There are quite a few business blogs in East Africa, worthy of reading. In fact, there are way more, than 10, but that’s a catchy title for the search engines. Here’s a list of some business blogs found in over 10 categories, but feel free to add more in the comments section.
- Ujenzi Bora
is about real estate & building best practices.
Quite a few journalists & writers also blog on business issues including;
- Nairobi Tech
is on corporate happenings in Kenya, mainly related to tech companies.
- Naked Chiefs
is about African geo-politics and issues around big man
- Niti Bhan writes on the Prepaid Economy
and other unique economics circumstances of low income people.
is an accomplished columnist, who focuses in ICT issues
- How we Made it in Africa
celebrates and discusses entrepreneurs and companies investing in Africa.
is a blog about the Kenyan entrepreneurship experience that gives practical tips on how to build a great company.
- Kenya Manual
is a business guide that shows you the actual step
s & processes of paying taxes and doing other things to keep a start-up or small business compliant with Kenyan laws.
- Mama Mikes
blogs about growing a $50,000 company to a $500,000 one
- Ratio Magazine
is about risk analysis for entrepreneurs in this part of Africa risk analysis.
- Timbuktu Chronicles
is an all time favourite that chronicles homegrown entrepreneurs and their achievements, even from countries that are rarely on the news radar.
General Financial Advice
: - Centsible Woman
are on financial advice for women. - Coldtusker
all round blogger on economics, corporate governance, voodoo & vulture economics!
- Credit Kenya
dissects the finance print in loans and other borrowing arrangements.
- Huduma Bora
is a blog about customer service issues, taxation, and other business ideas from the perspective of a motor vehicle dealer.
is a new site that aggregates business news and articles from several young bloggers.
- White African
is a Senior TED Fellow who writes about the big ICT picture and small locally-grown innovations (Afrigadgets)
Mobile Money blogs
- Read the Frontlinesms credit
blog about extending financial services to under-served communities.
- The team at Kopo Kopo
blog about extending the functionality of mobile money.
- Think M-pesa
is all about M-Pesa, the mobile money platform popularized by Safaricom
Politics & Business:
which tracks Kenya’s parliament including new bills that it is discussing, Mars Group Kenya
which has several blogs and reports on the economic impact of corruption in Kenya and Kenyan Jurist
looks at reforms in the court system which will have an impact on business dispute resolution.
: Wolfgang Thome
writes extensively about tourism developments in East Africa. Two other blogs are Murugi Njehia
who reviews local tourism destinations and Njooro who’s DianiLife
should be the starting point for all visitors to Kenya’s world famous Diani Beach
Regional & around Africa
- Amid the writing on opposition politics Ethiopia Review
also has several write ups on agriculture, infrastructure and other developments in Ethiopia.
- Linda Ikeji
is a top Nigerian
blogger and socialite who also writes a fair amount of stuff on aviation, infrastructure and other business happenings.
is the one business & tech blog from South Africa to be followed.
- South Sudan is Africa’s newest country, and Lorry Boys
is a blog about a company that deals in specialized vehicles that are suited to the harsh terrain and infrastructure.
- Issa Michuzi
is Tanzania’s top blog. Written in Swahili, it’s astounding to see the amount of corporate advertising on a Tanzania blog.
- Zambian Economist
writes about the country’s economy and notably on the financial drain of taxpayer funds.
- Zimbabwe Absurdity
bills itself as life and viewpoints from the world’s 2nd worst economy.