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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Kenya to start taxing mobile transactions

The Kenyan government has announced plans to implement at 10% tax on mobile money payments, including those made via M-Pesa

By Nur Bremmen

Côte Ouest announces first production, Inspector First Class
Côte Ouest announces first production, Inspector First Class

Côte Ouest, an African content distributor, has announced that it is moving into production with its first comedy drama series, Inspector First Class.

Walter Wafula
Growth in advertising boots Vision Group performance

Higher advertising and circulation revenue helped Vision Group, a Ugandan multimedia company, post a 28% growth in profit after tax during the year ending June 2012.

By Walter Wafula

Trade fair organisers use technology to beat fraudsters

Organisers of the recent Nairobi International Trade Fair have recorded a 60% increase in revenue following the adoption of a crowd management and ticketing technology. The Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK), organisers of the trade fair were able to stop ticket losses after they adopted a system that uses 2D bar coding system.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai

Media houses fail to popularise national anthem
Media houses fail to popularise national anthem

Media owners and managers in Uganda have been asked to popularise the national anthem on a daily basis, as part of preparations to mark Uganda's golden jubilee independence anniversary on Tuesday, 9 October 2012.

By Walter Wafula

CEO of WIOCC gets listed in the 2012 GTB Power 100 listing
CEO of WIOCC gets listed in the 2012 GTB Power 100 listing

The Global Telecoms Business magazine has released the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, that names the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC has been ranked at number 79.

MultiChoice Uganda's channels on the move
MultiChoice Uganda's channels on the move

MultiChoice viewers of NTV Uganda can now access it on DStv Channel 283 instead of 141, following an automatic migration on the pay TV platform which occurred on Monday, 1 October 2012.

By Walter Wafula

Mobile subscribers in Kenya switched off

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has announced the completion of the switch off exercise for mobile handset owners with fake phones. A statement from the company says it had completed blocking of all counterfeit mobile phone handsets on its network.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai

Bloomberg calls for freelance journos
Bloomberg calls for freelance journos

Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.

UCC revises set-top boxes requirements

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has revised earlier standards set for the importation of DVB-T2 set-top boxes to be imported in the country as Uganda prepares to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, paving way for free to air channels and other external.

By Jude Bukenya

Pink Progress takes leadership to next level
Pink Progress takes leadership to next level

For the first time in Kenya, corporate women met at a Women On Boards Seminar, organised by Pink Progress, to discuss the issue of women representation on corporate boards.

AITEC Africa celebrates 25 years
AITEC Africa celebrates 25 years

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.

African Green Revolution Forum commences in Arusha
African Green Revolution Forum commences in Arusha

African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers recently gathered at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Arusha, Tanzania to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa's agricultural sector.

Loeries 2012 winners: The Rest of Africa & the Middle East
Loeries 2012 winners: The Rest of Africa & the Middle East

This year saw the introduction of a new category at The Loerie Awards - for the Rest of Africa and the Middle East, sponsored by the Mail & Guardian. The category gave non-South African work a chance to shine and the audience saw two Gold Loeries awarded, as well as three Silver statues and seven Bronzes.

Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya
Canon launches filmmaking clubs in Kenya

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.

What trends will take African tech to the next level?

Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.

By Gareth Knight

Media invited to Kenya Climate Innovation Centre launch in Nairobi

The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (CIC), an innovative model to accelerate locally owned, locally developed solutions to climate change, will launched in Nairobi tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 September 2012. Members of the media re invited to the opening ceremony and launch.

Brewer repositions drink to target young adults
Brewer repositions drink to target young adults

Kenya is reportedly Africa's third largest beer market and a growing market for brewers. The East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) has unveiled a new identity for its Pilsner Lager drink with a clear strategy to target the young adults market that forms a bulk of Kenya's growing middle class.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai

Educate public on 3rd Generation Rights, press urged

Journalists have been called upon to educate the public on the importance of including 3rd Generation Human Rights in the new constitution.

[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa
[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa

Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.

By Walter Wafula

Right to Information Act could benefit many

Local people and reporters in Zanzibar have always shared their experiences of how difficult it has been in getting information they need. They insist that several leaders at village to national level remain reluctant to release information, even when it is important to the public.

By Issa Yussuf

Young Somali journalist murdered

The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] condemns the sustained deadly violence against journalists, following the killing of a young journalist in Mogadishu.

Y&R Brands cuts ties with global partner

Kenyan advertising firm Y&R Brands has terminated its relationship of more than two decades with its global partner Y&R Inc.

SEACOM joins AMS-IX reselling program
SEACOM joins AMS-IX reselling program

SEACOM, the pan-African ICT enabler, has plans to expand its European connectivity to Amsterdam and will be the latest partner to join the AMS-IX reselling program. This opportunity makes the connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available for internet companies in Africa.

Kenya's National Social Security Fund rebrands
Kenya's National Social Security Fund rebrands

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Kenya's social security provider has rebranded.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai

Safaricom to improve network
Safaricom to improve network

Integrated communications services provider Safaricom Ltd has announced that it will be investing KSh 25 billion into its network this financial year.

Arrest in $3,8m MTN fraud probe
Arrest in $3,8m MTN fraud probe

The mobile operator's Ugandan subsidiary appears to have been taken for a ride by one of its suppliers after allegedly receiving falsified invoices worth millions of dollars for equipment it never received.

By Craig Wilson

Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries
Editors get opportunity to better understand oil, gas industries

Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).

By Walter Wafula

South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi
South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi

South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.

Kenyan regulator prepares to disconnect fake phone

Kenyans are counting days before the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) switches off counterfeit phones at the end of September. According to the CCK, close to three million mobile phones in the Kenyan market are counterfeit - 10% of all the active mobile devices in the country.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai

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