BUSINESS AS DONE BY A MAASAI WARRIOR, OLE REIYIA

The Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year this wildlife sanctuary attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Numerous hotels, lodges and camps have been set up around the Mara to accommodate tourists. Most often they are owned and managed by foreign investors and big hotel chains, […]

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MEET MARTHA CHUMO : DECIDES TO OPEN HACKER SCHOOL AFTER BEING DENIED U.S VISA

Martha Chumo, a 19-year-old self-taught programmer, was supposed to be in New York right now, honing her coding skills and mastering cutting-edge technologies in the company of fellow software enthusiasts. Instead, she’s thousands of miles away, in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya. A few months ago, Chumo was accepted into the summer intake of Hacker School, a […]

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HOW KIKOROMEO BECAME ONE OF EAST AFRICA’S LEADING FASHION LABELS

Ann McCreath arrived in Kenya 20 years ago for what was supposed to be a three month stint at emergency relief organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. Originally from Scotland, McCreath fell in love with Kenya and worked for the organisation as a country representative for three years before quitting due to her frustrations on the effectiveness […]

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TOP SOUTH AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR GIVES SIX SECRETS TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

  Both Goliath and Jefthas worked for Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products (ASNAPP) – an NGO – prior to starting De Fynne, where Goliath assisted in the propagation and setting up of plant producing nurseries in African markets, such as Zambia and Ghana. Today they are experiencing ever entrepreneur’s dream: their business cannot keep up with […]

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WHY KENYA’S REAL ESTATE IS ROBUST

That the property market in East Africa has witnessed a boom in the last few years is without a doubt. What is uncertain in many peoples’ minds however is whether this is a boom or a bubble. There are a number of factors that suggest that the boom is real, and here to stay. In […]

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TV PERSONALITY, JULIE GICHURU, TALKS ABOUT HER BUSINESS VENTURES

Julie Gichuru is best known for being a TV news anchor and group digital business manager at Kenyan media company Royal Media Services. Beyond the glitz and glamour of TV, Gichuru is also a successful entrepreneur, running an online fashion store called Mimi and production company Arimus Media. She has been recognised as one of […]

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KENYAN BORN DESIGNER TAKING AFRICAN COLORS TO AMERICA’S DEEP SOUTH

A Kenyan-born designer is taking African art to America’s Deep South — and finding his way into the pages of U.S. fashion glossies. “You don’t hear about the incredible art coming out of Africa, stories of people digging themselves out of poverty,” says jewelry designer Zia Sachedina. He often runs into fellow Africans at trade […]

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HOW 24YR OLD TECH SAVVY STUDENT IS RAKING IN CASH FROM WEBSITE DESIGN VENTURE

At the tender age of 24, Geoffrey Gikandi is an entrepreneur and a fifth year Civil Engineering student at the University of Nairobi. But that’s a small side of a student who founded a company from a scratch through a youthful optimism and sheer determination. It was a rare dream driven by passion to scale […]

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ZIMBABWE DOCTOR BUYS SLAVE PLANTATION TRANSFORMS IT TO ‘AFRICA HOUSE’ IN TENNESSEE

An African doctor buys a former Tennessee slave plantation and turns it into a cultural sanctuary with the goal of revolutionizing health care in African countries. We can all say that we’ve seen some amazing ironies in life, but few have experienced one like Dr. Arikana Chihombori, a Zimbabwe (Africa)-born physician and frequent Florida visitor and […]

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THE AFRICAN SHIRT COMPANY – SELLING KANGA SHIRTS TO THE WORLD FROM MOMBASA

Kiteghe Village is about 40 kilometres from Mombasa and near Mt Kasigau. It is where The African Shirt Company workshop is located. Using manual sewing machines, two local women produce colourful kanga shirts that have found their way into wardrobes in the UK and Ireland. “We have only just sent our first batch to London […]

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MEET PATRICIA ITHAU, FROM CLERK TO MD L’OREAL EAST AFRICA

1. What was your first job? I was a clerk at a leading law firm in Kenya after finishing high school. I spent more time on my hands and knees stacking, sorting and searching for files. I was earning 1,500 shillings (US$18), and that was a lot of money as far as I was concerned. 2. Who […]

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HOW SOLAR LAPTOPS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN KENYAN SCHOOL

Tafaria Foundation has so far attracted a good number of partners that include the Kenya Institute of Education, the Ministry of Education, media partners as well as the Innovation Society of Kenya. The computers are placed in a movable solar-powered metallic rack that consists of ten Android-powered tablets along with keyboards. Ten pupils can use […]

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MEET Dr. JAMES MWANGI – C.E.O EQUITY BANK

Dr. James Mwangi, Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012, has transformed Equity Bank into East and Central Africa’s largest bank. I was born and brought up in a rural area of Kenya. I lost my father in the country’s struggle for independence, so my mother was left with the responsibility of educating me. […]

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