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KONZA TECHNOLOGY CITY + FACT-CHECKER

KONZA TECHNOLOGY CITY + FACT-CHECKER

Konza Technology City   There is absolutely no doubt that Kenya is determined to become a prosperous, newly industrializing country that is globally competitive by the year 2030 and the futuristic Konza Technology City,...

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...

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...

EAST AFRICAN FLYER – LETTER FROM KAMPALA – CUSTOMER SERVICE A LA UG

EAST AFRICAN FLYER – LETTER FROM KAMPALA – CUSTOMER SERVICE A LA UG

Angela Kintu Customer service is a relatively new concept to Ugandans, seeing as we have only just started owning businesses of our own. In October we will be 50 years independent. For years before...

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...

LETTER FROM JO’BURG –  SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

LETTER FROM JO’BURG – SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH Letter from Johannesburg By Mwangi Githahu Over the last few years there have been reports from no less an august body than the World...

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...

THE SOUTERN BYPASS ROAD – IS IT A NECESSARY EVIL?

THE SOUTERN BYPASS ROAD – IS IT A NECESSARY EVIL?

The Southern Bypass- A necessary Evil? By Beth Nduta Nairobi is the home of the Nairobi National Park, which covers 117 square kilometers and has a large number of wildlife animals. It is also...

SECURITY IN AFRICAN AIRPORTS

SECURITY IN AFRICAN AIRPORTS

By Juliet Maruru   The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is constructed in a semi-circle with three units placed on the outer circle arc and one unit placed in what would be the centre point...

KWS RESOURCE MOBILISATION

KWS RESOURCE MOBILISATION

By JOE OMBUOR Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) head of resource mobilization Mr Edwin Wanyonyi says the organization is headed towards financial sustainability in its operations. “We have moved on from the days when our...