As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds have launched.
The last 20 years of real estate boom in East Africa has changed our building landscape and inventory, as it quite rightly should have done.
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.
Innova Eco Building System has entered into a joint venture agreement to build a $40 million manufacturing plant bringing its green building technology to Mwale Medical and Technology City.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.
The board of telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board as an independent non-executive director.
The Western Union Company has unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Kenya to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has admitted APT Commodities Limited as the first company to join the Ibuka Program; NSE’s incubation and acceleration program.
goFLUENT and LRMG have signed a partnership to accelerate the language skills of professionals who are non-native speakers of English, Chinese, French, and other key business languages.
The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education is in partnership with the Republic of South Korea have announced plans to establish a graduate only university at Konza Technopolis.
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has flown an entire Boeing 777 cargo aircraft packed full of freshly cut roses from Nairobi to Sydney, right in time for the romantic holiday.
Loon has announced the installation of a new set of ground stations in Kenya. The installation of ground stations is a key milestone that paves the way for testing with Loon’s stratospheric balloons
The annual Mastercard Love Index indicates that Kenyans are willing to dig deeper into their pockets to make their partners happy and that they are going online to do it.
At least 3,000 youth in Kenya are set to benefit from a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme over the next two years funded by Safaricom Foundation
Indian phone maker Lava international has launched in Kenya. The company unveiled its low-cost feature phones and smartphones at an event held at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Nairobi.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has published the first State of Corporate Governance Report based on an assessment of 56 issuers of securities to the public in 2017/18.
Safaricom has announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package.
Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya have announced the signing of a binding agreement that will see the shareholders of the two companies enter into an agreement to merge their respective operations.
Safaricom has partnered with KAPS to enable motorists across the country pay for their parking by M-PESA at more than 50 locations including malls and hospitals.
Facebook has announced that it is opening up a content review centre in Nairobi Kenya as part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its platform.
icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has commenced the construction of its new data centre in Kenya.
Shortlist has raised $2 million series A led by Blue Haven Initiative, with participation from Compass Venture Capital, existing investor Zephyr Acorn, and several others.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched the Manufacturing Priority Agenda (MPA) 2019 under the theme, Closing the manufacturing gap through the Big 4 Agenda for shared prosperity.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has announced the appointment of Wanjiku Mugane as a Senior Advisor in Kenya.
One of Kenya’s largest flower growers and exporters, Oserian Development Company has announced a series of scholarships for best students in the schools it manages.
Nairobi Garage has launched new premises in Nairobi Karen, now offering three state-of-the-art hubs creating an interlinking coworking network spanning the whole of Nairobi.
The Kenya Scouts Association, with the support of Google yesterday launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety at an event to mark Safer Internet Day.
Safaricom yesterday hosted the annual Safer Internet Day to advocate for the responsible use of the internet at an event held at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House.
After years of experience working in the construction industry, Seth Mundhe identified a need in the market and set up an online marketplace to satisfy it.
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
Taxation is a key element in cost of doing business and hence should be designed to optimize growth of industry and increase overall competitiveness.
In its quest to support the transformation of the capital markets in Kenya through nurturing innovation, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has joined the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN).
East African Community leaders have lauded the regional body for the role it has played towards improving the economies of member countries.
World Vision and Panasonic Corporation have launched an Off-grid Solutions Project in Narok County, Kenya.
NIC Group PLC and Commercial Bank of Africa Limited, CBA board directors have agreed to the merger of NIC and CBA.
In 1965, a tiny country in Asia was expelled by its ‘Mother Country’. At its point of departure from the Federation of Malaysia, Singapore, a 580-square Kilometer Island, had no natural resources.
The 2019 Global Cleantech 100 recognized M-KOPA for pioneering and building one of the world’s most advanced pay-as-you-go platforms – unlocking solar, information, technology and finance to upgrade millions of lives across Africa.
Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya
Standard Chartered bank has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa.
Adspace Africa in partnership with Eskimi DSP have shortened the gap between outdoor buying and online advertising by allowing you to advertise offline and online at the same time.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the urgent need to conserve Kenya’s wetlands.
Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) held its fourth Economic Forum to discuss how to achieve growth amid fiscal imbalances brought about by the country’s debt course.
Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya benefit most from investments in local seed business activities, Index shows
Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs.
Ride-hailing firm Taxify, in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Renault Kenya has announced a vehicle financing dealership for Taxify drivers in Kenya.
YSK has partnered with the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom to launch the 2nd edition of the National Science and Technology competition for secondary school students.
Cytonn Real Estate , the development affiliate of Cytonn Investments, has launched a Ksh 2.5 billion, approximately $25 million, development in Karen.
A new analysis by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) indicate that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) due to trade misinvoicing, is a significant and persistent drag on 148 developing countries’ economies.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained the Central Bank Rate (CBR) at 9.00 percent during its January 28, 2019 meeting.
GreenTec has announced its investment into SuperFluid Labs, a SAAS provider of data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.
The World Bank Group, in collaboration with the Commission for Revenue Allocation has launched County Creditworthiness Academy.
Even as Kenya continues to record impressive penetration of technology, a section of citizens still prefer the brick and mortar services and are still apprehensive about embracing new innovations among them machine intelligence.
Safaricom’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards 2019. The service which was launched in November last year has been nominated under the Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce.
Creditinfo has launched a new Integrated anti-fraud solution to combat identity fraud for the Kenyan mobile lending market.
Sanofi, and a major player in innovation in Africa, has launching three challenges for African startups to find innovative solutions to improve access to healthcare and transform the health ecosystem throughout the continent.
UNOPS has signed an agreement with Kenya government to deliver 100,000 affordable, sustainable homes nationwide.
[Kenya] Andela Secures $100M Series D to build distributed engineering teams and power the future of work
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.
Jetways Airlines, Silverstone Air and Skyward Express will from now on use Pesapal’s integrated payment system to process Mpesa, Visa, mVisa, MasterCard and American Express payments on their respective websites
South Africa's Global Credit Ratings (GCR) has clarified that it is still operating in Kenya and is not contemplating a withdrawal.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with NIC Bank for digital money transfers to Kenya.
Bank customers in Kenya have not yet warmed up to the idea of robots and artificial intelligence and would rather have humans handle their customer service needs.
Safaricom enterprise customers can now access a wide range of security solutions to protect their information technology (I.T) systems.
Victoria Commercial Bank (VCB), Kenya has gone live with an Appzillon-based omni-channel corporate banking solution to cater to the ever dynamic needs of their tech savvy corporate clients.
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.
Telco Systems has announced that it has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is set to raise revenue to GDP ratio from current 18.3 per cent in 2017/18 to 19.2 per cent in 2020/21.
Visa has announced that it is launching a global initiative – She’s Next, Empowered by Visa – to encourage women small business owners as they build, sustain and advance their businesses.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom will dedicate KSh. 1 billion, $10 million, into the expansion and optimisation of its 4G and 3G network.
African tech startups have invited to present their ideas to experts, investors and the media at the Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future open day to be held in Nairobi.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers acquires stake in BBOXX as it expands to off-grid solar market
African Infrastructure Investment Managers has acquired through its African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 a minority stake in BBOXX’s operations in East Africa.
[Kenya] Lendable closes second round of asset-backed pass-through notes with institutional investors to expand access to credit across sub-Saharan Africa
Lendable, Inc. has announced the closing of an innovative secured dual tranche 36-month note program, called Multi-Originator Segregated Portfolio 2, or “MOP2”.
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.
Taxi hailing company Uber has launched UberASSIST in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged local motor vehicle assemblers to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.
US has reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment.
Kenyan private sector businesses enjoyed a solid improvement in operating conditions during the month of December, 2018.
More than 70 Kenyan secondary school students have concluded a six-week ICT youth innovation training programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT).
Catalyst Principal Partners, a Nairobi-based private equity firm has acquired three top tier mattress manufacturers in Uganda, Malawi and Kenya.
Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa users to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds in their accounts.
The Safaricom Technology Academy is a 3-month internship program that is targeted to ongoing Kenyan Degree Students.
Safaricom has launched Ndoto Zetu, an initiative that aims at positively transforming lives of communities across Kenya.
The Kenyan government wants all police officers to undergo a compulsory six-month training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Villgro Kenya has invested $80,000 each in Maisha Meds and Turaco, two companies working to improve health access for low-income Kenyans.
Malawi has been named a distant 10th of the top 15 African Exporters of Apparel to the United States under the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade preference programme.
The real estate sector in 2018, recorded continued investment across all themes driven by the political stability following the conclusion of the electioneering period.
ALTEN Energías Renovables has confirmed its choice of the French company Voltalia to carry out EPC and O&M service on its new PV solar power plant in Kenya.
The United States has outlined its Africa strategy by reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment.
ALTEN Energías Renovables has confirmed its choice of the French company Voltalia to carry out EPC and O&M service on its new PV solar power plant in Kenya.
UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga in Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support capacity and skills development for women and youth.
In a bid to protect investors, Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has cautioned the public against participating in any initial coin offering or trading in any coin exchange offered by Wiseman Talent Ventures.
GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services, GE EFS, have partnered to provide technology and advisory support for its flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Kenya's third largest mobile operator Telkom has launched Free Zones for its pre-paid voice customers. The Telkom Free zones according to the operator are part of its commitment to offer more value and benefit to its customers.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has warned of a new malware known as ‘Emotet’ targeting network systems in the country.
Kenyan-owned taxi-hailing app Little has announced plans to roll out minibus services in Nairobi in the new year.
By deliberately centering Manufacturing in the Big 4 Agenda, Kenya made an expedient decision to steer itself back on the fast track towards realizing Vision 2030.
Pay-as-you-go solar and finance company M-KOPA has raised funding from Japanese multinational, Sumitomo Corporation to empower homes and small businesses.
Known as StarTimes ON, the online video streaming service will be dedicated to providing ultimate entertainment and enriched experience enabling subscribers to access the pay television company channels on the go.
Dimension Data East Africa, trading as Dimension Data Solutions Limited has announced plans to launch its digital business solutions in East Africa in 2019.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with Africa’s largest non-profit civic technology network Code for Africa (CfA) to install air quality sensors at 3,000 sites across Kenya.
This year, reports and news articles have been awash with stories of a dysfunctional EAC bloc stagnated and in near-crumbling state.