By Margaret NjugunahNairobi — Barclays Bank of Kenya has posted a profit of Sh5.3 billion net profit for quarter three of 2017 compared to Sh6.1 billion same period in 2016, a 12 percent drop. Barclays says the period was characterised by harsh economic conditions, political uncertainties and the impact of interest rates caps that came into law in September 2016.
By Margaret NjugunahNairobi — The shilling has gained against the dollar following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election during the October 26 fresh presidential election. Analysts at CBA bank say the shilling had initially lost ground Monday morning, only to reverse its losses and gain 20 cents immediately after the ruling. "Going forward, we see range-bound trading as traders dig deeper to the Supreme Court ruling," an Analyst at the bank said.
By Margaret NjugunahNairobi — Vodafone Ghana CEO Yolanda Cuba has dismissed rumors that she is taking over as the Safaricom CEO following Bob Collymore's extended sick leave. Cuba says media reports and social media is mere fake news adding that she wishes Collymore a quick recovery. "Fake news are not news. Bob Collymore, wishing you a speedy recovery so that you can get back to your job," Cuba wrote on her Twitter handle.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".