Monthly Archives: January 2014

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The strange dance of the calabash

The Strange Dance of the Calabash from A Memory This Size and Other Stories was written by Wazha Lopang of Botswana and published for the Caine Prize by New Internationalist in the…

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Solar Spectacle

Rare solar eclipse in the cradle of mankind Thousands of astronomy enthusiasts thronged a remote part of northern Kenya to view a spectacular event in the skies. On 3 November…

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Nairobi Notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about the town.  The greengrocers Zucchini, at ABC Place, have moved from their previous shop to the new building opposite. In its place, right at…

Pedal Power

Pedal power

Helen Kinuthia provides the inspiration for getting into Mountain Biking as well as some top tips for beginners Mountain biking (MTB) is one of the fastest-growing sports in Africa. And…

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To dive for

Laura Mann takes her pick of the places to stay for a memorable scuba diving experience on KQ’s African network 1) Mozambique: a walk in the park Indigo Bay resort,…

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Ambassador of the chimps

Rupi Mangat interviews the pioneer of chimpanzee conservation, Dr Jane Goodall The most recognisable face of the chimp champs is Dr Jane Goodall, the first person to study chimpanzees in…

Crisis point – Conservation

The Born Free Foundation is taking action to fight the illegal ivory trade and protect elephants 35 years ago Africa had more than one million elephants. Now numbers have plummeted…

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On the Rise

Africa is home to the fastest-growing middle class in the world, and retail business is booming on the continent to keep up with consumer demand. Jackson Biko looks at Kenya’s shopping…

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Words of wisdom – A celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela

The life and times of Nelson Mandela 95 defining years, from freedom fighter to world statesman 18 July 1918 Rolihlahla Mandela is born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei (now…

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Well connected

All at Kenya Airways and Msafiri are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our regular and much valued columnist Komla Dumor. Our thoughts go out to his family and…