Category: IDEAS

#1 – SPEAK SWAHILI DAMMIT

#1 – SPEAK SWAHILI DAMMIT

EXCERPT from:   ‘Speak Swahili, Dammit!’ by James Penhaligon.   In 1951 the author, born of Cornish parents, was taken at six months old to live on a remote gold mine in the then...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR – EXCERPT 4 – ‘New Hope’

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR – EXCERPT 4 – ‘New Hope’

Excerpt  No. 4  ‘New Hope’   There is light on the horizon for Amboseli, for there are descendants from the older more genuine Maasai families—the ones who produced the leaders in the past—who still...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? – EXCERPT 2 – ‘Dust Clouds Gather’

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? – EXCERPT 2 – ‘Dust Clouds Gather’

Excerpt 2   ‘Dust Clouds Gather’   In the 1950s The Kisongo Maasai had watched the growing number of visitors to Amboseli with a mixture of interest and apprehension. Many were inquisitive to see the...

HOW MANY WILDEBEEST DO WE NEED

HOW MANY WILDEBEEST DO WE NEED

How Many Wildebeest do You Need? Mike Norton-Griffiths Introduction So, how many wildebeest do you need? How many elephants is enough? And what do you need them for? These are not trivial questions, for...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 3 – ‘The Slippery Slope’

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 3 – ‘The Slippery Slope’

Excerpt 3 ‘The Slippery Slope’   (1,516 words)   From November 1948, when it was first gazetted, up to January 1961, Amboseli National Reserve covered an area of approximately 1,250 square miles ( 3,237 square...

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...

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...