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China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last month. The stringent conditions, which include requiring a farmer to peel and freeze the fruit before export, could lock out thousands of small-scale farmers who are […]

Microsoft Opens First Africa Development Centre In Kenya and Nigeria

Microsoft Opens First Africa Development Centre In Kenya and Nigeria

It was almost three decades ago that Microsoft opened its first offices in Africa. In this time, we’ve witnessed incredible growth on the continent – more internet connectivity, more digital capability and more innovation. Africans have expanded the applications of technology, changing the way communities bank, farm and even access healthcare. At Microsoft, we’re very […]

Woman Stabs Husband To Death In Domestic Fight

Woman Stabs Husband To Death In Domestic Fight

Police in Trans Nzoia are looking for a woman who is suspected of murdering her husband on Friday night. The 30-year-old woman stabbed her husband, 33, to death following a domestic dispute, police claim. A 30 year old woman in Cherengany, Trans Nzoia County has stabbed her 33 year old husband to death following dispute […]

Solar Tracking Bracelets Protect Nomadic Kenyan Mothers And Babies

Solar Tracking Bracelets Protect Nomadic Kenyan Mothers And Babies

As health workers approached a huge acacia tree that would provide shade for a makeshift clinic, more than 50 women and 30 children were already waiting for them. Local enthusiasm for the monthly check-up made the habitual blasts on the car horn unnecessary in Yabalo Godha village, 40 minutes’ drive from the market town of […]

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa received 78 per cent of the total funding of $1.163 billion for Africa’s technology startups last year confirming the attractiveness of African entrepreneurs and their ability to transform the continent into a global power house. According to Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report on the financing on the continent, this include […]

Kenya Launches Women Birders Association

Kenya Launches Women Birders Association

With East Africa having a number of Important Birding Areas — an internationally recognised ecosystem with endemic and migratory bird species — birding is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the region’s tourism industry. In Kenya, the Tana Delta at the Coast and Kakamega Forest in western Kenya are certified IBAs. Yet it […]

Cholera Breaks Out At Nairobi Hospital

Cholera Breaks Out At Nairobi Hospital

A Nairobi Hospital staff member has died and seven others are admitted following a cholera outbreak at the premier health facility in the Kenyan capital. The eight employees work in the hospital’s catering department and offer services at the staff canteen. 23 CASES The male worker died on Tuesday morning after what his colleagues said […]

Pinky Ghelani Launches Initiative To Support Women Refugees

Pinky Ghelani Launches Initiative To Support Women Refugees

Media personality Pinky Ghelani has launched The Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative to support women refugees in Kenya in her capacity as a High Level Influencer for the UNHCR. The initiative, which was launched last Saturday at a brunch titled “The Power of Her”, saw powerful and influential women gather at The Trademark Hotel to witness and […]

Kenyatta Orders Audit On The Filthy Rich In Kenya

Kenyatta Orders Audit On The Filthy Rich In Kenya

A lifestyle audit, prosecutions and severing ties with erstwhile allies are the morning announcement that came from State House ahead of the much awaited State of the Nation address. In a brave show, what Kenyans are now used to, President Kenyatta on Thursday said rich Kenyans who have not been paying their taxes will be […]

Schneider Electric Empowers Kenyan Women

Schneider Electric Empowers Kenyan Women

Ahead of the 2019 Paris Marathon, title sponsor Schneider Electric has touched the lives of Kenyans, as they look to mitigate climate change. Women in rural Embu County are the key beneficiaries of a project being rolled out in the region dubbed as the ‘hifadhi project’ which is being implemented by Livelihood Funds and supported […]