Kenya

Total 125 Posts

White CEO wanted

What started as a satirical tweet took a life of its own as it drew laughter and anger in equal measure. More importantly, it highlighted the underlying bias in Kenya's startup ecosystem.

Mobile money for betting suspended in Kenya

Kenyan authorities have ordered Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya to suspend all mobile money transactions related to betting. The Betting Control and Licensing Board has said that none of the betting companies licenses have been renewed.

Scaling up lessons from M-PESA

There are some lessons for startups in how M-PESA managed to scale across Kenya. Although some of the success can be attributed to luck, some of it was methodical.

Man behind Getty Images' drive into Africa

Lee Martin, ex co-owner of AllSport agency and now Senior Vice President at Getty Images speaks about the company's expansion into Africa. Martin also talks about Getty Images partnership with APO.

Addressing Africa's challenges using data science

Kenya's Strathmore University Business School and Jean Golding Institute for Data Science-University of Bristol have signed a partnership agreement to enhance data science education. The partnership will also include the exchange of ideas and set goals within various sectors.

Michael Joseph appointed as acting CEO

Michael Joseph has been appointed as the acting CEO of Safaricom in Kenya. This follows after the passing of former CEO, Bob Collymore, who passed away on 1 July 2019.

Bob Collymore has passed away

Bob Collymore has passed away. This is according to a statement from Kenya's largest mobile service providers, Safaricom. He is reported to have passed away on the morning of Monday, 1 July 2019.