How to attract local tourists to visit the annual wildebeest migration

columnists How to attract local tourists to visit the annual wildebeest migration Tuesday 06.09.2022 The annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is expected to drive occupancy. FILE PHOTO | NMG As the annual wildebeest migration, dubbed the eighth modern wonder of the world, continues into September, tourists from all …

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Shock when Jordanian tourists turn to beggars in Kenya

By nation. Africa Security agents in Mombasa County are detaining 40 Jordanian nationals after they were found begging in the streets of Mombasa in an alleged foiled human trafficking case. Mombasa residents were shocked on Thursday when they saw at least 40 tourists begging in the streets of the old …

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Supreme Court Ruling: Monday, 2022 Kenya Presidential Election Motion D-Day

September 5, 2022 at 6:24 am WAT New information 59 minutes that don’t pass Kenya‘s Supreme Court on Monday delivered a final ruling on a petition challenging the results of last month’s presidential election. The seven-member court adjourns Friday to consider the verdict after completing three days of hearings on …

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What the US can learn from Kenya’s fight for democracy

Last month we helped lead an international election observation mission to Kenya‘s presidential election, sponsored by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), on whose boards we serve. At the time of writing, William Ruto had narrowly ousted Raila Odinga, but challenges to the results are …

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Kenya introduces three-test HIV testing in latest effort to fight virus

Download logo Kenya will implement a three-test HIV testing algorithm to streamline ongoing efforts to combat the virus. After receiving a preliminary report from a technical taskforce on the acceptance of the procedure, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the field tests will be piloted in select counties ahead of …

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Mahershala Ali’s 7 Best and 7 Worst Movies Ranked

“The Place Beyond the Pines” is one of those films that feels as if it could have become a classic, but unfortunately only exhausts the surface of its enormous potential. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn and Mahershala Ali, Pines tells three separate but intertwined …

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Kenya wants to sign a double taxation agreement with China

Kenya plans to sign an agreement with China to end double taxation, The Nation newspaper reported. The agreement, subject to ratification by the Chinese and Kenyan governments, will create a favorable environment for investment and trade in goods and services. Kenyan Treasury Minister Ukur Yatani has sought public opinion before …

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Kenya: US warns Kisumu over potential chaos ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Nairobi — The US embassy in Nairobi has imposed movement restrictions on US government employees in Kisumu ahead of Monday’s Supreme Court decision on the outcome of the Aug. 9 presidential election. The embassy said the move was a precautionary measure in a security alert issued Thursday, arguing that Kenya …

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dr Aggrey wants to wreak havoc when the Coast games start in Mombasa

basketball team of Dr. Aggrey School. [Ernest Ndunda, Standard] The Mombasa Coastal Secondary Schools games are expected to be different from the previous championships in Mombasa. Little-known teams upset giants at the county-level games this past weekend, setting the stage for more shocks at the Regionals. Several schools will make …

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Kenya: Chebukati acted like an auctioneer should he be found unfit for office – Attorney Nowrojee

Nairobi – Azimio La Umoja – Raila Odinga, a standard-bearer for the Kenyan President, has defended his attack on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati, whom the Supreme Court is expected to find unfit for violating the constitution. This raises the question of whether the Commission acted …

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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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Bien talks about the value of marriage as he opens a new bar

Split The Sauti Sol singer gave his opinion in an interview. According to Bien Aime Sol, marriage is not about possessing another human being. During an interview at the opening of his new bar last week, the Sauti Sol frontman said marriage is “about …

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Why dangerous content is thriving on Kenyan social media

Comment on this story comment NAIROBI – The gunman approaches from behind and points a pistol to his victim’s head. He pulls the trigger and “plop,” a lifeless body sags forward. The shot switches to another execution and another. The video was posted on Facebook, among a large group of …

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Ruto promises economic boom during tour of Ukambani in Northeast

United Democratic Alliance flag-bearer William Ruto has claimed that there is a need to reshape the economy to improve the well-being of all Kenyans. Ruto said on Saturday while on the campaign trail in Garissa and Kitui counties that if elected to office he will ensure youth and small and …

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RFP – Green Hydrogen and Fertilizer Feasibility Study in Olkaria, Kenya

Olkaria II geothermal power plant (Source: UNU) KenGen has issued a call for proposals for the feasibility study to produce green hydrogen, ammonia and fertilizer at the Olkaria geothermal site in Kenya. KenGen has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a feasibility study on the production of green hydrogen, …

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Kenyan U20 athletes travel to Cali Colombia on Friday night ahead of the global title defense

After three weeks of rigorous training, Kenya‘s U20 World Cup squad travel to Cali, Colombia tonight ahead of the global spectacle scheduled from August 1-6. Kenya will field a strong contingent of 28 athletes, 14 men and an equal number of women, including two defending champions – Purity Chepkirui in …

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Kenya: Sonko in court to challenge IEBC decision to revoke Mombasa’s governor’s certificate

Nairobi — Embattled former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has now gone to court under a certificate of emergency to challenge the decision by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to disqualify him from the Mombasa gubernatorial election. The matter, which has since been referred to the judge, comes more …

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Call for Creation of Common African Digital Currency, Kenyan Activists Turn to Crypto Funding, Ghana on Precipice – Africa Bitcoin News

In Bitcoin.com News’ inaugural newsletter, featuring the biggest crypto and economic news from Africa, the head of an African regional central bank, Herve Ndoba, begs the bank’s board to launch a common digital currency. At the same time, the regional bank warned that the CAR’s bitcoin law was inconsistent with …

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Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study

Business Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study Friday 29 July 2022 Coronavirus COVID-19 infection 3D medical illustration. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya lost 2.5 million working hours in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to projections by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The bank’s …

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Woman who sued Sonko for child support says she was forced to smear name in exchange for money Capital News

Nairobi, Kenya, July 28 (Reuters) – A Kajiado woman who had sued former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko for child support has dropped the case against him, saying she was forced to smear his name for money. The woman had filed a lawsuit in court to force Sonko to pay a …

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BRI transformed Kenya’s infrastructure development – World

While traditional partners wrote Africa off as a “hopeless continent,” China chose to invest in developing Africa’s vast potential as a resource-rich frontier and future market. China became a committed friend and partner. China, now focused on building a community of shared future for mankind, launched the Belt and Road …

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Russia makes surprise donation of Ksh 118 million to Kenya

Russia has donated Ksh 118 million (US$1 million), which will be used to build the capacity of Kenya‘s healthcare sector to respond to the fallout from the pandemic. The donation came as a surprise as the country is in the midst of a war with its neighbor Ukraine, a move …

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Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism

heritage Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism Wednesday 27 July 2022 Tourists having fun at Bamburi Beach Hotel, Mombasa in this photo taken on November 20, 2021. FILEPHOTO | NMG Kenya lacks revenue from underwater tourists who want to delve into history and explore archaeological treasures. The looting …

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Of witchcraft and other rituals in the Kenyan state house

Tribalism aside, some people I’ve worked with went to unimaginable levels to protect their jobs and other favors. Working for the State House was lucrative. The allowances were fat, foreign travel so frequent, the influence so great that being transferred from that seat of power was devastating and humiliating. To …

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Kenya ranks at the top in the production of vaccines

Health Kenya ranks at the top in the production of vaccines Tuesday 26 July 2022 Local vaccine production can bring Kenya billions of shillings in additional investment, savings and revenue each year, according to the medical journal Lancet. In a recent, republished study, the journal ranked Kenya as a top …

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Kenyan CEO Mark Steve has been named the most influential youth leader by the Ruler of Dubai

SpotOn Vacations CEO Mark Steve was among the world leaders to be recognized by the Ruler of Dubai during the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation Global Summit. At the event on Saturday, July 23, Steve was named the Most Influential Youth Leader of the Year for his leadership contribution to …

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Scores feared dead as Modern Coast Bus pulls into Notorious Blackspot

Several people have been killed after a Modern Coast bus crashed at a notorious danger spot along the Meru-Nairobi Highway. The carnage happened after the bus bound for Mombasa turned off the Nithi Bridge on Sunday July 24 after the driver lost control of the 57-seat PSV. It then rolled …

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3 Kenyan hotels among the best in Africa

Kenya has continued to assert its place in the world of global tourism after three hotels have been ranked among the best in recent years Travel + Leisure Magazine Awards. In their 2022 edition of the World’s Best Awards, Magazine ranked Giraffe Manor as the fourth best hotel on the …

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Azimio threatens to shut down debate if discourse isn’t anchored on transplant war Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 23 (Reuters) – A new storm is brewing ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate over the issues that will shape discourse between Deputy President William Ruto and his main rival Raila Odinga. While Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance asked for special slots to be allocated for key issues such …

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Henrietta Mwangola: Blazing the Lodge Trail

By KARI MUTU Henrietta Mwangola is Managing Director of Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo National Park, the first game lodge in Kenya. Many safari lodges in Kenya are run by men, so it is unusual to come across a woman who has held the role for over a decade. …

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Top amateur save for Coast Open

Kelly Gachaga from Muthaiga in the past. [Maarufu Mohamed, Standard]. Kenya’s top amateur golfers will be flexing their muscles at this year’s Coast Open 2022 ‘Barry Cup’ Championship, which begins tomorrow at the par 71 Sea-Link Mombasa Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole stroke event, which ends Sunday, is the 102nd …

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Interview with Kenya’s Vice President rigged to add false corruption admission

Copyright AFP 2017-2022. All rights reserved. A video clip has been circulating on social media of Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto allegedly admitting a career built on the proceeds of corruption during an interview with the BBC. However, the clip was edited to make it sound like Ruto admitted to …

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Cash from Kenyans in US plunges on American inflation

Business Cash from Kenyans in US plunges on American inflation Friday 22 July 2022 The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Patrick Njoroge. PHOTO | SALATON-NJAU | NMG Cash sent home by Kenyans living and working in the US fell for three straight months through June as inflation in …

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East African countries seek cross-border cooperation to combat wildlife trade

Kigali – For many years, East African countries were considered hotspots for the wildlife trade. Now conservation organizations have begun to mobilize all stakeholders to fight the illegal trade in animals – some to the brink of extinction. “Slight progress has been made in tackling the illegal trade in wildlife …

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Taoyuan City, Taiwan could become Long Beach’s first sister city in over a decade

Taoyuan City, Taiwan could join Long Beach’s list of sister cities – including Yokkaichi, Japan; Qingdao, China; Sochi, Russia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Mombasa, Kenya. On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council approved Taoyuan City’s application to become a sister city. The council will vote on a formal resolution next …

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The strengthening of Kenya’s peace and security policy continues

The Kwale County Government of Kenya has launched its County Action Plan to localize Kenya’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security 2020 – 2024 (KNAPII). Kwale is the fourth district to develop a Local Action Plan acknowledging the crucial role of women in peace and social cohesion. At …

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UN calls on Kenya to tax crypto sector players and ban advertising

Business UN calls on Kenya to tax crypto sector players and ban advertising Wednesday 20 July 2022 The United Nations has asked Kenya and other developing countries to regulate and tax the cryptocurrency industry to limit the risk of meltdown in the crypto market and risks of financial instability. A …

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Raila reiterates his promise to give Kenya its final liberation

Raila Odinga, presidential candidate for Kenya‘s coalition party Azimio La Umoja One, says should he win the presidency next month he will ensure the country realizes all the attributes of the national anthem. During coalition campaign rallies in Naivasha and during a campaign tour of Nakuru County, Raila said his …

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Kenya: UN expert welcomes historic reparations ruling in favor of tribal peoples |

The historical Verdict follows a landmark judgment of the Court of Justice of 26 May 2017, which found that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to life, property, natural resources, development, religion and culture under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. “Important step” “This judgment and …

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ACA: Mobilizing Funds to Create a Modern African Economy

When the African Capital Alliance (ACA) was formed in 1997, it had continental goals but had to start somewhere. Its first foothold as a pioneering private equity firm trying to make its mark in raising investable funds was in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. It was a most inopportune time, in …

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You cannot hold public office, your certificate will be revoked » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has revoked Mike Sonko’s candidacy for the gubernatorial race in Mombasa after the Supreme Court ruled his impeachment was upheld as governor of Nairobi. The decision to revoke his nomination certificate, issued just last week, was communicated …

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Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito on itinerary challenges

The CEO shared the information from onboard the new expedition ship SH Vega last week before her name day cruise from Helsinki to Copenhagen with media and trade. Itineraries 2023 for SH Vega, HH Minervaas well as SH Diana – currently under construction at Helsinki Shipyard – will go on …

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IEBC decides Sonko’s fate in Mombasa gubernatorial campaign next week Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17 (Reuters) – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will decide whether or not to keep former Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko’s authorization for the gubernatorial election in Mombasa until Tuesday, July 19. Commission Chair Wafula Chebukati told the press on Saturday that the final decision would …

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Missed Opportunities: Reflections on Amnesty Kenya’s Scorecard

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President Willian Ruto presenting the 2017 Jubilee Party manifesto. [File, Standard] According to Amnesty Kenya‘s Human Rights Scorecard 2022, the Jubilee Administration scored an unimpressive 46 percent. Human rights are at the heart of human dignity. The low score indicates a weak focus on citizen …

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The grand standard? The dozen countries in the danger zone

Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Russia, Suriname and Zambia are already in default, Belarus is on the brink and at least a dozen more are in danger as rising borrowing costs, inflation and debt stoke fears of economic collapse. Adding up the costs is a feast for the eyes. Using bond spreads …

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Female leaders who are redefining what power looks like

“If the face of power remains the same, so does suffering. Also, policies that restrict women and girls end up harming everyone. A world that limits the power and influence of women also robs itself of their talents and contributions. Her family, her community and her country feel that absence …

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JDDB Attempts to Allay Trelawny Farmers’ Concerns About Mombasa Grass | news

WESTERN OFFICE: The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is on track to encourage ranchers to grow a special species of grass to improve Jamaica’s food security, but a few farmers in Trelawny aren’t very encouraged as they haven’t been able to reap the benefits to harvest this product, to which …

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Kenya: The African Development Bank approves a €63 million loan to boost grain and oilseed production

The Board of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €63 million loan to Kenya to increase grain and oilseed production by over 1.5 million tonnes over the next two years. The increase in production will help strengthen national food security and economic resilience. The loan is part …

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The Office of the US Trade Representative announced Thursday that the US and Kenya will begin developing closer ties under an agreement that would address non-tariff barriers to trade. | 2022-07-14

The US Trade Representative’s office announced Thursday that the US and Kenya will begin to forge closer ties under an agreement that would improve farm trade by addressing non-tariff barriers. The Biden administration continues to defy criticism that it does not negotiate traditional tariff-reducing market access deals in pacts like …

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How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce

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Victory for Sonko as Supreme Court rules entry into Mombasa governor’s race Capital News

MOMBASA, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been acquitted by the Supreme Court after months of protracted court battles following the independent elections and borders for Mombasa’s governor’s seat Commission (IEBC) banned him from candidacy. The three-judge bench in Mombasa also directed the electoral commission …

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The government issues a quality mark for horticulture to ensure food safety

Fresh produce consumers benefit from high-quality food thanks to local value chains that meet government-sponsored and other global standards. Local food companies are also pushing out of the expanded market as consumers continue to increase due to the growth of the middle class and the country’s rapid urbanization. In July …

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DSA is urging Kenyan policymakers to allocate all 6GHz bandwidth for Wi-Fi use

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has welcomed the Kenyan government‘s decision to designate the lower 6 GHz radio spectrum (5925 – 6425 MHz) for license-free Wi-Fi use. This is in line with the African Telecommunications Union recommendation of July 2021. DSA is a global organization dedicated to promoting innovation in …

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President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys

Business President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys Tuesday 12 July 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG President Uhuru Kenyatta’s heads of cabinet have increased the pace of appointments to parastatal bodies and other state-owned agencies, which has been linked to the government’s term expiry …

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Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, June 2022 – Somalia

Attachments The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, Price Bulletin provides a series of charts showing monthly current year prices in selected urban centers, allowing users to compare current …

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Africa Demonstrates Commitment to Protect and Sustainable Development of Marine Resources at UN Oceanic Conference – OpEd – Eurasia Review

The United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC), co-organized by Portugal and Kenya from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, was a landmark ocean event to bring together decision-makers, innovators, private sector actors and stakeholders to implement SDG Goal 14 and Aspiration 1.6 of Africa’s Agenda 2063, both of …

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