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Strathmore University becomes first in Africa with IBM MainFrame z technology

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IBM and Strathmore University’s Research Institute with a focus on ICT, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and business development @iLabAfrica have signed an agreement to expand their partnership into training for the IBM mainframe z technology. This agreement makes Strathmore the first university in Africa with the IBM mainframe z technology. IBM said it will install the technology infrastructure at @iLabAfrica and impart ...

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Generation Kenya Programme giving lifeline to disadvantaged youths

Prof Wilson O. Ogolla, chairman of TVET, handing out a certificate to a Generation graduate. [Photo: McKinsey Social Initiative]

As the clamor for employment in a shrinking economy continues, some initiatives are seeking to bridge the gap by offering training to enhance suitability for the job market. This will help make bright futures by offering alternative training for on-demand products and services which are usually ignored by mainstream training. One such initiative is Generation Kenya’s Youth Employment where already, ...

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Tobiko orders investigations after Twitter outrage on #ArrestAladwa

George Aladwa.  He has been accused of inciting Kenyans against each other. [Photo: radiojambo.co.ke]

Kenyans on Twitter are a mad lot. Well, at least for now before something else hot gets their attention. A video that has been shared on social media showing one man alleged to be former Nairobi Mayor, George Aladwa, calling for some ‘action’ is all it has taken on Thursday to drive #KOT rabid. In the video, the speaker is ...

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Kenyans stand with Janet Kanini, Anjlee Gadhvi in solidarity against cancer

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On October 7, Janet Kanini Ikua broke news to the world that she had been diagnosed as having stage four lung cancer. Despite the revelation being a tear-jerker, many people have commended the suave TV presenter and storyteller for her strength in trying times. Ikua said she was diagnosed in September and it came as a surprise that the outcome ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Safaricom introduces ‘Hakikisha’ feature to secure M-Pesa transactions

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Have you been in a situation where you have ‘conveniently’ sent money to the wrong person because there is no way to easily authenticate the recipient? Well, such a scenario has been repeated over and over and many mobile money customers have lost money in cases where a reversal of the transaction was not effected soon enough. To curb such ...

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#TheJadudiReport is out as mobile contribution to Sub-Saharan African economy surpasses US$100 billion

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#TheJadudiReport is out as mobile contribution to Sub-Saharan African economy surpasses US$100 billion according to a new report. In what may seem like a well-timed coincidence, the #1MilliForJadudi campaign report was released on the same day as the GSMA, an association of mobile operators study which showed that mobile operator investments are fuelling innovation and inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa. The ...

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Maseno University administration block razed down

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Kenya is perpetually in electioneering mode and the unfortunate events at Maseno University early Thursday morning can prove this. It is alleged that Maseno University students descended on the institution’s administration block and burnt it down. This was in defiance of what has been termed as a case of the administration’s interference with student elections and missing marks for a ...

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Report shows Kenyan women Parliamentarians on equal footing with male counterparts

Despite many Kenyans feeling that women representatives are unnecessary baggage for the Kenyan taxpayer, a report released by Mzalendo Trust shows that women are invaluable. A good number of Kenyans feel that the constitution, which they overwhelmingly approved, created some positions to appease political allies who lost in the elections. The creation of the requirement for women reps was such ...

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Kenyans divided as pressure mounts for Waiguru to resign

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Kenya is a country where every day is an intrigue. When the calls for Devolution CS Anne Waiguru were made that she resigns, there has been a lot going in the blogosphere and on social media that cannot go without mention. For starters, many people-especially women leaders- feel that the CS is being targeted unfairly for her ‘exemplary’ performance in ...

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Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016 applications open this week

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner at the White House, March 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama said that no agreement was reached with Republicans to avoid the sequester that will trigger automatic domestic and defense cuts. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016 applications open this week with the fellowship increasing the intake numbers from 500 to 1,000 participants. The secretariat says that the selection process is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in ...

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