Africa Rising?

The notion of “Africa rising” is understandably alluring. The vision of hundreds of millions of Africans striding into the middle class, mobile phones in hand, is certainly a refreshing antidote to endless images of death and deprivation. But while there is no denying that economies are growing rapidly across the continent, this feel-good narrative risks …

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Pomp and dance as Standard Group, partners reward Kenyan achievers

KENYA: THE STANDARD MEDIA GROUP LAST NIGHT HOSTED THE INAGURAL TRANSFORM KENYA AWARDS GALA AT THE WINDSOR GOLF HOTEL AND COUNTRY CLUB. The Transform Kenya Awards aims to recognise and showcase people and institutions committed to improving the lives of other Kenyans by looking beyond profit and recognising outcomes that have powerful social impact. It …

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Evans Wadongo: Lighting the Way for Africa

Born in the Western part of Kenya, Evans, the youngest of 5 boys, attended Bisunu Primary School, a rural primary school that was a 10 km walk away. After completing his studies there, he attended Kakamega High School, where he graduated with top marks and was consequently listed as one of the top 100 best …

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