COMESA Council of Ministers has granted Kenya a two year extension of the sugar safeguard beginning March 2021 to February 2023.
Climate Fund Managers partners with SWS to support development of solar powered desalination plants in Kenya
Climate Fund Managers (CFM) has agreed to co-finance and co-develop a portfolio of solar-powered desalination installations in Kenya, turning brackish groundwater into drinking water.
International nonprofit economic development organization TechnoServe is partnering with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), to host the 4th Virtual Micro Retail Stakeholder Forum.
Wolters Kluwer has announced that the Evercare Group, an impact-driven healthcare network in emerging markets, has chosen UpToDate® Advanced to enhance patient care and quality throughout its group.
Website builder BaseKit is set to partner with Liquid Telecom to provide a website and eCommerce builder to customers of the African communications provider.
After successfully piloting Gumzo For Schools, a video conferencing system designed specifically for e-learning in Africa, Usiku Games has enhanced its platform to allow tutors to continue providing private tuition.
Nokia has announced that it has been selected by African mobile operator, Airtel Kenya in a three-year deal to modernize Nairobi with high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio.
LG Electronics has launched its first e-showroom to offer consumers the convenience to browse and purchase home electronics and appliances.
After announcing a new partnership with streaming giant Netflix last week to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for African writers, Realness Institute is now calling for submissions.
Telco Systems to Double Connectivity and Service Capacity of Dimension Data's Carrier Ethernet Network in Kenya
Telco Systems and Dimension Data, today jointly announced that Telco Systems is in the process of upgrading Dimensions Data's carrier ethernet network in Kenya.
25 African tech startups have qualified for the Seedstars World Competition 2020. The startups are among the 94 from emerging markets that were selected to advance to the regional stage of the competition.
Microsoft recently hosted a virtual roundtable – further reaffirming its commitment to digitally transforming the agricultural sector has emerged as key to long-term growth in Africa.
Digital Payments provider Visa has released a report detailing how the use of e-commerce has taken an upward trajectory as the festive season approaches.
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure better and more efficient entry operations to facilitate trade and enhance the fight against illicit trade.
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has unveiled an elaborate renewable energy project pipeline focused on supporting the Government’s economic growth agenda.
Dutch impact investor, DOB Equity, is investing in Victory Farms, East Africa’s largest commercial fish farm to allow the firm to scale up its production capacity and expand its reach across the Kenyan market.
KCB Group (KCB) and Atlas Mara (ATMA) have signed a definitive agreement for KCB to acquire 62.06% stake in Banque Populaire du Rwanda and 100% stake in African Banking Corporation Tanzania from ATMA.
[Kenya] M-PESA becomes first African fintech platform to join United for Wildlife financial taskforce
M-PESA has become the first mobile money provider in Africa to join the Financial Taskforce established by United for Wildlife, a coalition of charities that works to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
In keeping with the Black Friday tradition and spirit, Kenya’s online shopping platform Kilimall has announced the flash sale of three flagship realme smartphones on Friday 27 November 2020
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at advancing the green finance agenda in Kenya.
The Kenyan government has called for increased public-private partnerships across the country in efforts to promote innovation in the country.
Realness Institute has announced its partnership with global streaming service Netflix, to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for writers in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has unveiled a strategic subscriber retention policy for its subscribers in Kenya and other African markets.
A series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, among others, highlight Ericsson’s growing footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa as communications service providers move to strengthen their networks.
On-demand delivery startup Glpvo has announced that it's expanding its operations to two more towns in Kenya - Eldoret and Kisumu this month.
784 Kenyan civil servants last week graduated after successfully completing a one week ICT training organized by Huawei in collaboration with the ICT Authority.
GCR Ratings (GCR) has affirmed UAP Insurance (UAP Kenya) national scale financial strength rating of A+(KE), with the rating placed on Negative Rating Watch as property risks bring down group credit profile.
O-CITY, the automated fare collection provider by BPC, announced its initiative to drive contactless payments across bus services in Nairobi, Kenya.
CMA approves grant of non-dealing online foreign exchange broker license to Exinity Capital East Africa
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a license to Exinity Capital East Africa to operate as a non - dealing online foreign exchange broker.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Manager license to Acorn Investment Management.
Liquid Telecom, the pan-African communications service provider has successfully connected 152 schools to website domains as part of a broader effort to enhance schools abilities to deliver online learning.
Smartphone manufacturer realme has partnered with online shops like Kilimall and other offline platforms for the sale of realme C12 which was launched in Kenya last week alongside realme 7i.
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has appointed a new Board Chairman, General Samson Mwathethe.
Africa Data Centres, Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, has had its Tier III certification renewed by the Uptime Institute for its Nairobi-based data centre.
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Veri-Credit and Association of Kenya Suppliers (AKS) have partnered to promote the proactive mitigation of credit risk management by businesses.
Camco Clean Energy (Camco) has been approved as an accredited entity by the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Kenyan Technology and EPC solutions and service provider Adrian Kenya launched a webinar series aimed at exploring current technology trends and how enterprise leaders can respond to achieve growth.
WorldRemit, a global digital payments company, has launched an Africa-focused entrepreneurship programme in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
[Kenya] PortableVoices partners with East African Educational Publishers to produce and distribute pan-African audiobooks.
Kenyan audio production startup PortableVoices has partnered with East African Educational Publishers to produce and distribute pan-african audiobooks.
Kenya Commercial Bank, KCB, has been accredited by the United Nations Green Climate Fund as the first financial intermediary for the implementation of green financing in East Africa.
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) a trade facilitation agency, has introduced optional premium and support services aimed at easing trade processes for traders and offering greater convenience and ease.
Kenyan Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from a joint initiative between KRA and Kenya Railways Corporation, following the launch of a Container Freight Station (CFS).
Crown Paints and Aspira, a product-financing credit facility have signed a partnership that will enable customers to purchase paint and pay in easy installments of up to 12 months.
Riding on the warm reception its flagship products continue to receive among Kenyan customers, smartphone manufacturer realme has launched realme C12 and realme 7i in Kenya.
Econet Group partners with X’s Project Taara to deploy high-speed internet to communities across Sub Saharan Africa
Econet Group, a telecoms and technology group in Africa, has teamed up with X’s Project Taara to expand and enhance affordable, high speed connectivity to communities across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Almasi Ndangili is the founder of Imarisha East Africa Productions Ltd, a Kenya-based talent academy promoting education through edutainment.
Energy Efficiency might sound like ‘ Board Room speak’ to many, but what is it really?
Kenyan private bank Prime Bank, has partnered with London-based fintech SimbaPay, to launch an instant international money transfer service via the bank’s digital platform PrimeMobi.
[Kenya] Fintech company Kwara launches Customer Success Traineeship Program for university graduates
Kwara, a digital banking platform in Kenya today announced the launch of a Customer Success Traineeship Program targeting university graduates in Kenya.
[Kenya] Bureau Veritas partners with digital female-driven mentorship platform TWAA to support women in business in Africa
Bureau Veritas has announced the launch of its “BV Women in Africa Mentorship Program” in Kenya in partnership with TWAA, a professional networking, knowledge-sharing platform for women and girls.
Safaricom has today announced plans to provide 100% 4G network coverage across the country by end of this year as part of its growth strategy
Farm Africa has begun the construction of a vegetable pack house in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya, to make it easier for smallholder farmers to market their fresh horticultural produce and reduce post-harvest losses.
Africa's ride-hailing app Bolt has launched Bolt Web App, a cost-effective alternative for riders to request a trip on a web browser.
The Capital Markets Authority has granted consent to ABSA Asset Management Limited for the registration of Absa Unit Trust Funds.
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that it has obtained terrestrial authorizations in Canada, Brazil and Kenya.
Safaricom has rolled out new phone number prefixes starting with 0112, 0113, 0114 and 0115 to meet increasing demand for Safaricom lines.
US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital announced its funding in Kenya's agritech startup Farmers Pride, a one stop e-commerce platform that connects village level farmers to quality inputs, services and information.
Buoyed by the growing popularity realme smartphones continue to enjoy in the Kenyan market in recent months, the phone manufacturer has announced the simultaneous launch of realme C12 and realme 7i.
Safaricom has announced the launch of a new Skiza Advertising platform that aims to provide SMEs the opportunity to advertise their services.
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) (ZEP-RE) (Kenya).
Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has launched $6 million warehousing facility for small businesses in Kenya.
HEVA in collaboration with the traders of Uhuru Market, and Kenya’s National Government’s SMEs Advisory Unit, has unveiled an online e-commerce platform for the traders.
Azuri Technologies, first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, has announced its latest generation of PayGo solar powered TV, the TV400.
Through its partnership with Creatives Garage, Facebook aims to support the creative industry in Kenya by providing a platform where they can amplify their work and inspire others.
iHub owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of edtech startup and digital educational content provider eLimu.
Imperial partners with Kenyan logistic startup Lori Systems to expand e-logistics technology solutions across Africa
Imperial, an African and European-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions, announced an investment in and partnership with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics technology solutions across Africa.
Kenyan students have made it to the global finals of the Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa ICT Competition scheduled for November 2020.
Safaricom and e-commerce leader Jumia have partnered to reward customers shopping on Jumia with a 5% discount through the month of November.
Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation, has opened three new medical centres in Kisumu, Naivasha and Imara in its quest to offer quality healthcare services to more Kenyans.
Mastercard has today announced a new AI-powered suite of tools that allows banks to assess cyber risk across their ecosystem and prevent potential breaches.
Kenyan enterprises are set to increase their expenditure on cloud computing services by 68 percent in 2021 up from 38 percent in 2020 according to a new study by World Wide Worx.
ICT Authority and Huawei completed the latest online training for civil servants to bring them the latest knowledge on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) trends.
iHub Ltd. Kenya’s foremost technology Incubation and Accelerator space based in Nairobi and owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced its acquisition of eLimu, an EdTech firm and digital educational content provider in East Africa.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) healthtech startup Vezeeta has expanded its footprint into Kenya by launching a platform that will enable Kenyans access doctors from their smart phones.
dLocal, the cross-border payment platform connecting global merchants to emerging markets, has expanded its payments network to include Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, and Cameroon.
Air Transport Services Group, Inc. has announced the delivery by its Cargo Aircraft Management subsidiary of a Boeing 767-200 converted freighter to Astral Aviation of Kenya under a five-year lease.
Diamond Trust Bank and Jumia have announced a partnership aimed at enhancing cashless payment on the e-commerce platform when purchasing during this year’s Black Friday campaign.
Twiga and IFC’s Global SME Finance Facility are set to be part of an investment of up to $30 million through unfunded risk sharing facilities with Kenya Commercial Bank.
[Column] Grace Kamau, Gulraj Grewal: Mental Health: Beyond the Investments – Work from Home or live at work?
While the country is starting to reopen, many organizations are choosing to continue imposing a work from home policy.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) admitted Kawsar Auto Spares onto its premium incubation and acceleration program, Ibuka.
Bolt, on-demand transportation platform in Africa has up-scaled security and safety features on the platform to improve safety and well-being of passengers, riders and drivers during a Bolt trip.
Smartphone manufacturer realme has announced the entry of its newest brand realme 7i in the Kenyan market on Tuesday November 10 at 11:00am East African time.
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) opened the CBK Kisii Centre to serve the seven counties in the region, a population of over 7 million people contributing about 12 percent of Kenya’s GDP.
Fintech company Cellulant appointed Faith Nkatha Gitonga as Country Manager, Kenya.
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has unveiled the realme Buds Q in the Kenyan market as it seeks to position itself as a smartphone brand for the urbane and suave youthful generation.
Regulators, UN agencies, market actors and officials from 10 countries launched the Dialogue on Global Digital Finance Governance, implementing one of the key recommendations of the UNSG Digital Finance Task Force.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) admitted EGM Securities as a trading member of the NSE Derivatives Market.
Ravenswood Solutions has established two new subsidiaries, Ravenswood Technologies UK and Ravenswood Technologies Kenya, after winning a five-year contract from the UK Ministry of Defence.
The investment that has gone into producing world class products has paid off with five of realme products having been feted with global accolades chiefly for their novel designs.
Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the first half of 2020, Kaspersky stresses that the human cyber threat remains rife.
Ilara Health, the healthtech company which provides point of care diagnostic testing to small primary care clinics in Kenya, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
East Africa’s Jubilee Insurance and world's insurer and asset manager Allianz have signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership in the five African countries where Jubilee Insurance currently operates.
As the covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate economies and take a toll on businesses, Kenya’s telecommunication giant Safaricom has reiterated its commitment to work with SMEs who have borne the greatest brunt of the virus.
M-TIBA and Britam have announced the signing of a new partnership to develop digital products to increase health insurance market penetration in Kenya.
@iBizAfrica-Strathmore University in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Kenya launched the Fourth Cohort of the Women in Tech 2020 program.
4G Capital Group Limited, Citi, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Ford Foundation have partnered to expand financial inclusion in Kenya.
Energy producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to earn about $1.1 million in the next seven years from the Olkaria II Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project.
According to the recently published Kenya Food Index 2020, Chicken is the most popular cuisine among online customers Kenya.
Kenya’s economy is expected to bounce back with improved performance of the agricultural sector, according to a new report.
Deutsche Post DHL, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation promote e-commerce in developing and emerging countries
Giving small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries access to global markets is the goal of a cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group.