PRESS RELEASE Modern & Contemporary African Art Returns to Sotheby’s London

 A forgotten portrait of a Nigerian Princess by Ben Enwonwu and powerful works by Irma Stern, Yinka Shonibare Cbe, Gavin Jantjes, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, El Anatsui and more. This Spring, following the record-breaking results achieved in October 2019, Sotheby’s auction of Modern and Contemporary African Art (https://bit.ly/2wVm3Sv) will return to London for a fifth consecutive season. Since the inauguration of the series in 2017, Sotheby’s (www.Sothebys.com) sales in the category have achieved more than sixty world records, championing the work of artists across Africa and the wider diaspora, and underscoring a rising…

Heart of Gold: Messi offers to help Ronaldihno out of jail

According to reports, Lionel Messi has hired lawyers and is about to pay over R72-million to get former Brazilian midfield maestro  Ronaldihno Gaucho out of prison for the fake passport lawsuit in Paraguay. Ronaldinho, the former Brazil and Barcelona soccer star being held in a Paraguayan jail for using a falsified passport, is being investigated for additional crimes, the prosecutor leading the case said on Sunday. Osmar Legal did not clarify what the crimes were but told the Brazilian news site Globoesporte that “there are indications that other crimes were…

PRODUCT REVIEW: Vivo Y19 the ultimate battery phone

Choosing the right smartphone is definitely a mind-boggling task these days as the market is flooded with hundreds of phones that are quite able to make a difference with their quality features. Many brands are putting their best foot forward to add to their clientele. Owing to this stiff competition, users have a plethora of options to choose from. On the one hand where some brands are struggling to get more and more buyers, there are brands that have proved their worth and are known out and out. Vivo is…

Google.org announces a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children

Google.org, has announced a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children, young people and families in Africa. The organization, which is Google’s philanthropic arm, says the grant will support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safety in Africa. Charles Murito, Country Director for Google Kenya says the fund will be administered by a third-party partner, on behalf of Google.org. In addition to providing organizations with funds to help support the online safety efforts for children, Google is also looking at expanding programs…

Cathy Ibal promoted to CNNs Senior Vice President

  CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has promoted Cathy Ibal to the role of Senior Vice President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Paris. This new position is an expansion of Cathy Ibal’s previous role where she was Vice President of Advertising Sales for Middle East, Africa and Southern, Central and Eastern Europe and responsible for some of CNN International’s largest commercial partnerships. As Senior Vice President, Cathy Ibal will now also lead CNN’s commercial teams responsible for France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Belgium markets working with new partners and long-standing…

All eyes on Bloem for return Guinness PRO14 derby

Toyota Cheetahs are determined to register their sixth victory of the season to remain in third place in Conference A CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 30, 2020/ — An epic Guinness PRO14 derby between the Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings is set to play out in Bloemfontein on Saturday, when both sides will target a victory at all costs. While the Toyota Cheetahs are determined to register their sixth victory of the season to remain in third place in Conference A and gain some breathing space between themselves and…

African council of NGOS, UN voted sonko rescue team the most resilient group in eastern Africa

By John Papanoo The Sonko Rescue Team, a non-profit organisation founded by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, has been awarded a certificate of recognition for it exemplary role in community services, and outstanding contribution towards the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organisers singled out the SRT for their role alleviating poverty, provision of water and medical emergency services to the needy, while contributing immensely in conserving the environment. Upon receiving the award, the Nairobi Governor, who also doubles up as the Founder and Patron of…

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…

Nokia unveils latest smartphones series for the Kenyan Market

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced the availability of  the Nokia 2.3 in Kenya – making it the first market that the phone is on sale – after its global launch in Cairo on 5th December. Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager East Africa, HMD Global, noted that The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in the promise of offering you experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates even in the affordable price tier.…

UB40 to visit Kenya in February 2020

The legendary award winning  British band UB40 will be in Kenya for February 1st, 2020  for the Real labour of love 40th anniversary tour by UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro at Carnivore Gardens. The band  famed for songs -‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ and ‘Sing Our Own Song’  are celebrating  their 40th anniversary with a tour dubbed – A real Labour of a Love 40th Anniversary tour. The group has had 40 UK…