Solar Power: Winsol Green Eyeing Rural Electrification to Grow Presence in Ethiopia

  By Biniyam Kebede What are the benefits of using solar sources of energy? Why do we need to mobilise investment in innovation in solar energy and other renewable energy sources? As the world is experiencing climate change firsthand, it has become a trend to turn to renewable energy sources that come from sources such as the sun, earth and wind that are never ending. With this being said, Africa is a continent with the shortage of electricity all round. The shortage of electrical power has made it a necessity…

Matthews bags Startimes /SJAK coach of the month award

National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) men’s handball team tactician Brian Mathews has been named the StarTimes/SJAK Coach of the Month of December 2022. Mathews, who also doubles up as the NCPB ladies team head coach led the millers to the East and Central Africa Club championship title after defeating Tanzanian champions Ngome 24-18 in the title deciding match played in Zanzibar last month. For his exemplary performance, Mathews was awarded Ksh 100,000, a StarTimes 55-inch smart television set and a personalized trophy thanks to title sponsor StarTimes Kenya. Speaking…

Mang’u High School Receives Boost To Scale Aviation Studies.

KCB Bank Kenya has partnered with Mang’u High School to scale its aviation training programme in what will see hundreds of students benefit in the next five years. KCB will facilitate the equipping of the School’s aviation center, providing the students with hands-on experience in aviation and prepare them for careers in the aviation industry. Kenya Airways has donated an aircraft—Boeing 737-700—to the school and KCB will facilitate its transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the Thika based facility and support in kitting the aviation center. The Bank has…

Sustainable farming opportunities through solar irrigation that you can tap Into

By Dawit Dejene, the Business Development Manager atUnited Friends Bio-Farm PLC Briefly tell us about UFB and the impact of your work. United Friends Bio-Farm PLC (UFB) creates sustainable farming opportunities for smallholder farmers (SHFs) throughout Ethiopia by providing them with solar-powered pumps. We ensure that even capital-constrained farmers can access the equipment and services they need to succeed through our flexible repayments system. Our flexible repayments system includes cash, pay-as-you-go, and pay-as-you-grow. Pay-as-you-go is a system where the farmers are able to make incremental payments on their pumps instead…

LG Rolls Out Second Generation Appliances Embedded With Advanced Technology

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its second-generation LG SIGNATURE home appliance lineup at CES 2023. The new products offer timeless design and innovative technologies for a more convenient, stylish, and sustainable life at home, allowing customers to live and experience beyond ordinary. “The sophisticated second-generation appliances we rolling out today combine our exclusive technologies, an array of enhanced features of convenience and efficiency, and gorgeous, modern design for a smart, sustainable and more luxurious life at home,” said LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company President Lyu Jae-cheol, commenting…

Award Winning Fund Manager ICEA LION Asset Management presents its Outlook for 2023

East Africa’s pioneering Investment Management Firm ICEA LION Asset Management presented it’ 1 st Quarter 2023 Investor Pulse today, with the theme ‘Global downturn, local resilience’. Key trends highlighted by Head of Research at ICEA LION Asset Management, Judd Murigi included global downturn looming, local upturn and private sector credit growth. According to the research, developed market economies are expected to slow down and even potentially go into recession in 2023 as a result of central bank rate hikes aimed at taming inflation, especially in the first half of the…

Practical Ways for Parents to Financially Prepare for the New Term

In a week’s time, children will be going back to school for a new school year which hopefully will see the return of ‘normal’ school terms at the end of the year. The last few years have been difficult, first dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic pressures that came with the containment measures and post-pandemic effects. Despite the economic times, there are a few tips or practical ways in which we can financially prepare for this new term. Save on your expenses   Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have…

OPPO first Bluetooth audio chip delivers audio quality as good as a wired connectivity

OPPO officially announced the new Bluetooth audio SoC – MariSilicon Y – at OPPO INNO DAY 2022. Built on cutting-edge N6RF process technology, MariSilicon Y supports a data rate of up to 12Mbps on the physical layer and comes equipped with exclusive URLC codec technology to deliver an unprecedented 24-bit/192 kHz, ultra-clear lossless audio experience through Bluetooth. MariSilicon Y also includes a dedicated NPU with up to 590 GOPS on-device computing power capable of supporting a brand-new, smart, spatial audio experience. Built on expertise and experience in audio, MariSilicon Y…