Mdundo Bets on Market Customisation, Data Consumption to Drive Subscription

Before the pandemic struck, African musicians mostly found success and fame through live performances, followed by radio spots and music festivals. Live performances offered a special thrill for music lovers, but they were also for a long time, one of the only avenues for selling music directly to their audience. However, as Africa’s mobile users found it easier to hold meetings, play games, view on-demand videos and listen to music via their internet-enabled phones the market dynamics shifted. Now at least 13 countries with mean mobile internet speeds of more…

LG: We Want To Make The World a Better Place for Humanity

 LG Electronics in partnership with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and Friends of hope has unveiled social impact initiatives set to benefit over 30,000 residents in marginalized regions. In an effort to make the world a better place to live for everyone, LG Electronics says it will forever champion the importance of social contribution and doing more as a company to help those that can’t help themselves. The initiatives include donations of about 60 LG products such as refrigerators, washers, water purifiers, air conditioners, Televisions and microwaves. This is in addition…

How mTek is Betting on Technology to drive Kenya’s Insurance Uptake

The local insurance landscape has continued to evolve over the years shifting the balance from a rich mans’ venture to the low and medium income segments. This has been as a result of the improvement in technology and customization of the policy offerings to suit the middle and low income earners. With the adoption of technology and smart solutions insurers have managed to turn the tide against con artists in the sector. For decades, insurance companies have agonised over fraudulent claims from policyholders. Fraud is now at an all-time high…

realme 7i set to Launch in Kenya

In the wake of the festive season, the world fastest-growing smartphone brand realme plans to unveil another trendsetting product from its number series, the realme 7i on Tuesday, November 10th at 11.00am. Just a few months of making its entry in Kenya, realme is already rubber stamping its presence in the market especially among smartphone lovers with the launch of some of the most affordable and featured phones such as realme C11, realme C3, realme C15 and realme 6. The launch of realme 7i, which will stream live on realme’s…

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…

The British farm that went from ‘biological desert’ to biodiversity hotspot

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN visited the Knepp estate, a 3,500-acre area in the south of England, where a traditional farm has been transformed into a biodiversity hotspot through rewilding. Rewilding aims to restore ecosystems to a natural state and often involves the reintroduction of native animals. Since starting the process in 2001, Knepp is now home to an array of different creatures and has become a celebrated conservation success story, attracting many rare species and transforming the landscape from an English country farm to untamed wilderness. CNN…

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…

How to protect yourself against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the CEO Africa website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and…

Ericsson looking to the future and the implementation of 5G networks

Ericsson has a long history in Africa, particularly in Kenya. Nicolas Blixell Head of the Global Customer Unit MTN for Ericsson Middle East and Africa,     talks about the company’s history on the continent,  “The first deal we have made in Africa came in 1896, 120 years ago, when we installed the fixed exchange in Kenya. We started the first rollout of 2G in South Africa in 1994, we had built 2G, 3G, 4G, we are across the whole continent.” Africa is a key market for Ericsson and Blixell explains why,…

Ghetto Classics changing lives through Music

Ghetto Classics began in Korogocho, one of the largest and most dangerous slums in Nairobi, before expanding across Kenya In Kenya, Elizabeth Njoroge is using her background in classical music to give classical orchestra training to children in impoverished areas. Her initiative Ghetto Classics was founded 10 years ago on the belief that sheet music will help provide a blueprint for a better life. She talks about her project’s goals, “I teach music to young people, especially those from underprivileged areas, with the belief that music changes their lives and…