Celtel kicks Safaricom’s ass – Dec 22

In an interesting twist of events, Celtel yesterday made a huge marketing tactical coup over Safaricom. Whether that onslaught is only a battle won instead of a war, remains to be seen. In what was widely seen to be Safaricom’s answer to Celtel’s new Umoja and Uhuru tariffs, Safaricom announced that Safaricom customers can call …

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‘Tis the season to be jolly – bila ubaguzi

The Celtel – Safaricom rivalry is well known and accepted in Kenya.  Indications are however that we are yet to see anything of this rivalry as it begins to really heat up. Clearly Celtel has started an aggressive effort to gain market share over Safaricom, which has maintained a strong lead in the past. The …

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Get moving on ICT, Kenya

By Al Kags The World Economic Forum in conjunction with the INSEAD institute every year compiles a ranking of countries that measures “the degree of preparedness of a nation of community to participate in and benefit from ICT developments.” This year’s ranking was published in The African Report, a thoroughly insightful quarterly magazine. Tanzania was …

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Wanted: Kenyan Publishing Agent

Preferably white, old, part of old boy’s clubs in the UK (an Ol’ chappy) and the US (an Ol’ Boy), male (duh!?) and ready to try out a new “exotic” writer’s market. Or so I was told at the last Kwani? writer’s forum that I attended. It was a great time and I got to …

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