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ESET Partners with Kenyan University to fight Cybercrime

ESET Partners with Kenyan University to fight Cybercrime

Cyber Security
Internet security company ESET East Africa has partnered with Kenya’s Strathmore University to set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya. The Country Manager ESET East Africa, said the company will explore joint opportunities with like-minded partners and contribute assets in developing innovative cybercrime solutions targeting both blue chip businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises over the next one year. ESET East Africa he said has signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with the @iLabAfrica centre of the Strathmore University aimed at enhancing the fight against cybercrime in Kenya. Through this M.O.U, ESET said it will support Strathmore University’s current academic programs on cyber-security, through collaborative research and benchmarking approa
Ecommerce firm Launches a local platform to boost local manufacturers in Kenya

Ecommerce firm Launches a local platform to boost local manufacturers in Kenya

Internet, Technology
E-commerce company, Jumia, in a bid to promote local products across countries in Africa has launched a service platform called ‘Jumia Local’ in Kenya. This platform would help promote the salesand patronage of locally made goods by Kenyans. Jumia management noted that they  believe manufacturing in Kenya brings great benefits to the country. They are hence seeking  to support the entrepreneurs who are investing in Kenya by clearly labelling their products, thus giving customers the chance of buying local consciously Through this program. The local Jumia program is expected to help manufacturers navigate through the very ambiguous competition in the market and showcase their products to more people than just their immediate environment customers. To maximize the moment, Jumia said vendo
Telkom to roll out free Wi-Fi in 290 constituencies

Telkom to roll out free Wi-Fi in 290 constituencies

Internet, Technology
Telkom Kenya Limited has announced that it will be rolling out free Wi-Fi through government funded Constituency Incubation Hubs in 290 constituencies across the country. This initiative, a partnership of the Ministry of ICT and the National Constituency Development Fund (NCDF), will see Telkom Kenya install 1,160 Constituency Incubation Hubs, 4 per constituency, which will be equipped with 40 tablet devices, per incubation hub. Managing Director of the Enterprise Division at Telkom Kenya, Kris Senanu says the Hubs are aimed at benefiting youth entrepreneurs by way of helping them develop their ICT skills and applications. “We are excited about the roll-out of this new government project. As a strategic partner to the Kenya government’s national ICT agenda, Telkom Kenya is able to
Uber raises taxi prices in Kenya

Uber raises taxi prices in Kenya

Technology
Taxi-hailing app company Uber has increased its fares, giving in to pressure from their drivers and MPs. The company has suffered many attacks the biggest battles being the final surrender in China, the CEO’s apology after a rant to a US driver-partner, and an announcement that drivers matter, after they went on strike asking for better rates. The drivers and legislators had said higher fares would be beneficial to its thousands of independent contractors and level the playing field for other players. The firm had in July last year lowered its prices by 35 percent in a move to encourage more riders on the road, to help increase trips for drivers, but according to drivers, the prices were not sustainable. The firm now says it realizes it only works when both riders and driver-partner
Growth in e-commerce offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs in Africa

Growth in e-commerce offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs in Africa

Internet, Startups
Africa's electronic commerce (e-commerce) market is primed for major growth as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions. The sector has now got a foothold in a wide range of countries, some obvious but many less obvious. As with m-money, it will grow in some places but not others. The big investors in the African e-commerce sector include: African Internet Group, Naspers (co-investors with Kinnevik in Nigeria’s Konga), Swiss-owned Ringier, Casino (a French company with e-commerce platforms in Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon) and One Media Africa (backed by Tiger Global). Naspers has been in and out of Sub-Saharan Africa in this area once already with several