Land LayBy Ghana, a pioneer in the "buy-now, pay-tomorrow" land purchase system in Ghana and with offices in Australia and Kenya, a system which uses Blockchain technologies as part of its 'trust-building' solution set, is actively seeking Ghanaian advocates to help map out and acquire dead capital assets to be repurposed by Land LayBy.
Kenya Tender and Business News
According to Bowmans, a Pan-African law firm with a primary headquarters in South Africa, the East African economy has grown so much and matured so that large brand owners are taking to courts to protect their brands and other intellectual property.
Kenya's new Computer and Cybercrimes law was just approved by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta. It allows criminal charges to be brought against persons deemed to have "intentionally published false, misleading or fictitious data". Freedom House has come out strongly against the law as a means of controlling the freedom of the press.
Cellulant, a digital payments provider based in Kenya currently serving 40 million people in 11 African countries, just landed a record $47.5 million Series C funding round.
The European Union announced a 1 million EURO (Ksh 120,0000,000 million) grant for the Makueni County, Kenya, Mango and fruit processing plant. It is the first county to land an Instrument for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) program grant.
Heavily armed police officers forcibly evicted over 1000 people from informal settlements at City Carton near Wilson Airport in Kenya.
General Electric, via its GE Healthcare East Africa group, is partnering with the Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) (www.KenyaCardiacs.org) to offer echocardiography training to physicians and technicians in public and private hospitals in the country.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), based in Beijing, announced on May 3 that it had approved Kenya and Papua New Guinea as the latest countries to join its institution. For both, it means improved access to global development infrastructure capital.
The Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP), a public-private partnership dedicated to tapping the power of the private sector to create better nutrition for African consumers while also supporting local farmers, was just launched.
The National Treasury of Kenya just announced that it is going to be passing on a Sh1bn (US $9.9 million) electricity bill to homes and businesses in the country, effective June 2018. It is happening because the country has not yet connected the Lake Turkana Wind Power Plant to the national electrical grid.
The Trans-Africa highway, a 10,228-kilometer long major artery connecting Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa, is now complete. The former missing link in that path, the Dodoma-Babati road, was just opened for transportation.
A new report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature found that 76% -- over three-quarters -- of all freshwater species endemic to the Lake Victoria Basin are threatened with extinction because of pollution, over-utilization of resources and land clearance as primary causes.
Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom has signed a memorandum of understanding with CDC Group, the UK's development finance institution, for a supply chain finance program which will increase financing for SME suppliers in Africa and South Asia. The first countries to benefit from this scheme are expected to be Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Kenya.
Competition regulation is growing in Africa, with eight out of the top ten economies in Africa already having established law regulating competition.
On April 9 and 10, Nairobi, Kenya will host the regional strategic meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (UCLGa.org) for the Eastern Africa Region.
Funders looking to invest in financial inclusion are now making Sub-Saharan Africa a top priority. The region now accounts for 30 percent of all active projects.
SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider based in London, announced the launching of an artificial intelligence (AI) powered chatbot service to allow remittances through only an SMS and enable 24/7 instant customer service for its customers across Africa and Europe.
The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.
The servicing arm of the Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI), LCI Services, has expanded its Debt Collection Services to cover 11 new African markets to support clients in their regional growth and protect their trade receivables.
Munich Re, the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), and the European Investment Bank (EIB) launched a new investment insurance initiative to support a new clean energy investment across Africa worth USD 1.4 billion.
With the government of Kenya having increased censorship of the media since last year's general election, freedom of the press in the country is at its highest risk since the country became an independent nation.
FinDev Canada, Canada's newly launched development finance institution, has announced its first transaction with M-KOPA, a 'pay-as-you-go' energy provider to off grid homes based in Kenya.
The European Union launches the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya (PLEAD) to advance universal access to justice in Kenya.
On 9 May 2018, the “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will be opening at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. to reveal the diverse interchanges that break down barriers between Africa and Asia.
AGCO, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment headquartered in Georgia, launched the new AGCO Agribusiness Qualification (AAQ) at Strathmore University in Kenya on 6 March 2018.