KCB to Acquire National Bank of Kenya

The KCB Group PLC has made an offer to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK). Both KCB...

Telkom Kenya Hires Safaricom’s Operations Chief to Drive its Mobile Division

Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Steve Okeyo as the new Managing Director for its Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo is the former Director...

Achieving Digital Safety For Your Business

Do you own and operate an online business? If so, you probably already know the risks of operating such a business. The Internet...

Jumia’s listing great exit plan for MTN, Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet and MTN's Jumia has finally listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:JMIA), in a bid to seek more investors...

DHL, Mall for Africa bring over 200 global online stores to African consumers with...

DHL Express has launched a new mobile and desktop app aimed at improving the online shopping experience for Africa-based consumers.

Liquid Telecom raises $180 million from CDC to accelerate broadband connectivity across Africa

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, invested $180m equity investment in Liquid Telecom, an independent fibre and cloud provider in Africa in...

KCB Bank Kenya adds UnionPay & Apple Pay to drive E-commerce & remittances between...

KCB Bank Kenya has added UnionPay App as well as Apple Pay on KCB Point of Sale (POS) terminals regionally in a...

Marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq & Uber Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa...

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

Interswitch’s new InterswitchSPAK challenge aims to encourage STEM education in Kenya

Electronic commerce and payments firm Interswitch has launched a marketing campaign to connect with young users across Kenya's 47 counties to its...

Naspers sells OLX Africa to Jiji in its Sub-Saharan Africa exit drive

Jiji (Genesis) has acquired OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, pending certain regulatory approvals, to fulfill Naspers plan in 2014...

StarTimes retires its premium bouquet,cuts prices by 50% to grow user numbers

Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has retired its Unique bouquet in a move mainly geared towards growing its subscriber retention, upgrade subscribers...

Mastercard takes a stake in Jumia to accelerate e-commerce growth in Africa

Mastercard has taken a stake in Jumia to grow e-commerce operations and support the digital transformation of the continent.

Uber Acquires Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1b Ahead of its IPO

Uber has agreed to acquire Middle East competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, consisting of $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion...

Kenya’s mobile giant Safaricom hits 30 million active subscribers

Safaricom has today announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile...

Emmanuel Macron to support entrepreneurship & innovation in Africa with 2.5 billion euros

Emmanuel Macron, the President of the Republic of France has announced efforts to support the revolution of entrepreneurship and innovation in...

Mastercard Acquires Transfast to Advance its Remittance Dreams

Mastercard is set to acquire Transfast, a global cross-border account-to-account money transfer network to help Mastercard increase worldwide connectivity in the account-to-account...

With KochoKocho, Safaricom is borrowing heavily from sports betting & gambling

I have only been back home in Kenya for only ten days and I am already filled with a deluge of text...

Ant Financial’s AliExpress in mutual partnership with Safaricom to sign up more users in...

Safaricom and Ant Financial Services have signed a mutual partnership to sign up more customers in Kenya. The deal...

Standard Chartered Invests 83 million in Digital Banking Upgrade

Standard Chartered Bank has today launched SC Mobile Digital Bank for its retail customers with enhanced features at a cost of KES 83.4 million....

How to Start Your Own Trucking Business [STEP BY STEP]

Trucking business is really one of the world leading business that really does over amazing profits when the right steps are really...

Mastercard partners Angaza to market its QR Code payment technology in Africa

Mastercard has partnered with solar energy firm Angaza in a move expected to fuel growth for Mastercard's QR payments technology across Africa,...

Safaricom launches new loyalty campaign to retain customers, increase their spend & amass revenues

Safaricom has launched a customer promotion campaign, dubbed “Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima” to drive sales and revenues as it will make...

LEGO opens office in Johannesburg, launches regional HQ in Dubai to entertain more kids

LEGO Group has officially opened its new Business Unit headquarters for the Middle East and Africa in Dubai and started a sales...

Acing the Project Management Professional Exam

If you think project management professional (PMP) exam is a cakewalk, think again. Statistics indicate that two out...

Toyota Kenya to distribute Suzuki models in Kenya

Motor vehicle distributor in Kenya, Toyota Kenya, today announced a business partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation to distribute...

Telkom and Airtel Kenya merge to form Airtel-Telkom to take on Safaricom

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya have agreed to merge their respective Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in...

OPPO makes Dubai its new center for operations in the Middle East and Africa...

OPPO, a growing smartphone brand, has opened its second regional hub within the UAE and will make Dubai its new center...

Xiaomi looks to Africa as China’s smartphone market falls

China’s smartphone market fell 14% in 2018, with just under 400 million units shipped and Xiaomi has failed to grow in...

Business Trends Shaping Africa in 2019

The progress of Africa’s economy over the last decade has been remarkable. In 2018, six African nations - Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal,...

Uber, JUMO launch JUMO Drive, a vehicle financing product for Uber driver-partners in Kenya

Uber has partnered with JUMO, a fintech firm to launch JUMO Drive, a unique digital vehicle finance product to increase its...