Experience the cutting-edge fun of Bollywood showbiz

This year’s programming on Zee World showbiz features the much-anticipated return of Twist of Fate; a TV drama, back with its second season continuing the cliffhanger that left viewers guessing as to what happened to the fun-loving rockstar Abhi and the ever determined strong-willed Pragya. Will they finally get the love they deserve or will Abhi’s evil sister Aliya get what she wants and remove Pragya for good? 2018 also sees the return of another popular series King of Hearts season 2 as well as new series Bride with Benefits, Begusarai, Amma and Iron Lady.…

HUAWEI Y5 Prime automatically detects points of a human face

HUAWEI has introduced another innovative phone, “HUAWEI Y5 Prime” to its Y series family aimed at appealing to the tech savvy and socially fashionable youth as a focus on increasing its market share. The gadget has a memory of 2GB+16GB with 4G LTE network and18:9 Full View Display and excellent photo-taking features. It also features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display; a compact design that perfectly integrates with the curved body to make it comfortable to hold. The Android 8.1.0 system and the 3020mAh battery ensure the powerful…

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Credit: Josephine Wawira​ Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel. Internet & Mobile penetration Mobile penetration in Kenya is 90.4% of the adult population, while the internet penetration stands at 83% as of 2017, putting the country on a global map as a leader in share of mobile internet traffic.Mobile Bookings Mobile bookings are on the rise…

UNICEF: South Sudan Kids known nothing but war

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished and vulnerable to disease, abuse and exploitation. The prospect of a better future following the country’s independence in…

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat , the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in…

Retailing at Ksh 9,999, Huawei Y5Prime now available in the Kenya 

HUAWEI Mobile Kenya has introduced another new phone HUAWEI Y5 Prime 2018 to their Y series family. The device is available at all retail stores countrywide with an exclusive online retail at Jumia only. It features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display, 5.45-inch 720×1440 display alongside 2GB of RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera. Speaking of the pre-order Derek Duh, Country Director Huawei Mobile Kenya said, “ we are introducing Y5 Prime 2018  to meet the growing demand of customers who are looking for budget friendly device that provide the…

Greenpeace Africa advocates for safe and healthy food

 In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now; Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said: “It is very shocking that food meant for human consumption contains these metals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) copper and lead are harmful to human health. Exposure to small amounts of mercury has been…

MPost App to Modernize Postal and Carriage Amenities

MPost, a solution that converts phone to a mobile post office, has been enhanced with the launch of the MPost App that is set to revolutionize postal and delivery services in the country. “Through the App, users will be able to register and get instant virtual postal address, change their postal codes for efficient delivery of mails and parcels and also dispatch mails and parcels to their preferred destinations. This will enhance efficiency and convenience of mails and parcels delivery,” said AbdulAziz Mohammed, the Chief Executive Officer of Taz Technologies,…

Enhanced Infrastructure Helps Build Safer Communities in Nairobi’s

Kayole-Soweto, an informal settlement on the eastern periphery of Nairobi, is home to approximately 90,000 residents. And during a recent discussion I had with the Settlement Executive Committee (SEC) there, a female representative told me about her community and home: “This place has changed so much that we need a new name! Our community is improving because our houses have more value, we feel safer and businesses are growing.” This is largely thanks to the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project (KISIP), which provides basic infrastructure such as tarmac roads, water…

Agrarians earn high using conservation agribusiness

Smallholder farmers in Kenya are increasing maize yields and have reduced production risk by 30 per cent thanks to a conservation agriculture project. Declining soil fertility in recent years, increasing soil erosion and droughts due to climate change, have dipped farmers’ yields which has contributed to a rise in poverty and hunger. Maize is a staple crop for the country, and legumes an important dietary protein source for the rural poor. To sustainably increase the yields of these crops, and to engage the poorest and most vulnerable within the sector,…