CNN’s African Voices Changemakers explores lion conservation in Kenya

On this week’s African Voices Changemakers, CNN International’s Arit Okpo meets Jeneria Lekilelei who works to protect lions in Samburu, Kenya. Lekilelei is a conservationist whose job is to create a co-existence between people and lions. He speaks about his role in changing perceptions about the animals, “Unfortunately all people fear lions. But lions are not dangerous animals, they are very social cats. But its just the fear and once we remove the fear of lions, then you’ll see lions are very friendly.” However, Lekilelei was not always such a…

EXCLUSIVE: How sickness turned into Passion to support people with bleeding disorder

By Lynda Kiyeng 1) Tell us a little about you?  I was born here in Nairobi in February 17 1993, at Nairobi hospital. I went to primary school at st Georges school and later st Nicholas school there after transitioned to high school in Kitusuru boys in form one later transferred to Pumwani boys then finished at Nairobi Pentecostal church senior school, after which I passed and joined university of Nairobi law school. I graduated with honors in 2016 and later did my post graduate diploma at the Kenya school…

Opera bet on local servers to increase browsing speeds

Opera has announced the successful installation of its new local servers in Mombasa, Kenya. These servers significantly increase browsing speed up to four times faster to enhance faster experience when accessing online content. The installation of the new Opera data servers in Kenya is also part of Opera’s strategy to continue leading the digital transformation of Africa. “Kenya is a hyper-connected country with 86% of its population already online. The challenge is supplying users with uninterrupted and quick internet connectivity,” said Krystian Zubel, IT Director at Opera. “With the installation…

EAPI Summit forecasts uptick in Kenyan real estate as finance flows reopen

The real estate market is poised for an uptick in activity, according to East African Property Investment (EAPI) Summit analysts, following the recent moves to reopen financial flows into the sector by uncapping interest rates. The change follows a decline in financing that saw the sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP halve from 8.8 per cent in 2016 to 4.1 per cent by 2018. “The lifting of the caps has prompted renewed interest by investors in the Kenyan market, which marks a distinct and new development. Following the introduction of…