Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT Finance

Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018 Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme). “Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators are having to juggle…

Winners Announced for Private Equity Africa Awards 2018

The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO at AFIG Funds Private Equity Africa (PEA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 GP & Advisor Awards. The awards saw 26 firms collect the much coveted accolades at the 7th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner hosted at London’s prestigious Langham hotel on 12th June, which attracted over 200 industry professionals. The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO at AFIG Funds, for his…

DSTV KENYA SIGNS WANYAMA

DStv Kenya has signed Wanyama as the FIFA ‘Connect with Greatness’ ambassador during the World Cup Victor Wanyama, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, has been named as the DStv Ambassador for the FIFA World Cup on SuperSport. Victor is the ideal brand ambassador to represent Kenya as he represents the country both locally and internationally. Addressing the media, Victor said, “It is a humbling experience to be unveiled as the brand ambassador for the DStv FIFA Connect with Greatness campaign. My aim is to inspire other young people into the sport. Through…

CNN explores the traditions behind Kenyan Gabra weddings

CNN International takes a rare look inside a traditional nomadic wedding and explores why some cultural customs are being kept alive as the Gabra tribe modernizes in an ever-changing world. In Northern Kenya, nomadic tribes have lived for generations on the move, transporting all of their belongings on a camel’s back. Salo Yattani, a member of the Gabra tribe, explains to the programme why camels have been an essential part of the tribe’s lifestyle for generations: “When we move from one place to another, we use camels. On top will…

Blue is the New Green: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark

Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa’s oceans LONDON, United Kingdom, June 14, 2018/ — The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World Oceans Day. The Forum attracted international experts and African government ministers to debate the economic…

Kwese Partners with Safaricom to provide world cup streaming services

By Nemuel Ondima Pay TV station Kwese  and safaricom have patnered to  launch a football streaming data bundles dubbed Giga Football Passes that will enable its customers stream live world cup matches on their mobile devices. This was aided through a pact signed by Kwese Iflix CEO Mayor Patel and Safaricom HOD consumer products and services Mr Franklin Ocharo at a colorful event at The Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre in Westlands Nairobi.

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…

Beautifying your garden at no extra cost

Simple concrete pots are an excellent way to update your back and front garden without spending a fortune, while also adding a new texture to it. Even without a garden, concrete planters can be used to add outdoor feel to the aesthetics of a facility or a home. Concrete planter boxes, pots and vessels are versatile and easy to use, and with so many sizes available, you can transplant existing flowers and shrubs, or do a whole new update for every season. For people who like to move plants around…

Just how to use science of storytelling to boost sales

By CEO Africa Team Personal stories most of time do not sell. Counting on it is a wrong idea. It is not about you. One of the worst things salespeople can do is tell stories that put the focus on themselves. Why Sales Stories Sell? Captivating your audience in sales is an art as much as it is a science. But I would say that only 20% of people who use it understand it, and the rest have no idea what they are doing. A good salesperson knows how to talk;…

The World Is Drinking Contaminated liquescent

Governments are supposed to ensure clean water for swimming, fishing, cooking, bathing, washing, irrigation, drinking among others. Unfortunately, after more decades of regulations, waterways are in serious jeopardy. Toxic runoff from industries, improper disposal of medications and agricultural runoff from concentrated animal feeding operations and large factory farms all contribute to a severe water pollution problem. Not only are groundwater aquifers rapidly depleting, but much of the world’s water supply has become too contaminated to drink or bathe in. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly two billion people…