We plan to take M-Pesa to a new level, says Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa.

Credits CNN In an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, the CEO of Safaricom PLC, Peter Ndegwa, outlined how he expects M-Pesa to develop in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Ndegwa also states that the company is rolling out products targeted at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have been worst affected by the coronavirus, saying that: “Covid-19 crisis is much more about socio-economic crisis”. Here we take a look at the key issues said by the CEO of Safaricom Peter Ndegwa. Peter Ndegwa on the future of M-Pesa: “We want…

The British farm that went from ‘biological desert’ to biodiversity hotspot

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN visited the Knepp estate, a 3,500-acre area in the south of England, where a traditional farm has been transformed into a biodiversity hotspot through rewilding. Rewilding aims to restore ecosystems to a natural state and often involves the reintroduction of native animals. Since starting the process in 2001, Knepp is now home to an array of different creatures and has become a celebrated conservation success story, attracting many rare species and transforming the landscape from an English country farm to untamed wilderness. CNN…

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…

How to protect yourself against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the CEO Africa website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and…

Ericsson looking to the future and the implementation of 5G networks

Ericsson has a long history in Africa, particularly in Kenya. Nicolas Blixell Head of the Global Customer Unit MTN for Ericsson Middle East and Africa,     talks about the company’s history on the continent,  “The first deal we have made in Africa came in 1896, 120 years ago, when we installed the fixed exchange in Kenya. We started the first rollout of 2G in South Africa in 1994, we had built 2G, 3G, 4G, we are across the whole continent.” Africa is a key market for Ericsson and Blixell explains why,…

Ghetto Classics changing lives through Music

Ghetto Classics began in Korogocho, one of the largest and most dangerous slums in Nairobi, before expanding across Kenya In Kenya, Elizabeth Njoroge is using her background in classical music to give classical orchestra training to children in impoverished areas. Her initiative Ghetto Classics was founded 10 years ago on the belief that sheet music will help provide a blueprint for a better life. She talks about her project’s goals, “I teach music to young people, especially those from underprivileged areas, with the belief that music changes their lives and…

Marketplace Africa explores Kenya’s Geothermal Power Industry

This week on Marketplace Africa, CNN International discovers how a key partnership between Kenya and Japan has led to Kenya becoming one of the top ten producers of geothermal power in the world. Nearly 50% of the total energy powering Kenya’s national electric grid is produced at the Olkaria Geothermal Field power plant. This facility is run by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). CNN meets Peter Ouma, the Geothermal Development Director for KenGen, who tells the programme about the power source, “Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored…

Mo Salah Grilled on Retirement, AMR Warda and Women’s Rights

What does football superstar Mohamed Salah think about his position in the Egypt team and their performance in the Africa Cup of Nations? The superstar shared his thoughts in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson in Connect the World, and also talked about his controversy-mired colleague Amr Warda. Here are key quotes from the interview:  On winning the Champions League: “Honestly it was great. It’s a dream for everyone, the city, the player, to win a Champions League, so something great and something very big. So everyone was having that…

India’s Energy Challenge

It is big, fast growing, with a young population and a middle class that is nearly as big as the entire U.S. population. Those attributes all line up in the plus column for India, but on the other side of the ledger, this giant emerging market is dealing with a thirst for energy, rising CO2 emissions and alarming air pollution. This is India’s energy challenge and the first stop on our year-long journey around the world for CNN’s new program, The Global Energy Challenge, dedicated to discovering what is realistic…

Dr. James Mwangi: As a Leader, you should always have a clear turnaround strategy

Kimutaielves@gmail.com society needs to change one perception that government is for creating businesses for the people especially the youth. That is not true. It is creative ideas that brings about business opportunities. People need to see and treat the government simply as a regulator and formulator.” Every leader faces trying times, both internally and externally. Those external factors are often the most difficult to contend with since they are outside of a leader’s control. In fact, the current business climate has generated many shared concerns among managers across the board, regardless of the industry they…