Over Fifty Leading Chief Executives from Africa take Climate Action at COP27.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa joined over 50 leading CEOs from across the African continent in presenting the Africa Business Leaders’ Climate Statement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh outlining credible corporate commitments and actions anchored in the goals of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact Ten Principles. The CEOs are part of the Africa Business Leaders Coalition (ABLC), a CEO-led initiative emanating from the UN Global Compact Africa Strategy 2021-2023, committed to advancing sustainable growth, prosperity, and development in Africa by bringing measurable impact…

Pwani Oil Opens submission for 2nd Annual National Essay Writing Championship

Pwani Oil, in partnership with Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA), has today officially announced the opening of its 2nd annual National Essay Writing Championship to take place until 22nd November 2022.   The competition attracted at least 23,000 schools in 2021 and is held in line with Pwani Oils’ mission to refine the lives of communities around them by sharpening creative writing and thinking skills among pupils.   “We have received tremendous positive feedback from participants of past competitions hence our desire to roll out the competition once again for more pupils…

Ten Countries Commit to Sustainable Commodities in Africa

Palm oil, cocoa, coffee, rubber and other tree crops in sharp focus as African governments commit to responsible production at CoP27 Ministers from ten African countries will today sign the Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative Declaration, a single set of principles for the responsible production of agricultural commodities in Africa. The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative (ASCI) puts producer countries in Africa at the forefront of defining the principles for the sustainable development of cocoa, rubber, palm oil, coffee and other commodities, in a way that protects livelihoods and protects natural resources,…

Kenyan President Ruto says country on track to reach 100% clean energy by 2028

President William Ruto told CNN on Tuesday that Kenya is on track to transition to 100% clean energy by 2028. Kenya currently gets more than 90% of its electricity, and 74% of its overall energy, from renewable sources.  Ruto told CNN’s Becky Anderson on the sidelines of the COP27 climate summit in Egypt that he didn’t think Africa should be leaning into fossil fuels at all for its energy needs in the future. “I think leaning on fossil fuels is not an option,” Ruto said. “In the face of the reality…

KEPSHA, Pwani Oil Open submission for 2nd Annual National Essay Writing Championship

 Pwani Oil, in partnership with Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA), has today officially announced the opening of its 2nd annual National Essay Writing Championship to take place until 22nd November 2022. The competition attracted at least 23,000 schools in 2021 and is held in line with Pwani Oils’ mission to refine the lives of communities around them by sharpening creative writing and thinking skills among pupils. Speaking while making the announcement at the start of this year’s competition, Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde said, “We have received tremendous positive feedback from participants of…

Faulu expands its digital offering and agencies, eyeing a youthful customer base

Faulu Bank has announced a move to expand its digital offering following a thorough product rationalization exercise that saw the bank revamp its product offering. This was a strategic move to boost customer experience, offer convenience and tap into the available youthful customer base. Commenting on the revamp, Faulu Microfinance Bank Managing Director Apollo Njoroge said, “The future of Banking is digital. We believe this move will enable more people, especially the younger generation to not only access soft loans easily but also enjoy a seamless and easy service offering.” The product…

Huawei eyes port business with new system

Huawei technologies has set its targets on sea and inland ports with a new system designed to enhance their operational efficiency. Known as an Intelligent Horizontal Transport System for ports and harbors, the technology has been achieved by unification of data sharing using smart technologies including the latest 5G, cloud computing, big data and Internet of things. The new technology is designed to simplify the running of modern ports such as Mombasa which has a new container terminal built at a cost of USD 280 million, have increasingly grown complex…