Students to access free books following new partnership

Opera, one of the world’s leading browser providers, and international nonprofit organization, Worldreader, are expanding access to eBooks for children and students via the Opera Mini browser during the coronavirus outbreak. Starting this week, World reader will offer a new selection of eBooks to all Opera Mini users as well as a brand new web app designed for children. The new app, Book Smart from World reader, will offer a wide variety of eBooks dedicated for children while the regular version will continue providing eBooks for young adult readers. World…

Paxful Launches A List Of Top 10 African Women To Watch In Blockchain And Bitcoin

In honor of International Women’s Day celebrated annually in March, the global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, is shining the spotlight on the contribution women are making to the rapidly growing blockchain and bitcoin industries. Paxful has launched an annual list of the leading female professionals and entrepreneurs in the African Blockchain and Bitcoin industries, to highlight some of the most influential women in these emerging sectors. In no particular order, the individuals on this year’s list are all innovative and inspirational leaders who are actively making a difference and carving the…

StarTimes launches Dedicated Program on Coronavirus

Pay Television operator StarTimes Media has launched a new dedicated television program aimed at sharing the latest information about coronavirus pandemic. StarTimes Daily —— COVID-19 Report will broadcast every weekday on 7 channels as well as on StarTimes ON mobile application in English, Kiswahili, French among other languages. The program aims at ensuring information on the pandemic is more accessible to viewers. StarTimes Daily —— COVID-19 Report will provide viewers with relevant updates and data about the situation in Africa and across the world. Speaking on this development, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Mr…

Good news for Devices With limited Data Storage as‘Opera News Lite’ is launched

Opera has already launched a smaller version of the popular Opera News application dubbed Opera News Lite, designed for devices with limited data storage capabilities. With a download size of less than one megabyte, Opera News Lite is also a fast download for people on limited mobile networks. At the end of last year, there were more than 3.8 billion mobile internet users in the world, with smartphones representing 65% of mobile connections according to GSMA. In many cases, those smartphones do not have enough storage capacity and some of them…

StarTimes Introduces the first Afro-Brazilian channel – Nina Novelas

StarTimes Media subscribers are set to enjoy enriched programming with the pay-television company set to boost its Telenovela offering following the introduction of the first Afro-Brazilian channel – Nina Novelas. Nina Novelas channel has partnerships with Côte Ouest, the leading distribution leader of content for and from Africa who pioneered the telenovelas having established the largest network of partner producers and is also Globo’s exclusive distributor in Africa who are world’s leading producers of telenovelas with a combined production budget of over $ 400,000. While highlighting this development, StarTimes Regional…

100 radiologists benefit from advanced technologies in body imaging

GE Healthcare and Kenya Association of Radiographers have today held its 2nd Radiology Clinical Day to train more than 100 Kenyan radiologists on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques to improve diagnosis and disease management. The one-day forum themed ‘Elevating Radiology’ was focused on Gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology covering a wide array of topics including; advanced technologies in body imaging, advanced digital mammography techniques, functional imaging of prostate cancer, imaging of the liver and liver care management among other topics which will help practitioners optimize their work. According to the Kenya Association…

Healthcare CSOs call for increased budgetary allocations

CSOs in the health sector have called on the BBI Taskforce to ensure that the health sector is allocated adequate funding. In the last two financial years, the health ministry’s budget rose from KSh60.3 billion in 2016/17 to KSh90.01 billion in 2018/19, an increase of 49%. The current financial year the docket was allocated 92.3b. And with the affordable healthcare national rollout getting ready it was expected that the funding were to be increased further The CSOs are saying that the current budget needs to be further enhanced to prevent Kenyans from dipping…

UD Trucks Make a comeback to the East African market

UD Trucks has long been a major player in the Eastern African market. Yet 2020 is set to be a landmark year for the Japanese brand that is fully owned by the Volvo Group, as it rolls out ambitious new plans for its operations in Kenya. CMC Motors Ltd, a motor dealer with a rich legacy spanning over 70 years in Kenya and the regional market is the dealer of choice appointed by UD Trucks to continue with the dedicated development, advancement and expansion of the brand both locally and…

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vivo Y19 the ultimate battery phone

Choosing the right smartphone is definitely a mind-boggling task these days as the market is flooded with hundreds of phones that are quite able to make a difference with their quality features. Many brands are putting their best foot forward to add to their clientele. Owing to this stiff competition, users have a plethora of options to choose from. On the one hand where some brands are struggling to get more and more buyers, there are brands that have proved their worth and are known out and out. Vivo is…

Ian Njoroge clinches Johnnie Walker series finale

Handicap 17 Ian Njoroge was imperious form as he emerged the winner of the Johnnie Walker Grand Finale at Vet Lab golf course. Four pars in the front nine and six in the back nine was all he needed to earn a Kenya Open Pro-Am Qualification slot. The winner will nevertheless cool his heels until a new date for the European Tour Kenya Open is determined. The Kenya Open was postponed indefinitely following a government directive to ban all international events and meetings in the next 30 days. Apart from…