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Kenya Among Top Drivers of eCommerce Volumes in Africa – Visa

In terms of the merchant categories driving eCommerce, for Kenya, professional and education services were the top drivers of during the period.

Kenya Power Promises to Slash Your Bills in New Push

The capacity charges, meant to help companies recoup their multi-billion shilling investments are recovered for consumers and have long been blamed for much of Kenya Power's losses - as they are tied into long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Other costs weighing the firm down include infrastructure maintenance costs, remuneration and interest on loans.

NSE Steps Up Gender Equality Push After Joining 30% Club

NSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Odundo described the traditional exclusion of women from positions of power in business as a 'legacy' issue that needed to be dealt with, voicing his appreciation for companies that were taking steps to change the narrative.

Google’s Ksh2.7 Billion Plan to Empower African Women

Each organisation selected will receive capacity building support and mentoring from Googlers. The enterprises will be vetted by an all-female panel of expert Google executives, world leaders, researchers, educators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, activists and more who will preside over the application review and selection process.

Future-Proof Data Centers Key to Africa’s Digital Transformation

More than 70% of companies in the region will shift to the cloud. This will only increase as more countries invest in better connectivity and infrastructure to manage data centre facilities.

Sendy Unveils Electric Vehicle Fleet for its Delivery Service

The Kenyan company has partnered with electric vehicle provider ARC Ride to deploy 3-wheeler (3W) electric vehicles, also known as E3’s, for the last-mile delivery solution, and reduce carbon footprint.

World Logistics Passport Cuts Traders’ Shipping Costs by 25%

The WLP creates opportunities for business across Africa, Asia, Central, and South America to improve existing trading routes and develop new ones.

Why Hotels Are Doomed for the Next 3 Years

The Corona Virus outbreak particularly imposed major losses in the hotel industry following stringent measures such as lockdown rules and travel bans. This resulted in thousands of cancelled vacations and closed hotels in the first half of 2020. 

Why Lyft Nicotine Pouches Could Soon Make a Comeback in Kenya

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe had in October 2020 declared the registration of nicotine pouches including BAT's Lyft brand illegal. The move followed intense lobbying by groups including the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (Ketca), who wanted the products heavily regulated and taxed.

150 Restaurants Participating in 2021 Nairobi Burger week

"This year we have seen a record number of restaurants, over 150, so diners will be spoilt for choice. We’ve made it even simpler, so all one has to do is visit any one of the participating outlets and ask for their burger week deal," she added. Burger week 2021 is assured to reach far and wide as Uber eats will provide delivery services for non-restaurant burger lovers.