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Beard it up for men’s health

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again when we put our razors down and embrace the wild and free spirit of “No Shave November.” This uniquely cherished month has been a part of our lives for the past two decades, and it’s a journey worth experiencing. The story of “Movember,” short for “Moustache November,” all began in 2003 with the humble desire of two Australian men who simply wanted to grow moustaches. Their idea gradually evolved, and a year later, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery decided to take it a step further by starting a fundraiser that would involve not only those…

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Beyond bread: The varied ways we embrace wheat

In many households in Kenya, the mention of wheat brings up memories of tasty chapatis or maandazi. This is because this how the crop impacts majority of Kenyan homes. Wheat grain flour is the main ingredient of many foods such as pancakes, cakes, and breakfast cereals. Biscuits, crackers, scones, wafers, pizza, pasta, pastries are all made of it. Wheat-based soups, spaghetti, noodles, muffins and even in drinks such as ale and bear have it, too. And the list goes on and on! It is, therefore, not a surprise that this is one of the most ancient and versatile crops. It has been a cornerstone of

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Tatu City pioneers urban agroforestry farm in Kenya

Tatu City has partnered with agroforestry farming pioneer ForestFoods to grow carbon-neutral organic produce for the new industrial center home to 75 leading businesses in Kenya. ForestFoods’ first farm at the 5,000-acre mixed-use Special Economic Zone (SEZ) integrates plants and forestry seeking to promote a healthier, sustainable, clean food supply that contributes to reforestation, climate change mitigation, and restoration of the ecosystem. “Our farm in Tatu City is a remarkable example of how modern cities can embrace sustainable agriculture to enhance their environment, economy, and quality of life,” said Sven Verwiel, Managing Director of ForestFoods. Addressing Environmental Challenges “Our mission is to transform the agricultural…

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China Square: A cultural shopping fusion in Kenya

From roads and railways to commerce, China’s impact on Kenya’s economy goes beyond debt. The aisles of Kenyan markets are witnessing a vibrant cross-cultural exchange as Chinese products and entrepreneurial spirit take center stage at local shopping centers. The narrative of China’s presence in Kenya has transcended politics and diplomatic ties, evolving into a dynamic economic partnership with a palpable impact on trade and daily life. China’s role in Kenya’s infrastructure development, marked by signature projects like the Standard Gauge Railway and the Nairobi Expressway, brought with it an influx of Chinese workers, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople. Chinese goods in local markets This convergence of cultures

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