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Sep
27

La Palma Volcanic Eruption: Over 22,000 Tremors Later and Entire Villages are Being Buried in Lava

The La Palma volcanic eruption came as a surprise to many on Sunday the 19th of September mainly due to scientists’ insistence that a volcanic eruption was “not imminent”. However, it was no surprise also as the Spanish Canaries Island of La Palma had experienced over 22,000 tremors before the onset of the volcanic eruption. […]

Sep
23

World Rhino Day

The world marks World Rhino Day on the 22nd of September each year which is a day to sensitize the world on the importance of conserving rhinos. Rhinos, and especially white rhinos, are an endangered species and we all need to rally behind calls to end rhino poaching. Rhinos are poached for their horns which […]

Sep
23

“Not Too Big to Fail”: Evergrande’s Downfall and What It Could Mean for the Global Economy

Evergrande, China’s second-largest real estate developer, is in a quagmire after accumulating nearly $300 billion in debt. Evergrande was touted by investors as ‘too big to fail’ but is now on its deathbed following huge debt accumulated over the last few years. Evergrande is one of the largest real estate developers in the world and […]

Sep
23

‘White Collar’ and ‘Sex and the City’ Actor Willie Garson Dies Aged 57

We are saddened to learn of the death of Willie Garson, renowned ‘White Collar’ and ‘Sex and the City’ actor. Garson passed on aged 57. His family confirmed his death but did not disclose the cause of death. His adopted son, Nathen Garson, made a touching tribute to his dad saying, “I love you so […]

Sep
23

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Wins Big at the Emmys 2021

Netflix’s TV Series, ‘The Crown’, won big at the Emmys 2021 after scooping seven awards at the TV awards. The Crown, a portrayal of the British Royal Family under the reign of Queen Elizabeth, took away the night in an Emmys that saw Netflix scoop the most awards at 44, including two for ‘The Queen’s […]

Sep
17

All the MET Gala 2021 Glam: 11 Looks that Had Us Talking and Laughing

The MET Gala 2021 was stunning, to say the least. The stars brought to the red carpet a kind of mad creativity that could be expected after the terrible two years the world has had due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fashionistas say that this MET Gala was very weird but also fun and creative. It […]

Sep
17

Apple’s Fall Product Event: iPhone 13, What’s New, and Why We are Not Super Excited

Apple’s Fall Product Event, dubbed ‘California Streaming,’ was a little bit underwhelming. We knew Apple would announce iPhone 13 and we also got hints that the product wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It only got spec’d up in its battery life adding what Apple says is 1.5 to 2.5 hours longer […]

Sep
11

9/11: 20 Years On

The 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York were the worst, deadliest, and most horrific attacks in United States history. The attacks were the worst violation of the sovereignty, liberties, and freedoms of the United States and were carried out by Al-Qaeda terrorists. The 9/11 Attacks were a dark and horrific occurrence […]

Sep
11

World Mental Health Awareness Day

Yesterday marked World Mental Health Awareness Day 2021. The day is a commemoration of the need to educate and rally people behind mental health awareness and tackling mental health issues. The overarching mental health problems include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health illnesses. Mental health issues are an epidemic, especially now that the […]

Sep
09

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi are Expecting a Baby

Vanessa Mdee, 32, and her Nigerian-born fiancé, Akinosho Olurotimi, popularly known as Rotimi, 33, announced that they are expecting a baby on Instagram. Vanessa and Rotimi have been engaged since 30th December 2020 and were overjoyed to let the world know that they are pregnant and are expecting a bundle of joy. “The Greatest Gift […]

Sep
07

Actor Michael K. Williams Found Dead in His New York Apartment

Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams was found dead yesterday in his Brooklyn penthouse after an apparent heroin overdose. Michael was best known for his role as Omar Little in the popular TV series ‘The Wire’. Family and friends mourn his death as do fans globally. His rep, Marianna Shafran, confirmed the death on Monday. According […]

Sep
04

Fame at Whatever Cost

A week back or so, there was a lady trending after appearing in a Nairobi club where she was recorded as having dressed so skimpily to the point that she was almost naked. The half-naked lady was recorded partying and having fun seeming not to care about exposing herself. The pictures and video rotated heavily […]

Sep
04

The ‘Wash Wash’ Saga

Edgar Obare, a notorious gossip blogger, came out guns blazing last week with a slew of allegations about alleged money laundering schemes undertaken by a cabal of Kenyan youth, leaders, and media personalities. The money laundering expose was titled ‘wash wash’ and was released on his Instagram stories in a series of 5. Edgar, the […]

Sep
04

Juliani and Lillian Ng’ang’a Make It Official

Juliani and Lillian Ng’ang’a came out and made it official that they are in a relationship. The announcement was made by Juliani with the words “love, and let love,” saying that the two are consenting adults. Juliani and Lillian Ng’ang’a make it official just a day after he said that he had received death threats […]

Sep
02

Political Temperatures High as DP’s Security Downgraded

The current political temperatures are high following the withdrawal of security for the deputy president, William Ruto. The Deputy President is normally guarded by the General Service Unit or the GSU. However, the GSU officers who were part of his security team were withdrawn in a move that has been termed as political by his […]

Aug
29

ISIS-K Mounts an Attack on Kabul Airport Killing Nearly 200 People

Islamic State Khorasan Province or ISIS-K, an offshoot of the Islamic State or ISIS terrorist group mounted an attack on Kabul Airport on Thursday 26th August killing more than a hundred and seventy-five people. Those who lost their lives included United States service personnel, British service personnel, Taliban soldiers, and Afghan citizens seeking to access […]

Aug
26

The Pegasus Spyware and Its Dangers to the Freedom of the Press and Dissidents

‘Pegasus’ is a software developed by NSO Group, a ‘cyber arms, and tech’ company founded and registered in Israel. Pegasus is spyware software that is geared towards infiltrating mobile systems and smartphones in a way that has not been seen before. There was a list of fifty thousand numbers that was recently released including numbers […]

Aug
25

Why Juliani is a Better Fit for Lillian Ng’ang’a as Opposed to Alfred Mutua

Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, took a big hit after separating from his second wife Lillian Ng’ang’a. The two had been together since 2011. Mutua’s first wife was Josephine Thitu with whom he had three kids. The governor came out this month to send a heart-warming message to miss Ng’ang’a saying that they will “always be […]

Aug
25

Zambia Inaugurates a New President Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema (pictured above) is a very wealthy business magnate in Zambia who had sought the presidential seat 6 times before winning in this year’s election. Hichilema won with a margin of over one million votes beating the incumbent, now former president, Edgar Lungu, undisputably. Hakainde Hichilema was inaugurated in the National Heroes Stadium in […]

Aug
24

Taliban Takes Over Afghanistan in a Rapid Advance that Took Just 11 Days

The Taliban made a rapid advance in the country after the United States and allied forces withdrew their troops. The Taliban took Kabul in just 11 days after the country’s then-president Ashraf Ghani fled the country citing that he did so to “avoid bloodshed”. Afghan military forces literally gave up and fled as the Taliban […]

Aug
24

Haiti Reels from a Magnitude 7.2 Quake that Killed Thousands and Left Tens of Thousands Homeless

Haiti is reeling from a magnitude 7.2 quake that killed over two thousand people and left over ten thousand homes destroyed. The quake hit on the 14th of August 2021 sending shockwaves across the country and bringing back memories of a devastating quake back in 2010 that killed over two hundred thousand people. This month’s […]

Aug
21

The Court of Appeal Throws Out BBI Appeal Case

The Court of Appeal has thrown out the BBI Appeal Case in a move that has left the country jubilant and politicians aghast. The Court of Appeal in Kenya has made history by standing firm with the High Court’s decision that ruled that BBI was unconstitutional. The decision was made by a panel of Judges […]

Aug
14

Climate Change Exacerbates Raging Floods Killing Hundreds

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in recent floods in Europe in countries such as Germany, Denmark, and Austria, and in Asia in countries such as India and China. The floods, in some of these places, have seen a year’s worth of rainfall come down in a few days. The floods, according to specialists, […]

May
18

AT&T Spins Off WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery

AT&T has chosen to spin-off WarnerMedia to merge with Discovery leading to the creation of the world’s second-largest media and entertainment company by revenue. Disney remains the world’s largest media company with a valuation of $132 billion. AT&T had entered the media landscape heavily back in 2016 after acquiring WarnerMedia, then TimeWarner, for $85.4 billion. […]

May
18

Raphael Tuju Makes a Show of Arrogance on National TV

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju made a show of arrogance today when he appeared in an interview on NTV Kenya. Tuju was invited onto prime time news to explain Jubilee’s and the President’s standpoint on the events that led to the shooting down of the BBI by the High Court. Raphael Tuju showed a lot […]

May
14

High Court Shoots Down the BBI

The High Court of Kenya has today shot down the Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2020, popularly known as the Building Bridges Initiative or BBI. The High Court has deemed the entire BBI process as unconstitutional and flawed in a case filed by economist David Ndii and other opponents of the bill. More starkly, the court […]

May
10

Apple’s April 2021 Event: Spring Loaded

Apple’s April 2021 Event, dubbed Spring Loaded, entailed a surprisingly long list of product announcements. Apple introduced some of their finest tech yet, including the long-awaited Airtag, the All-New iMac, a Purple iPhone 12, and an 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro. Apple consistently proves itself to be a global leader in the smartphone market, with […]

Mar
31

Semrush Review

Starting an online business can be hectic. It is one of those things you do not even have an idea of how complicated it can be especially when you are trying to position your online business for success. I can tell you from experience that it is such a huge learning curve, and I can […]

Mar
10

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Interview with Oprah Winfrey

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey was nothing short of a shocker. The interview aired yesterday and was a bombshell of damaging revelations against the British Royal Family. It brought to light numerous issues that the Royals or now the ‘de-royaled’ couple have been going through inside what they called “the firm” […]

Feb
13

David Ndii Causes a Stir on Twitter

David Ndii, an economist and Twitter government critic, caused a stir on Twitter by admitting that he cooks more than his wife. David Ndii(pictured above) is one of those characters on Twitter who always criticizes the current government and its leaders. He is seen by many as a voice of the people and, in his […]

Feb
09

Vanessa Mdee Gets Engaged to Rotimi

Vanessa Mdee is such a darling, and late last year, she got engaged to ‘Power’ actor and musician Rotimi. The two met mid-2020 at Essence Festival, where the two were performing. Vanessa and Rotimi were performing in different stages and met at the festival through a mutual friend. Their love blossomed, and in late December […]

Feb
03

The Wheelbarrow Debate

The right honorable, former prime minister, Raila Odinga, did not mince his words when he referred to his excellency, the deputy president, William Ruto’s offering of wheelbarrows to the youth as ‘taka taka’ or trash. Raila Odinga has had quite the influence in the government of the day owing to his March 2018 ‘handshake’ with […]

Feb
03

Mike Sonko’s Woes

Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is in quite a bind over comments he made. He alleged that he, together with what he called the ‘deep state,’ among them the permanent secretary for internal security, Karanja Kibicho organized fracas during the 2017 general elections. Mind you, the president of the Law Society of Kenya, LSK; […]

Jan
29

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 film adaptation of an 1850 novel by Charles Dickens. The film is awash with Victorian-era scenery and is a delight to watch. It takes you back to the 19th century, at a time when the world was becoming itself, in an era where capitalism was encroaching […]

Nov
26

Meghan Markle Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage in July

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in July 2020. She admitted suffering “undeniable grief” and knowing that she was losing her second child while holding her first. She also said that the miscarriage had brought a lot of unwarranted shame and broke her husband’s heart. Prince Harry, the […]

Nov
26

The BBI Train Departs the Station

The Building Bridges Initiative or the BBI Train has today officially started a clarion call for a million signatures as its first stage of actualization. According to law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2020 requires one million signatures to proceed to the next stage. After collecting a million signatures, the BBI team will then submit […]

Nov
18

Princess Diana: A Maverick

The late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, was a maverick and one of the most idolized people to have lived in recent history. She was a princess, a real-life princess who, unlike Cinderella, the shoe did not quite fit, even if it did. Diana, Princess of Wales was a maverick in every possible definition of […]

Nov
17

Suspected Child Trafficking Ring in Kenya

The BBC through their Africa Eye program has made damning allegations about a suspected child trafficking ring in Kenya. The broadcaster alleges to have carried a one-year in-depth investigation into the matter and is convinced that there have, indeed, been cases of children being abducted and later sold here in the country. Such news is […]

Nov
16

Schools to Reopen on 4th January 2021

The Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor Magoha (pictured above), announced that all schools will reopen on 4th January 2021. The announcement comes after the president directed the Ministry of Education to release the school calendar for 2021. The CS made the announcement after a meeting with education sector stakeholders (pictured above). Schools were closed in March […]

Nov
15

Education Cabinet Secretary in a Bind Over Insults

The Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor Magoha, is in a bind after being caught on camera calling a senior education officer stupid. “Wewe ni mjinga kabisa”, as he said, before sending the man away. The CS was formerly an officer with the Kenya National Examinations Council and has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense […]

Nov
15

Biden Wins Georgia as Trump Wins North Carolina

President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Georgia in the just concluded 2020 U.S Presidential Election, after a vote recount. Donald Trump, on the other hand, won North Carolina. Joe Biden now has 306 electoral college votes, compared with 232 for Donald Trump. Biden’s win in Georgia cements his nationwide win and is a clear […]

Nov
12

Apple Launches In-House Produced M1 Chip

Apple launched the new and in-house produced M1 chip for its MacBooks and Mac Computers. The M1 Chip was launched alongside MacBook Air, a 13 inch MacBook Pro and a new Mac Mini, a mini version of their Mac computers (all pictured above). The Mac Mini is a smaller version of their Mac Pro Tower […]

Nov
10

Kenyan Film ‘The Letter’ Selected for the Oscars

A Kenyan documentary film coined ‘The Letter’ has been selected to represent Kenya in the 93rd Academy Awards. It was chosen as Kenya’s entry for the Best International Feature Film award. The Kenya Film Commission chose The Letter after being nominated along with ‘Uradi.’ It was selected for its cultural impact and how it tells […]

Nov
10

Diamond Platnumz and Baby Mama, Zari Co-Parent

Diamond Platnumz alias Chibu Dangote is a Tanzanian musician famous for his lineup of hits such as ‘Jeje.’ Diamond is a man of many baby mamas and has recently linked up with his first wife and now ex-wife and baby mama, Zari Hassan. Zari is a Ugandan socialite who resides in South Africa. Zari and […]

Nov
09

Is a COVID-19 Vaccine in the Offing?

Germany’s drug maker BioNTech and U.S. company Pfizer have announced a joint vaccine that they say could be 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, according to phase 3 vaccine trials. COVID-19 has been a tragedy for the whole world, and any efforts and successes in developing a vaccine that could be effective are welcome. Vaccines are […]

Nov
09

Textile and Fashion Industries’ Labor Woes

The textile and fashion industries have historically been associated with numerous scuffles with labor unions and factory workers. These sectors’ labor woes can be traced back to cotton farming in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cotton farmers enslaved Africans and forced them to work in their cotton plantations. Forced labor was […]

Nov
09

The Remembrance Poppy

The Remembrance Poppy is a symbol worn on the upper chest, neckline, or collar to remember the soldiers who lost their lives during wartime. It is a part of the Remembrance Day celebrations that seek to recognize the sacrifice of those who fought in World War One and Two. The Remembrance Poppy is worn in […]

Nov
08

Bangladeshi Textile Industry Takes a Major Hit Due to Coronavirus

Coronavirus has spelled the closure of many businesses this year, and the Bangladeshi textile industry has been no exception. Millions of textile workers in Bangladesh have lost their jobs and livelihoods, and numerous textile companies have had to close shop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh and other South Asian countries, such as India, are […]

Nov
08

The Future is Female

The election of Kamala Harris as the first woman vice president in the United States has ushered in a new era. The future is for sure female, and 2020 ushers in a new era in female leadership. Women have historically borne the plight of a patriarchal society and have had to work twice as hard […]

Nov
08

Could 2020 Be the Year for a Seismic Shift in Global Society?

The world has seen a tumultuous year in 2020 with a lot going wrong and awry. 2020 was a year of lessons, a year of upswings and downturns. A year of sickness and a pandemic and a year that has seen over a million people lose their lives to coronavirus. Nobody could have anticipated the […]