Women at The Centre of Agilitee’s Innovative Dealership Store

GREENTECH Giant Agilitee is starting the roll out of its Franchise Dealerships known as Agilitee XPress which sell electric scooters and electric cars. The Green Revolution Pioneer is opening the dealership on the first of December 2022 in Cape Town and the store will also house the battery swapping infrastructure for electric two and three wheelers and the charging station for all electric vehicle brands. Agilitee will install both the swapping station for electric scooters and the charging station for cars at  the dealership. The charging system is Agilitee first…

Embrace modern technology for rainwater harvesting

By Simon Thomas, Megapipes Solutions Country Director The ongoing short rains have given us a reprieve from months of drought, one of the worst in over 40 years, but freedom is not yet here. The time is ripe for putting words into action on mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. One way we can do this is by beginning to harvest rainwater, especially in our urban areas. The timing could not be better because at present, millions of litres of water will be wasted in the form of surface…

Agilitee to Open Three Franchise Outlets in December

GREENTECH Giant Agilitee is starting the roll out of its Franchise Dealerships known as Agilitee XPress which sell electric scooters and electric cars. The Green Revolution Pioneer is opening the dealership on the first of December 2022 in Cape Town and the store will also house the battery swapping infrastructure for electric two and three wheelers and the charging station for all electric vehicle brands. Agilitee will install both the swapping station for electric scooters and the charging station for cars at  the dealership. The charging system is Agilitee first…

OPPO Unveils Challenge to Reward Footballing Talent In Kenya

In partnership with local football star David “Chehe” Ochieng, world-leading smart device brand OPPO has  launched  the #OPPOGameTime Challenge that will see Kenyan fans bring out their best football skills. The Reno8 football challenge will see the top three contestants walk away with Ksh50,000 for the winner, Ksh30,000 for the 1st runners-up and Ksh10,000 for the 2nd runners-up. Rules are simple – fans need to record a short video showing off their unique football skills. Once done, users will need to follow @OPPO Kenya  Instagram page and/or Facebook page, post…

Kenyan startup tops regional tech competition

Kenya’s financial product Spark Money has beaten a field of 130 competitors to walk away with the first prize at the 2022 edition of the annual Huawei Developers Competition (HDC). Built by wealth management startup Dvara, the digital savings and investment solution is designed to improve financial wellness for both individuals and organizations. They were followed closely by Team NAC from Tanzania in second place while South African teams Astel Systems, Innovo Networks and Malcam Solutions collectively placed third. All six finalists received cash prizes and Huawei devices. Kenyan winners…

Fairview Hotel Hosts World Cup Watch Party in Nairobi

  Food, drinks and entertainment brings people together and that was our case when we were hosted a public viewing event of the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, 20th November 2022 at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi. We experienced an evening tasting a variety of food and paired drinks. Everyone deserves good bonding session during a hectic month where you sit down and enjoy a once in four year event. The match which ended in favor of Ecuador after defeating the host nation Qatar with two…

10 000 Kenyans to Access to Safe Water Following New Pact

Europe Appliance maker Beko has announced plans to mobilise investments of USD 700 000 (Sh85.2 million) for water and sanitation projects in Kenya’s hard hit areas. Through a partnership with Water.org, the firm says is on a drive to mobilise capital investments for water and sanitation loans to impact hard-to-reach communities. According to Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, the initiative will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need of access to safe water and sanitation solutions. “Access to safe water and sanitation is an essential human right, and any barriers…

NBK, Growth Match Africa, and UK Kenya Tech Hub Partner to offer board advisory program for startups

The 40 Advisors and 60 Growth stage startups will be participating in the speed networking program. National Bank of Kenya (NBK), Growth Match Africa and UK Kenya Tech Hub have partnered in a mentorship program dubbed “StartUp & Chill” to pair startups with strong mentors and advisors that have significant domain, technical or business expertise in their respective field of business to help them realize growth. Speaking at the 2nd edition of the Start Up & Chill event, Mr. Fred Kioko the Head of Change and Integration at NBK noted…

Pathway to eliminate energy poverty in Africa set for 2030 as South Africa weans off coal

Africa’s Energy Week held in Cape Town, South Africa, brought together various leaders to discuss the issue of energy poverty and the transition to renewable energy in the continent. According to Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President of the African Energy Chamber, there are “600 million people without any kind of access to energy, and 900 million people, mostly women and children, without any access to clean cooking fuels. From that perspective, Africa’s energy situation needs significant investments in generating power for all those people. That is why industry players have decided to champion…

AstraZeneca, Partners to Train Over 10,000 Health Professionals in Early Cancer Screening

AstraZeneca and health partners today launched an initiative to transform outcomes for cancer patients across Africa. Announced on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference 2022, COP27, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, the Accelerating Change Together; Cancer Care in Africa (ACT;CCA) programme provides a platform for partners to co-create cancer care solutions that close the gaps in existing patient care pathway, from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond. At the inaugural event, government representatives, leading clinical and health experts, patient advocates, and private sector representatives…