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[Kenya] KenGen gets the nod to sell four million tonnes of carbon credits

09-15-2021 | 09:15:36
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been cleared to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.

Kenyan women entrepreneurs bet on online platforms to boost growth

09-08-2021 | 13:30:00
A group of trailblazing Kenyan women are carving their own paths to success. From doctors to content creators, they are using the power of online platforms to amplify their voices and help others flourish.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya should implement local content policies to steer growth

09-07-2021 | 09:38:41
Businesses continue to be exposed to a constant creation and review of policies, which is tedious and costly. One of the reasons for this is poor structures and reception by institutions that have been put in place to ensure that these policies are of benefit to the people of Kenya.

Trina Solar expands its presence in East and Central Africa

08-31-2021 | 16:44:26
Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the appointment of Solinc East Africa Ltd in Kenya as an official distributor to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in East Africa.

Kenya joins USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative

08-27-2021 | 13:55:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has welcomed Kenya as its 14th partner under the Global Procurement Initiative (GPI): Understanding Best Value.

Carole Kinoti’s 2021 Fashion On The Road cultural golf tournament set for August 27

08-25-2021 | 08:15:00
The event is set to bring together stakeholders in the fashion industry, buyers, the business community, and golf enthusiasts to have a candid conversation around the growth of the creative economy. 

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Government policies must support a flourishing local industry

08-20-2021 | 11:58:00
There is a sense of pride, for a country and its citizens, in attaining self-sustenance and economic independence. Central to this is a competitive local industry, producing goods for its domestic and export markets. 

Red Rock drill programme commences at Central KKM Gold Prospect in Kenya

08-17-2021 | 11:46:32
Red Rock Resources announced that following the recent receipt of all permits, the Company is now beginning the reverse circulation (RC) drill programme at the Central KKM Gold Prospect, the central part of the Mikei Gold Project in Kenya.

Embraer’s Eve and Kenya Airways partner on the future of advanced air mobility

08-12-2021 | 09:06:09
The collaboration aims to develop operational models for the wide accessibility of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to support Fahari Aviation’s key markets.

Silk Way Airlines partners with Astral Aviation to grow African footprint

08-11-2021 | 09:44:50
Thus, Silk Way West Airlines will carry shipments from its network to Dubai handling it over to Astral Aviation's flight to Nairobi, where shipments will connect to their network, respectively.

Microsoft to partner with Kenya and governments across Africa to transform education for Millions of students

08-04-2021 | 10:15:14
Microsoft has committed to collaborate with the Ministry of Education in Kenya as well as governments across Africa to transform the education sector.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Ease regulatory burden for SMEs

08-02-2021 | 07:42:40
They contribute to communities’ unique identities and are the lifeline of any country’s economy, through job creation and as a stepping stone to achieving shared prosperity.

TradeMark East Africa and Kenya’s Busia County Government launch $350,000 safe trade market

07-27-2021 | 08:56:08
The project is part of TMEA’s wider response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has adversely affected cross border traders in the country.

Acorn Holdings closes oversubscribed final tranche of its Green Bond in Kenya

07-23-2021 | 12:51:46
Acorn Holdings announced that Acorn Project (Two) Limited Liability Partnership, the Issuer of the Acorn Medium-Term Green Note (MTN) Programme, closed the final tranche, raising KES 2.096 billion against the target of KES 1.438 billion.

Eni, Nairobi office of Italian Agency for Development Cooperation sign MoU to develop joint initiatives in Kenya

07-23-2021 | 10:20:00
Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed an MoU to identify possible collaboration opportunities in the areas of agriculture and value-chain development.
 
Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya should implement local content policies to steer growth

09-07-2021 | 09:38:41
Businesses continue to be exposed to a constant creation and review of policies, which is tedious and costly. One of the reasons for this is poor structures and reception by institutions that have been put in place to ensure that these policies are of benefit to the people of Kenya.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Government policies must support a flourishing local industry

08-20-2021 | 11:58:00
There is a sense of pride, for a country and its citizens, in attaining self-sustenance and economic independence. Central to this is a competitive local industry, producing goods for its domestic and export markets. 

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Ease regulatory burden for SMEs

08-02-2021 | 07:42:40
They contribute to communities’ unique identities and are the lifeline of any country’s economy, through job creation and as a stepping stone to achieving shared prosperity.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why goodwill is essential for lucrative trade relations

07-22-2021 | 09:27:00
Whilst Kenya and Tanzania have for years shared strong trade relations, non-tariff barriers, high cost of production and cheap imports from outside the East Africa Community (EAC) region have impacted trade between the two countries.

[Column] Bobby Johnson: High cost of inputs hurting steel sector

07-14-2021 | 10:00:31
The demand for steel is increasing in the country, as government-driven infrastructural development, and commercial and residential buildings surge.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Safeguarding consumers from illicit trade

06-28-2021 | 09:05:35
Illicit trade is a longstanding issue, growing in scope and magnitude and derailing economic development. It not only threatens the welfare of consumers but also erodes the market share of genuine manufactured products, threatens the expansion of industries, and hampers the creation of job opportunities.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Sustainable manufacturing key for environmental restoration

06-14-2021 | 12:19:12
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, if the past year is anything to go by, the need to restore the planet has been underscored by the ensuing consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Invest in women entrepreneurs to improve livelihoods

06-07-2021 | 09:54:40
The resilience of women in entrepreneurship and business does not go unnoticed. It is their agility to overcome archaic beliefs and tough situations that have proven their worth.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya tax policies need an overhaul

05-24-2021 | 13:39:00
The only way a nation can succeed in bridging the relationship gap between its citizens and the government – enriching the quality of our democracy and reducing apathy – is through the institution of efficient and fair tax systems.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Regulatory overreach is impeding economic growth

05-10-2021 | 09:47:54
Naturally, regulations are a prerequisite for any nation or institution. When effectively implemented, they create an enabling environment for competitiveness by enforcing fair business practices

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Building momentum to mitigate climate change

05-03-2021 | 14:14:09
Global leaders, young people and even students are now talking about it. Companies on the other hand are thinking about how they can reduce their carbon footprint and their operations’ impact on the environment.

[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, fondateur et PDG, Survey54

04-09-2021 | 11:57:00
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Promoting local production will lead to regional industrialization

04-07-2021 | 11:03:00
The establishment of an effective Common External Tariff in the East Africa region will lead to the exponential growth of the manufacturing sector.

[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, Founder & CEO, Survey54

03-30-2021 | 12:06:00
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Nurture technical skills to revolutionize manufacturing

03-08-2021 | 11:04:00
Countries all over the world have prioritized manufacturing in their economic rebound strategies, following the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.