Category: Big Ideas Forum

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.

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...

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...

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...

KENYA IS NOT DOING THAT BADLY IN CONSERVING WILDLIFE

KENYA IS NOT DOING THAT BADLY IN CONSERVING WILDLIFE

If we are to go by the recent wildlife-related news headlines, we might easily conclude that Kenya’s fabled wildlife resource is being rapidly depleted. And from this it would be tempting to extrapolate that...

Reducing the Footprint in the Sky

Reducing the Footprint in the Sky

  The reality of climate change demands action from all industry sectors that contribute significantly to it. The aviation sector is no exception. Whereas this sector is not considered a major contributor, recent developments...

Nairobi, the Silicon Valley  of Sanitation

Nairobi, the Silicon Valley of Sanitation

  When you first hear the term “flying toilet” while strolling through a Kenyan slum, your imagination runs wild. Then, when you discover the definition – a small polythene grocery bag used as a...

Electrifying Pachyderms

Electrifying Pachyderms

As we sat eating dinner, a dark shadow loomed in the doorway of the dining room. We turned to consider its source and saw a huge bull elephant, red from rolling in the surrounding...