Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways.
Persistent Energy Capital announced a strategic venture building investment and partnership with Ecobodaa, a pioneer e-mobility startup, leading the revolution of the electric motorbike taxi (bodaboda) in Kenya.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the new brand of EquityBCDC, a subsidiary of Kenya’s Equity Group Holdings in the Democratic Republic of Congo, located on the 18th floor of Equity Centre building in Kinshasa.
Two years on from the launch of a pilot programme, more than 1.7 million doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine have been administered in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, benefitting more than 650 000 children with additional malaria protection.
[Nigeria] P2P Crypto Marketplace Bitzlato Partners with Lemonade Finance to Ease Money Transfers Across Africa
Bitzlato (BZ), the latest P2P Crypto Exchange to enter the African market, has added Lemonade Finance, a borderless payment platform for Africa as a payment method to its platform.
Bolt has announced the appointment of Edgar Kipngetich Kitur as the Country Manager for Bolt Food in Kenya. Edgar joins Bolt Food from SUPPER London, a food delivery startup where he served as VP of strategy
icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has announced the installation of Solar Energy systems at its Nairobi (NBO1) and Mombasa (MBA1) Data Centres.
[Column] Joshua Ndemenge: University Students need continuous mentorship to become relevant in their chosen fields of study
In March, Microsoft’s Africa Development Centre announced the kick-off of Season 2 of its Game of Learners (GOL) program, an initiative aimed at enhancing digital and coding skills amongst university students in Africa
The programme aims to grow the technical skills of the graduates, training them on the Ericsson technology, solutions and, delivery and providing them with an understanding of Ericsson’s processes, methods and tools.
[Kenya] Logistics startup Amitruck and Sky.Garden announce last mile goods pick-up and deliveries partnership
Logistics platform Amitruck and e-commerce platform Sky.Garden have announced a partnership aiming to form an end-to-end digital chain for goods pick-up and deliveries to the last mile.
As of 19 April, Showmax mobile subscribers in Kenya will pay Ksh 300 a month for access to the full Showmax catalogue on a single mobile device. This is a 20% reduction on the previous price point of Ksh 380.
Desalytics Water Solutions, a company specializing in the distribution of water treatment and water quality consumables, has strengthened its operations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the closing of its acquisition in Kenya.
[Kenya] Strathmore University partners with Ukraine company to train students on blockchain solutions
@ilabAfrica-Strathmore University has partnered with 482.solutions, Odessa, Ukraine to provide training on blockchain solutions development to students at the University and other interested professionals.
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance and The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business have announced collaboration to promote, support and facilitate bilateral trade and investment opportunities from Canada into Kenya.
Telkom Kenya has partnered with The National Youth Council of Kenya (NYCK) to develop a youth-focused digital wallet to boost financial inclusion among the youth, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In line with its investor protection mandate, as affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) commenced its enforcement proceedings against former board members of Imperial Bank.
Through an initiative dubbed ‘Pay for Results’, the bank targets to provide financing across dairy, horticulture, livestock and energy for agriculture value chains.
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in its shared Innovation series highlights seven innovative programs created or developed by African countries to combat covid-19.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with Nakuru County to improve health services for over 100,000 people through an integrated electronic medical records program named Afya Moja.
In this context, the prevailing diplomatic tiff between Kenya and UK over travel bans occasioned by concerns over new COVID-19 variants shouldn’t be allowed to escalate any further.
An online platform that provides community-oriented technological solutions to connect, support and empower people with disabilities in Kenya has been launched.
Today, any Kenyan entrepreneur with an Internet connection can promote their business, engage with customers, transact digitally, and leverage connected technologies to improve their operations.
Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, conveniently and in real time, via their smartphones.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has recorded the highest revenue performance rate since the beginning of the Financial Year 2020/2021 after collecting Kshs 144.6 billion in March 2021 surpassing the revenue target.
ION Geophysical Corporation, announced the Company was awarded an exclusive agreement for 3D multi-client programs offshore Kenya. The agreement includes both 3D new acquisition offshore the Lamu Basin and reimaging vintage data offshore Kenya.
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
As movement restrictions and other safety measures took hold across Kenya, the Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF) created a mobile phone–based information service as a way to respond to the crisis and keep farmers better informed.
The distribution and administration of vaccines at the scale of COVID-19 is a monumental challenge. There is much at stake because disruptions in the supply chain can prevent the delivery of the vaccine and negatively impact public trust.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africans are increasingly using eCommerce in response to COVID-19 restrictions
Ten countries are responsible for 94% of all online business in Africa. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, and Kenya together account for 78% of total marketplace traffic.
Telkom Kenya has today announced that two of its senior colleagues Steve Okeyo and Kris Senanu are leaving the company after two and five years respectively
Fintech startup Dash App has raised $500K+ pre-seed financing to expand its operations to Kenya and Ghana.
Binance Charity announces $1 million crypto donation to UNICEF to help in global COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Binance Charity has announced the world’s first crypto donation to UNICEF’s role in the global COVID-19 vaccine rollout—the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation ever undertaken.
[Kenya] Safaricom selects Ericsson's microwave transport solution to boost mobile broadband coverage
Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya.
Looking back on 2020, it’s clear that the ways we work have rapidly transformed, from the shift to remote work to balancing time across work and personal responsibilities.
Huawei Mobile Kenya has announced that local banking apps are now available on App Gallery. Huawei AppGallery is the official Huawei app store that you can use to download hundreds of Android apps.
The report notes that the ability of African cities to emerge resilient from the pandemic will depend on their ability to innovate, providing long term social solutions to their residents, attracting funding and generating new demand for space.
Pan African specialist investment financial institution Verdant Capital has raised $9.9 million Series A equity capital for Tugende, a technology enabled MSME lender in East Africa.
The establishment of an effective Common External Tariff in the East Africa region will lead to the exponential growth of the manufacturing sector.
CBK has announced the resumption of charges for transactions above Ksh.100 effected through bank-specific mobile money wallets that are closely linked to the Savings and Credit Societies (SACCO) sector.
The eco.business Fund has provided its first investment in Kenya in the amount of $10 million to Co-operative Bank of Kenya ,Co-op Bank, one of the commercial banks in the country.
Connecting women to the digital economy is critical to driving further economic growth and innovation on the African continent.
Microsoft launches second edition of Game of Learners program for university students in Kenya and Nigeria
Microsoft has announced the kick-off of Season 2 of the Game of Learners (GOL) program, an initiative aimed at enhancing digital and coding skills amongst university students in Kenya and Nigeria.
On-demand delivery startup Glovo has raised $528M funding round led by New York-based investment managers Lugard Road Capital and the Luxor Capital Group.
Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination, Dr. Fred Matiangí and his ICT counterpart, Mr. Joe Mucheru today presided over the ground-breaking ceremony of an ultra-modern security command centre at the Konza Technopolis.
The trade deal allows tariff-free market access for Kenyan top agricultural exports to UK including vegetables, fruits, flowers, coffee and tea.
While we think of farming as a soil business therefore insulated from fuel cost hikes, nothing could be further from the truth. Farms purchase inputs are transported by motorized means through the retailer, distributor and manufacturer.
Drone operations have spurred innovation within the aviation industry globally. In Kenya, drones have captured the interest of individuals and organizations alike, for leisure and commercial use.
The Republic of Kenya has joined The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business as a full member of the 27-year-old organization, committed to accelerating Canada-Africa trade and investment.
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.
IXAfrica, the new-entrant datacentre operator in Kenya has begun an ambitious plan to build a world-leading and sustainable campus at a prime location in Nairobi.
World Services Group (WSG) has announced that ENSafrica has expanded its global membership with five new jurisdictions in Africa in addition to South Africa and Mauritius: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.
Ride-hailing firm Bolt has officially launched its food delivery service, Bolt Food, in Nairobi, Kenya. The new service, the company says will give users access to a huge variety of restaurants and menus
Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda has announced that is expanding its operations regionally after closing a funding round in February 2021.
Incentro Africa becomes first company in Africa to achieve Google Cloud Partner Work Transformation Specialization
Incentro has achieved the Google Cloud Partner “Work Transformation” Specialization, a development that gives any organisation looking to deploy collaboration solutions, the confidence that with Incentro, they are in experienced hands.
Safaricom has announced the launch of trials for the trail-blazing 5G technology for its customers. The trial will begin with both individual and enterprise customers in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega.
With the funding Equity Bank Kenya will further support Kenyan entrepreneurs during these challenging times with a special focus on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Marundu Muturi is a Customer Advocate at Incentro Africa, an IT service provider delivering custom build cloud-based software solutions for the European and African market.
African nations have been urged to adopt digital solutions towards achieving economic recovery from the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease pandemic.
A total of 314 million mobile users across eight developing countries benefited from free internet access during the hardest months of the pandemic, despite having run out of credit or not being physically able to top up.
Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping them from using their favourite messaging platforms and applications.
Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, and MultiChoice Kenya have announced a partnership to bring DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya.
The OPPO Reno5 has been in the Kenyan market for over a month now, and one element of the device that users need to look out for is the experience with the camera for both photos and videos.
Among the six smartphones that smartphone manufacturer realme introduced in the Kenyan market, realme C11 seems to have struck a code in the hearts of many Kenyans as it emerged top as the most purchased in 2020.
At least a quarter of users in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are attacked by malware hiding within their devices, report
When looking at corporate users in these regions, the numbers are similar: 23% of corporate users in South Africa, 29% in Kenya and 35% in Nigeria encountered such local threats within 2020.
Smartphone features such as fast charging was only limited to high-end devices, but thanks to increased competition and the offering of new features in every new release, it has become one of the top considerations people look at before making a purchase.
World Services Group (WSG) announced that ENSafrica has expanded its global membership with five new jurisdictions in Africa in addition to South Africa and Mauritius: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.
Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, has launched a system that automates issuance of import and export services provided by the Agriculture and Food Authority of Kenya (AFA), the government regulatory agency.
AFR-IX telecom, a global Internet service provider operating in more than 50 countries in Africa that delivers data and Internet services for businesses, international carriers and telecom operators, is expanding its peer-to-peer network with an agreement with Asteroid Internet Exchange Point.
Colgate has announced, in support of World Water Day, an extension of its partnership to drill water wells to provide clean and safe drinking water to Kenyan communities.
The Ministry of Education has completed a 10 year Master Plan for Science and Technology Parks (STPs) in Kenya.
Close to 800 youth in Oloitokitok, Kajiado county have benefitted from a KES 32 million funded Safaricom Foundation Youth in Agribusiness programme.
Microsoft’s annual global student technology competition, Imagine Cup has revealed the entries selected to be a part of the World semi-finals round taking place on 24 and 25 March 2021.
E-commerce platform Jumia has launched a Food Festival Campaign to support local restaurants. The campaign will run from 19th March to 4th April.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) announced the introduction of real-time Derivatives Market data on the Elektron Real Time platform offered by Refinitiv.
Businesses and entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe can apply for funding.
Africa has been described as the fastest-growing continents in the world. This growth, according to an article published on Forbes has been fueled by a young rapidly urbanizing population.
Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle Mzito, giving its subscribers data and minutes at competitive pricing.
East African planning, design, architecture and engineering team FBW Group is working with Fusion Capital, a real estate developers, to create a low-cost, affordable housing strategy in Kenya.
Yiling Pharmaceutical announced it has received the herbal product license for Lianhua Qingwen Capsules from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of the Ministry of Health of Kenya.
Flourish Ventures, a global fintech venture capital firm, has announced a new office based in Nairobi to support fintech startups across Africa.
Africa’s money transfer platform Chipper Cash has partnered with Atotos Sports to provide professional training for Kenyan Coaches from disadvantaged backgrounds within Nairobi.
IFC, The SANAD Fund for MSMEs (SANAD), the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO), and Symbiotics announced a loan to KCB Bank Kenya to help the bank increase lending for climate-friendly projects and to smaller businesses.
In a bid to boost e-commerce among the micro and small enterprises in Africa, Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Catalyst Fund, MEST and BFA Global have created Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce program.
The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and Equity Group signed an agreement which will provide a $75 million guarantee fund to four of Equity’s bank subsidiaries within the Group.
Dynamic independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed the management contracts for three hotels in Kenya.
In Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, Sheila Funnell a wildlife conservationist, is working to protect the Grevy's zebra, an endangered zebra species.
Standard Chartered Bank has today launched a digital pan-bank league competition offering customers across 11 markets an opportunity to accumulate points that lead to prizes.
New transmission infrastructure in Kenya and connecting into Ethiopia, there are great opportunities for the geothermal sector in Kenya and the region.
South Africa’s security and medical response platform AURA is expanding into Kenya. The company has also appointed Hilary Itela as its new General Manager in the country.
Kenyan based startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital eCommerce customer engagement management mobile app to support SMEs.
Bolt has unveiled a new campaign to empower women in technology. The campaign will run throughout this month and is targeted at jumpstarting careers for women in the tech space regardless of their field
Indeed, so extreme is the anti-pesticide noise that we are in danger of plundering our food output and increasing our dependency on Europe for generations ahead.
Incentro is directly looking for a Workspace Support Agent in Nairobi
Digital payments have become a very crucial service in Africa. Every day, millions of transactions are transacted across the continent leading to the rise of different payment technologies like Mpesa.
Elizabeth Akinyi is the Customer Success Manager at Incentro Africa, an IT service provider delivering custom build cloud-based software solutions for the European and African market.
Ride-hailing Bolt has introduced a new ride category on its platform to offer eco-friendly rides as the company moves towards reducing its ecological footprint.
Three startups from Kenya are among the recipients of the inaugural $2-million Jua Fund, the largest African venture capital fund by a private individual.
InnoCentive, Habitat for Humanity launch open innovation campaign to reduce the spread of malaria across Africa
Open innovation firm InnoCentive is supporting global housing nonprofit Habitat for Humanity in a new challenge to find a solution for retrofitting houses across Africa to reduce the spread of malaria.
Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has launched a new gin in the Kenyan market, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla. The introduction of Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla follows a successful revamp of the gin category by KBL.
Global, cybersecurity-as-a-service company, FirstWave Cloud Technology Limited has announced the signing of a three-year Level 1 Partner Agreement with Moja Access, part of CSquared Group, a pan-African technology company.