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20 East African entrepreneurs have graduated from the Insiders4Good programme after completing a six-month training programme. The Fellowship, which was launched by Microsoft in partnership with a network of local experts, including the Kijiji – a hub for social business, aimed to identify high-potential entrepreneurs and help them turn their outstanding social business ideas into reality. Bambo Sofola, Microsoft Director of Software Engineering at Microsoft, reflected that after an insight.....

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Nippon Express, Japan’s largest logistics firm and third largest in the world, has officially launched a subsidiary office in Nairobi, its first in Africa. The Nairobi office will provide one-stop business solutions that link people and companies beyond national and regional boundaries, via diverse logistics modes, integrating land, air, and marine transport. So far, Nippon has been involved in the export of flowers grown in Kenya. “The standard-gauge railway connecting Nairobi with Mo.....

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According to a report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), mobile money transactions decreased from 146.20 million in December 2016 to 139.93 million in December 2017. However, the number of mobile money subscriptions increased to 37.39 million in December 2017 from 34.96 million in December 2016. Additionally, the value of mobile money transactions rose from Sh316.77 billion in December 2016 to Sh332.62 billion in December 2017. The number of mobile money agents rose from 16.....

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Kenya’s APA Insurance has turned to IBM’s business intelligence solutions to ensure an improved customer experience. This includes quicker claims processing, more relevant premiums to ensure customer satisfaction, and retention of its medical customers. APA Insurance manages large volumes of data on policies, policy holders, risk assessment and claims histories. Collating this information and transforming it into information from which management could derive real insights, proved difficu.....