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d.light closes new USD$176 million securitization facility for affordable off-grid solar in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Off-grid solar provider d.light and impact investor African Frontier Capital partner on new financing to support consumer loans for solar and high efficiency appliances in East Africa

FROM RUSSIA TO KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA: GLOBAL ACTIVISTS UNITE FOR A SUSTAINABLE, NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE

In solidarity with the anti-nuclear power movement in Kenya where a proposed nuclear power station is set to be built within the next decade, eco-justice organisations from South Africa and Russia are on a visit to the Republic of Kenya to share insights and learnings, from their experiences of living with nuclear energy, in their respective countries and opposing nuclear as civil society. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, both from South Africa – where the Minister of Energy and Electricity recently announced that the procurement of 2500MW of new nuclear power was “at an advanced stage” – and Ecodefense from Russia, and Right Livelihood Awards are meeting Kenyan civil society at the proposed site in Kilifi, to stand together in opposition of any new nuclear stations in Africa.

Navigating Flood Risks, Adaptation Strategies, and the Role of Climate Finance in Building Resilience

In recent times, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events have escalated, posing significant challenges across the globe. In many regions, relentless rains have led to catastrophic flooding, disrupting lives and livelihoods.

Xprizo enhances fintech platform with iOS launch

Xprizo, a cutting-edge iGaming fintech platform, has amplified its global reach with the launch of its iOS app. This marks a significant milestone in the company’s growth and development as a fintech platform serving the underbanked and unbanked demographics. 

Twiva Awarded in Categories; Top Rising Star and Best Online Social Commerce

Twiva Ltd, Kenya’s pioneering AI-driven and influencer-powered social commerce platform, is celebrating a significant milestone after winning two prestigious accolades at the Kenya E-commerce Awards held at the Movenpick Hotel. Twiva proudly announces its victories in the E-commerce awards, bagging at 1st place, the Top Rising Star, Ecommerce Award and at first runner-up position, for the Best Social Commerce Platform; categories.

De-risking vaccine production in Africa presents substantial challenges, but not insurmountable

Several public and private stakeholders in our healthcare sector were shocked to learn of Moderna’s decision to abandon its plans to establish a vaccine production facility in Kenya last month, raising repeated concerns about vaccine accessibility and production capacity in Africa. 

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration proudly presents, and invites registrations to the ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration in Nairobi, Kenya

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) proudly presents and invites registrations to the 8th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration, a multi-day event dedicated to exploring the dynamic landscape of Arbitration and ADR in Africa. 

Dynamics of Electric Mobility Transition in Kenya

George, a delivery executive, lives in a modest home on the outskirts of Nairobi. He unplugs the wire that charges his shiny new electric bike, presses a tiny switch bringing the quiet engine to life, and rides off to deliver happiness in the form of food. George is part of a large cohort of gig-economy workers who swears by this innovation.

Caribou Digital Launches New Book, The Platform Livelihoods Project: Research Exploring the Workplaces of the Digital Age in Africa & Indonesia

This pioneering research, conducted in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation explores the pervasive digital workplace landscape in Africa and Indonesia. The research reveals the scale of dependency millions of Africans have on digital marketplaces for their livelihoods, where 27% of Kenyan farmers claim to use Meta (Facebook) to sell information and buy produce. In examining marginalised groups, people with disabilities shared in-depth accounts of challenges faced with their user experience, such as a lack of screen-reading technology for the visually impaired, inhibiting full participation. Caribou Digital calls for better governance and inclusivity for Africa’s digital marketplace to ensure it unlocks its projected reach of $72 billion by 2026.

10 Ventures Announced for the Africa Tech Summit Nairobi 2024 Investment Showcase

Africa Tech Summit Nairobi has announced ten African tech ventures that will showcase their solutions to a diverse audience of industry experts, investors and fellow innovators on February 14th and 15th. While African startup funding declined in 2023, the investment showcase continues to foster collaborations and stimulate investment opportunities to bridge the funding gap in […]

NextGen Succession Planning for Kenyan Family Businesses; Including market insights into Waqf Principles

This article explores the significance of the Waqf principle in engaging the next generation within family-owned businesses especially in Kenya and across the region and how this principle can address other challenges facing these businesses.

Global Startup Awards Africa Announces 16 Category Winners Innovating for a Global Africa at the history-making Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The announcements were recently made at the GSA Africa Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Joined by Her Excellency Muferihat Kamil, Ethiopia’s Minister of Labour and Skills and His Excellency Dr Belete Molla Getahun, Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology, the summit’s grand finale at Addis Ababa’s Friendship Park has proved a significant event. The GSA Africa awards began in 2021, a journey that has led to over 15,000 African innovators nominated from 54 countries, the support of 300 jury members, ambassadors, and hundreds of innovation hubs across the continent.

Addressing E-Waste in Nairobi and Surrounding Regions

The disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) has become a pressing issue in Kenya, presenting significant hazards to public health and the environment. To mitigate these risks, it is critical to raise public awareness and educate young people on how to sustainably manage e-waste. 

ITME Africa 2023 to equip & enhance Kenya’s Textile Production Prowess

India ITME Society, a non-profit apex industry body successfully concluded the “Curtain Raiser & Preview” of the 2nd edition of ITME Africa & Middle East 2023 on Tuesday 3rd October 2023, to be held one month hence from 30th November 2nd December 2023 at Nairobi, Kenya.