Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Sale of sugar mills to private investors concludes in August

The Privatisation Commission plans to complete the sale of five state-owned sugar mills by August 2018, removing the most important excuse Kenya has used to lock out cheap sugar from regional economies. The commission said...

Is this the end for Nakumatt Uganda?

Nakumatt Uganda Ltd has secured a High Court order that enables it to start liquidation after an attempt to liquidate administratively by deregistering with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) failed over legal issues. Deregistering...

TECH BREAK: The QLED Smart TV is perfect for multi-tasking

Multi-tasking is a lifestyle, and lots of people don’t put down the phone, even when something good is on TV. Maybe you’ve even wondered how to connect mobile to TV during a binge-watching and binge-selfie...

Court blocks attempt by tea factory in Murang’a to break away from KTDA

A court has barred a tea factory in Murang’a County from breaking away from the umbrella Kenya Development Agency Limited (KTDA). Lady Justice Teresia Matheka rejected the move by Kiru Tea Factory Company Limited from...

Nairobi among top three Emirates markets in Africa, no plans for more flights

Emirates Airlines does not plan to increase its number of flights to Nairobi just yet, despite a lively market. Orhan Abbas, senior vice president in Africa, said Nairobi is among the three most-vibrant routes on...

Cost of rural mobile network sites to drop by 70 per cent

The cost of constructing and operating mobile network sites in the countrys’ rural areas is likely to go down by 70 per cent on adaptation of a new technology solution. The solution, dubbed Rural Star,...

Government takes over Kenya Airways control in a debt swap deal

The government has agreed to convert debt of Kenya Airways into equity giving it a controlling stake in the airline. The government currently owns ordinary shares in Kenya Airways comprising 29.8 percent of the issued...

Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter announced Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network. Giving users twice the space to voice their...

TECH BREAK: 5 critical personal safety apps to have

Whether traveling to a new city, trudging through a dangerous neighbourhood or attending a party at night personal safety is critical. While there are so many things you can do to keep yourself safe some...

Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said...