Eto’o celebrated for much more than football in hometown

CNN was with football legend Samuel Eto’o when he last visited his hometown in February before the coronavirus pandemic forced countries around the world into lockdown. Many of New Bell’s residents filled the streets as word spread that the international superstar had returned home. One woman, dressed only in a bath towel, hastily hopped out the shower to greet him — not wanting to miss her chance. “People come out massively because I bring a feeling of happiness, hope,” Eto’o said, through a translator. “I hope God Almighty still allows…

MacCoffee appreciates front line health workers at MP Shah Hospital

The health workers were gifted with various MacCoffee products and a bouquet of flowers to appreciate the role played by health workers and other caregivers in the management of the pandemic.   By Dennis Muritu MacCoffee in partnership with Hindu Council of Kenya led their teams in appreciating the medical workers at the MP SHAH Hospital. The health workers were gifted with various MacCoffee products and a bouquet of flowers to appreciate the role played by health workers and other caregivers in the management of the pandemic. Speaking at the…

American, African Oil and Gas Players propose regulatory measures to ensure sustainability

These measures are intended to mitigate the expected loss of jobs and abandonment of erstwhile viable projects in the African oil and gas sector in the face of a global recession. In response to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and the associated crash in the price of oil, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) and the IAGC have proposed a number of mitigating measures on behalf of the oil and gas industry. These measures are intended to mitigate the expected loss of jobs and abandonment of erstwhile viable projects in…

Facebook and CNN focus on Together Apart at Ramadan

Facebook is the exclusive partner for a new series across CNN TV and digital platforms about maintaining community and connection during Ramadan. The 10-part series, Together Apart at Ramadan, will highlight how a spirit of togetherness can be maintained virtually. Through a mixture of English and Arabic language content, Together Apart at Ramadan will showcase the continued connection between families, friends and communities during Ramadan, despite the current situation regarding Covid-19, and demonstrate creative ways to keep traditions alive and inspire hope. In collaboration with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), Facebook will be the exclusive brand partner across…

Samsung Announces Blood Pressure Monitoring Application for Galaxy Watch Devices

Samsung Electronics announced today that the Samsung Health Monitor app has been cleared by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), as a Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), making it a government-cleared, over-the-counter and cuffless blood pressure monitoring application. The Samsung Health Monitor app, when paired with advanced sensor technology on the Galaxy Watch Active2,1 enables you to easily and more conveniently measure and track your blood pressure. Globally, high blood pressure is known to significantly increase your risk of brain, kidney and heart diseases, including stroke and…

2020 Africa Shared Value Leadership e-Summit to discuss COVID-19 business challenges

The purpose of the eSummit is to continue the Shared Value conversation, learn from each other and explore insights that can lead to solutions A network of African purpose-led Shared Value companies and leaders will participate in the continent’s first ever virtual Shared Value Leadership event from 2-5 June 2020. Digital conversations will focus on challenges faced by business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in particular how business has had to adapt and the economic recovery outlook for the region. Titled Beyond Borders: 2020 Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit,…

OPPO opens pre-orders for the new generation of Image Master, Reno3 in Kenya

 OPPO Reno3 with 48MP Zoom Camera and 44MP Front Camera features OPPO’s latest ColorOS 7  Pre-order in the Kenya from April 7th to 12th at KSH 39,999 OPPO, has opened the pre-order for its new generation of “Fashionable Image Master” Reno3 in Kenya. The new device under OPPO’s flagship model category, Reno series, continues in the firm’s legacy of developing marketing-leading innovations on cameras with a 48MP, 20x Digital Zoom Camera; a first-of its kind 44MP Front Camera with Ultra Night Selfie Mode and Ultra Steady Video 2.0. Along with…

OPPO Kenya Joins The Fight Against Covid-19 By Donating Hand Sanitizers

As the world continues to battle the fast-spreading deadly Coronavirus that has now claimed over 50,000 lives, global electronics giant OPPO Kenya has joined Kenyans in the fight against the virus by donating hand sanitizers. In a statement posted on their Twitter handle, OPPO Kenya says it has donated 1,000 liters of hand sanitizers that “will go way in aiding the efforts towards flattening the curve” of Covid-19. The government, through the Ministry of Health, has been calling on Kenyans of goodwill and well-wishers to join the fight to contain…

More African prisoners released over humanitarian consideration

At least 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to its Ministry of Health Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed turns 23  and once again she is spending her birthday behind bars. This year she faces the additional and potentially deadly risk of contracting COVID-19 in some prison in Eritrea. She is a prisoner of conscience, jailed simply for trying to exercise her human rights to leave the country. As of 2 April, Eritrea, a country notorious for arbitrarily arresting and detaining or forcibly disappearing people simply for speaking their minds, had at least 22…

TikTok Encourages Global Community to Support Earth Hour

Leading short-form mobile video platform invites users to its #EarthHour challenge to spark conversations and actions that benefit the planet Local celebrities and creators join in to inspire and encourage positive environmental impact TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, is supporting Earth Hour globally to raise awareness about environmental issues by encouraging TikTok users around the world to take part in Earth Hour and turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour on 28 March at 8:30 pm local time, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.…