Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kenya’s Safaricom Reports $300Million Profit, Drives Data Growth in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the fastest growing mobile market in the world. External market expectations are that the Kenyan market penetration will increase to 65 percent over the next three to four years, a significant opportunity for future growth for mobile service providers in Kenya -- further boosting Kenya’s mobile service provider Safaricom's earnings which has reported a 37 percent rise in full-year pretax profit. READ MORE


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sizing up China’s African Footprint

The Teyie Report | Sliding through the slick mud or bumping along the dusty lanes that run parallel to half-built roads from Kenya to Ghana and from Zimbabwe to Sudan, the sight of the Chinese foreman in a wide-brimmed straw hat with the seemingly ubiquitous cigarette hanging from his lips is an increasingly familiar one...READ MORE


Monday, May 24, 2010

Is China Killing Africa’s wildlife?

There has been an upsurge in poaching and we associate this with the Chinese. We fear that the presence of Chinese in the country [Kenya]is causing an increase in ivory smuggling...Basically destroying Africa's wildlife READ MORE


Saturday, May 22, 2010

India hilltop plane crash kills 158

An Air India Express plane crashed and burned Saturday after overshooting a hilltop runway in southern India, killing 158 people, officials said. There were eight survivors. READ MORE


Friday, May 21, 2010

Google Logo Turns Into Playable Pac-Man Game

For the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, Google has turned its logo into a fully playable Pac-Man game. READ MORE


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kenya’s Safaricom and Equity Bank Score another First

The Teyie Report| The partnership between a mobile firm and a bank in Kenya has revolutionized the global mobile banking industry. The new service dubbed ‘M-Kesho’ (Swahili for future money) will allow users to operate interest earning bank accounts in their cell phones. It is a first and will, indeed go, down history books as the most innovative financial product yet. READ MORE


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

OPI, a new tool to Improve Business practice in Africa

The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) announced plans to launch the ‘Organisational Performance Index’ (OPI), a new tool that is set to change the way business is done in Africa. Read more



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