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Africa Rise

Alarm rings for Africa the sleeping giant; the experiences learnt and parallels with the outer world. Africa has come a long way from political upheavals in the various nations that have tore the social fabric which is the core of social economic development in any society. It’s worth noting similar challenges have been experienced elsewhere, […]

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African youth keen on finding solutions to the high unemployment rates across the continent

Unemployment is a key challenge not only in Africa but also in other nations in Europe ,Middle East and globally. The economic and political situation being the largest contributing factor to this, governments have often failed to guarantee sustainable solutions and thereby necessitating that the private sector steps up effort to reduce the high unemployment […]

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A fresh start for Liberia with New Administration led by Pres George Weah

Liberia’s elections board recently certified former international football star George Weah as the winner of the nation’s presidential election, following a tally of all results. In the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power after two devastating civil wars, Weah beat Vice President Joseph Boakai in Thursday’s run-off vote, gaining 61.5 percent of the […]

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Mobile banking in Kenya popular with Kenyan youth both tech savvy and the late adapters

Banking services have rapidly revolutionalized over the past few years owing to technology and innovation in the sector. The banking and financial services sector in Kenya has experienced tremendous growth in various dimensions primarily resulting from the high adoption of new mediums and platforms of rendering services. The fast penetration of mobile phones into the […]

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FOOD BASKET AT THE HEART OF CENTRAL KENYA’S HIGHLANDS.

The central highlands of Kenya, an east African nation with a population of over 40million people is home to the largest market in the region. The Karatina market in Nyeri County, Central province prides in being one of the largest open air markets in East and central Africa with a wide variety of agricultural products […]

While cocoa remains the most popular cash crop across Africa, coffee and tea are the more prevalent cash crops across East African countries. The crops are commonly grown in the highlands of Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, DR Congo and Kenya. These crops have been a top foreign exchange earner prior to increase of personal remittances. At […]

Reading the history of the great Sudan region you’ll discover a host of different and interesting factors about the zone. Sudan was endowed with some of the most artistic vestiges just like its neighbour Egypt. It was part of the great land of Kush whose greatness reached as far as India and Greece. Sudanese scholars […]

Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda. People living with mental illness (particularly severe mental illness) are frequently stigmatized, shunned, and excluded from mainstream society. This is as true in Africa as it is in societies around the world. Culturally speaking, Those with mental health problems are often cast aside […]

The pertinent challenge of collective responsibility in environmental preservation is persistent amongst many communities that are otherwise expected to proactively preserve the natural resources such as forests and rivers. In Kenya, East Africa, the communities residing in the near the Mau forest together with government agencies such as the Kenya forestry service and the Ministry […]

Africa is endowed with plenty of natural resources ranging from wildlife, vegetation and minerals. This makes Africa stand out, compared to other continents it is far ahead. However, these resources do not seem to benefit the people of Africa. Over the years, Africa especially countries dependent on natural resources have stagnated while other nations prosper […]

In his second term, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to promote an affordable housing scheme to help ordinary citizens acquire homes. This means that low income households can now afford themselves a mortgage at good rates. The project which entails the construction of about half a million new homes calls for massive investments. Such […]

Trade between African countries has the greatest potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, says African Economic Outlook 2017, a flagship report of the African Development Bank released in Ahmedabad on Day 1 of its 52ndAnnual meetings in India. Citing data produced by its economists and peer institutions, the report said trade among African […]

The pursuit of beauty and better self esteem for some comes with meticulous ways for make one feel better, more beautiful and with a higher level of confidence. This pursuit has led many to beauty products marketed as having the power to change the look from the outside such as skin lightening cosmetics that have […]

Since African nations attained their independence back in the 1960s, the notion of a united continent has always been anticipated. In 1964, the Organization of African unity (OAU) latter African Union was formulated to this respect. Muammar Gaddafi was one of the project’s most vocal leaders with great expectations for Africa. However, Africa still faces […]

Mukimo is a meal whose origin is Central Kenya (Agikuyu community) but it is being served in hotels across the country keeping in mind of the diversity of Kenyan people. Mukimo is pretty much the easiest thing to make. Any Kikuyu dish is easy to make.  Even Karen Blixen alluded to this historical fact in Out […]


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