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  • NEWSSpotify

    Hip hop at 50: Insights from Spotify’s Top Streamed Artists in Kenya

    As Hip hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, the genre’s journey in Kenya stands out as a testament to its global influence. Drake, Burna Boy, 21 Savage,and Metro Boomin  are the top streamed artists of the genre in Kenya, according to Spotify data, with Kenya’s own Wakadinali occupying the fifth spot. The Hip hop music scene in Kenya is vibrant and…

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  • BUSINESSOld Mutual opens second full-suite branch in Mombasa

    Old Mutual opens second full-suite branch in Mombasa

    Old Mutual Kenya (OMK) has opened a second full-suite branch in the coastal city of Mombasa, as part of a business strategy hinged on providing integrated solutions addressing customers’ financial needs at different points in their lives. The new office in Mombasa will offer clients a wide array of insurance, savings and investment solutions under one roof, as the company…

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  • HEALTHCAREIs AI the answer to Africa's healthcare sector woes?

    Is AI the answer to Africa’s healthcare sector woes?

    The African healthcare industry faces an immediate challenge: a dire shortage of skilled professionals, leading to alarmingly low doctor and nurse-to-population ratios in many countries. Training medical professionals, especially specialists like pathologists or oncologists, is a multi-year long process. Moreover, foundational education at the primary and secondary levels is crucial to supply tertiary institutions with a stream of candidates equipped…

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  • NEWSGovernments Advocate for Public-Private Collaborations to Boost Business Growth

    Governments Advocate for Public-Private Collaborations to Boost Business Growth

    National and County governments from the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) have urged businesses nationwide to embrace Public-Private sector collaborations for increased profitability, customer acquisition, and market access. The call comes amidst the country’s economic recovery from global shocks, severe drought, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing delegates during the inaugural Business Ecosystem Summit in Kisumu, Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Economic Planning, Prof. Njuguna Ndungu, emphasized…

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  • BUSINESSKingdom Bank partners with Sinapis to offer training to local SMEs

    Kingdom Bank partners with Sinapis to offer training to local SMEs

    Kingdom Bank through the KB Growth Hub hosted at least 40 local entrepreneurs for a training and business consulting clinic in partnership with Sinapis. A social enterprise that empowers MSMEs through coaching and training.  The full-day consulting services session saw MSME owners and directors engage with experts to assess their business needs and understand their pain points from the sales…

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  • NEWSRugby World Cup 2023 South Africa

    Pineapple becomes broadcast sponsor for Rugby World Cup 2023 in South Africa

    Uniting all South Africans, Pineapple, South Africa’s leading digital car insurance provider, has pledged its support to ensure that the Rugby World Cup 2023 becomes accessible to all South Africans through its partnership with SABC. In a momentous turn of events, Pineapple, underwritten by Old Mutual Insure Limited, has timeously stepped up as a broadcast sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2023…

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  • NEWSCleanshelf Supermarkets Opens New Branch in Nairobi South B

    Cleanshelf Supermarkets Opens New Branch in Nairobi South B

    Cleanshelf Supermarkets Limited has opened its 15th branch in Nairobi South B. This new addition to the Cleanshelf family, the company says is a testament to the company’s commitment to serving local communities and providing top-notch shopping experiences and quality products to its valued customers. From its inception in 2002, Cleanshelf Supermarkets Ltd has been dedicated to offering a diverse…

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  • NEWSSpotify

    Music consumption in the digital era

    Music is a universal language that unites people, and everyone should be able to enjoy it at their fingertips without the hindrance of data or subscription costs.  For those months when money is a little tight but you still want to be able to enjoy tracks from your favorite artists legally, Spotify’s Free Tier offers the same quality listening experience…

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  • NEWS

    Dr. Henry Ddungu: The unexpected toll of traffic accidents

    High rates of road accidents are a devastatingly common issue across Africa which records the highest number of road traffic incidents in the world, every year. In Kenya last year, at least 21,760 people were involved in road accidents last year, and 4,690 died, according to figures from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).  While these statistics are concerning,…

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  • NEWSAfrica Climate Summit

    Charity Migwi: Advancing Africa’s Renewable Future – A Call for Genuine Climate Leadership at the Africa Climate Summit

    Billed as Africa’s premier climate summit, the Africa Climate Summit, scheduled for September 4-8, has already sparked intense debate and anticipation among climate activists across the continent. At the heart of this discussion is a critical question: Will this summit truly prioritize the needs and aspirations of Africa, or will it succumb to the pressures of external interests? Climate activists…

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  • Sports & EntertainmentRubis and Castrol launch ‘Twende London na Castrol’ campaign

    Rubis and Castrol launch ‘Twende London na Castrol’ campaign

    RUBiS Energy Kenya and Castrol have launched a national consumer promotion dubbed ‘Twende London na Castrol’. The campaign was launched by RUBiS Energy Kenya together with the Premier League’s Official Partner Castrol at an exclusive event in Kenya. The event gave fans an exclusive opportunity to witness the cherished Premier League trophy. Lucky participants in the promotion have the chance to clinch the ultimate…

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  • BUSINESSAfrica-Singapore economic relations expand with bilateral trade growth at 15% per annum

    Africa-Singapore economic relations expand with bilateral trade growth at 15% per annum

    Economic relations between Singapore and Africa continue to expand, as bilateral trade in goods grew by around 15% per annum between 2019 to 2022, reaching US$14.5 billion in 2022. Singapore companies’ investments in the African continent cumulatively reached US$23.7 billion as at 2021. As testament to the robust interest to participate in Africa’s growth opportunities, five agreements were inked at…

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  • NEWSFaulu Bank in Ksh1 Billion boost to small ventures in Rift counties

    Faulu Bank Empowers SMEs Through Innovative Customer Engagement Forums

    Faulu Microfinance Bank has kicked off the rollout of its revamped solutions to customers and SMEs across the country ensuring that they fully understand and can harness the benefits of their new offerings. The move is in line with the bank’s new commitment to foster the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) even as it positions itself as a leading Traders…

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  • NEWSSafaricom Chapa Dimba Western Finals

    Eight teams to face off at the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Western Region finals

    Eight teams (four boys and four girls’ teams) are expected to battle it out in the Western regional finals scheduled for Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th, at the historical Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. In the Saturday’s semi-finals, football fans will be treated to a thrilling tournament between Chakol Queens from Busia County and Brenda Girls from Bungoma County in an opening match…

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  • NEWSLG SolarDOM Oven

    Cooking Made Effortless: A Look into the Innovative LG SolarDOM Oven

    In the world of modern culinary convenience, innovation has paved the way for appliances that not only streamline cooking processes but also enhance the overall cooking experience. One such breakthrough is the LG SolarDOM Oven, a stunning kitchen companion that marries cutting-edge technology with a practical design, promising culinary delights like never before. This article takes a closer look at the…

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  • NEWSSpotify

    Sparks fly as Amapiano meets Bongo

    There’s a new rhythm shaking up the airwaves that is as electrifying as a lightning storm on the dancefloor! The infectious beats of Amapiano, the South African sensation that’s been moving hips worldwide, have swirled their way into the heart of Bongo music, creating a fusion that’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before. In the world of music, unexpected collaborations…

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  • NEWSWorld Photography Day 2023: Top Photography Tips and Tricks for Smartphone users

    World Photography Day 2023: Top Photography Tips and Tricks for Smartphone users

    Smartphones have become the go-to device for photography today. Around the world, people are capturing an incredible number of pictures; as per Photutorial data1, 1.2 trillion pictures were taken worldwide in 2021. The number is expected to reach 1.72 trillion in 2022 and over 2 trillion by 2025. Interestingly, 92.5% of photos are taken with smartphones1. After all, smartphones bring out the best photographers in…

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  • NEWSVihiga farmer wins Sh1 million Omoka na EPL grand prize

    Vihiga farmer wins Sh1 million Omoka na EPL grand prize

    A Farmer from Vihiga county has become the second winner of the Omoka na EPL grand prize by Odibets. The man, identified as Samson Ojuang, was caught by surprise when comedian Awinja and Radio Presenter Fred Arocho visited his home to deliver the Odibets cheque. “This has caught me by surprise, winning Sh1 million has never crossed my mind, I…

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  • NEWSFaulu Bank and GIZ Partner to Unlock Green Financing to Kenyan Farmers

    Faulu Bank and GIZ Partner to Unlock Green Financing to 400 Kenyan Farmers

    Smallholder Farmers in the dairy and horticulture value chains in Kenya can now access green financing from Faulu Microfinance Bank. This follows the signing of a partnership between the bank and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of the Sustainable Energy for Smallholder Farmers project being implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The Bank aims at disbursing KES120…

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  • NEWSThe fusion of sport and music and the opportunities for economic benefits in Africa

    Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy: The fusion of sport and music and the opportunities for economic benefits in Africa

    There aren’t many things in this world that hold as important a place in so many people’s hearts – that captivates, inspires, and brings people together in community and celebration – like both sports and music does. More than just a sound, music connects us to one another, to our culture, our heritage and tells our stories. It allows us…

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