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[Kenya] CA directs telcos to switch off unregistered SIM cards
21-09-2018 | 10:36:00
Communication Authority of Kenya has directed mobile operators switch off all unregistered SIM cards on their networks with immediate effect.
Polycarp Igathe named Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya
21-09-2018 | 06:14:00
Five months after joining Equity Group Holdings Plc, Polycarp Igathe has been confirmed and named the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya.
Kenya commits to public private partnerships for development
21-09-2018 | 06:10:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is keen on promoting more partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to spur more growth in the country.
2018 Connected Kenya Summit awards officially unveiled
20-09-2018 | 10:58:05
The awards were launched by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and will see young Kenyan innovators feted during the Connected Kenya Summit that will be held at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October.
Kenyan Startup,Lori Systems expands to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan
20-09-2018 | 10:19:00
Kenyan Startup Lori Systems has expanded its operations to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The startup launched its operations in the three countries after winning multiple bids associated with the newly built $4B railroad system in East Africa.
[South Africa] Wala wins Zambezi Prize for micropayments platform
20-09-2018 | 07:44:00
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
Alibaba Cloud and Kenyan Ministry bet on IoT to protect wildlife
20-09-2018 | 06:32:00
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Alibaba Group, and Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife have agreed to explore a strategic collaboration to deploy Alibaba Cloud’s technology to support the Kenya Wildlife Protection Project.
Africa’s entertainment and media industry in wave of convergence, PWC
19-09-2018 | 11:55:17
Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence.
Ushahidi unveils new messaging app for team members
19-09-2018 | 07:53:00
Known as TenFour, Ushahidi says it built the check-in application after one of them was involved in a terrorist attack and it needed a quick way to check in with each other in critical situations.
ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations
19-09-2018 | 06:38:00
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.
ESET East Africa wins Cyber Security Company Of The Year award
19-09-2018 | 06:10:29
ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).
[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification
18-09-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.
Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa
18-09-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.
Africa50 names five new independent board members
18-09-2018 | 06:00:00
Africa50 shareholders have approved the expansion of the Board of Directors to include at least half independent directors.
[Kenya] Oserian Flowers raises alarm over biting fertilizer shortage
17-09-2018 | 13:16:20
One of Kenya’s leading flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Company has sounded the alarm over massive fertilizer shortage in the country.
[Kenya] ImpalaPay partners with World Capacity Builders
17-09-2018 | 11:42:23
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.
The Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Abacus in East Africa
17-09-2018 | 09:32:00
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in AK Life Sciences, Abacus, a pharmaceutical company in East Africa.
[Kenya] Cytonn Investments opens Central Rift regional office
17-09-2018 | 06:47:58
Cytonn Investments Management Plc has opened an office to serve the Central Rift region and tap into the vast real estate investment opportunities the region offers.
[Kenya] KAM, NEMA and recyclers partner to enhance waste management
17-09-2018 | 06:26:00
Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) has signed an MoU with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and Kenya Association of Waste Recyclers for PET plastic waste management.
Philips launches first app based portable ultrasound system in Africa
14-09-2018 | 13:12:00
Philips Africa has announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based ultrasound system that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications to a broader network of healthcare providers using mobile technology.
[Kenya Business Week] Smart cities, a panacea for urban population
14-09-2018 | 06:57:14
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.
[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya
13-09-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.
Kenyans schools benefit from Camara Education e-learning project
13-09-2018 | 08:30:00
Two schools in Kenya have benefited from an e-learning project led by Camara Education in conjunction with Dell and Computer Aid.
Taxify announces new feature to help boost driver earnings
13-09-2018 | 07:35:38
The Driver Destinations feature will allow drivers to indicate they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for drivers to find and connect with trips that are on their way.
African Court on Human & Peoples' Rights President & VP get re-elected
13-09-2018 | 07:18:00
The President and the Vice President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Hon Justice Sylvain Oré from Côte d’Ivoire and Hon Justice Ben Kioko from Kenya respectively, have been re-elected for the second and final term of two years to lead the Bureau.
Loon sends a single internet connection 1000km across seven balloons
12-09-2018 | 06:39:24
Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon-powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons.
Oracle hosts its Impact Technology Summit in Nairobi
12-09-2018 | 06:19:07
Oracle yesterday announced its Impact Technology Summit, hosted in Nairobi and geared towards driving awareness of emerging technologies and their impact on business.
Kenyan new online retailer Hashmart bets big on electronics
12-09-2018 | 05:51:52
Hashmart Kenya, which specializes in electronics says it is positioning itself to give established players in e-commerce segment a run for their money.
UN-Habitat and partners drive for equitable economic growth in Kenya
11-09-2018 | 10:16:00
UN-Habitat, working in concert with its partners, has embarked on a cities campaign on Equitable Economic Growth in two Kenyan secondary towns of Kajiado and Ol-Kalou.
International urbanization experts discuss urban modern law in Kenya
11-09-2018 | 07:30:00
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.
Blockbank partners with Kenya's Spire Bank to spur crypto banking
10-09-2018 | 11:30:00
One of the leading commercial banks in Kenya, Spire Bank, will be instrumental in facilitating a wide variety of international Crytpto banking activity in association with Blockbank.
NIC Bank Kenya selects Newgen to drive digital transformation
10-09-2018 | 07:17:54
NIC Bank Kenya PLC has announced that it has successfully transformed multiple banking processes, using Newgen's Business Process Management based banking solutions.
[Kenya] Safaricom to unveil new data packages
10-09-2018 | 06:32:00
Safaricom has announced improvement of data experience for customers and will in the next few months announce new data packages in line with their needs.
[Kenya] WorleyParsons wins contract for Kipeto wind power project
07-09-2018 | 08:20:00
WorleyParsons has signed a 22-month engineering contract with Kipeto Energy Limited for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya.
[Kenya Business Week] The UK, China trade factor
06-09-2018 | 13:02:00
Fresh from discussing bilateral ties with the United States, Kenya has over the recent past held trade negotiations and deals with UK and China as the super powers seeks to grow their influence in the country.
Kenyan solar startup Agsol selected for Microsoft Airband Grant Fund
06-09-2018 | 11:36:36
Kenyan solar startup Gasol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund.
Telkom Kenya unveils 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi
06-09-2018 | 06:54:49
In a bid to cater for the growing demand for data, Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs.
[Kenya] Marubeni to construct Kengen’s geothermal power plant
06-09-2018 | 06:46:23
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited has awarded Japanese company Marubeni Corporation an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the construction of a 70 megawatts class geothermal power plant.
[Kenya] Longhorn Publishers bets on strategic plan to grow profits
06-09-2018 | 06:38:29
Longhorn Publishers PLC has recorded a 17 per cent increase in turnover to close at Shs 1.69 billion against the previous year turnover of Shs 1.45 billion.
Art Selfie by Google goes live in Kenya
06-09-2018 | 06:23:50
Art Selfie is a tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live following experiments in the US that began in January.
[Kenya]Firms raised payroll numbers in August, Stanbic Index
05-09-2018 | 13:26:00
Operating conditions across Kenya’s private sector improved at a marked pace during August, reflecting sharper rises in output and new orders.
Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit
05-09-2018 | 11:01:45
Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent.
MIGA seeks to grow investments and partnerships in Kenya and Rwanda
05-09-2018 | 09:32:00
S.Vijay Iyer, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, MIGA, the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group – is set to visit Kenya and Rwanda.
Kenya Red Cross and Safaricom roll out disaster warning SMS tool
05-09-2018 | 07:43:50
The Kenya Red Cross Society has partnered with Safaricom to introduce an SMS based information tool to provide timely early warnings for disasters and lessen the adverse effects on communities.
MTN Business Kenya appoints new acting managing director
05-09-2018 | 07:24:21
MTN Business Kenya has appointed Festus Kiragu as its acting managing director following the departure of Kennedy Chinganya mid-last month.
Kasha, Rwanda’s online health and beauty store launches in Kenya
05-09-2018 | 06:52:00
Rwanda Based women health and personal care e-commerce and mobile platform Kasha, has launched its operations in Kenya.
Mombasa, Mt. Kenya best areas for retail real estate, Cytonn report
05-09-2018 | 06:49:00
Cytonn Real Estate, the development affiliate of Cytonn Investments,has released its Kenya Retail Sector Report - 2018.
Kenya’s most Google-searched items in August 2018
05-09-2018 | 06:25:00
Sports betting platforms dominated the list of search items by Kenyans once again showing how betting is becoming a national past time.
Logistics platform Bwala Africa closes Ksh 24 million debt financing
05-09-2018 | 06:10:13
Bwala Group, a Kenyan last mile logistics marketplace has secured a Ksh 24m debt financing from South African-based bank CFC Stanbic to meet the rising demand for last mile fleet connectivity.
[Kenya] NIC Bank and MHH International to roll direct import financing
04-09-2018 | 11:02:26
Kenya’s NIC Bank has partnered with MHH Japanese Cars, a subsidiary of MHH International, to extend loans to customers for Japanese sourced second-hand vehicles.
Nimai oversees $10m loan placement to Victoria Commercial Bank Kenya
04-09-2018 | 06:18:25
United Arab Emirates investment banking firm Nimai has been involved in a placement of $10 million loan to Kenya’s Victoria Commercial Bank from US based lending institution World Business Capital Inc.
[Kenya] Finserve unveils Africa’s first keyboard app, mKey
03-09-2018 | 11:46:04
Finserve has launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app.
Twenty new UK businesses to set shop in Kenya
03-09-2018 | 09:25:00
British Prime Minister Theresa May, has announced the entry of twenty new UK businesses in Kenya, a feat she termed as a clear demonstration of the confidence the British business community has in Kenya’s attractive investment environment.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces measures to curb sim fraud
03-09-2018 | 07:08:21
Safaricom has announced new security measures to address the issue of SIM swap fraud.
Sodexo Kenya rebrands as Apptivate Africa
03-09-2018 | 07:05:20
Europe’s transformative digital lunch scheme provider is looking to sign in more companies across Africa after a successful two-year test run in Kenya.
[Kenya] Oserian expands key amenities as industrial park takes shape
31-08-2018 | 14:04:00
One of Kenya’s largest grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company has embarked on an elaborate expansion of its key facilities as it seeks to tap into its newly launched industrial park.
[Kenya] CA launches system to measure telcos services to customers
31-08-2018 | 13:58:27
Communications Authority of Kenya, (CA) has launched a new system to measure quality of services provided to consumers on mobile telephony networks.
MAXIMeyes acquires Kenya’s Bamba technology
31-08-2018 | 11:33:00
Maximeyes Group, a business incubator and investor in the UK, has acquired the Bamba Group, a Kenyan boutique data collection agency.
[Kenya Business Week] New energy frontiers, more business deals
31-08-2018 | 06:27:00
It has been another busy week for anchor sectors in Kenya with more investors, landmark deals and strategic partnerships pointing to Kenya as the investment destination for the region.
[Kenya] Azuri and Unilever to connect off-grid homes to solar power
30-08-2018 | 12:28:00
Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems and Unilever Kenya, have announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya.
[Kenya] National Construction Week to support govt's big four agenda
30-08-2018 | 12:10:53
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.
HF Group records Sh12.6 million in half-year profits
30-08-2018 | 11:53:17
HF Group has posted half-year period pre-tax profit of Ksh 12.6 million for the period ending June 30, 2018, compared to the Ksh 231 million the group recorded in 2017.
[Kenya] KCB in suspect reduction of mortgage claim after intervention
30-08-2018 | 08:41:05
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) continued to play unusual games this week on the demands it has been making on their former client Ms Rose Shumi Miscowicz, months after she lost her Kiraraponi, Karen , Nairobi property to a new buyer she helped the bank to buy her house.
[Kenya] USTDA expands partnership creating U.S. business opportunities
30-08-2018 | 08:01:00
USTDA’s Director of Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy, joined President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya at a round table discussion with U.S. businesses.
Nopia’s all-electric cab services launched in Kenya
30-08-2018 | 07:43:00
Nopia Ride, the first ever full electric mobility service in East Africa has launched its cab services in Kenya through Finnish firm EkoRent Africa.
Grid digitization can combat Kenya’s power sector challenges
30-08-2018 | 06:57:00
Kenya’s power sector presents promising opportunities for grid digitization. This is according to a 2018 white paper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa by General Electric.
[Column] Sachen Gudka: Our economy cannot withstand delayed payments
29-08-2018 | 13:52:59
Money is the bloodline of any economy, and for businesses to thrive, its steady flow and circulation are critical. Cash is king.
LG Electronics Opens its first business innovation center in Kenya
29-08-2018 | 12:33:25
LG Electronics has today launched its first showroom in Nairobi to showcase the vast array of its B2B products and solutions.
Kenyan travelers to enjoy Emirates web virtual reality technology
29-08-2018 | 11:20:57
Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform.
Chartered Institute for Securities opens first African office in Kenya
29-08-2018 | 10:23:01
As part of its strategy of growing its footprint, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has opened its first office in Africa in Nairobi.
Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda
29-08-2018 | 09:24:50
Online food delivering company Jumia Food has announced the launch of online pre-payments for its customers in Kenya and Uganda.
Warehousing shortage hurting economic growth in Kenya
29-08-2018 | 08:28:46
Almost a fifth of Kenyan manufacturers have made losses in the last five years due to warehousing shortage in the country.
[Kenya] Lendable receives $4.5 million grant from Dutch government
29-08-2018 | 08:15:00
FMO is extending a convertible grant to Kenyan-based FinTech platform Lendable providing a ‘first loss’ backstop that is expected to unlock an additional $4.5 million from commercial investors.
IBM unveils a cloud-based water management system in Northern Kenya
29-08-2018 | 08:12:00
IBM scientists in Kenya have unveiled a Water Management Service Platform (WMaaSP) to address the needs for safe water in remotes parts of northern Kenya.
TMX Global Coin opens Kenya office
28-08-2018 | 12:35:00
TMX Global Coin, the global blockchain logistics company, is set to launch in Kenya to serve the growing demand for this service in Africa.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why TVET is central to economic development
28-08-2018 | 10:33:00
The economic well being of any nation rests on the country’s ability the create sustainable jobs for all.
Kenya, US sign investment deals worth $238 million
28-08-2018 | 10:29:28
President Uhuru Kenyatta has witnessed the signing of two agreements that will see two US companies invest $238 million worth of projects in Kenya as he urged the US government to facilitate the operations of US businesses Africa.
Siemens uses data to create unique Africa fabrics
28-08-2018 | 06:09:00
The power of technology and fashion have combined in a thought-provoking project that demonstrates how data can transform African cities.
[Kenya] Horticulture project benefits over 1,000 women led households
24-08-2018 | 06:10:00
Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
HFC calls on local developers to partner for its HF Whizz app
23-08-2018 | 12:11:43
HFC, the banking subsidiary of HF Group is calling on local developers to create complementary apps to enhance its HF Whizz app launched last month.
[Kenya Business Week] Championing electoral reforms with blockchain
23-08-2018 | 10:08:00
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.
Safaricom’s Digifarm yields Gold at the 2018 Loeries awards.
23-08-2018 | 07:31:00
DigiFarm has emerged top of the Shared Value Category in the just concluded Loeries Awards in Durban, South Africa.
Kenya’s electoral body eyeing blockchain for elections transparency
23-08-2018 | 07:08:00
Kenya’s electoral body, the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is considering the use of blockchain technology to enhance elections transparency.
Threadsol to unveil new solutions for Kenyan apparel manufacturers
22-08-2018 | 13:31:04
ThreadSol has announced plans to present its range of innovative software solutions for apparel manufactures in Kenya.
[Kenya] FCM Travel expands technology partnership with Travelport
22-08-2018 | 11:35:36
Travelport, a global travel commerce platform, and FCM Travel Solutions (FCM), have announced an expanded long-term technology partnership.
Kenya’s DCI says efforts to fight SIM swap fraud on course
22-08-2018 | 08:22:00
The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti in Kenya has assured the public that the fight against Sim Swap fraud is on course.
Safaricom opens new retail shop in Western Kenya
22-08-2018 | 06:45:00
Safaricom has opened a new retail shop in Busia, Kenya. The new shop is an addition to the retail centers in the Greater Western region.
Kenya Anti Counterfeit Agency gets $1.5 million to digitize operations
21-08-2018 | 08:55:00
Kenya’s war on counterfeits and illegal trade has received a major boost with the signing of a $1.5 million financing agreement between UK Department for International Development and The Anti-Counterfeit Agency.
CMA recognized for contribution to capital markets stability in Africa
21-08-2018 | 07:11:52
Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has been recognized for its ’Outstanding Contribution to Capital Markets Stability Africa 2018’ for its ongoing initiatives to support and facilitate capital markets stability on the continent.
KAM, Brand Kenya Board partner to boost local industries
21-08-2018 | 06:52:10
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has inked a partnership deal with Brand Kenya Board to hasten the uptake and implementation of the Made in Kenya Brand Mark
John Omo appointed African Telecommunications Union Secretary General
21-08-2018 | 06:40:00
Kenya’s Mr. John Omo has been elected the new Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU).
[Kenya] Safaricom grows network with new Busia retail outlet
20-08-2018 | 13:05:00
Telecommunication company Safaricom has opened a new retail shop in Busia to cater for the high demand in the Western Region as part of retail expansion strategy to meet customer needs.
[Kenya] Equity Group launches fintech subsidiary
20-08-2018 | 13:00:00
Equity Group Holdings Plc has launched its fintech subsidiary, Finserve, signaling a future defined by disruptive innovation beyond the Group’s current financial services.
Kenya Power commits to provide reliable energy as part of big 4 agenda
20-08-2018 | 10:06:00
Kenya Power has reiterated its commitment to provide affordable and reliable energy to manufacturers and its other customers to support the government’s Big 4 Agenda.
Telkom Kenya boosts network with 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi
17-08-2018 | 13:47:15
Telkom has announced the going live of 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand on data.
[Kenya Business Week] Unity of purpose in war on counterfeits
17-08-2018 | 08:19:00
Each year counterfeit goods cost the Kenyan economy $300 million in a well-oiled illicit trade that has not only taken away the citizen’s right to quality and genuine products, but put their lives at risk by infiltrating their markets with substandard goods.
[Kenya] Apptivate Africa targets more companies with e-lunch scheme
17-08-2018 | 06:15:00
Europe’s transformative digital lunch scheme provider is looking to sign in more companies across Africa after a successful two-year test run in Kenya.
Kenya and Mediterranean Shipping Company revive National Shipping Line
17-08-2018 | 06:11:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has witnessed the signing of an MOU between the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Mediterranean Shipping Company for the revival of the Kenya National Shipping Line.
Ugandan maize lowers flour prices in Kenya to 6-year low
16-08-2018 | 13:27:45
Maize flour prices in Kenya have dipped to a six-year low on increased supply of cheap grains from Uganda and harvests in western region, easing inflationary pressure.