Kenya’s SportPesa in Trouble with Fans After Mixing Up Bets

Kenya's SportPesa, the country's popular sports betting platform with over 500 football games yesterday messed the scores of match winners and paid the wrong...

Kenya’s Elimu TV Wants to Bring Secondary Education to Your Living Room

Kenya's Elimu TV is set to launch its educational platform on Signet Kenya in a move to broadcast secondary education to students and youth...

Kwese Free Sports TV promises viewers a free live EPL match every weekend

Econet Media today launched its free to air sports channel, Kwesé Free Sports TV promising to give viewers in Kenya one free live English...

Ampion among winners of the 2015 Innovation Ecosystem Awards

Ampion has been named with 7 others as winners of 2nd annual Innovation Ecosystem Awards and will be recognized at the Global Innovation Summit...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma launches a $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund for tech startups...

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder and executive chairman has launched a $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund to support youthful online entrepreneurs across the continent....
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Malako, Uganda’s microcredit firm raises $100,000 from Gates Foundation backed DFS Lab

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qbz5D_c5Yo] 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...

Trine is raising $3.7m to connect investors to profitable solar energy projects in Africa

TRINE, a crowdfunding investment platform which helps investors locate and fund profitable solar energy projects in developing countries is raising 3,500,000 EUROS ($3.7m) to...

Equity Bank partners Oracle to launch EazzyBanking, a Banking As a Service Platform

Equity Bank has finally launched its EazzyBanking suite of applications, a banking as a service platform aimed at disrupting itself through innovative technology to support...

Cardplanet Becomes First Kenyan Startup to be Accepted Into 500 Startups

This must be the greatest news I have had to share about the Kenyan startup ecosystem this year. Two Kenyan grown entrepreneurs Rodgers...

Kenya’s Pesa Zetu entangled in a bitter feud with former employees over unpaid wages

Kenya’s Pesa Zetu, a peer-to-peer lending startup is reportedly entangled in a bitter feud with former employees over unpaid wages and expenses they incurred...

Unreasonable Capital Fund raises $5 Million from OPIC to Invest in Startups in Emerging...

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, will invest $5 million into support Unreasonable Capital Fund I, a venture...

Register for Connect to Grow; Supporting Enterprise Growth Through Innovation and Partnership

Register for Connect to Grow;  Supporting enterprise growth through innovation and partnership Connect to Grow is a first-of-its-kind enterprise matchmaking initiative, designed to help ambitious enterprises like...

CEO Weekends: Inventure’s Mkopo Rahisi wants to break banks in Africa

Getting a loan for an emergency or just any occasion is not as easy as it seems. Banks need almost every document you have...

Cheki launches flexipay to allow car buyers pay in installments

One Africa Media's Cheki Kenya, an online car classified portal has launched Flexipay, an affordable payment plan for selected cars on its site, a...

M-Shwari Launches a Fixed Deposit Account Dubbed Lock

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom's paperless banking service M-shwari has today launched a fixed deposit savings account dubbed “Lock Savings Account”, the...

KenyaTalk.com hits 10,000 registered users, aims to be biggest forum in East Africa

Kenyans love talking, KenyaTalk.com the country's top online discussion forum recently announced it has reached 10,000 registered and active users. Speaking about the progress made,...

Kenyan Launches Shield.co.ke to Give SMEs Quick Loans Online

Kenya's Shield Services Ltd, is a new online small businesses lender that has gone live to support business in Kenya to get loans quick...

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...

What Heshan De Silva Really Does :Part I

Heshan de Silva needs no introduction. He has been in press for both good and not so good reasons but the devout christian says...

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....

NollyLand Now Available on Roku in USA & Canada |Releases Chromecast-Ready Android App

Launched in November last year, the African movie platform NollyLand has announced the availability of its Roku channel to audiences in the United States...

Top 100 locally-run & most visited websites in Kenya-Part 1

We took to Alexa to list the most visited websites in Kenya. We elimanted international corporations such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn among others...

What killed Nigeria’s dating site Linda & What you can learn from its untimely...

Launched by ex-Carmudi Nigeria employees, Linda.com.ng, was a dating site which expected to make it easy for singles in Nigeria to find and date...

CEO Weekends: Business Lessons I’ve Learnt from Birds

I try to look for a scientific reason for why things happen the way they happen, the other day I was watching an animation...

CEO Weekends: Kenya’s MoneyJet Promises Faster PayPal-to-Mpesa Withdrawals, Cheaper rates & Freelancer loans

There is a new entrant in the Kenyan ‘PayPal-to-Mpesa’ market by the name of MoneyJet. The financial technology firm operating in Kenya and the...

Kenya’s Sendy creating a network of couriers to open up business in Nairobi

Moving stock from point A to point B is not an easy feat in Nairobi, East Africa’s largest economy known for its snail-pace traffic...

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in the world

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor  Global Report (GEMGR) assesses the state of entrepreneurship in the world. The 2013 GEMGR report shows that there are proportionally...

The Rise & Rise of Kenya’s Kopo Kopo

When M-Pesa launched in 2007, many Kenyans didn’t give a fuss about it, it was just a convenient money transfer service, more convenient than the services...

Jumia Kenya Unveils New Office & Warehouse to Serve Mombasa

Today, online retailer JUMIA Kenya has announced its setting up a new office and warehouse in the coastal region of Kenya to meet the...

Family-Owned Auto Spares Shop in Kenya Launches Online Store to Reach Masses

Established in 1988, AMEX Auto & Industrial Hardware Limited,  an auto and industrial spare parts shop has launched an online store to reach the...