Kenya: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 11:46 am
Samsung is best known in the chip, video imaging and mobile device markets. Coupled with experience in robotics, the company says it used these strengths to develop technology advanced enough to manage remote diagnostics in Africa.
Isaac Mwangi, 11:10 am
Wild animals are the main attraction for the thousands of tourists who visit East Africa every year. In Kenya, tourism is the second largest income earner after tea. The industry provides employment for thousands of people. In 2013, the government is anticipating a possible $1.2 billion in revenue from tourism.
Frank Mutulu, 9:54 am
Kenyan marketing manager Ann Mugure, 24, has this advice for would-be investors in Africa: “I would tell them that the continent’s business landscape has never been this ripe. Africa is no longer a dark continent. Most African government policies encourage investments and the African people provide excellent human capital.”
Dana Sanchez, 9:15 am
With Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa estimated to be at about $122 billion, a 15-country survey is being planned to learn what Africans think of Chinese companies operating there. “It’s clear that there are widespread negative perceptions about (China’s) involvement,” says Professor Deon Rossouw of the Ethics Institute of South Africa. “Given the importance of the relationship, particularly to Africa, we cannot rely on rumor and misinformation.”
Dana Sanchez, 5:12 pm
Customers of the eTranzact mobile money platform will now be able to interact with Western Union on their mobile phones, receiving Western Union mobile money transfers from 23 sender countries. Nigeria has a mobile phone penetration rate of 70.64 percent.
Steven J. Smith, 11:20 am
mPawa, a job matching service founded by Maxwell Donkor, supports the posting of jobs — and their ensuing notifications — to blue collar workers all around Africa. Donkor said the mobile application was developed specifically for Africa’s blue collar recruitment sector. With offices in Ghana and Kenya, the company provides businesses and individuals with access […]
Dana Sanchez, 5:20 pm
The camera system can provide real time still and video images in visual and infrared sections of the spectrum. Images can be rendered in a range of ways “to improve situational awareness,” a press release said.
Dana Sanchez, 4:23 pm
Mobile phones are amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and helping citizens hold their governments accountable, said Loren Treisman, executive director of Indigo Trust, a U.K.-based foundation supporting technology-driven projects in Africa that stimulate social change.
Dana Sanchez, 3:25 pm
Total’s ambition is to take a leading position in mobile payment distribution in Africa, said Momar Nguer, Total’s marketing and services division director for Africa and Middle-East.
Frank Mutulu, 11:38 am
“Innovation works well without boundaries, and to its credit, (Central Bank of Kenya) deliberately or otherwise, did not interfere,” said Habil Olaka, chairman of the Kenya Bankers’ Association, on the early acceptance of M-Pesa as a mobile money transfer platform in Kenya.
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