Archive for: July, 2014

KCB announces pretax profit increase


from ANTONY LANGAT in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – KENYA Commercial Bank has announced a Ksh17, 1 billion, representing a 16 percent increase from the corresponding period in 2013. “This is a very good performance which compares well with the same period last year and shows an impressive growth trend year-on-year over the past few years. […]

BBM now available in Windows phones

BBM on Windows Phone

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – BLACKBERRY, the global leader in mobile communications, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring its popular messaging service to Windows phones. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be available on the Windows 8 phones and higher. Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience at Microsoft said his company was […]

Kenya-inspired Vodacom revamps m-pesa in SA

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – INSPIRED by the success of m-pesa in Kenya, Vodacom, the mobile network operator, said it was redesigning the popular money transfer service for the South African market. The South African headquartered firm said m-pesa had the potential to transform how South Africans manage money hence the plans […]

SA envoys return from MidEast

SA flag

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa has called on the warring parties to the conflict in Gaza to conclude an immediate and unconditional ceasefire that would restore normalcy in the region. Envoys of President Jacob Zuma delivered the message during a mission to Israel and Pakistan. “South Africa is calling for the resumption of […]

Be careful of Nigeria pastors claiming to cure Ebola

Holy Bible

from HENRY IFEANYI in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS – LAGOS State Government has warned the public to be wary of some pastors who claim to have cure for the dreaded Ebola virus. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Aderemi Ibirogba, specifically advised the citizenry to be wary of the activities of alleged fraudsters who were reportedly making […]

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