NCBA launches Kes. 2B Electric Vehicle finance deal for customers

NCBA Bank PLC today becomes the first bank to offer electric vehicle financing for its customers countrywide as part of its green finance strategy. The five-year deal will see customers enjoy asset financing of up to 80 per cent of the total cost of any personal or public service vehicle that they identify. In addition, NCBA will give a 10 per cent interest rate on reducing balance offer for electric vehicle loan applications received within the first 90 days. Currently, according to data by Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban…

Africa Avant-Garde explores the art of filmmaking on the continent

  Credits CNN In the latest episode of Africa Avant-Garde, CNN International explores the art of filmmaking across the continent and sees how Netflix is investing in African talent.   Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been directing films for over 25 years. He discusses what it means to be a storyteller, “A storyteller is a very empowered professional. How you tell the story can be in different forms. I mean, you have a choice. Your choices can be directed by the amount of resources you have. It can also be…

Kenya hosts Cyber Security Congress, as Cybercrime Investments Shoot to Kshs 47.5 Billion in 2022

Nairobi is set to play host to more than 200 international cyber warfare experts at the first ever African Congress on Cybersecurity. The one-day event, scheduled for June Monday, 27th is also the Agora Group’s maiden foray into the African continent, having chosen Kenya as the multinational’s continental launch pad for the region. Agora Group’s Chief Executive Officer Hadi Malaeb said in a statement that the company had been attracted to the region by the high rate of technology adoption in Africa, with Kenya being singled out as a leader in…

Samsung Unveils Bespoke Consumer Electronics Range  

 Samsung Electronics has unveiled the 2022 Bespoke range of consumer electronics.   The Range was unveiled at a Global event dubbed “Bespoke Home 2022” that was streamed globally from Milan Italy.   Locally the event was viewed by luxury consumer electronics enthusiasts and interior designers.   The Bespoke Home 2022 is the second annual global showcase highlighting the latest in Samsung’s innovative home appliances.   This year’s event revolved around three key themes related to expansion — of space, experience and time. Samsung highlighted how Bespoke is furthering its global…

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…

Huawei steps up drive for local talent

Huawei Kenya today upped the tempo of absorbing more Kenyan technology professionals by kicking off its national recruitment drive as its business continues to grow requiring additional local talent. The firm announced that it had 35 positions on offer and a further 15 positions with its partners that will involve placing both interns and permanent staff. Speaking during this year’s edition of the annual Huawei Kenya Job Fair in Nairobi, Fiona Pan, the Huawei Eastern Africa Deputy CEO Public Affairs said that the ICT sector continues to register remarkable growth…

OPPO RENO 7’S CAMERA MICROLENS IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

Human curiosity knows no limits, and now, with the Microlens on Reno7, users can fully explore their desires for the unknown with up to 30x zoom.  OPPO brings to mind the micro lens attached to the rear camera on its newest flagship, The OPPO Reno 7. At the microscopic level, texture, colour, shape, and size all appear entirely distinct to their macroscopic selves. Looking under a microscope gives us a new perspective on the world around us. With the addition of a 2-megapixel Microlens on OPPO Reno7 and support for…

Huawei goes for top talent as revenue surges

Huawei technologies has set its eyes on high grade global talent in a bid to support its strategy for innovation and building a greener intelligent world. In a statement sent from the Kenya Office, the company quoted its Rotating Chairman Ken Hu saying that the firm’s focus on innovation was tied inextricably to the quality of people on its workforce as its rolled out its Top Minds Recruitment program. “For us to effectively tackle the prevailing and future global challenges, we need to attract world-class talent and work together to…

Mushe and Constellation set to revolutionize the decentralized exchanges market

Mushe (XMU) and Constellation Network have announced a partnership that is set to revolutionize the decentralized exchanges (DEX) market. The collaboration is a positive shift for investors in cryptocurrency as it brings a new level of security, overcomes network congestion, reduces transaction fees and offers cross-chain interoperability. It is a game-changer that could well render today’s DEX platforms obsolete.     Peer-to-peer decentralized exchanges are booming, driving huge changes in global financial institutions and making the world of crypto more accessible. They manage huge volumes of transactions with no third-party…

Tech Leaders Root for Public -Private Cooperation to Beat Cyber Crime

A strong collaborative framework and adhering to global quality standards is the future way of managing Kenya’s cyber-criminal threats. This is the position taken by technology leaders and regulators meeting at this year’s edition of the annual ISACA Conference where a rigorous assessment of the country’s preparedness against cybercrime is taking place. In order to get there, Communications Authority Director, General Ezra Chiloba told the 300 delegates drawn from across government, regulators and various economic sectors that protecting Kenya’s cyberspace demands increased investment in qualified staffing and quality infrastructure. “The…