Early identification of prehypertension as a preventive measure can avert associated morbidity and death

Deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are projected to rise to 55 percent by the year 2030 On this World Hypertension Day, Kenya’s largest hypertension screening programme, AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), has marked a six-year milestone of action against hypertension, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH). This comes as a new study reveals an overall burden of 54.5% and 20.8% for prehypertension and hypertension respectively, out of a…

realme Brand Bags International Design Awards

It’s all about real design   Phones have evolved immensely since the 80’s, both in design and function and several models of phones have since launched in the market in tandem with customers’ dynamic demands. realme, which is currently the fastest growing smartphone brand adopts a trendsetting design concept that it has always adhered to in a bid to bring back trendy culture in the technology space. The brand explores art and beauty, going beyond the constraints of conventional aesthetics technology to bring trendsetting aesthetic design to consumption in electronic…

Prince William talks of creating “the most prestigious environmental global prize”

Credits CNN In an interview with CNN’s Max Foster, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, discussed the launch of a decade-long prize initiative to reward and highlight solutions to environmental problems around the world. The Earthshot Prize will award five, one million-pound prizes each year for the next ten years, with the backing of philanthropists and international conservation groups. Prince William spoke about the project, “It’s really the most prestigious environmental global prize there’s ever been on the environment.” He added, “It’s about optimism. It’s about this idea that we can…

Africa’s Experts Converge to Prepare for World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021

The African Telecommunications Union in conjunction with the National Communication Authority of South Sudan has convened the 1st Preparatory Meeting (virtual) for the next International Telecommunication Union’s World Telecommunication Development Conference, “WTDC-21”.  The meeting aims to bring together duty bearers of the telecommunications sector across Africa in order to establish leading committees to develop the African common proposals and positions on the WTDC agenda items. The World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021 and its preparatory meetings come at a time when the world is increasingly aware of the role of ICT as a…

The British farm that went from ‘biological desert’ to biodiversity hotspot

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN visited the Knepp estate, a 3,500-acre area in the south of England, where a traditional farm has been transformed into a biodiversity hotspot through rewilding. Rewilding aims to restore ecosystems to a natural state and often involves the reintroduction of native animals. Since starting the process in 2001, Knepp is now home to an array of different creatures and has become a celebrated conservation success story, attracting many rare species and transforming the landscape from an English country farm to untamed wilderness. CNN…

 RUBiS Energy Kenya begins re branding exercise after KenolKobil, Gulf Energy acquisitions

 RUBiS Energy Kenya has officially launched into the market following the successful acquisitions of KenolKobil Plc and Gulf Energy Holdings Ltd.  These acquisitions saw RUBiS Energy Kenya become a leader in the Kenyan oil industry with a market share of over 21 % and a network of more than 230 service stations. According to Mr. Jean-Christian Bergeron, the Group Managing Director of RUBiS Energy Kenya, RUBiS decided to enter the Kenyan market based on the region’s high growth potential and the conviction that the proven expertise of RUBiS would bring…

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp leading in Abuse and harassment of girls

Girls and young women worldwide are demanding urgent action from social media companies after a landmark survey has revealed more than half (58%) have been harassed or abused online.  Attacks are most common on Facebook, where 39% say they have suffered harassment, but occur on every platform included in the global study including Instagram (23%), WhatsApp (14%), Snapchat (10%), Twitter (9%) and TikTok (6%).  The research by Plan International, a leading girls’ rights organisation, is based on a survey of 14,000 girls aged 15-25 in 22 countries, including Kenya, Brazil, Benin, the USA and India, and a series of in-depth interviews.  The…

The Second realme C15 Hot Sale rolled out: Here is what to Expect

After the successful launch and roll out of realme C15,The brand has now rolled out the second Hot Sale for the realme C15 that will see Kenyan customers enjoy amazing offers. This is not the first realme product to hit the Kenyan market. The company has already firmed its roots in the sector by rolling out realme C3, realme C11, realme 6, realme Band, Air Neo and Buds Q that have already got a grip on the Kenyan market. The second sale is set to kick off on October 3rd,…

Tech Ventures to be Recognized at Digital Accessibility Innovation Award

Call for submissions to the first-ever African Accessibility Innovation Awards now open… Apply today! Advances in technology has improved internet and digital innovations in Africa resulting in new accessibility innovations and solutions by African start-ups and tech giants. On the 9th of October, 2020, nonprofit inABLE.org will present the inaugural digital Accessibility Innovation Awards to recognize the best inclusive African innovations, at the closing ceremony of the Virtual Inclusive Africa Conference 2020, taking place on 8th and 9th October, from 9 – 11:30 am EAT. “inABLE has created the Digital Accessibility Innovation Award to celebrate…

Hennessy X.O celebrate its 150th anniversary

  Hennessy X.O hosted an event to celebrate its 150th anniversary which brought together some of the Top Tier CEO’s in Kenya. The event is yet another instance of the energy, persistence and hope demonstrated by Maison Hennessy this year in an effort to support its communities in Cognac and internationally. “World Odyssey” carries a dual message from the illustrious cognac maker and the artist, one of consolation to those affected by the pandemic, and of confidence in the future that will be live-streamed across digital platforms. “Hennessy X.O is…