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Caroline Pulver

EMPOWERING WOMEN AND YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION AND SAVINGS

By Caroline Pulver How can we realise the potential of young people and women to benefit the whole economy? I have been reflecting on the power of education and the effectiveness of payment and savings tools like mobile money. If the youth and women are supported to reach their potential, there are economic dividends to […]

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Xenophobia resurgence in South Africa

2 Kenyans Among Victims of South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks

The ministry of foreign affairs has announced that two Kenyans have been affected in the ongoing resurgence xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said her office Office was in contact with the Pretoria-based High Commission to ensure the safety of Kenyans residing in South Africa. “We woke up to troubling […]

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA SCRAPS SHORT TERM VISAS FOR KENYANS

Kenyans will now travel easily to South Africa after the nation lifted some travel restrictions to guarantee a less stringent documentation process. According to a new agreement reached Monday in Pretoria by Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba,  Kenyans who frequently travel to SA will be eligible for three-year multiple entry […]

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Former President Moi has returned from Israel after treatment on his knee

KENYA’S ELITE FLY AWAY FOR SAKE OF THEIR HEALTH

It’s  conundrum: do Kenya’s rich and powerful fly abroad for medical treatment because the country’s health system is so bad, or is Kenya’s health system left to rot because the country’s rich and powerful don’t have to use it? Former President Daniel arap Moi , now aged 93, flew back from Israel last week where […]

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Vodacom to terminate M-PESA in South Africa

VODAFONE TO TERMINATE MPESA IN SOUTHAFRICA DUE TO LOW UPTAKE

South Africa’s largest mobile network, vodafon, yesterday announced plans to shut down the popular mobile money transfer service, Mpesa, in June this year, after the product failed to flourish in S.A. According to Vodacom’s CEO Shameel Joosub, Mpesa has failed to reach the targeted number of users in South Africa due to “high levels of […]

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