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...

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...

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...

Kenyans Complain Over The Wikipedia Mystery Surrounding Their First Lady, Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta

Kenyans have curiously come out to demand to know more about the country's First Lady, Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta, the wife of President Uhuru Kenyatta,...

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...

Wala, a digital banking platform is launching to make banking FREE for everyone in...

Wala, a digital banking platform is launching on Android to make banking free for everyone in Africa and completely change the way consumer’s access,...

Kenya’s Ushahidi reportedly protecting its senior executive accused of sexual harassment

For a company helping other people and organizations report incidents of violence, harassment and crime, it could be so ironical that Ushahidi is mum...

Kenya’s Talent Board launches to help job seekers easily find jobs through referrals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N__tgdSBNg Kenya's TalentBoard has launched to help job seekers easily find jobs from their friends through referrals taking on struggling job boards and headhunters. "The easy...

These Two Africans in the Diaspora Want to Change the Way the World Shops...

Two Nigerians, Abiodun Johnson and Esosa Ighodaro in February launched CoSign to the public, the world's first mobile app that allows users to earn...

Pezesha Wants to Become Africa’s Largest Peer to Business Micro Lending Marketplace

Pezesha.com has launched in Kenya with plans to become Africa’s largest peer to business lending market place, after members of the team realized from...

Kenya’s TaskRabbit KibaruaNow Shuts Down After a Tough Run

Mercy Corps-backed KibaruaNow has shut down after a tough run in Nairobi after it unsuccessfully tried to be a TaskRabbit for Kenya and eventually...

Online photographer booking site PhotoMasters is raising a Series A round to expand across...

PhotoMasters, an online photographer booking platform based in Kenya is starting a Series A funding round to raise additional capital to continue the growth and...

Kenyan Media Personality Julie Gichuru & Hubby Businessman Launch Fashion Portal Mimi.Co.Ke Set To...

Kenyan media personality Julie Gichuru and her husband Anthony, a top city businessman have together launched MiMi.co.ke, a fashion portal to end woes of men and...

TechWomen 2015 Intake Is On

It is the season for women in technology as TechWomen, a US based exchange programme is looking for tech and science women for their...

CEO Weekends: Are incubators really necessary for entrepreneurs?

By Yann LE BEUX – Catalyst CTIC Dakar It is not easy for most people to understand the daily job of supporting tech entrepreneurs in...

CEO Weekends: WorldRemit hires leading Mobile Money specialist

Online money transfer service WorldRemit has appointed Alix Murphy as Senior Mobile Analyst. A leading Mobile Money specialist, Alix will help build and support commercial...

Nigeria’s Fashion Brand Maju Launches Online Shop to Help Ladies Dress Up Effortlessly

Nigeria's fashion brand Maju has launched an online shop for its fashion and accessories brands in a move to reach more buyers and fashion...

This New Dating Site Strictly Admits Working Class Singles & Busy Professionals Only

Are you tired of dating sites with all the broke Tom's, Dick's and Harry's? Then look no further, your prayer has been answered tonight. OnlyWorkingClass.com...

Inside Branch, Tala & Mshwari | Which one works for you?

Kenya has seen the rise of mobile money services since MPESA became a household name. Services range from mobile money transfer, payment services, purchasing...

Magic Bus Ticketing is armed with over $1m to bring sanity to Kenya’s public...

Magic Bus Ticketing is an SMS bus ticketing app that connects commuters to public buses in informal transportation systems allowing commuters to book or...

Asus Pledges to Award the Inaugural FAWE Africa STEM Competition Winners

Asus has today promised awarded the winners of the first All Africa Girls science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition hosted by the Forum...

Coca-Cola Empowers Women entrepreneurs in Kenya

Coca-Cola has facilitated 500 women from Nairobi’s slums to start small businesses, as part of its 5by20 global commitment to empower 5 million women...

Chase Bank partners with iHub | Eyes move into virtual currencies

Chase Bank and iHub today signed a deal expected to enhance Kenya's tech ecosystem from mere app development to provision of local solutions to...

Akilah Net Launches to Help End Unemployment in East Africa

Ronald Bwire, a 25 year-old Kenyan graduated three years ago with a bachelors degree in Human Resources from Islamic University in Uganda. With a...

Mkopo Rahisi disburses over Ksh 1 billion in Loans | Rebrands to Tala

In the last 11 months, Kenya's Mkopo Rahisi, an Inventure-backed mobile financial services platform has disbursed over a billion Kenya shillings to more than...

South Africa, Rwanda & Namibia lead Africa in gender equality

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB's) recently launched African Gender Equality  Index measures gender equality in economic opportunities, human development and in laws and institutions...

Kenya’s MyShopper.Co.Ke Makes Shopping On Top UK Online Stores Easy

MyShopper is a new service that allows users in Kenya to shop on any UK-based online store. The start-up handles the logistics of delivery...

Shambafresh.co.ke Wants to Disrupt Mombasa’s Mama Mboga Businesses

Founded by  Angela Wachera and Elvis Juma, Mombasa-based Shambafresh.co.ke aims to change the way people buy their groceries in Kenya's coastal town by steadily taking...

CEO Weekends: Innovation Edge Giving $82,000 to Top South African Edtech Focused Startups

Led by Sonja Giese, South Africa's Innovation Edge is a new social innovation fund that seeks out and funds bold ideas and innovations that...

Co-creation Hub to Invest Between $15,000 to $25,000 into Grit Systems, Mamalette & Autobox

Nigeria's first social innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced it will invest between $15,000 - $25,000 in seed funding plus Grit Systems, Mamalette...