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Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Now Open

FYI
Through our partnership with YALI, we are proud to announce that The Mandela Washington Fellowship is now open to the members of Africa 2.0, it is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
  • Oct. 24, 2014
  • Africa 2.0 Foundation

Madam Secretary: Introducing the United States’ Fourth Female Secretary of State

Movie Reviews
Although initially underestimated by her peers, she is a formidable force to reckon with in the political arena. She doesn’t care about protocol or the chain of command; she uses and abuses her power to get things done. McCord’s motivation comes from a good place but will no doubt create political headaches.
  • Oct. 24, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Teenage Mutant Ninja “ridiculous but funny” Turtles

Movie Reviews
The cast members portraying the four turtles do an excellent job and achieve a persuasive level of realism to bring out their characters. Created using motion-capture technology, they’re unappealing and hideous at first but they grow on you. If the turtles had more on-screen time, TMNT would be a great turtle movie.
  • Oct. 24, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Sauti Sol Release Official Sura Yako Remix Featuring Iyanya

Music & Nightlife
The first Kenyans to win Best African Act MTV EMA 2014, Sauti Sol are rewarding fans across Africa, by releasing the anticipated official Sura Yako remix. The song & music video features Nigerian top artist Iyanya.
  • Oct. 24, 2014
  • Press

Sauti Sol Win MTV EMA Best African Act 2014

Music & Nightlife
MTV and MTV Base have today revealed Kenyan afro-pop group Sauti Sol as the winner of Best African Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Awards (EMA). They are the first Kenyan act ever to receive this award. You can now vote for the band in Worldwide Act category.
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Press

DO NOT Have Unprotected Sex with Kenyan Towels. They Will Give You AIDS

Trending Topics
Yup, we have come to accept tourists/foreigners for the gormless nitwits that they are. We might even find their questions about our country cute- well maybe not cute but rather ‘innocently naïve’- is there such a phrase?
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Damaris Agweyu

Is Your Relationship The Right One?

FYI
The right relationship should be smooth sailing from the get go. If it takes a lot of work, that’s a sign it might be time to call it quits. If he or she feels like a friend, it's worth your while to keep working on it.
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Sarah Moses

Dufry to Run JKIA Duty Free at Terminal 1A as Last Legal Hurdle Cleared

Travel
Dufry, a truly global operator after their acquisition earlier this year of rival Nuance, will now start work to put up duty free shops at the departure level of Terminal 1A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport under a 10 year concession, which will at last see a duty free company of international repute come to Kenya.
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

As Lamu Curfew Gets Extended, Can the Annual Cultural Festival Take Place or Not?

Travel
The upcoming annual Lamu Cultural Festival is now almost certainly not taking place in the usual format, considering that everyone has to be indoors under the curfew rules.
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

Nairobi Fashion Market VIII Edition 2014: Festive Fashion for this Festive Season

Fashion
This is the VIII Edition of the original discount shopping experience and largest outdoor retail event in Kenya. A brand platform for the movers and shakers of the fashion and lifestyle industry and representative of the fashion culture of Nairobi.
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • Press

Impala Floodlit Final Set for Saturday

Sports
It should be an entertaining final, KCB coming into this fixture off two close results, a 25-19 quarter final over hosts Resolution Impala Saracens on Saturday 11 October, following this up with a 25-21 semi final win over Top Fry Nakuru on Saturday 18 October 2014.
  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • KRU

HOT: Anne Kansiime

Star Profiles
Kansiime has been selected as one of the "BBC's 100 women" for a project exploring what life is like for women in the world today.
  • Oct. 22, 2014

Survey Reveals a Thriving E- Commerce in East Africa

FYI
From energy and raw material prices to technological, political and social factors, to retail and consumption patterns, globalization has led to the emergence of new markets in developing countries with Kenya being the driver of economic growth in East Africa.
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Amadeus

Airtel Money Offers KRA Mobile Tax Payment Services

FYI
The revolutionary service provides Airtel Money customers in Kenya a convenient, flexible and time saving option for tax payment as they will no longer have to walk into KRA banking halls to queue to pay their taxes.
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Airtel

Every Child Counts: Jovago Partners with UNICEF to Support Birth Registration

FYI
Jovago.com will donate $5, at no extra cost for the customer, for every booking made using the “UNICEF” voucher code on its check-out page. The goal is to collect $100,000 during the 1st year of partnership. This partnership will support UNICEF’s vision to register every child.
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Press Release

Fundi-Mentals Female Cast Go Topless for Breast Cancer Awareness

Movie Buzz
Kalekye Mumo, Lizz Njagah, Neomi Ng'ang'a, Milkah Ndegwa, Florence Nduta and Ruth Maingi came together with a bold photoshoot to encourage women to #ProtectThem and #CheckThem.
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Press

Ebola Cuddly Toy Sells Out as Killer Bug Rages On

Trending Topics
Giant Microbes, the US toy company that sells the stuffed animals says it has shipped thousands of Ebola toys since the outbreak
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Ebola Screening in Rwanda At Least Now a Two-Way Street

Travel
The Rwandan decision makes it clear that the way visitors from Africa, especially those who are from Eastern and Southern Africa where there is no Ebola outbreak, are treated in European and American airports can only be tolerated for so long before some level of equitable response is formulated.
  • Oct. 22, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

Hot Pet: Fudge

Pets
Fudge, about three years old, spayed bitch. Lovely temperament.
  • Oct. 21, 2014
  • KSPCA

K.R.U Chairman: Our Players Are Clean

Sports
The Kenya Government has been challenged to state whether they had confidence in the qualification and integrity of members of a committee which has alleged that Kenyan sportsmen, among them national rugby team players, used illegal food supplements.
  • Oct. 21, 2014
  • Press Release