ISOC Pledges to Expand Internet Access in Africa

  Internet penetration rate in Africa is 43% as of December 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the critical importance of Internet connectivity. Community Networks and Internet Exchange Points are a cost-effective way to bridge the digital divide.   As the Internet Society (ISOC) celebrates its 30th anniversary as a global nonprofit advocating for an open, globally-connected Internet, the organization is calling for accelerated action to further Internet development throughout the African region. During the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2022 taking place from in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme “Connecting the unconnected…

Sidian Bank, a bank with an SME focus, announced their 2021 Financial results

Sidian Bank, a mid-tier bank focused on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has recorded an increase in its consolidated net profit to Sh486 million for the year to 31 December 2021 from Sh19 million in the prior year 2020. The increased profitability is as a result of the loan book growth in the period which grew interest income as well as lending fees. The lender received long term funding of over Sh3.5 billion in the year from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and its Partners which has supported the bank’s SME…

Sport pesa foundation supports two hospitals in Kakamega County

SportPesa Foundation has supported the Malava Sub-County Hospital and Shibwe Hospital, with equipment to enable women in Kakamega County to have access to safer delivery options and better care for new born babies. The Foundation will also equip Seregeya Hospital. The equipment donation by the Foundation is part of the organisation’s support for maternal health care, which was launched a year ago. “A year ago, we launched our Maternal health care support across the country in a bid to help women have access to clean, safe, well-equipped facilities. In the…

Xiaomi Debuts Latest 5G Additions to Redmi Note and Redmi Lineup

Xiaomi today announced the official launch of Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, complementing its popular Redmi Note 11 Series with more 5G power. Also announced today is Redmi 10 5G, which is also the first Redmi Series device to feature 5G, making next-gen connectivity accessible to more consumers. With the launch of Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi is pushing the legacy of Redmi Note Series one step further by delivering a performance that exceeds expectations. Featuring 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge and an ultra-clear 108MP camera, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G…

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…

THOMAS & FRIENDS FIND A NEW HOME ON BOOMERANG

World-famous children’s animated show brings its fourth major revamp, in its illustrious 75-year history, to Boomerang Africa Climb aboard for a series of all-new adventures with Thomas the Tank Engine! Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go is set to premiere on Boomerang Africa on Monday, 4 April 2022. The brand-new series, with an entirely new storytelling approach, promises to bring even more fun-filled adventures with vibrant 2D animation and compelling new characters while visiting exciting new locations and learning about teamwork and friendship!   The Island of Sodor is home…

Get Ready to Rise to the Challenge: Redmi Note 11 Series is Coming to Kenya

The Xiaomi Corporation announced today that the much-anticipated Redmi Note 11 Series will launch in Kenya on 17th February 2022. As a build up to the launch, the Rise to the Challenge campaign has been kicked off with a campaign song by Exray, Ndovu Kuu and Jovial. The song challenges people to rise to the challenge, to belief in themselves and go after their passions. With the song that dropped today with a music video, Xiaomi dares the public to a music challenge. To take up the challenge, one should record themselves…

How Technology Will Change Fertility in Africa

By Philip Gacheru, Director of Operations, Fertility Point Kenya In Kenya, the birth rates have dipped to an all-time low in the past decade. In 2021, the birth rate in the country was 27.976 births per 1000 people, a 1.1 per cent decline from 2020. More than anything else, this is reflective of a timing shift, with more that first-time mothers giving birth in their 30s or 40s rather than in their 20s or teens. This timing shift is driving demand for fertility treatment such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), IUI…

Samsung Launches Online Brand Shop

BrandCart Limited has launched an online brand shop in partnership with Samsung Electronics East Africa that will focus on the consumer electronics segment. The launch took place at the Samsung Electronics East Africa Offices in Nairobi. Present during the launch were Mr. Sam Odhiambo Samsung Electronics East Africa Head of Consumer Electronics Division, Mr. Joseph Wesonga, Product Manager BrandCart, among other Samsung and BrandCart representatives. The launch event was also broadcasted to tech enthusiasts through the electronics company social media pages. The launch of the online brand shop comes at…

Huawei leads over 100 Chinese Companies in Pledge for Stronger Socio-economic ties with Kenya

More than 100 Chinese enterprises led by Huawei Technologies have committed to enhance their support for economic social programs in Kenya as detailed in the latest Social Responsibility Report of the Kenya China Economic and Trade Association (KCETA). The report, released today, is the third in its annual series since 2019 and outlines various milestones and Kenyan sectors that Chinese companies participate in strongly. Themed “New Start, New Chapter”, the report was launched by Mr. Zhou Pingjian, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya in the company of Mr. Zhang Yijun, Minister Counselor…