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September 18, 2017 8:59 AM NDEMO: In Somali business success, trust plays a vital role

Eastleigh, Nairobi, was originally created by the colonial government to settle the Asian community. Their eventual occupation of Eastleigh was the result of protest after they took the colonial government to court to defend themselves against unilateral relocation. They identified a legal loophole that they used to purchase land in the area initially 2

September 16, 2017 10:11 PM Uchumi, Boer trekkers and their ‘Wild West’ plot in Roysambu

The 1933 murder of colonial maverick Henry Tarlton is one of those forgotten episodes in Kenya’s colonial history. So forgotten that when his name featured in a recent court case involving a Sh2 billion land along Thika Superhighway — which Uchumi Supermarket says it owns — nobody took note. Of all colonial bullies – and they were many - Tarlton stood 1

September 9, 2017 10:01 PM Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable

Kenya’s Supreme Court decision to annul last month’s election results is no doubt celebrated in Africa as a record breaking and brave act of judicial independence. But as several other African countries – such as Sierra Leone start preparations for general and presidential elections to be held early next year, questions are being asked about the extent 17

September 7, 2017 12:47 PM Meet the man who can receive phone calls via an ‘aerial’ fitted in his head, Guinness World Records

For more than six decades, one book has entertained us by chronicling the extraordinary feats of ­ordinary people determined to go that extra mile to be record-breakers. First published in 1955, Guinness World Records has sold more than 138 million copies around the globe. The latest, Guinness World Records 2018, is released today and includes all sorts 8

September 7, 2017 8:54 AM Africa tops global generosity charts – SA 24th kindest people in world

South Africa is one of a handful of countries to buck a global trend that has seen generosity fall according to this year’s CAF World Giving Index, the leading global survey of generosity. The CAF World Giving Index, the leading comparative study of global generosity, records the number of people who helped a stranger in the past month, volunteered their 2

August 28, 2017 7:53 AM S Korea man fined for Dr Dre and first lady wedding rumour

A 73-year-old South Korean man has been fined for spreading rumours online that the widow of a late president was going to marry rap legend Dr Dre. The unnamed man had said the marriage was intended to launder "slush funds" he alleged belonged to the former leader Kim Dae-jung. Mr Kim's widow, Lee Hee-ho, is 95 but remains influential in South Korea 2

August 25, 2017 3:53 AM Indian Supreme Court Declares Privacy A Fundamental Right

Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan addressing the media about the right to privacy judgment at Supreme Court Thursday in New Delhi, India. In a milestone ruling, India's Supreme Court Thursday declared that privacy is a fundamental right for each of its 1.3 billion citizens protected under the country's constitution. India, the world's biggest democracy

August 23, 2017 11:02 AM The Daily 202: Trump’s penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s raucous rally in Phoenix last night was one giant attempt to rewrite history. -- The bigger picture is that the president is in denial. His tendency to gloss over mistakes and pass the buck by recasting history in terms most favorable to himself was on vivid display. Just as the media was showing signs of starting to move on, Trump 6

August 10, 2017 1:13 PM AMD Threadripper 1950X review: Better than Intel in almost every way

Cheaper, faster, and more feature-rich than Skylake-X—what's not to love? If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling the world that AMD is back in the processor game, then Threadripper is a foul-mouthed, middle-finger-waving, kick-in-the-crotch "screw you" aimed squarely at the usurious heart of Intel. It's an olive branch to a part of the PC market 7

August 6, 2017 7:37 AM 72 years of Hiroshima: When a Little Boy killed 1.4 lakh people, maimed 35,000

Atom bomb Little Boy was dropped exactly 72 years ago over Hiroshima city of Japan killing 1.40 lakh people. August 6, 1945 was one of the two bloodiest days in human's history. Hiroshima and Nagasaki separated by about 300 km and three days were nuked by the United States in its attempt to end World War II. On August 6, at 8.16 am local time - 4.46 am in India 2