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Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) and Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments, today introduced the first M-PESA GlobalPay Visa Virtual card. The launch of the new M-PESA Visa virtual card opens global shopping for Kenyan consumers, allowing secure cashless payments at merchant locations in over 200 countries through Visa’s global network. Customers can activate the card via the M-PESA App by selecting M-PESA GlobalPay, under “Pay” or “Grow” option. They can also activate it by dialling *334# then selecting option 6 for “Lipa Na M-PESA” followed by “M-PESA GlobalPay”. Both options will require the customer to use their secret M-PESA…

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In 2012, Kenyan TV series Mali arrived on our screens with the freshness that only a show branding itself as “Kenya’s first-ever soap opera” could have, and boasting a star-studded ensemble cast of Mumbi Maina, Mkamzee Mwatela, Brenda Wairimu, Daniel Peter Weke and Kevin Samuel. When Mali ended in 2015, it was the last time we would see Samuel on our screens. Fast-forward to 2022, and Samuel makes his much-needed return to acting. First with a small role in an episode of Crime and Justice season 2 in March 2022, and now as one of the lead characters (Reggie) in the just-launched Showmax Original Kenyan thriller…

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Ogilvy Africa has won a Yellow Pencil at the 60th edition of the coveted D & AD Awards. The award was for their impressive work in the Lesso Lessons project in partnership with Roto Tanks, a plastic water tank manufacturer in Kenya. The project launched in March 2002, aims to combat malnutrition using traditionally patterned fabric garments often used to carry babies (called ‘lessos’) to educate young Kenyan mothers in rural areas on proper postnatal nutritional care. Since 1962, D&AD’s mission has been to stimulate and celebrate creative excellence with the belief that creativity is a key driver in commercial, economic,…

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Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has partnered with pay television platform StarTimes Media to launch Turkish drama channel (TDC) to be available to subscribers in English language and subtitles in Kenya. TDC features over 600 hours of popular dramas. StarTimes Kenya subscribers can therefore look forward to smash-hit productions like Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day. Speaking on this latest content acquisition, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Mr.Aldrine Nsubuga noted that the channel has managed to gain significant popularity due to the attractiveness of Turkish dramas with the broadcaster confident the same will be the…

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Listed non-bank financial services firm Sanlam Kenya has posted a Kshs 413.6 million loss before tax in its full-year financial results released today. Topline, the Group reported a Gross Premium Income of Ksh12 billion representing a 38% improvement over the previous year’s Ksh8.7 billion. However, the earnings were a loss after tax of Ksh542 million (restated 2020: loss after-tax of Ksh628 million). The firm has been undertaking revenue growth strategies for both its Life and General insurance subsidiaries and has attributed its performance to a challenging market. Speaking when he confirmed the release of the results’, Sanlam Group CEO Dr…

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Want to make bets on the Malaysia Premier League? Read this article and uncover all the details about this tournament as well as precise tips and predictions for upcoming matches.  Check out the best Malaysia premier league predictions from experts Football takes a significant place in Malaysia. The country has its own national team nicknamed Malayan Tigers which represents Malaysia in international championships. The head coach of the team is Kim Pan-gon. The official regulatory body that manages the team, as well as all the football matches in the country, is the Football Association of Malaysia which was founded in 1933. …

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Safaricom Investment Co-operative is set to begin the construction of a Ksh 750 million real estate project in Ruaka, Kiambu County to meet the growing need for affordable housing in the county. Dubbed The Miran Residence, the three-acre urban development nestled in the Western end of the Nairobi Bypass is an integration of modern and sustainable infrastructure and architecture. The development will comprise of 450 units made up of studio apartments selling at Ksh 2.75 million, studio lofts at Ksh 3.9 million, one-bedroom at Ksh 4.45 million and two-bedroom apartments selling at Ksh 5.9 million. The development includes holistic wellness…

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Spruce up your space this weekend with these quick home-improvement projects. 1. Kitchen revamp A fast way to give your kitchen a new feel is to replace the factory-provided handles on the cabinets and drawers. There are so many styles of handles out there, so spend time choosing ones that reflect your personal taste. While sleek, metallic handles work well with most kitchen styles, don’t be afraid to experiment. Antique-looking handles used in one corner of a kitchen, like on a set of drawers, can complement the more modern handles used alongside on cupboards – the mix of which will…

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Kenya’s Number one body lotion, Nice & Lovely, has today announced a limited-edition lotion that is aimed at promoting girl-child education in the country, in partnership with Sky Girls Kenya. In a campaign dubbed, ‘She is counting on you,’ the new Nice & Lovely Limited Edition aims on one hand to boost the confidence of the girl using the lotion, and on another, to help another girl stay in school. Speaking during the product launch ceremony held in Nairobi on Friday, L’Oréal East Africa Managing Director Serge Sacre, said that the company would donate money from the lotions to help…

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Family Bank has secured a total of Ksh1.95 billion (USD 17 million) from BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard) managed funds to extend to the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to support the education sector. The funding will be used for onward lending to MSMEs to enable the resumption of business operations from the challenges of COVID-19, to expand access to affordable credit extended to SMEs by the Bank and to promote access to education for secondary, higher and vocation education levels through customised financial services. “Our long-term business perspective is to drive sustainable value addition across the end-to-end value chain. This can only be possible…

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This Africa Day (May 25), with our purpose to build a better Africa, we celebrate the huge potential that the continent of Africa offers in terms of our youthful human capital base, high-growth prospects and impactful investment opportunities. At Norsad Capital, we believe that investors also need to prioritise allocations of capital to Africa, to complement their investments in other regions of the world. This thinking is driven by our observation that attractive risk-adjusted returns can be earned by long-term investors. This is despite the context that the continent of Africa has been severely constrained from participating as a significant…

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