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This section offers a critical and insightful take on various issues in the news – economy, business, markets and politics.

Tough Questions Kenyans Want Answered on Uhuru’s New Work Permit Policy

“We would like to see many investors from Tanzania coming to do business in Kenya. And I want to say this, Tanzanian investors are free to come and do business in Kenya. The only thing you will be required to do is to follow the laid down regulations and the laws that are in place,” Uhuru asserted while pushing for fast-tracking of the East African Common Market Protocol.

Absa Kenya to Empower 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs With Absa She...

“We need to encourage as many entrepreneurs as possible to register their businesses, formalize their operations and maintain good records of their transactions. These are important factors that determine entrepreneurs’ ability to attract investment, credit, and other business opportunities. These lessons are an integral part of our new proposition and I encourage you all to talk to us as you sign up,” Ms Wasunna said.

Why Faster Connectivity Means Faster Economic Growth for Kenya

If the COVID-19 crisis taught us anything, it’s that quality Internet is an incredible enabler in societies and economies everywhere. From improved education through digital learning to agile entrepreneurs and companies boldly creating innovative business models and unique employment opportunities for thousands who had lost their jobs, connectivity played (and continues to play) a critical role in our world’s resilience.

Newly Divorced Billionaires: Bill Gates Joins Jeff Bezos, Kanye West in...

Interesting observations about recent billionaire divorces include their amicable nature and the fact that many of the couples remain practically tied at the hip due to various ventures. While Melinda will continue running a global foundation with her ex-husband, Mackenzie revealed that she gave Bezos her entire holdings in Washington Post, Blue Origin and 75% of their stock in Amazon - trusting him to pursue the vision that made him one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.

Media Freedom in Kenya is a Fallacy – Let’s Talk About...

Often, Kenya's oft-talked-about media freedom has been seen through the lens of stringent regulations effectively gagging media in neighbouring East African countries as well as other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, on a continent where media markets are vastly under-developed with governments keen to control the flow of information, the bar for what is considered free media remains low.

I&M Completes Acquisition of Uganda’s Orient Bank

The move underscores I&M Group’s commitment to its growth and expansion strategy in Eastern Africa, where Uganda was the missing link in the Group’s strategic effort to set up its presence in all East African countries.  A key focus of this strategy is to seek opportunities to invest at a local and regional level enabling the Bank to serve the needs of all customers, while promoting trade flows within the region.

Family Group Foundation Commits Ksh30M to Scholarships for Needy Students

“As a foundation, through our education pillar, we will be able to offer bright and needy students the opportunity to pursue and successfully complete secondary education. This will provide relief to parents struggling to meet tuition needs and greatly contributing to the 100 per cent transition policy put in place by the Ministry of Education,” she added.

Visa Makes Global Commitment to Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

Visa is expanding its initiatives to use its products, services, network, data, payments expertise and brand to support sustainable commerce and the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Affordable Digital Banking to Revolutionise Price-sensitive East African Payments Market

Geoffrey Mulei, CEO of Tanda says the startup chose to partner with Ukheshe because of the dramatically simplified manner in which digital wallets, card issuing and acquiring can be rolled out.

What You Need To Know To Start Trading Cryptocurrency

Trading Cryptocurrency: Digital currency has transformed into a lucrative source money. It is no longer confined to buying goods and services and earning profit....