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French cosmetic giant Lancôme, has entered the Kenyan market through a franchise deal with local firm Lintons Beauty World that will be the sole distributor of its cosmetic products in East Africa. The Lancôme Kenyan franchise was launched at the Garden City Mall on Wednesday. Lintons, which was started as a pharmacy shop, entered the […]

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Paris-based global reinsurance firm SCOR is to enter the Kenyan market after getting regulatory approval by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA). The move is expected to increase competition in the regional re-insurance business where premiums are also collected by firms without a local presence. There are over 35 reinsurers based in Africa, including those owned […]

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Away from the chaotic scenes on Calais’s motorways and ports, the migrant camp known as the ‘new Jungle’ is growing fast and showing signs of becoming a permanent fixture. The Guardian spent three weeks following the lives of a few of its 3,000 residents, rare in-depth access that reveals a growing human cost of the […]

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A new law was put to the French parliament on Monday which aims to shrink the bureaucratic hurdles for foreigners wanting to stay in France. The raft of measures, introduced on Monday, aims to make a dent in the mountains of paperwork that come with France’s immigration system that has dealt with around 200,000 legal […]

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French multinationals’ growing interest in Kenya was displayed last week when a high-powered delegation of 50 business executives arrived in Nairobi to scout for deals. The French embassy, through its investments promotion unit, Business France, organised the three-day visit to Kenya by some of the country’s top executives, including the bosses of telecom equipment maker, […]

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