African Voices enters new era, extends partnership with Glo

Having just celebrated a decade on CNN International, African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host, a new format and a renewed multi-year partnership with long-term sponsor Globacom. Experienced Nigerian TV presenter, Arit Okpo, is the new host of the show and will lead the program with a fresh direction to focus on changemakers across Africa. Okpo has an excellent track record, having produced and presented content for EbonyLife TV and hosting the web…

Four Kenyans qualify for global leadership programme in UK

Winners will travel to the UK to undergo advanced leadership training at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge and will meet with British MPs and inspirational global leaders. Four young Kenyans were declared winners in the final selection for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme 2018 held at University of Nairobi on Thursday 8th, August 2019. Sharon Adhiambo, Nafula Wafula, Alphaxard Gitau and Dr. Phyllis M. Maina Won these years Future leaders connect initiative. The initiative that is run by the British Council – the UK’s international organisation for…

MTF EAST AFRICA ACADEMY HOSTS INAUGURAL CLASS’ FILM SCREENINGS!

MTF Class of 2018 to showcase two film productions at a star-studded event Roll out the red carpet, the future of Africa’s film industry has arrived! Today MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) will toast to a year of exciting training for its inaugural MTF East Africa Academy Class of 2018, at a star-studded film-screening of the students’ highly-anticipated film productions titled, Ensulo and Promises! The two films are a culmination of the MTF Academy students’ one-of-a-kind training programme from MultiChoice Africa’s inaugural corporate shared value (CSV) initiative and will be screened…

Why trust, reliability, and relevance matter most to today’s news consumers

The evolution of consumer expectations Marketing has existed for as long as people have had something to sell, but the modern era – with the advent of traditional and then digital media – has transformed consumers’ relationships with products. Looking back, the birth of outbound marketing in the early 20th century created a period of mass production and inefficiency as advertising spoke AT consumers rather than WITH them. In the 1950-1960s, the marketplace became saturated and as a result, there was intense competition for customers. This saw a shift in the role…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…

Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi Home, to enable customers enjoy flexible payment plan

Aspira, a product-financing service provider that enables Kenyans to live their best life by buying products now and paying for them in monthly installments of 6, 9 and 12 months has partnered with Xiaomi Mi Home to offer Kenyans the opportunity to enjoy cutting edge mobile devices through an affordable financial offering. As the demand for affordable mobile devices continues to rev across the country, the partnership will take the shopping experience to the next level, by enabling shoppers to enjoy a flexible payment plan. Speaking during the launch of…

Minet donates Ksh500, 000 to support 2019 KECOSO games

 Insurance brokerage firm, Minet Kenya has donated Ksh 500,000 to the Kenya Communications Sports Organization (KECOSO) to support the organization’s 2019 games.   Speaking at an event to have hand over the cheque to KECOSO secretariat, Minet Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sammy Muthui said the company was keen on supporting sports, one of the key pillars its corporate social responsibility programme, besides education and health. “While we conduct our business, we are always looking into ways of being purposeful to the communities that we serve and by supporting sports we believe we are…

Why Social Media Freedom is Facilitating Easy Spread of Fake News

The World Economic Forum released a report in 2013 dubbed Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World, which, among many other things noted that “digital wildfires” or digital misinformation could wreak havoc in the society. This is what the world is experiencing today; fake news. The report posited that the misuse of an open and easily accessible system and the greater danger of misguided attempts to prevent such outcomes would only serve to worsen the case. The definition of fake news varies often depending on the context. In fact, many people nowadays…

Aladwa defends betting firms,says criminalizing them will create unemployment

Makadara MP George Aladwa has come to the defense of betting firms in the country,saying that the government should come out clear on the measures against the betting industry. The legislator says that it’s the role of the government to come up with proper rules and regulations that will provide a level playing ground to all the companies. In a message posted to his various social media accounts,Aladwa said that it is important to think about the plight of the youths who will be affected . ” Sportpesa and Betin…

Samsung’s first rotating camera phone with an intelligent battery is now available in the market

The new Samsung Galaxy A80 which has been created for the way people are engaging in the Era of Live is now available in Kenyan market. The gadget will offer compelling innovations with people now increasingly using their smartphones to share live interactions, capturing spontaneous photos, streaming live video and connecting over shared experiences that are happening instantly. The 48MP main camera on the A80, will allow users to shoot vivid images day and night, the 3D Depth camera offers Live Focus videos by scanning objects for measurement and depth. The Ultra-Wide angle…