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Accelerating Digital Inclusion and Sustainable Transformation

The 7th Edition Connected Banking Summit – East Africa will be held on the 7th of March in Nairobi, Kenya The Connected Banking Series focuses on building future-oriented banking models by accelerating the pace of digital transformation and delivering a delightful customer experience in line with policy and regulations while ensuring the highest standards of […]

Climate change and drought in Northern Kenya

Onyango Rachael Kenya is among the least contributors to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide but still bears the brunt of climate change. A third consecutive below-average rainfall is negatively affecting food availability and access for women, men, and children in 20 of the 23 arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties. According to the National Drought Management […]

Government Endorses Elimination of Problematic Plastics by the Kenya Plastics Pact

The Kenya Plastics Pact has published a list of problematic and unnecessary plastic items to be eliminated in Kenya. This adds to the already existing Government’s plastic bag ban that came into force in 2017, and the ban on selected single-use plastic items in protected areas since June 2020. The priority list supports a collective plan to […]

‘Green affordable power in Africa is a must’ says new Power Up coalition at COP27

More than 600 million African people go without access to electricity, and more than 900 million are without safe cooking facilities. At the COP27 climate summit now happening in Egypt, Power Up –  a new campaign with over 45 member organisations, is amplifying marginalised African voices in pursuit of funding for green affordable energy, particularly for frontline organisations powering […]

Africa: Energy transition policies and regulatory developments light up across the continent

Across the continent, countries in Africa are gearing up for the energy transition by implementing policy and legislative frameworks that take into account the energy crisis and the need for a renewable, decarbonized, decentralized energy supply that addresses climate change and the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change […]

E-commerce app marketers are spending billions of dollars on user acquisition, according to a new report from AppsFlyer

AppsFlyer, the global marketing measurement leader, has released the 2022 edition of its State of eCommerce App Marketing report. Within the report, AppsFlyer outlines key global trends, guiding marketers in building a mobile-first experience that will drive engagement and sales for the upcoming holiday season. Following the past few years of significant e-commerce growth resulting […]

Cross-sector innovation presents solutions to combat Kenya’s long-standing False Codling Moth challenge

False Codling Moth (FCM), also known as Thaumatotibia leucotreta is currently causing havoc in various chilli farms in Kenya, eating into the farmers’ profits [1]. It has also emerged as a major constraint to the production of horticultural crops in the country and is currently the leading cause of interceptions of Capsicum and cut flowers […]

Hospitality And Tourism Sectors Most Optimistic In The Latest Kepsa Ceo Confidence Index

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) introduced the CEOs Business Confidence Index Report 2022 showing that most business executives expect a stable economy after elections, to support higher industry business growth. With the current CEOs Business Confidence Index standing at 61 points overall, the business executives also expressed optimism to hire additional full-time employees in […]

Kenya: Shared prosperity – the United States and Kenya sign Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

By Virusha Subban, Partner specialising in Customs and Trade, Head of Tax, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg  The United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) was signed on 14 July 2022. The agreement outlines the enhanced engagement and high standard of commitment between the two countries, and focuses on increased investment and sustainable and inclusive growth that will […]

Indirect tax developments in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Jana Botha, VAT Consultant, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg There have been significant developments in indirect tax within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the past year. The vast majority of developments have been based around VAT amendments and policies, as well as general budget updates for 2022 across SSA. This article includes key developments from Ghana, Kenya, […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce Kenya’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK.

Kenya has a long and generally successful track record of private sector participation in the energy sector. Like other African countries, affected by climate change, Kenya also experienced abnormally high rainfall, resulting in flooding that threatens food security in five counties. Tana River, Kisumu, Busia, Homa Bay and Migori counties are now depending on humanitarian […]

Collaboration, Not Competition: The Role of Peer-Learning in a Circular Economy

A group of smallholder farmers from Kericho paid a visit to their counterparts in Meru at the instigation of their local farmers’ association. That was some five years ago. While the trip was fun and adventurous, some of them wondered why so much money and time was being ‘wasted’ yet they could be taught the […]

The rapid rate of competition law developments across Africa

By Lerisha Naidu, Partner, Angelo Tzarevski, Associate Director, Sphesihle Nxumalo, Associate and Zareenah Rasool, Associate, Competition & Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg Baker McKenzie’s latest Africa Competition Report 2022 provides a detailed analysis and overview of recent developments in competition law enforcement and competition policy in 32 African jurisdictions and regional bodies. The Report outlines how, over […]

Trends Toward A Circular Agriculture In Kenya

Circular agriculture is termed a food system that is in harmony with nature and meets social needs simultaneously. With the growing population in Kenya, the food supply has been in high demand and this has come at the expense of the environment. Farmers have shifted to using more intensive farm chemicals causing land erosion and […]

Data security and privacy laws develop across Africa

Numerous countries in Africa have developed or implemented data privacy and security laws in their countries in the last few years. With the rapid rise in digitisation as a result of the pandemic, the broad implementation of such laws across the continent has never been more urgent. Countries including Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, […]

Jiji Kenya Announces Momentum Led By Doubling its Traffic and No. of Ads

Receiving an award during the Digitech Excellence Awards (Pictured, Maksym Golubev, Jiji Kenya's Country Manager and Anton Volianskyi, Jiji Africa's Founder and CEO)

Jiji, the largest online marketplace in Kenya, announced on 13th April tremendous company growth led by doubling its year-over-year performance. Jiji Kenya penetrated the market in 2020 when there were over ten online platforms in the market. It has since become the fastest growing e-commerce with over 6 million users and 2 million ads in […]

Tushop Raises $3M to Scale Community Group-Buying in Kenya

Tushop, the Kenyan social-commerce platform that enables communities in Nairobi to buy groceries more cheaply with free delivery, has secured $3M in a pre-seed funding round, led by 4DX Ventures and with participation from JAM Fund, Breyer Capital, Chandaria Capital, TO Ventures, Golden Palm Investments, FirstCheck Africa, and DFS Lab. Wasoko (formerly Sokowatch) also joined […]

Announcing Winners of the 9th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit Awards 2022

Over 2,000 delegates is convening for the Sankalp Africa Summit, a hybrid 3 Day Virtual and a 1 Day In-Person event on ‘Mainstreaming Impact’ Sankalp Forum, an initiative of Intellecap, is hosting its 9th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit, one of Africa’s largest inclusive networking platforms focussed on entrepreneurship and the impact investing ecosystem, […]

Jiji Kenya Wins as the Mobile App of the Year| Shopping and E-commerce in the Mobile App and Summit Awards, 2021

Jiji, one of the most popular e-commerce sites in Kenya and the largest online classifieds in Kenya, has scooped the Mobile App of the Year, Shopping and E-commerce category. The award was presented to Jiji Kenya during the Mobile App and Summit Awards, 2021, which was held at the  PrideInn, Westlands, on Friday, 10th December […]

A Just Transition to Climate Resilience Could Transform Kenya into a Green Powerhouse

The Continent Is Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change, However, and Needs Significant Global Investment to Adapt to Higher Temperatures, Build Low-Carbon Economies, and Create Local Green Employment African countries face major climate-related challenges, but at the same time they have the opportunity to achieve sustainable low-carbon economies, according to a new report by Boston Consulting […]

Messing with nature is risky business!

For a long time now, economy and the conservation of biodiversity seemed to be two different worlds. Not many CEOs or financial managers were able to explain how their company’s impact contributed to the loss of species, deforestation or the acidification of oceans. But times have changed. Today, trailblazing entrepreneurs understand that they don’t have […]