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Kenya seeks to boost small businesses

NAIROBI, Tuesday – The Kenyan government will adopt Credit Guarantee Schemes before 2012 to enable the development of a transformative national risk-sharing solution to...

Africa Exim Bank enters Kenya

NAIROBI, Tuesday  –  The Africa Export-Import Bank has announced plans to open a regional office in Nairobi next month as it seeks to decentralize...

Private equity fund scouts for investments in East Africa

NAIROBI, Tuesday – Private Equity fund, Catalyst Fund, plans to scale up investments in East Africa, buoyed by strong consumer spending...

Digital broadcast faces legal hurdles as switch deadline draws closer

Kenya's efforts to go digital from the analogue broadcast of television signals has run into legal setbacks amid pressure from the East African Community...

Tourism stakeholders take marketing to schools

Stakeholders in the tourism industry in Kenya, and their counterparts across the world, have partnered to promote tourism and travel in secondary schools in the country. Kenya Airways, Iberia Lineas Aereas Espanolas (Spanish airlines), Amadeus IT Group and Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP), have all united to promote online tourism education in schools across Kenya.

M-Pesa wins big at the global mobile money awards

Safaricom’s mobile money transfer service M-PESA has scooped two international awards at the just concluded Mobile Money Awards. The event, which was held in...

Kenyan youth shun agribusiness

Kenya is currently grappling with challenges of food insecurity that have led to increased food imports from the neighbouring countries, even as the shilling weakens further. The irony of Kenya's food insufficiency plight is that the country has vast arable land and favorable weather that can sustain agricultural activities. Kenya enjoys a bi-modal distribution of rainfall, with long rains occurring between March and April and short rains in October and November.