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Ngugi wa Thiong’o Ditches Swedish Book Fair Over Far-Right Newspaper

Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong’o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday. The 75-year-old author of “A Grain of Wheat” (1967) and “Petals of Blood (1975), wrote an e-mail to his […]

One of the world’s top restaurants is making its long-time dishwasher a partner in the business. Ali Sonko, an immigrant from the Gambia, will become a partner in Noma when the restaurant reopens in December, alongside two fellow employees, chef and co-founder Rene Redzepi announced this week. “It gives me incredible joy to let the […]

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Swedish betting firm, SpiffX, has entered Kenya after signing a deal with Cheza Gaming Limited. The partnership is meant to give the Swedish firm an entry into the Africa market. Kenya’s mobile-based sports betting industry has recorded exponential growth aided by the ease of placing bets online or through SMS and paying via mobile money […]

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Finnish private equity fund and financial services group Taaleri Plc plans to invest Sh10 billion ($100 million) in East and South African real estate projects. Taaleri, in partnership with local private equity firm Cytonn Investments, has so far invested about Sh4 billion in the Kenyan real-estate market. The two companies are exploring more investment opportunities […]

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Danish IT firm Danoffice has become the latest company eyeing Kenya for drone sales as the aviation authority finalises rules governing operation of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Danoffice is targeting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) keen to deploy drones in their operations saying it will not be offering them to commercial entities. Jacob Petersen, Danoffice global […]

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