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FORBES LIST OF WORLD’S BILLIONAIRES EXPANDS AS KENYANS MISS OUT

The number of billionaires around the world is on the rise despite the recent tough economic times, as revealed in the Forbes annual list of world’s billionaires, which was released yesterday. According to Forbes, the number of billionaires across the globe has expanded to a record 1,826, including 290 newcomers, with a net worth of […]

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CHINA TO SURPASS US AS THE LEADING AIR PASSENGER MARKET

A new global aviation report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has projected that China will become the world’s largest passenger market (defined by traffic to, from and within) by 2030, overtaking US which is currently on the lead.  The report however maintains that the United States will remain the largest air passenger market until around […]

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KENYA’S NEW RAILWAY LINE: ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

110 years after the ‘The Ugandan Railway’ first ran a train service from Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta returned to the coastal port yesterday to ‘launch’ (that is the word all of today’s newspapers are using but the Kenya Forum questions whether you can ‘launch’ a railway) the start of construction on the new Mombasa to […]

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KENYA @ 50 – SLAVERY

Food for thought for Kenya Forum readers to temper the chest-thumping, back-slapping and self-congratulation we’ve witnessed over the weekend to mark Mashujaa Day. It’s about ‘slavery’ in Kenya 50 years after independence… According to the Global Slavery Index 2013, a survey conducted by the ‘Walk Free Foundation’ and released by the independent policy institute Chatham […]

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PILOTS PLOT PACKHYDERMS – AERIAL CENSUS OF ELEPHANTS COMMENCES AMID MASSIVE POACHING

An aerial census of elephants and other large mammals in the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape took off two days ago. The one-week procedure which will reportedly cost Sh12 million is the result of collaboration between the Kenyan and Tanzania governments and aims to establish the landscape’s wildlife population abundance, trends and distribution. The aerial […]

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Michael Olunga scores a hat trick against Las Palmas

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