Kenya internet outage due to ‘fiber link cuts’

Kenya's largest mobile firm, Safaricom, has apologised to its customers after an internet outage that lasted several hours on Sunday affected businesses across the country. The company said the outage was caused by "multiple fiber link cuts affecting critical transmission equipment". "We apologise to our customers and partners that are currently experiencing

Kenya’s Safaricom to ‘introduce’ M-Pesa in Ethiopia

Kenyan telecom company Safaricom is reportedly in advanced talks with Ethiopian officials to introduce mobile money service M-Pesa to the landlocked country. According to the Reuters news agency, Ethio Telecom will carry the service, while Safaricom will host the servers back in Nairobi. If this goes ahead, the deal will present Safaricom with a

Safaricom launches platform that will allow customers to chat

Safaricom is set to launch Bonga, which will allow customers of money transfer service M-Pesa to send money, receive it and chat. The new platform will essentially position Safaricom as a giant social media networking site. Business site Quartz reported that Bonga (which means "chat" in Kiswahili) is likely to attract millions