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Kenyans in diaspora have little of hyena spirit

| September 2, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans in diaspora have little of hyena spirit

Perhaps nowhere is one able to experience the full bloom of African creativity than through its folklore. And how the hyena got, or to some, lost its groove is one of my personal favorites. Allow me, if only for a moment, to take your hand and lead you into the magical world of Zungumzo ki-Africa […]

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Diaspora Opportunities:Beware of Middle East Jobs – MPs

| September 2, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora Opportunities:Beware of Middle East Jobs – MPs

TWO Kiambu county politicians have warned Kenyan parents against sending their children to work in Saudi Arabia. Kiambu county women rep Annah Nyokabi and Kabete MP George Muchai said many Kenyan jobseekers who go there are either mistreated or even killed by their employers. The two spoke yesterday in Kabete during a requiem mass for […]

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‘How I escaped death in Saudi Arabia’-Kenya woman

| September 2, 2014 | Comments
‘How I escaped death in Saudi Arabia’-Kenya woman

Many Kenyans are killed in suspicious circumstances in this Arab country while many others are stranded in detention camps. Last year alone, the Kenyan embassy came to the rescue of more than 800 people languishing in Saudi jails. This has however not stopped Kenyans from flocking in droves to Saudi Arabia in search of greener […]

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Diaspora:Kenyans in the UK are trooping back home

| August 30, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora:Kenyans in the UK are trooping back home

An interesting phenomenon is taking place in Britain — many Kenyans are packing their bags to return home. Decades ago, when Britain was a land of opportunity, everyone took a flight to London and to enjoy a share of the UK’s cake but times have changed. The slow economic recovery in Britain has left many foreigners […]

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Online platform to target Kenyans in Diaspora

| August 30, 2014 | Comments
Online platform to target Kenyans in Diaspora

Plans are underway to establish an online platform to help Kenyans in Diaspora access vital documents and government services. Diaspora and Consular Affairs director, Mr Zachary Muburi, said the government will roll out the online platform by the end of the year. The platform will help the citizens yonder access “things like access to passports, […]

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Why dying abroad is such a costly affair

| August 30, 2014 | Comments
Why dying abroad is such a costly affair

If you have been paying attention to newspaper obituary pages lately, you may have noticed a surge in the number of Kenyans dying abroad. Obviously, as more Kenyans go overseas for education, greener pastures or sheer adventure, the more their presence is likely to be noticed, felt and reported in those countries. However, a keen […]

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China offers scholarships to Kenyan students

| August 29, 2014 | Comments
China offers scholarships to Kenyan students

The Chinese government on Thursday offered scholarships to Kenyan students for them to study in China. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa presided over a ceremony to bid farewell to the beneficiaries of 2014 Chinese government scholarship program. “Kenya and China are at a crucial stage of development and the exchanges between the two countries […]

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Kenyan Diaspora girl in need of help

| August 29, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Diaspora girl in need of help

Zarah Jeri  Kimotho whom most people know as Zee is a beautiful, lovely three and a half year old girl who was diagnosed with a stage 4 rare childhood cancer known as Neuroblastoma.  Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer that almost always occurs in infants and young children. Zee was diagnosed at Stage 4 […]

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Emmy Kosgey talks marriage, baby and life in Nigeria

| August 29, 2014 | Comments
Emmy Kosgey talks marriage, baby and life in Nigeria

You have been married for a year. Any baby news? (Smiles). Soon! And a Nigeria accent? I don’t have one. But I am doing my next album in Igbo! Has your life changed in any way? I am outgoing and I never thought I would be one of those women who would be happy to […]

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White House considering expansion of green cards for immigrant workers

| August 28, 2014 | Comments
White House considering expansion of green cards for immigrant workers

The White House is reportedly weighing a proposal that would provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards as President Obama moves toward executive actions on immigration. Business and immigration organizations have presented the White House with a proposal that would dramatically expand the green card program for high-tech workers and the relatives of existing […]

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‘America Is A Hell-Hole’ U.S Based Kenyan Rapper Attitude Complains

| August 28, 2014 | Comments
‘America Is A Hell-Hole’ U.S Based Kenyan Rapper Attitude Complains

The grass is not always greener on the other side as many have learnt after settling in the ‘land of the bald eagle’ U.S.A . There was a time when we had some sort of ‘green card fever’ where Kenyans from all walks of life moved to America  in swarms for a taste of the […]

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Diaspora:Start an Export Business-How to Sell Things from America to Kenya

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora:Start an Export Business-How to Sell Things from America to Kenya

After years of buying Chinese items that are of questionable quality, there is a growing African middle class now looking for high quality items found in the west especially in the United States and Europe. Although many of these western products are produced in China, it is important to understand that they are not Chinese […]

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Kenyans abroad to access government services online

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans abroad to access government services online

The Kenyan government is launching an online platform to allow Kenyans living outside of the country to access government services. The Daily Nation reports the platform will be ready by the end of the year and will be a one-stop point for all government services for Kenyans in the diaspora. “There are a number of things […]

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Remains Of Kenyan Lady Killed In Saudi Arabia Brought Home

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Remains Of Kenyan Lady Killed In Saudi Arabia Brought Home

The body of a Kenyan lady was brought back to the country two years after she was brutally murdered by her employer in Saudi Arabia. The body of the deceased Eunice Wanjiru who was allegedly hanged by her employer arrived at St Teresa hospital mortuary amidst cries from her relatives who had long waited to […]

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Police puzzled at fatal shooting of Kenyan immigrant in Ohio

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Police puzzled at fatal shooting of Kenyan immigrant in Ohio

A man who was shot and killed on Monday night was identified yesterday as a North Linden resident. Meshack K. Mwangi was found with a gunshot wound in his upper body in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m. Monday. Columbus police said that Mwangi, 62, lived next door. He was taken to Ohio State […]

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Makau Mutua accused of lying in US Court

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Makau Mutua accused of lying in US Court

A Kenyan law professor based in US has been accused of committing perjury in an American court. Makau Mutua, a human and civil rights activist, has been accused of lying in court. He is sued for allegedly irregularly laying off Jeffrey Malkan, a lecturer at Buffalo Law School where Mutua is a Dean. Malkan claims […]

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Kenyan Wins Coveted Fashion Award in Toronto

| August 26, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Wins Coveted Fashion Award in Toronto

Everline Aboka, the Kenyan model based in Canada and winner of the prestigious Top Model Worldwide title has won another coveted award. Everline took home the African Canadian Model of the Year award at the African Fashion Industry Awards, after her sterling performance at the African Fashion Week in Toronto. She also bagged the Model […]

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Video/photos:Meet African German based Female Boxer Bintou Yawa Schmill

| August 26, 2014 | Comments
Video/photos:Meet African German based Female Boxer Bintou Yawa Schmill

Female Boxer Bintou Schmill “The VOICE” will fight on the ring on 26.September 2014 ,time 18.00 hour in Stadthalle/ Saalbau Frankfurt-Nied, in Germany  African ladies are otherwise known for other things than Boxing, except for this one who is changing and making the story looks different. Ms.Bintou Yawa Schmill, 29 years young, a totally black African breed […]

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