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BAKAMBU SET TO BECOME AFRICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE FOOTBALLER

Cedric Bakambu is set to become Africa’s most expensive footballer of all time following his move to Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan in a deal estimated to reach Ksh. 9 billion ($88 million). The Democratic Republic of Congo player moves from Villareal where he joined in 2015 and netted 46 goals. Bakambu will enjoy […]

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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 @ 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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‘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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DESMOND TUTU, TONY BLAIR, ROBERT MUGABE AND THE ICC: ‘IF LEADERS LIE WHO SHALL TELL THE TRUTH?’

Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former Archbishop of Cape Town and hero of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, is a man who when he speaks, even in retirement, people listen. So when he recently pulled out of the ‘Discovery Invest Leadership Conference’ in Johannesburg because of the presence of another guest speaker, […]

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Michael Olunga scores a hat trick against Las Palmas

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