Category: IDEAS

Do You Dream of Running Your Own Aviation Business?

Do You Dream of Running Your Own Aviation Business?

The growth of the aviation industry in East Africa has created many opportunities, not just for employment, but also for new businesses offering services to the larger airlines and airports, or delivering charter services on a smaller scale. For those with the ambition and dedication to create a new business, there are plenty of opportunities to succeed.

Harvard Comes to Africa

Harvard Comes to Africa

How the World’s Most Famous University and one of Africa’s Greatest Democracies Made History in the Fight against AIDS By WYCLIFFE MUGA  When the world marked Africa Malaria Day back in 2007, at the...

Redefining Public Infrastructure

Redefining Public Infrastructure

In early 2008, Kenya had an unprecedented outbreak of violence following a bitterly contested presidential election’s narrow margin of officially declared and promptly disputed victory. This violence posed both a political as well as...

How US Researchers found AIDS in Kenya in the 1990s

How US Researchers found AIDS in Kenya in the 1990s

The greatest public health crisis in Kenyan history was the advent of HIV/AIDS, particularly the initial stigma, ignorance and extremely high cost of would-be treatment. Dr Craig Cohen has been here right from the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

PERSONALITIES – INTERVIEW OF LADY PILOT, LIZ NDERI

PERSONALITIES – INTERVIEW OF LADY PILOT, LIZ NDERI

Interview: Liz nderi   Location: aero club, Wilson airport What are your full names? Elizabeth Wanjiku Nderi. I have been a professional pilot for 3 years. What initiated your interest in flying? I have...

WHY IS AFRICA KILLING ALL HER ANIMALS?

WHY IS AFRICA KILLING ALL HER ANIMALS?

On the first floor of the Kenya National Archives located on Nairobi’s Moi Avenue, there is a picture of what it’s caption describes as ‘natives’ spearing an elephant. A contrast to the wonderful collection...