Absa Bank Kenya earns Global Recognition for its energy and water efficiency investments

Absa Bank Kenya has received the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) global Certification for integrating green building technologies in accordance with global standards. The bank, the first in Kenya to receive the award, has … Continue reading Absa Bank Kenya earns Global Recognition for its energy and water efficiency investments

Inviting application developers to shape Android 13 on their Nokia X20

 HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, are delighted to announce that the AndroidTM13 developer preview programme is live on the Nokia X20, enabling application developers to sample the next chapter in Android TM innovation. The AndroidTM13 developer preview programme empowers developers to … Continue reading Inviting application developers to shape Android 13 on their Nokia X20

Applications open for the second cohort of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund for Africa

Google has today announced that applications for the second cohort of the Google for Startup Black Founders Fund for Africa are now open. Following the success of the first cohort last year, Google will increase its commitment with an additional Sh116.3 Million($1M) in funding, and support for 10 more founders this year. This will result in a commitment of Sh465 million($4M) to 60 eligible black-founded startups across Africa. The Black Founders Fund Africa is open to startups that meet the eligibility criteria in Kenya, Botswana, Cameroun, Côte D’ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and  Zimbabwe. While … Continue reading Applications open for the second cohort of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund for Africa

Google Plus Codes: Providing Addresses Across Africa

Google has today announced completion of assigning Plus Codes (digital physical addresses) to businesses and social amenities across Kisumu City, Mbale, Maseno, Majengo and Chavakali. The Plus Code addresses are now usable on Google Maps, both online and offline enabling provision of digital and non-digital services to traditionally underserved communities that lack proper locational addresses. The announcement follows the signing of a collaboration agreement between Google Plus Codes  with Kisumu and Vihiga county governments to carry out pilots of 20,000 addresses per county to showcase Plus Codes live to the delegations set to attend the 9th Africities edition taking place … Continue reading Google Plus Codes: Providing Addresses Across Africa

Second phase of the Ajuma Foundation Book Donation Drive kicks off as 37,000 students stand to benefit

Over 37,000 students in 60 primary schools across 18 counties from hard-to-reach communities across Kenya will benefit from the Ajuma Exercise Book Initiative. The project, run by the 36-year-old Kenyan supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana in partnership with money transfer fintech Chipper … Continue reading Second phase of the Ajuma Foundation Book Donation Drive kicks off as 37,000 students stand to benefit

Emirates concludes a busy ATM with Premium Economy focus, and partnerships to drive travel recovery

Emirates concluded the 2022 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), welcoming more than 15,000 visitors to its stand to experience the airline’s products and services. With an air of optimism, the airline also wrapped up a packed schedule of … Continue reading Emirates concludes a busy ATM with Premium Economy focus, and partnerships to drive travel recovery

Absa Bank Kenya, Kenya Medical Association partners to roll out new proposition for medical practitioners

Absa Bank Kenya has today introduced a new doctor’s customer value proposition that will benefit 10,000 medical practitioners affiliated with Kenya Medical Association (KMA). Under this partnership, medical practitioners will receive Absa prepaid multi-currency smartcards that double as both membership … Continue reading Absa Bank Kenya, Kenya Medical Association partners to roll out new proposition for medical practitioners