Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

In an escalating series of happenings that are set to dent the struggling Uber reputation further, the  Uber’s President Jeff Jones has stepped down adding to a growing list of key executives the ride-hailing company has lost in recent weeks. Quick Read: Lyft expands to 54 more US cities as Uber dents reputation Jeff was hired as president just six months ago and the chain of executive departures doesn’t help the organization as the ride-hailing…

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Uber Increases Minimum Fares to 300Ksh after Driver Uproar in Kenya

Uber Increases Minimum Fares to 300Ksh after Driver Uproar in Kenya

The taxi hailing service Uber has increased its minimum fares to 300 Ksh. (3USD) from 200 Ksh after a recent strike by its drivers citing low income. According to a statement sent to us by Uber communications in Kenya, Uber is raising prices in Kenya because they believe driver-partners will earn more as a result of these changes and that riders will continue to enjoy access to a safe, affordable and reliable service. Quick Read:…

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Nokia 3310 Comeback, Will 90’s Nostalgia Boost Phone Sales

Nokia 3310 Comeback, Will 90’s Nostalgia Boost Phone Sales

You guessed it right, the famous 1990’s Nokia 3310 otherwise known as the stupid phone is getting a re-launch. The phone that will be 17 years old in 2017 will be unveiled later today by HMD Global (the Finish company that owns the Nokia brand) at the Mobile World Congress conference before the end of the month. Quick Read: Nokia is back, Stronger and Better, Smartphones, Tablets to run on Android The phone measured 113…

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Kenya is over-banked says Cytonn Q3 report

Kenya is over-banked says Cytonn Q3 report

Cytonn Investments an investments and real estate company based in Nairobi – Kenya and DC Metro area – U.S.  has released  this quarter 3 report on 5th December 2016. The Cytonn Q3’2016 Banking Sector Report is themed, “Transition continues, to a more stable sector, in an era of increased regulation” Quick read: KCB Group, Safaricom Top the Cytonn Corporate Governance Index Key highlights from the insightful report; Kenya’s over-banked environment has already begun leading to…

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Nigerian top blogger takes on Facebook with own social network that pays users

Nigerian top blogger takes on Facebook with own social network that pays users

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and with it one of the top bloggers, Linda Ikeji who remains of the continents known famous news and gossip tabloid writers. Extra Read: Young African Student declines work at Microsoft and Google to build BAE dating app for black singles Ikeji’s popular Nigerian blog which boasts of approximately 7 million page hits daily is now 10 years old, when she was modeling, and came across a blog post…

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Jean Wandimi: The Kenyan Wine Connoisseur with an Exotic Taste

Jean Wandimi: The Kenyan Wine Connoisseur with an Exotic Taste

If you follow business news you will notice that African products and specifically wine is getting international attention. Just last week AdVini, a French corporation with more than a dozen wineries, purchased a majority share of 51 percent in the Stellenbosch wine brand Ken Forrester. And to get more insight on what drives the beverage industry we talked to a fast rising Wine Connoisseur, columnist and tourist Jean Wandimi who is a writer for Drum…

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BMW 7 Series incorporates Ndebele art by South African artist, Esther Mahlangu

BMW 7 Series incorporates Ndebele art by South African artist, Esther Mahlangu

Yesterday BMW unveiled another unique Individual 7 Series which was built with the help of South African artist, Esther Mahlangu. The South Africa’s artist may sounds familiar, Esther Mahlangu is for the second time, joined forces with BMW and refined a BMW 7 Series, in collaboration with the BMW Individual Manufaktur. Quick Read: Mobile Game App created for the Bungoma Man who hanged on Helicopter 25 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist, was…

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Kenya’s Kipchoge Keino to receive first ever Olympic Laurel Distinction in Rio

Kenya’s Kipchoge Keino to receive first ever Olympic Laurel Distinction in Rio

Kenya’s famous Two-time Olympic champion (1968-1972) in athletics in middle- and long-distance running, Kipchoge Keino or simply Kip Keino will break history as the first ever athlete in the world to receive the prestigious the Olympic Laurel at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Olympic Laurel Distinction was created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honour an outstanding individual for their achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport. Keino will receive his trophy…

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SportPesa signs a 3 year Sponsorship deal with UK’s Hull City

SportPesa signs a 3 year Sponsorship deal with UK’s Hull City

In a new historic deal that will see an African company sponsor a European Sports team Hull City Tigers in London. The  three-year deal will see by Sportpesa a Kenyan online gambling company have their name and company logo emblazoned on Hull City’s home, away and third shirts for the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. Hull City have called the new sponsorship deal the most lucrative in the Club’s proud 112-year history. As part of…

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Kenya Hosts 7000 Delegates for 14th UN Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD14

Kenya Hosts 7000 Delegates for 14th UN Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD14

Kenya hosts for the second time the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 17th to 24th of July 2016. The first time Kenya hosted the global meeting was at the fourth UNCTAD in 1976. UNCTAD, was established in 1964, and boasts of 194 member states. The six-day event will be host over 7,000 delegates, including government officials, 2,000 business and civil society representatives from around the globe. Quick Read: Photos: CS Najib…

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