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  • Kenya Airports Authority to lose billions over duty free shops

    November 27, 2013 11:52 AM 26

    Updated Tuesday, November 26th 2013 at 23:38 GMT +3 Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) risks losing billions of shillings annually in concession fees for duty free retail shops at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s new Unit 4. The Standard has learnt there was a plot by senior Transport ministry and KAA officials to give the tender to manage

  • Counties’ water dispute rages as CS calls for calm

    November 26, 2013 7:42 AM 28

    Updated Monday, November 25th 2013 at 23:55 GMT +3 MOMBASA, KENYA: The rift between Mombasa County and neighbouring counties over the sharing of water resources has widened despite Ministry of Environment efforts to defuse the row. Mombasa County which has no natural sources of water has been quarrelling with Taita Taveta and Kwale counties over demand

  • Rumuruti meat firm in Sh200m expansion project

    November 26, 2013 7:18 AM 23

    The company is in the business of slaughtering livestock and making various meat products like sausage and canned meat. The expansion will exploit the by-products of the abattoir operations among them hides and skins, prime beef, organic compound fertilizer and leather products. The company chairman Ndiritu Muriithi said they had recently partnered with The Kenya

  • Apple, Samsung, Asus lead in selling tablets

    November 25, 2013 1:40 PM 29

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its research showing an increase in demand for tablets for quarter 3 compared to the last quarter. Q3 2013 saw 47.6 million units shipped worldwide, up from 34.8 million same quarter last year. Apple continued its lead market share with 29.6 percent, though Samsung is catching up with 20.4 percent

  • Africa’s aviation industry lagging behind

    November 25, 2013 12:56 PM 31

    Updated Monday, November 25th 2013 at 16:36 GMT +3 Kenya: Safety remains one of the greatest challenges facing African aviation and Africa’s inability to speak in one voice is worsening the situation. African airlines only have 20 per cent of the intercontinental market share, with only about 12 countries operating airlines in and outside Africa, compared

  • BOA posts 101pc profit growth

    November 25, 2013 12:03 PM 27

    The bank’s Managing Director Kwame Ahadzi said the improved performance is attributed to the bank’s increased branch network which stood at 27 branches as at September 2013. The bank’s balance sheet grew from Sh44.5 billion in September 2012 to stand at Sh51.7 billion in September 2013, a 16 percent growth. This growth is backed by an increase in net loans

  • Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s opulent dinner for CEOs

    November 25, 2013 10:04 AM 36

    November has been the “Love Whisky Festival” month courtesy of EABL. A whole month dedicated to showing those varied bottles of whisky some love literally! And quite successful this Love Whisky Festival has been. From introducing newbies to the prestigious world of whisky one whisky cocktail at a time to continuing to quench whisky die-hard fans thirst

  • Zimbabwe government tells foreign shop owners to close businesses by Jan. 1

    November 23, 2013 2:38 PM 28

    HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwean authorities say they have given foreign shop-owners --mostly Chinese and Nigerian nationals-- an ultimatum to shut down their businesses by Jan. 1. A top official of the black empowerment ministry said only Zimbabweans had the right to run shops that have sprung up across the country and are termed foreign businesses targeted

  • UN

    November 23, 2013 11:49 AM 44

    Heifer International provides training and funding for sustainable animal or agricultural farms around the world. They require participants follow their eco-friendly guidelines and give to another family or project in need once their own project is on its feet. Find out how to donate

  • Pirate loot unearthed by World Bank

    November 22, 2013 10:49 PM 30

    The World Bank has published a new study on the economics of piracy off the Horn of Africa. The World Bank has published a new study on the age-old crime of piracy, which dates back to Ancient Rome, when Cicero called pirates hostis humani generi, meaning “enemy of all mankind.” Overall booty for pirates: Between $339 million and $413 million (all figures