NATIONAL BANK RECORDS KES 106 MILLION PROFIT IN Q1

National Bank of Kenya has today announced an after tax profit of Kes 106 million for the period ending March 31, 2019. This represents 138% increase in profitability from the loss position in quarter one 2018 which was occasioned by one-off exceptional item. The profit is mainly attributed to growth in operating income from. Customer deposits increased to Kes 89 billion compared to Kes 86 billion in quarter one 2018 as the banks strategy of driving business growth through enhanced mobile offering, diaspora and MSME continued to bear fruit. This…

Meet the Country King of Kenya

Kenya has a burgeoning country scene, with radio stations dedicated to the genre and country music stars to boot. Nairobi’s Elvis Otieno is one of those stars. He fell in love with the genre at a young age. Kenya being a country with a strong agricultural identity, the themes of love, resilience and rural life are all relevant. Whether it’s Nashville or Nairobi—the truths are the same. This Great Big Story was made possible by Kenya Tourism.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xtBW0RL1MI&feature=youtu.be    

Paul Odera Appointed as The Simbas Head Coach

Odera is currently the Head Coach for Chipu; the Under 20 National Team that recently qualified for the JWRT for the second time. With the close of the regular fifteen a side season, the Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) would like to announce the appointment of a technical team to manage The Simbas for the upcoming 2019 assignments. Paul Odera comes in as Head Coach. Odera is currently the Head Coach for Chipu – the Under 20 National Team that recently qualified for the JWRT for the second time. First time was…

Generation Africa: Inspiring young Africans to become Agri-Food entrepreneurs

Econet and Yara launch “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative bringing the dynamism of youth entrepreneurship to Africa’s agri-food sector, with its $100,000 GoGettaz entrepreneurship competition Pan-African telecommunications, media and technology group, Econet (www.Econetwireless.com), and global crop nutrition leader, Yara International ASA, today launch “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative to inspire young African entrepreneurs to join the agri-food sector for its viable business opportunities. Generation Africa will reach thousands of young people through its “GoGettaz”competition, which will award US$100,000 in prize money to two exceptional business ventures in the agri-food sector.…

 Plastic Ban Requires regional policy for its success

Responding to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner  Amos Wemanya has said: To curb the influx of contraband single-use plastics into Kenya, the government needs to improve its coordination and collaboration among various enforcement agencies including the NEMA, National Intelligence Service and Police units acting both within and across borders to nab the illegal suppliers of banned single-use plastic carrier bags.   “Unscrupulous businessmen and traders continue to take advantage of…

United Nations praises the bravery of South African peacekeepers

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, yesterday lavished praise on the role the country is playing in peacekeeping missions in Africa. Speaking at this year’s commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers held in Bloemfontein, Ms. Bekele-Thomas said, “South Africa’s brave men and women put their lives at risk daily in their efforts to bring peace and security in the countries from which they operate.” With a total of more than 1,190 troops stationed in UN Peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,…

Business most trusted entities in Africa, Report

Government is the least trusted institution according to a recently released survey from ten African countries The report titled Annual Trust Barometer ranked businesses as the most trusted institutions in Africa. Produced by E-Plus in Partnership with Edelman, Gina Din Group and KEPSA the report in its  19th  edition sampled 10 African countries Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Cote d’ Ivoire, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Angola. However, trust in Media amongst the 10 African countries exceeds the global average of trust in Media. Business is the most trusted in…

USAID Launches Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Zimbabwe

The program aims to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector The five-year USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program (2018-2023) launched on May 30. At a launch event held at Africa Synod House, representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Zimbabwe, a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer, and implementing organization Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) reaffirmed their shared commitment to strengthening agriculture and resilience in Zimbabwe. The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides technical assistance by highly qualified American volunteers to farmers, farmer groups, agribusinesses,…