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 Kenyan entrepreneurs' growth strategy

Video / 1/16/2017 9:54:23 AM

Kenyan entrepreneurs' growth strategy

The SME economy in Kenya continues to play a significant role contributing over 92 per cent of new jobs created annually, according to the Capital Markets Authority (CMA). But in a year that presents tighter financing conditions and growth disruptors such as the general election in August, how are innovators and entrepreneurs positioning themselves for growth?

 East Africa's economic prospects for 2017

Video / 1/16/2017 9:54:23 AM

East Africa's economic prospects for 2017

With declining growth in most of Sub-Saharan Africa, the East African region has continued to post impressive expansion of between 5 and 8 per cent in the recent past. However, the various economies will have to contend with various challenges this year to keep up the growth trajectory. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to Ken Gichinga, Chief Economist and Managing Director at Mentoria Consulting.

 OLX Kenya set to monetize platform

Video / 12/13/2016 9:27:43 AM

OLX Kenya set to monetize platform

Online marketplace, OLX Kenya has entered a monetization phase, having operated in the country for four years without charging users for classified advertisements. CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to Peter Ndiang'ui, Country Director at OLX Kenya on what this means for the company, going forward.

 Kenyan economy projected to grow by 6%

Video / 12/13/2016 9:27:43 AM

Kenyan economy projected to grow by 6%

Kenya's economy is projected to grow by around 6 per cent in 2016 according to the National Treasury. However, the country's economic resilience to withstand internal and external shocks was brought to the fore this week during the Rockefeller's Resilience Week forum.

 Kenya moves to professionalise football

Video / 12/13/2016 9:27:43 AM

Kenya moves to professionalise football

For a long time, football has been cast aside as a co-curricular activity in Kenya; with a lot more attention being given to conventional careers. However, this perception is positively evolving towards professionalising the sport through talent development.

 Kenya's private sector credit growth sinks to 8-year low

Video / 12/5/2016 11:22:20 AM

Kenya's private sector credit growth sinks to 8-year low

Credit to the private sector in Kenya has slowed down to an 8-year low, growing by just about 5.3 per cent in September 2016. To revive the growth levels, Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank cut the base lending rate from 10.5 per cent to 10 per cent in the same month, and stuck to that decision in November, citing mild increase in inflation. CNBC Africa filed this report.

 Realising 2030 SDGs top agenda at high-level global partnership forum

Video / 12/5/2016 11:22:20 AM

Realising 2030 SDGs top agenda at high-level global partnership forum

Attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals was the critical agenda when world leaders drawn from different sectors such as government, business, civil society and development organisations met in Nairobi for the second high-level meeting on global partnership for effective development co-operation. CNBC Africa filed this report.

 New digital learning app set to cut high textbook prices

Video / 12/5/2016 11:22:20 AM

New digital learning app set to cut high textbook prices

The high cost of textbooks remains one of the biggest challenges facing the education sector in Kenya, taking up half of what parents spend on education. The narrative is however beginning to change as stakeholders adopt the emerging affordable digital learning programs. CNBC Africa spoke to Tony Ndungu, Founder of Kytabu, a textbook subscription app.

 Kenyan start-up set to disrupt the payment industry

Video / 11/28/2016 9:56:34 AM

Kenyan start-up set to disrupt the payment industry

Despite the significant growth of mobile and digital payments in Kenya in recent years, 95 per cent of transactions are still cash-based. But the landscape is quickly changing as entrepreneurs - one after another throw their hearts in the rain. CNBC Africa spoke to Sam Wanjohi, founder of Popote Payments for more.

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