Month: November 2022

  • NEWSSwiss Re Foundation $500K grant to support insurtech startups in Africa

    Swiss Re Foundation announces $500K grant to support insurtech startups in Africa

    Swiss Re Foundation has announced a USD 500,000 grant for Africa’s insurance sector to spur innovation of insurance solutions for the underserved. The funding, to be distributed through the FSD Africa’s supported BimaLab insurance accelerator programme, will unlock and accelerate the transformation of Africa’s insurance sector through innovative offerings for the sector’s unique landscape. Recently, there has been increased attention to Africa’s expanding and promising insurance sector. At the COP27…

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  • NEWSMr. Myke Mwai, StarTimes Content Director

    StarTimes upgrades bouquets ahead of festive season 

    Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has introduced a bouquet upgrade campaign for its subscribers ahead of the festive season. The new campaign will see subscribers on both terrestrial and satellite platforms enjoy automatic access to higher bouquets at the cost of lower bouquets for the first 15 days upon renewal of their monthly bouquets of choice. StarTimes will offer more…

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  • NEWSEpson Transforms Print Environment by Strengthening IoT Security

    Epson Transforms Print Environment by Strengthening IoT Security

    Epson’s smart printers and multi-function peripherals (MFPs) are revolutionizing the print environment by strengthening the Internet of Things (IoT) device security.  This adoption has also led to the improvement of business efficiency, reducing operating and maintenance costs, as accurate, timely delivery of information leads to less device down-time and more efficient device usage. As a global leader in sustainability, Epson…

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  • NEWSOPPO Kenya Launches Football Challenge

    OPPO Kenya Football Challenge Officially Launched, KES 90K Up For Grabs

    OPPO Kenya has launched a football challenge that will see Kenyan fans bring out their best football skills. The smartphone company is partnering with local football star David “Chehe” Ochieng for this campaign dubbed #OPPOGameTime Challenge.  The OPPO Reno8 football challenge will see the top three contestants walk away with Ksh50,000 for the winner, Ksh30,000 for the 1st runners-up and…

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  • NEWSAfrican Economic Research Consortium

    57th AERC Biannual Workshop chart a path to a more resilient recovery

    African economies have been urged to include food security, climate change mitigation and adaption framework in the economic agenda. This was said during the African Economies Research Conference (AERC) 57th Biannual Research Workshop. Speaking at the event, Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury and Economics Planning in Kenya, Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, reiterated the need for governments across the continent to…

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  • NEWSLandmark circular economy event encourages implementing solutions for climate and biodiversity

    Landmark circular economy event encourages implementing solutions for climate and biodiversity

    The 6th World Circular Economy Forum WCEF2022 will take place 6–8 December in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa. This year’s forum will focus on how the circular economy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support climate change adaptation, safeguard biodiversity and bring jobs and well-being to our societies. An online briefing for the media will take place on the eve of the Forum, 5 December…

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  • NEWSFirst Batch of Odibets Winners and Influencers Depart for Qatar

    First Batch of Odibets Winners and Influencers Depart for Qatar

    The lucky winners of the ‘Twende Qatar na Odibets’ promo on Thursday, November 24, departed the country for Qatar.  Kenya’s leading betting firm launched the promo in September announcing they would be taking their loyal fans to Qatar for a lifetime experience.  Those who departed the country for the Middle East country on Thursday include both winners and influencers.   The…

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  • NEWSUltimate Black Friday: Matatu ya Soo (Ksh 100)

    Lucky buyer to walk away with a 14 seater Matatu for Ksh 100 during Jumia Black Friday

    Jumia has announced that it will put a 14 seater Commercial Matatu (van) on Flash Sale and also bring back the most popular products for the ultimate Black Friday on 25th November from 10:00 AM. The best discounts on the platform include phones, TVs, and home appliances affirming the company’s commitment to providing the best tech in Kenya at the…

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  • NEWSKenyan startup Leta secures $3M in Pre-Seed funding

    Kenyan startup Leta secures $3M in Pre-Seed funding to expand its supply chain and logistics platform

    Leta, the Kenyan supply chain and logistics startup driving distribution optimization, announced the close of  $3 million Pre-Seed equity round.

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  • NEWSMIGA further supports Kenya roads modernization with new investment

    MIGA further supports Kenya roads modernization with new investment

    The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group (MIGA) has guaranteed an equity investment by an additional investor to help upgrade Kenya’s national roads network. MIGA’s guarantees now cover $37.5 million in equity investments from a company acquired by the new investor, AIIF4 Seed Partnership GP, a fund managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), which will own…

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  • NEWSKCB drought response initiative

    KCB commits KES 130M to support country’s drought response initiative

    KCB Bank Kenya has committed KShs.130 million to support the country’s drought response initiative, providing food and essentials to thousands of households. The support will go towards augmenting government efforts in cushioning households hard hit by the ravaging drought and who now require an urgent supply of foodstuff and water. The funds will be channeled through the Kenya Bankers Association-led…

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  • NEWSKenya is set to benefit from a US$3 billion Country Programme from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

    Afreximbank outlines $3billion Country Programme for Kenya

    Kenya is set to benefit from a US$3 billion Country Programme from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). This was announced during a meeting between Kenya’s President, His Excellency Dr. William Ruto, and Professor Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank. During the meeting held at State House Nairobi, Prof. Oramah said the Bank was…

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  • NEWS

    [Incentro-Google Webinar] Discover how financial institutions are exploiting the performance and cost benefits of Google Cloud in Africa

    When: Wednesday, 30 November 2022 Time: 10.00 – 11.00 (GMT+3) Location: Online  Financial institutions are utilising Google Cloud for security, speed, reliability and scalability. This webinar is aimed at CTOs, CIOs, IT Managers & IT admins in the financial industry that are in need of scaling up their infrastructure through application mordernization. We will discuss on how GKE, Apigee API, Anthos, and Cloud Run allow Financial Institutions to modernize…

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  • NEWSEquity appoints Samuel Kirubi as new Group Chief Operating Officer

    Equity appoints Samuel Kirubi as new Group Chief Operating Officer

    Equity Group has appointed Samuel Kirubi as the Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO). Kirubi moves from the position of Managing Director, Equity Bank Uganda to head the Group operations from the Equity’s head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Samuel holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Moi University and a BA in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University. He is…

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  • NEWS
    Beko joins forces with Water.org to provide 10,000 Kenyans with access to safe water

    Beko joins forces with Water.org to provide 10,000 Kenyans with access to safe water

    Beko, a home appliances brand in Europe, announced a new partnership with Water.org to support a community programme that will empower 10,000 Kenyans in need with access safe water and sanitation solutions. According to Water.org, 15 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources,  such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 41% of Kenyans lack basic sanitation – facilities. These…

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  • NEWSVisa installs 5,300 contactless-enabled payment terminals at FIFA World Cup Qatar

    Visa installs 5,300 contactless-enabled payment terminals at FIFA World Cup Qatar

    Payments technology company Visa has installed More than 5,300 contactless-enabled payment terminals at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.  The move, the firm which is the Official Payment Technology Partner of FIFA will enable contactless purchases throughout all official venues, including eight stadiums and the FIFA Fan Festival. Visa says it will also try new payment innovations to give fans…

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  • NEWSXiaomi Kenya Black Friday Deals 2022

    Xiaomi Kenya Black Friday Deals To Look Out For

    Xiaomi has launched its Black Friday campaign running across all Xiaomi Stores, and partner retail stores in Kenya.  The company has some enticing deals for both smartphones and accessories that customers will be able to take advantage of during the Black Friday 2022 sale. The campaign will run from 1st November to 30th November.  “We recognize Kenya’s appetite for hi-tech…

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  • LIFESTYLECoca-Cola Kenya flags off four winners to attend FIFA World Cup 2022

    Coca-Cola Kenya flags off four winners to attend FIFA World Cup 2022

    Coca-Cola Kenya has today flagged off four winners flying to Qatar to attend and experience the live matches during the FIFA World Cup 2022.  Coca-Cola has been a FIFA partner since 1974 and an official World Cup sponsor since 1978. This year’s World Cup is the first tournament since the pandemic and has excited fans from all over the world…

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  • NEWS

    [OPINION] Reimagine governance of the commons: Women & communities as restoration leaders

    Africa is one of the world’s last frontiers of biodiversity – housing roughly one fifth of the planet’s known species of mammals, birds, and plants. An abundance of life flourishes in diverse ecosystems across the continent. The Congo Basin – the world’s second largest tropical rainforest and the lungs of Africa – is found in Central Africa. It covers roughly…

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  • NEWSIBM announces five members selected for its Sustainability Accelerator programme

    IBM announces five members selected for its Sustainability Accelerator programme

    IBM has announced five global non-profits as new members of the Sustainability Accelerator programme. The programme is a global pro bono social impact program which seeks to help marginalized communities to get just and equitable access to sustainable energy resources. The IBM Sustainability Accelerator is a pro bono global environmental program that applies IBM technologies, like artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud, and an ecosystem of experts to…

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