ABC Bank Feted During Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Catalyst Awards

ABC Bank has been awarded for its innovative financing solutions which have created long-term value for clients in the agricultural sector at this year’s Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Catalyst Awards. ABC Bank support for clients in the agriculture space saw the lender take second position (best case study in financing a commercial client category) at the SFI Catalyst Awards which recognise financial sector players for their efforts in creating long-term value for their clients, the economy, and environment. The bank’s products have enabled its clients to…

ESAK: Investments in the energy sector are a key to ensuring continuity of the sector

The energy sector is a crucial sector in any country’s economy. This is crucial because energy is a key component in powering various sectors, from manufacturing to retail to households. In Kenya the energy mix is made up of various sources of energy- renewable and non-renewable such as wind, solar, water and thermal. With this diverse portfolio there is need to firm up investment in this sector. “One of the reasons why investment in the energy sector is viable in Kenya is due to the immense potential in the sector.…

Mdundo.com to Pay Over Ksh100million to rights holders

Mdundo.com has turned 10 years after years of transformation to a leading music services company. The company provides musicians with a real-time dashboard to control and manage their catalog as well as withdraw earnings from the service. Founded in 2012, the service has a strong focus on creating locally relevant solutions to benefit African musicians and the mass-market music consumers. Mdundo.com was founded in 2012 where it sold music on “scratch card vouchers” similar to airtime purchases from corner-shops but later it became a free service funded by advertising sales. The initial…

Lenku Among Top Contenders for Council of Governors Chair

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has emerged as the odds favourite to clinch the Council of Governors chairperson position. Lenku who clinched  his second term tenure in the August 9 election is expected to battle it out with Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru who is expected to be fronted by the Kenya Kwanza Government. Governor Lenku is among the most experienced among the 47 governors having served as the Interior Cabinet Secretary in the Jubilee government. He is currently ranked as the Maa Community spokesman and will be the second governor from…

South C MCA Abbas Khalifs’ Fraudulent Dealings at Cityhall Dent Majority Leader Post

Nairobi South C Mca Abbas khalifs chances of becoming Nairobi majority leader could be in jeopardy after a section of Azimio MCAs accused him over his integrity issue. The Mcas now claims that Abbas doesn’t fit the docket of majority leader citing integrity issues with him and further saying he’s using his deep pockets to buy himself through. ”He doesn’t meet the integrity threshold of ODM to occupy such a high seat that needs clean hands and strong heart to battle given that UDA has the governorship. Azimio needs a…

Showmax adds BBC World News in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Showmax subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa will have access to live broadcasting from BBC World News until 23 September 2022, which will include a live stream of the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, 19 September at 11:00 BST. The live news channel will be available to all subscribers regardless of their plan. While Showmax doesn’t usually offer live news channels, the Showmax Pro plan includes live news from Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika; KTN News, KBC, NTV and K24 for Kenya only; GTV, TV3, Adom TV,…

From South African startup to pan-African marketplace: The evolution of a local tech startup

In many respects, there’s never been a better time to launch and grow an African startup. The continent is home to a growing labour pool of increasingly well-educated and tech-savvy young people. Internet connectivity is also becoming cheaper and more ubiquitous across the continent and funding reached record levels in 2021. But, as Alen Ribic, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at domestic services marketplace SweepSouth points out, it still takes a lot of hard work and technological adaptability to build and grow a company on the continent. He should…

Carnegie Mellon University and Mastercard Foundation partner to drive youth-led digital transformation in Africa

10,000 young people across Africa are set to benefit from the new Sh33.2 billion (USD $275.7 million) partnership, which will expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs. The deal between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Mastercard Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, announced the transformational investment in higher education and innovation in Africa. The collaboration is aimed at catalyzing opportunities for 10,000 young people from economically disadvantaged communities—particularly young women, young people with disabilities, and forcibly displaced young people—and to drive inclusive development. The $275.7…

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…