Innovative Kenyan entrepreneurs to battle out for 5 million

Total Kenya has announced that entries for the second edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge will include 55 countries up from the previous 34. The competition that that seeks to promote creative ideas and entrepreneurship among young citizens will see 3 winners from each country get an opportunity to make their dream a reality. The 2018/19 Total Startupper Challenge is building on a successful first edition held in 2015/16 that attracted over 800 applicants from 34 countries, 40 of them from Kenya. READ ALSO: Importance of innovation and digitization in…

Give agriculture a tenth of budget, farmers demand

Smallholder farmers from the East African Community bloc now want the governments of the respective countries to allocate the agricultural sector at least 10% of national budgets. Addressing journalists, the Kenya chapter of a smallholder farmers lobby group -Kenya Small Scale Farmers (KESSF)-said the sector supports a huge population across the region and therefore should be allocated commensurate funds. And, in a bid to make the portion a guarantee every financial year, the farmers further want the percentage to be made a legal requirement. Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/farmers-urged-to-innovative-to-meet-international-market-demand/ READ ALSO: Greenpeace calls on…

VAT will not affect Unga prices

Nairobi to host international grain millers’ conference with focus on trade wars and innovation  The Cereal Millers Association through its Chairman Mr. Mohamed Islam has confirmed that, despite the president signing the 8 % VAT law on the fuel, it will not affect the current prices of Unga at the retail shops. This is so because they had already reconsider this when the government lifted tax exceptions on wheat and maize floor products after a prolonged drought witnessed in the country early this year. Mr. Mohamed noted this during the…

Farmers urged to innovative to meet international market demand

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have been urged to increase value for their crops to enable competitiveness in the international market. Speaking During a meet the farmers’ forum held in Nairobi, the head of Dubai Chamber of Commerce Kenyan office, Michael Gathu noted that local farmers need to create an identity for locally produced agricultural goods. READ ALSO: Increased Security investment Soaring Kenyas’ Tourism “We are working to bridge the Gap and make trade easier between Middle East and Africa by identifying the needs of the international market and coming up…

MPost Wins African Startup Competition

MPost to represent Africa in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco, USA. MPost is this year’s winner of the ‘South Africa Innovation Summit, an African startup competition that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The innovation summit featured 25 finalists from across Africa that participated in a pitching den. As a result of this win, MPost will represent Africa at the Startup World Cup that will be held in San Francisco, USA, in May 2019. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/surge-of-the-digital-travel-consumer/ Mpost is a solution that converts your phone to a mobile…

Kenya’s ICT Ecosystem gets a new transformation  

Huawei Ramps up Support for ICT Ecosystem in Kenya in Partnership with Redington Gulf to support Kenya’s digital transformation. Huawei Technologies has signed a framework distribution agreement in Kenya with Redington Gulf to enhance ICT ecosystem structure. Under this partnership, Huawei will work with Redington; a distributor of IT Telecom and Lifestyle products in this market to provide cutting-edge equipment such as data centre facilities,IT and communications hardware as well as software for the Kenyan market. The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support…

Apple launches premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Cupertino, United States, Apple has unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls. The California tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max later this month, keeping the starting price of the company’s top-end model at $999 but bumping the entry price for the version with the larger screen. Apple also announced a new iPhone XR starting at $749, available…

WHY ANARCHY REIGNS ON OUR ROADS?

By Alfred Mosoti Road madness, a product of impunity, lacuna in law, unwillingness and/or inability to execute existing laws It is unfortunate that many are so obsessed with the ‘’Haki yetu and Haki yangu mantra’’ (Our and my rights cliché) to the extent of forgetting that rights goes hand in hand with responsibilities! Nevertheless Truth be told: Rights without Responsibilities and rights while right without responsibilities only result to confusion. Back to the main agenda: The anarchy on our roads is a product of conspiracy among three main demons namely:…

UNAIDS and Startimes launch APP for HIV/AIDs prevention among youths

UNAIDS and StarTimes have partnered to create HIV/AIDs awareness among youths in Africa through application of online Mobile videos. The campaign dubbed “Value of new media in Africa, HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign” the two organizations have agreed to explore technology to spread HIV/AIDS related content. The establishment of partnership UNAIDS and StarTimes is aimed to boost their cooperation in different African countries, aiming to mobilizing all available resources to enhance the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the continent. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé said that HIV/AIDS prevention information and knowledge is yet…

Interest cap law calls for innovation from housing developers

By Ian-Henderson Superior-Homes-Kenya Managing Director On the face of it, the recent rates cap legislation is good news for borrowers because reduced interest rates will result in lower repayment instalments for loans. The good news is dependent on loans being granted in the first place and, as banks come to terms with the new laws and begin to figure out their impact on business, there is no doubt about one of the key outcomes – for most of us loans will be harder to secure. The reasons for this are clear.…