Vincent Matinde

Kenyans feel the pinch as global tech firms directed to impose VAT

Global tech companies adhere to Value Added Tax Digital Marketplace Supply Regulations 2020.

Safaricom launches commercial 5G network in Kenya

Company said availability of 5G enabled devices will also dictate the adoption of the new network.
Mar 17, 2021

Flutterwave and PayPal announce lucrative e-commerce pact

Move offers an opportunity to merchants to leverage cross border payments.
Mar 11, 2021

M-Pesa and Safaricom are not parting ways

Interim CEO M-Pesa Africa dismisses claims of intention to separate entities.

US$200bn opportunity within Africa’s eLogistics market

Long-term growth will rapidly accelerate as e-Logistics companies scale and pivot to support e-commerce growth, according to IFC research.
Feb 26, 2021

CcHUB Syndicate channels US$267,500 into African start-ups

Start-up companies, with valuations north of US$17.5m, are focused on building critical digital infrastructure.
Feb 24, 2021

Spotify hears Africa’s call and officially enters fresh markets

Global music streaming service announces availability in several countries.

Kenya launches urgent digital skills drive as pandemic hits labour market

Global Skills Initiative launched in Nairobi, involving government, Microsoft Kenya and Stanbic Bank.

Uneven datacentre distribution widens digital gap in Africa

Xalam Analytics, Africa Data Centre Association release white paper on the issue.
Jan 29, 2021

Google commits US$10m to support Kenya’s economic recovery

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai references company’s plan to establish fibre link along Africa’s West Coast to usher in more broadband.

Alphabet’s Loon deflates

‘Road to commercial viability proven longer and riskier than hoped’ says lead at X.