Academia among Opera news award victors’

Credit: Barbra Onkoba Karen Technical Training Institute student Kennedy Macharia and businessman Richard Kamau have been announced as the winners of Shake and win promotion by opera news. Awarding brand new cars at Renault dealership in the Simba Corp Aspire Centre, Opera news managing director Edward Ndichu said that the one month promo was meant to relieve Kenyans the world cup hangovers. He said that with over 10 million downloads, opera news has partnered with Jumia to award more than 4000 users daily with vouchers and free airtime and internet…

Two Kenyan banks lose $0.86 million to hackers in a month

Kenyan banks are believed to have lost at least $860,000 to hackers in the past one month, which has seen two lenders temporarily terminate their mobile and online banking services. The East African has learnt that one of the banks was last hit month hit as hackers, who attempted to move $1 million from its systems. The bank managed to recover $630,000. It was targeted again last week with a $120,000 hit, of which it has recovered only half. “These monies were moved out via the mobile money and the…

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…

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…

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,…

RS launches e-commerce website

South Africa RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa offering a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 industrial, maintenance and electronic components across 2500 global brands. RS is globally renowned as one of the first industrial distributors to successfully transition into an e-commerce business…

Importance of innovation and digitization in growing tourism

Digital transformation has solemnly grasped the tourism industry, increasingly altering operations and customer relations in a sector that contributed 3.7% to Kenya’s GDP in 2017 and forecast to rise by 5.2% in 2018. The industry is experiencing a great deal of innovative disruption, with trends such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and mobile bookings and payments taking center stage. Expectations from tourists have been set high, and relevant stakeholders continue to adopt to the technological changes in a bid to provide pertinent solutions suitable for the new digital…

Using Technological Solutions to Drive Revenue

Case Study: The Zehneria Portico Kenya is largely viewed as a leisure destination. However, as Kenya takes on the new identity of being East Africa’s economic hub, it is continually molding into a business destination. Additionally, Kenya is globally getting recognized as the African New Technologies hub, therefore bolstering the country as a leader towards the growth of business travel. So where do the Kenyan hotels fit into this new image that the Kenyan government is propelling? Moreover, how can hotel managers attract the current e-generation where virtual world supersedes…

Kenya, China launch Ksh. 0.8 Billion Digital TV Project

By Amos Njau The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and The Chinese Government has rolled out the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project that will see beneficiaries across the 47 counties get access to satellite television services. This being one of the ten Cooperation plans announced during the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) announced in 2015 in Johannesburg South Africa by the President of China Mr. Xi Jinping and attended byHeads of State and Government, Heads of Delegation, the Chairperson of the African…

CNN CNN explores the sustainable future of Kenya’s charcoal industry

CNN International discovers the ways in which companies in Kenya are finding sustainable ways of solving issues such as deforestation and pollution within the charcoal industry. The survival of Kenya’s ecosystem is currently threatened by invasive mesquite trees which continue to spread through the country’s forests. However, the presence of these trees has provided a unique opportunity for Tinder Eco Fuels to reduce the negative ecological impact of fast-spreading mesquite trees and reduce deforestation of native trees, by cutting down mesquite trees in affected areas and burning the felled trees…