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People to watch: Rebels, oppositionists and money-makers

Photos© Billy K. Mutai/Nation Media GroupPhotos© Salaton Njau/Nation Media GroupPhotos© Suleiman Mbatiah/Nation Media GroupIn Kenya's fractious politics, leaders across the spectrum are having difficulty keeping all of their allies in line

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Kenya: Equity Bank starts mobile pay service to challenge Safaricom

Photo©ReutersKenya's Equity Bank is stepping up competition to telecoms firm Safaricom's money transfer product after it vowed to press ahead with offering mobile phone transfer services.

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Technology: Kenya's Safaricom to expand its mobile and fibre optic network

Safaricom's Chief Executive Bob Collymore. Photo©Bruno Levy for JAKenya's Safaricom Ltd plans to expand its mobile and fibre optic network and will launch a home broadband service to boost growth after posting a 17 percent rise in annual earnings.

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Technology: Kenya's Safaricom to drive Internet usage with 4G, TV decoders

Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom. Photo©Bruno Levy for TARKenya's Safaricom sees mobile financial services and Internet access as the next big areas of growth after calls as it builds up its 3G and 4G networks, its chief executive said.

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Technology: Safaricom launches Kenya's first 4G Internet services

Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore said the company paid $75 million for the spectrumSafaricom launched Kenya's first fourth-generation (4G) Internet services on Thursday, seeking to capitalise on burgeoning mobile Internet use in the country.

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Business leaders in Africa pledge millions in Ebola fund

This first wave of pledges will go towards logistical support. Photo©ReutersBusiness leaders across Africa have committed more than $28.5 million to an initial emergency fund towards Africa's Ebola response in the three affected West African countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Kenya's Safaricom, Moneygram sign money transfer deal

Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore says the deal is important in terms of creating the much needed avenue and safety of remittancesKenya's Safaricom and U.S. company MoneyGram International have agreed a deal for money to be sent from abroad to Kenya through their money transfer services, targeting more than $1 billion sent in remittances every year.

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Innovation: We don't sell technology, we sell the application - Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom. Photo©Bruno Levy for JACall them old-fashioned, but Kenyans are still using their mobile phones for talking. The head of Safaricom, Bob Collymore, however, has other plans.

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Kenya's Safaricom buys extra capacity in undersea cable

Safaricom's Chief Executive Bob Collymore. Photo©ReutersKenya's top telecoms operator Safaricom has bought extra capacity on an undersea fibre-optic cable, its CEO said on Wednesday, underscoring its need for more bandwidth as it expands in the fast-growing data segment.

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Kenya's Safaricom warns against more tax rises on money transfers

Bob Collymore Chief Executive of Kenya's leading mobile phone operator Safaricom/Photo©ReutersKenya's leading mobile phone operator Safaricom cautioned the government against further rises in excise duty on mobile money transfers, saying there was a risk new county-level administrations would add to the tax burden.

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