Gadget Review: Samsung Note 20/Note 20 Ultra

Galaxy Phone Series lovers will be spoilt for choice following the release of the latest range of phones and accessories that have combined performance and design The Galaxy Note20, Note20 Ultra, Tab S7 and S7+, a premium smart watch Galaxy Watch3, and Galaxy Z Fold2 The new phones have the features that have put them in the category of super flagships. The latest release has been termed the most powerful Note series yet. Power to Work With the changing needs of device flexibility in the modern world we can now…

MoH get massive boost in Fight against Covid-19

The Ministry of Health has received a boost in the fight against Covid-19 after Samsung handed smartphones to aid in Contact Tracing With the daily reported cases of Covid-19 now nearing the 1000 mark the ministry of health has been grappling with contract tracing acknowledging that it has been a challenge The move that will see Samsung, Safaricom and MoH join hands to facilitate the initiative “In this unprecedented time, we at Samsung humbly believe we can overcome this pandemic together. We are encouraged by the great leadership shown by…

Realme smartphone brand launches in Kenya

Realme has officially entered the Kenyan Market as part of the brand’s global growth and expansion strategy. The company, whose operations in both high-end and mid-range smartphones begun mid-2018 recognizes Kenya’s exclusive position as a regional nexus for smartphone technology and innovation and is keen to bring its global excellence in smartphone technology to Kenya with a range of products specifically designed to meet the leap-forward needs of young consumers. With a combination of the fastest technology adoption and innovation, open economic policies, and a strong talent pool, Kenya makes an ideal hub from…

KEPSA in new project to alleviate poverty

Through Sustainable Inclusive Business, KEPSA’s newly launched project aims to empower women & youth in Mombasa’s Tudor informal settlement; by creating opportunities to generate income through sustainable trade    The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Foundation through Sustainable Inclusive Business; launched an innovative and comprehensive project that will support youth and women in Mombasa to gain business skills. Dubbed ‘Creating Opportunities and Alleviating Poverty Through Sustainable Trade (COAST)’, the project will focus on the Tudor informal settlement; aiming to create awareness on waste management and increased residents’ capacity to develop business…

Tourists to Dubai assured of safe visits and smooth travel

As travellers mull over their summer vacation plans, Emirates and Dubai is sending out the clear message that tourists are welcome to enjoy the city’s many attractions, with various measures put in place for safe visits and smooth travels. Tourists can easily apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of 70 countries and territories, as per the entry and immigration regulations that were in place pre-pandemic. Dubai has also updated its entry requirements for inbound travellers. From 1…

LG ANNOUNCES SECOND-QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS

LG Electronics Inc. (LG) second-quarter 2020 financial results were affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. Consolidated revenue of  USD 10.51 billion was 17.9 percent lower than the same period of 2019, while operating profit of USD 405.65 million declined 24.1 per-cent from last year’s record second-quarter operating income. The resilient company managed its supply chain and cost structure to weather the storm of the global public health and economic crises. The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company reported revenues of USD 4.22 billion in the second…

Safaricom names its former CEO Michael Joseph as Board Chair

By Mourice Seretta Safaricom has appointed its former Chief Executive Officer Michael Joseph as its new Board Chairman following the retirement of Nicholas Nganga from the post. A statement released by the firm CEO Peter Ndegwa says the appointment of Joseph takes effect as from August 1st 2020. Joseph takes over from Nganga who joined the board in May 2004 and took over the chairmanship through an election in January 2007. ‘He has steered the company through various milestones over the 13 years he was at the helm,” Ndegwa said.…

UEFA Nations League to be aired live on Startimes

Pay television operator StarTimes media has acquired the broadcast rights for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that is set to kick off from 3rd September StarTimes has secured UEFA Nations League broadcasting rights as part of the company’s National Team Football agreement with UEFA over the period 2019-2022. The company has secured transmission rights for exploitation across all media platforms including its self-produced sports channels as well as on StarTimes ON streaming platform in all countries across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. While acknowledging the increased sports properties on the digital television platform,…

How Uganda is embracing mobile transactions during the pandemic

Reports from Uganda shows that mobile money transactions totalled nearly five billion dollars in the last quarter of 2019.  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Uganda has embraced the digitalisation of the economy. In a society traditionally run by cash, people across the country have flocked to e-commerce platforms for contactless payments and purchases. Xente Tech is one of the firms providing these essential services.  In an interview with Giokos, Xente Tech CEO Allan Rwakatungu explains the initial challenges in getting customers to convert, “Before the pandemic, we honestly…

Uganda records increase in mobile transactions during the pandemic

Reports from Uganda shows that mobile money transactions totalled nearly five billion dollars in the last quarter of 2019. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Uganda has embraced the digitalisation of the economy. In a society traditionally run by cash, people across the country have flocked to e-commerce platforms for contactless payments and purchases. Xente Tech is one of the firms providing these essential services. In an interview with Giokos, Xente Tech CEO Allan Rwakatungu explains the initial challenges in getting customers to convert, “Before the pandemic, we honestly…