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Friday, Apr 19th

Kenya Airways, Airtel partner to launch MVNO.

Kenya Airways, Airtel partner to launch MVNO

Airline and telecoms firm team up to unveil a new mobile operator in the country.

Kenya’s mobile money agent numbers hit 103,660.

Kenya’s mobile money agent numbers hit 103,660

Strong growth among agents despite a rather flat market in the East African country.

Safaricom withdraws from yuMobile acquisition deal.

Safaricom withdraws from yuMobile acquisition deal

Kenya’s biggest mobile operator is no longer in the running to acquire the yuMobile’s assets.

Orange Kenya launches country’s first e-care app.

Orange Kenya launches country’s first e-care app

Customers will check and recharge their account balance, and subscribe to Orange services.

Safaricom’s former chief launches M-Pesa in Europe.

Safaricom’s former chief launches M-Pesa in Europe

Mobile money service M-Pesa was first launched in Kenya back in 2007.

Kenya’s Equity Bank launches paper-thin SIM card tech.

Kenya’s Equity Bank launches paper-thin SIM card tech

Film-like cards enable customers to use bank’s mobile money without switching networks.

Tough choices for Safaricom and Airtel over yuMobile acquisition.

Tough conditions for Safaricom and Airtel over yuMobile sale

Kenya's regulator has set 13 conditions that must be met by the three operators.

Kenya’s yuMobile employees give nod to exit plan.

Kenya’s yuMobile employees give nod to exit plan

Even though a cloud of doubt hangs over whether Safaricom and Airtel will still buy the firm.

CCK's slow approval of yuMobile buyout deal causes anxiety.

CCK's slow approval of yuMobile buyout deal causes anxiety

The regulator is yet to approve the deal three weeks after it was informed of the acquisition plan.

Kenya’s fixed line phone market continues downward slide.

Kenya’s fixed line phone market continues downward slide

Number of connections fall again, says the Communications Commission of Kenya.

Orange Telecom in trouble over possible contract cancellation.

Orange Kenya in trouble over possible contract cancellation

Kenya's government has threatened to cancel the contract as a result France Telecom’s exit plans.