Final episode of ‘Modern Explorers’ with legendary aviator Bertrand Piccard to be Aired on CNN

In the final episode of Modern Explorers, a CNN series featuring the world’s most renowned adventurers, Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard examines the role of today’s modern breed of explorers and the legacy of those that came before them. Exploration runs in Bertrand Piccard’s blood. His grandfather Augustus Piccard became the first man ever to gaze down on the curvature of the earth in 1931, while his father, Jacques, explored the ocean’s depths. Bertrand himself became the first person to orbit the planet by balloon, before repeating the feat using a plane powered by…

The Much awaited Battery beast Smartphone now in the Kenya Market.

Realme smartphone brand  seems to have gone all-out to supply the Kenyan market with one trendsetting product after another. The company has now officially launched the much-awaited realme C15 that has already been termed as a game-changer from its C Series category because of its amazing features. The phone lands in the Kenyan market as the first 6000mAh smartphone with an AI Quad Camera retailing under 20,000 shillings. It also features 18W Quick Charge which means that the user is able to charge their phone within the shortest time possible and have their phone retain power for…

Realme C11 is the real deal

The smartphone offers sturdy build quality and is a battery beast the phone also offers smooth performance and user experience. The market for mid-range and low-end smartphones is getting new entrants every day and finding the right smartphone for your budget in Kenya can be a little bit tricky, expesiallty when there are so many expensive contracts to sift through. In emerging markets like Kenya, these phones are gaining popularity due to their pricing and performance. The latest entrant in the market is the Realme C11. One fact about RealMe…

Africa plans to implement a return-to-play strategy

The Rugby Africa President encourages and prioritizes the health and well-being of all the players, partners and fans across the continent. While Rugby Africa’s activities and competitions remain suspended until further notice, Rugby Africa Executive Committee has tasked the Rugby Committee to continue the consultation with the unions as they monitor the easing or continuation of lock down measures over the continent. Alternatives and more detailed options will then be reviewed on the 28th of May. Rugby Africa Executive Committee (www.RugbyAfrique.com) held an online meeting on Thursday April 23, 2020. Following…

COVID-19: African nations with dire emergency human rights issue

In our homes, streets, public places, radio stations, newspapers and international television news channels, everybody is talking about: COVID-19. Maintaining reasonable physical distance and practicing good personal hygiene, such as regularly washing hands and avoiding touching one’s face, are some of the methods advised by governments to help reduce transmission. Governments around the world have responded to COVID-19 by imposing a raft of measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19, including restricting freedom of movement, by imposing social distancing in public settings such as shopping malls, trains and churches.…

COVID-19: Last Minute

The Botswana authorities have announced several measures to address the crisis: • Travellers from “high-risk” countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India) are banned from entering Botswana; • Botswana citizens and residents returning from these countries are required to stay in isolation at home for 14 days; • Visas already granted to visitors from these countries are cancelled and the issuance of new visas for nationals of these countries is suspended…

More than 15 countries in Africa report COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially designated COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. There are now 147 confirmed cases in Africa in 15 countries, and there have been four COVID-19-related deaths. “With COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic, all countries in Africa must act,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, “Every country can still change the course of this pandemic by  scaling up their emergency preparedness or response. Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight…

Alexander Forbes clienteles wins big from Octagon services deal

A new strategic partnership has been entered into under which Octagon Africa will serve Alexander Forbes multinational clients with a presence in Kenya.  This strategic partnership comes after Alexander Forbes’ review of its strategic business and operating model in March 2019, and to exit emerging markets and strategically reposition with credible partners to deliver and support their clients operating in the specific country.   Through this strategy we have a platform to work with a network of partners while maintaining the ability to deliver excellent service and solutions to our…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) inaugurates New Solar Panel Farm to generate Renewable Energy at UN House, Juba

The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has inaugurated a new solar panel farm at one of its compounds in the capital Juba. The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators. “These solar panels can save the burning of about 3,000 litres of fossil fuel every day,” Asharam Nhemafuki, an engineer serving with the peacekeeping mission, said. Since 2011, the peacekeeping mission…

Werner Kok: Strength in depth for Blitzbok squad

Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in California and reflected on the comeback effort by the Blitzboks to overhaul Fiji to win 29-24 He has been there, done that and then some – yet, for Werner Kok, the Blitzboks’ come-from-behind win against Fiji in the final of last weekend’s HSBC LA Sevens was still an unbelievable achievement and something he ascribes to the great depth in the Springbok Sevens set-up. Kok played in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in California and reflected…