Kenya’s Tech Odyssey: Africa’s Silicon Savannah is Becoming a Robotics Wonderland

In the heart of East Africa, Kenya, Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” is transforming into a burgeoning tech dynamo, earning that moniker that once had described the Konza Techno City project, but now comes to represent the greater tech and innovation movement in the country.  Beyond the rich landscapes that define this vibrant nation, are tales of […]

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Business Startups

Kenya’s ARA drops fraud and laundering allegations against Nigerian fintech Korapay

Kenya’s Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) has dropped the allegations of laundering and fraud leveled against Korapay, a Nigerian payment company (TechCabal). In July, the ARA, which is charged with identifying and confiscating proceeds of crime committed in the East African country, had brought two separate suits against Korapay and Kandon Technologies Limited, another Nigerian fintech […]

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Politics Technology

Kenya to introduce coding into primary and secondary schools curricula

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced last Friday at the State House in Nairobi the inclusion of coding as a topic in primary and secondary school curricula. With this breakthrough, Kenya becomes the first African country to recognize coding as a study subject in the two early year schools. The President also introduced the National Cybersecurity […]

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Finance Startups Technology Venture Capital

Lami, a Kenyan insurtech raises an additional $3.7m to scale offerings

Kenyan insurtech Lami Technologies set out to enhance insurance penetration in Kenya and the rest of Africa by launching its first product in 2020. It started along this route by developing and distributing an end-to-end digital insurance platform and API that enabled firms from other industries to generate bespoke insurance solutions for their consumers. With […]

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Kenya’s Central Bank says Flutterwave and Chipper Cash not licensed to operate in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has said that African Fintech unicorns Flutterwave and Chipper Cash, are not licensed to operate remittances or payment services in the country. This news was disclosed Thursday by the CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge, at a press conference following a meeting of the East African nation’s apex bank’s Monetary Policy […]

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