2 KENYANS IN FORBES’ LIST OF THE 20 YOUNG POWER WOMEN IN AFRICA 2013

This generation of young African women is the most ambitious yet. They are eager to build industries, reform societies, save lives, rewrite history, and transform the continent. Our annual “20 Young Power African Women” list illuminates the brightest stars and Africa’s most outstanding female game changers. We enlisted a group of young, professional African women […]

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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FIND SUCCESS IN KENYA’S PROPERTY INDUSTRY

The real estate market in Kenya has been booming in the last decade with new commercial and residential projects springing up across the country’s major urban centres. In the capital Nairobi and its environs, local and international investors are building golf and gated estates, shopping malls, hotels and offices to meet high demand for property. […]

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MEET TIM MBALUKA: STARTED WITH SH 10,000 NOW EARNING SH 3M A MONTH

Sheer grit and hope keeps Timothy Mbaluka energised for his business that pays him a tidy Sh3 million a month. Mr Mbaluka, 35, had been dreaming of “doing serious business,” since he was a teenager, a dream that gave him the courage to take a pay cut when he switched jobs and further gave him […]

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MEET ERIC KINOTI AT 29 EARNS SH150M A YEAR FROM SHADES SYSTEM EAST AFRICA

After creating two successful businesses in five years, this 29-year-old entrepreneur has come a long way from the days of selling eggs and food supplies to schools, to the day when a customer asked if he could supply a tent for an event. Eric Kinoti is the proprietor of Shades System East Africa – a […]

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#Kenyan artist, Wangechi Mutu, basks in New York glory

Kenya-born artist, Wangechi Mutu, is earning accolades from critics for her work now on display at one of New York City’s most prominent museums. A New York Times review of the exhibition describes it as “visually ravishing.” Since Ms Mutu began exhibiting in the late 1990s, “the work has grown more complex, detailed and beautiful by […]

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THE RISING #AFRICAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

  Mama Ngina Kenyatta   Some have worked hard for their wealth while others have enjoyed the trappings and proximity to power to catapult them to their present status. African women have gone beyond making handicrafts to become successful business managers with vast empires translating to high financial returns of over $50 million and creating […]

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THE LAVISH LIFESTYLES OF KENYA’S SEXPRENEURS

From humble merry-go-round groups, commercial sex workers in Nairobi now run several restaurants, boutiques and matatu business As Kenya turns 50, commercial sex work is fast gaining ground. This has led to a high number of secret red-light districts across the country. The country is now graduating into a “reputable” sex destination in Africa, competing […]

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BUMPY ROAD TO SUCCESS FOR YOUNG KENYAN MILLIONAIRE

Raymond Cheruiyoit considers himself a successful entrepreneur six years after resigning from his job to run own business. However, the proprietor of Accounts and Financial East Africa Limited says he had a baptism of fire along the way. At 28, he was passionate about setting up and tried partnerships that did not work. Mr Cheruiyot […]

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MEET INDUSTRIALIST, MANU CHANDARIA

Meet the Boss: Manu Chandaria, industrialist (Kenya) Manu Chandaria is the chairman of Comcraft Group. The family business produces steel, plastics and aluminium products and has operations in 50 countries across the globe. In 2011, Forbes magazine valued the 98-year-old industrial conglomerate to be worth about US$2.5bn. Chandaria has been heavily involved in philanthropic work […]

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THE STORY OF UGANDAN TYCOON ASHISH J. THAKAR; AN UNDER 40 MILLIONAIRE

 I may not have had a conventional childhood but I believe that is why I am who I am today. I’ve always been passionate and driven, and I’ve always dreamed big dreams, but at the age of 13, living in Rwanda in the middle of a genocide, I never imagined I would one day be […]

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MEET AFRICA’S HOTTEST NEW FASHION DESIGNERS

We have long moved on from the idea of African design being simply Africa centered. In the past couple of years it has made it onto catwalks in Paris, New York, Milan and beyond. And of course, as with any competitive market, there will always be new talent changing the game. In African fashion today, […]

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CNN INSIDE AFRICA: YOGA TRANSFORMS LIVES IN KENYA

Take a look at how yoga in Kenya is making a difference, first in the lives of the instructors, who have overcome various challenges, faced different hardships to now be instructors in yoga, an exercise that they believe has created a positive change in their lives. This has been made possible through the Africa Yoga […]

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MEET LORNA RUTTO: FROM BANKER TO WASTE MERCHANT

The modern job market doesn’t promise miracles, and in this depressed economic environment, job hunting will soon be desperately out of fashion. Things are frankly getting out of hand and ridiculous rumours are being repeated by our government bureaucrats, some of which are mere dreams. Never mind the mumblings, governments don’t have the slightest idea […]

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