Monthly Archives: August 2022

Thai hotel group enters South African market with Cape Town and Johannesburg

Tourism is picking up in South Africa and the rest of the continent, and Thailand’s minor hotels are investing accordingly. John Maytham interviewed Minor Hotels Africa’s Lindi Mthethwa about her plans for South Africa. Tourism in Africa is recovering well after the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a large, international hotel group …

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NV Parekh and his Portrait Studio clients – The Brooklyn Rail

Isolde Brielmaier​​I am sparkling: NV Parekh and his Portraitstudio clients(Damiani, 2022) “Look, I sparkle in this picture!” exclaimed Ms. Uweso when she described her portrait from NV Parekh’s studio in Mombasa to Isolde Brielmaier a few years later. This is one of several first-hand accounts from Parekh’s sitters included in …

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Environmentalist Elizabeth Wahuti: ‘Maybe I had something President Biden really needed to hear’ Global development

IIt was a unique opportunity for the young woman to make her point. As she walked to the podium, Elizabeth Wahuti, Kenya‘s up-and-coming environmentalist, could see President Joe Biden in the audience. She says it really was her moment to impress global leaders charged with paying for sins against a …

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Envoys-designate present credentials to President Alvi – Latest News – The Nation

Ambassadors of Germany, Spain, Belgium, Libya, Kenya and Ethiopia telephone the President separately. ISLAMABAD – The designated ambassadors of Germany, Spain, Belgium, Libya, Kenya and Ethiopia presented President Dr. Arif Alvi signed their credentials at a ceremony in Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday. Ambassador of the Republic of Germany Alfred Grannas, Ambassador …

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The best hotel suites in the world according to the World Travel Awards

Suite Bernstein @ Hôtel de Crillon, a rosewood hotel rosewood Every year the World Travel Awards celebrates the best in the tourism and hospitality industry. Selected by travel professionals and the public, this year’s nominations include the best hotel suites from around the world with the ultimate wow factor. I …

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The state is banking on the shipping and logistics sectors to drive regional growth

Shipment Containers are stacked together in the Port of Baltimore. [AP Photo] Kenya‘s shipping, transport and logistics sectors have been cited as key catalysts that will help boost the economic fortunes of the East African Community (EAC). With that, the country is positioning itself to reap much from the Democratic …

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Microsoft appoints Phillis Migwi to lead operations in Kenya

Microsoft has appointed Phyllis Migwi as Country Manager for Kenya. Phyllis has a track record of leadership and business catalyst known for driving technology growth over the past two decades. She has experience in strategy and operations management, brand development, marketing and program management. Phyllis most recently served as Regional …

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Our cultural impact on the world is not new

The Maasai Cricket Warriors team psyche before they leave for one of their training sessions at Ilpolei Field. {Photo/Elvis Ogina} Our elections caused a lot of noise in the global news media. We are indeed a major player on the African and later world stage. We have the largest economy …

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In one of Kenya’s most luxurious safari routes

Luxury safari itinerary in Kenya. [Courtesy, ROAR AFRICA] When I spoke to Leslie Lefkowitz, an expert in luxury communications, about one of the outfits in her stable, she said emphatically, “It’s ROAR AFRICA… in all capital letters.” There were no illusions as to why this might be one of the …

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Despite the ban, Kenya stagnates in the FIFA ranking

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – As Kenya remains suspended by FIFA, national soccer team Harambee Stars stagnated at 102nd in the latest global rankings released by the world governing body on Friday. Kenya was suspended in November 2021 for government interference after Cabinet Secretary for Sport, Culture and Arts Amina Mohamed …

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Overview of Kenya’s changing demographic and economic landscape up to 2027

DUBLIN , August 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Added the Kenya Macroeconomic Outlook, 2027 report ResearchAndMarkets.com Offer. This study provides an overview of Kenya changing demographic and economic landscape through 2027, supported by policies to introduce universal health coverage, create affordable housing and foster manufacturing growth. It investigates of Kenya economic …

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Stop Character Assassination, Obey the Law to Remove IEBC Commissioners – Gladys Shollei to Raila Odinga

Gladys Shollei, elected representative of Uasin Gishu. [Stafford Ondego, Standard] Uasin Gishu MP Gladys Shollei has accused Raila Odinga of using his platforms to tarnish the reputation of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati. Shollei, who appeared in an interview on KTN News Wednesday night, claimed that …

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Why China is barring Kenya from new debt relief

Business Why China is barring Kenya from new debt relief Thursday 25 August 2022 Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 25, 2019 in Beijing. PHOTO | PSCU Elevating Kenya to middle-income status led China to exclude the country from a new list of African …

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Yokogawa Installs IIoT for Remote Performance Management at Kenya Geothermal Complex

August 24, 2022 Yokogawa news summary Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has completed the installation of an IoT system for Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) that uses mobile communication and other technologies to perform integrated remote power …

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How Raila was betrayed and rejected after the election defeat – ex-ODM official

Azimio La Umoja’s flag-bearer, Raila Odinga, is adept at betrayal and despondency, and has always emerged stronger from losing elections. Former Orange Democratic Movement political affairs and strategy director Wafula Buke says. Buke spoke in response to Raila’s allies, who have since defected to President-elect William Ruto’s camp, after Independent …

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The Future Fodder for Feed Safety –

There are months when there is a surplus of forage supply, but the country also faces two periods of shortage; one from November to December and the other from May to June. Through Fahd Rasul, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Hassan Munir*, Ahsan Rasheed, Sobia Shahzad, Sardar Alam Cheema This happens because …

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Uganda reimburses Kenya for 60MW of electricity delivered last week

By GERALD ANDAE Uganda will repay Kenya the electricity Kenya Power supplied last week after a power disruption at one of its dams led to a demand deficit. The landlocked neighbor last week temporarily closed the Isimba Dam in eastern Uganda after it flooded, causing a power outage and forcing …

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Court prevents Helb from demanding exorbitant fines

Business Court prevents Helb from demanding exorbitant fines Monday 22 August 2022 Student loan beneficiaries at the Helb offices in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG The High Court has barred the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) from imposing interest, penalties or fines in excess of the principal amount, ruling it …

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A writer chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to fame predicted that the Trump Organization would be “put out of business.”

Tim O’Brien, author of Trump nationsaid in a Friday interview with MSNBC that there were several signs of an imminent collapse. He said one of those signs is Trump’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, who struck a plea deal last week news week. Weisselberg as Laura Italiano from Insider …

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Raila hopes Supreme Court will restore ‘the will of the people’ in lost victory Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya Aug. 2 (Reuters) – Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who lost the August 9 presidential election to Vice President William Ruto, is still hopeful. So much so that he is adamant the Supreme Court will annul Ruto’s victory, who was declared the winner with 7.1 million …

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Kenya spends 3.3 billion on Rift Valley CBC classroom infrastructure project

The Kenyan government has already spent Sh3.3 billion on infrastructure projects for CBC classrooms across the Rift Valley region. This serves to prepare for the transition from Realschule to Gymnasium in January 2023. Jared Obiero, the Rift Valley region’s director of education, claimed the government plans to build 2,715 CBC …

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High cost of living, record debt to shorten new Kenyan President’s honeymoon

By VINCENT OWINO Even as the new Nairobi government basks in the warmth of political victory from recent polls, experts predict the honeymoon will be short-lived thanks to a growing list of challenges. In fact, after being declared the winner of the presidential election, William Ruto said there was little …

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Strong, reliable, actionable national policies needed for growth -Odusanwo – New Telegraph

background Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, President of Institute for Tourism Professionals Nigeria (ITPN), during the recent Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Annual General Meeting and Tourism Conference in Abuja, while addressing the theme of the conference; Tourism in Nigeria: The Way Forward; analyzed the challenges and perspectives of tourism …

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In fact, economic freedom is coming in just 100 days, so get ready to eat and have fun

The unga funding program has reduced the cost of a two-kilogram package of cornmeal. [iStockphoto] In fact, economic freedom is coming in just 100 days, so get ready to eat and have fun Hordes of traders reportedly descended on Kenya Railways‘ reserve land in Karatina, claiming that Deputy Prezzo-elect, Rigathi …

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Kenyan investors are reluctant to lend billions to the government

capital markets Kenyan investors are reluctant to lend billions to the government Thursday 18 August 2022 The National Treasury Building in Nairobi on Sunday May 24, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Investors are unwilling to lend the government billions of shillings to secure higher interest rates, pointing to …

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Uganda Tourism is looking beyond borders for financial help with recovery

take skift Uganda’s rebranding ambitions will be much more difficult if its tourism industry doesn’t receive the necessary investment. The calls for help now reach far beyond the state coffers. Dawit Habtemariam Uganda’s tourism industry leaders are seeking international and private sources of funding to support their recovery and achieve …

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5 men who played key roles in taking Ruto’s presidency

Deputy President William Ruto was declared President-Elect, beginning the necessary process for taking office. Ruto defeated Azimio La Umoja’s Raila Odinga, Roots Party’s George Wajackoyah, and Agano Party’s Waihiga Mwaure to win the 2022 presidential race. The victory of Ruto, who was vying for a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, …

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Kenya’s Vice President Ruto is declared election winner : NPR

Supporters of Kenya‘s President-elect William Ruto hold up placards of him as they gather in Eldoret, Kenya, on Monday while awaiting the results of Kenya’s general election. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Hide caption toggle caption Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Supporters of Kenya’s President-elect William Ruto hold up placards …

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Ruto declared winner of Kenya’s presidential election: live results updates

William Ruto after being declared the winner of Kenya‘s presidential election in Nairobi on Monday.Recognition…Thomas Mukoya/Reuters NAIROBI, Kenya –– Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto has won the country’s presidential election, the head of the Electoral Commission said Monday, days after a cliffhanger vote in a country central to East Africa’s …

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China-built modern railroad is key factor in Kenya’s Vision 2030-Xinhua

* As a strategic infrastructure project, the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) supports the implementation of Kenya‘s two flagship plans for socio-economic transformation – the 2030 Vision and the Big Four Agenda. * The SGR has enhanced Kenya’s trade with neighboring countries and provided an economic lifeline for member states …

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Climate change: Grazing systems reduce drought risk at ASAL Kenya

Often marginalized and with high rates of poverty, pastoralists make their living through a mix of pastoralism and small-scale farming. The residents of Isiolo have developed a grazing and grazing management system. This ensures that their animals never lack forage and counteracts the effects of climate change. In Laikipia we …

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RTL Today – Inflation in Kenya: Kenya’s “Mama Mboga” is hoping for the future president

Behind her makeshift stall in the Kenyan town of Eldoret, only a sheet of blue plastic on the floor strewn with bundles of spinach and kale leaves, Agneta Muhonja Ambane’s face is drawn with weariness. The 68-year-old grandmother didn’t go home last night because she feared she might run into …

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Despite the post-election nervousness, things are going smoothly for the Port of Mombasa

The Kipevu oil terminal in the port of Mombasa is operating at full capacity. [David Gichuru, Standard] As Kenyans wait with bated breath for the final tally of the elections, including that of the presidency, the Port of Mombasa continues to operate at full capacity. The Ports of Kenya Authority …

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Cricket: Kenya defeats Bermuda in ICC challenge

Bermuda won the toss in their ICC Mens CWC Challenge League match against Kenya at Farmers Cricket Club Ground in St Martin, Jersey, choosing to bat. For the first time in the last few games, Bermuda battered the 50 overs to go 234/7, Charles Trott was the top scorer with …

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China’s economy has become the economic engine of the world: survey » Capital News

About 78.34 percent of respondents from 22 countries believe that the Chinese economy has added vitality to the world economy over the past decade and has become the engine of the world economy, according to a joint poll by the CGTN think tank and the Chinese Institute of Public Opinion …

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New development promises » Capital News

The repeal of Article 370 has brought justice, democracy and economic development to the people of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The central government is constantly pumping out funds and taking policy initiatives to rejuvenate the economy of the Union Territory (UT). It has allocated Rs 35,581.44 crore to J&K under …

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Shiraz Aziz Din, 65, describes his experiences as a voter in Kenya’s elections

Din, a resident of the South C district of Nairobi’s Lang’ata constituency, is no stranger to the grim world of politics. Despite appearing delicately fragile, Din is a smart and electrifying man with an immense love for his country. In 1975, Din turned 18, the legal voting age in Kenya, …

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Kenyans mull first female vice president as results awaited

Former justice minister Karua is aiming for the post of vice president Country often sees violent attacks on female contestants Karua says the priority will be rooting out corruption MOMBASA, Kenya, August 9 (Reuters) – As Kenyans await the outcome of Tuesday’s election, they are wondering if Martha Karua could …

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Kenya watches US companies dumping China in Biden deal

Business Kenya watches US companies dumping China in Biden deal Tuesday, 08/09/2022 Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Trade. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Kenya is vying to become the manufacturing hub for American companies looking to shift out of China or diversify in new trade talks Washington …

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Profiles of 9 top IEBC officials running Tuesday’s elections

As Kenyans flock to various polling stations to cast their ballots on Tuesday, August 9, senior officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will assume oversight and administrative responsibilities. Aside from the role played by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the other eight play critical roles in the election’s …

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Former opposition leader Raila Odinga maintains his narrow lead on the eve of Kenya’s elections

Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga waves to supporters as he arrives for his final campaign rally at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya August 6.Brian Inganga / The Associated Press After a four-decade political saga that has spanned eight years in prison and four failed presidential attempts, 77-year-old Raila Odinga finally …

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Explained: Why the Kenyan presidential election matters

Kenyans will elect a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday after a decade in power. The race is tight and could go into a runoff for the first time. One of the frontrunners is Raila Odinga, an opposition leader in his fifth presidential bid who is backed by his …

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Watamu Tree House: An original masterpiece

Watamu tree house. Bursting with stunning aesthetics, Watamu in Kilifi County is known for its spectacular coastline, crystal clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, pristine beaches, exciting water adventures and marine diversity. When I met Paul Krystall, the owner of Watamu Tree House, he was warm, charming, hospitable – and barefoot. …

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Kenyan police are under pressure to break the post-election cycle of chaos

By MARY WAMBUI By FRED OLUOCH Human rights watchdogs and the international community are monitoring the behavior of Kenya‘s police force and arguing that their actions during this election season are critical to causing or averting violence. This year’s elections have been described as critical, and international actors are watching …

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The ‘deep state’ conspiracy theory tainting Kenya’s elections news

Nairobi, Kenya – It’s election season in Kenya and even beyond the 22.1 million registered voters who went to the polls on August 9, the campaign’s biggest buzzword was ‘deep state’. In recent years the phrase has emerged to convey the notion of a powerful shadowy cabal that is not …

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Kenya inaugurates new shipyard and new ferry for Lake Victoria

Courtesy of the PSCU Published August 5, 2022 18:46 by The Maritime Executive Kenya‘s ambitions to become a regional shipbuilding and repair center have received a major boost after the flotation of the first ship to be assembled locally in almost 70 years. President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has …

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Reinventing tourism amidst dwindling revenues

If Nigeria intends to regain the lost terrain caused by the fallout from the global drop in oil prices, this is the time to pay attention to tourism. ELEOJO IDACHABA collects the opinions of industry experts. Nigeria, like other countries in the world whose economies are largely fueled by petroleum, …

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Reject liars and choose honest leaders, Uhuru tells Mombasa

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to the public after touring the Nzoia Sugar Company. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, August 4, 2022, implored Kenyans not to vote for his deputy William Ruto, saying his web of lies posed a threat to the country’s economic and democratic growth. Uhuru …

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Insights from the world: The Chinese-built modern railway in Kenya is praised for its green ethos

When construction of the 480km Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) began in 2014, Ali Mohamed was impressed by the Chinese contractor’s care to protect local habitats from damage. The 44-year-old resident of a quiet village overlooking a mangrove swamp on the north-western edge of Kenya‘s coastal city of Mombasa is …

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Despite surveys, hoteliers are seeing higher bed occupancy rates

Tourists on vacation at Voi Wildlife Lodge, August 26, 2014. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] Bed occupancy rates and use of conference facilities hit highs in June and July last seen before the pandemic, the Central Bank of Kenya‘s (CBK) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) hotel survey report shows. In many places, the …

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Uhuru is setting the stage for a US company’s $6 billion investment in Kisumu Solar Power Plant

Business Uhuru is setting the stage for a US company’s $6 billion investment in Kisumu Solar Power Plant Thursday, 08/04/2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks in Kisumu on Tuesday. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NMG An American company will construct a 6.4 billion shillings solar power plant in Kisumu, President Uhuru …

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Africa sets targets ahead of UN climate summit

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to… MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming UN climate summit, including a push to get rich, polluting nations to compensate poor countries for the environmental damage …

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In northern Kenya, drought may prevent some herders from voting

LENGUSAKA, Kenya, August 2 (Reuters) – In Kenya‘s northern Samburu County, a severe drought has forced herders to trek hundreds of kilometers in search of pasture and water, meaning some may be missing those scheduled for August 9 elections without voting. People are more focused on saving their animals and …

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Kenyan car buyers are switching to hybrid models in droves

Business Kenyan car buyers are switching to hybrid models in droves Tuesday, 08/02/2022 Imported cars at a shipyard in Changamwe, Mombasa in this photo taken on April 22, 2021. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NMG Kenyan car buyers are opting for hybrid models due to rising fuel prices and the …

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