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Chinese e-commerce mogul Jack Ma : Africa’s challenging situation should be a source of innovation

Chinese e-commerce mogul Jack Ma : Africa’s challenging situation should be a source of innovation

Business
To many, he embodies the idea of success. Jack Ma, a Chinese billionaire, jetted into Nairobi Wednesday evening, started a packed two-day visit that peaked with a public appearance at the University of Nairobi and a speech to Kenyan youth tips on how to build successful business empires. Throughout his many public lectures that are available online, Jack Ma has emphasized a philosophy of personal change and humility, empowerment of women in public lives, and investing more in youth. Jack Ma said that Africa's poor infrastructure, social, economic and political situation should be a source of innovation for most entrepreneurs, just as lack of e-commerce in his home country inspired him to start one of the biggest online marketplaces. "If the Government does not have a solution to...
SuperSport has acquired pay TV 2018-2024 broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

SuperSport has acquired pay TV 2018-2024 broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Uncategorized
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded exclusive broadcast rights to DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games in 2024 in a city yet to be selected, in the following territories: DStv SuperSport has acquired pay TV media rights in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa*. Econet Media has acquired free-to-air and pay TV media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa*. SABC has acquired free-to-air media rights in South Africa The announcement follows the completion of a competitive tender in the region. SuperSport will also work with the IOC to support the development of the Olympic Channel, in...
Television Plays Vital role of civic engagement than Social Media in off-grid society, M-Kopa Report

Television Plays Vital role of civic engagement than Social Media in off-grid society, M-Kopa Report

social media, Startups
Dubbed Tuned in, the M-KOPA report shows that off-grid homes are mostly driven to acquire solar television because it helps them keep up to date with news and current affairs. It looks at the role of solar television in the off-grid economy where millions of Kenyans are still off-grid and unable to access the country’s dominant visual information source – television – in their own homes. M-KOPA Solar says its research shows that for these homes, the leading lifestyle improvement is being more informed on current affairs. And its solar TV is doing just that. In Kenya, the seven and nine o’clock news are major moments in the day. Other forms of entertainment is turned off, conversations are adjourned and the news takes over. The question is whether this can continue as content evolves and
M-PESA to experience interruptions as Safaricom upgrades

M-PESA to experience interruptions as Safaricom upgrades

Mobile, Technology
Safaricom, a telco giant in kenya has announced interruptions of its mobile money platform to pave way for an upgrading programme. This marks the third major upgrade since M-PESA’s launch 10 years ago, and the first such upgrade since the platform was moved from Germany to Kenya in 2015. According to a press release released by Safaricom, all M-PESA services will be unavailable for a period of two hours on 30th June 2017, from 1.00 A.M. to 3.00 AM. International Money Transfer (IMT), KCB M-PESA, M-Shwari and M-Kesho services will be unavailable on 5th July 2017 for a period of two hours, from 1.00 A.M. to 3.00 AM. In mid-July, Safaricom will conduct the changeover to the new platform, resulting in a 12 hour outage. A number of M-PESA services will also be sequentially withdrawn in the le
LG Electronics  Kenya Launches an Online Shopping Platform

LG Electronics Kenya Launches an Online Shopping Platform

Business, Internet
The e-Commerce sector in Kenya is developing at a high rate to keep pace with the ever changing technology. On this note, LG Electronics is now tapping into the online space with the launch of an independent e-commerce channel in an effort to increasing the company’s footprint in the country. According to LG, opening the online platform the company is increasing its products’ availability beyond the physical stores. "We are thrilled to launch online shopping in Kenya,” says Janghoon Chung, Managing Director East and Central Africa. “This significant milestone fully rounds out LG’s multichannel offering. Along with seven retail stores and products available in major supermarkets, our customers in Kenya will now have twenty-four-hour access to the best of our innovative, genuine and qualit