Sendy has opened up its platform to include freight services

Kenya’s logistics platform Sendy has opened up its platform to include freight services from the inland container depot and long-haul logistics services. Sendy has been...

Smartphone Sales Dipped Again in Q2 2019, Gartner Report

The latest report from Gartner an analytics firm reveal smartphone sales are still on a slump. The firm stated a total of 368 million...

Chinese Smartphone Maker X-TIGI Found Guilty of Evading to Pay $1.94 Million Tax in...

Chinese smartphone maker X-TIGI Mobile has been found guilty by Kenya’s taxman for evading to pay tax for an eight-month period. Mr. Gao Fei,...

Bolt launches food delivery services Bolt Food

Bolt, the ride-hailing service formerly known as Taxify is venturing into food delivery service, Bolt Food. The Estonia-headquartered company has already introduced the service in...
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Huawei Expects a $10 Billion Loss As a Result of The US Ban

Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, has again provided estimates of the impact of the on-going trade ban. But this time, the estimates are...

Ethiopia is partnering with Jack Ma’s Alibaba to build its digital economy

Ethiopia has entered into a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to build and boost the country's digital economy. The announcement was made during...

Direct-to-Bank deposits and how to it works

When sending or receiving money internationally, whether you’re an employer, employed or somewhere in-between you have several options. You can use cash, cheques, or...

SwitchLink Africa: Providing Financial Inclusion For All

Financial inclusion has been on the rise in Africa over the past few years largely due to the innovation of digital financial services. In...

Discover and Verve Launch Verve Global Card

Verve, a payments technology and card business in Africa, and Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover, have launched the Verve Global Card. Cardholders...

Import Financing and how it can benefit your business – Ngao Credit

If you have ever imported something - container or maybe a vehicle you have probably experienced some of the common challenges any trader would...

Huawei Engineers Helped African Governments Spy on Political Rivals, Report

With months of scrutinizing Huawei 's telco equipment, it seems the U.S. may have yet another proof that can be used to confirm its...

The rise of Sub-Saharan Africa as a fintech hub

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest-growing investment zones for fintech companies according to new research. The GSM Association says in its Mobile Economy,...

Everything you need to know about Ngao Credit’s Jijenge Loan Product

In some cases, getting a personal loan in Kenya is desirable. You may want to start a small business, borrow for trip or have...

Understanding Mobile Wallets in Africa

The demand for mobile wallets is really high these days, especially in Africa. A mobile wallet (also called digital wallet) stores payment information on...

[Column] Fintechs are disrupting the local traditional remittance market

Data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows that diaspora inflows in the country rose to Ksh30.4 billion ($295.3 million) in June compared...

Time for every business to adopt integrated payments

If you run a business, every time you accept payments from your customers, their’s a cost. The costs are especially more obvious when dealing...

How to choose the right insurance company that suits your needs

If you’re an individual or a company looking for ways to insure your property, or even health, choosing an insurance company to take care...

Safaricom Revamps Storo Bonus with Free YouTube Bundles

Safaricom Kenya has unveiled a new plan adding free 200MB YouTube Bundles on top of the 200% Airtime bonus. This is all under the Stori...

Safaricom Home Fibre Now Available at a 50% Discount for New Customers

Safaricom has unveiled plans to capture more Home fibre subscribers by offering a 50% discount for new customers. The offer runs starting this month...

Three fintech startups admitted to Kenya’s Regulatory Sandbox

Three Kenyan fintech startups have been admitted to the Kenyan Capital Markets Regulatory Sandbox. The startups are Pezesha Africa, a micro-lending marketplace and Innova...

DPO Group acquires South Africa’s payment processor PayFast

African Payment Service Provider (PSP) DPO Group has announced its acquisition of South Africa's payment processor PayFast. The deal by the Nairobi headquartered DPO...

Government wants multinationals with local operations to produce their ads locally

The government wants multinationals firms with local operations to produce their adverts locally or pay a premium or tax to air them on the...
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Jumia Has it All Sale – Thousands of electronic products to be discounted

Jumia is for no doubt, the largest e-commerce business in Kenya. Jumia, as a platform, has even been the primary pioneer of e-commerce business...

Safaricom says its mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA five years

Safaricom believes that mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm will outgrow M-PESA in the next five years. Speaking at the Afro-Asian Fintech Festival at the Kenya...

Safaricom’s Masoko Plans Expansion into more Sub-Saharan Countries in 2020

Masoko online retailer by Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom has revealed their expansion plans into more sub- Saharan countries in 2020. The growth has been...

Leadway Insurance – Your Go-To Insurance Broker company

Kenya has a number of insurance companies ranging from industry giants with thousands of policies in force to small companies that sell only a...

We want to be a world-class leader in Microfinance lending in East and Central...

According to the World Bank, less than a quarter of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to formal financial services. What this basically means...

Upesi Money Transfer: International Money Transfer Made Easy

Fintech or financial technology seems to be in the news all the time these days. Some of the amazing ideas coming out of this...

SwitchLink Africa – Leveraging technology to drive efficient remittance

Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) indicates that Kenyans living and working abroad sent home Sh67.16 billion in the first three...

Seaways digital strategy bears fruit as it calls for policy changes in the automotive...

Recently feted car portal, Garimoto has seen a 30 per cent revenue growth for Seaways Kenya Limited since its deployment four years ago. This is...

Xiaomi’s Ecosystem Has Over 500million Users Worldwide

Xiaomi’s CFO in an interview earlier today stated the company has now over 500million users worldwide. The company has also recorded an increase in its...

Michael Joseph Named Safaricom Interim CEO

Michael Joseph has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom following Bob Collymore’s death yesterday. A statement issued by Kathryne Maundu, Safaricom’s Company Secretary...

No, Huawei is not safe from the US ban there’s a catch

Over the weekend US President Donald Trump had a meeting at the G-20 Summit with Chinese President Xi. The meeting bore some fruits to...

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore Passes On

Safaricom C.E.O Bob Collymore has passed on. Bob passed on at his home this morning according to a statement from the telecommunications giant. The statement...

Huawei can now resume business with US-based tech companies- Trump

After weeks of struggling and tussling with the United States government over the trade ban, the Chinese tech behemoth Huawei can now continue business...

Huawei stole trade secrets from a US chip production firm – Texas Court rules

Amidst of the tussle between Huawei and the US government, Huawei had sued CNEX Lab Inc., a semi-conductor production company in which Huawei claimed...

US tech companies discover ways to resume business with Huawei despite the trade ban

The US ban on Huawei and 68 of its affiliate companies have been going on for over a month now. The US sanctions point...

Safaricom VoLTE goes live countrywide

Safaricom has today launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) technology across the country aimed at meeting the rising demand for...

FedEx sues US government on Huawei trade ban

Last week, PcMag claimed that their Huawei phone delivery to the US was rejected due to the on-going US government trade ban on the...

How LG TwinWash supports Kenya’s vision of smart city solutions

LG TwinWash has gained popularity in the Smart Homes industry. LG TwinWash another piece of an intelligent appliance from LG, which was launched in...

Safaricom ups the game against fraud

Safaricom has today unveiled its new plans for tackling fraud activities on its platforms. Kenya’s largest telco reported that through the implementation of their...
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Google Continues its Fight Against Fake Business Profiles on Maps

Google Maps has over 200million business profiles to date, which helps many connect people to businesses every day. Google Maps is massive with Google...
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FedEx Won’t Ship Huawei Phones from the UK to the US

Huawei as a topic has been yesterday, today and likely will still be tomorrow's news. All problems can be cited to the company's trade...

West African Tech Giant Vatebra Limited Unveils Innovative Software Solutions for the Kenyan &...

West African software and technology firm Vatebra Limited recently unveiled its presence and by extension her software solutions offerings to the East African market....
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Huawei has Shipped over 100million Devices this year

Huawei, today at the, was expected to launch their new Nova 5 series of phones alongside their new 7nm Kirin 830 processor. In the...

Architectural Dubai

Dubai is known for its incredible vision and creative architectural feats, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to some amazing buildings...

Bolt (Taxify) is launching in Kakamega, Thika and Kisumu

Bolt or Taxify as some of us are already used to calling it is launching in Kakamega, Kisumu and Thika towns. The ride-hailing platform...

Zuku’s email subscription service is a complete joke

Is an Email subscription service a great idea in 2019? I can’t believe we have to talk about this now but either way, we...

You will soon start paying your Boda rider using Visa Mobile

You might soon start paying your boda-boda rider using Visa Mobile. Visa, KCB Bank and the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) are...

Safaricom Introduces Reverse Call Feature

Safaricom Kenya’s Telecom operator yesterday introduced a new Reverse Call feature which compliments their “Please Call Me” feature that lets customers send a maximum...

WorldRemit launches new product for SMEs payments to Kenya

Kenyan entrepreneurs and contractors selling goods and services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the U.K. can now receive payments faster and more...

Travelstart to acquire 100% stake in Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group

Travelstart is set to wholly acquire South Africa's Club Travel Group. The acquisition will boost Travelstart's offering by adding Club Travel’s established complementary corporate...

MultiChoice is urging young people to register for its Talent Factory Academy

MultiChoice Kenya is calling out for young people passionate in film and television to register for the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy. Launched in May 2018...

DPO Group’s DumaCard is Africa’s first B2B Virtual and Prepaid payment card

Africa’s leading Payment Service Provider (PSP) DPO Group has launched Africa’s first business to business payment card. DPO is calling it DumaCard, which is...

Safaricom Super Sunday Talk-Time Offer To Enjoy Madaraka Day

Madaraka Day weekend is here whereby Kenya will be celebrating 56 years since Independence. With the celebrations around the corner, Safaricom has announced Madaraka...

BuuPass Partners with Safaricom on M-PESA Bus Booking Service

Safaricom has announced a new partnership with BuuPass, an online service that allows you to buy bus tickets from your phone using USSD *877#....

Bizna Kenya’s 2019 SME Awards winners announced

Best performing small and medium-sized businesses were feted in Nairobi during the inaugural Bizna Annual SME Awards 2019 gala night. Expeditions Maasai Safaris, a tours...
Tiba Yako Program launch

Breaking access and awareness barriers in hypertension and diabetes care through mobile

Tiba Yako program was launched today in Kenya, which strives to break the access and awareness barrier between hypertension and diabetic patients’ through a...
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Safaricom All In One monthly bundles now include with free 5GB YouTube access

The Kenyan industry has seen a steep rise in both video and music streaming needs. Thus there has been an opportunity that any mobile...
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Gaming rivals, Microsoft and Sony collaborate on cloud services

Microsoft has announced their partnership with their long-term rival Sony on gaming cloud services. Despite their differences, Sony and Microsoft still have managed to...
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Jumia faces a Class Action Lawsuit over IPO

Jumia has been a great success in the African continent, having a more significant fan base across the continent. As a bonus to their...

MTN Nigeria revenue up 13.4%, subscriber base increase to over 60m in Q1

MTN Nigeria service revenue increasing by 13.4 per cent year on year (YoY), the telco's subscriber base also increased by 2.1 million to 60.3...
Kasha now in Kenya

Kasha, Rwanda’s health and personal care products e-commerce platform now in Kenya

Kash, Rwandan e-health and personal care platform for women has officially launched in Kenya. The e-commerce platform first launched three years ago in Rwanda...
KenTrade CEO Amos Wangora

KenTrade CEO Amos Wangora re-elected to Presidency of AAEC General Assembly

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) Chief Executive Officer, Amos Wangora has been re-elected to the Presidency of African Alliance for E-commerce (AAEC) General Assembly...
Telkom Kenya

Telkom Kenya to upgrade its network from 30 to 100Gigabit in Five towns

As part of its KSh.1 Billion network expansion and optimisation programme, Telkom Kenya is upgrading its network’s capacity in five towns - Nairobi, Kisumu,...
Bizna Kenya's 2019 SMEs Awards nominees announced

Bizna Kenya’s 2019 SMEs Awards nominees announced

Bizna Kenya has today announced the nominees for the upcoming inaugural SMEs Awards with several businesses contending for top honours in various categories. Bizna Annual...
MultiChoice is adding a new 24-Hour News Channel Newzroom Afrika on DStv

MultiChoice is adding a new 24-Hour News Channel Newzroom Afrika on DStv

MultiChoice is adding Newzroom Afrika to its portfolio of news channels on DStv. Newzroom is a 24-hour channel founded by veteran broadcast journalists and...
Safaricom’s Kredo Dabo Dabo Airtime Offer to give customers double talk-time to all networks

Safaricom’s Kredo Dabo Dabo Airtime Offer to give customers double talk-time to all networks

Safaricom has today launched what it is calling Kredo Dabo Dabo, a three-month offer that will see the telco’s customers enjoy double talk-time to...
goAfrica says the London-based e-commerce platform says the new payment solution will enable buyers from across Africa to buy and pay for goods from merchants located in various markets in a fast, convenient and secure process.

E-commerce firm goAfrica integrates Finserve’s Jenga Payment Gateway solution on its platform

goAfrica has announced the integration of Finserve’s Jenga Payment Gateway solution on its platform.   The London-based e-commerce platform says the new payment solution will...
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Safaricom introduces 3 Android Go devices in its latest Maisha Ni Digital Campaign

Safaricom has today launched three new 4G devices in the country - Neon Ray, Neon Nova and the Neon Storm under its latest Maisha...
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Jumia scraps shipping fees for Jumia Global items

Customers who shop for Jumia Global items will enjoy free international delivery after Jumia announced that it has scrapped the international shipping fees. “We...
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...

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Samsung Opens Pre-Orders For The Galaxy S20 In Kenya

Samsung announced its new Galaxy S Series flagship devices, the Galaxy S20 early this month.  As we mentioned in the first article we did...

Here’s why you should offer health insurance to your employees

Today, the cost of healthcare in Kenya has risen drastically, thanks to the evergrowing demand for medical services. Having health insurance is therefore very...