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As the world dithers on climate change, hotter weather could extinct Africa

From left, France Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius, France President Fracois Hollande, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 talks. Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com

As the Climate Change Summit concluded in Paris, the resolution was a pleasing one if it is carried through and implemented. For the first time, the world gathered to agree on cutting carbon emissions and to discuss cutting-edge production technologies to keep average global temperatures below two degrees. Africa, a continent which is among the poorest of continents, has its ...

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Chives farming transforming farmers’ lives in Bahati, Nakuru

Nakuru farmers harvest chives. Photo courtesy of Bob Koigi.

There is nothing that makes a farmer rejoice more than knowing there is a ready market for their produce. Hassle free. This is one advantage that a section of farmers from Bahati Constituency in Nakuru have as farming takes a more economic approach from the usual subsistence practice. The more than 80 farmers have adopted chives production, with the export ...

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Paynet Group rebrands to Interswitch unveiling new corporate identity

Interswitch Group CEO Mitchell Elegbe (L) and Bernard Matthewman, Interswitch East Africa CEO (formerly Paynet Group CEO) toast to a new logo during the launch of Interswitch East Africa. Paynet Group which owns PesaPoint network is now Interswitch East Africa. [Photo: Kamau Ngunyi/ Wheels Media]

Interswitch, an integrated digital payments and commerce provider focused on Africa on Wednesday launched its brand new corporate identity in Kenya. This marks a new phase in Interswitch’s expansion across Africa and follows the completion of merger with leading East African e-payments provider Paynet Group. Effectively, Paynet Group – East Africa’s multi-institutional payments provider and owner of PesaPoint brand now ...

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Strathmore University becomes first in Africa with IBM MainFrame z technology

Strathmore-University-SAP-and-Kenyas-Ministry-of-ICT-Officials-pose-with-strathmores-faculty-of-IT-students.-The-University-is-enriching-the-program-to-train-latest-technologies. [Photo: ilabafrica.ac.ke]

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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