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USIU-Africa signs MOU with the Cyber Security Institute to offer training and capacity building in cyber security

USIU-Africa and the Cyber Security Institute (CSI) have today signed a memorandum of understanding that will see both institutions offer research and innovation, training and capacity building programs in cybersecurity. In partnership, both institutions will leverage on the existing infrastructure to grow the region’s expertise in cybersecurity. USIU-Africa Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza said the partnership will see both USIU-Africa and …

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Roche Expands Global Access Programme Beyond HIV

Roche announced recently that the Global Access Program is expanding beyond HIV, to include Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for low- and middle-income country programs where the disease burden is the highest. The expansion of the Global Access Program highlights Roche’s commitment to improve access to cost-effective resources, implement scale-up programs, …

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Nestlé’s Sub Saharan Africa reorganization complete with appointment of new East Africa Head

Nestlé Kenya operations will now report into South Africa following the reorganization of Nestlé business in Sub-Saharan Africa. The former Nestlé Equatorial Region (Nestlé EAR) closed its headquarters in Nairobi and is now part of the newly created Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (Nestlé ESAR). The new, enlarged region, headquartered in Johannesburg will be led by Mr. Bruno Olierhoek, …

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Kenyan PR firm scoops five awards at African PR fete

Kenyan PR firm Engage Burson Cohn & Wolfe (Engage BCW) has scooped five awards at the prestigious 2019 SABRE Africa Awards. The local partner of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a New York based communications & public relations firm, is among local agencies that will be feted in Kigali, Rwanda, on 16th May 2019. Engage BCW bagged the winning trophy in three categories …

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Merck launches an innovative primary healthcare solution in Kenya (CURAFA)

German science and technology company Merck  has launched the first of several “Points of Care for Integrated Healthcare Services” units in Kenya. The CURAFA pilot units will improve access, availability, affordability and awareness of primary healthcare services to the communities. CURAFA points of care are platforms for integrated primary healthcare services, covering clinical and pharmaceutical services including disease awareness and education, …

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Low-cost improvements can yield big water savings, finds Nestlé Kenya

Nestlé’s factory in Nairobi has reduced by half the volume of water it draws from Nairobi City Water on a daily basis by implementing a series of cost-effective and easily replicable water conservation measures. The factory has streamlined the use of high-pressure water guns and installed time flow controlled push taps in all the social blocks to reduce the amount …

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Finserve releases Africa’s first keyboard app. An innovation that blends social and financial services into an integrated lifestyle

After taking a leap into the future with its official launch two weeks ago, Finserve has today launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app. The innovative app is the first ever to converge social, and financial services into an integrated lifestyle. In addition to providing these services, mKey rewards users the more they transact. mKey brings a differentiated user experience to …

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Samsung and Harman Kardon Collaborate to Provide Perfect Sound in New Premium Soundbar Lineup

Samsung Electronics has announced that it released two co-branded premium soundbars – the HW-N950 and HW-N850, in collaboration with Harman Kardon, the renowned consumer audio brand. Available in Kenya towards the end of the year, the HW-N950 and HW-N850 feature both Samsung and Harman Kardon’s logos to represent their new partnership. With the HW-N950 and HW-N850, consumers will feel like they …

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Equity Group Holdings Plc Launches Its Fintech Subsidiary– Finserve

The fintech has already stormed the market with two revolutionary products that offer innovative solutions to businesses and developers. Launched under the name Jenga, a Swahili word for ‘build’, they provide a versatile payment gateway and open APIs Equity Group Holdings Plc has today launched its fintech subsidiary, Finserve, signaling a future defined by disruptive innovation beyond the Group’s current …

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