African Guarantee Fund And ResponsAbility Partner To Boost Agri-Financing In Africa

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has partnered with ResponsAbility Investments AG (responsAbility) to offer a Loan Portfolio Guarantee facility amounting to USD 5 million. The partnership agreement was signed earlier this morning at their Africa House offices in Nairobi, Kenya. This partnership is entirely dedicated to increasing the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the African agricultural value chain with a focus on businesses engaged in activities related to crops and farming products or commodities. Africa’s agri-SMEs face numerous challenges that hinder them from achieving their full potential…

Optiven urges Employers to Equip Youth with Leadership Skills for Greater Economic Growth

Optiven limited has called upon employers to equip graduate trainees with leadership skills for greater economic growth. Optiven founder and Chief Executive Mr George Wachiuri placed this appeal during the launch of the Kenya Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (K-YEEAP). He said that Kenya has about 13.7 million youths at the moment and out of this, 5.3 million need jobs urgently. He urged both the government and the private sector should join forces noting that the collaboration will help encourage economic development and job creation in Kenya. Wachiuri expressed…

Samsung’s 20 Year Commitment To Customer And Environment

As a sign of commitment to customers and the environment Samsung Electronics East Africa has announced 20-year warranty for the Digital Inverter Technologies and compressors in its washing machines and refrigerators starting November 2022. Digital Inverter Technology (DIT) is an essential core component of the appliances they power. Built on more than 25 years of research and development, DIT affects everything from energy efficiency to performance as well as the durability of major appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. As such, protecting the integrity of this core component, with…

ESAK Rolls Out Blueprint to Support Kenya’s Transition To 100% Renewable Energy By 2030

The Electricity Sector Association of Kenya (ESAK) has pronounced key measures in enabling Kenya to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy (RE) by 2030. This, even as it reaffirms its commitment to the global climate agenda. The timely announcement comes ahead of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC set to take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6th -18th November 2022. Giving his remarks, ESAK chairperson George Aluru said, “In line with the current administration’s agenda on introducing reliability and…

BUSINESS BOOM AS OKTOBAFEST LIVES UP TO ITS BILLING AS KENYA’S BIGGEST BEER FESTIVAL

The 2022 edition of the Tusker OktobaFest lived up to its billing as Kenya’s biggest beer festival as 31,800 people turned up at the Ngong Racecourse over the weekend to mark the climax of East African Breweries Limited and Tusker’s 100-year anniversary celebration. Beer and music lovers were treated to three days of exhilarating live performances from over 100 Kenyan artists drawn from various regions. Some of the top acts who performed included both established and rising stars. They included Nyashinski, Khaligraph Jones, Chris Kaiga, Mejja, Nadia Mukami, Ndovu Kuu, Fena Gitu,…

M-Tiba Promotes Digital Healthcare During the Launch of the Grace Onyango Foundation

M-TIBA in partnership with the PharmAccess foundation, together with the Northwestern University and the County Government of Kisumu supported thelaunch of the Grace Onyango Foundation in Kisumu in an effort to promote the digitization of healthcare in Africa. Together the partners brought research institutions, government officials and other key health stakeholders to establish digital health interventions to strengthen healthcare systems and access across Africa. The Foundation is named after Grace Onyango, an educator and pioneer woman leader who was the first female councilor, mayor, MP of Kisumu and acting speaker…

Health Stakeholder Champion Local Solutions to Address Cardiovascular Diseases

The Ministry of Health, Kenya Cardiac Society, World Heart Federation and AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme have called for more collaborative action to address gaps in building sustainable and equitable access to care for people living with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) like stroke. According to the World Heart Federation (WHF), in 2019, more than 1 million deaths were due to cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, which constituted 5.4 percent of all global CVD-related deaths and 13 percent of all deaths in Africa. The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and CVDs…