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Kenyan Runner Sets New World Record
September 21, 2018
Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kimetto by a massive one minutes and 16 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds , setting a new world record and cutting his own personal best by well over a minute. The 33-year-old had won twice before in Berlin. ... read more »
Nation Faced with Rising Suicides Among Young and Old
September 14, 2018
Mayosi was a world class cardiologist who focused his research on bettering the lives of Africans. In 2014, he presented the first data set tracking rheumatic heart disease in Africa, the most common cause of heart disease among schoolchildren in Africa. ... read more »
African Critics See Dark Side to China’s ‘Charitable’ Loans
September 14, 2018
At the confab, with representatives from 53 of 54 African countries, sky-high numbers were bandied about. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in funds for eight initiatives over the next three years, in areas ranging from industrial promotion, infrastructure construction and scholarships for young Africans. ... read more »
Kenyan Leader Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant
September 1, 2018
Mr. Kenyatta said the 'Big Four agenda' projects – boosting manufacturing industry, promoting food security, providing affordable housing and universal healthcare coverage – present major opportunities for local and foreign investors. ... read more »
Thousands of Settlers Face Eviction in Kenya to Save Trees
September 1, 2018
Some 40,000 settlers in the Maasai Mau forest in Kenya face imminent eviction by the Kenyan government which says it is protecting the forest in the name of conservation. ... read more »
Broad Fest: Free Event at The Broad Stage
Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 2, 2018. This free outdoor event features music and dance, activities for kids and adults, plus snacks, sweets and food available for purchase. Members and subscribers, local families, college students and arts enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy an array of musical performances, DJ music and dance floor, drumming, movies and more. ... read more / view event »
Conservative Nominee Tapped for Post in Kenya Gets Grilling from Dems
August 10, 2018
Democrats are challenging President Trump’s nominee from the Midwestern state of Illinois for the post of U.S. ambassador to Kenya. State Sen. Kyle McCarter’s conservative views run the gamut from opposition to gay rights, restrictions on immigration and locking up former Senator Hillary Clinton. ... read more »
We’re Not a Dumping Ground for Used Cars, Says Rwanda President at New Auto Plant Opening
July 26, 2018
VW’s $20 million investment will create up to 1,000 jobs, and is an example of much needed spending by overseas firms in the nation, which receives $1 billion in foreign aid and development assistance but is making business-friendly reforms. ... read more »
South African Conservationist Tapped for U.N. Expert Panel on Biodiversity
June 7, 2018
Dr. Dziba, who studied at Utah State University and Fort Hare University in the U.S., says he’s looking forward to engaging with people worldwide in finding solutions for the sustainability of the world’s natural assets. ... read more »
Me Too Movement Reaches Into African Halls of Power
May 31, 2018
The women, who work at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, appealed to Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chair, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, the AU chair, in a signed letter obtained by the paper. ... read more »
Rwandans ‘Remember, Renew and Unite’ on Anniversary of Genocide
April 12, 2018
Rwandans at home and abroad marked the April 1994 Genocide that took the lives of more than a million Rwandans in just 100 days . ... read more »
LGBT Activists Plan First-Ever Pride March in Swaziland
April 12, 2018
The activists hope to win over some hearts and minds by holding a Pride march and festival in June. ... read more »
African National Congress To Choose Successor To Incumbant Jacob Fake News’ And Win Prizes
December 13, 2017
Prizes were distributed at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa ... read more »
Africa Puts Drones To Work For Tourism, Health Services And E-Commerce
December 6, 2017
More like small airplanes than quadcopters – the mechanical birds fly at 100 kms an hour, about 60 miles per hour, and can reach any clinic or hospital within 75 kilometers. ... read more »
‘StartUp’ The Pursuit of Greed In a New Tech World, Season 2 begins – Edi Gathegi is back!
September 7, 2017
It’s a love story between father and daughter. I play the father. ... read more »
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