Here are the top 5 phone companies that made more money in Africa in Q3 of 2023

A recent report by Canalys, a global research firm, released on the 18th of December 2023 has revealed the top five phone companies that have had the biggest sales in the last four months of 2023. These companies have successfully managed to deploy effective marketing, navigating the complex cultural nuances to gain acceptance and brand trust. They have also achieved this partnership with local celebrities, influencers local businesses. Below are the top 5 companies; Rank Phone Company Shipments (millions) Market Share (%) 1. Transsion 8.6 48% 2. Samsung 4.6 26%…

Gabon Military Coup – what you need to know

Crowds in Gabon Celebrated with soldiers on Wednesday after they claimed to have arrested the recently re-elected president in an attempted coup. “The National and International Community is informed that Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba is being kept under house arrest and he is surrounded by his family and doctors. An investigation will be carried out by the competent authorities and those concerned will answer to their actions,” Announced Army spokesman. “Gabonese people, we are finally on the road to happiness, May God and the hand of our ancestors bless Gabon,”…

KEBS Raid Eastleigh to confiscate contraband goods

There was a commotion and drama in Eastleigh Nairobi as Kenya Bureau of Standard Raided different businesses in search of contraband goods. The raid however did not go as planned as most traders got word of the raid before it happened and closed their shops. Many traders were seen trying to block the officers from carrying out the raid. In the end, two suspects were arrested and 400 different cosmetic goods confiscated. “We involved the Directorate of Criminal Investigation to help us carry out the raid,” Said KEBS CEO, Esther…

EACC report points to deep rooted devolved corruption

A report by ethics and anti-corruption commission points to the manner in which corruption has been evolved in the counties. Some of the most common types of corruption in the counties include: embezzlement, payment fraud and payroll fraud. Several former governors are now in court battling cases related to corruption, they include: Former Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu, Moses Lenolkula Kasaine the former Samburu Governor, Okoth Obado the former Governor of Migori, Evans Kidero the former Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko former Nairobi Governor, Sospeter Odeke Ojaamong the former Busia Governor and…

Top government officials set for 14pc salary raise

President Ruto and DP Gachagua in a past function - Photo file

Top government officials including President Ruto, Deputy President, MPs, governors and PS’s are set to receive a pay rise for the next two years starting next month. The pay rise is meant to caution them from biting inflation that has befell the country from the onset of Covid 19 leading to high cost of living, basic commodities and eroding sources of income to many Kenyans. This will be in contrast to other salaried workers and those in the informal sector who will continue to face biting cost of survival. If…

Raw Chicken and Pork sold in supermarkets found to be contaminated – KEMRI Report

A recent research by Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with scientists from the world animal Protection, Centre for Microbiology Research has confirmed that raw chicken and Pork sold in both local and International supermarkets in the country are contaminated with bacteria posing serious health threat to Kenyans. The study revealed a rise in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) pathogens. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe…

Marburg Virus outbreak kills 5 in Tanzania

Tanzania has clarified that the mysterious disease that killed five people in the northern part of the country bordering Uganda has been identified as Marburg hemorrhagic fever. Marburg is among Ebola family that has killed many in other parts of Africa and the world. “Our public health laboratory have confirmed that the disease that killed five is caused by Marburg,”Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s Health Minister announced. The authorities are still tracing 161 contacts. The health Minister also urged citizens not to panic as everything is under control. He urged people to…

General Muhoozi is asking if Westlands ‘Is Still Up For Sale’

General Muhoozi

President Museveni’s son, General Muhoozi has yet to gain stared reactions online in his twitter account. “Is Westlands still up for sale?” The controversial Army General asked. Muhoozi seems to be looking for more publicity. Last year he sent a series of twits suggesting he intended to invade Kenya.  “It wouldn’t take us, my army and me, 2 weeks to capture Nairobi,” he said. “After our army captures Nairobi, where should I live? Westlands? Riverside?” Muhoozi wrote in the past controversial tweet that sparked mixed reactions among Kenyan and Ugandan…