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NAIROBI AMONG TOP FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN AFRICA

Nairobi is the second fastest growing city in Africa according to a new report by the African Development Bank (ADB). According to the report, Tracking Africa’s Progress Report released on Tuesday, Africa has 52 cities with populations of 1 million or higher – the same number as for Europe. Tanzania’s commercial hub Dar es Salaam is […]

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KENYA’S ECONOMY – NEW JOBS BUT NOT ENOUGH (AND WHY AFRICA ISN’T CREATING EMPLOYMENT)

Kenya’s 2014 economic survey shows the country’s economy grew by 4.7 per cent in 2013 creating over 700,000 new jobs. Good news in part but not good enough to meet the Jubilee government’s target of 1 million extra jobs, or indeed the approximately 1.7 million increase in employment that some analysts reckon was needed just […]

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IGAD/WHITE HOUSE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE MASSACRE IN SOUTH SUDAN

The Intergovernmental Authority of Development (IGAD) has come out publicly to condemn the ongoing violence in South Sudan which seems to be escalating by day. In a statement the IGAD Executive Secretary, Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, expressed grave concerns over the spiraling violence which has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in the country for […]

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WORLD BANK APPLAUDS KENYA’S PRIVATE SECTOR

Kenya’s private sector is the most vibrant and dynamic in the east African community according to the World Bank. In an article published in the Business Daily courtesy of Xinhua news agency, World Bank Lead Private Pector Development Specialist Ganesh Rasagam said that Kenya can comfortably produce the same goods that are currently imported and […]

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‘AFRICAPITALISM’

What follows is a (slightly) edited speech made last week by Nigerian industrialist and philanthropist TONY ELUMELU at a meeting of the African Development Bank’s meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Kenya Forum thinks it is thought-provoking and that we may hear a lot more about ‘Africacapitalism’ in future. PHILANTHROPY AND DEVELOPMENT: WHERE ARE AFRICA’S WEALTHY? […]

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Michael Olunga scores a hat trick against Las Palmas

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