Kenyan mobile subscribers rise to 31.8 million

 

by Lily Rashida

In the first quarter of 2014, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million. Analysis show that the same period of the previous year recorded a decline of 2.9 per cent. In its quarterly review of the sector, the CAK said this trend is similar to those observed over the last two years where quarter-on-quarter growth has remained below 2 per cent. Read more about Kenyan mobile subscribers rise to 31.8 million

”It’s our tradition”, 9-year-old South African boy weds 63-year-old woman (PHOTOS)

by Lily Rashida

Reports from the Zambianeye.com say that 9 year-old Saneie Masilela has become the world’s youngest groom for the second time, after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year. Read more about ”It’s our tradition”, 9-year-old South African boy weds 63-year-old woman (PHOTOS)

Best quotes from late South African award-winning author, Nadine Gordimer

by Lily Rashida

Renowned South African writer, political activist and Nobel prize laureate Nadine Gordimer passed away peacefully at her Johannesburg home on Monday. She was 90 years old. Read more about Best quotes from late South African award-winning author, Nadine Gordimer

A literary icon at 80: Wole Soyinka in pictures

by Lily Rashida

Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is a renowned Nigerian author, playwright and poet; and was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first African Nobel laureate in Literature. He has also been honoured with the Academy of Achievement Golden Plate and many other awards. Read more about A literary icon at 80: Wole Soyinka in pictures

Ones to watch: See Forbes’ Top 10 list of Africa’s young, most promising millionaires

by Lily Rashida

Aliko Dangote, Johann Rupert and Nicky Oppenheimer – the richest men in Africa- have got to watch their backs for these guys.  Renowned business magazine, Forbes, has released its list of 10 Young African millionaires to watch out for. The list comprises of individuals from various sectors- Energy, Manufacturing, E-commerce, Telecommunications … you name it.

According to Forbes, ”…these ten represent the entrepreneurial best of Africa’s young, teeming population.” Here are the top shots who made the list (in no particular order): Read more about Ones to watch: See Forbes’ Top 10 list of Africa’s young, most promising millionaires

Davido performs in Rwanda; 60 000 fans turn up (PHOTOS)

by Lily Rashida

On July 4th, as part of Rwanda’s annual Liberation Day celebrations, President Paul Kagame invited popular Nigerian artiste Davido to perform at a concert with over 60,000 fans and 9 East African Presidents in attendance. President Kagame, his wife and children were at the airport to receive the award winning superstar Davido. Read more about Davido performs in Rwanda; 60 000 fans turn up (PHOTOS)

Davido wins Best African Act at BET Awards 2014, SEE other winners

by Lily Rashida

One of the biggest nights in the music industry- The BET awards 2014 ceremony- is going down now. Music acts from all over the globe are gathered at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles- the venue for the event. Several musicians have already been honoured as recipients of this year’s BET Awards. Read more about Davido wins Best African Act at BET Awards 2014, SEE other winners