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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.

Shelter Afrique roots for climate-resilient affordable housing at the Africa Climate Summit

Governments should create incentives for the production of well-located affordable housing that minimizes construction costs, enhances sustainability, and offers better mobility.

Language Inclusion for Climate Change

BY ONYANGO RACHAEL  In the bustling heart of Nairobi, the climate summit is currently underway, drawing together leaders, scientists and grassroots activists from across the continent. The goal? To address one of humanity’s most pressing challenges-climate change. Yet, amidst the fervent discussions and passionate debates, there remains an underappreciated and fundamental issue: language inclusion.  With […]

AWS announces the 25 startups selected for its first ‘fintech in Africa’ accelerator

Cohort participants from Kenya, Nigeria , South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Uganda, and Cameroon 25 African fintech startups have been selected for the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Africa Accelerator cohort. This cohort was selected from over 500 applications and is part of the EMEA Startup Loft Accelerator (SLA) program run by AWS. The pre-seed […]

Change the Story: A new report explores the local carbon market in Kenya

Through the Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB-Kenya), the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has released a report dubbed “Change the Story: Developing a Local Carbon Market in Kenya”. The report describes the current situation, reflects on the opportunities for a Kenyan carbon market, and comes just days after the 2023 Earth Hour celebrations. It has been […]

8.7% of users encountered phishing attacks in Africa in 2022, global number of attacks exceeds 500 million

Kaspersky’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) anti-phishing system prevented more than 500 million attempts at accessing fraudulent websites globally in 2022. This is twice more compared to 2021 figures. In Africa, 8.7% of individuals and corporate users were affected by phishing: attacks on their devices were detected and stopped. In South Africa, the share of users affected by phishing […]

MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme set to boost prosperity of African small and medium-sized businesses (SMME)

MultiChoice shortlists 11 start-ups to pitch for international funding and take their small businesses to the next level At a time when unemployment challenges and economic instability are high, small and medium-sized businesses (SMMEs) are proving to be the engines of economic growth and job creation throughout the African continent. In recognition of the critical […]

Fast-Tracking Universal Health Coverage in 2023: It’s time to focus on innovation and knowledge partnerships

by Basil Malaki, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Kenya at Innovate UK KTN Global Alliance Africa As the leading economy in East Africa, it is no surprise that Kenya often ranks top across several developmental indicators. In terms of economic growth, the country has maintained an annual GDP growth rate of 5% with GDP per capita […]

Highlighting Recent Eritrea-Kenya Engagement

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion Earlier this week, President Isaias Afwerki traveled to Kenya to meet with President William Ruto, following up on the latter’s visit to Eritrea late last year. During the two-day working trip to Nairobi, President Isaias, accompanied by a high-level delegation, held extensive talks with his counterpart and other Kenyan government officials. […]