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  • Tanzania reopens borders to Kenyan milk, milk products

    July 23, 2017 7:57 AM 8

    By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 23 – Kenya and Tanzania have now lifted bans placed on products imported from both countries bringing an end to a stand-off between the two countries that was threatening to derail the East African Community cross-border trading. According to a joint statement read by Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga, Kenya

  • Over 50 Kenyan conservationists picked as honorary wardens

    July 22, 2017 7:08 PM 11

    Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu has appointed more than 50 Kenyan conservationists as honorary wardens. The honorary wardens, charged with further championing the conservation of Kenya’s flora and fauna, will serve for three years by way of raising awareness on importance of wildlife conservation. They will be Kenya’s

  • Edith Cowan University to conduct seminars for professionals

    July 22, 2017 5:46 PM 10

    Australia’s Edith Cowan University, in partnership with Australian Education Consultants (AEC), will hold student recruitment forums in Kenya from July 24 to 29. Faculty members from various schools including business and law, engineering and nursing and midwifery will conduct seminars and workshops targeted at working professionals. The expos will be held in Eldoret

  • Jack Ma tells Chinese firms in Kenya to play by local rules

    July 21, 2017 9:16 PM 16

    FROM LEFT: Nairobi university Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma, University of Nairobi Chancellor Vijoo Rattasi and ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru after his arrival at the university of Nairobi. (Photo: Willis Awandu/Standard) Chinese business magnate Jack Ma has challenged international companies

  • Podcast: Will Trump bring back American manufacturing jobs?

    July 21, 2017 5:39 PM 11

    The White House declared this week "Made in America" week, a distinction to promote one of President Donald Trump's most prominent campaign promises: We'll produce more goods in this country to keep manufacturing jobs in America. Much of Trump's success in the 2016 election has been attributed to his effective communication of this economic message and his promise

  • Reliance Offers Free Shares, Cheap Phone at Shareholder Meet

    July 21, 2017 1:30 PM 12

    Reliance Industries Ltd., India’s most valuable company, will give investors one free share for each held for the first time in eight years. “This will be the largest bonus issue by any company in India so far,” Chairman Mukesh Ambani told shareholders Friday, adding to an earlier announcement on offering an “effectively zero price” feature phone to boost

  • Jack Ma: A poor rural boy turned a world multi-billionnaire

    July 20, 2017 9:00 PM 19

    For a man who once had job teaching English for a measly monthly salary of $12 (Sh1,200), his is a phenomenal rise to the club of the world’s wealthiest. Jack Ma, one of China’s richest persons, is worth Sh3 trillion - enough to comfortably finance all of Kenya’s 47 county budgets. The founder of e-commerce site Alibaba was in town Thursday and met a number

  • Chinese e-commerce mogul Jack Ma tips Kenya's budding entrepreneurs

    July 20, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    African entrepreneurs have been told not to be afraid of making mistakes, but instead to see their problems as opportunities. Jack Ma, a Chinese billionaire, in a public lecture at the University of Nairobi, said Africa's poor infrastructure, social, economic and political situation should be a source of innovation for most entrepreneurs, just as lack of e-commerce

  • Amazon Spark Is a Pinterest-Like Shopping Social Network

    July 20, 2017 6:22 PM 18

    The new feature inside Amazon's iPhone app lets you follow specific categories and people, making it easy to buy things you find. As if you don't already buy enough stuff on Amazon, the e-commerce giant just added a new Pinterest-like feature to its iPhone app aimed at helping you "find more of what you like." Dubbed Spark, the new shopping social network

  • US Attorney Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

    July 20, 2017 5:33 PM 10

    Henry noted that Sessions was one of the first Republicans who stuck his neck out for Trump during the election, but reiterated Trump's frustrations with his recusal, which Perino responded by saying he was protecting the president and the integrity of the investigation and not himself. President Donald Trump sat down with The New York Times Wednesday