Mombasa an economic hub for East Africa

Mombasa is Kenya’s global gateway and plays an important role as the logistics and economic hub for East Africa. With its strategic location, the port and its infrastructure projects are attracting a lot of international investment. One infrastructure development is the Japanese-funded port road and bridge project. The first phase opened in June 2018, and truck driver Swaleh Salim talks about the improvements it has made, “It was very hard to get into the port. You would take up to 5, 6, 10 hours but now it’s just a quarter-hour…

Africa must step up to support its innovators

By Robyn Curnow I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.  It’s a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans.  Put simply, we’ve heard it for too long. We know Africa is a continent rich in resources, we understand the possibilities of untapped markets, we can see the enormous progress made in certain cities.  But overall, it is difficult to escape the notion that opportunities are being squandered. Africa is also a continent…

Kenya joins over 70 Countries Worldwide for the Breast Cancer Campaign

(L) Jerim Otieno UAP Old Mutual Group Managing Director Life Business with Joyce Gikunda Founder Lintons Beauty and Mario Lazzaroni Estee Lauder Country Manager Sub-Sahara Africa look at their partnership agreement for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign     UAP Old Mutual and The Estée Lauder Companies have partnered for the month of October to raise awareness on Breast Cancer. The partnership will see the UAP Old Mutual Tower light up in Pink for the whole month of October as well as support the campaign by the Estee Lauder Companies to encourage people…

Ted Turner’s Environmental Legacy Ready for broadcast

Al Gore, Jane Fonda and Bill Gates to feature in hour-long special, Ted Turner: Captain Planet – In an hour-long documentary on CNN, Ted Turner  the founder of the 24-hour news network sits down for a rare and exclusive interview to discuss his longstanding conservation efforts amid the ongoing climate emergency. While Ted Turner is best known as a billionaire media mogul, an America’s Cup-winning captain and the owner of a baseball, basketball and ice hockey team, Ted Turner: Captain Planet examines how he has been at the forefront of…

Court rules now Daughters can marry their fathers

A controversial Bill passed allows men to marry daughters, draws flak from other nations? Iran Parliamentarians have moved a bill in order to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that lets a man marry his own adopted daughter considering the fact that she is 13 years old. However, activists of the country have expressed alarm that the bill sanctioned by parliament, gives an opportunity for the caretaker of a family to marry his or her adopted child if a court orders it is in the best interests…

BARBADIAN NOW FREE TO INVEST IN KENYA

By Tobby Otum President Kenyatta has invited the Barbadian business community to invest in Kenya.The Head of State has urged Barbadian investors to set shop in Kenya saying his administration has created an enabling environment for both foreign and local businesses to thrive.President Kenyatta said the Kenyan government has put in place mechanisms such as protection of investment legislation and other instruments that facilitate an enabling business environment. The Head of State added that Kenya is a signatory to a number of treaties in the region that make it a…

MTF EAST AFRICA ACADEMY HOSTS INAUGURAL CLASS’ FILM SCREENINGS!

MTF Class of 2018 to showcase two film productions at a star-studded event Roll out the red carpet, the future of Africa’s film industry has arrived! Today MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) will toast to a year of exciting training for its inaugural MTF East Africa Academy Class of 2018, at a star-studded film-screening of the students’ highly-anticipated film productions titled, Ensulo and Promises! The two films are a culmination of the MTF Academy students’ one-of-a-kind training programme from MultiChoice Africa’s inaugural corporate shared value (CSV) initiative and will be screened…

Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

BBNaija: Stakes are high as Tacha,Mike,Jeff,Omashola are up for Possible Eviction

After the eviction of Nelson and Thelma from the Big Brother Naija “Pepper dem” house in what has been an epic voting week. Tension is high in the house. This week the Nomination session took place on Monday night where Tacha, Mike, Jeff and Omashola were announced as the housemates up for possible eviction. According to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the show’s host, at least one of them will leave the house at the next Live Eviction Show on Sunday, August 4. Earlier in the day, Frodd emerged winner of the Head of House challenge and was automatically exempted from nomination. Sadly, there was…

Sugar farmers chase government to follow law in forming regulations

Illegal sugar regulations presented without impact assessment or justification breached Statutory Instruments Act 2013, now before Parliamentary Committee on Delegated Legislation Sugarcane farmers have put the proposed 2018 sugar regulations before the Parliamentary Committee on Delegated Legislation to rule on the regulations’ failure to follow the law with rules that achieve the best results as proven by obligatory impact assessments. The farmers report that the heavily bureaucratic regime proposed, which demands selling of cane to only one, designated mill with no free market and introduces new controls over seeds and…