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THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

An Investor’s Perspective Q: What are the key changes that you would make to the management of the Massai Mara? A: The first change would be to raise its status so that national interest...

MARRYING INTO CHEESE – FOREIGNERS

MARRYING INTO CHEESE – FOREIGNERS

Marrying into Cheese An American cheesemonger settles in Limuru, Kenya and produces some of Africa’s finest cheese.   Two years ago, Andrew and Delia Stirling lived in Phoenix, Arizona. He sold electronics while she...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 1 – To Suffer Progress

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 1 – To Suffer Progress

Amboseli – A Miracle too far ? Excerpt 1    ‘To Suffer Progress’ In 1906 the British administration created the Southern Game Reserve which covered a large part of southern Kenya and included the area...

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

An Investor’s Perspective Q: What are the key changes that you would make to the management of the Massai Mara? A: number 1: The first change would be to raise the Mara’s status so...

FOUR-LEGGED LIBERATORS

FOUR-LEGGED LIBERATORS

FOUR-LEGGED LIBERATORS – BY JESSICA SILBER The village of Nizalies deep in thePfukwe Corridor, ararely-visited region in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. It sits amid scrubby brush in the rural landscape, alongside a railroad...

LEDAMA OLEKINA LIFE STORY

LEDAMA OLEKINA LIFE STORY

Kakuya tadamu oloosho lee maa nimirikino aikata ajo kemayiana enkaina naishooyoo,’’ (My grandson remember where you have come from and never forget that the hand that gives is blessed), an aging Tata Kina Olenchoshoi...

THE MIRACLE MORINGA PLANT

THE MIRACLE MORINGA PLANT

BY STEVE MBOGO With a few-days-old baby on her laps crying for mother’s milk that did not flow, Elizabeth Mbogo was getting to a near desperation stage when her husband decided to bring home...

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

Henry’s driving terrified me. I don’t scare easily. But there is something about a battered red semi-trailer barreling down on you at an aggregate speed of a couple hundred kilometers per hour while a...

KONZA CITY – SIDEBAR

KONZA CITY – SIDEBAR

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi – As you are aware, the United Arab Emirates is awash with petrodollars so much that the ultra-wealthy nation is turning its flights of fancy into realities.  Initiated in 2006...

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

It was exactly 40 years ago, in 1971, when my parents first stepped foot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed with nothing but oversized rucksacks and a little orange tent, they had...