How to Buy Bitcoins in Africa

With bitcoin gaining popularity, value and legitimacy around the world, many believe it could change the game in Africa. Two thirds of the population remain ‘unbanked’ and many more are interested in... Read more »

The OPPO A57 is launching this month in Kenya, here is what to anticipate.

The OPPO A57 was launched in China in November 2016 before making its way to India in February this year. The company already made headlines with its selfie-centric FIs and FI Plus... Read more »

JOBVINE GLOBAL launches in Kenya as recruitment moves away from job boards

    South Africa’s JOBVINE GLOBAL has launched in Kenya after closing a Series A funding round for its global rollout plan. Founded by Joubert Botha who also runs MoneyVine, Karma Digital Media and HashtagRadio in 2009, Jobvine is... Read more »

Accommodation booking site SleepOut goes to sleep and it might be for good

Launched in Kenya in May 2012, SleepOut.com was an accommodation booking site focused on Africa before Airbnb became known and commonplace on the continent. The Kenyan-founded started was quickly spreading to other... Read more »

Liquid Telecom rolls out IPv6 in Kenya to beef up user security ahead of 2017 deadline

Outdated in most markets and set to run out in 2017, IPv4 addresses are still in wide use in Africa even though they trigger additional Internet security issues, and make it increasingly difficult and... Read more »

Don’t Cry for Ghafla!

A family is having a conversation after dinner. On national TV a respected business reporter is interviewing an octopus-like business woman. Confused, Tim, a nine year old boy asks the dad what... Read more »

The Worrying State of Kenya’s Startup Ecosystem

Flash backwards. The year is 2007. Kenya is the premier country, globally to successfully pilot and launch mobile money transfers via (Vodacom) Safaricom’s M-PESA. This could be probably due to the failure... Read more »