Lifestyle

ISIS Militants’ War on the Fashion Front

Trending Topics
Al Arabia News reports that the ISIS rulers in Mosul, Iraq have ordered shop owners to cover the faces of the male and female mannequins in their showrooms to adhere to a strict interpretation of Sharia law.
  • July 23, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Defaced $10,000 Birkin Bag

Fashion
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Nene Leakes recently posted a photo of a Birkin bag that she “customized” with her most famous euphemisms from the show. Nene can obviously afford to spare one for self-promotion...
  • July 23, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Two More Rhinos Dead in Poaching Incident on Ol Pejeta

Environment
The award winning Ol Pejeta Conservancy has a few days ago lost two rhinos, one 8 year old female Eastern Black named Malkia and her recently born calf which was yet to be named.
  • July 23, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

JKIA’s New Terminal 1A Processes First Commercial Flight

Travel
Yesterday morning saw the first ever commercial flight processed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s brand new Terminal 1A and it was national airline Kenya Airways' flight KQ 762 to Johannesburg which was given the honour to be the first.
  • July 23, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

American Missionary Admits To Molesting Orphaned Kenyan Children

FYI
An American teenager has confessed to raping several girls, heinously forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and making other children watch while on a mission trip with a humanitarian group called Upendo.
  • July 23, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

New Music Alert: Sauti Sol's “Sura Yako”

Music & Nightlife
The group today released their spanking new single “Sura Yako” in the wee hours of the morning. The new song which translates to “Your Face”, is the third single off the group’s third album “Live and Die in Africa” dropping this year.
  • July 23, 2014

DStv Adds Dishy Lifetime TV to Its Menu

Movie Buzz
The network channel that brought you original series like Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, Witches of West End and Devious Maids will go live on your screens tonight. DStv will launch the Lifetime channel on Tuesday July 22 at 19.10.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Discover Ol Pejeta's New Brand Identity

Environment
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy launched their new brand identity on Monday, July 21st. The revamp has been in the works for the past 12 months and the conservancy is extremely excited about its introduction to the real world.
  • July 22, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week 2014

Fashion
“Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week” presents a unique opportunity to reach an affluent cosmopolitan, trendsetting market segment via a one-of-a-kind branding and marketing platform.
  • July 22, 2014

Serena Hotels Claims 6 Top 50 Places for Hotels in Africa and Middle East

Travel
Five of Serena’s lodges in East Africa and the Nairobi Serena Hotel have been included in the list of the Top 50 lodges and resorts and top 15 city hotels for Africa, which will be published in the August edition of the Travel and Leisure Magazine.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

Air Uganda Suspends Operations ‘Indefinitely’

Travel
Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority’s dictatorial withdrawal of AOC’s for airlines flying international routes has now claimed a second victim as Air Uganda has announced the indefinite suspension of operations with immediate effect.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

The Fairmont Group Unveils New Group Executive Chef and New Menu for Norfolk’s Tatu

Food
Chef Mohan will be charged with overseeing the Food & Beverage division of the luxury Fairmont Hotels and Resorts chain’s three properties in Kenya. He brings with him a wealth of culinary experience from his stints in Dublin, Ireland and Chennai, India.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Lamu Tourism Dealt Another Blow With Announced Curfew

Crime/Security
The high profile Lamu Cultural Festival, this year due to take place between 20th and 23rd of November, an event strongly supported by the Kenya Tourism Board, is still on schedule to be held as planned. However there are growing doubts now.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

New Flights From Nairobi to Kakamega

Travel
FlySAX and Fly540 are the first two airlines to return to the recently upgraded airfield in Kakamega with scheduled operations, with the first commercial flight operated yesterday – following a formal celebratory launch flight on the 01st of July.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

Tvebiomovies 2014 is Open: Calling Filmmakers and Animators

Movie Buzz
Filmmakers and animators across the planet are invited to submit creative and cutting edge treatments for one minute videos about the environment. The films in each category which attract the most YouTube views by 15 December will each receive a US$1,500 prize.
  • July 22, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines Appoints New Country Manager

Travel
Ethiopian Airlines, has named new area manager for its Nairobi office. Zewdu Mariam who previously worked in Gabon under the same capacity said that his focus would be to initiate growth strategy and identify new markets for the airline.
  • July 22, 2014
  • Go Places Travel

Could the Anonymous KDF Hacker Be a Local?

Trending Topics
If the latest tweets by @kdfinfo are anything to go by, the anonymous hacker who has infiltrated the KDF handle could be a local. Who else would know how and exactly when to use local lingo such as “aromat” and “pap”?
  • July 21, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Uh Oh, Uh Oh: Beyoncé’s Countdown to the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer

Movie Buzz
On Saturday Beyoncé released a teaser for the 50 shades of Grey movie trailer on her Instagram page. The short clip shows snippets of Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, caressing a woman's thigh after patiently waiting to seduce her...and more!
  • July 21, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Nigerian Transgender Wins Philippino Pageant

Fashion
Iris Sahhara Henson shared this message on her Facebook page after winning the Super Sireyna title in the Philippines. Henson, a former male who now lives as a woman, represented Nigeria at the transgender pageant.
  • July 21, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

The Most Hilarious Sauti Sol Parody Yet: King Julien's ‘Nishike’

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On April 29th 2014, Kenya's favorite music band Sauti Sol went from boys to steamy studs with the release of their now viral music video “Nishike”. Watch King Julien and the cast of Madagascar have take it to a whole new level of farce in a new parody.
  • July 21, 2014
  • Tim Mworia | @timworia