Samsung opens largest retail store in Africa

Samsung Electronics East Africa has opened the largest consumer electronics and mobile products store in Africa. At 700 square feet, this is the largest Samsung store In Africa and the second store at the Two Rivers Mall.  According to Sung Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Africa, the opening of the new store will enhance the retail experience of customers “We remain committed to delivering quality products and technological solutions to our consumers in an accessible manner. Customers have expectations and demands from our brand, and the opening of…

Huawei launches latest device into the Kenyan market

Huawei East and Central Africa Head of Mobile, Steve Li (C), Huawei Marketing and Communication Manager, Nakhulo Khaimia (R) and Huawei Training Manager, Derrick Alenga display the new Huawei Y9 during its launch in Nairobi.   Huawei is looking to grow footprint into Kenyas’ growing mid-range smartphone market with the launch of Huawei Y9 2019. Through the firm’s local mobile division, Huawei has unveiled the phone that comes with a new notched 6.5inch full view display According to Huawei the new device features an upgraded Central Processing Unit (CPU), front…

CNN explores Kenya’s skydiving scene

By CNN This week on Inside Africa, CNN International travels to the Kenyan coast where the Skydive Diani team are one of the only fully operational skydiving centres on the continent, outside of South Africa. Diani Beach is one of the few places in the world where skydivers can jump out, over the ocean and land on a beach all year-round. Chief Supervisor, Gary Lincoln-Hope tells CNN about how the company first started: “Skydive Diani started by complete chance… A bunch of skydivers found themselves in Kenya and were missing their passion,…

Innovative Kenyan entrepreneurs to battle out for 5 million

Total Kenya has announced that entries for the second edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge will include 55 countries up from the previous 34. The competition that that seeks to promote creative ideas and entrepreneurship among young citizens will see 3 winners from each country get an opportunity to make their dream a reality. The 2018/19 Total Startupper Challenge is building on a successful first edition held in 2015/16 that attracted over 800 applicants from 34 countries, 40 of them from Kenya. READ ALSO: Importance of innovation and digitization in…

Meets FBI, a dance crew putting Kenya on a global stage

At the World Hip Hop International competition FBI won an award for best cultural act, once again putting Kenya on a global stage On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets a six-member dance crew from Kenya who represent their country on dance stages all over the world. The programme speaks to the dance crew, FBI, as they are prepare for the World Hip Hop International in Phoenix, Arizona. Ezra Njagi, one member of the dance crew, tells CNN how their name originated: “The name FBI came up through…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

MILLENNIAL RESHAPING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

By Hasnain Noorani It’s hard to believe it’s been more than ten years since the 2007/2008 political skirmishes which almost brought Kenya’s economy to its knees forcing consumers to focus on reducing their expenditures. Now, for the first time since 2008, it looks like the hotel and hospitality industry is returning to normal — whatever normal is. It’s in deed heartening to see statistical evidence, which shows occupancy rates are on the rise and holiday makers are travelling again (Jumia Travel and hospitality report of 2018). For many Kenyan millennials,…

OPPO launches revolutionary F9 with VOCC Flash charge technology

The leading global Smartphone brand OPPO has launched the OPPO F9 Smartphone into the Kenyan market which comes with the latest super-fast charging technology, VOOC Flash Charge, with a 5-minute charging time for a 2-hour talk time. It also brings gradient colors as well as a unique Waterdrop Screen design that offers elegance, operability and new vision. Today’s customer is in constant move. We have therefore developed OPPO F9 to fit in with this nature and lifestyle, and to create a new trend in the industry. The device brings to…

Surge of the digital travel consumer

The rise of the digital era has become fundamental in the travel and tourism industry. Digitization is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalization for a remarkable experience. From the very initial stage of travel arrangements, the digital consumer seeks information key in deciding how, where, when to travel, what to expect and even more significantly, why to choose one destination, hotel, airline, or travel agency over another. Image by Rawpixel.com The latter is especially because price comparison as well as customer experience – often…

Apple launches premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Cupertino, United States, Apple has unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday in a bid to bolster its spot in the premium smartphone market, along with an upgraded smartwatch that takes electrocardiograms and detects falls. The California tech giant said it would begin selling its 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max later this month, keeping the starting price of the company’s top-end model at $999 but bumping the entry price for the version with the larger screen. Apple also announced a new iPhone XR starting at $749, available…