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There’s Nothing Dark About This Kenyan Town

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Lodwar is a special place. The capital of Turkana County, which is also known as the cradle of humankind, it is the warmest town in Kenya with a temperature average of 29 degrees Celsius per year. It is one of the sunniest places in the world, recei [Read story...]

Where African Art Is No Longer In The Dark

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When traveling to another country, some of the things you’d probably want to see are the famous sites and landmarks that tell the story and origins of that country. These may include: iconic buildings, natural wonders, museums, and of course, [Read story...]

#3 – No Place To Hide For Corrupt Kenyan Official

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The head of Kenya’s swimming federation, Ben Ekumbo, was reportedly found hiding under a bed before being arrested as part of the country’s inquiry into missing money and equipment following Rio 2016. Read More >> Source: The Guardian [Read story...]

Taking the steps needed for a TB-free future

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By Dr Jackson Kioko Mabel* is a 52-year-old grandmother and farmer from one of Kenya’s coastal counties and lives with her daughter and several grandchildren. She took care of her husband when he had tuberculosis (TB) about ten years ago and is cur [Read story...]

Top African [Female] Business Leaders

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The past few years have seen a rise in the number of women-owned businesses in Africa. Be it in IT, oil, mining, or in the aviation sector, female entrepreneurs are breaking gender stereotypes and showing that what a man can do, a woman can also do, [Read story...]

#2 – Bizarre Diplomatic Battle On Kenyan Soil

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Taiwan says Kenyan police broke through a police station wall and threw tear gas to force a second group of their nationals onto a plane bound for China. Read More >> Source: Reuters The post #2 – Bizarre Diplomatic Battle On Kenyan Soil [Read story...]

Corruption and Poaching: The Tusk At Hand

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Poachers’ sophisticated network drives trafficking of ivory and horns through East Africa – By Maurice Oniango and Andrew Ochieng. Additional reporting by Wandiswa Ntengento. Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania are waging a war on poaching, [Read story...]

Top Tech Stories of the Week

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IT News Africa would like to thank our reader’s for their support over the course of 2015. IT News Africa would like to thank our reader’s for their support over the course of 2015. As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves refl [Read story...]

Top 8 ways to protect mobile apps in Africa

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Use of a username and password combination is considered single-factor authentication and is not strong enough. According to a report released by Scallon Communications in October 2014, more than half of all South African organizations experienced mo [Read story...]

MasterCard Foundation to invest in Ugandan companies

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Uganda is among eight countries set to receive USD50m (Sh177b) by the Master Card Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity to fund innovations aimed at improving access to finance in rural populations in sub Saharan Africa. In a breakfast workshop atten [Read story...]

Africa’s Top 10 Travel Destinations

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Dubbed as the Mother Continent due to it being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, Africa is still the Earth hidden gem with great lakes, crystal blue beaches with pearly white sands, jaw-dropping flora and majestic wildlife and mountains within [Read story...]

Tanzania: Bus owners still plead for duty reduction

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Bus transport stakeholders are anxiously waiting for government’s response to their plea for reduction of import duty on buses from 25 per cent to 10 per cent. The Secretary General of the Tanzania Bus Owners Association (TABOA), Mr Enea Mrutu [Read story...]

Mauritius’ stake in Britam not up for sale just yet

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NAIROBI: Mauritius is not in a hurry to sell a 23 per cent stake in British-American Investments Company Kenya ( Britam), which it seized from a disgraced tycoon, because its share price is too low, the government’s receiver said last week. Britam [Read story...]

Experts seek tax incentives for tourism sector

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Players in the tourism sector have suggested an elaborate recovery strategy that includes a three-year tax break to enable the sector bounce back and stop the loss of more jobs. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich They are now appealing [Read story...]

Kenya to Host a Global Education Forum

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Education experts and practitioner across the world will gather in Nairobi, Kenya next month to discuss on education investments in East Africa. The forum, which will be led by Informa Plc, the largest publicly owned exhibitions and training provider [Read story...]

Sacco deposits to hit Sh800b in eight years

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Kenya: Members’ deposits under the control of Savings and Credit Co-operative societies ( Saccos) are likely to reach Sh800 billion in the next eight years. Industrialisation and Enterprise Development Principal Secretary Wilson Songa said by the [Read story...]

Kenya seeks to raise Sh1.8tr for infrastructure

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NAIROBI: The Government is looking to raise Sh1.8 trillion through the public-private partnership framework to fund 69 projects. PPP Unit Director Stanley Kamau According to the PPP Unit of the National Treasury, the funds will be sourced from local [Read story...]

Kenya and Qatar to sign key pact next week

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NAIROBI: Kenya and Qatar will sign an agreement next week to enable establishment of the Nairobi International Financial Centre (IFC). National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich will sign a memo [Read story...]

Why Mobile Money should matter to Government

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Mobile money thrives on convenience. There are towns in South Africa where banks do not exist which force residents to travel great distances and long hours just for an ATM. Speaking at The Economist Conference in Johannesburg in late 2014, Finance M [Read story...]

Kenyans abroad asked to invest locally

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The Government will eliminate barriers that prevent Kenyans living in the diaspora from tapping into local investment opportunities, Deputy President William Ruto has said. Deputy President William Ruto Speaking yesterday while closing the Diaspora [Read story...]

What if Kenya’s property bubble were to go burst?

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According to real estate firm Hass Consult, property prices in the nation’s capital have risen 535 per cent since 2007, with an acre of land now going for Sh473 million in Upperhill, Sh361.7 million in Westlands and Sh370 million in Kilimani. All [Read story...]

Why employers need self-drive workers

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Kenya: Every employer wants to have workers who do not have to be constantly reminded to do their work. These are the employees who work with minimal or without supervision and are able to remain productive throughout their working life. Self-superv [Read story...]

Kenya: Don’t let regret letters drive you to inertia

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Kenya: It is every student’s hope that he or she will land a job soon after graduation. Society also expects them to immediately transit from student to nation builder. In many instances, parents and guardians will begin to ration their support in [Read story...]

Analysts tip Kenya to grow by 6pc in 2015

Analysts predict that Kenya’s economy will grow by six per cent this year helped by lower oil prices. Research analysts at Citigroup, however, raise concern over growing fiscal deficit, where the Government’s total expenditure exceeds revenue g [Read story...]

Kenya begins analogue switch-off

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the phased switch to digital will see Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu, Webuye, Kakamega, Kisii, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyahururu (Nyadundo), Machakos, Narok and Londiani (Rongai) stop analogue broadcasting on 2 February 2015. Kenya’s Communicat [Read story...]

Kenya: Nokia staff spared the axe

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Nokia staff based in Kenya have been spared the axe in Microsoft’s global retrenchment plan. (Image Source: publicbroadcasting.net). According to Business Daily, Nokia staff based in Kenya have been spared the axe in Microsoft’s global re [Read story...]