At the time of M-Pesa’s launch in 2007, few could have conceived the mobile money service would be as ubiquitous and deeply entrenched in the lives of millions of Kenyans as it is today.
Nigeria is the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world, and two brothers there have decided to capitalize on this.
Africa is seen to take up the tech challenge by investing billions of dollars in the development of tech futuristic cities.
It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.
The Financial Markets Dealers Quotations (FMDQ) OTC Securities Exchange is a Nigerian marketplace that trades debt securities and currency, specifically dollar against naira.
News of Netflix’s expansion to Africa (and pretty much the rest of the world) in January was met with excitement on the continent.
Lagos’s infamous back-to-back traffic can turn a simple trip to the grocery store into a time-consuming ordeal.
Konga.com was founded in July 2012 and started purely as an online retailer selling baby and beauty products.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby is walking around the Victoria Miro gallery in east London, calmly examining her paintings.
Ghana’s president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo said on Wednesday he would focus on restoring stability, cutting taxes and interest rates and spurring double-digit growth, in his first comments on the economy since winning a Dec. 7 vote.
Markets in Shanghai closed up today on news that the Chinese bullet train manufacturer Fujian Corp won the contract to connect Casablanca to Abidjan.
Early next year, Kenyan banks are expected to unveil a digital and mobile money transfer platform to rival M-Pesa’s longstanding dominance as the scramble for cashless payments intensifies.
Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.
Coca-Cola Co. will pay $3.15 billion to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev NV out of an African bottling joint venture after the Budweiser brewer’s takeover of the U.S. beverage company’s partner in the region.
Paystack, one of Nigeria’s most hotly anticipated tech start-ups, has just secured $1.3M Seed investment from both international and homegrown investors.
By the United Nations’ estimate, the continent will see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050.
Making online transactions is a process taken for granted as one of the natural offshoots of deeper internet penetration.
Since taking office in May 2015, Nigeria’s president Buhari has come under criticism not just for his handling economy but also for a seemingly under-performing cabinet.
Africa’s largest fiber network will be formed as Liquid Telecom buys South African converged network operator Neotel.
Ethiopia on Saturday officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries.
A consortium led by Africa-focused power producer Endeavor Energy began building a $552 million, 200-megawatt power plant in Ghana on Wednesday, it said in a statement.
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Kenya is a global superpower of the flower trade, and Oserian, one of the largest fair-trade flower farms in the country, is a major reason why.
Over the years as international investors have searched for yield and found themselves looking towards Africa, many have invested with a long-term mindset focused on private and public equity strategies.
Mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that it is in discussions with five companies to broaden the availability of M-PESA services.
Between 2010 and 2016 H1, there were 277 reported private equity deals in Southern Africa totaling $3.5 billion.
Nigeria’s pension regulator hopes to launch a savings scheme for the country’s widespread small business sector.
Tanzania expects to begin importing electricity from Ethiopia in 2019 when the eastern African nations complete interconnection grids currently to form a regional power pool.
President Mahama concedes defeat to former foreign minister Akufo-Addo, who was making his third bid for the top job.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange expects its first exchange traded fund (ETF) to be approved by the regulator this year and trading to start soon after.
Debt capital markets across Africa’s sub-regions have remained robust despite the macroeconomic and political challenges presented.