BAT makes progress on COVID-19 vaccine & provides community support

Our potential COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to produce a positive immune response and is poised to move to the next phase of testing. Our efforts to address the impact of COVID-19 We are committed to creating A Better Tomorrow for all our stakeholders. We are continuing to evolve and build on the many initiatives we have in place to address the global impact of COVID-19. Additionally, we are ensuring the well-being of our staff around the world and making sure our business continues to operate effectively in these challenging times, whilst…

Stakeholders call for continuity of essential health services for Non-Communicable Diseases

The Ministry of Health, Kenya Cardiac Society and the NCD Alliance of Kenya have called for continuity of essential health services for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as heart diseases, diabetes and cancer which are still the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the Kenya Stepwise survey for NCDs, these diseases contribute to over 50 percent of inpatient admissions and 40 percent of hospital mortality. The main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) like heart attacks and stroke, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Mortality due to CVDs in…

AMREF in deal with NRG Radio for virtual Concerts in Covid-19 funds Drive

AMREF Health Africa has partnered with NRG Radio, Choice FM, Fun X and a host of personalities across the continent for a mega campaign dubbed #WeAreOneAfrica to sustain various communities and groups through the Covid-19 pandemic. Themed Inspiring Action, the campaign will seek to inspire audiences to support the front liners and the vulnerable communities with 100% of all proceeds from a virtual concert going to the AMREF Health Africa Crisis Response Fund set up for this purpose. The campaign will seek to further create awareness during these unprecedented times and…

Opera Browser Gets Major Update,launches Opera Mini 50 in the Market

Opera, one of the world’s major browser developers has launched Opera Mini 50. Opera Mini 50 is a small, fast and powerful browser that comes with unique features such as data compression technology, a download manager with offline file-sharing capabilities, and a built-in ad-blocker. In the major upgrade, the popular browser has fully revamped its user interface to allow its users a more personal and intuitive way to interact with the browser features they love the most. “Since the very first launch almost fifteen years ago, Opera Mini has provided people with a…

Top ColorOS features to help OPPO users get the most out of their lockdown

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present new challenges every day, there has been a rapid transformation in the way we live, work and play.  With the lockdown getting extended, people would have to continue to stay home and stay safe. Amidst all this, smartphones have become the single most important device for people across age groups to connect digitally. At the epicenter of fulfilling all communication, entertainment and financial needs, smartphones are playing an increasingly critical role. It has also become important for smartphone users in Kenya to maximize…

The Evolution of the OPPO Reno Series an outstanding display for a very balanced mid-range

Leading smartphone brand OPPO has never been one to skimp on style, technology, and performance. Indeed, nowhere is this truth more evident than in the evolution of the devices in OPPO’s Reno lineup. In true adherence to the company slogan, Further Your Vision, OPPO officially announced the Reno flagship devices OPPO Reno, Reno 10x Zoom, and Reno 5G on April 10, 2019 and the official device launch done in Zurich, Switzerland on April 24, 2019. The midrange Reno Z was next announced on May 30, 2019, and it was followed…

Cytonn Investments launches Cytonn Wallet

This is a one stop digital wallet where you stand to earn up to 10 to 11 % per annum. Cytonn FinTech, a subsidiary of Cytonn Investments has today launched the first of its kind digital wallet that replaces your ordinary wallet, dubbed ‘Cytonn Wallet’. Cytonn Wallet is powered by the Cytonn Money Market Fund where you stand to earn up to 11% P.A  Edwin H. Dande, Chief Executive Officer at Cytonn Investments stated “We are in the business of identifying client needs and offering effective and efficient solutions. Cytonn…

Ericsson Appoints Todd Ashton as Vice President and Head of Ericsson South & East Africa

: Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announces the appointment of Todd Ashton as the Vice President and Head of Ericsson South & East Africa within Market Area Middle East and Africa. Prior to assuming his current role, Ashton served as the Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Global Customer Unit Axiata within Ericsson in Market Area South East Asia Oceania & India. Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said: “We are committed to our customers’ success in Africa while also building a strong position in the continent…

KICD, Startimes To Give Students Access To Online Learning

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has partnered with StarTimes Kenya, a digital television provider to help students in both primary and secondary levels in the country access interactive education content. As the country battles with the Coronavirus pandemic, the Institute has been enhancing its coverage of the interactive radio and television lessons through various online platforms to students who are staying at home following the temporary closure of schools for containment of the virus. KICD Council Chairperson, Dr. Sara Ruto welcomed the partnership engagement, acknowledging that the Institute…

Bitcoin Donation Campaign To Support Charities in Africa’s Response To COVID-19

In 2017, Paxful launched the #BuiltWithBitcoin charitable initiative to show that bitcoin can help people around the world. With the goal to build 100 schools, water wells, and community gardens for sustainable agriculture funded entirely by bitcoin, the initiative showcases the capability of charity and philanthropy within the crypto industry. They are expanding the initiative with the launch of the Africa Fund, which aims to use bitcoin donations to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), food packs, and even provide high-risk individuals with groceries and handwashing stations. With COVID-19 on the…