MPost Wins African Startup Competition

MPost to represent Africa in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco, USA. MPost is this year’s winner of the ‘South Africa Innovation Summit, an African startup competition that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The innovation summit featured 25 finalists from across Africa that participated in a pitching den. As a result of this win, MPost will represent Africa at the Startup World Cup that will be held in San Francisco, USA, in May 2019. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/surge-of-the-digital-travel-consumer/ Mpost is a solution that converts your phone to a mobile…

Kenya’s ICT Ecosystem gets a new transformation  

Huawei Ramps up Support for ICT Ecosystem in Kenya in Partnership with Redington Gulf to support Kenya’s digital transformation. Huawei Technologies has signed a framework distribution agreement in Kenya with Redington Gulf to enhance ICT ecosystem structure. Under this partnership, Huawei will work with Redington; a distributor of IT Telecom and Lifestyle products in this market to provide cutting-edge equipment such as data centre facilities,IT and communications hardware as well as software for the Kenyan market. The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support…

Apple launches premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Cupertino, United States, Apple has unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls. The California tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max later this month, keeping the starting price of the company’s top-end model at $999 but bumping the entry price for the version with the larger screen. Apple also announced a new iPhone XR starting at $749, available…

Digital pay TV provider hails China-Africa Cooperation

By Barbra Onkoba The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit that was attended by over 3,200 participants from China, Africa, and international organizations cemented the relationships. This was a demonstration that China-Africa practical cooperation is full of vitality as it set new grand goals for upgrading. StarTimes media has been in the forefront to champion the Chinese agenda in the country by playing an active role in African digital migration progress, the project of Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages and African HIV/AIDS Prevent Campaign. The FACAC summit…

Five banks penalized by CBK for misconduct

The Central Bank of Kenya has penalized five banks a total of Sh392 million for violating financial transaction rules in respect to the handling of the National Youth Service scandal that was exposed this year. The Banks include Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart), Equity Group, KCB Group, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd, and Diamond Trust Bank (DTB). The five banks handled a total of Sh3.5 billion from NYS with StanChart handling the largest transaction worth Sh1.6 billion followed by Equity Bank at Sh886 million, while KCB processes Sh639 million. The regulator…

DTB bank reassures its stakeholders all is well

Nasim Devji Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director DTB Group has emphasized in a statement that at the moment, no penalty has been imposed by the Central Bank of Kenya. The bank is currently reviewing the report with a view to providing a detailed response to the issues raised by the Central Bank of Kenya within the stipulated period. We wish to reassure our stakeholders as a responsible corporate citizen and a regulated entity, DTB respects and complies with all laws and applicable regulatory guidelines. We also wish to…

Counties to benefit from free fistula Safari’s medical camps

Amref Health Africa in Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Secretariat to manage the fistula component of the First Lady’s medical safari camps. Under the agreement, Amref Health Africa’s role during the medical safaris will be to create awareness and mobilization for uptake of free services, conduct free fistula repair, provide post-care for patients, and provide one to one counseling. The first safari will be held this week at the Narok County National Stadium. Other Counties pre-selected for the first phase of…

KAM and partners Signs an MoU to Enhance Waste Management

Waste management is a collective role in which the private sector should complement the government’s efforts to ensuring a cleaner environment. As part of its efforts to promote effective management of PET plastic bottles, manufacturers through KAM and partners have committed to undertake measures to encourage recycling and re-use of plastic bottles across the country. According to Dr. Ayub Macharia, Chairman of the National PET Management Committee; recycling represents a systemic shift that builds long-term resilience, generates business and economic opportunities, provides environmental and societal benefits. In other words, plastics…

Kshs 30 million Tuskys in The Community project unveiled

Regional retailer, Tusker Mattresses, has kicked off a long term social and economic impact initiative, geared at improving the plight of disadvantaged communities. The project, which was launched in Nakuru County, dubbed: ‘Tuskys in The Community’ is designed to celebrate the legacy of the Late Tusker Mattresses Founder, Mzee Joram Kamau.   All the classrooms at the Lengenet Primary School- where Mzee Kamau’s children first attended school- have been rehabilitated and equipped with new desks and related educational materials in a detailed makeover. Tusker Mattresses leadership presided over a colourful function organized…

UNAIDS and Startimes launch APP for HIV/AIDs prevention among youths

UNAIDS and StarTimes have partnered to create HIV/AIDs awareness among youths in Africa through application of online Mobile videos. The campaign dubbed “Value of new media in Africa, HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign” the two organizations have agreed to explore technology to spread HIV/AIDS related content. The establishment of partnership UNAIDS and StarTimes is aimed to boost their cooperation in different African countries, aiming to mobilizing all available resources to enhance the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the continent. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé said that HIV/AIDS prevention information and knowledge is yet…