Business

Takaful Insurance Firm offer cyber-crime solutions

Takaful Insurance Firm offer cyber-crime solutions

Business, Cyber Security
In current times, we are seeing companies offer insurance solutions that cover cyber-crime because it is a trustworthy business requirement, mainly for companies that manage sensitive information and are served by a computer network. Such forms of insurance plans make part of the products offered by Takaful Insurance of Africa. The firm, which started operations nearly a decade ago, prides itself as the only Sharia-compliant insurance organization in Kenyan soil. The latest development from Takaful is in the form of a new product, a digital data protection tool that will enable individuals and businesses to secure their online presence. Known as MyCyberCare, the product will, as Takaful puts it, cover users on all forms of online fraud and virus attacks. “MyCyberCare Takaful monitor
Safaricom introduces new prefixes SIM Cards

Safaricom introduces new prefixes SIM Cards

Business, Mobile
Safaricom has announced the introduction of SIM cards with the 0110 and 0111 prefixes, targeting two million new subscribers. In a statement to media houses, the telco sim cards will be available free of charge at all Safaricom shops and dealer outlets countrywide with customers only required to activate their lines with a top-up of Sh50 airtime. Safaricom has also rolled out a new numbering system that provides its customers with the freedom to choose their own number rather than pre-assigned mobile phone numbers.  “The new 0110 and 0111 prefixes alongside our new numbering system are part of our “For You” commitment to be Simple, Transparent and Honest. We continue to invest in additional enhancements and services to better meet the needs of our customers,” the Chief Custome
Absa introduces a new innovative vertical card

Absa introduces a new innovative vertical card

Business, Technology
Absa, the new name for Barclays Bank of Botswana, has combined both its name change and the introduction of an innovative vertical card to make a grand entry into the local banking scene. The 10th of February marked the birth of a new dispensation for the oldest bank in the country. Before the bank brought down its old Barclays Bank flag and hoisting the new Absa emblem, the MD of the bank Ms. Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane took time to introduce journalists to their new offering: the vertical card. “We are unveiling the latest in card technology – the vertical debit and credit cards - which will allow our customers to transact more conveniently as well as offer them a wide range of benefits including earning discounts with various rewards partners for all transactions in shopping outlets
KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

Business, Mobile
Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” - an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#. Korba WhatsApp enables customers to perform transactions through a unique WhatsApp number across all mobile networks, cards and banks. This is in furtherance to make Korbarians access services anywhere anytime. KORBA WhatsApp offers customers a host of self service features including airtime top-up, data bundle purchases, funds transfer, payment for utilities and TV Bills in real time. Users of this solution are able to undertake transactions with no interruption to their chats and without leaving the WhatsApp platform. Commenting on this latest innovation, Nelson Korshi Da Seglah, the Chief Enabling Officer of Halges Technol
M-PESA Foundation boosts Maternal Health Services

M-PESA Foundation boosts Maternal Health Services

Business
Maternal health services in Samburu County have received a major boost after M-PESA Foundation constructed and equipped a new born unit at Maralal Referral Hospital. This was done through the Uzazi Salama project, a partnership between M-PESA Foundation, Pharm Access, AMREF and the County Government of Samburu. The new born unit constructed at a cost of KES 19 million will provide neo-natal services for up to 20 infants. The unit has been equipped with incubators, oxygen machines, baby scales, surgical equipment, blood pressure monitors, phototherapy machines among other assorted items. The facility also has beds for new mothers. “We would like to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths in the County of Samburu.  Today, we have taken infants into consideration and we hope