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Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu
Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu

Reuters reports that according to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the country's two largest telecoms operators, Safaricom and Airtel, have made a joint bid of $100 million to buy smaller operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu. For more: Reuters: Airtel, Safaricom seek to...

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide
2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide

The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012, taking place from 24-25 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, is a multi-faceted event that will draw together the many strands of a vibrant growth market, underpinning high-level business-to-business services with widespread consumer engagement in modern mobile...

Cellphone company launches BlackBerry in Tanzania

Research In Motion (RIM), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions, and Vodacom Tanzania, have announced that the BlackBerry solution is now available to Vodacom Tanzania subscribers throughout the country. The BlackBerry solution is designed to bring together innovative...

Take a number

Warid Telecom, which open its doors to the general public on Monday has received an overwhelming response from all Ugandans across the country as they flocked to service centres to pre-register their preferred numbers in a bid to join the Warid family. In total over 80,000 thousand potential...

Kenyan farmers connect to better prices

Africa's small farmers often fall victim to local traders who dictate prices below market rates. But in rural Kenya farmers now have technology in hand that cuts out the middleman. Gretchen Wilson reports

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