Nestlé partners with Kenya Red Cross to support covid-19 response efforts

With the gradual increase of COVID – 19 infections across the country, Nestlé Kenya has stepped in to support the Kenya Red Cross Society and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ efforts to respond to the pandemic. Nestlé Kenya is donating KSh17.99million in cash to bolster sensitization, food relief, water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives by the two organizations. KSh5,623,500 of the donated amount will be given to 1000 vulnerable households via cash transfer and food rations; while the remaining KSh12, 371, 700 will support the implementation of…

Emirates SkyCargo resumes scheduled cargo flights to Eldoret International Airport

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has announced the resumption of its scheduled cargo services to Eldoret. The route will be served by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, twice a week, this is in addition to the airline’s passenger freighter service to Nairobi.  Emirates Cargo Manager, East Africa, Mr. Saeed Abdulla, said that Eldoret is a key hub that serves the west of Nairobi as it has over the years allowed Kenyan businesses to export directly to overseas markets.  “Emirates SkyCargo is fully committed to supporting Kenya. In April and…

Standard Chartered Bank Recognized as the Best Digital Bank in Kenya 2020

Standard Chartered Bank has been voted as the best digital bank in Kenya by the Global Banking and Finance Awards.  The Bank was also feted as the Most Innovative Retail Banking app and the Best corporate bank in Kenya, 2020. Commenting on the Awards, Standard Chartered Bank Head of Retail Banking, Edith Chumba said that the Bank had made strategic investments in technology that complements the bank’s innovative drive at a time when technology has become a core part of clients’ daily lives. “The awards are a testament to the…

African Airlines to lose USD 8.103 billion in revenue

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has released a new analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry in Africa which reveals an estimated revenue loss of USD 8.103 billion for African airlines for the year 2020. The analysis is the first in a series of studies that will be published by the Association examining the toll of the pandemic on Africa’s air transport sector. The impact assessment analysis further shows a 90.3% year on year passenger traffic reduction for the month of May; recovery is expected to start…

Greenpeace calls for A Total Ban on Single-Use Plastics

This World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. This documentary exposes the astonishing global environmental, climate, justice, and health impacts of the plastic industry. The virtual screenings of the film will take place between the 3 and 5 June in honor of the World Environment Day which is commemorated under the theme  It’s Time for Nature. “Our team has been eagerly looking forward to this moment when we can share this film we poured our hearts…