Academia among Opera news award victors’

Credit: Barbra Onkoba Karen Technical Training Institute student Kennedy Macharia and businessman Richard Kamau have been announced as the winners of Shake and win promotion by opera news. Awarding brand new cars at Renault dealership in the Simba Corp Aspire Centre, Opera news managing director Edward Ndichu said that the one month promo was meant to relieve Kenyans the world cup hangovers. He said that with over 10 million downloads, opera news has partnered with Jumia to award more than 4000 users daily with vouchers and free airtime and internet…

44TH US President Barrack Obama in Kenya

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya Sunday, the country of his father’s birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Mr. Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu. In Nairobi, Mr. Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta’s twitter account. Mr. Obama is also expected to meet Raila Odinga, the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta’s government. Odinga and Kenyatta on March 9 pledged…

Kenyas’ film ‘The Cut’ Scoops International Award

A film developed by beneficiaries of the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre has received an international film award. ‘The Cut’, a film about a young boy trying to save his younger sister from female genital mutilation (FGM) and a forced early marriage received the Award for Best Feature at the second edition of the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence, Italy from July 5 to 8, 2018. The Amref Health Africa in Kenya supported Dagoretti Film School partnered with a former beneficiary of the Amref Dagoretti Child…

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat , the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in…

African Development Bank ranked 4th best

Of 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has ranked the African Development Bank the fourth best company to work with in Africa. Of 100 companies listed, the top four include the World Bank Group, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and the African Development Bank. Over 20,000 African professionals answered questions about employee engagement and employment conditions. Opportunities to learn new skills, quality of healthcare provisions, leadership and opportunities for advancement emerged as…

United States Secretary of Commerce Set for Fact-Finding Mission to Africa

This mission underscores the Trump administration’s commitment to both advance opportunities and to eliminate trade barriers to strengthen the U.S.- Africa commercial relationship. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in Ethiopia, Kenya and Côte D’Ivoire as well as accompany Secretary Ross in Ghana. These visits provide an…

Win a Rugby World Cup 2019 Trip to Japan

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy firm in Africa and the Middle East will award one African national with a round trip flight to Japan during the Rugby World Cup 2019, accommodation, scheduled ground transportation, and more. APO Group is the main Official Partner of World Rugby’ African association, Rugby Africa. To enter, all you need to do is visit Africa Loves Rugby website. The contest lasts from June, 22 2018 to August, 25 2018, at midnight (CET). Participants must be African nationals and 18 years old or over…

VC4A announces Series A Venture

The ‘VC4A Venture Showcase Series A’ positions deal ready companies as a central component of the annual meeting of Africa investors. VC4A is calling for disruptive African scale-ups looking to raise between $250K and $5M. An exclusive Series A Venture Showcase will take place in Cape Town on November 12, 2018, as part of the annual Africa Early Stage Investor Summit. The 2017 event showcased 20 scale-ups as part of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit, resulting in a number of Series A deals totaling over $12M. Building on this…

Western Mps’ calls for Sugar Baron Arrest

STATEMENT from Honorable members from sugar cane growing areas It is in public domain that about 148,000 metric tonnes of poisonous sugar which is said to contain mercury and copper was imported into the country by both named and unnamed sugar barons. Then distributed and stored in different emporiums like; Nakuru Blanket and Raiply, West Kenya Sugar, Timsales, Webuye Sukari distributors, Ndhiwa, JP Maina in Mombasa among others. The perpetrators have also imported the sugar using five companies’ well-orchestrated move by “one person to kill the genuine milling companies such…

Blue is the New Green: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark

Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa’s oceans LONDON, United Kingdom, June 14, 2018/ — The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World Oceans Day. The Forum attracted international experts and African government ministers to debate the economic…