Twiga Foods, Kipeto Energy & Acorn Housing raise more than $288m to address Kenya’s pressing...

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has showcased its support for several investment projects in Kenya during the president’s official visit to the United States. The...

Rocket Internet’s CFO Peter Kimpel Resigns to Join Barclays

For the past four years, Peter Kimpel has been Chief Financial Officer of Rocket Internet SE, an Internet company he helped list in 2014...

Kenya’s Anti-Counterfeit Agency receives $1.5m to digitize its operations & services

The Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) has received $1,500,000 from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) channeled through TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to digitize its operations...

How ROAM is Revolutionising Africa’s Online Marketplace

  To anyone who lives and works in today’s rapidly-digitising world, it won’t come as much of a surprise that research has shown a strong...

Pam Golding Property group acquires online estate agency Eazi.com to expand its technology offering

South Africa's Pam Golding Property group has acquired the online, digital estate agency Eazi.com as the firm moves to reach both new and older...

Jumia Kenya is adding Haier’s ‘half-priced MOOKA TV to its portfolio so everyone owns...

Kenya's top online store Jumia is adding Haier's half-priced MOOKA TVs’ to its portfolio, a move that's expected to see more households in Kenya own...

Sabi by Pesapal set to bolster financial and digital inclusion

Sub-Saharan Africa has in recent times been experiencing rapid economic growth rates, characterized by significant government reforms and a rapidly expanding middle class. Africa's...

Visa on Mobile partners Maxmalipo to start operations in Tanzania

Visa., the global leader in payments, today announced a strategic partnership with Maxcom Africa PLC - a merchant aggregator also known as Maxmalipo...

Opera’s microlending app Okash adds face recognition feature to curb fraud

OKash, the microlending app developed by OPay, an affiliated company of the Opera Group, has added facial recognition to its app asking borrowers to...

Safaricom commits Ksh 39 million to equip unemployed youths with knowledge, skills & tools

Safaricom Foundation’s Wezesha programme has partnered with Generation Kenya to equip unemployed youth aged 18-35 with the knowledge, skills and tools required to succeed...

FNB launches support for Fitbit Pay & Garmin Pay

FNB today announced that customers can now make payments through their VISA enabled FNB Banking Cards by simply tapping their compatible Fitbit or Garmin...

Family Bank’s PesaPap revamped for instant loan disbursements & repayments

Family Bank has revamped its PesaPap mobile app to help its customers borrow, pay bills and transfer money from their accounts to friends and...

HFC’s new digital banking platform to help customers manage their bank accounts remotely

 HFC, the banking subsidiary of HF Group has entered Kenya's digital financial services market with “HF Whizz” , a mobile app targeted at the...

Safaricom cautions customers on SIM data sharing after fraudulent SIM swaps

Safaricom Friday issued a public caution to its customers to be wary of fraudulent SIM swaps after several customers raised concern with the telco's...

dubizzle appoints new Head of Ad Operations and Head of Sales/Advertising

 dubizzle, the UAE’s classifieds platform, has announced the appointment of two new senior members of staff to its regional advertising team. Jonathon Padron will...

Mobile Ecosystem To Add $150 Billion to Regional Economy by 2022

More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the...

Liquid Telecom names Ahmad Mokhles as Group Chief Operating Officer 

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that Ahmad Mokhles has been appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO), a new position within the...

Close to US$100m of funds raised by Africa-based fintech firms in 2018 already

Close to US$100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of...

EGM Securities launches online forex trading platform in Kenya

 EGM Securities, a regulated non-dealing online forex broker, has launched an online forex trading offering in Kenya that enables trading using multiple payment channels...

How to Claim Income Tax Refund

  Let’s be real, Income tax is scary. Every year, as the financial closing month rolls in, the earning population everywhere gets anxious. People begin to...

Safaricom looking to expand MPesa into Ethiopia

Kenya's biggest telco, Safaricom, is in “advanced talks” with the Ethiopian government to introduce its popular M-Pesa mobile money service to the country. The...

Pesapal integrates Visa on Mobile (mVisa) to reach over 21,000 merchants in Kenya

Pesapal has integrated Visa on Mobile (formerly mVisa) as a payment option into its payment processing platform in a move that will see it...

MTN Uganda says no data was accessed or compromised by intruders

MTN Uganda says no data was accessed or compromised by the intruders after an attack on Monday, 2 July 2018, at around 5pm, where...

Azuri appoints new Operations Director for East Africa

 Azuri Technologies Ltd, a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers, welcomes Collins Oneko who joins as Operations Director, East...

MTN Rwanda Opens Mobile Money Remittance Corridor from Rwanda to Tanzania

MTN Rwanda has opened the mobile-to-mobile remittance service between Rwanda and Tanzania allowing MTN Mobile Money users in Rwanda to send money to Airtel...

This remittance firm has raised $20m Series C to simplify sending money to Ivory...

In a move to its users the freedom to send money whenever they want and how they want, this remittance firm, which has been...

MRI Software Acquires SA’s Commercial Real Estate Software Firm PropSys to Bolster its Presence...

MRI Software, a London-based real estate software solutions firm has acquired PropSys, a property software solution provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa just days after...

Considerations Pertaining To Business Taxes

  Overcoming Toxic Business Environments Modernity is rife with laws meant to constrain businesses and feed the government. The U.S. Federal Government has grown larger than...

Quartz sold to Uzabase, a Japanese business media company for $110 million

Quartz has been sold to Uzabase, a Tokyo-based media company seeking to expand its global footprint for a deal between $75 million and $110...

Mastercard partners Selcom to link its cards to millions of mobile wallets in Tanzania

Mastercard and Selcom have expanded their collaboration to allow consumers gain access to a wide variety of payment solutions that will be accessible on mobile money...