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Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya

By admin | OnSaturday, September 29th, 2012 - No Comments »

Reaffirming its commitment to the filmmaking industry, Canon Middle East, recently announced its support for young, aspiring filmmakers in Africa by backing the ‘Youth Film Makers’ organisation, an NGO registered in Kenya. In its initial phase, Canon Middle East will lend its support to the project by donating five Canon HF R306 camcorders to the organisers which will be used for film making workshops at the respective high school clubs. In the long term, the project aims to serve as. 

AITEC Africa celebrates 25 years

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Come 23 October 2012, on the eve of the upcoming AITEC East Africa ICT Summit scheduled for the 24-25 October at Oshwal centre, Kenya, leaders from the East Africa information and communication technology sector will gather for a celebration dinner and toast to 25 years of AITEC Africa’s impact on the region’s ICT industry. Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication permanent secretary, will lead corporate and government officials in celebrating the company. 

Zambian online media under attack from the Goverment

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Zambia’s First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba, has added her voice to those slamming local online media. The Zambian Watchdog and the country’s other online media have recently come under heavy attack from President Michael Sata and other ministers, who have ordered government agencies to establish means of closing them. This time however, the attack came from an unlikely source, Sata’s wife Kaseba, who has Zambians not to read the Zambian Watchdog, because she says it is not a serious publication. Zambia’s. 

Everlytic launches Marketing platform in Kenya.

By admin | OnFriday, September 28th, 2012 - No Comments »

Johannesburg-based Email & SMS Marketing software provider, Everlytic, has launched in Kenya, the heartland of Africa’s technology innovation. As part of its expansion into emerging markets, the company recently unveiled its Kenyan website www.everlytic.co.ke Everlytic is set to establish itself as the ultimate platform for sharing content via email and social media in Kenya. A product of Prefix Technologies, Everlytic boasts messaging platforms incorporating – Email marketing, Social. 

Climate Innovation Center Opens in Nairobi to Unleash Kenya’s Green Business Potential

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A new business hub for African climate technology entrepreneurs was launched in Nairobi to boost locally sourced green technologies in the Africa region. The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC), a cutting-edge facility, will offer financing and other services to a growing network of climate innovators and entrepreneurs. The first of its kind in the world, it is expected to support up to 70 sustainable climate technology ventures in the first five years, and is set out to generate 4,600 direct. 

40 startups to launch at DEMO Africa 2012 in Nairobi

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The first ever DEMO Africa Conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya next month After more than four months of work, the DEMO team has released the shortlist of 40 demonstrators to launch at the first ever DEMO Africa Conference taking place in Nairobi, Kenya next month. The 40 finalists have gone through three rigorous vetting processes with a final adjudication by a pan-African panel of judges including entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and academics. “This has been a very enriching. 

Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications

By admin | OnFriday, September 28th, 2012 - No Comments »

Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called ‘Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy’ which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels. Applicants are invited to apply for the business accelerator programme in Africa, dedicated to providing intensive continuous hands-on support to help early stage mobile. 

Chinese firms to develop Kenya’s largest solar power plant

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JinkoSolar Holding Co. (JKS), a Chinese solar panel maker, will help China Jiangxi Corp. for International Economic & Technical Cooperation, or CJIC, develop a 50-megawatt solar park in Kenya. The manufacturer agreed to provide solar panels and technical support for the photovoltaic plant at Garissa in the northwest of the country, according to a statement today. The grid-connected project will generate about 76,474 megawatt hours each year, helping reduce coal consumption, it said. Upon. 

Software slows Kenyan company reporting

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Kenya companies are lagging behind in their investment into systems intended to improve consolidation and financial reporting processes. An online survey which was carried out among 82 companies by Oracle Corporation shows that 51.2% of these companies miss reporting deadlines due to over-reliance on spreadsheets. “The report suggests that a lack of investment in consolidation software in particular and financial software in general results into ineffectual financial reporting and missed key deadlines,”. 

Kenyan Troops Storm Somali Militant Stronghold

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A Kenyan army soldier wears a helmet on which is written in Kiswahili “Tea in Kismayo”, referring to a key strategic Somali town then under the control of al-Shabab, checks his ammunition belt near the town of Dhobley, in Somalia. Kenya’s Defense Force says its troops took control of parts of the Somali port city of Kismayo Friday in a pre-dawn attack from the land, air and sea.  The long-awaited operation is targeting the last major stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked militant group. 

Bungee jumping in Kenya is gaining popularity

By admin | OnThursday, September 27th, 2012 - No Comments »

Bungee jumping in Sagana, along River Tana, is gaining popularity The screams and grunts from men and women as they plummet towards the brown river, be it out of fear or excitement, can be heard for miles. The sound echoes across the environs of the Savage Wilderness Camp along the banks of Tana River. Mugambi Mutegi was no exception to the effect of bungee jumping. Trying to live out his bucket list, he went up the 177 steps to get to the 60 metre jump over Tana River. “Halfway up the steps,. 

DDD eKitabu eBook Project Goes Live with Kwani eBookstore

By admin | OnThursday, September 27th, 2012 - No Comments »

A group of students at Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya who are taking digitisation of courses We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Kwani eBook Store online at www.ekitabu.com and through the eKitabu mobile app.  The name, eKitabu, means eBook in Swahili. According to Kwani Trust, a leading African literary publisher based in Kenya, “the Kwani eBook platform, developed in partnership with Digital Divide Data, is the first step to develop structures and networks to disseminate our content. 

Major US Banks hit with biggest cyberattacks in history

By admin | OnThursday, September 27th, 2012 - No Comments »

There’s a good chance your bank’s website was attacked over the past week. Since Sept. 19, the websites of Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500), U.S. Bank (USB, Fortune 500) and PNC Bank have all suffered day-long slowdowns and been sporadically unreachable for many customers. The attackers, who took aim at Bank of America first, went after their targets in sequence. Thursday’s victim, PNC’s website, was inaccessible. 

AccessKenya launches new video call tool

By admin | OnThursday, September 27th, 2012 - No Comments »

AccessKenya Group has deployed the first High Definition Telepresence solution. Telepresence is technology that allows feeling of real presence in virtual meetings enabling people in different offices around the world to meet virtually via video call and transact business irrespective of distance. Speaking during the official launch, AccessKenya Managing Director Kris Senanu said the company is committed to deploying high value technologies with the aim of improving the business environment and.