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How Tech Firms Can Reverse Talent Drain in Rural Communities

By Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager, Africa, Zoho Corporation For decades, companies, especially tech providers, have followed a certain operational pattern. They start out in a...

Volvo-SSAB Collaboration Promises World’s First Vehicles Made of Fossil-free Steel

Volvo will start manufacturing the first concept vehicles and machines with steel from SSAB using hydrogen already in 2021. Plans are for smaller-scale serial production to start during 2022 and for a gradual escalation towards mass production to follow.

Airtel 5G to Rival Safaricom After Latest Upgrades

The firm expects the cost of 5G-enabled handsets to fall significantly within the next two years, with Sarma stating: “The 5G handsets right now are obviously very costly and see few buys. We feel that a reasonable price will start coming in one and a half to two years.”

Using Electronic Vouchers to Distribute Relief During Covid-19

BY THOMAS MURAYI, PETER KARAH, and EDWARD OBIKO Electronic vouchers: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of Kibera, the largest slum of Sub-Saharan...

Kenyan Banking Start-Up Tanda Goes Regional After Securing Funding

The growth comes on the back of successfully pioneering and proving the viability of the interoperable agent and merchant model in Kenya, a model that has only been validated in West Africa before Tanda.

Safaricom Set to Launch 5G Network

According to Safaricom, it will be the first operator in East Africa to launch 5G services and will be showcasing the capabilities of the network with the aid of Huawei and Nokia’s technologies.

Agriculture and Food Authority Automates Trade Services

The automation would reduce time and costs in the regulation and compliance of import and export of agricultural plant products, by almost half.  Due to the online platform, stakeholders would no longer need to visit the directorate for services related to the application and processing of licensing.

Rubis App Eases Pain of Hiked Fuel Prices

Users of the application will be able to easily perform different functions through such as locate any RUBiS station countrywide, purchase K-gas and accessories for home delivery, purchase airtime, pay utility bills and make purchases at RUBiS Express and Brioche.

Liquid Telecom Rebrands, Changes Name to Liquid Intelligent Technologies

The firm boasts an extensive digital infrastructure network in Africa spanning over 73,000 kilometres. It has been aggressively expanding into new territories including Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Drones: KCAA Set to Effect New Licensing Charges [Full Price List]

KCAA also encouraged individuals or entities that have already imported UAS to apply for registration and approval to lawfully engage in safe and  secure drone operations.