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Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

African fintech is not disrupting the existing financial service providers. This is because, in many areas of the continent, there is nothing to disrupt, with large swathes of the low and lower middle income segments unserved or under-served when it comes to formal financial services. Across most of the continent, there is no formal banking […]

10 Killed in Battle over Grazing Land in Kenya

10 Killed in Battle over Grazing Land in Kenya

Ten people were killed in Kom, Isiolo County in eastern Kenya after a fight between armed herders over grazing land. the fight pitted herders from Isiolo against those from Samburu. Local police boss Charles Ontita confirmed the incident. According to Merti Deputy County Commissioner Julius Maiyo, speaking earlier, several people might have have been injured […]

Threatened by famine sweeping across Kenya, pastoralists have turned to violence

Threatened by famine sweeping across Kenya, pastoralists have turned to violence

Sitting on the edge of Kenya’s highest mountain, its spectacular dun-coloured vistas stretching out into the endless distance, Laikipia is one of the most beautiful corners of east Africa. The region received a rush of publicity in 2010 when Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton at a log cabin there. Tens of thousands of tourists […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

President Kenyatta makes historic visit to KDF in Somali

President Kenyatta makes historic visit to KDF in Somali

President Uhuru Kenyatta today made a historic visit to Somalia, meeting Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia at Dhobley Military Camp. The Commander-in-Chief, dressed in military fatigue, met KDF and thanked them for their sacrifice and service to their motherland. It was President Kenyatta’s first visit to Somalia in the context […]

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in the Middle East and Africa […]

Nine Kenyans Killed in Tiaty Night of Terror

Nine Kenyans Killed in Tiaty Night of Terror

Nine people are dead and scores injured after a night of horror in Mukutani Village of Tiaty Sub-County in Baringo. Suspected Pokot bandits imposed a reign of terror on the hamlet on Tuesday night to avenge the killing of two Pokot women who were shot dead in a police vehicle on Tuesday morning. DEEP CUT […]

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Intervention Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Intervention Measure

Kenyans who are at a substantial ongoing risk of contracting HIV will for the first time in history be placed on antiretroviral medication, as the government moves to reduce the country’s HIV transmission rate. The Head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) Martin Sirengo says the new HIV intervention measure will be […]

Ngugi wa Thiong’o Talks on Decolonising the Mind in South Africa

Ngugi wa Thiong’o Talks on Decolonising the Mind in South Africa

A lecture by Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o was briefly interrupted by students on Friday, with one telling him to ask the “oppressors to leave” the venue before his address. Wa Thiong’o was invited by the University of Cape Town (UCT) to address staff and students in the Baxter Theatre on the topic of decolonisation. […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o Calls for Rename of East London to Sek Mqhayi

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o Calls for Rename of East London to Sek Mqhayi

World renowned Kenyan writer and literature scholar Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o has suggested the rename of the South African city of East London to be renamed after the late great African scholar Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi. A honour befitting Mqhayi, will be renaming the city East London after him to commemorate his remarkable literary work, […]

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