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Yu quits Kenya – Orange to follow?

India’s Essar Group has quit Kenya with the sale of Yu, its mobile operation in the country, for a reported figure of around USD100m.

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) recently said that it intended to approve applications from Safaricom and Airtel Kenya to acquire Essar’s assets subject to conditions. 480 more words


Kenyans now making longer calls-CAK Report

Kenyan Robust marketing by telecoms and lowered call rates saw Kenyans use mobile phones more in 2013, the latest sector report shows.

According to the second quarterly sector statistics report for the year 2013-14 released by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK), Safaricom, yuMobile, Airtel, and Orange subscribers made calls amounting to 29.9 billion minutes in 2013 up from 27.4 billion in 2012.


Why CCK's call for Infrastructure sharing is ill informed

Last week we were treated to a spectacle that was the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) demanding that mobile network operators stand to have their licenses revoked or not renewed should they fail to open their infrastructure to competitors use. 1,281 more words


Show Me the Subsidy! M-Pesa, Vodafone and the Entrepreneurial State

Scanning the back pages of London’s Financial Times is not something that we at Mediolana do nearly enough of, but a recent spare five minutes yielded exactly this activity – and in one respect at least we were genuinely shocked at what we found. 380 more words

Economic Development

How M-KOPA unlocked pay-as-you-go solar in rural Kenya

Entrepreneur Jesse Moore holds a Coke bottle full of dirty-looking transparent liquid up in front of a crowded room of several hundred people at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, next to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. 1,460 more words



Hi All,

I am helping spread awareness on a new Kenyan initiative called ” OPEN YOUR EYES KENYA” by Safaricom- Kenya.

Safaricom Kenya is a leading telecommunications service provider in Kenya, and has started this awareness campaign aimed at empowering over 300,000 Kenyans who are visually impaired. 42 more words

Glaucoma In Kenya

Does your level of experience have an impact on the success of your organization?

Experience is a good thing and is highly valued in many organisations which is totally understandable because experienced people have a wealth of knowledge and insight that can steer their organisation in the right direction but what is the flip side of experience?