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Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Uber partners with Jumo
Uber partners with Jumo

Uber has partnered with Jumo, who has created Jumo Drive, a unique digital vehicle finance product...

10 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits
Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

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Regional Connectivity Conference: Making inter-state transport work in Africa

A two-day conference themed "Regional Connectivity: Making inter-state transport work in Africa" will take place from 11-12 July 2018 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit...

11 Jun 2018

Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses
Why Tanzania asked a Kenyan firm to build BRT buses

Bus body builder Labh Singh Harnam Singh (LSHS) has been hired to build high-capacity buses for Tanzania government's bus rapid transit (BRT) services...

By James Kariuki 30 May 2018

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya
Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has introduced Uber Movement in Kenya, a digital data-sharing website...

22 May 2018

Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award
Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

21 May 2018

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest Africa Challenge, the pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

18 May 2018

Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect
Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect

Co-founder of Kenyan transport ticketing startup BuuPass Iman Cooper has been selected to join the 22nd cohort of the Silicon Valley-based Blackbox Connect incubator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 14 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Tigo managing director, Simon Karikari, (second left), and the general manager of Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, shake hands after announcing the partnership between Tigo and Uber Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. Others are: Uber country manager, Alfred Msemo and Tigo’s head of mobile financial services, Hussein Sayed. Source: Tigo.
Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to offer exciting new offers to customers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

23 Mar 2018

Taxify launches boda boda service in Nairobi
Taxify launches boda boda service in Nairobi

Ride-hailing company, Taxify, has launched its boda boda (motorbike) hailing service in Nairobi, Kenya. Bodas can be ordered using the normal Taxify app...

19 Mar 2018

Kenya's Mondo Ride takes home $2m funding
Kenya's Mondo Ride takes home $2m funding

Kenyan ride-hailing startup Mondo Ride has secured $2m in funding from investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt to help it expand across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 1 Feb 2018

Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant
Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

22 Jan 2018

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya
Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa has launched in Kenya, allowing users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance from trusted dealers and mechanics...

By Tom Jackson 19 Jan 2018

Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers
Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers

The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...

By Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017

Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February
Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February

Jambojet is set to start flights to Tanzania and Uganda by February next year, kicking off its regional expansion plan designed to see the low-cost carrier fly to 16 new routes...

By Mugambi Mutegi 28 Nov 2017

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Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi's proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion...

By Constant Munda 19 Oct 2017

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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding...

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation
Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

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Motorists switch to digital driving licences in October

Kenyan motorists will later this month switch to digital driving licences, but will be spared instant fines that come with the smart card due to a pending court case...

By James Kariuki 6 Oct 2017

Kenya Airways becomes official sports ministry carrier
Kenya Airways becomes official sports ministry carrier

The Ministry of Sports and Kenya Airways have entered a one-year renewable partnership that will see the national carrier become the official airline for all Kenyan teams travelling outside the country...

By Timothy Olobulu 11 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies
Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious...

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

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Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online...

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

Uber's main rival buys stake in Taxify
Uber's main rival buys stake in Taxify

Taxify, which launched in Nairobi last year, is banking on the Chinese giant Didi's technical expertise to tackle Uber, which has a footprint in a number of African cities...

By Allan Olingo 14 Aug 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya
Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security...

26 Jul 2017

Free transport for elderly, disabled on Kenya election day
Free transport for elderly, disabled on Kenya election day

The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) will offer free transport to the elderly and the disabled on Kenya's election day on 8 August 2017 to ensure they participate in the polls...

By Collins Omulo 21 Jul 2017

Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port
Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods...

27 Jun 2017

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Put 'people, not cars' first in transport systems, says UN environment chief

Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways but also...

24 Oct 2016

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