Tag: Kenya

Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 1, 2017

Head of IT at Kenya’s electoral commission, Msando murdered days to general elections

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system, Chris Msando has been murdered, days before the general election on August ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 29, 2017

[The Activism Blog] We are paying close attention to this Ushahidi sexual harassment scandal

One of Africa’s most famous tech start-ups is involved in a sexual harassment scandal. Nairobi-based Ushahidi rose to prominence in ...

ToluJuly 24, 2017

Entertainment Roundup: Funnybone and other celebrities apologize to Daddy Showkey over ‘mosquito’ joke; There’s a new must-see trailer for Thor:Ragnarok | More stories

Missed anything in entertainment over the weekend? Good you’re here. Here are the biggest stories and others that unraveled while ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 18, 2017

“I walk into places with confidence that Kenya believes in what I stand for.”   | Leading Ladies Africa interviews Mariam Mpaata

Rather than get depressed about being a housewife with no tangible income, Mariam Mpaata identified a need and created a ...

ToluFebruary 11, 2017

#LagosMarathon: Check out the top 15 photos from the Lagos City Marathon

The 2017 Lagos City Marathon has just ended and Kenyan athlete, Abraham Kiptum has emerged winner out of the over ...

Isime EseneDecember 17, 2016

INVESTIGATION: MMM, the ponzi scheme that saved a thousand lives, then killed a thousand more

by Festus Iyorah Charles Ibekwe (not real name) has lost everything: his school fees, his pocket money and the hope ...

Mazi EmekaNovember 17, 2016

The Future Awards Africa announces plans for next 10 years, rolls out country-to-country model, opens up franchises

The Central Working Committee for Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), has announced its plans for the ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 15, 2016

Calvin Ebun: Should major car makers focus on Africa?

by Calvin Ebun Major car makers are keen to grow stronger roots in Africa. Talks with different African states authorities continue as internationally ...

RoqeebahNovember 6, 2016

Kenyan doctors separate pair of conjoined twins | See our top 10 photos from the past week

Trump being whisked off stage after alarm was raised about an armed man in the crowd at a Trump rally ...

ToluOctober 27, 2016

Entertainment Roundup: Falz and Simi release joint EP, Lynxxx’s Album before the Album drops, Watch Lady Gaga on Carpool Karaoke | More Stories

Here are some of the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still ...

AzeezOctober 25, 2016

BREAKING: Bomb blast in Kenya kills 12

Twelve people have been reportedly killed by a bomb blast at a northeast Kenya guest house on Tuesday, AFP reports. ...

Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: DStv is not afraid of Nigerians again, you know

In Kenya, because they have sense, they have begun to move away from DStv and its high subscription rates. The ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 6, 2016

Al-Shabab kill 6 in Northeast Kenya attack

At least six people have been killed by suspected al-Shabab militants in an attack in north-east Kenya, BBC reports. According to Ali Roba, ...

YWriterOctober 2, 2016

The Media Blog: Is it not your mates that just got $1.1m from Omidyar to tell stories?

Well Told Story is a company in Kenya that’s focused on using the media to tackle youth challenges. There is ...

Isime EseneSeptember 16, 2016

Analysis: A ‘new mood of confidence’ grips African youth

by Richard Follett and Tosin Adebisi From Nairobi to Lagos, Kampala to Harare, a new mood of confidence has taken ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 16, 2016

Entertainment Roundup: Timberland leaves Empire | Nigerian comedian set to break world record

Here are some stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are now buzzing this morning ...

RoqeebahSeptember 7, 2016

#KenyansVsNigerians over? Look what Kenyans are up to on Twitter

While #KenyansVsNigerians rages on Twitter, the Kenyan Twitter is actually busy with some more socially impacting causes for the betterment ...

ToluSeptember 4, 2016

No end in sight for #KenyansVsNigerians Twitter war

During the recent trip of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO to Nigeria, he took a short break from the country for a brief visit to Kenya. While ...

RoqeebahSeptember 4, 2016

5 key things to note from Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria

Zuckerberg ‘snuck‘ into the country on Tuesday, 30th August but made sure to ‘publicly’ eat the Nigerian Jollof rice, joining the likes ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 3, 2016

Twitter Wars: #KenyavsNigeria tug of war over Mark Zuckerberg continues

There’s a war currently ongoing on twitter between netizens of Nigeria and Kenya. The cause of the war appears to be ...

RoqeebahAugust 31, 2016

5 things we learned from Buhari’s recent trip to Kenya

President Muhammadu Buhari was at the recently concluded Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) which held in Kenya. ...

RoqeebahAugust 28, 2016

Buhari in Kenya: What’s really weighing on his mind?

President Muhammadu Buhari has been in Kenya for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), slated to ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 26, 2016

President Buhari arrives Kenya (PHOTOS)

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Kenya to attend 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi. Buhari was ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 26, 2016

The late 5: These are the stories that drove the conversation today

These are the top five news that drove the conversation today 1. FG, States, LGAs share N493.8 billion in Federal Allocation  ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 26, 2016

Pres. Buhari heads to Kenya for African Development Conference (PHOTOS)

President Buhari on Friday departed Nigeria for Kenya to attend an international conference focused on the development of Africa. The ...

Isime EseneAugust 23, 2016

MTV MAMAs is back, and it’s (expectedly) not coming to Nigeria

by Isime Esene For three years in a row, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), arguably Africa’s biggest award show ...

Oreoluwa PetersAugust 21, 2016

Is Anne James, winner of ‘Taste the Feeling Anthem’ contest joining Nigerian artistes on Coke Studio 4?

We actually thought she had joined the Nigerian artistes on Coke Studio 4 when we saw this picture of her ...

Isime EseneAugust 9, 2016

The Media Blog: TNC is (possibly) finally ready to wear big boy pants

If you’re a part of what they call the mass market, then TNC (TheNakedConvos.com) isn’t something you will neither care ...

Oreoluwa PetersJuly 20, 2016

UBA and MasterCard announce ground-breaking Pan-African partnership

United Bank Africa (UBA) and MasterCard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard ...

AzeezJuly 5, 2016

Yemi Alade features Sauti Sol in ‘Africa’ (WATCH)

Singer, Yemi Alade has released the visuals to the single ‘Africa’ off her sophomore album ‘MAMA’. The video which features Kenyan ...

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