Stanford Seed names new director to lead its expansion efforts into India & across Africa

Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, aka Stanford Seed, has named Darius Teter as the new executive director of the institute to  oversee its growth and expansion in Africa and into... Read more »

Mastercard launches 2Kuze, a mobile marketplace to connect farmers to buyers & banks in East Africa

Mastercard has launched 2KUZE, a mobile marketplace connecting smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa in a move set to digitize agriculture in East Africa. 2KUZE, which in Swahili means... Read more »

Malako, Uganda’s microcredit firm raises $100,000 from Gates Foundation backed DFS Lab

Malako, a Ugandan microlender for the country’s low-income earners for bill payments with flexible repayments has received $100,000 in non-dilutive funding from Caribou Digital’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Lab, an emerging markets... Read more »

ZUKU’S #Unstoppable Campaign Kicks-off

ZUKU Fiber officially launched one of its flagship projects dubbed ‘unbundle yourself…. I’m unstoppable’ which is set to revolutionize the communication landscape in Kenya, by allowing  their subscribers for the first time... Read more »

Rockefeller Brothers Fund invests $117.5m into Mainstream Renewable Power Africa power generation platform

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has raised $117.5m investment deal from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the $177.5m of equity in the Lekela Power platform.   The $117.5 will come... Read more »

How Kenya Spends | An Analysis of Holiday Purchase Trends

By Ben Lyon, co-founder and Director, Kopo Kopo, follow him on Twitter (@bmlyon) This post originally appeared on Kopokopo.com here and has been reposted here with permission. We’ve always been intrigued by... Read more »

Ghana and 4 other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa provide better personal safety & security than the BRIC countries

The Legatum Prosperity Index (LPI) 2014 assess levels of prosperity in 142 countries by combining 8 core sub-indices including safety and security, personal freedom, governance and economy (standardized scores from -5=Low to... Read more »