Saving African Airlines: Association sets path for post Covid Recovery

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is now calling for a multi-sectorial and pragmatic approach by governments and stakeholders to support the recovery of air transport industry and interrelated sectors such as tourism. This was said during the conclusion of its 52nd Annual General Assembly with a rallying call for airlines to take specific measures to build resilience and emerge stronger after the crisis. The AGA, which was hosted by TAAG Angola Airlines, was held in virtual format under the theme: “Redefining Air Transport for a New Era”.  The Assembly brought…

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying Weather Events Threaten The Most Vulnerable in Africa

 A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable in the twenty-first century, a trend that climate scientists project will become more pronounced in future decades. This is the key finding confirmed by the comprehensive report published today by Greenpeace Africa and the Greenpeace Science Unit. The report ‘Weathering the…

AFRICA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF INTERNET WITH LESS THAN 40% CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

The month of October marked 25 years of Internet in Africa, a major milestone and an opportune time to reflect on the development and the spread of the internet in the continent and its socio-economic impact. October marked the silver jubilee of the arrival of internet in the continent as internet penetration in Africa stood at 39.3 percent as of Q1 2020, significantly lower than the global average of 58.8 percent and trailing the actual average of 62.9 percent posted by the rest of the world, by some distance, according to Internet World…

IGAD STATES TO ASSESS THE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE MASTER PLAN

 IGAD member states have today met to assess the development for the regional infrastructure master plan that is due in December, 2020. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP) began in May 2018 and seeks to establish regional infrastructure development for the region in order to enhance regional physical and economic integration, and in the long run promote trade, movement of goods and persons and poverty reduction amongst its Member States. Although the region is making strides in the development of new regional infrastructure projects such as…

BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative launched to promote African brands and goods

BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll today announced the launch of the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative. This initiative encourages local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp of approval for ‘made in Africa’ brands and to wear their local identity with pride. In the ten years since the inception of the Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands survey and rankings, regarded as the most authoritative survey and analysis of brands on the continent, African brands have lagged their non-African counterparts. Since a high of a 34% share in 2011 when the first…

Cytonn Real Estate Hands Over Phase II of Its Ksh 5 Billion Flagship Project, The Alma

Cytonn Real Estate, the development affiliate of Cytonn Investments, handed over the second phase of its Kshs 5 Billion Flagship Project, The Alma on Thursday 29th October 2020. In an event that saw the attendance of Kiambu Governor, His Excellency Dr. James Nyoro, the buyers got keys to Cytonn Real Estate’s flagship residential development in the high growth Ruaka town. The Alma is Cytonn Real Estate’s latest handed over project. Majority of urban dwellers in Nairobi live in very basic dwellings without comprehensive lifestyle amenities, reliable water and power supply.…

Music lovers to enjoy these top discounts from StarTimes GO

StarTimes GO, the integrated e-shopping platform will this Friday 30th October extend great discounts on music related devices including wireless headphones, earphones and Bluetooth speakers. Dubbed Musical Friday, StarTimes GO customers will enjoy special offers on the recommended devices for music fans enabling them to indulge in their creative music world. The current best sellers including KLGO LY-100 Speaker will feature a 13.5% discount to retail at Ksh. 1,900 from Ksh.2, 200, KLGO Wireless Headphone customers will enjoy a 21% discount to retail at Ksh. 1,800 from Ksh. 2,299. Additionally, StarTimes…

Maina Kamanda, Aladwa to lead BBI chapter in Nairobi

Nominated Member of Parliament Maina Kamanda and his Makandara counterpart who is also ODM chairman in Nairobi George Aladwa have been tasked to lead BBI campaigns in Nairobi. Speaking on Wednesday, Maina Kamanda said that they are aiming to campaign for the BBI to preach peace and harmony. He said they will coordinate all the leadership of Nairobi County to ensure that Kenyans understand what the BBI document entails. “We will traverse the whole of Nairobi County reaching out to the residents, out of 17 MPs only five have associated…

StarTimes GO: Kenyans Loving new Shopping Experience

The launch of the first integrated e-shopping television channel StarTimes GO has enriched Kenya’s e-shopping experience with an enriched category of products available on the e-shopping platform. This has led to disruption of the traditional e-shopping experience as more Kenyans embrace contact-less shopping through the dedicated programming detailing various products that provides precise product description that enables consumers to make informed purchase decisions. “Better life, Let’s GO” as it’s the platform’s slogan, consumers can now access a different kind of online shopping experience in their daily shopping exploits. The platform…