allow cars…

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Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program Gets African Partnership

Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program Gets African Partnership

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The program helps MSPs address the growing demand for IT security services and enables them to attract new customers in the SMB markets, while satisfying existing customers looking to outsource all IT functions, including security, to a trusted third-party. The specialized program is designed for MSP…

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M-Pesa transactions will be free tomorrow

M-Pesa transactions will be free tomorrow

Safaricom Kenya largest Mobile service provider experienced a networking failure that completely cut off its services countrywide. The company has confirmed through test messages to its subscribers that M-Pesa transactions will be free, see below M-Pesa transaction free tomorrow Dear Customer, thank you for choosing Safaricom, in appreciation, sending money with M-PESA will be free tomorrow 26-04-2017 starting 12:00am to 11:59pm Customers were not able to send or receive calls or text messages for the…

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