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Diplomatic News

Equity Bank Launches Travel Card

Equity Bank Launches Travel Card

Friday, 20 February 2015

Equity Bank, in conjunction with MasterCard, has launched a cashless prepaid card. The card, which is readily usable to pay for bus fare in Kenya in line with the recent government directives on cashless bus fare payment system, is more than a trav...

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Cover Stories

Cover Story January 2015: Milestone - Diplomacy of Development

Cover Story January 2015: Milestone - Diplomacy of Development

Friday, 23 January 2015

DEA'S RONALD BERA engages the Republic of South Korea Ambassador to Kenya H.E. CHOI DONGGYOU on his country's impressive development and lessons that his hosts can learn. Excerpts.

DIPLOMAT EAST AFRICA: Your Excellency, please tell us about the mi...

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Diplomacy News & Analysis

Wildlife Crime Watch - INTERPOL Nabs Ivory Kingpin

Friday, 23 January 2015

With one international crime fugitive under arrest, eight more, including a suspected Kenyan ivory kingpin, are still on the run but not for long. PAUL UDOTO reports.

INTERPOL's international public appeal for individuals wanted for environmental cr...

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Culture

The Magic of Lamu Cultural Festival

The Magic of Lamu Cultural Festival

Friday, 23 January 2015

BY BRIAN MUREITHI

Lamu County came alive and beamed with activities as the annual Lamu Cultural Festival, currently in its 14th edition awaken Old Lamu town which has been under a prolonged curfew since the massacre of over 60 people in June, 2014...

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Envoys of Sport

Rugby Sports: Welsh Rule Safari 7s

Monday, 27 October 2014

Kenya senior side Shujaa fielded a young and inexperienced team after the senior players were dropped from the squad by head coach Paul Treu over contractual disagreements ahead of the tournament. BRIAN MUREITHI reports.

The Welsh team put up a spir...

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Health

Needless Loss of Life: Drowning - the Silent Killer

Thursday, 22 January 2015

'Efforts to reduce child mortality have brought remarkable gains in recent decades but they have also revealed otherwise hidden childhood killers. Drowning is one,' says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. EDGAR NYANDONG reports.

A startling rep...

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Economy

Sugar Cane Woes - Bitter-Sweet Experience of an Ex-Cane Farmer

Sugar Cane Woes - Bitter-Sweet Experience of an Ex-Cane Farmer

Friday, 23 January 2015

There is little hope in Kenya's ailing sugar industry and the only way out is for farmers to quit. DR GEORGE ODERA - OUTA explains why.

The plight of Kenya's Sugar cane farmer is incessantly in the news these days. It is a blasphemy of sorts. The ...

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The Region

Troubled Times - Rwanda’s ‘Disappearing Dissidents’

Troubled Times - Rwanda’s ‘Disappearing Dissidents’

Friday, 23 January 2015

EMILE GAFIRITA's mysterious disappearance has sparked suspicion that he could be the latest in a long list of disappearances and assassinations carried out by Rwandan government in an effort to silence critics and dissenting voices. RONALD BERA rep...

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DEA Hotels

Communications Strategy - Ebola Deals Body Blow to Africa’s Tourism

Communications Strategy - Ebola Deals Body Blow to Africa’s Tourism

Friday, 23 January 2015

By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

A request by Kenya's tourism fraternity during a recent round-table meeting to President Uhuru Kenyatta to urgently appointment a government spokesman showed how badly lack of a coherent public policy was affecting the sec...

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Diplomatic License

Concerns about Security Law

Concerns about Security Law

Friday, 23 January 2015

Desperate times, we are told, call for desperate measures, which perhaps explains the Kenya government determination to make drastic and far reaching changes to the security laws.

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently fired his Cabinet Secretary for I...

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Green Agenda

Renewable Energy - High Equipment Costs Hamper Use of Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - High Equipment Costs Hamper Use of Renewable Energy

Friday, 23 January 2015

Solar energy is now billed as the most reliable and efficient form of renewable energy available in Kenya, but rural communities are unable to fully adapt it, choosing instead to wait to be connected to the slow-growing electricity grids. RONALD BE...

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Odysseys

Legacy Recast - The Unravelling of Legend Bill Cosby

Legacy Recast - The Unravelling of Legend Bill Cosby

Friday, 23 January 2015

The charges against the American superstar are as a result of both changing attitudes and social media's ability to transform a story into a viral phenomenon almost impossible to suppress or control. Whatever the case, they represent a stunning res...

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