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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken strongly condemned the targeting of Ukrainian civilians by Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it “barbaric,” and pledged that the United States and NATO allies would continue to support Kyiv in the face of a continuing Russian onslaught. “What we’ve been working to do is to make sure that at any given time, [the Ukrainians] have the most effective systems possible to deal with the threat that they’re facing,” he told CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour. Blinken was speaking from Bucharest, Romania, where he is attending a meeting…

Innovative Technology Constantly Strives To Put The Customer First

By Sa Nyoung Kim During Customer Service Week celebrated this year, one of the key themes was elevating service through the adoption of new technologies, specifically the role of innovation in enhancing service to customers. First, even as we continue to reflect on the value of the customer to the business, we must pay equal attention to re-defining the value of the business to the customer. Second, from a technology perspective, we must go beyond how the latest tech innovations serve customers better to how they enable them to live healthier,…

Women at The Centre of Agilitee’s Innovative Dealership Store

GREENTECH Giant Agilitee is starting the roll out of its Franchise Dealerships known as Agilitee XPress which sell electric scooters and electric cars. The Green Revolution Pioneer is opening the dealership on the first of December 2022 in Cape Town and the store will also house the battery swapping infrastructure for electric two and three wheelers and the charging station for all electric vehicle brands. Agilitee will install both the swapping station for electric scooters and the charging station for cars at  the dealership. The charging system is Agilitee first…

The CDL Group launches The Mwalimu Co in Kenya, one of East Africa’s first teacher-laptop program

The CDL Group announces the soon-to-launch The Walimu Co. a project that aims to empower every public school teacher in Kenya with a laptop, internet, certified professional development and solar power for 1800 – 2500 KSH/ month. Partnering with global tech, regional banks and financiers (including RentCo & House of Procurement), teachers can lease to own the bundled laptops for a period of 1 to 3 years. . Teachers are the most essential facilitator in the implementation process of the curriculum. Children have endured difficult times since COVID-19 arrived in Kenya. In…

SBM Bank Posts 30% Growth in Net Loans and Advances

SBM Bank Kenya Limited’s net loans and advances increased year on year by 30% from KShs. 27.9 Billion in Q3’2021 to KShs. 36.3 Billion in Q3’2022 supported by increased lending to its customers.   The Bank reported a Total Asset position of Kshs. 82.3 Billion as of 30 September 2022, a 1.7% increase compared to the KShs. 80.9 Billion reported in a similar period last year.   The customer deposit balances increased by 2.2% from KShs. 54.3 Billion in Q3’2021 to KShs. 55.5 Billion in Q3’2022 supported by growth in the…

NEAR partners with Afropolitan

Afropolitan, the first-ever digital nation empowering Africans to build abundant lives, has partnered with the NEAR Foundation , the non-profit that oversees the development of the ecosystem built around NEAR Protocol, to enable citizens to control their assets, data, and the power of governance. Through this partnership, the NEAR community and Afropolitans will collaborate on several fronts. Afropolitan Founders will have access to:  Educational information to make good decisions about hiring, incorporation, compensation and technical development in web3, along with an informed and highly engaged pool of talent in the form of…

Health Experts Warn High Cost of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Hampering Cancer Prevention and Control in Kenya

Health experts have warned that multiple challenges among them high cost of cancer diagnosis and treatment are delaying progress in cancer prevention and control in Kenya. Speaking during a media roundtable organised by Pfizer, the experts say limited-service availability and poorly coordinated cancer management and referral, general lack of public awareness and knowledge on cancer prevention and control, inadequate human resource availability and capacity for cancer prevention and control, are some of the other challenges hampering cancer prevention and control in the country. They added that lack of multi-sectoral coordination…

Bank of Kigali’s Third Quarter Profit up By 18.4% to Ksh. 5 Billion

The Bank of Kigali (BK) Group has announced an 18.4 percent increase in net profit to KES5 billion for the period ended September 30 2022. The strong profit growth for the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Rwanda Stock Exchange listed lender was driven by an increase in interest earnings, transactions income and a significant drop in loan loss provisions. Total interest income grew 9.9 percent to KES16.5 billion, helped by a 4.4% expansion in net loans and advances to KES119.6 billion. “We are happy to see improvement in asset quality despite…

M-TIBA PROMOTES THE NEXT STAGES IN UPSCALING HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are one of the key advancements that have positively impacted the medical & healthcare industry. Contrasting the past where medical records were mishandled, EHRs have brought much needed order in terms of patient record keeping. Locally the integration of various platforms has enabled better record keeping to aid in smoother and quicker patient information transfers. M-TIBA, a digital healthcare platform, in partnership with various health insurers is a perfect example of how patients have greatly benefited from quick access to their medical records such as medical…

Agilitee to Open Three Franchise Outlets in December

GREENTECH Giant Agilitee is starting the roll out of its Franchise Dealerships known as Agilitee XPress which sell electric scooters and electric cars. The Green Revolution Pioneer is opening the dealership on the first of December 2022 in Cape Town and the store will also house the battery swapping infrastructure for electric two and three wheelers and the charging station for all electric vehicle brands. Agilitee will install both the swapping station for electric scooters and the charging station for cars at  the dealership. The charging system is Agilitee first…