UNESCO in new initiative to Promote Cultural Diversity

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Multisectoral Regional Office (“UNESCO”) and digital TV operator Star Times, have established a partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting quality and inclusive education and literacy. In a statement,the move is aimed in enhancing youth participation in the cultural and creative industries, advancing gender equality in sports, and building inclusive knowledge societies. The Parties will also explore opportunities to co-produce content as well as to develop projects related to information-and-communication-technology-based education, artificial intelligence, youth empowerment, social inclusion for people…

Startimes land deal to air Formula E Championship

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has  announced that StarTimes will show all remaining races of the current season live across its linear and digital channels in Africa. The new broadcast partnership will see the electric street racing series screened in 37 countries across the African continent, including South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. StarTimes has a strong presence in Africa and will provide comprehensive coverage of Formula E on their flagship channel StarTimes Sports Premium, as well as featuring on the StarTimes ON OTT platform. Hugo Lavell, Head of Media…

Nairobi Women’s Hospital responds to claims of extorting patients

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH) board has denied allegations that the hospital was admitting patients and holding them at the hospital. In a statement issued on January 3rd, 2020, the hospital’s Board of Directors said they’d noted with a lot of concern reports appearing in media suggesting that there is some “systematic approach by the hospital to unfairly generate revenue from patients.” “Although we don’t believe this is the case, and in fact, it is antithetical to our foundational principles, we take these allegations very seriously and are conducting an…