Kenya’s MVNO Equitel rolls out 5G services

Equitel has launched the 5G service in over 370 places nationally, including Mombasa, Nakuru, Nairobi, Athi River, and Kisumu, among others.
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SEACOM suffers outage between Kenya, Egypt

The company says initial assessments suggest that the disruption to the subsea cable occurred within the vicinity of the Red Sea, and other cables in the area appear to have also been impacted.

Kenya's High Court lifts injunction on new digital IDs issuance

High Court Judge John Chigiti overruled earlier order and instructed that the case be sent to the constitutional human rights division for hearing and determination.

Airtel Africa to build second data centre in Kenya

The telco says it is constructing data centres to support the rapidly expanding African digital economy as well as the continent's increasing demands for reliable data centre capacity.
15 Feb

Kenya targets 3.5m jobs for youths in e-commerce, startups by 2027

This plan is outlined in the ministry of information, communications, and the digital economy's 2023-2027 strategic plan.

Kenya prepares a bill to safeguard digital assets

The move comes three months after Kenyan MPs directed the industry lobby group to draft a bill to regulate crypto currency in the country.

Safaricom reports significant M-PESA growth in Ethiopia

M-PESA has 26,200 agents and 43,100 merchants, according to the company's third quarter 2023 update.
2 Feb

ICANN targets Kenya with a $10 million grant program

The grant money is intended to fund projects that promote an inclusive and transparent approach to building robust, user-friendly, secure Internet infrastructure solutions.

PAPSS adoption to support African e-commerce boom

Djibouti, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have all implemented PAPSS through their central banks.
Jan 25, 2024

Sama enables multi-cloud connectivity in Kenya

The activation in Kenya is backed locally by Safaricom Fibre Optic network links, which provides the necessary download and upload speeds for Machine Learning models to function properly.
Jan 24, 2024

Kenya experiences second M-Pesa outage in one month

This is the second M-Pesa outage Safaricom has experienced this January.
Jan 22, 2024

Kenyan court returns lucrative fintech firm to Rwandan investor

The businessman had gone to court to retake control of the $2.6 million fintech startup from another Kenyan businessman, Koome Kirimi, whom he accused of ignoring to register him as the company's sole owner.
Jan 15, 2024

Safaricom launches accelerator programme for local startups

The Spark Accelerator Programme will use an ecosystem-based approach to find and accelerate firms, employing a team of specialists who understand market dynamics and new technologies.