Year of musicals as Kenyan theatre feted
The Kenya Theatre Awards are the second such award in the country after Sanaa Theatre Awards.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Year of musicals as Kenyan theatre feted
Call for action to protect oceans
High-level representatives stressed how implementing a blue economy can combat the threats of climate change, plastic pollution and over-exploitation.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Call for action to protect oceans
Kenya missing in action at literary prize
The 2019 prize saw Kenyan John Wanyonyi get second place in the fiction category with his novel, ‘Safari ya Matumaini’.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Kenya missing in action at literary prize
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Sidney Poitier: The measure of the man
Poitier was after all the first black man to win an Oscar. He won the Academy award for Best Actor for his role in Lillies of the Field (1963).
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Sidney Poitier: The measure of the man
Kenyan bar in list of world’s best
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, also organised by William Reed Business Media, has been published since 2002.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Kenyan bar in list of world’s best
Crucial lessons from Italian cuisine week
The Italian Cuisine Week is an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Crucial lessons from Italian cuisine week
Booker Prize win keeps Africa in literary news
The Promise set in South Africa during the country’s transition out of apartheid, explores the interconnected relationships.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Booker Prize win keeps Africa in literary news
Tembo Naming Festival held, rising elephant numbers lauded
The event attracted 24 sponsors, who gave between Sh50,000 and Sh2.5 million to have an elephant named after them.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Tembo Naming Festival held, rising elephant numbers lauded
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From genocide hero to convict: The tumultuous life of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ legend
Paul Rusesabagina, hailed as a hero for saving more than 1,000 lives in the Rwanda genocide has been jailed in Kigali for 25 years over terrorism.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
From genocide hero to convict: The tumultuous life of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ legend
Caine Prize to name winner, Kenyan in shorlist
In the running for the prize is Kenyan writer Troy Onyango (pictured), alongside four other authors from Ethiopia, Namibia and Uganda.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Caine Prize to name winner, Kenyan in shorlist
Heady mix of love, greed, hope
The story, Back-Fence Talk and Other Vices explores the uneasy marriage of the new and old, good and the periphery of dark arts and superstition.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Heady mix of love, greed, hope
Without Remorse: The movie and the book
Tom Clancy is one of few authors whose complete works I have read and Without Remorse (published 1993) is a personal favorite.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Without Remorse: The movie and the book
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Dust devils and elephants, the magic Amboseli lives on
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Dust devils and elephants, the magic Amboseli lives on
Why and how to build an emergency fund
The barest minimum you should have in your emergency fund should be an amount worth three months of your family expenses.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 2 years ago
Why and how to build an emergency fund
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'And now you may dance Firirinda'
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
'And now you may dance Firirinda'
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Planning to retire early? Get your ducks in a row
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Planning to retire early? Get your ducks in a row
When her marriage fell apart, she found solace in music
Getting gigs in London can be hard, but Caroline makes it work. Thanks to her good network, especially with the African community here.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
When her marriage fell apart, she found solace in music
Gear up: Dress right when working out
Stylish work outwear has become a billion-dollar industry, and fitness experts are cashing in too.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Gear up: Dress right when working out
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Five workout mistakes holding you back
Staying hydrated is important, but even this is not as easy as it sounds for some
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Five workout mistakes holding you back
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New normal: Habits, skills you need for today’s world
Digital skills and online presence are becoming increasingly critical to different facets of today’s world.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
New normal: Habits, skills you need for today’s world
How two young men escaped death
When this pandemic is over, the number of deaths it will have caused, indirectly, will be substantial. So help us God.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
How two young men escaped death
Double-edged sword that is child ‘entrepreneurs’ in estates
Children in my estate have joined this water trade. During the day, you can see them pushing and pulling handcarts full of 20-litre jerrycans.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Double-edged sword that is child ‘entrepreneurs’ in estates
Five lessons to live by
Great men and women have a set of rules they live by or have followed to get to where they are, we look at words of wisdom
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Five lessons to live by
Bleak inspiration: Tough times drive literature production
So, whether the coronavirus pandemic will affect literature is matter of when not if -- but the only question is how?
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Bleak inspiration: Tough times drive literature production
Wish list: Five Kenyan gems to look forward to
While the travel and tourism industry has been battered to within an inch of its life, we look forward to the day it will bounce back.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Wish list: Five Kenyan gems to look forward to
Virtual reality: Travel from your living room
The travel and tourism industry has been one of the first major casualties of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Virtual reality: Travel from your living room
Helping children escape anxiety
They can be especially challenging for young children struggling to understand what is going on considering the messages of gloom and doom.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Helping children escape anxiety
Live smart: Tips to keep in mind
Different people have different approaches to how they manage and invest their money. Today we look at financial advice from five experts.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 3 years ago
Live smart: Tips to keep in mind
Nairobi’s prime residential price fall slows
The price decline placed Nairobi 43rd amongst 45 cities covered by the index, demonstrating the ongoing pricing correction.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Nairobi’s prime residential price fall slows
Lender bets on green bonds to fund affordable housing projects in Africa
Shelter Afrique is betting big on green financing to fund its affordable housing projects across Africa.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Lender bets on green bonds to fund affordable housing projects in Africa
Big project debts erode gains made by real estate
Zero sum game: Property index shows a struggling sector as heavy government infrastructure borrowing starves industry.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Big project debts erode gains made by real estate
Architects, developers cry foul over building approval delays
Building approval system has been out for months
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Architects, developers cry foul over building approval delays
Lender: Kenya needs Sh5 trillion for affordable housing
Kenya needs in excess of $50 billion (Sh5.1 trillion) to adequately adress the issue of affordable housing
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Lender: Kenya needs Sh5 trillion for affordable housing
‘Why Kenyan real estate is in a slowdown’
n this case then, Hassanali says, the bank suddenly has all these properties that it has to massively discount to sell.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
‘Why Kenyan real estate is in a slowdown’
Loss making Home Afrika eyes strategic investor
Listed firm Home Afrika Limited is seeking to raise cash from a strategic investor to accelerate completion of its projects.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Loss making Home Afrika eyes strategic investor
After Garden City carport, firms to power Abuja mall with solar
After Garden City project, Actis to power Abuja mall with solar, buys South African renewable energy firm
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
After Garden City carport, firms to power Abuja mall with solar
House prices fall as developers struggle with unsold units
The real estate sector is a buyer’s market as distressed sellers move to discount property prices.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
House prices fall as developers struggle with unsold units
Actis to manage two former Abraaj funds
Abraaj collapsed last year amid a storm over abuse of investor funds. Actis, on the other hand, is a global emerging markets investment firm
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Actis to manage two former Abraaj funds
Roads projects rank top for Kenyans
Kenyans rank roads as the most important development projects by county governments.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Roads projects rank top for Kenyans
Nairobi’s luxury home prices continue falling, oversupply blamed
The trend has been occasioned by continued oversupply, with large numbers of new properties coming into the market.
By Ferdinand Mwongela 4 years ago
Nairobi’s luxury home prices continue falling, oversupply blamed
Role of the Artur brothers and plan to bomb Standard offices
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