For the first time ever, Kenya has achieved the milestone of one million active 4G customers. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the back of an expanding 4G network and increased affordability of 4G.
CNN International’s African Voices programme has this week featured artist and environmentalist Cyrus Kabiru to learn more about the inspiration behind his work.
Opera, the Norwegian developer of Opera Mini, the most popular mobile browser app in Africa, has integrated a new web payment platform in Kenya called OPay.
Mastercard has unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that empowers small kiosk owners in Nairobi to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS.
The Citi Foundation and the international nonprofit organization TechnoServe have unveiled three new projects to support young entrepreneurs and workers in Africa through the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative.
Telkom has launched My Telkom, a self-care mobile app, for use on smart phones and other mobile devices.
In line with the theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities to create a more sustainable and resilient society for all, Safaricom has launched M-PESA services for visually impaired customers.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has announced her decision to appoint Nancy Asiko Onyango as Director of the Fund’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA).
The Kenya Post Bank is set to embark on an ambitious restructuring programme that will see it reach out to the lower end of the market with disruptive banking.
Mobile money use in Kenya dropped in the third quarter of the year by 2 percent, the time when the country was in an electioneering period.
Flamingo Horticulture Investments (FHI Ltd), a Sun Capital Europe portfolio organisation, announced that they will make a further investment of $2.4Million in subsidiary business Dudutech, Africa’s leading Biological Pesticide Manufacturer.
Kenya’s Integrated telecommunication company Safaricom has launched five new Safaricom Shops that aim to cater for rising demand across the country.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that any African wishing to visit the country will be eligible to receive a visa on arrival.
Efforts being made by Kenya’s government to make Nairobi an aviation hub has received a big boost from the African development Bank which approved a US$ 160m loan for the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya Power has signed a total of 23 contracts for the implementation of the Last Mile Connectivity Project (LMCP) funded by both the African Development Bank and the World Bank.
CNN Market Place Africa follows a delegation of Kenyan utility managers and policy makers as they travel to the Solar Farm Project in the Californian desert to learn about more about the opportunities provided by solar power.
Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (infotradekenya.go.ke), which has consolidated more than 120 documents and procedures.
Safaricom has launched its e-commerce portal, Masoko. Masoko. Swahili for ‘markets’. aims to leverage the mobile phone to provide local merchants with unlimited potential to sell their products and services via an online platform
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa, who form the bulk of the food producers, are struggling with access to key agricultural inputs including fertilizer and seeds, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.
Stanbic Bank Kenya has launched a new business unit called Wealth dedicated to offering a complete range of financial services including Life and General insurance, investments.
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .
In the middle of a dry village in Kajuki, Tharaka Nithi County, a growing fruit and vegetable processing factory is proving Kenya can add value to fresh produce, increase farmer’s earnings and reduce post harvest losses.
Kenya exported passion fruits in the 90s and early 2000 but since 2003, decline in production started because of pest management challenges.
In the quest to quench the thirst of shortage of quality potato seed in Bomet County, the USAID funded Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises Project working with Deepa Industries.
Water is becoming an increasingly paradoxical subject; mainly because it is a universal basic need without which there would be no life, and yet, it is fast becoming the foremost depleted and scarce resource in the world.
Elisha Langat never catches a break in his in farm in Bomet County.He has six dairy cows, tea bushes and is multiplying potato seed.
On the streets of the bustling Kisii town in Kenya, Cyrus Nyakundi can easily pass for an ordinary hustler. He is the proprietor of Agroplant Technologies, the only tissue culture lab in the Nyanza and South Rift region.
Network Airline Management, a division of the Network Aviation Group and Astral Aviation have signed a long-term wet lease with Air Atlanta Icelandic adding a factory-built, nose-loader B747-400F to their existing managed fleet.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Kenya to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications that are now embedded with artificial intelligence.
Aon Plc the global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk has confirmed it has completed the sale of its shareholding in its employee benefit, insurance and reinsurance brokerage operations in Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia.
Standard Bank was named the best private bank in Kenya in the 2017 Global Private Banking Awards held in Singapore last week, in recognition of its wealth investment and management arms.
Kenya Urban Roads Authority General Manager Daniel Muchiri has told CNN’s Building Bridges programme of the huge financial losses Kenya’s capital is experiencing as traffic jams grind the city to a halt.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with TradeMark East Africa have launched an online portal in a quest to provide investors in the country with up to date data on the sector.
Marriot International, Inc. has opened its second hotel in the “World’s Wildlife Capital”, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, further consolidating its presence in Kenya.
CNN’s African Voices meets acclaimed Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi as he describes his journey to success and shares his thoughts on the power of comedy.
[Kenya] JinkoSolar switches London Distillers to solar energy in largest commercial rooftop project in East Africa
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd a global player in the photovoltaic (PV) industry has supplied 924 Kilowatts of PV modules to be installed on the rooftop of the London Distillers’ distillery in Athi River, Kenya.
Leading members of the private sector in Ghana and Kenya have acknowledged that both countries have the capacity, economic and investment credentials to transform and expand trade between their respective regional markets.
Kenyan farmers are set to enjoy a bigger market share after the European Union committed to cut agricultural export subsidies by end of January in line with a World Trade Organisation landmark decision passed in Nairobi.
The NatMobile app allows customers to make payments such as school fees, National Hospital Insurance Fund contributions, utility bills and gives them access to credit card statements.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank today approved a US$ 100 million Line of Credit to Kenya Commercial Bank Limited.
That Kenya is in protracted competition with Ethiopia to entice investors and maintain the lead as the East African regional powerhouse is an open secret.
ACDI/VOCA has partnered with USAID under the Feed the Future-funded Kenya Livestock Market Systems (LMS) activity, a Leader with Associates award, to strengthen people’s resilience to climate shocks and reduce poverty, hunger, and chronic undernutrition
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced a 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire fibre cable and expand the internet network across East Africa.
The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
QGIAM, the private equity arm of Africa focused investment firm Quantum Global has announced that on behalf of their investors, the sale of its interest in Savannah Cement, a leading Kenyan cement producer, has been completed.
Mobile payments in August posted the largest month-on-month drop this year, coming after intensive political campaigns in July.
Regional agro input powerhouse Elgon Kenya has partnered with respected IPM category products producer Dudutech in a deal that is set to make Elgon Kenya the distributor of Dudutech’s globally recognized products.
Empowering organizations to move workloads to the cloud while keeping their data on their own premises, Oracle has launched the innovative Cloud at Customer solution in Kenya.
In order to achieve our economic goals as envisioned in the 2030 development blue-print, we need to be deliberate in creating an export push for our local goods.
CityBlue Hotels has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of the CityBlue Creekside Hotel & Suites, Mombasa.
Hurricane Electric, the IPv6-native Internet backbone has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Nairobi at the East Africa Data Centre.
Nestlé Professional to provide Innscor Kenya with beverage solutions through Alegria vending technology
Nestlé Professional, the out-of-home arm of Nestlé, has entered into a partnership with Innscor Kenya Limited to provide the latter with beverage solutions to its consumers through Nescafé Alegria vending technology.
GroFin and USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub partner to increase access to finance for East African agribusiness SMEs
GroFin, a development financier which specialises in providing finance and support to small and growing businesses, has received a grant from USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.
On the latest episode of ‘Marketplace Africa’, the programme examines Kenya’s luxury car market – one that is among the fastest growing on the continent and is now attracting top-end car manufacturers to the country.
Safaricom has kicked off its Fibre to Home Regional Roll out Plan that will see an increased number of customers access fast internet speeds from the comfort of their homes.
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.
A leading African ISP, iWayAfrica Kenya, has secured regulatory approval to acquire the terrestrial and VSAT customer base of Callkey Networks, a Nairobi-based corporate communications service provider and subsidiary of ImaraSat.
Statesduka.com is the first budget online shopping and shipping website serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
After what it says is a thorough evaluation of the efficiency of its network to maximize productivity with the rollout of a new Winter Schedule, Kenya Airways has announced that it will discontinue flights to Hong Kong and Hanoi, Vietnam, from October 29, 2017.
US advisory firm has announced its entry into East Africa through collaboration with with Nexus Business Advisory Limited (Nexus), a tax, legal and business advisory firm based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, TRM, is a name synonymous with strategy and tact. He has been a formidable juggernaut in retail and manufacturing industries across Africa.
Following successful trials over the last four months in Nakuru, Safaricom has announced the availability of M-PESA 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri.
Digital transformation initiatives in East Africa received a welcome boost as 52 skilled youth graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers together with UN Women has held the third Women in Manufacturing Forum themed ‘Why gender inclusivity is smart business’ targeting women entrepreneurs.
Cloud and on premises enterprise software solutions provider Nice has announced that Nimble Group, an asset management and collections leader, is implementing Nexidia Analytics across all of its customer interactions.
More than half the money sent through mobile phones between April and June this year went to paying for goods and services, fresh official data have shown.
Uber and Visa have announced a strategic agreement that aims to grow digital commerce across Africa. Under the agreement, Visa will work with its financial institution partners to set up their debit and credit portfolios for eCommerce.
Sixteen learners have received $12,000 in scholarship prize money courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive. The money will go towards tuition fees, stationery and textbooks in all schooling phases for the children of ages seven to 18 years.
RESTANCE, Inc has announced a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the Company's East African Economic Development Strategy.
Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been selected by Kenya to upgrade its aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR) program with the latest Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) technology.
Nestlé in partnership with Ashoka have called on Kenyans to nominate individuals, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, members of the academia and social enterprises for its 2018 Nestlé Creating Shared Value (CSV) Prize.
The overarching goal of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) cluster development approach is a modern business value creation method of effecting positive social and economic changes through enriching the culture of innovation
Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya has announced a new multiyear Masterplan, new investments and new membership.
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.
Kenya’s largest flower farm Oserian Development Company Limited through its Fairtrade Joint Body has established a garden of select highly nutritious vegetables as it seeks to supplement staff feeding.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a science and technology company, has announced the new startups participating in its Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya.
South African Customs Union and East African Community deliberate on tripartite Free Trade Area market access
South Africa has played host to the 11th bilateral meeting between Trade Ministers of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC).
Branch, a Facebook-linked mobile phone lending app, has raised Sh200 million by issuing a commercial paper. The Silicon Valley startup will use the funds to grow its loan book.
Integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom has announced renewed investments in its customer care organization as it seeks to strengthen service delivery to customers.
Heifer International is working with the nonprofit Sirolli Institute to help farmers start or grow successful businesses.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with German Corporation for International Development have held a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Job Fair as part of the organization’s goal to bridge the skills gap in the country.
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has completed the acquisition of Air Connection, a specialized forwarder of flowers and vegetables following the approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya.
Safaricom’s Spark Venture Fund has announced that it will once again be investing in iProcure, a supply chain platform in Kenya. iProcure offers farmers discounts of between 10 and 20 percent every time they purchase farming products.
Once the last loose ends have been tied up, Kenya will be celebrating its largest debt and equity restructuring transaction yet: USD 2.2 billion restructuring of Kenya Airways PLC.
To enhance its customer service delivery, utility company Kenya Power has announced an upgrade of its Customer Management System.
Nestlé Kenya has announced the re-launch of MILO, the very popular cocoa and malt beverage, with a new formulation, Activ-Go.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has completed 100G upgrades to key routes on the East Africa Fibre Ring.
Kenya tops the world in financial inclusion, with latest reports giving the country a rating of up to 86 per cent above global heavy weights like Brazil.
[Kenya]TVU Networks to avail hundreds of its pack mobile transmitters for the upcoming presidential reelection
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions will provide comprehensive support to all media organizations in covering the upcoming Kenya presidential re-election vote.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has implemented a codeshare agreement with the national carrier of Sultanate.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has presented its equity offering to Kenyan investors aimed at raising between $100 million and $300 million through the issuance of Depositary Receipts backed by its Class “D” shares.
CNN inside Africa in its latest report has explored the traditions of the Dhow sailboat and the generations of craftsmen who have been building them in the Kenyan coastal town of Lamu.
The $1 million Safaricom Spark Venture Fund has announced its sixth and final investment in agri-tech startup iProcure.
Immune Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company has entered into an agreement with Kenya-based Omaera Pharmaceuticals for the sale and distribution of Lodonal™, valued at a minimum of $31 million in revenues over three years.
Social betting technology developer Oddslife has entered the African market by taking its B2B social betting platform into Kenya with one of the continent's largest sports betting affiliates.
Pan African telecom enabler, SEACOM has strengthened its Kenyan leadership team by appointing seasoned telecoms executive, Tonny Tugee, to head its newly launched SEACOM Business in Kenya
Safaricom intends to conduct another upgrade on its MPESA platform on Saturday 9th September 2017.
With the backing of Kenya’s telecoms giant Safaricom, taxi hailing app Little is set to commence operations in Nigeria’s tech capital city of Lagos come October.
Kenya Bureau of Standards partners with South Sudan National Bureau of Standards on training and conformity
South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS) stands to benefit from training and technical expertise of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two institutions.
As part of its strategy to enhance shareholder value, Safaricom has appointed Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub and Linda Watiri Muriuki to its board as Non-Executive Directors, effective immediately.