Scooper news published Annual Content Round-up in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scooper, a news app developed by Transsion Group, joined Kenya’s media space in 2017 as an independent firm aimed at distributing impartial and current news in the country. Until now, Scooper news has an audience of over 600K Daily active users in Kenya.

The year 2021 came to an end, and Scooper news rounded up some interesting things by using its large database to analyze all the content which were published in Scooper news in the last year, making this is a must-see report for Kenyans.

1. Word of the year

The past year has had its own fair share of hard hitting headlines. Politics has been major player in the Kenyan media waves, owing to the upcoming general elections on August, 2022. That explains why the word ‘President’ topped the “Words of the Year” list. The most popular word outside politics was ‘Party’, giving the notion that Kenyans like their social events.

2. TOP 8 Celebrities

Amongst other popular celebrities was Meagan Markle, who topped the list of our ‘Top 8 Celebrities’. Other celebrities on the list were Kanye West and Princess Diana, with Diamond, Davido and Wizkid been the only celebrities from Africa.

3. Emoji of the year

The laughing emoji was also voted as the ‘Emoji of the Year’, owing to the fact that most of our content is entertaining and humorous.

4. TOP10 Writers in Kenya

Scooper spends about $100,000 on PGC writer’s annually as salary payment, and about $200,000 annually on in-house writers and media partners.

Freelancers can earn money by registering an account in Scooper news and publishing content to get income. In the last year, the TOP10 Writers in Kenya earned a total income of 1,200,000Ksh in 2021!

Also, Scooper has partnered with more than 30 top-notch media houses, and enrolled hundreds of PGC writers to ensure that its audience is always informed the latest news and so much more.

5. 5 Biggest fake news

We also had our own fair share of fake news that we averted thanks to our avid research skills and trained Journalists.

6. The Top10 Hottest news in Kenya

Based on our statistics, the Top10 news headlines in Kenya were:

TOP1: Jeff Koinange Owns Expensive Things, Check Out Some Of Them

TOP2: Ovahimba: Inside The Community That Offered S_x To Visitors And Didn’t Bath

TOP3: Age Is Just A Number! Meet Kenyan Men Celebrities Who Have Married Older Women Than Them

TOP4 : Kikuyu LADIES in tears as one of the most handsome Kikuyu radio presenters weds his beautiful girlfriend

TOP5: Forget Lulu Hassan And Rashid Abdalla, Meet This Other Power Couple

TOP6: Anajifanya Mjanja Lakini Wapi! Good News As This Details About The Killer Cop Emerge

TOP7: Ndio Hizi! Illuminati Schools In Kenya As Shocking Things Students Are Forced To Do Emerge

TOP8: Remember Ruto’s Daughter Who Was Buried Alive? See How She Has Transformed, Her Heartbreaking Story

TOP9: Last Moments: What Caroline Told Her Brother Before Committing Suicide

TOP10: Double Tragedy: Man Commits Suicide Days After Losing Both Wife And Daughter

Scooper is a news app developed by Transsion Group bringing you the latest content in Kenya and around the globe. Up to 2021, Scooper has employed more than 2000 PGC writers through its free-lance program that was tailored to provide job opportunities to the Kenyan population.

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Kevin Shelly nommé directeur des comptes stratégiques – Amériques pour Nikkiso ACD

TEMECULA, Californie, 26 janv. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Groupe), une filiale de Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), a le plaisir d’annoncer que Kevin Shelly a accepté un nouveau poste en tant que directeur des comptes stratégiques pour la Nikkiso Cryogenic Pumps Unit – Amériques.

Cette nouvelle position vitale au sein de l’équipe de direction soutient les objectifs du groupe visant à accroître davantage sa présence et son impact sur le marché du gaz industriel en Amérique du Nord et du Sud.

Kevin s’est forgé une expérience impressionnante du développement commercial, des relations avec les clients et de la gestion des grands comptes et des territoires au cours de plus de 20 années de travail dans ce secteur de l’industrie. Il se concentrera sur la vente d’équipements haut de gamme ainsi que sur le service et le marché secondaire pour l’unité Pumps du Groupe. Kevin jouera également un rôle crucial dans la stratégie du Groupe en facilitant l’identification des opportunités pour les entreprises du Groupe Nikkiso et en ouvrant la voie au renforcement de notre rôle de partenaire stratégique pour nos clients.

« L’unité Pumps est ravie d’accueillir Kevin à ce nouveau poste de direction stratégique », a déclaré Daryl Lamy, président-directeur général de l’unité Pumps du Groupe. « Ses années d’expérience viendront renforcer notre capacité à offrir à nos clients des produits de pompes cryogéniques, un service client et des solutions à valeur ajoutée de classe mondiale. »

Nikkiso Cryogenic Pumps Unit, qui comprend Nikkiso ACD et Nikkiso Cryo, est un fabricant de premier plan d’une gamme diversifiée de pompes cryogéniques de toutes tailles.

À PROPOS DE CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (aujourd’hui membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd) et ses entreprises membres fabriquent des équipements et de petites usines de traitement de gaz cryogéniques pour les secteurs du gaz naturel liquéfié (GNL), des services d’entretien de puits et du gaz industriel. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société-mère d’ACD, de Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, ainsi qu’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter les sites www.nikkisoCEIG.com et www.nikkiso.com.

Contact auprès des médias :
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Kevin Shelly Nomeado Gerente Estratégico de Contas – Américas da Nikkiso ACD

TEMECULA, Califórnia, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Grupo) da Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, subsidiária da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), tem o prazer de anunciar a nomeação de Kevin Shelly como Gerente Estratégico de Contas da Unidade de Bombas da Nikkiso Cryogenic – Américas .Esta posição nova e vital para a equipe de gestão apoia os objetivos do Grupo de aumentar ainda mais sua presença e impacto no mercado de Gás Industrial em toda a América do Norte e do Sul.

Kevin tem um histórico impressionante com desenvolvimento de vendas, relações com clientes e gerenciamento de contas e territórios principais nos seus mais de 20 anos de experiência no setor. Seu foco será vender equipamentos de primeira qualidade, bem como serviços e pós-venda para o grupo de bombas. Kevin também desempenhará um papel vital na estratégia do Grupo, facilitando oportunidades para as empresas do grupo Nikkiso e abrindo caminho para se tornar um parceiro estratégico mais forte dos nossos clientes.

“A Unidade de Bombas está entusiasmada por ter Kevin nesta nova função de gestão estratégica”, disse Daryl Lamy, Presidente e CEO da Unidade de Bombas do Grupo. “Seus anos de experiência aumentarão nossa capacidade de oferecer produtos de bomba criogênica, atendimento ao cliente e soluções de valor agregado para nossos clientes de todo o mundo.”

A Unidade de Bombas da Nikkiso Cryogenic, que inclui a Nikkiso ACD e a Nikkiso Cryo, é uma fabricante líder de uma linha diversificada de bombas criogênicas – grandes a pequenas.

SOBRE A CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
A Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (agora membro da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) fabrica equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados e plantas de processo de pequena escala para as indústrias de gás natural liquefeito (GNL), serviços de poços e gás industrial. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip, e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

Para mais informação, visite www.nikkisoCEIG.com e www.nikkiso.com.

CONTATO COM A MÍDIA:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Le Sommet Mondial 2022 Rassemble des Conférenciers et des Participants de 157 Pays

Sommet Pour la Paix Dans la Péninsule Coréenne

Washington, DC, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE

Sommet mondial pour étudier les moyens

de ramener la paix dans la péninsule coréenne

La Fédération pour la paix universelle (FPU) et le gouvernement royal du Cambodge sont heureux d’annoncer la tenue du prochain Sommet mondial 2022 (Sommet pour la paix dans la péninsule coréenne) à Séoul, en Corée du Sud. Les conférenciers principaux et les participants de 157 pays s’adresseront à la fois à un public en personne et à un public virtuel mondial sur les perspectives de réconciliation pacifique de la péninsule coréenne.

Le Sommet mondial 2022 sera organisé par le  Dr Hak Ja Han Moon, cofondatrice de la  FPU, et co-organisé par Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Premier ministre du Royaume du Cambodge, et SE Ban Ki-moon, ancien secrétaire général du Les Nations unies.

Le Sommet, du 10 au 13 février 2022 est intitulé : « Vers la paix dans la péninsule coréenne ». Des orateurs éminents examineront de nombreux aspects de la réconciliation, à commencer par des propositions de dialogue constructif et la recherche d’un consensus entre les acteurs majeurs autour de la question coréenne.

D’autres sujets seront abordés : projets de coentreprise entre les deux Corées susceptibles d’impliquer aussi la Chine, le Japon, la Russie et les États-Unis ; projets touristiques en Corée du Nord ; convertir la DMZ – qui, intacte depuis 1953, est redevenue un environnement naturel vierge – en monument à la paix mondiale.

« La guerre de Corée a commencé il y a plus de 70 ans et s’est conclue par un armistice, et non par un traité de paix », a déclaré le président de la FPU, le Dr Thomas G. Walsh. Et d’ajouter : « La péninsule coréenne a une culture et langue et une histoire plurimillénaire commune. Ne peut-on pas résoudre ce conflit et chercher la réunification pacifique de la péninsule ? Le Sommet tentera de répondre à ces questions  ».

Avec ce Sommet mondial 2022, la FPU poursuit une série d’activités de consolidation de la paix sous le thème « prospérité mutuelle, interdépendance valeurs universelles partagées ». La FPU, ONG dotée du statut consultatif général auprès du Conseil économique et social de l’ONU, est connue pour sa série de Rassemblement de l’Espoir, ses conférences internationales des dirigeants et, depuis début 2021, son Forum Think Tank 2022.  Ce dernier projet mobilise plus de 2 000 leaders d’opinion mondiaux en vue d’une percée pour la paix dans la péninsule coréenne. (Des détails sur les Think Tank 2022 sont disponibles sur UPF.org.)

Conformément aux directives de sécurité de Covid-19, plus de 1000 personnes devraient se rassembler à Séoul pour le Sommet mondial 2022 lors des séances d’ouverture du vendredi 11 février 2022. Des millions d’autres participeront via un format hybride de haute technologie.

Dans le cadre du Sommet mondial 2022, les associations de consolidation de la paix affiliées à la FPU tiendront plusieurs sessions de haut niveau :

●       Le Conseil international au sommet pour la paix (ICSP) et l’Association internationale des premières dames pour la paix (IAFP)

●       Association internationale des parlementaires pour la paix (IAPP)

●       Association interreligieuse pour la paix et le développement (IAPD)

●       Association internationale pour la paix et le développement économique (IAED)

●       Association internationale des médias pour la paix (IMAP)

●       Association internationale des universitaires pour la paix (IAAP)

●       Association internationale des arts et de la culture pour la paix (IAACP)

Pour les demandes des médias, veuillez contacter :

William P. Selig | Directeur des communications, Universal Peace Federation

Tél. : 240-274-1744 | Courriel : wselig@upf.org  | Web : www.upf.org

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Universal Peace Federation
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ASHMA is ready to start Operation Clean your Frontage initiative

-The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region is ready to start the Operation Clean Your Frontage initiative across the Municipality on Friday January 28 to serve as a prelude to the main programme which will start next month.

Mr Albert Boakye Okyere, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Assembly through its key stakeholders has put in place measures to ensure the programme would be rolled-out successfully within the municipality.

Mr Okyere hinted that the programme was not to prosecute or punish citizens, but was to ensure that residents observed good sanitation practices within their immediate surroundings at all times.

The MCE again noted that public sensitization was a key component in ensuring that the programme was successful.

He explained that it was his expectation that residents within the Municipality would embrace the programme to ensure full participation when it finally commences in February.

Mrs. Patience Wilson, Information Officer, Ashaiman Municipal Assembly said the Information Service Department (ISD) in the Municipality had embarked on some sensitisation programmes to inform the residents and emphasis the need to get involved.

She added that the Municipal Assembly would in the coming days meet some identifiable groups within the various communities and called on corporate organisations to assist the Assembly to ensure the programme was implemented successfully within the Municipality.

The Operation Clean Your Frontage was an initiative by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey to ensure that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision in making Greater Accra the cleanest city in Africa was achieved.

The Legislative Instrument (LI) which would serve as the legal framework for it has been duly passed to ensure citizens who go contrary to the laid down rules are punished to serve as a deterrent to others.

Residents including Churches, Mosques, Spots, Pubs and Corporate Organizations are, however, required to keep the frontage of their property clean at all times.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Traders at Makola appeal for waste containers

Accra, Jan. 26, GNA – Some traders at the Makola Market, Accra, have appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for waste containers to curb insanitary conditions in parts of the Market.

The traders attributed poor sanitation in the Market to lack of waste containers leading to indiscriminate disposal of waste.

Piles of refuse were seen at different locations in the Market when the Ghana News Agency toured the Central Business District on Tuesday.

Mr Rahim Abubakar, a shoe seller at the Market, expressed worry about the situation, saying, “before, there was a container for waste collection, but it has been taken away…”

He said the situation was not only inconveniencing traders and affecting trading activities, but the tons of garbage in parts of the Market due to the lack of a waste container was also a public health concern.

Madam Araba Pentsiwa, also a trader, said she now hawked in the streets because of the insanitary condition, especially at where she used to sell.

“I hawk in traffic now and around the market because I can’t sit in filth to sell,” she said, appealing to the Assembly to, as a matter of urgency, rid the area of filth by providing them with a waste container.

Mrs Monica Osei, another trader, whose goods were near a heap of rubbish, said she had lost many clients due to the poor sanitation in the area.

Government in October last year launched “Operation Clean Your Frontage,” and expects to deploy over 3,500 members of a taskforce to enforce sanitation by-laws.

The campaign is to make it obligatory for all individuals and corporates to be responsible for the cleaning and greening of their immediate surroundings.

The necessary by-laws have been passed and gazetted by the 29 Assemblies in the Greater Accra Region to enable the lawful implementation of the initiative.

Source: Ghana News Agency

African Court at a crossroads of institutional development-Justice Aboud

Tema, Jan. 26, GNA – The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is at the crossroads of institutional development, which reinforces the Judges’ resolution that self-led reform is the way to preserve the fundamentals of the African human rights justice system.

“It is beyond dispute that meaningful reform of the African Court cannot be achieved without the overall institutional overhaul of the African Union (AU) as the intergovernmental umbrella organization.

“This speaks to a critical ingredient in framing the justice discourse this year to bring States back at the heart of human rights justice in Africa,” Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud African Court President has stated in a document to the Ghana News Agency in Tema.

In the document which stated the broad direction of the African Court this year, the African Court President commended the AU and Member States for the unwavering commitment expressed last year.

African Court President, Justice Aboud explained that last year’s dialogue would materialise this year to serve as a common platform to build and strengthen a cordial relationship between the African Court and the Member States and eventually, improve the human rights justice landscape on the continent.

Lady Justice Aboud noted: “It is also important to note that the protection of human rights cannot be fully realised without the active participation of African citizens.

“The support of non-governmental actors, who represent the people of Africa for whom and on whose behalf Member States established the African Court”.

She said: “What the current leadership of the African Court, therefore, hopes for is that African civil society joins the Court’s reform process by actively engaging with the AU, individual States, and the Court.

“As much as we should favour changes that reposition States as the key stakeholders, African citizens should proactively engage the Court directly and through the African civil society to ensure the effective protection of their rights and fundamental freedoms”.

Source: Ghana News Agency

IEA recommends review of approach to tackling Inflation

Accra, Jan. 26, GNA – The Institute of Economics Affairs (IEA) has advised the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to engage and seek a comprehensive approach to dealing with inflation.

The research institute highlighted the need for the central bank to adopt a collaborative approach with stakeholders to consider other frameworks in addition to the demand-focused Inflation Targeting (IT) framework to manage persistent inflation that has over the years been driven by entrenched supply and demand influences.

“Food price, fuel price and exchange rate volatilities have been persistent drivers of inflation but are not easily amenable to IT. Further, IT has been equally inhibited in dealing with demand pressures that are driven largely by an enduring fiscal deficit bias,” said Dr John K. Kwakye, Director of Research, IEA.

He was speaking at a roundtable meeting on the topic, “Making monetary policy in Ghana More Fit for Purpose. ”

The platform was to promote discourse on how to make monetary policy more effective in lowering interest rates and sustaining prices to create employment and promote growth.

In addressing cost or supply undercurrents of inflation, Dr Kwakye said stemming the volatilities of food prices would require the scaling up of production and ensuring that food produce reached markets on a timely basis.

He also advised that taxes and levies on fuel be streamlined to reduce effect on ex-pump prices while recommending a concerted effort to bridge supply-demand gap through “appropriate export-boosting and import rationalisation policies.”

Dr Kwakye stressed that a permanent solution to the fiscal deficit bias was needed to streamline expenditure and scale up of revenue, which also means plugging of tax loopholes and wastages.

“The fiscal deficit bias in Ghana must be addressed head on so that it does not remain a macroeconomically-destabilising albatross around the country’s neck,” he emphasised.

Persistent inflation; high cost of monetary policy; banks inefficiencies and high operational costs; high borrower risks; government incessant borrowing; and high bank taxes, he noted, had spiralled the country’s lending rate out of control as compared to other countries in the middle-income bracket.

“BoG has a duty in ensuring a more effective way of controlling inflation so that monetary policy itself does not fuel lending rates. BoG must strengthen safety nets for borrowers, including through identification and credit worthiness schemes,” he said.

The banks must improve their operational efficiency, reduce their costs of operations through the modernisation of their processes and systems and “through strategic company focus and foresight planning, so that these do not feed into lending rates.”

“Meanwhile, the Government must restrain its borrowing to reduce pressure on lending rates by addressing the budget deficit bias. Government must also ensure that banks’ taxes are not out of proportion or inordinate so that they do not overly overburden them and thereby fuel lending rates.”

Mr Theodore Markham, a Senior Fellow at IEA, said the country’s monetary policy must reflect the import dependent nature of the economy, which had a bearing on the cedi depreciation.

Also, interest rate, if not well managed, he said, had a tendency of making Ghanaian manufacturers and exporters less competitive under AfCFTA.

“If you are an industrialist and you need to export, and you borrow money at a rate of 20 per cent, while your external competitor could borrow the same amount of money at five per cent then you are already out of the market,” he said.

According to BoG, the current inflation rate is at 12.6 percent while the monetary policy rate is 14.50 per cent as at January 25, 2022.

Government has a target of achieving 8.0 per cent inflation rate by the end of the year.

Source: Ghana News Agency