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  • NEWSInternational Baccalaureate to conduct a review of its programmes for students in Kenya

    International Baccalaureate to conduct a review of its programmes for students in Kenya

    The International Baccalaureate (IB), a global leader in international education, is set to revolutionize the learning landscape in Kenya by conducting a comprehensive, multi-year, community-driven and collaborative review of its programmes targeted at students aged 16 and over (16+ review). This groundbreaking initiative aims to provide a transformative education that empowers the organisation’s diverse community to contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable world while preparing young…

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  • NEWSIndiGo Airlines begins direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi

    India’s IndiGo Airlines begins direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi

    IndiGo Airlines, India’s preferred carrier, has announced Nairobi as the 28th international in the 6E network. The airline opened bookings for daily non-stop flights between Mumbai, India’s and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city starting August 5, 2023. This new route marks IndiGo’s entry into the African subcontinent and brings numerous benefits to both business and leisure travellers. It represents a significant…

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  • NEWSOdibets app goes live on Google Play Store

    Odibets Unveils Innovative Mobile App, Revolutionizing Sports Betting in Kenya

    Odibets, a leading sports betting company in Kenya, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated android mobile app, providing an immersive and convenient betting experience for sports enthusiasts across the country. The Odibets mobile app represents a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to innovation and enhancing customer satisfaction. With the new mobile app, Odibets users can…

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  • NEWSKCB Group Completes Acquisition of DRC-based Trust Merchant Bank

    KCB signs African Cross-Border Payment deal to support customers

    KCB Group has signed an Africa-wide deal to facilitate settlements of cross-border transactions on the continent. The agreement signed early this week with the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) in Accra, Ghana on the sidelines of the Afrexim Bank Annual Meeting, makes KCB the first Bank in East Africa to onboard the financial market infrastructure that provides a secure…

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  • LIFESTYLEOdibets Launches New Live Stream and Analysis Feature

    Odibets Loyalty Bonus: Odibets to Award Customers For Losing Bets

    Kenya’s leading Odibets has launched an all-new promo dubbed ‘The Odibets Loyalty bonus’ that is set to see betting fanatics get paid for the number of bets they lose on the Odibets betting platform. Each bet you place within 7 days gets the punter closer to their free bonus. Once you claim your bonus your level moves up and your…

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  • NEWSAGRA Unveils Strategy to Boost Food Security in Kenya

    AGRA Unveils Strategy to Boost Food Security and Smallholder Farmer Resilience in Kenya

    AGRA has launched its Kenya Strategy to support the country’s efforts to enhance food security and build the resilience of smallholder farmers by strengthening market systems. The 5-year strategy aligns with Kenya’s Vision 2030 blueprint for long-term development, which aims to transform the country into a newly industrializing, middle-income nation.  The strategy builds on the achievements and lessons from Agra…

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  • NEWSEquity PayPal Withdrawals

    PayPal Withdrawals made quick and easy with Equity

    Last year, Equity launched a ground-breaking solution to expedite PayPal withdrawals to help customers transfer funds easily from PayPal to their accounts.   The service reduced the time it takes to have PayPal settlements reflected in your bank account to only 1 working day. In this article, we’ll walk you through the details of Equity’s PayPal Withdrawal Service, which ensures seamless…

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  • SUSTAINABILITYPwani Oil to Power Plants and Machinery with 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

    Pwani Oil to Power Plants and Machinery with 50% Renewable Energy by 2030

    Edible oils manufacturer Pwani Oil has announced plans to transition all its Plants & Machinery to rely on 50% renewable energy sources by 2030. This is even as it aims at upgrading its existing power plant to generate more power internally by the end of this year. The move highlights the company’s unwavering dedication to energy efficiency and aligns with its…

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  • NEWS

    Chester Wisniewski: The internal threat – the hidden face of corporate threats

    Businesses today face many threats; but if those coming from outside are their main source of concern with a priority focus on ransomware, they too often forget to consider internal threats which can be just as devastating. In fact, they take less time to assess the adaptability of their internal security measures in case a cyberattackers manages to break through…

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  • NEWSM-PESA Foundation,Zuri Health partnership.png

    M-PESA Foundation, Zuri Health Partner to offer free SMS and WhatsApp medical consultation service

    M-PESA Foundation, and health-tech startup Zuri Health have announced a partnership to offer free SMS and WhatsApp medical consultation services to patients. The program will run for six months and is expected to benefit over 160,000 patients across the country. The free service will be made accessible to patients who attend the M-PESA Foundation-funded free medical camps scheduled to take…

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  • NEWSYouth involvement in agriculture is key to accelerating climate action in Africa

    Dickson Naftali: Youth involvement in agriculture is key to accelerating climate action in Africa

    Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate shocks. The continent’s overdependence on rain-fed agriculture and pastoralism exposes it to the vagaries of climate change. As a result, hunger affects 282 million Africans, a number that will grow to 350 million by 2050. Many of these victims are young people who are increasingly jobless on account of the failing farms and other enterprises across the agricultural value chain. This large youth population is constantly…

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  • NEWS748 Air Services

    748 Air Services steps up race to become a carbon neutral airline

    Renowned airline, 748 Air Services has affirmed its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality as it embarks on tree planting to compensate for its carbon emissions. 748 Air Services Managing Director, Moses Mwangi said the airline will boldly and aggressively seek proactive ways of playing in the front row of addressing climate change in the country. “We recognised in aviation we…

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  • NEWSEcoFlow at Solar Africa Exhibition 2023

    EcoFlow to showcase innovative eco-friendly power solutions at Solar Africa Exhibition in Nairobi

    EcoFlow, a leading eco-friendly energy solutions company has revealed that will be participating in the 8th  Solar Africa Exhibition 2023 in Nairobi. The exhibition will showcase the latest developments in portable solar power solutions, and EcoFlow’s innovative products and power solutions. Since its inception in 2017, EcoFlow has been committed to powering a new world and making a positive impact…

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  • NEWS

    Accelerate infrastructure development to promote intra-continental trade, says PMI

    The annual commemoration of Africa Day marks the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) founding in 1963. Now called the African Union, 2023 is the diamond jubilee year of the OAU, the continental body representing 55 member states that make up the African Continent. While the anniversary is being celebrated under the slogan, “Our Africa Our Future,” at the heart of…

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    M-TIBA launches ‘Tunza Mama’, program to assist mothers access pregnancy care

    Maternal care in East Africa remains weak compared to global standards. Out-of-pocket health payments are a major barrier to accessing healthcare, especially for those with lower incomes. Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital in partnership with digital platform M-TIBA and health organization PharmAccess has therefore launched ‘Tunza Mama’: a discounted service that empowers women to access care throughout their pregnancy journey.  Tunza…

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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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  • NEWSEpson is ending global sales of laser printers in favour of inkjet printing

    Epson is ending global sales of laser printers in favour of inkjet printing

    Epson has announced that it’s ending sales of laser printers citing the technology’s limited ability to make meaningful sustainability advances. The technology company announced on Thursday that Epson it’s now committed fully to inkjet printing, launching a new range of 40-60ppm business models to close the range gap and deliver a total suite of sustainable Heat-Free business inkjet MFPs Explaining…

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  • NEWSOdibets Launches New Live Stream and Analysis Feature

    Is this the Easiest Jackpot to Win in Kenya?

    Rarely is a jackpot won more than once, however, this has not been the case with the Odibets Laki Tatu daily jackpot. The jackpot, which punters have lauded, has been won almost daily with some punters even winning more than twice. Recently, David Mutahi, a bio-scientist by profession, won the Laki Tatu daily jackpot after correctly predicting the outcome of…

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  • NEWSHow You can Become an Instant Millionaire on Odibets this EPL season

    How You can Become an Instant Millionaire on Odibets this EPL season

    What would you do if you were given one million right now? You would probably buy that car you have always wanted or that house you have always dreamed of, or better invested in a business opportunity that will give you good returns. Now here is your chance to be an instant millionaire, and It’s as easy as ABC. One…

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