New HIV testing equipment to save infants in Kenya

New HIV testing equipment to save infants in Kenya

More HIV-positive infants will be saved thanks to the latest equipment that drastically reduces the time required to get results after screening. The current method of testing HIV in infants,…

President Kenyatta challenges UN to show value for money

President Kenyatta challenges UN to show value for money

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the United Nation to partner with African governments in order to make an impact even as he hit out at UN agencies over wastage…

Caster Semenya wins the women’s 800m Diamond League

Caster Semenya wins the women’s 800m Diamond League

Caster Semenya has destroyed the field in the women’s 800m at a Diamond League event held in Rome, finishing over 12 metres ahead Francine Niyonsaba and sending an ominous warning…

Kenyans abroad send home record Sh14 Billion in April

Kenyans abroad send home record Sh14 Billion in April

Kenyans working abroad sent home a record Sh14.4 billion ($143.5 million) in the month of April with those living in the US being the main contributors. Diaspora remittances shot up…

A Nairobi processing firm offering hot chilli market

A Nairobi processing firm offering hot chilli market

Stranded chili farmers now have a sure market after a processing company announced that is looking for a steady supply of at least two tonnes of the produce per week….

Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named Bundesliga Player of the Year

Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named Bundesliga Player of the Year

Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted as the German Bundesliga’s Player of the Year. The Gabon captain finished just 0.2% ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski,…

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech during 53rd Madaraka Day celebrations.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech during 53rd Madaraka Day celebrations.

Fellow Kenyans, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by thanking the people of Nakuru County for their warm welcome today. The decision to share the celebrations of our nationhood among…

Uber receives $3.5 billion investment from Saudi wealth fund

Uber receives $3.5 billion investment from Saudi wealth fund

Uber Technologies Inc. said it received its biggest investment to date, raising $3.5 billion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. The investment valued Uber at $62.5 billion, the…

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, sexual…

Kenya’s CBK boss Njoroge voted best Governor in Africa

Kenya’s CBK boss Njoroge voted best Governor in Africa

Kenya Central Bank governor Patrick Njoroge who was largely unknown a year ago was voted the best governor on the continent – 2016 African Banker Awards held in Lusaka, Zambia…

Sidian Bank seeks slice of Uber’s cake with Sh1m drivers car loans

Sidian Bank seeks slice of Uber’s cake with Sh1m drivers car loans

Recently rebranded lender Sidian Bank has launched a Sh10 billion fund that will see Uber drivers access car loans at below market rates. The lender, formerly known as K-Rep Bank,…

6 Reasons Your Sales Team Is Underperforming

6 Reasons Your Sales Team Is Underperforming

Businesses rely on their sales teams to bring in new customers, survive and grow. Yet, even with the most talented professionals in place, leaders often find that at least one…

Kenyan milk prices second highest in Africa

Kenyan milk prices second highest in Africa

Kenya’s milk prices are the second most expensive in Africa while the country’s mobile phone calling rates are the second lowest, a new survey shows. Expatistan Cost of Living Index…

Treason afresh: Ugandan opposition leader remanded for two weeks

Treason afresh: Ugandan opposition leader remanded for two weeks

Wednesday morning charged afresh with treason in a Kampala magistrates court. The charges were read to him in absence of his lawyers. Dr Besigye was not allowed to plead as…

Kenyan forensic auditors to visit US for special Eurobond demistify

Kenyan forensic auditors to visit US for special Eurobond demistify

Kenya’s top forensic auditors will visit London and New York mid next month to collect data from international banks that handled the controversial Sh250 billion Eurobond cash, Auditor-General Edward Ouko…

CS Matiang’i: Tough new rules set in place to curb exam cheating

CS Matiang’i: Tough new rules set in place to curb exam cheating

Placing higher responsibility on head teachers, fresh vetting of invigilators and a ban on school visits are new measures aimed at curbing exam cheating. These are among the sweeping reforms…

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed – Hollande

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed – Hollande

An EgyptAir flight reported missing between Paris and Cairo has crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The Airbus A320 with 66 people on board disappeared from radar at 02:30 Cairo…

Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years as Boko Haram captive

Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years as Boko Haram captive

A Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued, the first of more than 200 girls seized in a raid on their school in…

From the pitch to the boardroom

From the pitch to the boardroom

The first time Mathieu Flamini turned up to the Arsenal training ground in a suit, his baffled teammates asked if he had mistakenly thought it was a match day. “When…

Raila car windscreen hit by bullet during Cord demos, police use force to disperse supporters

Raila car windscreen hit by bullet during Cord demos, police use force to disperse supporters

The windscreen of Raila Odinga’s official armoured car was cracked by a gunshot while police dispersed anti-IEBC demonstrators on Monday. Raila’s spokesman Dennis Onyango said the Opposition leader was in…


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