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Orphaned and broke, 23 year old student becomes Kenya’s youngest MP

A 23-year-old student has been elected as a Member of Parliament in Kenya’s Igembe South constituency following Tuesday’s election beating political bigwigs who were in the race against him. John Paul Mwirigi vied as an...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

Kenya's SGR project is not only being followed keenly in the country, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa Community, plans to have the SGR connecting from Kenya's...

How is Africa benefiting from the Belt & Road Initiative?

In 2013, on a visit to Kazakhstan, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a proposal for a “Silk Road Economic Belt.” In South East Asia later that year, Xi proposed a “21-Century Maritime Silk Road.” The...

A sneak preview of Kenya’s new passenger train

A final check on the train that's been called a game-changer for Kenya, the standard gauge railway (SGR) between Mombasa and Nairobi has been under construction for two and a half years. Now, it's...

Lake Victoria project empowers women, ends ‘Sex For Fish’ practice

Some traditions on Lake Victoria date back centuries - and some are best banished to the history books. For years, in some fishing communities women have been disadvantaged, dis-empowered even abused. A project in Kenya is...

Chinese infrastructure: A beacon of hope for Kenya

Kenya lies about 10,000 km away from China. Archaeological evidence shows that back in the 9th century, China was already being traded through the Silk Road to the eastern coast of Africa. China is Kenya's biggest ...

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta seeks China’s support in enabling SGR reach more African countries ...

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is attending the two day Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, said he will be seeking China’s support in promoting regional integration in Africa through the ambitious initiative. Before he...

Thousands of Kenyans use the new modern train in first week since launch

Over 7000 passengers have travelled with the newly launched Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya, Madaraka Express, reports Business Daily. https://twitter.com/SGR_Kenya/status/872515958325248007 “Over the last week we have experienced a daily surge in passenger numbers. The growing numbers...

New train ticket sales start after official launch

Hours after the official launch, Nairobi Terminus started to sell tickets of the SGR service this afternoon. Two Chinese tourists became the lucky ones to get the first tickets from Nairobi to Mombasa for...

#LakeVictoriaSeries: Crocodiles are a constant threat to people living near the lake

The world's second-largest freshwater lake not only sustains life - but also takes it away. By some accounts, up to five thousand people die on Lake Victoria every year. The lake has its own mini-climate...storms...