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Yolo! Intel smartphone launched in Kenya

Intel and Safaricom have announced Africa’s first Intel-powered smartphone, a handset named Yolo that is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers in Kenya. The device is aimed at the growing number of cost-conscious and first-time buyers in Kenya who do not want to sacrifice device performance or user experience for cost. The Yolo smartphone will be… Read More »

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Uganda’s Makerere to Make Mobile Phones

Half of Africa’s one billion population has a mobile phone – and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare to even education. In Uganda alone, more than 10 million people, or about 30% of the population, own a mobile phone, and that… Read More »

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Kenya launches launches Konza City

On Wednesday, 24th January, President Kibaki launched the Konza Technology City setting the stage for construction work to begin. Dubbed as “Africa’s Silicon Savannah” Konza city is set to be one of the most successful cities in Africa, competing economically and culturally with the best cities in the world. The city, located 60 kilometers from… Read More »

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Google’s Boss Projects Kenya As Africa’s Tech Leader

In what seems like a validation of the growing technology community in Nairobi, Kenya, the Chairman and former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt has suggested that the East African country may become the Silicon Valley of Africa. Mr. Schmidt said this after a week’s visit to sub-Saharan Africa that included meetings in Lagos and Nairobi…. Read More »

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The rise and rise of mobile phone use in Africa

After moving from an accounted sales of 90 million mobile phones in 2005 to an estimated 450 million in 2012, Africa has not only become the world’s second largest mobile phone market after Asia, but it is also the fastest growing market in the world. This is according to GSMA. From banking, to education, to… Read More »

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Future of Mobile Apps in Kenya

Mobile apps in Kenya are experiencing unprecedented acceptance and growth at the moment. It is in the same breadth that more and more software developers have been venturing into the mobile applications development sub-sector. The increasing popularity of mobile apps in Kenya and in other developing countries is attributed to various factors including: The high… Read More »

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