CNN’s African Voices Changemakers explores lion conservation in Kenya

On this week’s African Voices Changemakers, CNN International’s Arit Okpo meets Jeneria Lekilelei who works to protect lions in Samburu, Kenya. Lekilelei is a conservationist whose job is to create a co-existence between people and lions. He speaks about his role in changing perceptions about the animals, “Unfortunately all people fear lions. But lions are not dangerous animals, they are very social cats. But its just the fear and once we remove the fear of lions, then you’ll see lions are very friendly.” However, Lekilelei was not always such a…

EXCLUSIVE: How sickness turned into Passion to support people with bleeding disorder

By Lynda Kiyeng 1) Tell us a little about you?  I was born here in Nairobi in February 17 1993, at Nairobi hospital. I went to primary school at st Georges school and later st Nicholas school there after transitioned to high school in Kitusuru boys in form one later transferred to Pumwani boys then finished at Nairobi Pentecostal church senior school, after which I passed and joined university of Nairobi law school. I graduated with honors in 2016 and later did my post graduate diploma at the Kenya school…

Opera bet on local servers to increase browsing speeds

Opera has announced the successful installation of its new local servers in Mombasa, Kenya. These servers significantly increase browsing speed up to four times faster to enhance faster experience when accessing online content. The installation of the new Opera data servers in Kenya is also part of Opera’s strategy to continue leading the digital transformation of Africa. “Kenya is a hyper-connected country with 86% of its population already online. The challenge is supplying users with uninterrupted and quick internet connectivity,” said Krystian Zubel, IT Director at Opera. “With the installation…

EAPI Summit forecasts uptick in Kenyan real estate as finance flows reopen

The real estate market is poised for an uptick in activity, according to East African Property Investment (EAPI) Summit analysts, following the recent moves to reopen financial flows into the sector by uncapping interest rates. The change follows a decline in financing that saw the sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP halve from 8.8 per cent in 2016 to 4.1 per cent by 2018. “The lifting of the caps has prompted renewed interest by investors in the Kenyan market, which marks a distinct and new development. Following the introduction of…

SITA and key industry partners launch MRO Blockchain Alliance

Key industry recently announced the launch of the MRO Blockchain Alliance, the first industry-wide investigation into the use of blockchain to track, trace and record aircraft parts. The new alliance comprises leading organizations covering every aspect of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) chain, from part manufacture and repairs to logistics and smart contracts. Members currently include Bolloré Logistics, Cathay Pacific, FLYdocs, HAECO Group, Ramco Systems, SITA, and Willis Lease Finance Corporation, supported by Clyde & Co. The alliance was first mooted in 2019 at a HAECO Group event with…

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S20 Range

 Samsung today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S20, a new series of flagship devices that fundamentally change the way we capture and experience our world. The Galaxy S20 series introduces a brand-new camera architecture that combines AI with Samsung’s largest image sensor yet for stunning image quality. Along with the camera, the Galaxy S20 makes the experience of everything we love to do with our phones, easier and better—enjoy personalized music for every moment of the day, watch videos the way they are meant to be seen and play console-style games…

CABI launches resource centre to promote use of safer bio products in farming

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) has launched a free-to- use dedicated online resource aimed at raising awareness of environmentally friendly biocontrol and biopesticide products  and promoting their uptake by growers, their advisors and farmers. The CABI BioProtection Portal will be available initially as an online website that can be used on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, to help growers and pest management advisors identify, source and correctly apply biocontrol and biopesticide products for their specific crop-pest problems. An offline version will follow within the next weeks to…

Womens Central League draws close to the end

Black Pearls top the table standings with 5 points from 2 games while Avengers have 4 points from one game and Thunderbirds have 1 point from one game  The second week of the URU Women’s Central Regional league had Black Pearls hosting Avengers at the Kings Park Arena. Black Pearls were coming off a historic 10-13 win against the defending champions Thunderbirds, while Avengers were playing their first match in the 3 team league. Avengers were first off the blocks using their powerful forwards to gain metres in the Pearls…

Blue Band launches 3 new products into the Kenyan Market

Blue Band has added three products to its portfolio in the East African Market. Now an Upfield brand, Blue band has introduced three new products in the market to meet its customers’ demand. In addition to its original Blue band spread, the brand has now added, peanut butter, mayonnaise, and canola oil. Grown at the foot at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Canola oil is a cholesterol-free product rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9, a healthy option for salads and shallow frying. The new Blue band peanut butter is…

City Hall to kick out papapotea con artists

The Nairobi County Government has cancelled licenses of street gambling artists over increased cases of fraud. The Trade department revoked the licenses following advice from the Security and Compliance Department. The county says the artists have been violating terms and conditions of their licenses and resorted to conning unsuspecting clients of their hard-earned cash. Inspectorate officers operating in and out of the CBD have subsequently been given directives to arrest and avail for identification all individuals operating as street gamblers, commonly known as PataPotea. City Hall Director for Security and…