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PEW RESEARCH: CELL PHONE OWNERSHIP SURGES IN AFRICA

NAIROBI -A recent report underscores the proliferation of cell phone use in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Pew Research Center survey, Africa has all but skipped the “landline stage of…

NIGERIAN OIL BARONESS PASSES OPRAH AS WORLD’S RICHEST

NIGERIAN OIL BARONESS PASSES OPRAH AS WORLD’S RICHEST

WEALTH: Nigerian oil and fashion businesswoman tops Oprah Winfrey as the world’s richest black woman. Folorunsho Alakija is now the richest black woman in the world. Top topped Oprah by…

MERCEDES MAKES LOUD STATEMENT IN QUITUDE IF YOU HAVE $ 200, 000

AUTO – For those looking for the next best thing to silence on the road – and who have $200,000 to burn – Mercedes-Benz claims its new Maybach S600 is…

KENYATTA, MUSEVENI, KAGAME ENTER RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION DEAL WITH CHINA

KENYATTA, MUSEVENI, KAGAME ENTER RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION DEAL WITH CHINA

NAIROBI – Kenya and three other East African counties have signed an agreement with China to build a standard-gauge railway line in the region. According to the agreement that was…

WALMART RECALLS DONKEY MEAT

WALMART RECALLS DONKEY MEAT

CHINA – Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart says it will reimburse customers who bought the…

WHAT SHOULD KENYA’S GOVERNORS DO IN 2014?

By JERRY JAKONGANGA NAIROBI, Kenya-Four things: resist “the big man” syndrome; focus on the battle against devolution; seek business from outside, like the NGOs have defied the government’s onslaught because…

KERRY VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE TO RETURN TO LAW PRACTICE

KERRY VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE TO RETURN TO LAW PRACTICE

RALEIGH, North Carolina-With his former law partner David Kirby, former vice presidential candidate, John Edwards, will soon open a law practice in Raleigh, N.C. Mr. Edwards gained notoriety for making an…

CORRUPTION: ONE IN FIVE HAS PAID BRIBES TO OBTAIN BASIC SERVICES

AFRICA- Almost one in five Africans were forced to pay a bribe in the past year just to get basic public services, according to a survey by the Africa Program…

BLACK TEEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING $350 BELT SUES POLICE, UPSCALE STORE

BLACK TEEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING $350 BELT SUES POLICE, UPSCALE STORE

NEW YORK – A 19-year-old college student from Queens said he was handcuffed and locked in a jail cell after buying a $350 designer belt at Barneys on New York’s…

ICC INDICTEE & THE KENYATTA FAMILY BUSINESS CONNECTION

THE HAGUE – The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Kenyan journalist suspected of offering bribes to prosecution witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William…

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