IGAD to build support for Implementation of Regional Infrastructure

  The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga today opened a 3-day Development Partners Roundtable on IGAD Regional Infrastructure with a rallying call on governments in the Horn of Africa Region to reverse the slow pace of action on infrastructure – the most important enabler of trade among African nations. Themed Interconnecting Member States for Regional Integration and Trade Competitiveness, the roundtable aims to secure support for regional Infrastructure to promote economic development and integration as it offers unrivalled opportunity for the development partners to exchange views and…

How NASA Technology Can Help Save The World’s Largest Shark

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN hears how thousands of people around the world are lending a hand to help save the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. Co-founded by Australian marine biologist Brad Norman, The Wildbook for Whale Sharks is an online photo-identification library that uses NASA technology to identify individual sharks by the patterns on their skin. Thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ around the world submit photos that provide critical information about the endangered species’ population hotspots and migration routes. Today, the database holds…

How data and technology are Transforming Transport Infrastructure in Africa.

Credits CNN. CNN International’s Eleni Giokos explores explores how data and technology are transforming transport infrastructure across the continent. First up, Giokos visits the Kenya Standard Gauge Railway (S-G-R) to see how it is benefitting the import and export industry. Since it was launched in 2017, the S-G-R has moved more than four million tons of cargo along a vital transportation corridor connecting Naivasha and Nairobi with the Port of Mombasa. Abhishek Sharma, Senior Director of Transport at TradeMark East Africa, tells Giokos how the railway has impacted trade at…

realme takes stock of its performance in the Kenyan market as it hits 50 Million shipments globally

Kenyans have warmed up to realme products few months after setting foot in the Kenyan market. The world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand has broken a record in Kenya as among the few brands that have launched more than 6 new smartphones and AIot products in the market within a span of four months.   realme seems committed not to leave anything to chances when it comes to setting records as the brand has become the world’s fastest brand to hit 50 million shipments since its inception. Notably, 50 million units were…

Leaked documents reveal China’s mishandling of the early stages of the pandemic

Credits CNN. An unprecedented leak of internal Chinese documents to CNN reveals for the first time what China knew in the opening weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not tell the world. In an exclusive investigation, led by CNN’s International Security Editor Nick Paton Walsh, 117 pages of internal documents expose a chaotic and underfunded provincial health care system struggling to confront a mysterious viral outbreak. The documents show a chaotic local response from the start of the outbreak. They contain evidence of clear missteps and point to a…

We plan to take M-Pesa to a new level, says Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.

Credits CNN In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the CEO of Safaricom PLC, Peter Ndegwa, outlined how he expects M-Pesa to develop in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Ndegwa also states that the company is rolling out products targeted at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have been worst affected by the coronavirus, saying that: “Covid-19 crisis is much more about socio-economic crisis”. Here we take a look at the key issues said by the CEO of Safaricom Peter Ndegwa. Peter Ndegwa on the future of M-Pesa: “We want…

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…

The Much awaited Battery beast Smartphone now in the Kenya Market.

Realme smartphone brand  seems to have gone all-out to supply the Kenyan market with one trendsetting product after another. The company has now officially launched the much-awaited realme C15 that has already been termed as a game-changer from its C Series category because of its amazing features. The phone lands in the Kenyan market as the first 6000mAh smartphone with an AI Quad Camera retailing under 20,000 shillings. It also features 18W Quick Charge which means that the user is able to charge their phone within the shortest time possible and have their phone retain power for…

Realme C11 is the real deal

The smartphone offers sturdy build quality and is a battery beast the phone also offers smooth performance and user experience. The market for mid-range and low-end smartphones is getting new entrants every day and finding the right smartphone for your budget in Kenya can be a little bit tricky, expesiallty when there are so many expensive contracts to sift through. In emerging markets like Kenya, these phones are gaining popularity due to their pricing and performance. The latest entrant in the market is the Realme C11. One fact about RealMe…