State House deactivates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account over corruption tweet

President Uhuru Kenyatta's Twitter account has been deactivated on account of unauthorized access, reports State House Kenya after an anti-corruption tweet went south. "All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken," said State House on...

Startups

Daystar Power receives 10 million US Dollars for expansion of solar power operations in West Africa

Solar energy company, Daystar Power has closed a $10 million USD investment with Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy Capital LLC and...

This new job search engine wants to link employers in Africa to talent in the diaspora to end brain drain

A new job search engine has launched to serve Africa and its diaspora, helps match job seekers looking for rewarding careers...

This waste management startup has received $227,000 to scale across Nigeria

The King Baudouin Foundation awards the African Development Prize to Wecyclers, a Lagos based waste management start-up. The Prize will allow Wecyclers...

PayLater’s parent firm OneFi acquires fintech firm Amplify to boost its financial services offerings

Nigeria's One Finance Limited , which recently raised funding to become a full service digital bank has acquired Amplify in a move...

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy Raises $1M to Launch 3D Mapping & Drone Services for Farmers

Farmcrowdy, a crowdfunding platform for Nigerian farmers has today announced an additional seed funding of $1 million from international investors Cox Enterprises...

Gadgets

Flagship features in new Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30

During the Official Galaxy S10 launch in Kenya, Samsung confirmed that they will be bringing the new A-series for 2019 line-up to...

iOS vs Android: What Smartphone to choose in 2019

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Top dollar Smartphone comparison: Galaxy S10 Plus VS. iPhone XS Max

Early this month, Samsung Electronics unveiled a new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With four unique devices, the Galaxy S10, Galaxy...

Nokia 3.1 gets a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie

The Nokia 3.1 will start receiving the Android 9 Pie upgrade from today, its second OS update since the Nokia 3.1...

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ go on sale in the Kenya Market

Samsung East Africa has officially launched the Galaxy S10 into the Kenyan Market. The Samsung trio, Galaxy S10e, S10...

The Remington Portable Typewriter lists at $29.95. It has capital and small letters, standard key board, shift key and many features. It also resembles he big machines in efficiency, for don’t forget it’s a Remington – with every merit for which Remingtons are famous. On sale at all stores except Jamaica.

Funding

Beyond Capital Fund Makes Second Investment in Kenyan Agritech startup

Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa has made its second investment into...

GreenTec Capital invests in Namibian high-tech CPU maker PEBL

There are only three computers for every one thousand Africans due in part to the low presence of major PC manufacturers on the continent...

This remittance firm has raised $20m Series C to simplify sending money to Ivory Coast, Kenya & Nigeria

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

This Cryptocurrency Wallet Has Raised More Than $0.5m in Seed Funding to Help Users Transact via SMS

This emerging markets focused cryptocurrency has raised seed funding to help bring cryptocurrency transactions to millions of users in Africa and in other emerging...

With $35,000 in seed funding, this new talent platform will connect Africans to jobs quickly

TalentsinAfrica.com has launched to connect Africans to new opportunities taking on Ringier One Africa Media's Jobberman and the rest with a $35,000 seed capital from...

business

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...

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

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....

Latest

European Investors Gamble on the Dutch Mortgage Market

The Dutch housing market attracts both domestic and foreign investors. The growing demand for rentals in the market is resulting in low...

Kibo Africa targets boda boda hailing firms with launch of locally assembled Kibo K250

With the increasing number of motorcycle taxi companies launching in Kenya, Kibo Africa, a local mobility solutions company with a focus on...

iOS vs Android: What Smartphone to choose in 2019

There is definitely no doubt that 2007 marked the dawn of a new era in the global smartphone market. Industry giants like...

GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation to Help African Startups Raise Funding

GreenTec Capital Partners today announced that the GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation has started its activities in Europe and in Africa in a...

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...

Top dollar Smartphone comparison: Galaxy S10 Plus VS. iPhone XS Max

Early this month, Samsung Electronics unveiled a new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With four unique devices, the Galaxy S10, Galaxy...

Nokia 3.1 gets a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie

The Nokia 3.1 will start receiving the Android 9 Pie upgrade from today, its second OS update since the Nokia 3.1...

New ‘Uber for trucks’ startup launches in Kenya to take on Sendy, Lori, Senga & Bwala

A new 'Uber for trucks' startup has launched in Kenya to take on Sendy, Lori Systems, Senga, and Bwalae in...

This off-grid pay-go solar firm just raised $32.5 million to finance its growth in East Africa

Over 2 billion people globally have no access to reliable and affordable energy as the grid infrastructure is expensive to deploy.

PIVOT East Refuses to Die, Calls for Investor & Corporate Support

PIVOT East, once East Africa's tech startup conference is coming back to give local startups a chance to meet, network and pitch...

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...

Miss.Africa announces 2019, Round IV Seed Funding Tech Initiative for women in Africa

Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing a Seed Fund in Africa that will offer grants to support women and girls...

”Nigeria represents both the present and the future of the web”- Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Touching on the potential within Nigeria, Sir Tim Berners-Lee while on his official visit to Nigeria said the country holds the...

Inside Epesi Trip Planner Matatu Scheduling Platform

Epesi Trip Planner, a web-based vehicle scheduling software that queues, routes, maps, and manages rides, drivers & conductors in real-time has been...

Startup developing low-cost disposable baby delivery kits wins [email protected] Africa 3.0

Safe Motherhood Alliance, a Zambia-based social enterprise that develops simple, low-cost disposable baby delivery kits is the winner of [email protected] Africa...

Epesi, a Matatu Scheduling Platform Goes Live in Nairobi to Bring Sanity to the Chaotic Public Transport Sector

Epesi Trip Planner a Matatu scheduling platform has launched in Kenya to bring sanity in the country's chaotic public transport...

Kenyan ICT students shine at Huawei’s Sub Saharan Africa regional finals ahead of the Global final in China

One of the two Kenyan teams which participated in this year’s Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Competition regional finals achieved second place...

TukAid to launch in Nigeria & Kenya to provide affordable ambulances for people in need.

Emergency health care is a human right which is scarce in developing countries. TukAid, which plans to launch in Nigeria and...

Blockchain Technology in Business

The blockchain is a technology that many experts consider it to be the future. However, we know a lot of historical examples...

Kenya’s Blockchain Startup CapAgri selected into æternity Ventures’s 2nd Starfleet Accelerator Program

Kenya's CapAGRI Africa, a last-mile mobile financing platform for Smallholder farmers across African Agricultural Markets has been selected among the most-promising seed...

Algebra Ventures & Ezdehar invest in Dsquares, MEA’s popular B2B loyalty solutions provider

​Egypt's Algebra Ventures and Ezdehar Management​, an investment management firm focused on high-growth Egyptian corporates, have invested into ​Dsquares​, the region’s popular...

Careem to provide free in-ride insurance for its passengers and drivers in 15 countries

Careem, the Uber for MEA, has launched a global in-ride insurance programme to provide free in-ride insurance for both passengers and Captains...

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ go on sale in the Kenya Market

Samsung East Africa has officially launched the Galaxy S10 into the Kenyan Market. The Samsung trio, Galaxy S10e, S10...

This innovation challenge aims to help manage plastic waste

Trash Thread Textile in conjunction with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and PETCO have launched an innovation challenge that aims to provide innovative...

OneFi secures $5M financing from Lendable to transition Paylater into a full service digital bank

One Finance Limited , the company behind Paylater has secured a $5M debt facility from New York and Nairobi-based funding provider Lendable...

The sports gaming industry will continue to add economic value despite ongoing challenges

By Ronald Karauri The global sports gaming industry has in the recent past been plagued by massive tax hikes....

Top Macro Trends to Keep an Eye on for Forex Traders in 2019

Forex trading is a huge investment, and it seems it will become even more prominent in 2019. The forex market is continuously...

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...

Huawei launches its Ksh 13,499 Y6 2019 to end Infinix & TECNO’s reign

TECNO and Infinix, brands from China's Transsion Holdings have been the most popular affordable smartphones in Kenya, taking up to more than...

Female Founders Network to spur innovative support to female health entrepreneurs in Nigeria

As gender diversity within the healthcare innovation ecosystem continues to grow, women have constantly shown dexterity in...

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