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Diplomatic News

Equity Bank’s Investment Arm Teams up With Exotix Partners

Equity Bank’s Investment Arm Teams up With Exotix Partners

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

By Robin Obino

Equity Investment Bank (EIB), a subsidiary of Equity Bank Group has penned an agreement with global investment services firm, Exotix Partners LLP, as part of its market development strategies. The partnership will allow the two Invest...

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Cover Stories

Cover Story July 2014: Securing Kenya - Playing Politics with the War on Crime

Cover Story July 2014: Securing Kenya - Playing Politics with the War on Crime

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

A casual statement by Internal Cabinet Secretary, Mr Jospeh ole Lenku that Kenya's political opposition had formed an unholy alliance with militia gangs such as the Somalia terror group Al Shabaab is the biggest pointer to the government's dearth of ...

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Diplomacy News & Analysis

Regional Cooperation: Building On Kenya-Sudan Relations

Regional Cooperation: Building On Kenya-Sudan Relations

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

DEA's BRIAN MUREITHI engages Kenya's Ambassador to the Sudan H.E AROWN K. SUGE on relations, trade and areas of mutual interest between the two countries. Excerpts,

DIPLOMAT EAST AFRICA: Your Excellency, Kenya and Sudanese ties have always been cord...

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Culture

Fascinating Hobby: Finding Solace In Insects

Fascinating Hobby: Finding Solace In Insects

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

By BRIAN MUREITHI

Amajority of photographers – both amateur and professional - take pictures either for commercial or for sentimental purposes. But a group of five Kenyans have taken photography to a whole new level, venturing where none have dared ...

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Envoys of Sport

Medals Galore: Kenya Puts Up Jolly Good Show at the Commonwealth

Medals Galore: Kenya Puts Up Jolly Good Show at the Commonwealth

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The athletes lived up to their billing as world beaters despite King Rudisha losing his crown but the gold in javelin, bronze in boxing and weightlifting made up for the slip. BRIAN MUREITHI reports.

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games at the...

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Health

Health Bill 2014: Controversy over ‘Body  Parts Harvesting’

Health Bill 2014: Controversy over ‘Body Parts Harvesting’

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

By BRIAN MUREITHI and NASIBO KABALE

Illnesses involving vital body organs such as the liver, kidney or the heart are common in Kenya. Once these vital organs are damaged, doctors invariably advise patients to seek an organ transplant. Organ transpla...

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Economy

Life Skills: Equity Group Targets Financial Illiteracy

Life Skills: Equity Group Targets Financial Illiteracy

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Using its wide customer network, the bank seeks to empower residents of marginalised regions to overcome their poor financial skills and become included in the country's mainstream economy. ROBIN OBINO reports.

Equity Bank Group and MasterCard Found...

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The Region

Politics: Opposition At The Crossroads

Politics: Opposition At The Crossroads

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

But questions remain as to whether Opposition leader Raila Odinga's Coalition for Reforms and Democracy can maintain the momentum, writes DEA EDITOR MOHAMMED WARSAMA.

The resurgence of the Kenyan Opposition has taken many by surprise. The loss of th...

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DEA Hotels

Crisis Management: KTB Accused of Padding Tourist Numbers

Crisis Management: KTB Accused of Padding Tourist Numbers

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Disturbing questions about the accuracy of tourist-arrival figures released periodically by the Kenya Tourist Board has cast doubts on the government's efforts to revive the strategic sector, writes a SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.

Tourism is Kenya's second...

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Diplomatic License

Hold African Leaders Accountable

Hold African Leaders Accountable

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

As we went to press, the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit was coming to an end and, though the communiqués and 'feel good' statements by African leaders were yet to be released, we say the initiative was great.

It was the first time ever that a sitting U...

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Green Agenda

UNEP Upgrade: Nairobi becomes ‘Environmental Capital of the World’

UNEP Upgrade: Nairobi becomes ‘Environmental Capital of the World’

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

"The convening of the first UNEA session in Nairobi represents a coming-of-age for the global environment. For the first time, all UN member states, observer states and major stakeholders will be represented in the new assembly," says UNEP executive ...

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Odysseys

Innovative Apparel: First Pants Worn by Horse Riders 3,000 Years Ago

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

The oldest known trousers originated in Central Asia, writes BRUCE BOWER

Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so betwe...

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