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Kenyan Carves Global Niche With His Prowess In French

Weru Macharia got bored teaching English to French speakers during his seven-year sojourn in France and opted to return home to venture into private practice. “Many people hardly believed a Kenyan could fluently speak and write French better than a Frenchman which saw many corporate companies and multinationals give me jobs after lacking a French- […]

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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A cake maker in the south of France has been threatened with legal action for inciting racial hatred unless he stops selling cakes deemed “obscene” by an anti-racism group in France. The baker told The Local he’s a victim of “intellectual terrorism”. The owner of the pâtisserie in the town of Grasse, near Nice could […]

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French retail giant Carrefour has booked space at The Hub, an upcoming shopping mall located in Nairobi’s leafy Karen suburb, in what is set to be its second outlet in Kenya. Carrefour —ranked the world’s second largest supermarket chain after Wal-Mart Stores — has booked 6,000 square feet of retail space at The Hub that […]

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French smartphone manufacturer, Wiko Mobile, is eyeing the Kenyan market as part of an Africa-entry strategy to boost its sales. Wiko, which is majority-owned by Chinese technology group Tinno Mobile, manufactures its phones in China. The firm which started its operations in France nearly four years ago said on Friday that it is seeking a […]

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