Value and the public sector: ACCA announces its online 2022 Africa Public Sector Roundtable

By Nemuel Ondima Covid-19 has placed intense economic and social pressures on the public sector around the world and across the African continent. To explore these issues, ACCA will be hosting an online Public Sector Roundtable for the Africa region on 30 March 2022 titled ‘A More Responsive Public Sector: Creating Value for Sustainable Development’. Jamil Ampomah, ACCA Director – Africa says: ‘Increasingly, investors seek a commitment to sustainability, placing a premium on long-term economic stability rather than the instant gratification of a quick dollar. Clearly, this is good news…

EABL rolls out Domestic and Family Abuse Guidelines

East African Breweries Plc (EABL) has rolled out a set of guidelines to support employees facing domestic and family abuse to disclose it and seek help.    The Domestic and Family Abuse Guidelines are intended to enable employees feel safe to raise awareness on issues relating to the matter, reach out when in need for help, respond and refer cases of abuse at home or in the workplace.    Under the guidelines, employees can get paid leave of up to 10 days per year to deal with issues arising from…

Nominees for Eighth Edition of AMVCAs to be Unveiled

On Saturday, 19 March nominees for the eight edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards will be unveiled in a special broadcast on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv from 22:00 CAT. Nollywood actors, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and Daniel Etim-Effiong, will announce the nominees in all 33 categories for this edition. “We received a good number of quality entries from across the continent for this edition of the AMVCAs and we are pleased to reveal the final shortlist of nominees, which we are confident embody the excellence the awards…

Ivorian couple bring hope to the slum children

By Fred Maingi Alfred Anoh and Faith Lilianne, a couple living in Kenya from Ivory Coast believe neglected children can only enjoy better lives if they are monitored in a bid to rescue them from indulging in bad behavior. The duo who have brought great impact to the poor slum children of Kibera started an intiative dubbed a bit of smile, a forum they say was formed to bring smiles to those living in the poor slum areas. The couple started training tennis to the slum dwellers, a game largely…

Kenyan agriculture entrepreneurs bet on diversification, networking to weather COVID-19 shocks, study

Throughout 2020 and the myriad of challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting and working with young agribusiness entrepreneurs has been particularly pertinent. To this end, the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A), through support provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research through their Cultivate Africa’s Future initiative, has been providing young agripreneurs, aged 18-35 years, with access to business training, finance and mentor support. The program, implemented by the USIU-A’s Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Center, aims to enable Kenyan youths to develop…

realme Buds Q roll out in Kenyan Market

The world’s fastest-growing smartphone maker, realme has introduced realme Buds Q in the Kenyan market. This following realme’s commitment to becoming a tech-trendsetter brand that dares to leap using “mobile phone + AIoT” dual-drive strategy to create a trendy lifestyle for the younger generation. The uniquely designed buds created in collaboration with the renowned French artist Jose Levy, feature a 10mm dynamic bass boost driver, 119ms super-low latency gaming mode, 20-hour long battery life and IPX4 water and sweat resistance allowing one to comfortably work out or do any kind…

OPPO set to launch the latest addition under the A Series segment

OPPO is set to introduce the amazing OPPO A93 to the Kenyan market, making it the latest addition to the A series family after the launch of the A92 and A52 smartphones earlier in the year. In what continues to be OPPO Kenya’s strategy to solidify its presence and grow market share in the Kenyan smartphone space, the firm plans to launch the A93 from October 26, 2020, kicking-off with a pre-order phase set to last for a week. OPPO Kenya’s Head of Communications & Projects Muthoni Wachira said OPPO…

Final episode of ‘Modern Explorers’ with legendary aviator Bertrand Piccard to be Aired on CNN

In the final episode of Modern Explorers, a CNN series featuring the world’s most renowned adventurers, Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard examines the role of today’s modern breed of explorers and the legacy of those that came before them. Exploration runs in Bertrand Piccard’s blood. His grandfather Augustus Piccard became the first man ever to gaze down on the curvature of the earth in 1931, while his father, Jacques, explored the ocean’s depths. Bertrand himself became the first person to orbit the planet by balloon, before repeating the feat using a plane powered by…

100 radiologists benefit from advanced technologies in body imaging

GE Healthcare and Kenya Association of Radiographers have today held its 2nd Radiology Clinical Day to train more than 100 Kenyan radiologists on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques to improve diagnosis and disease management. The one-day forum themed ‘Elevating Radiology’ was focused on Gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology covering a wide array of topics including; advanced technologies in body imaging, advanced digital mammography techniques, functional imaging of prostate cancer, imaging of the liver and liver care management among other topics which will help practitioners optimize their work. According to the Kenya Association…

UD Trucks Make a comeback to the East African market

UD Trucks has long been a major player in the Eastern African market. Yet 2020 is set to be a landmark year for the Japanese brand that is fully owned by the Volvo Group, as it rolls out ambitious new plans for its operations in Kenya. CMC Motors Ltd, a motor dealer with a rich legacy spanning over 70 years in Kenya and the regional market is the dealer of choice appointed by UD Trucks to continue with the dedicated development, advancement and expansion of the brand both locally and…