New Opera-Mdundo deal to grant access to free music downloads

Global web operator Opera has partnered with Mdundo, an African music sharing platform to offer downloadable music in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Opera hopes to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music to its users. Its popular and fast lightweight browser used by more than 100 million people around the world. Its success builds upon its great ability to speed up browsing while also saving up to 90% of data when browsing with its unique compression feature enabled. Opera Mini…

KNUT ACCUSES TSC OF PLOTTING TO KILL THE UNION

By Mourice Seretta The Kenya National Union of Teachers Knut on Tuesday accused its employer the Teachers Service Commision, TSC, of the wrangles that almost saw the top leadership of the giant teachers union split. While releasing its end year media brief, the unions boss Wilson Sossion, flanked by the union’s National Chair Wycliffe Omuchei, National Treasurer John Matiang’i amongst other National Union officials, Sossion accused TSC of engaging in activities or programmes that could jeopardize negotiations, as in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement agreed on by both parties, KNUT…

Tech company launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to 20,000+ state schools

Atlancis Technologies has today moved to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools by providing them with free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content being rolled out by KICD into more than 20,000 state primary schools. The company, which was this month named a Top 100 company for innovation, has created the only Kenyan digital content produced for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) by Kenyan teachers, as part of its strategy of populating its Kenyan cloud platform with transformatory local content. “It was an honour to be selected by…

Oserian Development Company grants scholarships to top candidates within its farm

Oserian Development Company will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.  The eight, six boys and two girls studied at the Oserian Primary school, a public institution and the private wing, Hilltop Primary. It was the first time in the history of the schools to produce a top candidate nationally, a fete that threw the firm’s community into a frenzy. The good performance comes in the wake of the launch, early this year, of a school feeding program to which the…

Ireland hosts education fair in Kenya

Irish Ambassador to Kenya Fionnuala Quinlan By Dennis Muruitu Irish embassy hosted an Education Fair in Kenya to highlight education opportunities and programmes that are available in Ireland across various disciplines. The event brought together students, parents, teachers, education agents, educational institutions and the Irish Embassy to showcase the benefits of studying in Ireland. Ireland has a centuries-old tradition of educational excellence, a tradition they are proud of and committed to maintaining. Today, graduates from Irish universities are welcome by employers in every industry and in every corner of the…

Hotpoint Donates KES. 300,000 to Push for Quality Education for the Less Privileged

  Hotpoint Appliances Ltd has donated Kshs. 300,000 to Dignitas for the Adopt a School Program which seeks to push for quality education by empowering teachers and transforming schools in marginalized communities in Kenya. The donation comes on the heels of Dignitas’ unrelenting efforts to empower educators to lead school transformation that will provide greater opportunities for the next generation. It will go a long way in providing a holistic improvement of primary schools in marginalized regions in the country to improve their access to qualitative education while impacting positively…

Slum dwellers receive boost to kick-start career in hospitality

Kenya Wines Agencies Limited (KWAL) has graduated the first class of their Inua programme that seeks to train under privileged slum dwellers in applicable skills that they can use to source for employment. The trainees underwent two week training on bar management Hospitality and mixology. Speaking during the graduation KWAL managing Director, Linah Githuka said that the training covers only those critical skills that are needed to work in the hospitality industry. “Inua is KWALs social impact programme geared towards up skilling the youth through training in essential practical and…

Four Kenyans qualify for global leadership programme in UK

Winners will travel to the UK to undergo advanced leadership training at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge and will meet with British MPs and inspirational global leaders. Four young Kenyans were declared winners in the final selection for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme 2018 held at University of Nairobi on Thursday 8th, August 2019. Sharon Adhiambo, Nafula Wafula, Alphaxard Gitau and Dr. Phyllis M. Maina Won these years Future leaders connect initiative. The initiative that is run by the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…

BBNaija: Stakes are high as Tacha,Mike,Jeff,Omashola are up for Possible Eviction

After the eviction of Nelson and Thelma from the Big Brother Naija “Pepper dem” house in what has been an epic voting week. Tension is high in the house. This week the Nomination session took place on Monday night where Tacha, Mike, Jeff and Omashola were announced as the housemates up for possible eviction. According to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the show’s host, at least one of them will leave the house at the next Live Eviction Show on Sunday, August 4. Earlier in the day, Frodd emerged winner of the Head of House challenge and was automatically exempted from nomination. Sadly, there was…