Jumia Home Makeover campaign kicks off on April 24th, up to 50% discounts on various home appliances

Jumia Home Makeover campaign kicks off on April 24th, up to 50% discounts on...

The 2019 Jumia Home Makeover campaign is here. This time round Jumia has teamed up with top brands like Mika, Philips and Ramtons amongst...

Safaricom Partners With Showmax on One-Month free Streaming Offer for Home Fibre Customers

Safaricom Home Fibre customers will be able to enjoy one-month unlimited access to Showmax at no cost starting this April. The telco has partnered...
Jumia Kenya

Jumia welcomes Mastercard as its new shareholder

A few weeks Jumia filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the company has welcomed a new investor. The leading pan-African...
Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025

Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025

Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa. This is according to...
Metropol TV Launch

Metropol TV, Kenya’s first 24-hour business news channel launched

Business Information and Credit Management Company Metropol Corporation has launched Metropol TV, the first Kenyan 24-hour business news channel. The channel will feature a...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom sets up fibre loop for Mombasa in network expansion

Telkom Kenya has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet growing demand for faster data by its business...
Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Bank launches its Mobile Digital Platform in Kenya

In February 2018, Standard Chartered announced that it will launch its digital solution in four key markets during the first quarter of 2019. The...
M-Pesa AliExpress partnership

Kenyans can now pay for purchases on Alibaba’s AliExpress via M-Pesa

Kenyans shopping on AliExpress will from today be able to pay for their purchases using M-Pesa. Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Ant...

Understanding Zuri, Safaricom’s AI Chatbot and Why it’s Important

In December 2018, Safaricom introduced Zuri, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbot to help customers perform a wide range of tasks. What this basically means...
SMEs

SMEs at risk of digital exclusion, says ICAEW

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned that smaller businesses could be excluded from world government’s plans to make...
Jumia Home Makeover campaign kicks off on April 24th, up to 50% discounts on various home appliances

Jumia and Unilever Super Brand Day to offer massive discounts on consumer goods for...

Jumia Kenya will from Monday 25th February 2019 run the first ever-ever Jumia Super Brand Day, a one-day shopping event for online shoppers. The...

Safaricom launches ‘Shukrani KochoKocho’ promo to reward its customers

Safaricom has today unveiled a new promotion to reward its customers. Dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, the ten-week campaign will reward more...

MTN Uganda CEO deported over national security concerns

MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer, Win Wim Vanhelleputte has been deported from the country over what the government is describing as national security concerns, ...

Safaricom Announces New Bundles That Offer Both Calls and Data

Safaricom has today announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package. The...

Safaricom Partners With KAPS to Enable M-PESA Parking Payment

Safaricom has partnered with KAPS to enable motorists across the country pay for their parking by M-PESA. The partnership will see the service provider...
Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered to launch digital-only retail banks in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana

In response to the growing consumer demand for innovative banking services, Standard Chartered has announced that it will launch its digital solution in four...

Taxify partners with Stanbic Bank and Renault Kenya to roll vehicle financing for drivers

Taxify has entered into a new partnership with Stanbic Bank and Renault Kenya, to offer vehicle financing for Taxify drivers. Under this partnership, Renault...
Featured Image: Jumia MD, Sam Chappatte, PS, State Department of Trade, Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) and Florence Kimata - SMEs Advisor - (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) addressing the media during the event. 

Jumia wants to grow its products offering to 10 million in 2019

Jumia wants to cross 10 million products offering on its e-commerce platform in 2019, with new brands exclusive on the platform. The e-commerce leader...

Fuliza M-Pesa Overdraft Facility is finally here: Everything you need to know

Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa customers to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom introduces Free Zones with free calls for its pre-paid voice customers

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 is...

Turn your TV into your personal assistant with the new LG AI TVs

When Google recently announced that Google Assistant is now integrated into more than 5,000 smart home devices, most of us wondered how far the...

Africa eCommerce Week: Africa had 21 million online shoppers in 2017

Africa had 21 million online shoppers in 2017 according to a report by UNCTAD, the United Nations body that oversees trade for development. The...

Ecobank names MFS Africa Ltd as its Digital payment partner

Ecobank has announced the appointment of MFS Africa as its Digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The partnership allows Ecobank...

Jumia launches ‘Krisi na Jumia – Twende Ocha’ Campaign, to sell Mbuzi at Ksh.999

Christmas is almost here with us and Jumia has yet again unveiled another campaign for its customers dubbed Krisi na Jumia - Twende Ocha. The...

Family Bank partners with SimbaPay to launch instant money transfers to WeChat

Family Bank has partnered with London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China through WeChat. Over seven...

Equity Bank unveils EazzyFX, its online forex trading platform

Equity Bank has unveiled an innovative online forex trading platform in a move that seeks to harness the potential of the financial markets in Kenya. Dubbed “EazzyFX”...

Carrefour Kenya partners with Jumia to sell groceries online

Majid Al Futtaim, the exclusive franchisee operator of Carrefour in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has partnered with Jumia to sell groceries...

Watching Made Smarter Through LG’s ThinQ AI TVs

It is 2018 and televisions are more advanced and better than ever. Televisions have rapidly evolved over the last couple of years.  Not long...

Safaricom will refund customers All Mobile Data they use this weekend

Safaricom customers will get a refund of all the data they use on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018. Through a promotion dubbed...

Jumia Black Friday Ultimate Battle – iPhone X + Samsung Galaxy Note 9

We have previously told you about the Jumia Ultimate Black Friday 2018 deals which will begin on the 23rd of November 2018 at 9...

Mitsubish and Nissan shares fall after chairman arrest

Few hours after the arrest of chairman Carlos Ghosn yesterday, Mitsubishi and Nissan motor companies have recorded a decline in their shares at the...

Jumia Ultimate Black Friday 2018 deals revealed: Groceries, TVs, Phones — and Unga for...

The Jumia Ultimate Black Friday 2018 deals have been revealed and there are some good ones which online shoppers in Kenya can take advantage...

You can now Lipa Na M-PESA without showing your message or give out your...

Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa customer to pay with Lipa Na M-Pesa without having to show their message or even give...

Top firms to sponsor Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018

The inaugural Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018 has signed up three sponsorship deals for the awarding ceremony which will be held on November 28 this...

Jumia Black Friday 2018: Understanding the Jumia Flash Sales and Treasure Hunts

Jumia Black Friday is here and most of you have probably been saving for this time of the month to get your favourite smartphone,...

Safaricom New Home Fibre Plus Package Now Combines Mobile Data, Calls and Home Insurance

Safaricom has unveiled new Home Fibre packages that will combine mobile voice, mobile data, SMS and Home Fibre as well as home insurance in...

Safaricom takes M-Pesa Global Through A New partnership with Western Union

Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Western Union to launch M-PESA Global, a new service will allow anyone from virtually anywhere in the...

Full List of Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 Nominees

Here is the full list of the 32 shortlisted Nominees per category for the  Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018. Fashion Award Ian Mati, Vintara Collection KE ...

Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 Nominees Unveiled

Bizna Kenya has unveiled thirty-two shortlisted nominees for the Inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 (YEA Awards) The prestigious Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 designed to recognize, celebrate...

Safaricom opens new retail shop in Eldoret town

Safaricom has opened its new retail outlet in Eldoret town as part of its regional expansion strategy to reach customers in the region. The shop...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya to send home 500 employees in workforce restructuring exercise

Telkom Kenya has announced plans to send home 500 employees as part of its workforce restructuring exercise. ‘’Telkom has issued the requisite thirty-day notice to...

Redefining Wine O’clock with LG’s smart wine cellar

Once upon a time, when you wanted to enjoy some red or white wine, you needed to store them differently. The white in the...

Tips for Startup Businesses: How Structured Cabling Improve Network Connections

It’s a fact that technology is a crucial factor in a business’s success. Starting and running a business can be a challenge, but with...

Expect the Jumia Black Friday 2018 to be twice as big as last year

Jumia Kenya officially unveiled its Jumia Black Friday 2018  sales event this month. The one-month event will run from 2nd to 30th November under...

The LG Kitchen Maestro Starter Pack

Everyone has at least one memory of his or her family sharing a sumptuous home-cooked meal accompanied by hearty laughter. Many of us remember...

LG proves the future of the kitchen is digital

I remember when I was growing up, sitting in the kitchen watching my mother prepare chapatti with the hope of having some sample to...

Samsung opens its largest retail store in Africa at Two Rivers Mall

Samsung Electronics has opened a new interactive store at Two Rivers Mall bringing to 29, the total number of Samsung Experience Stores across the...

CBA’s third economic forum discusses food security

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) yesterday hosted its third Economic Forum at Serena Hotel in Nairobi. The third Economic Forum focused on Food Security...

Safaricom Voice, Data, SMS Cost go up after recent taxes

Kenyans will from today start paying more for Safaricom voice calls and data. Safaricom in a statement sent out yesterday said this was as...

Internet Solutions introduces consumption-based bandwidth service

Internet Solutions has launched a consumption-based billing service that will now let enterprises pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. Last month,...

Posta eyeing new partnership with Amazon

Kenya’s postal service provider the Kenya Postal Corporation of Kenya is eyeing a deal with American e-commerce company Amazon that will see it become their...
Featured Image: Jumia MD, Sam Chappatte, PS, State Department of Trade, Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) and Florence Kimata - SMEs Advisor - (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) addressing the media during the event. 

Jumia Black Friday sales event officially unveiled

Its that time of the year where every retailer hosts a Black Friday sales event. During this time retailers are always bringing their vendors...

DHL Express awarded most Top Employer certifications on the continent

DHL Express has been awarded most Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2019 certification ceremony,...

Cross-network money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom goes live

Cross-network mobile money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom went live in Kenya on Thursday.  This came as the country’s main telcos come together to...

Jumia partners with Amadeus to launch first Flight Marketplace in Africa

Jumia Travel has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa. The partnership is the base...

Safaricom introduces optional Internet Plus Package for its Home Fiber customers

Safaricom has introduced new packages for its Home Fiber customers. The company is calling it Internet Plus and is describing it as a converged...

LG Customer Connections for Great Experiences

Walk into any of the LG showrooms and you immediately feel the difference in the experience that makes this establishment one of your...

Create A Logo In No Time Using LogoAi

Need a logo design right now for your online business? With the right tool, you can create a professional looking logo in just an...

Safaricom Data Center attains Tier 3 Design Certification

Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to...

Vodacom customers in Tanzania can now buy apps on Google Play Store using their...

Vodacom Tanzania customers can now pay for content on Google Play Store using their airtime balance. This after the operator signed a partnership deal...

Mastercard unveils Mastercard Track, a global trade platform for businesses

Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a  global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. While...

Hashmart, the new online retailer in town is betting big on electronics

You will agree with me that the internet has revolutionized how most of us shop. Because of the numerous advantages and benefits, more and...

Internet Solutions is pilots consumption-based bandwidth service in Kenya

Internet Solutions is in the process of piloting a consumption-based billing service for its connectivity business as the demand for bandwidth rises in the...

Solar Energy firm Fenix International now powering 30,000 Zambian households

Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country.  This rate of growth exceeds...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand for data. The new sites raise the...

Logistics firm Bwala Africa closes Ksh 24 million debt financing

Kenyan logistic firm Bwala Africa Group has secured a  Ksh 24m debt financing from South African-based bank CFC Stanbic to meet the rising demand...

mkey, Finserve’s new keyboard app lets users save, borrow and connect with their friends

Finserve, an independent arm of Equity Group has launched mKey, a keyboard app that combines both financial social and lifestyle services. The keyboard app...

Safaricom’s new measures to curb SIM fraud

Over the last few months, Safaricom has been on the spot after a number of its subscribers complained about their SIM cards being swapped....

Safaricom announces plans to unveil new data packages

Safaricom has announced plans to unveil new data packages. According to the company, this is in line with its customer needs who have recently...

HF Group records Ksh12.6 million in half-year profits

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...

Use of drones in the Shipping sector set to take-off

This year saw the first successful ocean rescue of two swimmers in rough seas in Australia by drone. A number of companies are developing...

HFC calling on local developers to help improve its HF Whizz app

HFC Group is calling on local developers to create complementary apps that would enhance its new HF Whizz app which was launched last month....

M-Pesa puts Safaricom on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List of Companies

Safaricom has been recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List of Companies for its efforts in tackling society challenges using M-Pesa. According...

Safaricom opens new retail shop in Busia

Safaricom has today opened a new retail shop in Busia. The new shop is an addition to the retail centers in the Greater Western...

DCI George Kinoti says efforts to fight SIM swap fraud on course

The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has assured the public that the fight against Sim Swap fraud is on course. The DCI was speaking...

The NASCO 40-Inch LED TV is coming to Jumia

The NASCO 40-Inch LED TV With Integrated Decoder is coming to Jumia. NASCO might not a very common brand locally but very common in...
Telkom Kenya

CAK Gives US Firm Clearance To Buy 723 Telkom Kenya Towers

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been given a go-ahead by Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) to buy 723 Telkom Kenya towers. According to a...

Visa partners with Branch to provide micro credit facilities to Visa merchants across Kenya.

Visa has announced a new partnership with international mobile financial services firm Branch to offer custom financing to Visa merchants across Kenya. The eligible...

Equity Bank lowers lending rates to 13 percent

Equity Bank has lowered the interest rate charged on loans to a maximum of 13 percent p. a with effect from Wednesday, 1 August...

Telcos in Rwanda want government to allow them roll out cross-network mobile money transfer

Telcos in Rwanda are seeking approval from the relevant government body in the country to roll out mobile money interoperability.  The telcos, Airtel Rwanda,...

Betting industry emerging as a major player in the mobile money industry

Kenyans transacted over Kes.960 billion through mobile money in the first three months of 2018. This is according to data from the Central Bank...

Safaricom launches two base stations in Coast, Expands its FTH Connectivity In The Region

Safaricom has launched two base stations in the coastal region and expanded its Fiber-To-Home connectivity in the Coastal region. This brings the number of...

CBA Loop Upgraded to offer loans of upto Kes.3 Million

Kenya’s largest privately owned bank Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has upgraded its CBA Loop app to offer highest mobile phone loans. According to...

Safaricom hit by major voice and data outage

Safaricom has today morning been hit by a major outage. Most subscribers countrywide have been cut off from internet connectivity in what the mobile...

Wix Answers will help to solve all your customer service concerns

Excellent customer service is very important for running a successful business. Gone are the days when organizations relied on phone-only support. These days, customers...

PayPal is Blocking M-Pesa Linked Accounts Over Fraud

In April this year, Safaricom announced a new partnership with the online payment service and TransferTo to allow M-Pesa customers to send money or...

Rent prices increased by 3.3% in the second quarter after a year of price...

Rent prices in the country increased by 3.3 percent in the second quarter of this year as confidence is returning to the sector following...

Sh.960 Billion Transacted Through Mobile Money In The First Quarter Of 2018

Kenyans transacted over Sh 960 billion through mobile money in the first three months of this of this year. According to data from the Central...

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th Industrial revolution

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful...

Jumia launches free 3-month guarantee on products above KES.1,500

In a bid to enhance customer confidence in online shopping, online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced a free, 3-month guarantee on products valued above...

Kenyans in diaspora sent home over Sh. 25 billion in the month of May

Kenyans in the diaspora remitted back to the country over 25 billion in the month of May. This is an increase of about 4...
Branch International

Branch raises Ksh.350 Million to expand its loan product offerings in Kenya

Mobile loans company Branch International has raised Sh350m to expand its loan product offerings in Kenya. The commercial paper issuance was arranged by Centum-owned capital-raising...

8 Common Mistakes That You Need to Avoid as a New Entrepreneur

Everyone makes mistakes and it goes without saying that a major part of establishing a startup business is all about committing errors and learning...

Own a Small Business? Here Are the Benefits of Branding to Reach Out to...

Businesses big or small need branding. Just because you have a small set up, do not assume that managing the same is easy. This...

Quick Tips to Reduce Overhead Expenses of Your Business

Overhead expenses or inflation is a concerning thing for every business, and it does not matter whether your business is new or your company...

Here are the new M-Pesa transaction charges effective July 1st 2018

You will now have to dig deeper into your pockets starting today, July 1 when sending money via M-Pesa. Safaricom has announced new charges...

Kilimall 4th anniversary 2018 starts on 2nd July, lots of discounts and vouchers to...

If you’re planning to purchase anything then you might have to wait and take advantage of the upcoming Kilimall 4th Anniversary 2018. The company...

Updated: Here’s a list of shops where you can buy the latest Nokia devices

You all have been asking where you can buy the latest Nokia devices apart from getting them on e-commerce site Jumia Kenya through our...

Alipay and WeChat Pay expanding to Kenya. What does this mean for M-Pesa?

China’s biggest Internet-based mobile messaging platform, WeChat has been planning to go international for a long time now. In fact, in 2013 it launched...

Safaricom’s “Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu” Campaign to reward M-Pesa customers and agents

Safaricom has today unveiled a ten-week loyalty promotion to reward its M-Pesa customers and agents. The promotion, dubbed “ Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu ’’...

Business: Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene prices go up in ERC June fuel review

Motorists in Nairobi will for the next one month pay Ksh 108.81 per litter for super petrol up from Ksh 107.17 in the month...