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  • NEWSCentury City Conference Centre

    SA conferencing recognised by Africa for sustainability initiatives

    With an accelerated global drive towards business operating more sustainably, it was with much pride that South Africa walked away smiling at the recent World Trade Market (WTM) event, hosted in Cape Town, as one of its own was recognised out of top contenders across the African continent, for its positive impact on climate change. Cape Town’s Century City Conference…

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  • SUSTAINABILITYGlovo Africa sustainability

    Championing Sustainability: How Glovo is Leading the Charge in Environmental Protection

    In recent years, the global conversation around sustainability has intensified, with businesses recognizing their critical role in mitigating climate change and reducing environmental footprints. At Glovo Africa, we are not only part of this conversation but are actively driving tangible change through a steadfast commitment to sustainable practices, fostered by innovative initiatives and collaborations. Transforming Urban Mobility with Electric Vehicles…

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  • NEWSRadisson Blu Arboretum Italy Week

    Radisson Blu Arboretum’s Hosts Taste Of Italy Week

    Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence, Arboretum’s Fire Lake Restaurant over the weekend hosted local and international tourists for The Taste of Italy Week. The celebration featured Radisson Blu Arboretum Executive Chef, Chef Martin Gituma, Radisson Blu Juba Executive Chef, Chef Michel Merite, and Turkish Opera Tenor, Turgut Akmete amidst the current tourism boom in the country. Promising a culinary journey…

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  • NEWSPrize for Engineering Innovation award

    Kenyan woman wins KSh 8.3 million Prize for Engineering Innovation award

    Esther Kimani has been named winner of Africa’s biggest engineering prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Her early crop pest and disease detection device was selected as the winning innovation for its ability to swiftly detect and identify agricultural pests and diseases, reducing crop losses for smallholder farmers by up to 30% while increasing yields…

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  • LIFESTYLESpotify

    Spotify Celebrates Amapiano’s First Decade

    In 2023, South African dance genre Amapiano, hit over 1.4 billion streams on Spotify. The genre’s influence on the music culture in South Africa, and beyond has seen the world grip in an Amapiano frenzy from dance challenges to inspired collaborations and fusions. In Kenya, Amapiano listenership increased by 74% between 2023 and 2024. This critical influence has led to…

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  • LIFESTYLEOld Mutual opens second full-suite branch in Mombasa

    Kenyan Men Optimistic of Strengthened Personal Finances by December 2024, Old Mutual Report

    Ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, Old Mutual has released its latest Financial Services Monitor (OMFSM), which reveals that men in Kenya are optimistic about the future, with over 75% confident of strengthened finances in the next six months. The OMFSM is an annual publication that generates key insights on the financial behaviour and attitudes of Kenya’s working population. It…

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  • WOMEN SPACEWinners from the Mastercard SME Women Leaders Awards 2024

    Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards reveals 2024 winners

    Mastercard has announced the winners of the third edition of its Women SME Leaders Awards, celebrating the achievements of women-owned and led businesses across diverse sectors in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region. Launched in 2022, the Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards is the first initiative of its kind to recognize outstanding female entrepreneurs shaping the future…

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  • NEWSodibets Omoka na Euro promotion

    Odibets launches Omoka na Euro promotion

    Kenya’s leading betting company Odibets on Friday launched the Omoka na Euro promax promotion where punters have an opportunity to win smartphones and motorbikes. Customers will have the opportunity to win Ksh1,000,000 million, 20 motorcycles (nduthis) and over 40 smartphones in the promotion. To join the promotion, customers will be required to place a cash bet on at least one…

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  • NEWSKenya Airways Ranked Among Top On-Time Performing Airlines Globally

    KQ leads the Sustainable Aviation Agenda In Africa Supporting the SAF Registry by IATA

    Kenya Airways (KQ) has been recognized as the only African airline actively supporting the development of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Registry by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  This comes on the backdrop of the national carrier being awarded the Most Impactful Breakthrough award for pioneering the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on a long-haul flight from Africa…

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  • LIFESTYLESpotift June Africa Ambassador

    Zoë Modiga is Spotify EQUAL Africa’s June Ambassador

    Renowned South African singer and songwriter Zoë Modiga has been announced as EQUAL Africa’s June Ambassador. Zoë is a jazz and soul artist known for her dynamic voice, innovative compositions, and deep connection to her cultural roots. She recently released her newest album in April titled “Nomthandazo”, following the acclaimed success of her previous works “Harmonic Soul”, “Yellow: The Novel” and “Inganekwane”. Spotify’s EQUAL program supports…

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  • NEWSOld Mutual opens second full-suite branch in Mombasa

    Old Mutual Health Revamps SME Health Insurance Product

    Old Mutual Health, the health insurance arm of leading financial services provider, Old Mutual Group, has revamped its SME Health insurance product, taking into consideration the distinct needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The enhanced solution marks a significant step forward in providing comprehensive healthcare coverage with unmatched benefits to SMEs and their employees. The revamp was guided by…

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  • LIFESTYLEBetika Na Community Foundation

    Betika Na Community Foundation Launches Borehole in Makueni County

    Mituvu residents in Makueni County will now access clean water for domestic use thanks to Betika Na Community Foundation – the social investment arm of Betika, having drilled a borehole with a yield of 14 cubic meters of water aimed at improving the resident’s lifelines. Betika Na Community Foundation invested over 10 million into the sinking of the Mituvu borehole…

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  • SUSTAINABILITYKenya Carbon Data Project

    Kenya to Pilot Indonesian Carbon Data Project

    Indonesian tech company Aeroterra & Eldera Matadata Presisi has been selected to execute a pilot project that will assess the value of Kenya’s carbon credit assets. The project’s lead sponsors Banyan Investment Banking & Hedge Fund, a Connecticut-based digital bank, and Quantum Metal Group, announced that they had appointed Indonesia’s Aeroterra & Eldera Matadata Presisi as the technology partner due to its innovative technology. “We have…

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  • NEWSOppo Reno8 T 5G

    OPPO to bring Generative AI features to about 50 million users by 2024

    OPPO has unveiled its commitment to making AI phones accessible to everyone, announcing that it will be bringing Generative AI features to 50 million users by the end of this year.  Further to this, OPPO also shared a glimpse of the smarter and more convenient life set to arrive via AI phones with industry partners from Google, MediaTek, and IDC.…

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  • LIFESTYLEUnleash Your Edge Fiesta

    Smirnoff’s Unleash Your Edge Fiesta 12th Edition set to ignite the party scene in Mtwapa

    Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), through its iconic Smirnoff™ brand, is thrilled to announce the 12th edition of the Unleash Your Edge Fiesta, happening in the vibrant coastal town of Mtwapa on Saturday, 15th June 2024. This is not just another event; it’s a unique party experience that you won’t want to miss! Why Should You Be There? Imagine a day…

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  • NEWSLG Trees Karura Forest

    LG Team Plants 300 Indigenous Trees in Nairobi’s Karura Forest

    LG Electronics (LG) East Africa has today planted 300 trees in the Karura Forest Reserve as part of its World Environment Day activities. The activity, part of LG’s annual environmental protection and sustainability plans, was held under the theme ‘Optimism Your Environment’ drawing from the ongoing LG campaign ‘Optimism Your Feed’ which has the company collaborating with influencers to populate social media timelines with positive and…

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  • NEWSRedmi A3

    Redmi A3 launches in Kenya for Ksh. 11,599

    Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi A3 budget smartphone in Kenya. Launched on Thursday, the phone features a 6.71″ 90Hz display, and glass design and will be available for Ksh. 11,599. Xiaomi is describing the phone as the best gift you can give someone this April Holiday season. Redmi A3 is the company’s latest addition to the entry-level Redmi smartphone family…

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  • NEWSOPPO AI Center

    OPPO Establishes AI Center, Announces Arrival of Generative AI Features on Reno Series

    OPPO has announced the establishment of OPPO AI Center to further strengthen its AI capabilities and explore a broader range of user-centric AI products and features. Through dedicated research and development into AI and its applications, OPPO says it plans to use the new center to create products that will enable it to bring users the latest experiences at the forefront…

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  • BUSINESSKenya-Egypt Business Forum

    Crossborder Investments Key to Enhancing Intra-Africa Trade

    Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has said entry of Commercial International Bank (CIB) into Kenya’s market is a major win for Africa’s quest to enhance trade among its 54 member states. Speaking at the Kenya-Egypt Business Forum in Nairobi attended by 40 Egyptian companies among them construction, transport, water, tourism, manufacturing and healthcare, Mr Mudavadi said Kenya was at the…

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  • NEWS

    Odibets launches Mega water project in Makueni

    In the heart of Makueni County, at Kako School for Special Needs, a beacon of hope emerged as Odi Mtaani Foundation by online betting company Odibets, in collaboration with Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB), unveiled a transformative CSR initiative. Led by the General Manager of Odi Mtaani, Dedan Mungai, and graced by the esteemed presence of BCLB Chairperson, Rev…

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