Kingsley Ndiewo. PHOTO/COURTESY Dear Raila, Today I must address you, because I fear you have forgotten the road you traveled. And those around you might be reluctant to trouble you with history lessons that you wrote yourself. It is good manners to defer to those more experienced, but it is new...
DAILY REPORTER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PATRICK MAYOYO WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF THE NORBERT ZONGO INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD. PHOTO/COURTESY By KURIAN MUSA Newsdesk@reporter.co.ke An expose on how World Bank loans were stolen by a rail company in Kenya and Uganda was among stories rewarded during the Norbert Zongo Investigative Journalism awards. Code named THE LUNATIC EXPRESS...
By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Kenya is now the fourth easiest country in Africa to run a business the World Bank’s  latest Doing Business report says. Kenya moved climbed 12 positions to 80. Kenya made several reforms, including making starting a business easier by merging the procedures required to operate formally. It takes 25...
By PROF LEONCE NDIKUMANA newsdesk@reporter.co.ke We know the story: Africa is poor, and it needs the help from rich countries. And if Western powers have exploited the black continent through slavery, colonialism and resource extraction, that’s all in the past. Nowadays, they are all generous, determined to help eradicate poverty and...
Vaccination of livestock in Samburu by FAO. PHOTO/KRCS By SPECIAL CORRESPONDFENT newdesk@reporter.co.ke Millions of Kenyans are currently still facing acute food insecurity in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) across the country which had majorly been caused by the below-average short-rains season at the end of 2016. Preliminary results of the Long Rains...
Hilton –Nairobi. PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Hilton has committed a total of Sh 5 billion ($50 million) over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its sub-Saharan African portfolio. These funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000...
President John Magufuli and Mr Tao Zhang, IMF Deputy Managing Director, when they met in Dar-es-Salaam recently. PHOTO/IKULU By SIMON ALLISON newsdesk@reporter.co.ke There was a time in late 2015 and early 2016 – when Tanzania’s President John Magufuli had only just been elected – that the man they call ‘The Bulldozer’ could...
Some away supporters got tickets in the home areas and climbed barriers to get into the away section. They let off flares inside the stadium. PHOTO/BBC https://www.arsenal.com/news/watch-goals-cologne-game By SPORTS CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Arsenal's Europa League campaign began in chaos with their game against Cologne delayed by an hour "in the interests of crowd safety". Thousands...
On September 8, 2017, the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM) entered into force. BWM is a global treaty focusing on better management of invasive aquatic species and healthier marine ecosystems. PHOTO/UN By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic...
Kellyanne Conway. TV SCREENSHOTS By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN and AGENCIES newsdesk@reporter.co.ke In the few short months since she entered President Donald Trump's inner circle, Kellyanne Conway has mastered the art of message-muddying. As Trump's campaign manager, Conway frequently appeared on news programs to spin something objectionable Trump said. She was uncommonly good at it, but...