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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 […]

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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Every night, Dagobert Restaurant & Pizzeria, a Turkish-owned establishment in Stockholm, Sweden, transforms into a Kenyan club. Named after Kenya’s second-largest city, Club Mombasa Stockholm is now the meeting point for Kenyans living in Sweden. On a cold late winter night last February, Kenyans, including Kenya’s ambassador to Sweden Dr Joseph K. Sang, packed the […]

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Kenya has secured a Sh1.07 billion ($11.8 million) grant from Sweden to boost water access and sanitation for 30,000 low-income households in urban areas. The programme will see providers of water services access cheap loans from banks, at a subsidised rate of up to 60 per cent, towards setting up infrastructure in low-income areas. It […]

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Some 40 asylum-seekers refused to leave the bus when they arrived at their destination in rural northern Sweden, demanding that they be taken back to Malmö or “some big city”. When the transport arrived at a housing centre in Grytan south of Östersund the asylum-seekers didn’t like the look of what they saw. “I am […]

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