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NAIROBI, Kenya, 25 October 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Swiss-Belhotel International, has announced the signing of its second property in Nairobi, further establishing its presence in the Kenyan capital. This exciting development comes less than a month after the signing of its previous hotel in the city.

Clare Njeri Githunguri and Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri with Laurent Voivenel

The renowned Nairobi Safari Club will be rebranded as ‘Nairobi Safari Club by Swiss-Belhotel’. The transition, culminating in a full takeover, is slated for 1st March 2024. Initially, the focus will be on embedding Swiss-Belhotel International’s standards and minimal branding, with subsequent plans to refine the property’s offerings. 

Built in 1984, Nairobi Safari Club is Nairobi’s only all-suite hotel and stands as a landmark in the city’s central area. The 4-star property boasts 146 rooms, ranging from studio, panorama rooms to executive and presidential suites. The hotel offers extensive conferencing facilities, including exclusive private rooms on the top floor. 

The hotel is owned by Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited. 

The Directors of Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited, Clare Njeri Githunguri and Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri, expressing their delight, stated, “Joining forces with Swiss-Belhotel International is not just a business decision, but a commitment to elevating the Nairobi Safari Club experience and setting new hospitality benchmarks. The fusion of our legacy with Swiss-Belhotel International’s global expertise will craft a distinctive hospitality experience for travellers in Nairobi.” 

This strategic signing by Swiss-Belhotel International not only amplifies its presence in the African continent but also aligns with its broader vision of capitalizing on emerging markets with robust potential. 

Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, stated, “As the tourism industry continues to grow in Africa, we are seeing an increased appetite for our world-class brands from hotel owners in the continent. Our accelerated growth trajectory in Nairobi reflects our confidence in the Kenyan market.” 

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President – Operations & Development, EMEA & India, and Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources & Talent Development at Swiss-Belhotel International, added: “This is a significant milestone for us. With an eye on the changing market dynamics, we are strategically building our portfolio to inspire more guests to experience our brands and hotels. Nairobi Safari Club’s iconic status combined with Swiss-Belhotel’s operational excellence will undoubtedly create a unique hospitality offering in the heart of Nairobi.”

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Nadya Frederica

nadyafrederica@swiss-belhotel.com

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NAIROBI, Kenya, 25 Octobre 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Swiss-Belhotel International a annoncé la signature de sa deuxième propriété à Nairobi, renforçant ainsi sa présence dans la capitale kenyane. Cette avancée notable intervient moins d’un mois après la signature de son dernier hôtel dans la ville.

Les directrices, Clare Njeri Githunguri et Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri, avec Laurent Voivenel

Le célèbre Nairobi Safari Club sera rebaptisé « Nairobi Safari Club by Swiss-Belhotel ». Cette transition, qui aboutira à une acquisition totale, est prévue pour le 1er mars 2024. Dans un premier temps, la priorité sera donnée à l’intégration des l’integration des standards de Swiss-Belhotel International et à la création d’une marque minimaliste, avant d’envisager d’affiner l’offre de la propriété. 

Construit en 1984, le Nairobi Safari Club est le seul hôtel Suites de Nairobi et sert de point de repère dans le centre-ville. Cette propriété 4 étoiles compte 146 chambres, des studios et chambres panoramiques aux suites exécutives et présidentielles. Cet hôtel est équipé de nombreuses infrastructures pour les conférences, et notamment de salles privées exclusives au dernier étage. 

Il est détenu par Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited. 

Les directrices de Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited, Clare Njeri Githunguri et Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri, ont déclaré avec enthousiasme : « Unir nos forces avec Swiss-Belhotel International n’est pas qu’une simple décision commerciale, mais un engagement visant à élever l’expérience du Nairobi Safari Club et à définir de nouvelles références dans l’hôtellerie. La fusion de notre héritage avec l’expertise mondiale de Swiss-Belhotel International créera une expérience hôtelière singulière pour les voyageurs à Nairobi. » 

Cette signature stratégique de Swiss-Belhotel International ne fait pas qu’amplifier sa présence sur le continent africain, mais s’inscrit également dans sa vision globale consistant à capitaliser sur les marchés émergents à fort potentiel. 

M. Gavin M. Faull, président de Swiss-Belhotel International, a déclaré : « Alors que l’industrie du tourisme continue de se développer en Afrique, nous constatons que les propriétaires d’hôtels du continent sont de plus en plus attirés par nos marques de renommée internationale. Notre dynamique de croissance accélérée à Nairobi reflète notre confiance dans le marché kenyan. » 

Laurent A. Voivenel, vice-président principal des opérations et du développement dans la région EMEA et en Inde et vice-président principal des ressources humaines et du développement des talents chez Swiss-Belhotel International, a ajouté : « Il s’agit d’une étape majeure pour nous. Conscients de l’évolution de la dynamique du marché, nous développons stratégiquement notre portefeuille afin d’inciter davantage de clients à découvrir nos marques et nos hôtels. Le statut emblématique du Nairobi Safari Club, associé à l’excellence opérationnelle de Swiss-Belhotel, aboutira sans aucun doute à une expérience hôtelière unique au cœur de Nairobi.

Distribué par African Media Agency (AMA) pour Swiss-Belhotel International.

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 24 October 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is thrilled to announce the industry’s first funded program for crypto copy trading with the launch of its highly anticipated Master Trader Bootcamp, where participants can join for free. This initiative empowers traders to unlock their full trading potential while offering the opportunity to earn up to 20,000 USDT through risk-free demo trading.

This unique 14-day trading challenge is set to empower participants and propel their trading careers to new heights. The registration begins immediately and ends on November 18, 2023, 11:59 PM UTC. Participants will be evaluated based on various factors, including account equity percentage change, maximum daily losses/drawdowns, consistency, and trading frequency since joining or the last reset. 

Participants are not required to invest any capital, as Bybit provides over 120,000 USDT equivalent in demo funds. This ensures that traders can trade in real-time markets without the fear of financial loss, enabling them to experiment with different strategies and sharpen their trading skills. 

The onboarding process for the Master Trader Bootcamp is simple and user-friendly. Participants can seamlessly join the challenge, monitor their results daily, and reset their performance if they wish to try again, all without the need for additional tests or complex procedures. 

“At Bybit, we are dedicated to empowering traders and providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed. The Master Trader Bootcamp represents our unwavering commitment to supporting the global crypto community,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “We believe that every trader deserves a chance to unleash their potential, and we are excited to reward those who demonstrate exceptional skills and dedication.” 

To learn more about the Master Trader Bootcamp, please visit this link.

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About Bybit

Bybit is a cryptocurrency exchange established in 2018 that offers a professional platform where crypto traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, excellent customer service and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions, the Oracle Red Bull Racing team, esports teams Astralis, Alliance, Made in Brazil (MIBR), and Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports.

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LUSAKA, Zambia, 25 October 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-The Africa Fintech Summit is pleased to announce that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as the Sponsor for the 6th Alpha Expo Mini Accelerator & Pitch Competition taking place as part of the 10th Africa Fintech Summits to be held at the Marriott Ciela Resort in Lusaka, Zambia on the 2-3 of November 2023. The sponsorship comes at the hill of the launch of the ‘Tech for Trade Alliance’ initiative.by the US Government’s Prosper Africa at the 9th Africa Fintech Summit in Washington DC last April aimed to accelerate e-commerce and digital trade in Africa and address legal, regulatory, and logistical bottlenecks across the continent.

After hundreds of applications from all over around the continent and rigorous selection process, 12 early-stage startups with the most impactful digital innovations are selected to pitch in front of independent panel of judges on the 03rd of November 2023 at the Africa Fintech Summit. The startups selected to showcase their innovation at the summit are:- Bosso, Get Equity, Koloso, Kutoa, Loop, Mytalu, Power, Save & Remit Services, SaveApp, TradeLenda, YNA Kenya and Zambezi Capital. USAID’s sponsorship includes Cash awards to the top 3 winners of the Pitch Competition. 

Since the first AlphaExpo pitch competition at AFTSLagos in Nigeria in 2018, the program has witnessed the participation of over 50 different startups from across 13 different countries and past participants have collectively raised over $200M from investors like Google and Coinbase, Block, Mastercard, IBM and many more investors.  

“It is with an immense gratitude that we are welcoming USAID powering our alpha Expo Mini accelerator Pitch Competition in Zambia as we provide Africa’s future problem solvers with visibility, opportunity, and capital access through our flagship AE Mini Accelerator that we are doing for the 6th year now. USAID’s investment in the pitch competition is strategically aligned with the recently launched ‘Tech for Trade Alliance’ initiative as these early stage startup join the rank of alliance members solving Africa’s digital, gender and financial divide and provide accelerate financial inclusion,” said Zekarias Amsalu, Co-Founder of AFTS and MD of Ibex Frontier. 

In addition to USAID’s Pitch competition & Startup Award sponsorship, #AFTSLUSAKA2023 will be supported by a diverse cohort of partners including a keynote speech by Honorable Minister Felix C. Mutati of the Ministry of Technology & Science of Zambia as well as sponsors including Mastercard, Flutterwave, Ecobank, Multigate, Chipper Cash, MDP, Fivewest, PAPSS, Cellulant, Premier Credit, FonBnk, Fincra, Smile ID, Klasha, FSD Africa, Termii, OneLiquidity, Yellow Card, MMLP, Waya, Founders Factory Africa and counting. 

Tickets for AFTS Lusaka, Zambia are on sale now. To learn more or to register, visit http://africafintechsummit.com/

Delegates get 25% on AFTS tickets by using the discount code AFTS25Sponsor at checkout of registration at http://africafintechsummit.com/

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About Africa Fintech Summit

About the Official Africa Tech Roadshow 

The Official Africa Tech Roadshow is a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering collaboration, innovation, and growth within the African technology landscape. By bringing together top industry conferences and events, the Roadshow provides a platform for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors to exchange ideas, share insights, and forge partnerships that contribute to the advancement of the Pan-African technology industry. 

Media Contact

Charles Isidi

Head of Marketing and Communications

Africa Fintech Summit.

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LUSAKA, Zambia, 25 October 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/- A “Payment Accelerator Sponsor” of the highly-anticipated Africa Fintech Summit , MDP, modern card issuing & processing platform, seeks to accelerate financial inclusion and innovation in the payments industry in Africa. The highly anticipated conference is scheduled on 2-3 November, in Lusaka, Zamia – shedding light on innovation in the payments & fintech.

MDP’s partnership with Africa Fintech Summit is aligned with their vision to revolutionize the payment solutions industry in Africa. As the leading conference within the FinTech sphere, Africa Fintech Summit is a significant player in bringing together key stakeholders including Regulators, Financial and Technology Industry Executives, FinTechs, Banks, Schemes, leading innovators & investors from all over Africa.

Recognizing the massive progress & potential in Africa’s technology sector, Ahmed Nafie, CEO at MDP expressed his excitement for MDP’s partnership with Africa Fintech Summit,   “As the African Continent continues witnessing increased digital transformation, especially across the financial sector, we foresee the demand for digital financial services and products to continue to rise. This would likely spur a wave of innovation that will drive both economic growth & improve financial inclusion in the upcoming period.”

“MDP is enabling startups, FinTechs, Banks & SMEs to scale up their payment products through its API offerings – all surfaced as part of MDP’s end-to-end card issuance & processing platform, which bundles products & solutions for Fintechs to swiftly & seamlessly launch a payment program,” added Ahmed Nafie.

“We are thrilled to have MDP as payments accelerator sponsor of the 10th Edition of the Africa Fintech Summit. As a leading digital payments provider in Africa, we are particular excited to have MDP’s support at this year’s summit, and we are confident that their participation, shared insights and collaboration opportunities will deeply resonate at this global gathering of African Fintech Stakeholders.” Added Zekarias Amsalu, Co-Founder of the Africa Fintech Summit.

The 10th Africa Fintech Summit would have in attendance speakers, sponsors, regulators and partners on the evening of November 1st, 10+ Live Panels Discussions and Roundtables exploring the leading trends and ideas impacting fintech in Africa and beyond, High-level Networking Opportunities, Africa’s Largest Fintech Exhibition, Expert Keynote Addresses and Fireside Chats, the anticipated 2023 AlphaExpo Micro-Accelerator and Pitch Competition, Partner Workshops, Lusaka Startup Ecosystem Tour, the Post-event Happy Hour, and more!

In attendance is Keynote speaker Hon. Minister Felix Mutati, Minister of Technology and Science, Zambia, MDP’s very own CEO Ahmed Nafie, Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, Founder and CEO, Flutterwave, Muhammad Nana Vice President, Fintech Enabler & PSP Partnerships EEMEA, Mastercard, Joseph Mucheru, President, JUMO, Chilufya Mutale, Co-founder and CEO, Premier Credit, John Bosco Sebabi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Pan-African Payments and Settlement System (PAPSS), Roy Muyelu, Chairperson, Payments Association of Zambia, Andile Masuku, Head of Community, Founders Factory Africa, Dolapo Agbaje, Director, Apis Partners, Grace Anyetei, Regional Director of Operations, Africa, IDT Corporation/Boss Money, Eghosa Nehikhare, Co-founder and CEO, Multigate, Eloïne Barry, Founder and CEO, African Media Agency (AMA), and others.

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About MDP

MDP is the leading card issuing & processing platform, enabling businesses to roll out their financial solutions with end-to-end payment infrastructure offerings – ranging from personalized card production, financial transactions processing & digital payments’ solutions. 

A trusted legacy of more than 30+ years, MDP is well-positioned in the market as a payments powerhouse, with extended footprint in more than 40 countries. The company is acknowledged for accelerating payment experiences & providing innovative, scalable & secure omni-channel customer experiences.

About Africa Fintech Summit

About the Official Africa Tech Roadshow 

The Official Africa Tech Roadshow is a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering collaboration, innovation, and growth within the African technology landscape. By bringing together top industry conferences and events, the Roadshow provides a platform for thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors to exchange ideas, share insights, and forge partnerships that contribute to the advancement of the Pan-African technology industry. 

Media Contact

Charles Isidi

Head of Marketing and Communications

Africa Fintech Summit.

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