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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STORY OF KENYAN JOURNALIST WHO PUT PEN DOWN TO MAKE PROFIT IN FARMING

Martha Otieno gave up her job search after almost a year in the ever competitive Kenyan employment market to venture into agri-business. The bachelor of journalism graduate from St Augustine University of Dar es Salaam retreated to her rural home in Homa Bay County in 2011 after her attempts to secure a job with media […]

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AFRICA’S BILLIONAIRE, ASHISH THAKKAR IN WAR OF WORDS WITH DONALD TRUMP

Ashish Thakkar was recently in a war of words with U.S.  billionaire, Donald Trump over what he termed to be ignorant comments about Africa. Donald Trump had made a comment about President Obama’s recent announcement of a $7 billion electric power initiative by the United States, “Power Africa” designed to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trump said […]

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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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STORY OF ANTHONY MWAURA – COLLEGE DROPOUT RAKING MILLIONS FROM ADVERTISING

Anthony Mwaura is a creative genius. At 25, he is a millionaire after he chose the unbeaten path and established one of the most sought-after advertising firms in the region. Whatever Mr Mwaura touches — be it the in-house music production studio he ran two years back or the corporate branding company he currently manages […]

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WORDS OF WISDOM: YOUR ATTITUDE IS YOU GREATEST ASSET

‘If you choose to have a negative attitude, life will be negative towards you. A positive attitude is infectious to the people around you. . . listen to these Words Of Wisdom (W.O.W.) delivered by Loise Oburu – HR Resourcing Training Manager, Equity Bank during the 3rd Annual Education and Leadership Congress.  

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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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WHAT MAKES NAIROBI TICK

Nairobi is the fourth best city to live in Africa. It trails Cape Town, Marrakech and Cairo. If you are money rich and time poor, you can stay firmly in the first class. The city attracts the great and the good and has played host to an eye-watering number of visitors both famous and not-so-famous. […]

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WHY ICC CASES WILL AFFECT ALL KENYANS NOT JUST UHURUTO

During the presidential debates in Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, was asked on his thoughts about the ICC cases and how he planned to govern the country while still dealing with the cases at ICC. His response was very diplomatic and off course well rehearsed. He said that the case against him at the ICC was personal, […]

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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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GET MOTIVATED: KENYAN BROTHERS TURN SH 5,000 TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS

When three brothers ventured into technology business, their friends and relatives laughed off the idea. But, they also shrugged off the negative voices, convinced it was time to test the waters of the technology world. They were coming together after taking different careers abroad and the gut-feel attitude that their life was hinged on self-employment. […]

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KENYANS REAPING MILLIONS OFF OF REAL ESTATE

Ian Kahara and Kimiti Wanjaria: Sigona Valley Project These two young men are co-founders Sigona Valley project, a multi-million-shilling investment (Sh350million) in Sigona on the Nairobi-Naivasha highway about 20 kilometres from the central business district. The Sigona Valley development boasts of 30 four and three bedroom stand-alone houses with ample parking. Kahara and Wanjaria started the […]

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