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Kenyan Entrepreneurship Developing At “Lightning” Speed

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya is seeing similar “lighting” speed development in terms of entrepreneurship as witnessed in China a decade ago, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the GEDI Institute.

Kenyan Student Develop Software To Manage Urban Parking

AFRICANGLOBE - A university student has invented a computer system to map and monitor parking lots. The software informs motorists about the availability of parking space in the city. Patrick Waweru, a computer student at the University of Nairobi, said the system uses sensors placed on the streets that detect if a vehicle is parked in a particular area.

Obama Lands In Kenya To Euphoric Welcome

AFRICANGLOBE - US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on a trip that will also include a stop in the Ethiopian capital, and a visit to the home of the African Union. Obama landed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Friday, and was greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta with a handshake and embrace as he stepped off Air Force One.

Kenya: City Hall Shuts Down ‘Racist’ Chinese Restaurant

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nairobi government yesterday closed a Chinese restaurant accused of being racist for not admitting Africans. The Chinese restaurant in Nairobi that does not allow Africans into its premises after 5pm reportedly served dogs to its customers.

Why Nairobi Is Ranked As The ‘Smartest City’ In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Nairobi is the most intelligent city in Africa according to a report released by The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). Nairobi has been listed among the 21 most intelligent cities for a second year in a row and the only African city to make the cut.

Nairobi Rated Africa’s Most Intelligent City

AFRICANGLOBE - Earlier in the week, a ranking from the Intelligent Community Forum positioned Nairobi as the only African city to be shortlisted in the top 21 intelligent cities list for the year 2015, this is the second time that Nairobi has been selected.

Kenya, Nigeria, And Africa’s New Hope For Growth

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s economy is forecast by the International Monetary Fund to grow 5 percent next year, one of the fastest rates in the world. Kenya and Nigeria are among 16 African countries whose economies are expected to expand more than 6 percent, according to the IMF.

The Next Gold Rush – Africa’s Major Stock Exchanges Are Gaining...

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s leading stock exchange has made a habit of outranking more prestigious bourses over the last few years. In 2012, for example, it was ranked first in auditing and reporting standards and the effectiveness of corporate boards and came in second in the protection of minority shareholders’ interests and the soundness of banks.

10 Top Tourist Attractions In Kenya

AFRICANGLOBE - Famous for its classic savanna safaris, Kenya is a country of dramatic extremes and classic contrasts. Deserts and alpine snows; forests and open plains; the metropolis of Nairobi and colorful ethnic cultures; freshwater lakes and coral reefs.

Twin Explosions Rock Kenyan Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - Two explosions have killed at least 10 people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, according to the country's National Disaster Operations Centre. One blast on Friday targeted a 14-passenger vehicle that Kenyans use for public transport, the disaster centre said.

Using Free Wi-Fi To Connect Africa’s Unconnected

AFRICANGLOBE - There are few better places in Africa than Kenya to start a technology venture. A half-dozen tech incubators dot Nairobi. And nearly half the country's population of 40.7 million people use the Internet in some form, according to the government. But Wi-Fi in Kenya tends to be at upscale establishments, such as airports or high-price restaurants.

‘Phenomenal’ Growth Expected In Nairobi’s Commercial Real Estate Market

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya’s capital Nairobi will continue to experience “phenomenal” growth in the commercial real estate market as the entry of multinationals, growth of local enterprises and an expanded government push demand for office space.

Nairobi Emerges As Africa’s Most Expensive City

AFRICANGLOBE - Nairobi is Africa’s most expensive city. The Economist Intelligence Unit survey that sampled eight African cities places Nairobi ahead of Côte d’Ivoire’s Abidjan. The report cites sharp rise in consumer prices attributed to the introduction of value added tax in Kenya that has seen the cost of living increase sharply compared to the surveyed cities.

African Women Join The Natural Hair Movement

AFRICANGLOBE - Puffs, cornrows, dreadlocks and afros: whatever the style, natural hair is enjoying a resurgence across Africa according to beauty bloggers in Nairobi and Dakar. "Employers are now more accepting of natural hair," says Nairobi-based natural hair blogger Nyachomba Kariuki (black girl long hair).

Mobius Motors: An African Car Company?

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa needs wheels. Mobius Motors, a four-year-old start-up based in Nairobi, Kenya, thinks it has a homegrown solution. It's working on the Mobius Two, a utility vehicle set to go on sale in Kenya for about $11,500. Eventually, the company hopes to sell cars all over Africa.

Nairobi Aims to Become Financial Center

AFRICANGLOBE - Nairobi is to be transformed into a regional and continental financial hub by the end of the year. The initiative currently being spearheaded by the National Treasury will look at clearing a number of hurdles that have prevented this happening to date.
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