• Illigal Trade Wildlife Trade: Nature in Crisis

  • MAGIC OF OIL: LAPSSET and Regional Geo-Politics

  • ENVIRONMENT: The Old Man of Lamu

  • WINTER OLYMPICS: Questions Abound After Sochi

  • HIGH STAKES: ‘When China Rules the World’

  • China Should Outlaw Ivory Trade

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Diplomatic News

Ethiopia’s Grand Plans for Regional Power distribution

Ethiopia’s Grand Plans for Regional Power distribution

Thursday, 07 November 2013

In recent years, Ethiopia has transformed itself into a regional player, securing $1.26bn funding for the Ethiopia-Kenya high-voltage transmission line due for completion in 2015. Once completed, the economic benefits for Ethiopia and its neighbourin...

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Diplomacy News & Analysis

COOPERATION: Diplomacy of Development

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

DEA's JOHN NYOGOT engages the Swedish ambassador to Kenya HE JOHAN BORGSTAM on relations between his country and Kenya, and developments in the region. Excerpts.

DIPLOMAT EAST AFRICA: Your Excellency, please tell us what drives the Swedish diplomati...

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Culture

MOVIES: Lusophone Film Fest Comes to Nairobi

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi was launched in Nairobi with a concert of Waldemar Bastos at the National Museums of Kenya as we went to press.
The cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is recognized with international awards at film festivals ...

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Envoys of Sport

WINTER OLYMPICS: Questions Abound After Sochi

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The sheer cost, size and scale of President Vladimir Putin's grand project which cost an estimated $51 billion, seems to have outstripped anything done before. But it has left questions: Should anyone top that or even try to top it? By RONALD BERA an...

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Health

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS: Towards Zero TB Tolerance

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The rate of TB cases has been falling worldwide for about a decade, but achieving the MDGs global decline target of 2 per cent per year is still a challenge, writes JUDY KUNHIYA

Tuberculosis remains a major global health problem. In 2012, an estimat...

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Economy

HIGH STAKES: ‘When China Rules the World’

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Will China's growing economic power give it the advantage to reshuffle the international order? DEA'S JANE MWANGI reports from Beijing on whether the world's fastest growing economy will translate into the world's newest superpower

I stumbled upon M...

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The Region

MAGIC OF OIL: LAPSSET and Regional Geo-Politics

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Is the ambitious and multimillion dollar Lamu port project the real reason for Kenya's frantic efforts to end the civil strife in South Sudan? WANJOHI KABUKURU traces the giant project's role in the region's political calculations

A lot has changed ...

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DEA Hotels

TALISMAN RESTAURANT: Casual Dining

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Good food, fine wine, great atmosphere and an exciting fusion of European, Thai and African cuisines is what to expect at Talisman restaurant. JUDY KUNYIHA reports

Nestled in the heart of Karen, off Ngong Road, lies the Talisman Restaurant. Once you...

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Diplomatic License

China Should Outlaw Ivory Trade

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The international community has a real chance to address and end the soaring slaughter of African elephants, rhinos and other wildlife. The killing of wildlife has in the last decade reached an unprecedented crisis levels, threatening not only the ex...

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Green Agenda

ENVIRONMENT: The Old Man of Lamu

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

When the teacher-turned-environmentalist formed the Lamu Environment Protection and Conservation group (LEPAC) in 2009 he had no clue that it would take on a life of its own, reports WANJOHI KABUKURU

On Lamu island which is on the farthest end of Ke...

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Odysseys

STYLE & SUCCESS: Somali Poet Wins Literary Award

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ladan Osman's collection – The Kitchen Dweller's Testimony - wins the 2014 Sillerman Prize for African Poetry

Ladan Osman, a Somali writer and poet, is this year's winner of the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African poets. Osman's collection, ...

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