Radisson Blue Hotel in Nairobi, venue of the international summit on ‘Innovating Economies.’ PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Key facts about the event The event will take place on February 1st at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Nairobi; The event is organised by UK based, The Economist Events and sponsored...
A motorist takes a selfie while on the road. PHOTO | COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Social media is bringing the world together like never before, providing an unparalleled platform for global interaction. One of the many positive effects of this technological evolution is that people are connecting in ways not possible...
A solar garden. PHOTO COURTESY 2016 was a spectacular year for solar power. For the first time ever, solar is pulling ahead in the energy race as the least expensive type of new electricity. The latest data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reveals that solar plants in developing countries...
A decorated Christmas tree. PHOTO/PIXELS By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke If you're getting a real Christmas tree this season, you'll want it to last through all the ho-ho-hos and tidings of comfort and joy. Here's what you should do to make sure your tannenbaum doesn't become a tannen-bummer. Selection According to Mark Derowitsch, a spokesperson...
A temple like the one hit by an explosion in Egypt. Photo/Pexels By ABDULKARIM SHERMAN and Agencies newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Egypt's state-run television said 22 people had been killed and 35 injured in the blast, citing health ministry officials. Local media reported the explosion hit St Peter's church next to the cathedral, within the same complex. BBC...
Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) headquarters. Photo/Courtesy UPI-- Anticipation building over a weekend meeting between OPEC members and other producers helped lift oil prices in early trading Friday, though doubts remain. Crude oil prices dropped off sharply at the start of the week, but rallied during the last two...
Nuclear attack submarine USS San Francisco when it hit an undersea mountain. Photo/Courtesy By OUR CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke In 2005, the nuclear attack submarine USS San Francisco suddenly stopped dead in its tracks. The ship's crew were thrown about, some over distances of 20 feet, and the majority of the 137-member crew suffered one...
By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region is just one of millions of Ethiopian livestock owners who have had their livelihoods uprooted as a result...
Li Chenglin (C), head of the train crew, gives cookies to passengers on the 752.7-km Ethiopia-Djibouti railway  launched  on Oct. 5, 2016. It is Africa's first modern electrified railway. It has a designed hourly speed of 120 kilometers. It was constructed by China Railway Group and China Civil Engineering...
By LIFESTYLE CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Kim Kardashian reportedly feared she was going to be raped during Sunday night's traumatic robbery. According to the Mirror, the 35-year-old mum was bound, gagged and put in a bathtub during the nighttime raid on her Paris apartment. According to US reports, the reality star was laying in bed...