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Seychelles Claim Routes Africa’s Best Destination Marketing Award 09 Jul 2013

Lifestyle

Few had any doubts of the outcome of this contest, when the Seychelles were crowned winner of the annual Destination Marketing Award by Routes Africa.

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Pete's Cafe and Burrito Haven

Biz Directory

Pete's serves us delicious Mexican food at affordable prices. Satisfy your burrito, quesedilla or taco craving here. Some claim we sell the best coffee in Nairobi! We also serve stirfrys, burgers and epic breakfasts.

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HOT: Lupita Nyong'o 20 Sep 2013

Lifestyle

It seems too easy to say that Lupita is muy caliente (which she is) since she was born in Mexico. She is one of those local actresses that can claim international fame.

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Hoteliers reject claims that Nairobi is 8th most expensive city 30 Sep 2010

Lifestyle

Kenyan hoteliers have taken exception to a recent report published by Hotels.com in the UK, which claims that the Kenyan capital city has become the 8th most expensive city for hotel accommodation in the world.

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Hells Gate National Park floods claim several lives 24 Apr 2012

Lifestyle

News of a tragic accident emerged on Sunday when it became known that a church group of young men and women on a day retreat yesterday morning to the Hells Gate National Park near Naivasha got trapped in a gorge by flash floods and several of them were drowned as the raging waters carried them away beyond the help of their guides and mates.

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Hoax- killer phone number warnings 02 Sep 2010

Lifestyle

This hoax email is circulating in the Nairobi area and you are advised to ignore it. 

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Buni TV’s XYZ Show 23 Nov 2012

Lifestyle

The Kenyan political scene is as intriguing as it is confusing. Members of parliament claim there are no funds to pay teachers, doctors and civil servants yet will swing around a week later to pass bills awarding themselves millions in “send-off packages”.

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Raven Kenya

Biz Directory

Raven Kenya offers you cost effective and quality Investigation and security services all over Kenya and East Africa. Our commitment to our client is paramount and our service top notch. ...

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Movie Review: Flight 04 Jan 2013

Lifestyle

Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker. He is an alcoholic and drug abusing pilot who manages to crash land a plane in a way which can only be described as a miracle of aviation...

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No Good Deed

Movies

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble.

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Kikwete at a loss to explain Serengeti highway plans 09 Oct 2012

Lifestyle

While in Canada for an official state visit did  President Kikwete find himself in a tight spot, when challenged by the media over the hugely controversial Serengeti highway plans, his government had floated in 2010.

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Subdued Telecoms Competition 18 Mar 2010

Lifestyle

Two newspaper reports about Telkom caught my attention: First, an article in the Business Daily that Telkom had made a loss of KES10bn in 2009 in what it had described as a challenging market environment. The second news item was in the East African: the claim that France Telecom was seeking a reimbursement of USD385m for ‘vanished assets’ from the Kenyan government. This did not come entirely as a surprise as I had heard a few months earlier that France Telecom was trying to get some of their initial purchase price refunded. Unfortunately neither Telkom management here nor France Telecom has provided any details on this, and the Kenyan government is likely to argue that the investor should have raised any issues in their due diligence before committing to the purchase.What is clear, however, is that the company hasn’t had an easy time. Aside from the claim that assets have vanished, the company may have underestimated the legacy issues in taking over a former parastatal. Kenya’s economic growth in the past two years has been sluggish, and Telkom needed to invest a lot not just in infrastructure. Cable vandalism has also been a concern. Like the fourth mobile entrant, Essar, with its Yu brand, Orange had tried to engage Safaricom in a price war – with, so far, limited traction, and obviously such a strategy comes at a cost: Both companies haven’t been able to push up subscriber numbers as quickly as they had intended to, so their low-cost offers mean that they are losing money, not the least because many people now carry around several connections and will probably use the low-cost offers of the new competitors while still maintaining their other line(s).For subscribers, none of this is good news: low-cost offers may look superficially attractive, but neither company has yet been made a serious dent in Safaricom’s market dominance. Nor has the second in the market been of much use: After snoozing on the job in Kenya for quite some time, Zain has notably picked up under new MD Rene Meza, but by then, the damage was done, and as with the other two new entrants, Zain also flirted with some costly low-tariff promotions. However, when Zain reincarnates for the umpteenth time to Bharti Airtel, I suspect that many will simply lose patience with the interminable rebranding. Well, many except for the producers of promotional pens and caps and umbrellas, and paint manufacturers.None of this is Safaricom’s ‘fault’, but the market remains very uneven, and for subscribers and overall service development, more intense competition would be beneficial. Interestingly, however, the raging success of M-PESA may actually have been due to just that concentration: Like many others, I have wondered why M-PESA was so successful here, and no other country has yet been able to replicate that success, even though the overall idea really is a no-brainer, and even though Safaricom’s Michael Joseph himself had expected that in less than two years, all major operators across the continent would offer a similar service. I did ask him recently, and he said that a lot of their M-PESA clients actually believe that they are giving their money to Safaricom: Not true, since the mobile operator doesn’t actually touch the cash. But this is what people perceive, and they trust Safaricom enough, on the basis of the company’s network, reputation and countrywide representation, to hand over their cash. In markets with less dominance by a single operator, this trust may take longer to develop; which can hold back adoption rates.

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Subdued Telecoms Competition 18 Mar 2010

Lifestyle

Two newspaper reports about Telkom caught my attention: First, an article in the Business Daily that Telkom had made a loss of KES10bn in 2009 in what it had described as a challenging market environment. The second news item was in the East African: the claim that France Telecom was seeking a reimbursement of USD385m for ‘vanished assets’ from the Kenyan government. This did not come entirely as a surprise as I had heard a few months earlier that France Telecom was trying to get some of their initial purchase price refunded. Unfortunately neither Telkom management here nor France Telecom has provided any details on this, and the Kenyan government is likely to argue that the investor should have raised any issues in their due diligence before committing to the purchase.What is clear, however, is that the company hasn’t had an easy time. Aside from the claim that assets have vanished, the company may have underestimated the legacy issues in taking over a former parastatal. Kenya’s economic growth in the past two years has been sluggish, and Telkom needed to invest a lot not just in infrastructure. Cable vandalism has also been a concern. Like the fourth mobile entrant, Essar, with its Yu brand, Orange had tried to engage Safaricom in a price war – with, so far, limited traction, and obviously such a strategy comes at a cost: Both companies haven’t been able to push up subscriber numbers as quickly as they had intended to, so their low-cost offers mean that they are losing money, not the least because many people now carry around several connections and will probably use the low-cost offers of the new competitors while still maintaining their other line(s).For subscribers, none of this is good news: low-cost offers may look superficially attractive, but neither company has yet been made a serious dent in Safaricom’s market dominance. Nor has the second in the market been of much use: After snoozing on the job in Kenya for quite some time, Zain has notably picked up under new MD Rene Meza, but by then, the damage was done, and as with the other two new entrants, Zain also flirted with some costly low-tariff promotions. However, when Zain reincarnates for the umpteenth time to Bharti Airtel, I suspect that many will simply lose patience with the interminable rebranding. Well, many except for the producers of promotional pens and caps and umbrellas, and paint manufacturers.None of this is Safaricom’s ‘fault’, but the market remains very uneven, and for subscribers and overall service development, more intense competition would be beneficial. Interestingly, however, the raging success of M-PESA may actually have been due to just that concentration: Like many others, I have wondered why M-PESA was so successful here, and no other country has yet been able to replicate that success, even though the overall idea really is a no-brainer, and even though Safaricom’s Michael Joseph himself had expected that in less than two years, all major operators across the continent would offer a similar service. I did ask him recently, and he said that a lot of their M-PESA clients actually believe that they are giving their money to Safaricom: Not true, since the mobile operator doesn’t actually touch the cash. But this is what people perceive, and they trust Safaricom enough, on the basis of the company’s network, reputation and countrywide representation, to hand over their cash. In markets with less dominance by a single operator, this trust may take longer to develop; which can hold back adoption rates. {jcomments on}

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Climate Change Becoming Real 01 Feb 2011

Lifestyle

Recently published studies revealed that over the past 50 years the Eastern African region has experienced an average increase in temperatures by 1 degree Celsius, and suggestions were made that this may,

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The Wasteland 11 Nov 2010

Lifestyle

Perhaps my five minute claim to fame is that I was once an annoying little squit who sat, in chemistry class, beside someone who was destined to become a talented and important film maker about things that are important.  I can't wait to watch this film, currently released and winner of several awards. "Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores  as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit."  http://www.wastelandmovie.com/index.htmlAnjali Saini

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Land owners ban marathon route from their land 15 Nov 2011

Lifestyle

The Kenya Airways sponsored Masai Mara Marathon might not take place on the 19th November as planned, since apparently the land owners have ‘barred’ the route from crossing their land.

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Cheating: Top Five Facts 23 Dec 2013

Lifestyle

If you find out your partner has been cheating on you, it can feel like your whole world has collapsed. Yet if you’ve been in a long-term relationship with someone you love, you too might be attracted to someone else. So, how to deal with it? There are no straight answers.

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Juba gets more nairobi flights 18 Oct 2011

Lifestyle

A source in Juba has confirmed that Fly540 will launch a second daily flight between Nairobi and Juba between Monday and Thursday while Friday to Sunday will continue to see the ‘regular’ daily departure.

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Kenya Wildlife Service rolls out nationwide anti poaching battle 05 Jun 2013

Lifestyle

Four rhinos were poached over the past two weeks, 21 overall this year already in Kenya, and at least 117 elephant butchered for their tusks.

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Swahili Beach Hotel opened just in time for Christmas 03 Jan 2012

Lifestyle

The first major new 5 star resort development over the past decade has opened in time for the Christmas and New Year season at one of Kenya's top beaches, Diani Beach south of Mombasa putting a smile on the faces of the owners, the management team and the guests who were booked into the brand new hotel.

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