Blog entries from: A Nairobian's Perspective !


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August 13 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Wed Aug 13 2014, 09:00:00

51 countries, 60 direct reports, 60,000 customers, 4,000 employees, 14 aircraft, 2 young children and 2 dogs! Charles Brewer is the MD who loves leading all of that

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August 12 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Tue Aug 12 2014, 05:00:00

The first public owned Oil and Gas Company in East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, August 12, 2014/ -- Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) Plc ("Swala" or "the Company") today listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange ("DSE") becoming the first public owned Oil and Gas Company in East Africa.  The company is the 20th to list on the DSE and the 2nd to list under the Enterprise Growth Market ("EGM"), an equity market specifically intended for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups.

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August 8 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Fri Aug 8 2014, 05:21:00

DUBAI, UAE, August 8, 2014/ -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO) ), the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of SafeNet, a worldwide leader in data protection and software monetization, from Vector Capital for US$890 million on a debt free/cash free basis. 

Headquartered in Belcamp, Maryland, USA, and presently located in 27 countries, SafeNet is one of the largest dedicated digital information security companies in the world, trusted to protect, control the access to, and manage the world's most sensitive data and high value software applications. As an example, SafeNet technology protects over 80% of world's intra-bank fund transfers and its 1,500+ employees, including 550 ...

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August 6 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Wed Aug 6 2014, 06:15:00

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 6, 2014/ -- Standard Bank Group Africa's largest lender by assets, has renewed its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project driven by US President Barack Obama, which aims to double access to power in Africa by significantly accelerating investment in the sector over the next five years. The US government has committed more than US$7 billion dollars in financial support to Power Africa over five years.

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From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Wed Aug 6 2014, 05:05:00

Richard Quest seems to capture the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta thoughts in a coincise manner in this interview.There's more to it than simply peddling the mantra that Terrorism is a global threat.Specifically i find  President Uhuru on point when he points that "Travel Advisories"  following specific threats  are ill advised and work against international corporation. Think of it such travel advisories by Western States amount to scoring an own goal and giving terrorist the power and effect they so desire.Interesting interview by Richard Quest during the Ongoing Africa /United States of America Summit!

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August 1 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Fri Aug 1 2014, 03:28:00

Its hardly two months since the Government re branded the statutory regulatory body  Communications Commission of Kenya to the Communications Authority of Kenya. The move was hailed as "a new dawn" for in the ICT sector in Kenya. At the Launch His Excellency the President stated and i quote  "In establishing an independent regulator, we gather to mark a new beginning for the Information and Communications Technology sector and indeed for the whole Nation"As with any other statutory body i am a bit apprehensive and pessimistic as to whether Kenyans and foreign investors are experiencing a new dawn with regards to service delivery.Case in point :The Able Wireless Company.

A lot of verbal pep talk has been made about vision 2030, empowering the youth, making it ideal for local ...

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July 30 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Wed Jul 30 2014, 05:03:00

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 30, 2014/ -- PwC has today announced it is increasing its investment in Africa and building closer links between PwC UK and PwC Africa, to meet increased demand for professional services as trade activity between the two regions grows. 

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July 25 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Fri Jul 25 2014, 03:42:00

Without doubt Android based Tablets are the majority and most used Tablets in the market but if you are used to your Windows based personal computer(pc) and would like to engage the same functionality on other devices any tablet or phone that runs the Windows 8.1 is your best pick. Locally the Nokia Lumia 2520 may be your best pick .

This is not a review of the tablet as there is already much written on it especially since  its launch in 2013 (please watch the video for specifications and hands on demo)  but rather its my opinion as to why running the Windows 8.1 operating system by Microsoft is a game changer in the mobile devices market.

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July 24 2014

From A Nairobian's Perspective ! Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:19:00

An Algerian Airplane Flight AH5017 has gone missing over Mali.This has raised fears of a possible crash  due to the  weather conditions and the volatile conditions in the area due to civil strife and armed conflict in the region.This has come shortly after the Air Malaysia crash in Ukraine raising concerns in the international airline industry as to the safety of passenger airplanes especially in conflict regions.

(see  News Clip below)

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