Technology is changing the informal sector in Kenya

As the population of Kenya continues to grow, formal, salaried positions are becoming sparse By CNN On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to learn more about how technology has the potential to revolutionise the informal sector. Known for its low-paid, irregular work without employment contracts, government regulations or worker protections, this sector employs 12 million people in Kenya. Jacob Omolo, Senior Lecturer at Kenyatta University explains to the programme how the informal sector continues to grow in Kenya: “The contribution of the informal sector…

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…

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…

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…

VAT will not affect Unga prices

Nairobi to host international grain millers’ conference with focus on trade wars and innovation  The Cereal Millers Association through its Chairman Mr. Mohamed Islam has confirmed that, despite the president signing the 8 % VAT law on the fuel, it will not affect the current prices of Unga at the retail shops. This is so because they had already reconsider this when the government lifted tax exceptions on wheat and maize floor products after a prolonged drought witnessed in the country early this year. Mr. Mohamed noted this during the…

MPost Wins African Startup Competition

MPost to represent Africa in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco, USA. MPost is this year’s winner of the ‘South Africa Innovation Summit, an African startup competition that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The innovation summit featured 25 finalists from across Africa that participated in a pitching den. As a result of this win, MPost will represent Africa at the Startup World Cup that will be held in San Francisco, USA, in May 2019. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/surge-of-the-digital-travel-consumer/ Mpost is a solution that converts your phone to a mobile…

Kenya’s ICT Ecosystem gets a new transformation  

Huawei Ramps up Support for ICT Ecosystem in Kenya in Partnership with Redington Gulf to support Kenya’s digital transformation. Huawei Technologies has signed a framework distribution agreement in Kenya with Redington Gulf to enhance ICT ecosystem structure. Under this partnership, Huawei will work with Redington; a distributor of IT Telecom and Lifestyle products in this market to provide cutting-edge equipment such as data centre facilities,IT and communications hardware as well as software for the Kenyan market. The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support…

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…