Features

[Column] Bob Koigi: Harmful tax practices slam the brakes on East African Community prosperity

03-15-2018 | 08:23:21
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation should be a primary focus for Kenya

03-14-2018 | 14:09:00
The capacity for innovation in industry is a key ingredient in the creation of a productive workforce, which in turn increases industry competitiveness.

[Interview] John Enoh, CEO and Co-Founder, Beeptool, Nigeria

03-14-2018 | 06:34:00
BeepTool Communications, a Nigerian fintech and VoIP company has been positioning itself to change the landscape of mobile communication and connectivity inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa by offering low cost ICT solutions.

[Column] Pierre Aurel: Digitally-driven education platforms key to South African youth

03-12-2018 | 10:27:00
South Africa’s ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Women and the future of manufacturing

03-09-2018 | 08:53:45
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.

[Interview] Kannan Ramasamy, CEO, Clayfin

03-08-2018 | 12:11:00
In the rapidly evolving digital world, Clayfin has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the provision of digital banking experience solutions key in helping banks craft digital experiences that enrich customer life journeys.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Positioning Sub Saharan Africa small businesses to reap global markets' dividends

03-08-2018 | 11:59:00
Global merchandise trade has been on a meteoric rise for the last ten years with exports of manufactured goods hitting the $1 trillion mark in 2016 according to the latest world trade statistical review by the World Trade Organization.

[Startup Interview] David Akara, Founder, Verhaal, Nigeria

03-07-2018 | 11:17:41
Verhaal, a Nigerian startup has been working with SMEs and entrepreneurs in digital and social media marketing at a time when companies in the country are increasingly expressing appetite for new media advertising to reach a wider online community.

[Column] Paul Williams: Collaboration, concerted drive could fast-track African digital transformation

03-07-2018 | 11:11:41
Africa appears to be lagging the world by five or six years on average, with some countries as far as 12 years behind the rest of the world.

Taking security over a South African bank account as a workable option for a foreign lender

03-07-2018 | 05:40:00
Given the political and economic uncertainty in South Africa, foreign lenders are becoming increasingly focused on the type of security available in South Africa to secure their loan.

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: The future of postal services - digital transformation driving new business models

03-05-2018 | 20:39:12
From the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued in 1840.

[Column] Shane Leahy: How does a mobile wallet vary in Africa compared to other regions?

03-02-2018 | 06:06:00
Simple and secure ways to complete transactions directly through a mobile device have become increasingly popular over the last three years globally for all users.

[Startup Interview] Christian Heyner, President, 1bank4all

03-01-2018 | 13:15:37
1bank4all is a social fintech startup that seeks to promote the social welfare of poor individuals and communities through innovative low cost banking model.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Deepening regional trade and East African integration with one stop border posts

03-01-2018 | 13:07:00
Traders passing through East African border points have traditionally grappled with harrowing experiences, from bureaucratic procedures to harassment by custom officials.

[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Oshone, Co-Founder, Zoto, Nigeria

02-28-2018 | 12:21:00
Zoto, a Nigerian technology company has been leveraging Nigeria’s ICT boom to provide quick and seamless payment facility.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Disrupt or be disrupted: It is a do or die for African telcos in 2018

02-23-2018 | 13:05:00
No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount.

[Startup Interview] Austin Zungu, Founder, Sengwayo, South Africa

02-21-2018 | 11:10:00
Austin Zungu a South African entrepreneur is developing a one-of-a-kind inbuilt power harvesting technology that reduces dependency on plug-in-charging while providing eco- friendly power to mobile communication devices.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Towards a sustainable African economy: Leaving no one behind

02-21-2018 | 11:00:56
In most African countries, a staggering seventy percent of all unemployed citizens are youth in the 18-35 age brackets in a regrettable state of affairs that the World Bank has described as a ticking time bomb.

[Startup Interview] Emeka Akano, CEO, Jara Mobile Ltd, Nigeria

02-20-2018 | 13:26:00
Jara Mobile Limited, a Nigerian startup, runs an innovative bills payment platform that integrates various retailers into one loyalty programme, giving customers the leeway of doing more with less money.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa open skies pact will change global business landscape

02-15-2018 | 11:09:00
Flying within Africa is a dreaded experience with many routes having no direct fights, forcing passengers to contend with expensive and circuitous flights sometimes involving going through Middle East and Europe to access an African destination.