Author: Nairobi Business Monthly Reporter

By C. M. Rubin “I believe that words, communication, literature and the arts, can promote peace, tolerance and harmony, and bring about a change.” — Ada Aharoni The biggest challenge for humanity in the years ahead just might be coming to grips with the idea that we are all in this together – we are living in a world that’s more interconnected than ever and more competitive than ever. Our most important work, if we are to progress as a healthy, productive world community, is about finding the common ground in social, political and economics related situations. Yes, the world is flat but…

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Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to a new Pew Research Center report based on a survey of 38 countries. Yet, when asked how their news media are doing on reporting different political issues fairly, people are far more mixed in their sentiments, with many saying their media do not deliver. And, in many countries, there are sharp political differences in views of the media – with the largest gap among Americans. This new cross-national report builds on Pew Research Center’s earlier findings about U.S news…

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Before delving into this topic, it is important to know that not all SIM cards can be cloned; some are nearly impossible to clone because of the secure firmware that they contain. There are basically two types: the COMP128v1 is the kind of SIM card that can be cloned easily, while the COMP128v2 is the kind that contains the secure firmware that makes cloning really hard work. In line with this, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 ways a SIM card can be cloned. By the use of a SIM cloning tool SIM cloning tools can be…

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BY DIRK-JAN KOEMAN Symantec recently reported that 60% of consumers think their information is safe when they are using public Wi-Fi – completely unaware of the danger, or of its severity. The US software company further reported that only half of consumers believe they need to secure their information, 17% think websites are responsible for protecting data, while another 17% think the Wi-Fi provider is. These revelations come at a time when public Wi-Fi has become a basic utility and necessity, widely available in airports, cafés and libraries: where customers now view no Internet as an extreme irritant and deterrent.…

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HTC 10 This phone features a 24-bit DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter), paired with the handset’s own built-in headset amp, which takes the listening experience back to the ‘ear-loving days of analog audio’. It boasts of powerful speakers and Hi-Res headphones, with a weight of 161g, dimensions of 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm, screen size of 5.2-inch, a 4GB RAM, 32GB storage size and front and rear camera at 5MP and 12MP respectively. Also, each of the phone’s BoomSound Hi-Fi speakers features its own dedicated amp and separated tweeter and woofer set-up. Sony Xperia XZ Premium We all know about Sony…

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BY ALASTAIR PATERSON Have a safe trip! Typically, when we wish someone well before they leave on a journey we are referring to their physical safety while in transit. But, increasingly, there’s another consideration – their online security. Over the past year, compromises of payment card data from Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, network intrusions against third-party suppliers, and cyber espionage campaigns against visitors using hotel Wi-Fi networks have plagued the travel and hospitality industries. In the spirit of “forewarned is forearmed,” let’s take a closer look at some of the most notable examples of each of these types of threats and…

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BY VICTOR ADAR Kenyan students, as we know, are quite enterprising. While there are those who believe that it is a waste of time to jump into business when still fresh from college, the brainy ones simply view it as an opportunity where they can use the creativity and the geek in them to make some cash. It is at the back of this that Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) saw the importance of providing the emerging young creative training, mentorship and resources that they need to turn their passion into a profession. Some of the different courses offered by…

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BY NBM WRITER The Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development recently announced that it is facilitating the building of 200,000 social housing units and 800,000 affordable units annually to stem out the biting housing challenges in Kenya. Under this urbanisation and housing agenda, the government is expected to facilitate the delivery of one million affordable homes. According to Aidah Munano, the Principal Secretary in the State Department, the country is likely to use various initiatives, installation of both physical and social infrastructure as well as informal settlements in selected urban areas in order to make it happen. Giving…

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BY CYTONN INVESTMENT Nyeri Town is situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya, about 150km north of Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. It lies between the eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the western slopes of Mount Kenya. It is the largest town in Nyeri County and the Headquarter of Nyeri County, and former central administrative headquarters of Central Province. This therefore makes the area a strategic location to serve all the counties located in Mt. Kenya region such as Kirinyaga, Meru, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Muranga, Embu and…

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BY PETER WANYONYI There was a time when everything happening in the East African Community revolved around Kenya. This was when Kenya was the leading economic power in the region, Tanzania was mired in the leftover decline of its socialist past, and Uganda was tied up in civil war after another. The less said about Rwanda and Burundi over that period, the better. Kenya looked good because we didn’t have the all-out wars of Uganda and Rwanda-Burundi, and because our industrial base stood out in stark contrast to the centrally-planned poverty then prevalent in Tanzania. The legacy of this still…

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