Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT Finance

Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018 Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme). “Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators are having to juggle…

Winners Announced for Private Equity Africa Awards 2018

The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO at AFIG Funds Private Equity Africa (PEA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 GP & Advisor Awards. The awards saw 26 firms collect the much coveted accolades at the 7th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner hosted at London’s prestigious Langham hotel on 12th June, which attracted over 200 industry professionals. The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO at AFIG Funds, for his…

DSTV KENYA SIGNS WANYAMA

DStv Kenya has signed Wanyama as the FIFA ‘Connect with Greatness’ ambassador during the World Cup Victor Wanyama, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, has been named as the DStv Ambassador for the FIFA World Cup on SuperSport. Victor is the ideal brand ambassador to represent Kenya as he represents the country both locally and internationally. Addressing the media, Victor said, “It is a humbling experience to be unveiled as the brand ambassador for the DStv FIFA Connect with Greatness campaign. My aim is to inspire other young people into the sport. Through…

CNN explores the traditions behind Kenyan Gabra weddings

CNN International takes a rare look inside a traditional nomadic wedding and explores why some cultural customs are being kept alive as the Gabra tribe modernizes in an ever-changing world. In Northern Kenya, nomadic tribes have lived for generations on the move, transporting all of their belongings on a camel’s back. Salo Yattani, a member of the Gabra tribe, explains to the programme why camels have been an essential part of the tribe’s lifestyle for generations: “When we move from one place to another, we use camels. On top will…

Using Technological Solutions to Drive Revenue

Case Study: The Zehneria Portico Kenya is largely viewed as a leisure destination. However, as Kenya takes on the new identity of being East Africa’s economic hub, it is continually molding into a business destination. Additionally, Kenya is globally getting recognized as the African New Technologies hub, therefore bolstering the country as a leader towards the growth of business travel. So where do the Kenyan hotels fit into this new image that the Kenyan government is propelling? Moreover, how can hotel managers attract the current e-generation where virtual world supersedes…

Blue is the New Green: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark

Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa’s oceans LONDON, United Kingdom, June 14, 2018/ — The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World Oceans Day. The Forum attracted international experts and African government ministers to debate the economic…

HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY

By Hasnain Noorani Opening up Kenyan skies could be a major boost to tourism in Kenya and may offer the hospitality sector the much-needed silver lining to pull up international arrival and domestic numbers. Juicier is the projection of a 25 percent fall in cost of air fares when the Open Sky policy is fully implemented making air travel more affordable to our clientele. Driving down prices means that more people will travel and would have more options in terms of both airline and itinerary to boost their experience. It…

Kwese Partners with Safaricom to provide world cup streaming services

By Nemuel Ondima Pay TV station Kwese  and safaricom have patnered to  launch a football streaming data bundles dubbed Giga Football Passes that will enable its customers stream live world cup matches on their mobile devices. This was aided through a pact signed by Kwese Iflix CEO Mayor Patel and Safaricom HOD consumer products and services Mr Franklin Ocharo at a colorful event at The Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre in Westlands Nairobi.

South African wine and spirits giant KWV partners with Mohan’s Oysterbay Drinks to distribute KWV products across the region

By Nemuel Ondima South African wine and spirits giant KWV is one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa and has a distinguished heritage, celebrated around the globe, of product innovation and exceptional brands. Its products include KWV Wines, Brandies, Roodeberg, Laborie and Pearly Bay have been featured in the Drinks International Top 50 World’s Most Admired Wine Brands. KWV Regional Business Manager Mr. Stephan Rautenbach, while announcing the partnership at a cocktail and winetasting event at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nairobi, described the partnership as strategic and…

Kenya, China launch Ksh. 0.8 Billion Digital TV Project

By Amos Njau The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and The Chinese Government has rolled out the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project that will see beneficiaries across the 47 counties get access to satellite television services. This being one of the ten Cooperation plans announced during the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) announced in 2015 in Johannesburg South Africa by the President of China Mr. Xi Jinping and attended byHeads of State and Government, Heads of Delegation, the Chairperson of the African…