Covid_19, Russia-Ukraine War to Impact the African Economy

Africa’s GDP grew by an estimated 6.9% in 2021, revealing positive forward momentum. However, the continent will continue to face uncertainty. The after-effects of the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are projected to impact the African continent’s economic outlook for many years to come. In 2021, about 22 million jobs were lost due to the pandemic, with 30 million people being pushed into extreme poverty. This number is estimated to rise by a further 1.8 million people during 2022. Increased costs, supply chain disruption, and climate change have exacerbated the…

Pathologists Lancet Kenya extends Diagnostic Services through Ponea Online Platform

Customers seeking diagnostics services from Pathologists Lancet Kenya now have an opportunity to access the same conveniently through Ponea Health, an e-commerce healthcare technology platform connecting healthcare service providers with patients. Under this arrangement, patients will be able to book healthcare services through Ponea Health’s marketplace platform, Ponea.com in a move that will see Pathologists Lancet Kenya re-engineer its operations and service processes through seamless accessibility of services. Commenting on the partnership, Pathologists Lancet Kenya Managing Director and CEO Mwende Musunga said that technological development has always influenced laboratory operations;…

TechnoServe targets edible oils, rice, with new food fortification program

TechnoServe will work with key stakeholders to widen the variety of fortified foods ·         The Technical Assistance Accelerator Program (TAAP) is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ·         COVID-19 pandemic, Russian-Ukraine conflict, prolonged drought is disrupting food consumption habits Nairobi, September 12, 2022…The non-profit international development organization TechnoServe has today officially launched a program that aims to widen the variety of fortified foods, ensuring Kenyan consumers continue to have access to nutritious meals. TechnoServe, with the support from a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched the…

Senegal meets AFRAA ahead of 54th Annual General Assembly for aviation leaders

 African Airline stakeholders are set to meet in December for the 54th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).   The 54th AFRAA AGA will be held under the high patronage of the Head of State of the Republic of Senegal from 11-13 December 2022 at the Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf (CICAD) at the kind invitation of Air Senegal.   The Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of the Republic of Senegal,  Alioune Sarr, met AFRAA Secretary General – Mr. Abderahmane Berthé and…

Michelle Anekeya Appointed Head of East Africa Operations for Hudson Sandler

Strategic communications consultancy firm Hudson Sandler has appointed Michelle Anekeya as Partner, Head of East Africa. Prior to her appointment, Anekeya was based at Hill+Knowlton Strategies where she worked for over a decade serving in different positions such as associate director, client service director and account director. She has a strong track record in the development of award-winning integrated communications campaigns, crisis communications, digital communications, employee and executive communications, media relations, people management, stakeholder relations and advocacy. Her career which spans over 16 years in integrated marketing and communications has…

OPPO Teams Up with Spotify for Smart and Customized Music Experiences in ColorOS 13

Global leading technology company OPPO today announced a new partnership with popular audio streaming platform Spotify, to create an all-new easy, and customizable music experience on OPPO smartphones through its latest ColorOS 13 Android-based Operating System. With the Spotify app fully integrated with many new smart features in ColorOS 13, Kenyan listeners can now enjoy music, podcasts, and audiobooks with easier access and convenient control over the Spotify app on the home screen of their OPPO device in Kenyan markets where listeners may register for and use the Spotify service.…

DStv, GOtv Customers to Enjoy Full Access to Premium League Action this Weekend!

It’s an all you can watch Premier League weekend on  DStv and GOtv  as the unbeatable sports offering becomes more accessible to a wider group of customers across the continent , the Premier League will be made available across more packages from Thursday 1 to Monday 5 September 2022. Football lovers  on the DStv Access package and up, as well as GOtv Value and up, will have full unrestricted access to all the thrills of spills on the SuperSport Premier League channel, starting on Thursday 1 September when Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United head to the King Power Stadium to…

MultiChoice Unveils Exciting Content Line Up for GOtv, DSTV Customers

MultiChoice Kenya held its 2022 annual content showcase this week in an exciting reveal of upcoming sports, local and international content that will keep GOtv and DStv customer on the edge of their seats in the coming months. Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said, “Whatever our customers choose to watch, we always aim to surprise, delight, and resonate with them, bringing them value in every way. The next six months are set to do just that. Our flagship local channels in all MultiChoice markets will continue to tell stories…

Agilitee Is Now Officially A Public Company

Agilitee, the market leader in electric vehicles and the green revolution giant, today announced that following an approval the MOI by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in July to be converted from being a privately held company to a public company, it has also received the approval of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission for the conversion and Agilitee has as of today the 2 of September 2022 been converted into a public company. Agilitee is now officially a public company and this marks the first step towards the most…

KCB Foundation scholarship beneficiaries launch an alumni group

KCB Foundation scholarship beneficiaries launched an Alumni Club on 26th Aug. 2022 at KCB Leadership Centre. The Club is meant to provide an opportunity for beneficiaries to support each other past their tertiary education level through mutually beneficial interactions and mentorship between alumni and beneficiaries in school. It will also provide a link between KCB Foundation and the alumni, tabling opportunities for discussions on how the two can team up for greater impact. The alumni club will bring together over 3,500 beneficiaries who have gone through or are presently sponsored…