Day: May 11, 2019

Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington

By Stacy M. Brown

The late South African Leader Nelson Mandela famously noted that sport has the power to change the world, inspire, and unite in a way that little else does.

“It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair,” Mandela said during a speech in 2000 in Monaco, France.

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The African Airlines That Should Be on Your Radar

By Mark Ellwood

Exactly a year ago, if a New Yorker wanted to get to Nairobi, they were looking at around 24 hours of flight time and at least one plane change under the best of circumstances.

But last October, Kenya Airways’ new direct changed all that, shaving 10 hours off that flight time and eliminating the transfer.

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The U.S. Is Crazy to Scare Skilled Immigrants Away

Welcoming foreign talent is a win-win policy.

By Noah Smith


President Donald Trump has done a lot to scare high-skilled immigrants away from the U.S. He has made it harder for them to get green cards. He has blocked some foreign students from entering and discouraged others from working during school. He is considering banning the spouses of H-1b visa holders from working in the country at all. The harassment campaign appears to be working. H-1b applications are down, as is the number of visas being issued to overseas students:

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Kenya and US sign Bilateral Agreements to strengthen relations

 Kenya’s top officials wrapped their four-day official visit to the United States on a high note after the conclusion of the inaugural Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) framework.

The Kenyan delegation in the US was led by Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma who travelled alongside her Interior counterpart Fred Matiangi and officials from their ministries as well as that of Defense.

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From Kenya to Coe and back, Kip Korir is a difference maker

Kohawks’ NCAA track champion of 1974 is Coe commencement speaker

By Mike Hlas


He didn’t come from Kenya to Cedar Rapids in 1970 to become an athletics star, but that’s just what happened to Titus “Kip” Korir.

Yet, it turned out to be just one segment in his accomplished life. However, he said his experience in track and field at Coe helped make him what he became.

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This Ghanaian-American Entrepreneur Started a Shea Butter Business Inspired by Her Mom

By Baze Mpinja

32-year-old Naa-Sakle Akuete has an MBA from Harvard, but the best business professor she’s ever had just might be her mother, Eugenia.

In 2014, Akuete launched Eu’Genia Shea, a line of high-quality shea butters that are packaged in beautiful, embossed tins. Founding her own company wasn’t the path Akuete had in mind while she was in school, but the move proves that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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