10 Business Blogs in East Africa

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.
Architecture Kenya  is about architecture in Kenya and tracks large projects. 
East African Energy is about energy issues.
– new  Tom Makau on telecoomunications and the Power industry
Thika Road Blog is all about Kenya’s new Highway from Nairobi to Thika. 
Ujenzi Bora is about real estate & building best practices.
Business Writers/Economists:
Quite a few journalists & writers also blog on business issues including; 
Andrea Bohnstedt is a risk analyst and column writer.
new Biz Extra’s
Terry Anne Chebet is a business anchor with CCTV Africa.
A blog by Wolfgang Fengler, the World Bank Nairobi Economist
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 leadership
– Niti Bhan writes on the Prepaid Economy and other unique economics circumstances of low income people. 
Wanjiku is an accomplished columnist, who focuses in ICT issues
How we Made it in Africa celebrates and discusses entrepreneurs and companies investing in Africa.
– InspiringGreatness001 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 steps & 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  and Centonomy 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. 
– The Kenya Capital Investment Group is on banking, mortgages, diaspora issues and Kenyan political risks. 
Pesatalk is a new site that aggregates business news and articles from several young bloggers. 
Rookie Manager is on personal financial advice & portfolio growth. 
Zack Mukewa is a traveling economist & strategist.
– Other blogs on Nairobi Securities Exchange listings and offers include Contrarian InvestingFrontier Markets, and Mashilingi.
New Ashanti Research

ICT issues 

– A blog about open data.  
–  Kachwanya and Moses Kemibaro blog about new products, ICT happenings and local tech events in the region.
– Two blogs on intellectual property issues are IP Kenya and Afro-IP.  
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: There’s Mzalendo 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. 
Tourism: 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. 
Imod.co.za 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. 
Social Media & branding:  There’s Mark my Words, Marketing medicine for Africa and the team blog from Squad Digital.

2 thoughts on “10 Business Blogs in East Africa

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    Nice! Thanks.
    I’m stealing the 2 Z’s : Zambian Economist, Zimbabwe Absurdity. Stole yours long time ago 🙂

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