The drive was memorable even for those of us used to African roads. Days of unseasonable rain had turned large sections into a morass of mud. Getting through was by no means assured. …

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by …

A year before Kenya gained its independence from Britain in 1963 Kingsway Tyres opened its first retail outlet. Now, 50 years later, the once small business has grown to encompass 19 branches across …

For well over a month now, Africa- and Kenya-related news has been dominated by the terrorist attack that took place in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. And, given the number of those killed and wounded, …


There seems to be a fascination with Rwanda and its rise from the ashes of a brutal genocide in 1994. This small East African country is on the rise in terms of economic …

Simply put – twin deficits refer to fiscal deficit and current account deficit – they are measured as a percent of GDP – and for East African countries these deficits are a cause …

Popularized by French writer Marcel Proust at the end of the 19th century, the Proust Questionnaire is a rapid fire question and answer interview meant to give the reader insight into one’s personality, …


“All that I know about us is that beautiful things never last, that’s why fireflies flash.” Ron Pope (from his poem “Fireflies”)Ugandan hairdresser Claire Kenganzi used to spend UGS 4200 ($2) a week on …

Africa is a massive, complex and diverse continent. Even for those who live in its countries or travel in it often, conceptualising it is difficult. For this reason, I usually recommend that those …

Imagine you are a small business entrepreneur in a rural town or urban centre somewhere in Africa. Imagine having a great idea but you lack the funds to start your business. You see …