July 25, 2014

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25 yr old Kenyan man killed in a road accident in Martin County, Texas -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Embrace gay sex or forget aid, Kenya told -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Delta Air Lines announces enhanced partnership with Kenya Airways -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cord officially replaces Mung’aro as Minority Whip -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

[VIDEO] Girl who awed President Uhuru has her education sponsored to secondary level -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

US-African Diaspora Investment Symposium on August 4th -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eastleigh terror cells busted -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Algerian passenger plane with 116 on board crashes in Mali -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Keylogger malware found at US hotel business centers, Secret Service warns -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Delta Air Lines announces enhanced partnership with Kenya Airways

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MONROVIA, 24 July 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that it has reached  agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana. The services will begin effective September 1, 2014, operating three times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Kenya Airways. The Kenya Airways flight will offer seamless and convenient connections with Delta’s nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. “Delta has had a presence in Liberia for four years and we are pleased to be…

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US-African Diaspora Investment Symposium on August 4th

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The first US-African Diaspora Investment Symposium will be held on 4th August 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC. The event will highlight the tremendous potential for crowd funding and other investment channel for African Diaspora to support economic growth and will allow Homestrings access to investable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. This event is jointly hosted by Homestrings, Developing Market Associates, the Small Enterprise Fund and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance. The morning event, open to the general public, will be primarily about how to leverage the potential of the African Diaspora through investment…

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Keylogger malware found at US hotel business centers, Secret Service warns

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The U.S. Secret Service is advising the hospitality industry to inspect computers made available to guests in hotel business centers, warning that crooks have been compromising hotel business center PCs with keystroke-logging malware in a bid to steal personal and financial data from guests. In a non-public advisory distributed to companies in the hospitality industry on July 10, the Secret Service and theDepartment of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center(NCCIC) warned that a task force in Texas recently arrested suspects who have compromised computers within several major hotel business centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. “In some cases, the suspects used stolen credit cards…

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Kenyan developer in deal with US Firm to tap Diaspora cash

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A New York Stock Exchange-listed firm, Remax, has signed a deal with a Kenyan developer to tap diaspora cash from those seeking to invest in real estate. The five-year deal is based on a revenue sharing agreement with Kings Pride, a local investment company. Remax, which operates through a franchise model globally, said the deal will help to tap the huge appetite for real estate by Kenyans living overseas. “Globally, real estate investment has become a key component of doing business and we want to expand our footprint through partnership to reach as many countries as possible,” said Chip Nathan,…

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Kenya’s airports unsafe, warns US

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A United States aviation agency has designated Kenya as a hostile region for US aircraft in its latest advisory and prohibition notice. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notice also lists Ethiopia on its full prohibition list and restates Somalia as a no-go area for US aircraft. Analysts say the latest classification is a major blow to efforts by Kenya to convince the US to allow direct flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the USA. Only last week, Kenya Airports Authority installed security screening gadgets, passenger handling and general security with the aim of getting the nod from FAA….

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[VIDEO] Why Google Is So Interested In Kenya’s Public Transport System

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The thousands of graphics-covered minibuses called matatus that zip through Nairobi make up one of the largest (and liveliest) informal transportation systems in the world. This unregulated — some might say renegade — transit keeps the city moving rather efficiently, and, until recently, was an all-cash business. Until Google stepped in. According to the New York Times, a team from Google’s Nairobi office has introduced a transit card and fare collecting system that is meant to render the minibus network cashless. The BebaPay card is free to anyone (as long as they sign up for a Gmail account, touché, Google)…

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French food giant Danone expands African markets, buys Brookside, Kenya dairy giant

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Africa in recent years has become a major area of expansion for French food group Danone and other global consumer product companies such as Unilever, Nestle, Pernod Ricard and Diageo, attracted by the spending power of a growing middle class. Danone on Friday said it was buying a 40 percent stake in Brookside, East Africa’s top dairy producer, as part of plans to expand in new markets while growth is weak in Europe and the economy slows in China. The deal, whose financial terms were not disclosed, was sealed with the controlling Kenyatta family, relatives of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, and…

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City traders to sue Cord over Saba Saba losses

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Businessmen in Nairobi have vowed to go to court to seek compensation from the losses incurred during the Saba Saba rally last Monday. In a press statement, the businessmen said they will sue Cord principals for what they termed “sabotaging the economy”, to advance their selfish interests. Jubilee politician and a member of the Nairobi Central Business Association (NCBDA) Francis Mwangi faulted Cord coalition’s planned push for a referendum saying such moves will hurt the already struggling economy. “These unnecessary rallies held by Cord create political tension that bring businesses to a standstill, like the recent Saba Saba rally where…

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Nairobi jumps up 30 spots in expensive cities ranking

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Nairobi has jumped 30 places in an annual global ranking of the most expensive cities for expatriates, a change linked to the high cost of secure housing in prime areas. Only one other city in the world reported a larger move up the list prepared every year by consultancy firm Mercer. The higher ranking could signal a rise in pressure for wage increments by employees of various multinationals, United Nations agencies and diplomatic missions in the city. The finding echoes recent reports of relatively higher increases in cost of living for upper income city residents. Analysts say that because the…

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Kenyan Entrepreneur in Boston to open First Full line Retail Home Medical Equipment and Wellness Supplies Store

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A Special Invitation is extended to all,as we celebreate the Birth of our new company VONDI.Vondi Independent Living Supplies,the First Full Line Retail Home Medical Equipment and Wellness Supplies Provider Store(“VONDI”). Vondi will be having a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday July 11th 2014 with the Merrimarck Valley Chamber of Commerce,to celebrate the opening of the store,the first of its kind in Tewksbury,Massachusetts.Our Grand Opening event will be held on Saturday July 12t,2014 from 10Am to 3PM. All are Invited for this Auspicious event Special Discounts,Refreshments,giveaways and drawings for several amazing prizes. Vondi Independent Living Supplies, the First Full Line…

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