Kenya versus Egypt among top Google Search Trends in Kenya

The Kenya-Egypt soccer match, former Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli, and the AstraZeneca vaccine dominated Google Search queries in March 2021. Kenyans’ love for football reigned supreme throughout the month as they closely followed...

Facebook bans ‘voice of Trump’ from platform

Facebook has removed a video of former US President Donald Trump from the page of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The social media giant banned Mr Trump from its platform in January following riots by his...

Microsoft’s Cortana silenced as Siri gets new voice

Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant designed to compete with Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant, is to be retired on mobile. Instead it will focus on offering productivity help in Windows 10, Outlook and Teams. The hashtag #RIPCortana...

Kenya shares its census technology with other African countries

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday presented 45,000 Kenyan made gadgets to Botswana, South Sudan, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Namibia to help them undertake their census. Speaking at State House, Nairobi during the handing over of the...

Cyber attacks rise 60% as businesses migrate to online services

Cyber criminals took advantage of the eased COVID-19 restrictions to intensify attacks on personal and business entities in the second quarter between October and December last year. According to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA),...

Xiaomi to invest $10bn in electric vehicle race

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is wading into electric vehicles with a $10bn (£7.3bn) investment over ten years. The Chinese tech giant's goal is to "offer quality smart electric vehicles," it said on Tuesday. Xiaomi is the...

Konza launches ultra-modern security command centre

Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiangí and his Information Communication Technology and Innovation counterpart,  Joe Mucheru on Monday presided over the ground-breaking ceremony of an ultra-modern security command...

Sputnik News Agency eager to establish, strengthen media partnership with KBC

Media executives from the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Russia’s state-owned Sputnik News Agency and Radio, have welcomed the prospects of a partnership between the two institutions. Terming it a noble idea, Mr. Vasily Pushkov, the...

Bilibili, China’s answer to YouTube slumps on market debut

Shares of Chinese video platform Bilibili have slumped at their launch on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The shares opened at HKD$790 ($101.6 ; £73.7), which is 2.2% below their issue price, before slipping another...

Body-editing apps ‘trigger eating disorders’

Body-editing apps advertised on social media platforms TikTok and Instagram are “triggering” young people with eating disorders, campaigners fear. Adverts show how the apps can be used to alter body parts, including making waists slimmer...
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