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Kenyan scientist Dr. Andrew Mude wins the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research

31 Aug 2016 » Potent Ash

In most parts of the Horn of Africa, drought, crop and livestock disease threaten food production; and the fact that livestock provides an essential source of protein and is an irreplaceable income to almost 1 billion poor people, more needs to be done to protect this precious resource. Unlike other resources and commodities that are primarily insured, livestock is not. It has been identified that it is impractical and quite costly to provide insurance for pastoralists and herders especially...

How Much Money Nicole Skyes Makes On YouTube

31 Aug 2016 » Naibuzz

Nicole Skyes is an internet celebrity who has made a significant portion of her net worth from her YouTube channel that mostly has beauty related videos. Her videos consists of make up topics, Do It Yourself videos, beauty hacks etc. Nicole also has a vlogging channel where you get to see what goes on in their daily life. How Much Money Does Nicole Skyes Earn On YouTube? Nicole Skyes has over 1.6 million subscribers on her channel and has amassed over 110 million views since it was started....

Rwanda’s ‘Conversation on Conversation’ ends with flurry of resolutions

31 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

RWANDA’S 2016 EDITION OF ‘CONVERSATION ON CONSERVATION‘ ANOTHER SUCCESS (Posted 31st August 2016) The just ended 2016 edition of Rwanda’s unique ‘Conversation on Conservation‘ has come up with a series of recommendations and resolutions, which are worth sharing with my readers. All the relevant details are shown below: RESOLUTIONS: Conversation on Conservation 2016 Theme: “United in driving economic growth through conservation’ Sustainable Development Goals 1. Establish a cross-sectoral team...

Mahmood Mamdani on South Sudan

31 Aug 2016 » Ken Opalo

Filed under: africa Tagged: bor, dinka, John demabior Garang, Jonglei, Juba, mahmood mamdani, nubia, nuer, riek machar, salva kiir, south sudan, Unity Upper Nile, Wau

President Kenyatta hosts historic tourism summit at State House Mombasa

31 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

KENYA COAST TOURISM INDUSTRY PREPARES TO TELL IT ALL AT MEETING WITH PRESIDENT KENYATTA (Posted 31st August 2016) Some 150 tourism stakeholders from the entire Kenya coast but also from Nairobi and further upcountry will be meeting later today with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House in Mombasa to discuss added urgent measures to more fully revive the sector. While arrivals in Nairobi have been boosted by a number of high profile international conferences and events, benefitting not just...

Benin follows Rwanda’s example and introduces Visa on arrival

30 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

RWANDA’S KAGAME CREDITED FOR VISA INITIATIVE (Posted 30th August 2016) When Rwanda on the 01st of January 2013 launched a Visa on Arrival policy for citizens of African Union member states were critics swift in both denouncing the change and dooming the initiative, mostly of course bureaucrats who benefit from holding the reigns of power when it comes to granting, or rejecting Visa applications. Africa is known to make it difficult for Africans to travel across the continent and countries...

Lillian Gaitho’s mid week thoughts

30 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

The Perfect OTA: Six Factors to Look Out for in a Travel Agent Online booking sites are becoming the norm rather than the exception. With the internet of things spiraling to every last aspect of living; getting your vacation stay has become a one step find on the right click. Companies such as Expedia, Jumia Travel, TripAdvisor and a myriad others, big, medium or emerging are becoming the go-to for any savvy traveler. However, like any other invention, OTAs come with their special challenges....

News from further down south … the Livingstone bi-Weekly’s latest edition

30 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

Thanks for Gill Staden here come the latest news from Zambia, Zimbabwe and beyond today with a link to a YouTube clip about the Liuwa Plains Norman Carr Safaris, Liuwa Plain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KugGLx_JlYs And, the newsletter: https://thelivingstoneweekly.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/tlbw31aug16-compressed.pdf Inside: Council Sign at the border PACRA and ZRA The road to Siansowa Power cuts again Donkey in the road Anthrax Conservation South Luangwa – snared elephant Kasanka snake...

Snapchat Has Made It Easier To Create Your Own Custom Geofilter

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

One of Snapchat’s coolest features is geofilters which are special overlays that appear on the app when you turn on your location on your smartphone and are specific to a location. Snapchat has its own general geofilters but the company had made provisions earlier to make custom ones way back in February, but it required some knowledge in graphic design to come up with the filters. The company has decided to make the process easy which is great since this is a revenue stream for the company....

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Nigeria

30 Aug 2016 » Moses Kemibaro

Press Release Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better...

2016 Marks the End of the Google Nexus Device as We Know it – Report

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been treated to endless leaks and rumours of two smartphones believed to be what Google was readying for unveiling later this year. To many, this meant only one thing: they would be this year’s Nexus smartphones. It’s not hard to see why that it was easy to make that assumption. Since 2009, we’ve been treated to at least a new Nexus device every year. After the “Android Silver” rumours turned out to be ahead of their time back in 2014, we had resigned to...

TIWA SALVAGE HANGS OUT WITH INTERNATIONAL STARS (PHOTOS)

30 Aug 2016 » OMG

Tiwa Savage is one of the popular Nigerian artists known for her prowess in music. She has had a long musical journey which paid of very well after she was recently signed by Jay-z’s Roc nation. Tiwa has an interesting story to tell about her musical journey. Firstly, the Nigerian Queen of pop studied and […]

KFCB MANAGER CALLS OUT ON NINI WACERA AND KAZ LUCAS ON THEIR ALLEGED LESBIAN SHOW

30 Aug 2016 » OMG

KFCB has called out on Kaz Lucas and Nini Wacera who had teamed up  to bring a show that publicly addresses issues around sexuality. The show known as the spread that had started out as a podcast was set to be airing on tv. The show involved the TV personalities talking issues from aphrodisiacs; pornography […]

HEARTBREAKING!!! SINGER AKOTHEE LOSES HER TWIN PREGNANCY

30 Aug 2016 » OMG

  Earlier today, the blogosphere was filled with news about Akothee’s current health complication that forced her into the theatre. The expectant singer, who was scheduled for her regular clinic checkups soon, collapse and was rushed to a nearby hospital In Geneva, Switzerland where she currently resides with her family.   In a sad turn […]

Nigeria has a shockingly tiny government

30 Aug 2016 » Ken Opalo

These are figures from an IMF Article IV country report in April of this year: The one thing that jumped at me from this table was how little(as a share of total national output) the Nigerian public sector spends. The government barely takes in 10% of GDP in revenues; and spends between 11-12%. Also, for a country at its level of development (and with an economy of its size), Nigeria is weirdly debt free (relatively speaking). You may be thinking that these figures must exclude state...

Check Out The Mansion David Rudisha Lives In (PHOTO)

30 Aug 2016 » Naibuzz

The world champion in the 800m David Rudisha is one of the top earning athletes in Kenya thanks to his high paying endorsement deals with companies like Kiwi, Blueband etc. Rudisha recently posted a picture of his daughter in-front of a huge mansion which is huge. Check it out The post Check Out The Mansion David Rudisha Lives In (PHOTO) appeared first on Naibuzz.

JANET IKUA : ‘It took me WEEKS to accept my hair loss, I felt like my body was falling Apart’

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

It took me weeks to accept my hair loss from chemotherapy. I felt like my body was falling apart. This is a difficult situation for men, women and children to deal with. And not just from cancer. There are other conditions that cause hair loss, leading to self esteem issues. To help you get through

Songstress Wangeci Mbogo Nominated In Top Australian Awards

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

Wangeci Mbogo known for her songs “Yesu Jemdari” and “Apewe Sifa (Bwana wa mabwana)” has been nominated as a finalist in the Australian Musicoz awards 2016, in the International category. This is her 8th International Awards nomination, having won 4 of these International Awards (1 American, the Newsome Awards and 3 Australian i.e. Hardrush Independent

DJ NEYMO : Is Neymar DJ MO’s Twin ?

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

You can’t mention Barcelona without using this Brazilian name: NEYMAR, who recently won his country a gold medal in the just concluded Olympics at Rio. He is definitely a decorated pro footballer. On the other hand you can’t mention DEEJAYING without the household name TOPA DE TOP: DJ MO. Who is the face of NTV’s Crossover

BAHATI’S TWIN….Be the judge

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

The above photo is the one the Mapenzi Hitmaker publicly certified as  his favorite and you could speculate that one of the reasons Bahati likes this pic is because of the triplet effect. Because it’s always an epic feeling when you encounter an individual that you have similar facial features that are so alike that you

Internet Society Study Points to Reasons for Slow Internet Growth in Africa

30 Aug 2016 » Tech Arena

Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society study released today at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place 30 August – 1 September in Tanzania. The “Promoting Content in Africa” report reveals that while significant improvements have been made in Internet infrastructure, most notably in mobile networks, Internet adoption rates are slowing in many countries because users lack compelling reasons to connect....

Xiaomi Unveils the Amazfit Smartwatch Which Comes with A $120 Price Tag

30 Aug 2016 » Tech Arena

Xiaomi is known for its exquisite devices that usually cost a fraction of what similar devices from other manufacturers cost. The company has today added a new smartwatch to its growing list of devices. We have been expecting this smartwatch from Xiaomi and we are glad it is finally here. This smartwatch is called the Amazfit and is made in partnership with Huami. Huami, if you don’t already know, is the company that makes the Mi Band. The two companies have been working closely for a while and...

Akothee is rushed to hospital

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

Kenyan songbird Akothee is rushed to the hospital earlier today after collapsing at a train station in Geneva, Switzerland. According to her manager Nelson Akothee who is expecting twins collapsed when boarding a train, Upon arrival at the hospital doctors could not feel the heartbeat of one of the unborn babies.“The condition as per now

Only 16.2% of Windows 10 Desktops are running the Anniversary Update

30 Aug 2016 » Kachwanya

Last week we wrote about how Windows 10 Anniversary Update is propagating on mobile. Today we focus on the PC segment. We will have a look at how Windows 10 Anniversary Update is been received on both PCs and laptops. Windows 10 Desktop Version The Windows 10 Desktop Anniversary Update  was released more than two weeks […] The post Only 16.2% of Windows 10 Desktops are running the Anniversary Update appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

Managing my Social Media Dependancy

30 Aug 2016 » Style by Silvia

Last week one of my co-writers on Style Yetu shared a powerful article about staying true to ourselves in this digital age. You can read the article here. For most of us social media started out as a platform to stay connected with friends and family and then slowly morphed into this virtual network of friends who we talk to every day. In college, I would spend hours on Myspace chatting to online friends and even ended up meeting my college ex-boyfriend through mutual friends…

Apple, Irish Government to appeal EU Decision on $14.5 Billion Tax Breaks

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

European Union regulators have in the recent past launched investigations on tax deals granted to various multinationals on the pretext that these deals were illegal. The most prominent of these companies included Apple Inc. which was under investigation by the European Anti-Trust regulator in Ireland while car maker Fiat SPA was under investigation in Luxembourg. According to the regulator, the  tax breaks offered to these companies constituted illegal state support according to WallStreet...

Ericsson: App and video streaming experience determine customer loyalty

30 Aug 2016 » Tech Arena

In the business of mobile broadband, customer loyalty isn’t what it appears to be. As smartphone users’ behavior changes, traditional measurements are no longer enough to determine whether customers prefer their operator, a new report from Ericsson ConsumerLab says. For all the improvements in mobile networks since 2013, the number of smartphone users facing issues daily has not changed. One key reason for this is new video streaming behavior worldwide: ranging from South Korea, where one-third...

PREGNANT SINGER AKOTHEE FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE IN HOSPITAL AS HER BABIES CONDITIONS REMAIN UNCERTAIN

30 Aug 2016 » OMG

Kenya’s songbird  Esther Akoth popularly known as Akothee is currently fighting for her life in Geneva Switzerland after she collapsed at a train station. The sweet love hit maker had traveled to Switzerland to stay with her Swiss fiance where she would deliver her twin babies. According to her manager, Nelson, speaking to edaily he […]

Savage Person Destroys Larry Madowo’s Profile On Wikipedia

30 Aug 2016 » Naibuzz

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most trusted source of information. It hosts millions of profiles for companies and people with extensive information aggregated there. Did you know that almost anybody can edit a Wikipedia page? Today we noticed something weird in Larry Madowo’s profile on Wikipedia. His biography has been total messed to include some really bizarre story about his life Here is what it said: Larry Madowo (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] ( listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a...

Amazfit is Xiaomi’s First Smartwatch for Adults

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

Back in April, word went round that Chinese device maker Xiaomi was planning to enter the smartwatch market with a new wearable targeted at adults. The company’s existing smartwatches have all been targeted at kids complete with features that would excite the young ones. For the adult population that its rivals have been targeting immensely over the last one year, it has only offered its fitness-focused budget wearable, the Mi Band. That is now changing with the company’s subsidiary, Huami,...

What Willy Paul Sings In His New Song ‘Fanya’

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

Mabinti walinichanganya Nairobi mpaka mombasa Kayole mpaka Dandora, Mathare mpaka Huruma Ghetto mpaka Tribeka, ni kweli mimi awillie Nilikuanga mziririe, walinitisha mabintire hivi leo nimerudi-ee kwa mwenyezi-ree anisamehe Jalali nakumiss sanaa, kukupenda ndio nataka kufanya fafa fanya fafa fanya fafa fanya fafa yanya fafa fanya fafa fanya fafa fanya fafa fanya Walitap mic one, two,

Huawei Will Not Be Unveiling a New Mate Device On September 1

30 Aug 2016 » Tech Arena

If you have been waiting for the Huawei Mate 9, you will be waiting for a few more weeks as Huawei has revealed that the phone will not be launched at September 1st as we had expected. The company has an event that day before IFA 2016 officially begins and we were expecting to see the successor to the Mate 8, the Huawei Mate 9. The Huawei Mate 8 was unveiled during the same period last year and we were expecting the company to continue with the same tradition. It looks like we were wrong as an...

PHOTOS: Akothee Fighting For Her Life In Hospital

30 Aug 2016 » Naibuzz

Reports are in from Akothee’s manager, Nelson, that the singer needs prayers since she has been admitted to hospital in Switzerland. She was rushed to hospital after she collapsed at a train station in Geneva. Akothee and Nelson Akothee is expecting twins and it is reported that the doctors could not feel the heartbeat of one of the unborn babies. Nelson shared a couple of photos and wrote this in one of the posts: “Good morning family, this is to let you know that AKOTHEE is currently in...

Banks which have reduced their interest rates so far

30 Aug 2016 » Hapa Kenya

A week after the President signed the Interest rates bill into law, the banking industry which at first seemed to have been in shock is slowly starting to comply. It seems that the banks did not expect that Uhuru would sign the bill into law given that his family owns a bank but in this […] The post Banks which have reduced their interest rates so far appeared first on HapaKenya.

Instagram Now Has A Feature In Stories Snapchat Has Never Decided To Integrate

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

Instagram introduced Stories at the beginning of the month to the surprise of many and one thought that crossed everybody’s minds was “Why was Instagram copying Snapchat?” It made sense since Snapchat’s Stories model was working since millennials and older people alike love it, the network was growing and the engagement numbers are high. However, the company has decided to add a feature that we wonder why Snapchat has never decided to add before. According to a report by TechCrunch, Instagram...

Facebook to Launch Express Wi-Fi in Lagos Nigeria following success in India

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

A few weeks back, Facebook announced it was rebooting the free basics service in India by launching Express Wifi. With Express Wi-Fi, Facebook was partnering with internet service providers allowing users to purchase data.  Facebook will then offers these ISPs software that helps them sell with a 15% commission on each data sale. At the same time, the ISPs will work to provide internet service in rural areas, which can be accessed via public Wi-Fi hotspots. The success of the project in India...

Kenyan Opposition Politician Among High Value Users Targeted by Hackers in Fixed iPhone Security Flaw

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

An unnamed Kenyan opposition politician was among several high-profile targets by hackers taking advantage of an identified flaw in iOS, the Apple iPhone’s operating system. The politician, whom Reuters only identifies as a “minority party politician”, may have been a victim of an attack by hackers that exposed a user’s iPhone to a phishing scam. Users received a text message containing a spurious link which when clicked loads a web page on the device’s browser that infects the user’s iPhone...

Comedian Behind Famous Meme Dies Aged 83

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

Most of you will say “Huh? Who is that?” when you are asked who Gene Wilder is but if you are a regular social media user, you may have seen one really popular meme that was stemmed from his performance in a movie. His well known performance as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory gave rise to this meme of a “condescending Willy Wonka” that has been used across social media for years now. Gene sadly died yesterday at the age of 83 due to complications of...

Epic Photos From Diamond Platnumz’s Concert In Meru

30 Aug 2016 » Naibuzz

Diamond came to Meru and conquered the area with an explosive performance that was attended by thousands of fans. The event was at Meru Polytechnic and here are some of the epic photos The post Epic Photos From Diamond Platnumz’s Concert In Meru appeared first on Naibuzz.

Benefits of President Kenyatta’s travels now clear to all

30 Aug 2016 » Capital FM Blog

Your Excellency sir, when you took the reign of power over three years ago, our nation was in a bad shape. The social fabric of our country was in tatters. We were the laughing stock of many. Our infamous name; an island of hope in a sea of chaos was recovering from the negative reports that were engineered by a section of the international press. We were still limping from the effects of the post-election violence of 2007/2008. We were viewed as an unstable country that was not worthy to...

Patricia Ithau & Charles Muchene appointed to the Barclays Bank Kenya board

30 Aug 2016 » Hapa Kenya

Patricia Ithau & Charles Muchene have joined the Barclays Bank Kenya board as non-executive directors. Patricia Ithau is currently the Regional Director for the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Seed). She was previously the founding MD for L’Oreal East Africa and the MD EABL International and Uganda Breweries Limited. She sits on the […] The post Patricia Ithau & Charles Muchene appointed to the Barclays Bank Kenya board appeared first on HapaKenya.

How a lady almost lost 400k in a banking hall at Nairobi CBD

30 Aug 2016 » Kasa News

A woman walks into the bank….asks the teller to assist her fill in the withdrawal form, withdraws 5k, thanks the teller and as she walks out….. another younger woman approaches her,they exchange pleasantries, suddenly she reaches into her bra and takes out the 5k she withdrew and gives it to the younger woman…. kidogo she...Read More

A Man. A Table. A Chair.

30 Aug 2016 » Bikozulu

It all started with a girl. I’m sure you all remember her. The dancer. The ... Read More The post A Man. A Table. A Chair. appeared first on bikozulu.

Kenyan men should style up, No!!!

30 Aug 2016 » Uliza Links

There is this notion by most women in Kenya that Kenyan men should style up so as to match up to men from other countries who come to Kenya and “steal” our women. Well I tend to differ with that notion as a Kenyan man, I mean why would I want to emulate a man

Everything about the rumoured iPhone 7 launch next week

30 Aug 2016 » Kachwanya

With the launch date already announced, the seventh generation of the popular iPhone is about to peek from the Apple orchard. The date is September 7th. The name is iPhone 7, allegedly. iDevices are probably the most leaked, rumoured and dogged gadgets in the universe. The tech world has been awash with rumours, alleged leaks […] The post Everything about the rumoured iPhone 7 launch next week appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech News.

How to overcome “This site can’t be reached” error message when accessing Microsoft sites via Chrome browser

30 Aug 2016 » Kachwanya

If you are a Google Chrome user on Windows your browser may have failed you when you tried to access some Microsoft sites. You are not alone in this predicament. Many Chrome users on the Windows platform have reported a similar experience. Google Chrome just fails in establishing a connection to some official Microsoft websites. […] The post How to overcome “This site can’t be reached” error message when accessing Microsoft sites via Chrome browser appeared first on Kachwanya.com | Kenya Tech...

Ripped Jeans and Movies

30 Aug 2016 » Daily Kenyan

Courtesy of Ali expressI recently bought a pair of ripped jeans. This happened when I showed up for a look-see session at my clothes guy – all guys know you need to have a clothes guy. Or lady. A lady like Shiku who has a shop at Ronald Ngala and who I stopped visiting once she started selling those shirts that come in batches of a million and every Nairobian seems to have one. I don't buy such anymore since me and my future girlfriend agreed that the only time I can be in uniform is when in a...

The staffing conundrum for technology firms

30 Aug 2016 » Mbugua Njihia

Source: Interior Office systems Every year for the past three years, I have made a list of the things that I found most difficult and the lessons learnt over the previous twelve months. One of the items that has always made the difficult list and will probably continue to do so over the next few years is finding the right talent for the different stages of growth for various companies that I have been involved with that are using technology to deliver a product or service. For both startups and...

How producers who do not pay are ruining the Kenyan film industry

30 Aug 2016 » Hapa Kenya

I once had a small role in a Kenyan TV series. This was different because usually I was a crew member. After a month’s work, everyone was due to be paid. Unfortunately, I was not paid in the first month with the producer citing a lack of money. He said that there was only enough money […] The post How producers who do not pay are ruining the Kenyan film industry appeared first on HapaKenya.

Sam Fan Thomas Is Headed To Nairobi!!!

30 Aug 2016 » Hot Secrets

The 14th Edition of the #KorogaFestival proudly presents Cameroon makossa legend Sam Fan Thomas!!! Also performing will be the Godfather of South African House music OSKIDO and Kenya's latest sensation GILAD. It's going down on Sunday 18th September 2016 at the Arboretum Gardens. Advance tickets are available on ticketsasa.com for Ksh 2000. Entry is free for kids under 12 years of age. Food

Kenya Government Rejects Controversial ICT Practitioners Bill

30 Aug 2016 » Techweez

A while back, a private members bill by Hon. Aden Duale called The Information Communication Technology Practitioners Bill, 2016 was brought to the mainstream. The bill proposed the creation of the ICT Practitioners Institute which would license all ICT practitioners in the country. Following its introduction, the bill received widespread criticism from stakeholders in both government, media and private sector. The general public also castigated the bill as a stumbling block to the thriving...

5 interesting things about Airtel’s UnlimiNet

30 Aug 2016 » Hapa Kenya

Airtel Kenya last week held an interactive session at the Nailab hosted by Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE). This was done with the aim of getting feedback on their UnlimiNet offering. During the session they revealed some interesting facts about UnlimiNet that many did not know about. I will run through some of them so as […] The post 5 interesting things about Airtel’s UnlimiNet appeared first on HapaKenya.

Apple has ‘Confirmed’ that the iPhone 7 Will Be Unveiled On September 7

30 Aug 2016 » Tech Arena

Today we have some good news to all you Apple fans, the company will be unveiling its next iPhone on September 7. The company has started sending out media invites to an event that is taking place on September 7, about a week from today. The invite does not clearly state that the iPhone 7 will be launched but we all know that new iPhones are usually launched during this period so we are sure the invite is for the launch of the next iPhone. As you will see from the invite, it does not give...

Why Airtel UnlimiNet Is Attractive To Young People And University Students

30 Aug 2016 » Potent Ash

I remember back in 2012 when I joined the university, accessing the internet was still one of the biggest milestones that many public higher learning institutions had not tackled. Despite the growth of technology, which had led to invention of wire cable internet, quite a good number of higher learning institutions were not open to the idea of creating a platform for students to access the internet freely. Doing assignments was one of the biggest challenges despite the slogan that was being...

Onboard advertising the latest craze

30 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

KENYA’S JAMBOJET BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN AIRLINE TO ALLOW ADVERTISING ON BOARD (Posted 30th August 2016) It may cost passengers less to fly – as long as they book early enough that is or wait for special deals – but from next month onwards this will come with an added price. Jambojet has reportedly signed a deal with ‘Global Onboard Partners‘ to roll out advertising in the cabins of their aircraft, subjecting passengers to visual images on service trays, perhaps headrest covers, the seatback...

Politifact (The Debates are Coming)

30 Aug 2016 » Ken Opalo

Source: xkcdFiled under: africa Tagged: humor, politifact, xkcd

Skytrax pegs Kenya Airways as fifth best in Africa and part of the global top 100

30 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

KENYA AIRWAYS DEFIES THE ODDS TO GET NOD OF APPROVAL FROM SKYTRAX (Posted 30th August 2016) Skytrax, the world’s leading aviation services rating organization, has in their latest release of global rankings put Kenya Airways into fifth position for Africa and number 85, up one place from last year, on a global scale. This affirms regular contention by this correspondent that the Pride of Africa indeed offers superior ground and inflight services compared to many competitors, including some...

Kenya finalizes position paper for CITES COP17

30 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

FINAL STAKEHOLDER MEETING COMPLETES KENYA’S POSITION ON IVORY TRADE (Posted 30th August 2016) The Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu yesterday morning presided over the final national CITES stakeholders’ briefing session as Kenya entered the homestretch of her preparations for the CITES CoP17 to be held next month in Johannesburg, South Africa. The preparations process started with the commissioning of a National CITES Technical Committee...

Qatar Airways launches new ‘Travel Festival’

29 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

DISCOUNTS GALORE AS QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES A WEEKLONG REBATE EXTRAVAGANZA (Posted 29th August 2016) From the 30th of August until the 05th of September can travelers take advantage of a massive promotional drive by 5 star airline Qatar Airways, also available in the airline’s East Africa destinations Entebbe, Kigali, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. The Qatar Airways Travel Festival will take travellers to some of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, with companion...

Moroni will be Ethiopian’s next African destination

29 Aug 2016 » Wolfgang

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GETS READY TO ADD THE COMOROS TO ITS NETWORK (Posted 29th August 2016) Just days after announcing that the Namibian capital of Windhoek will be added to their growing African network has Ethiopian earlier today confirmed that come 02nd of November will Moroni / Comoros also join the ranks of Ethiopian Airlines’ destinations. The service, using a Boeing B737-800NG, will route three times a week via Dar es Salaam and traffic days will be Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The...

THESE ARE THE TWO KENYAN ARTISTS WHO WILL FEATURE IN MR NICE’S SOON TO BE RELEASED PROJECTS

29 Aug 2016 » OMG

Ever heard of the phrase ‘To hell and back’? ,well ,if you haven’t ,this is simply the time when you hit the lowest low only to resurface by God’s grace. Tanzania’s crooner Mr Nice has once found himself in this scenario after his career made a nose dive, rendering him irrelevant and broke. However, thanks […]

BAHATI TRIES OUT AT A SINGING AUDITION AND FAILED MISERABLY

29 Aug 2016 » OMG

Am not sure whether it was purely staged,a joke or something real but what Bahati just did reminded me of the struggles that most talented Kenyan youth face. While he may pass as a qualified vocalist and a good singer in general, Bahati failed to pass an audition run by a local radio station that […]

CYPRIAN NYAKUNDI EXPOSES JAVA HOUSE AFTER A SNAIL WAS FOUND IN THEIR SALAD

29 Aug 2016 » OMG

  Controversial Twitter ‘big wig’ Cyprian Nyakundi is not new to controversy. The vicious blogger seems to be excited by the idea of courting controversy, and in bug chunks for that matter. Nyakundi, known for his vocal social media ‘activism’, through which he exposes and shame Cooperate firms and individual, has ripped one of Kenya’s […]

Why Diamond Platnumz Got Stranded In Kenya After Meru Performance

29 Aug 2016 » Naibuzz

We all know Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz was in Kenya for his big event in Meru Polytechnic Grounds and he delivered a great performance. However, he encountered a couple of problems afterwards. Diamond and his crew of around 8 people had been booked in a local hotel from Thursday all the way to Saturday and head back to Tanzania on Sunday. The show was on Saturday and when they were done they came back to Nairobi on Sunday then headed straight to the airport, Jomo Kenyatta International...

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