Safaricom has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Korea Telecom (KT) to launch a disease surveillance and awareness project that will enhance the country’s epidemic preparedness and control.
Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that all manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system are complete.
Farmshine, a Nairobi based agritech start-up has raised a USD 250,000 funding from US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital’s gender lens sector-agnostic portfolio – GMC coLABS.
Safaricom has launched a new product that will allow M-Pesa customers to invest from as low as KES 100 to a maximum of KES 70,000 and earn an interest of 10% annually.
As the 2020 budget meetings come and go - teams are forced to assess their current defenses by analyzing their historical attacks in order to anticipate/predict future attack trends.
Kenyan based media production and podcast network start-up PortableVoices has announced a podcast distribution partnership with Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters with head office in Nairobi.
Even as the global business landscape shift and a growing number of millennium candidates enter the workforce organizations have not put in place measures train employees.
Jumia Food has launched the Kenya Food Index. The food index predicts a 50 percent increase in On-Demand deliveries in 2020.
[South Africa] JSE, African exchanges, AfDB and ASEA partner to increase cross-border trade in Africa
JSE and seven African partner exchanges in collaboration with the AfDB and ASEA hosted the African Exchange Linkage Project Stakeholder Engagement Forum to strengthen investment flows across African countries.
Safaricom and the Postal Corporation of Kenya have announced a partnership around the MPost service, with a goal of rolling out digital Post Office Boxes to more than 5 million additional customers.
ICT regulator Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has urged parents and other guardians to be on the look out on the content their children consumer online.
IBM invited Kenyan developers to take part in the IBM Digital - Nation Africa: Smart Water Challenge to create localized, sustainable solutions that address water issues.
Safaricom has announced discounts and offers for open day and the festive season of upto 45 percent on various smart devices and accessories.
The three-day Web Rangers Africa Summit came to an end in Nairobi on Saturday with organisers seeking to explore new ways of tackling the challenge of online threats against the youth.
James Kizza, Assistant Commissioner IT, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is the winner of the East Africa CIO of the Year Award 2019.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Kenya has launched the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite credit card in Kenya.
Oserian Development Company has announced that it will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.
AWS Startup Days are free events for early-stage founders, developers, and investors that aim to help early-stage founders build quickly with AWS services.
The M-PESA Foundation Academy has become the first learning institution to be recognised as the Company of the year at the East Africa CIO awards.
Scope Markets, a licensed foreign currency trading platform, is now live and Kenyans have actively begun trading in online forex.
Facebook brought together over 400 developers, startups and businesses from across Sub-Saharan Africa in a first of its kind conference dubbed “Facebook iD8 Nairobi”.
Mobile-money continues to be the key driver behind the digitization of payments, this has seen Equity Bank through mobile wallets, cards and digital payments record significant growth over the past one year.
$13 billion a year is lost in potential earnings for victims of domestic abuse in workplaces, research
Across nine countries, an estimated $13 billion a year is lost in potential earnings for victims of domestic abuse across the working population.
Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won two prizes as the best company in the categories "Global Operations" and "Best improved financial results" awarded by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
The Kenyan house prices remained in the negative territory during the third quarter of 2019, in what the latest Kenya Bankers Association House Price Index (KBA-HPI) has attributed to supply-demand imbalances.
George Njoroge a juakali mechanic from Roysambu, Nairobi County has emerged the overall winner of Total Kenya Plc and Toyota Kenya Ltd sponsored Total Quartz Golden Spanner Competition.
Africa Business Communities is open for networking! Every last Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet our team and network.
Africa Business Communities is open for networking! Every last Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet our team and network.
Safaricom has announced a partnership with Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) to connect and enhance its coolers.
Equity bank grew its non-funded income portfolio which contributed 41% of the lender’s earnings. The non-funded revenue stream in Q3 2019, grew to Kshs 22.5 billion, registering a 14% during the same period last year.
Cooperative Bank was once again announced as this year's overall winner of the Sustainable Finance Initiative Catalyst Awards for financial service providers.
Players in the Training, Learning and Development industry are set to meet in Nairobi Kenya for the Annual Training Evaluation Compendium in Africa, ATECA, conference, the first of its kind in the region.
[Kenya] CloudHop inks deal with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to provide clients with solution that enhances corporate governance
Cloud solutions provider in Kenya, CloudHop, has partnered with Nasdaq Governance Solutions, a business of Nasdaq Inc. to provide its clients in Eastern Africa with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage®.
Safaricom has announced new internet packages which seek to provide uninterrupted, high speed connectivity for small to medium sized businesses at affordable costs.
In a bid to improve its operations and in compliance with presidential directive and government requirements, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, KETRACO, has digitized its procurement processes.
Equity Group's diaspora remittance volumes hit Sh100 billion in the nine months to September, helping boost the lender's forex trading income to Sh. 2.84 billion in the period.
Digify Africa in partnership with Facebook celebrated the first Cohort graduates from the award-winning digital marketing bootcamp, Digify Pro in Nairobi, Kenya.
Standard Chartered Bank injected KShs 6.3 billion in direct and indirect lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (SME) in 9 months to September 2019
At Keriko Secondary School in Kenya’s Nakuru County, Peter Tabichi, is a science teacher who received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019.
Training management firms like Edify Learning Forum Africa, ELFA, have been at the forefront of designing, managing and redefining organizational learning processes in Africa over the years.
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has asked mobile network operators to deploy more masts in order to enhance their quality of service, amid complaints of increased drop calls and weak signals in such the regions.
Telecommunication company Ericsson has made successful inroads in Africa, particularly in Kenya with the continent being a key market for the company due to its innovation boom.
Safaricom has joined the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent), a global business network which mobilizes companies around the world to support refugees.
A unique African augmented reality art experience “Nyota” that showcases and celebrates 24 of Africa’s technology pioneers, has been unveiled by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB).
The recent Oracle Modern Cloud Day in Nairobi had the opportunity to experience the full potential unlocked by cloud-embedded technology.
Jumia expects 16 million visits from Kenyans to the platform during this year’s Black Friday event to secure deals ahead of the shopping season.
Paxful now services 3 million wallets with more than 800,000 being added in the last 12 months, predominantly in the USA, Nigeria, and Ghana.
The Kenya banking sector, under the ambit of the Kenya Bankers Association, has unveiled a credit platform for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a one way codeshare agreement with Safarilink Aviation to open up Kenya by connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
Liquid Telecom was recognised for helping thousands of fish farmers in Western Kenya and Nyanza to monitor and protect freshwater fish populations using Internet of Things (IoT)
Horn of Africa countries launch regional initiative to forge closer economic ties, strengthen political climate
Five Horn of Africa countries have launched an initiative to forge closer economic ties, building on the improving political climate in the sub-region.
Truecaller has announced that it is launching its developer program in Kenya and revealed that their app is the second highest-grossing app in the country.
Oracle recently showcased its latest Cloud led digital solutions to top business and government leaders at the International Modern Business event in Nairobi.
The United States (US) and Kenya held the second meeting of the U.S.- Kenya Trade and Investment Working Group in Nairobi to deepen trade and investment ties between the two countries.
The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointed Bernard Ngugi as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
The High Court in Nairobi ruled in favour of KRA in a case filed by a Dubai based company seeking orders to stop KRA from collecting KShs 2.3 billion in tax debts from its affiliate company registered and operating in Kenya.
Kenya’s telecom giant Safaricom plans to bid for one of two Ethiopian telecoms licenses in 2020 in partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom after posting a jump in first-half profit.
Liquid Telecom wins three awards including ‘Best African Wholesale Carrier’ at Global Carrier Awards
Liquid Telecom has won the ‘Best African Wholesale Carrier’ award for the eighth consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards.
4G Capital joins the global community of Certifed B Corporations (“B Corps”) with one unifying goal – to redefine “success" in business.
Glovo, which links motorcycle riders to consumers wishing to buy and deliver products, has partnered with News Cafe in a move aimed at expanding their market footprint in the country.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) commissioned a new equities trading system following approval by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA).
Kenya’s digital economy propels the country’s economic growth, more to be done for the economy, society and jobs of the future, World Bank
As Kenya’s digital economy propels the country’s economic growth, a new World Bank economic update says more needs to be done to prepare citizens and businesses for the economy, society and jobs of the future.
Equity Bank Kenya and AGCO have signed a partnership agreement that will see their customers get up to 80 percent financing on the Massey Ferguson tractors and accompanying implements.
Goodwell Investments has agreed to invest $2 million in Nairobi based fast-growing on-demand delivery platform Sendy.
Equity Bank Group's mobile payment and banking platform Equitel has announced the release of a new telephony bundle that offers customers both talk-time and insurance cover.
For, as the world creates data, there’s an equal demand for resources to store, process and make sense from this data to drive business value.
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has recognized 43 students from 10 universities for exceptional skills at the Cyber Security Hackathon held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
More than 60 percent of the companies that entered into the most coveted IT excellence awards in East Africa have been shortlisted with Kenya being ahead of the pack.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Dr. Patrick Njoroge has been named the Central Bank Governor of the Year for Sub-Saharan Africa by GlobalMarkets magazine, a world-leading financial journal.
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin, has announced £10 million of UK Aid support towards the Catalyst Fund during a visit to Nairobi.
Telecommunication company Safaricom PLC has named Peter Ndegwa, Diageo PLC’s Managing Director, its Chief Executive Officer effective April 2020.
With over 25% of Kenya’s insurance industry income fraudulently claimed, Kenindia Assurance has taken steps to curb the fraud by incorporating artificial intelligence in its motor insurance claim processes.
Air Afrik will cut roughly 80 per cent of its salaried staff in both Kenya and South Sudan by November as part of the company’s restructuring process.
On-demand transportation platform Bolt has launched its operations in Naivasha, Nakuru, Kitale and Eldoret towns, making it the leading ride-hailing service provider in terms of geographical reach in Kenya.
The U.K has announced a Ksh. 1.3 billion fund to support fintech startups in Kenya. This announcement was made by The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin during a visit to Nairobi last week.
Amref Health Africa and Awash Bank signed a long term partnership agreement to work jointly towards improving the health and well-being of communities in Ethiopia.
Members of GreenTech Self Help Group from Nyandarua County in Kenya have embraced a new agribusiness enterprise in the multiplication of Irish potato seeds and planting materials, a venture they say is bearing fruit.
Microsoft through the Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through the SheHacks annual HackFest Festival.
Equitel has recorded a 16 percent growth in the number of mobile money commerce transactions, according to the latest data from the Communications Authority (CA).
A group of Kenyan youth are transforming their urban community with public green spaces.
The KCB Group has inaugurated a new board for National Bank of Kenya (NBK), the lender it acquired recently.
Nairobi will this week host the EIB Eastern Africa SME and Microfinance Banking Forum that will seek to improve the economic and social impact of private sector financing supported by the lending arm of the European Union in East Africa.
Equitel has recorded a 16% growth in the number of mobile money commerce transactions, according to the latest data from the Communications Authority (CA).
[Kenya] TECNO shares its African achievements at the First China-Africa Mobile Internet Economy Summit
More than 200 representatives from different technology organisation came together for the first China-Africa Mobile Internet Economy Summit (CAMIES) held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company headquartered in Denmark with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care has opened a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
The UN announced today that 30 influential leaders from the corporate world will work together in a bid to free up trillions of dollars from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
[Column] Flora Kangethe: Customer service to backend - How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations
Mombasa is Kenya’s global gateway and plays an important role as the logistics and economic hub for East Africa. With its strategic location, the port and its infrastructure projects are attracting a lot of international investment.
Joramco and Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, have signed a heavy maintenance agreement for the first time to perform OOP check for six B787.
Technology delivery firm Glovo has partnered with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to train all riders using its platform on road safety.
On-demand transportation platform Bolt has announced the appointment of Kenneth Micah as the Regional Manager for East Africa.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed an agreement with train ticketing company, AccesRail, to provide its passengers with connectivity to different destinations in Europe through train transfers from 3 of its 5 European gateways.
KCB Group has been ranked at position 717 in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2019, climbing nearly 100 places up, on the back of steady growth and strong balance sheet credentials.
Five African countries initiate banking reforms to drive development and tackle climate change, report
Thirty-eight emerging market economies, including five countries in Africa, have initiated key banking reforms to drive development and fight climate change, according to the second Global Progress Report.
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has collaborated with Kenyatta and Strathmore Universities to launch the Making More Health Venture4Change idea competition.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academies in Nairobi, Lagos and Lusaka class of 2020 students have started their first day in class.
M-KOPA has today released its 2019 Impact Report, ‘Upgrading Lives’, with partners from Microsoft, Safaricom and Stanbic.
The app will include a wide array of payment, commerce and financial services into a single platform that will revolutionize the way customers interact with digital payment services in the continent.
African projects from Kenya, Uganda, Mali and Ethiopia are among the 16 winners of The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) innovation challenge whose focus is surfacing resilience solutions across Africa and Asia.
Safaricom’s M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years by Project Management Institute (PMI) in its 2019 Most Influential Projects list.