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Kenya: Leaked report shows no wrongdoing - Safaricom

File photo©ReutersKenya's biggest telecoms operator, Safaricom, said on Friday that a leaked draft report on its procurement processes did not show any wrongdoing.

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Telecoms: Kenyan regulator accuses government of clipping its powers

Francis Wangusi, Director General, Communications Authority of Kenya. Photo©ScreenShotKenya's telecoms regulator accused the government on Tuesday of curbing the watchdog's ability to manage competition in the sector by recently changing the law and said the move could discourage investments.

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Your guide to the new low-cost smartphone models

Photos© All rights reserved Shopping for a new smartphone? From internal memory size, camera quality to retail price, the options are endless. Here we look at a few popular low-cost handsets that have arrived on the market this year

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Telecoms: Kenya's Safaricom bags 90 percent of mobile revenues

Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore the company does not recognise that data. Photo©Bruno Levey for JASafaricom dominates the Kenyan mobile market, sweeping up more than 90 percent of revenues in areas such as voice calls and text messaging, according to regulator data that could further fuel a debate about competition in the industry.

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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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Telecoms: Kenya's Safaricom warns rules punish success

Photo©ReutersRegulations proposed for the Kenyan communications industry threaten to deter investment by targeting large firms, said a senior executive of Safaricom, the biggest telecoms operator in the east African nation.

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Insurance: Future is micro and mobile

Planning your own funeral from an aubergine field has never been easier. Photo©SEYLLOU DIALLO/AFPTelecoms companies are redefining Africa's insurance landscape, using their brand recognition and wide customer reach to offer micro-insurance products to the tens of millions of uninsured Africans.

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Kenya's Equity Bank plans 10-nation Africa expansion

James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank, KenyaKenya's Equity Bank plans to enter 10 more African countries in the next decade, in addition to the five it already serves, by building operations from scratch or acquiring existing lenders, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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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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Kenya government and Safaricom sign security contract

Bob Collymore, Safaricom's chief executive officer, said the project would take 18 months. Photo©Bruno Levy for JASafaricom, Kenya's largest mobile phone firm on Tuesday said it had signed a deal with the government to construct a security system worth $165.2 million.

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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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Mobile Money: Banks get ready to take on M-pesa

“a cold coca-cola and some cash please”: M-pesa chills out the Kenyan banking experience. Photo©Sven Torfinn/Panos-ReaSafaricom's popular mobile money-transfer service may finally have met its match as innovation in the banking sector catches up.

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Kenya: Safaricom and Airtel bid for Essar/Yu assets near end

File photo©ReutersKenya's regulator said on Wednesday it had given preliminary approval to a joint bid by Safaricom and Airtel for the mobile assets of Essar Kenya and the final nod could be given next month.

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Technology: African-made apps on the move

MedAfrica and iCow are among the apps changing the continentWith desktops living in the shadows of their much cooler friends, mobile phones, continental app developers are responding to the needs of Africans on the move.

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Kenya's Safaricom gets committee nod for govt security contract

Photo©ReutersKenya's national security committee has approved plans for a security and surveillance system, clearing the way for a project worth 14.9 billion shillings ($170 million) to Safaricom, its chief executive said on Friday.

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Vodafone brings Africa's M-Pesa mobile money to Europe

Vodafone brought the mobile money service that has revolutionised banking in Africa to Romania on Monday, offering M-Pesa text-message transactions to millions of customers in its first push into Europe.

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