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Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa

Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, notes a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups. He says startups on the continent are at a distinct advantage because they compete out of necessity. As a result, they can, and very often do stand toe to toe with startups in […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (9 May 2021)

New cases: 316 Sample size: 4,251 Positvity rate: 7.4% Recoveries: 62 Recorded deaths: 12 Cumulative tests: 1,719,289 Total confirmed cases: 163,554 Total recoveres: 111,1941 Cumulative fatalities: 2,895 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (6 May 2021)

New cases: 705 Sample size: 8,853 Positvity rate: 8.0% Recoveries: 711 Recorded deaths: 25 Cumulative tests: 1,701,385 Total confirmed cases: 162,098 Total recoveres: 110,480 Cumulative fatalities: 2,850 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya. Media filesDownload logo

How G4S became the largest courier company in Kenya

G4S is widely recognised as the world’s largest security company, but in Kenya its reputation for courier and logistics services is built on 50 years of experience delivering when it matters most. A clear market leader for courier services, G4S Kenya is leaving the more internationally well-known courier brands in its wake. Jackson Miano, Head […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (5 May 2021)

489 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 4,426 tested in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate is at 11.0%. From the cases 449 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners. Total confirmed positive cases are now 161,393 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,692,532. 552 patients have recovered […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (4 May 2021)

345 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 6,686 tested in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate is at 5.2%. Total confirmed positive cases are 160,904 and cumulative tests conducted are 1,688,106. 140 patients have recovered from the disease, 82 from Home Based & Isolation Care, while 58 are from […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (1 May 2021)

Download logo 735 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 5,758 tested in the last 24 hrs. Our positivity rate is at 12.8%. 634 are Kenyans while 101 are foreigners. 429 are males & 306 are females. The youngest is 8 months & the oldest is 97 years. Total confirmed […]

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (30 April 2021)

Download logo 497 people have tested positive from a sample size of 5,117 441 patients have recovered 17 deaths have been reported. 13 occurred within the last one month & 4 deaths are late death reports from facility record audits. VACCINATION UPDATE: A total of 876,708 persons have been vaccinated against coronavirus disease countrywide; 271,079 […]

African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks, institutions pledge US$17 billion to increase food security

A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over US$17 billion in financing on Friday during a high-level forum, in a bold bid to address rising hunger on the African continent and to improve food security. These funds were pledged on the final day of a two-day high-level dialogue – Feeding Africa: […]

USD 87 Million Needed to Support Equitable Vaccine Access, Mitigate Effects of COVID-19 in East and Horn of Africa

Download logo The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the lives of thousands of migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities throughout the East and Horn of Africa, leaving many individuals, communities and economies vulnerable and in need of additional support and protection. COVID-19 induced movement restrictions and measures are directly impacting the daily lives […]

Ajua Acquires WayaWaya

Leading Customer Experience Platform for Africa to Integrate Intelligent Messaging and Payments Platform Across its Product Suite  Ajua, the integrated Customer Experience Management solution for businesses in Africa, has acquired WayaWaya, the Kenya-based Artificial Intelligence [AI] and Machine Learning [ML] known for its innovative Janja platform, that enables borderless banking and payments across apps and […]

Affordable digital banking to revolutionise price-sensitive East African payments market

In a region still dominated by cash and mobile money options, like M-Pesa, new collaborations between fintechs are looking to capture the price-sensitive market with innovative, open-loop digital payment solutions in East Africa. According to Mark Dankworth, President International, Ukheshe Technologies, the region is poised for a surge in digital banking growth, with the likes of […]

Kenyan retail-tech startup Tanda secures funding for regional expansion from HAVAÍC

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota and three other investors. Tanda has also secured key strategic partnerships with Mastercard and Interswitch which will further accelerate its growth. The company’s expansion comes on the back of successfully pioneering and proving […]

WorldRemit founder Ismail Ahmed launches Sahamiye Foundation to tackle Somaliland’s development challenges and unlock entrepreneurial potential

Ismail Ahmed will seek to commit $500 million of his own wealth and investments over the next 10 years to Somaliland-focused development programmes. Sahamiye Foundation will aim to double Somaliland’s literacy rate to 90% by 2023. A team led by WorldRemit founder Ismail Ahmed has today launched Sahamiye Foundation, a philanthropic organisation focused on using […]

Why a Plastics Pact is recipe for better environmental management practices

The year is 2016, outside a busy supermarket in one of Nairobi’s estates. Shoppers flow in and out carrying their groceries and other shopping items with plastic carrier bags. These are the order of the day, but their pollution to the environment is devastating. A year later in 2017, the Kenyan government would enact the […]

G4S binding together technology and security at Bamburi Cement, Kenya

By G4S Nicholas Mbithi, Contract Manager, in Kenya tells about how G4S is working with Bamburi Cement, the largest manufacturer of cement in Eastern Africa Bamburi Cement, based in Kenya, is the largest manufacturer of cement in Eastern Africa, producing around 5,000 tonnes of it every day. Its operations are vast, with two mega plants […]

GUUD Africa Secures Tender to Work on East African Community Single Customs Territory Solution

– Project first started in 2016 where vCargo Cloud (“VCC”) worked on a Proof-of-Concept (“POC”) platform for the project – Completion of project will see seamless transmission of trade-related documents between participating EAC SCT member authorities. KENYA, 30 March 2021: Singapore’s GUUD (Africa) Pte. Ltd, via its wholly owned subsidiary, vCargo Cloud Kenya Limited., has […]

South African business, AURA, expands into East Africa with new Kenyan office and GM

AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, has announced its imminent expansion into Kenya which will be led by its new General Manager, Hilary Itela. Partnering with KK Security, owned by GardaWorld, Aura will offer its emergency and medical response services in Nairobi and Mombasa. Warren Myers, CEO, AURA says that the intention is to address the […]

Announcing Winners of the 8th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit Awards

Over 1,200 delegates virtually convened for the 3-Day summit on ‘A Resilient Africa – Forging Solutions for the Impact Economy’ Sankalp Forum, an initiative of Intellecap hosted its 8th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit, in a virtual format, from the 2nd to 4th March 2021, one of Africa’s largest inclusive networking platform focusing on […]

N’Gunu Tiny on Why social entrepreneurship supports local communities throughout Africa

Transformative tech and social innovation expert N’Gunu Tiny talks about how social entrepreneurship helps communities in Africa. N’Gunu Tiny, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in transformative tech and social innovation. His book Impacting Lives will be published in Fall 2021. Before the pandemic, Africa was surging ahead with local and national […]

Deal making slows across Africa but post-pandemic opportunities look interesting

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Deal making activity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) dropped in the second half of 2020 (H2 2020), when compared to the second half of 2019 (H2 2019) and year-on-year, deals were also down in both volume and value compared to 2019. As the continent gears up for post-pandemic recovery in 2021, the opportunities presented by free […]