Call for Research or Academic Papers



If you are a researcher, and you are seeking for publishing firm or organization, below is a list of publishing bodies for academic research papers. Uniqueness of some these journals is that, they have a room to accommodate, and publish articles submitted in any field of study.

The chances your work will be published are higher, so long as it is of required quality. The work to be submitted is purely academics research articles. For more details visit the website to get to know what kind of work they wish to receive from writers. There are more benefits, not just getting published, you can get connected to a very helpful peer groups of writers, conferences, and monetary too.


In full it international Journal of Science: Basic and Applied research. This is a multidisciplinary journal. They published research from any    field, be it science, social science, Languages or business. It is reviewed by peer a group, hosted and published by GSSRR, The Global Society of Science Research and Researchers. IJSBAR is open for submission of scientific articles, in any field for 2017 publication.

This is scholarly journal and you are guaranteed that the editor decision within 21 days of submission. This is based on the peer review results. The papers submitted have to be complete, unpublished and not under review in others academic journals or conferences. For more about topics IJSBAR website as more but most important to know is that topics are not limited to on list one the website.


It is an American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences. It is multidisciplinary Global Journals, and is seeking papers with significant theme, of research contribution in all fields. They accept submissions of manuscripts and published within 2-5 days upon receiving it. Rejection notification will take 2-21 days. They receive the manuscript from online submission only. ASRJETS receive a fee of $105. It’s publishing and processing is easy and faster, with lower cost.

For more on to submit your paper visit ASRJETS websites for instruction and you also download one of their past volumes, to check whether your work meets the quality they want.


The IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is the largest technical professional society in the world. It has over 400,000 members in 150 countries.

 IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, in Singapore Global Hub to Connecting East and West, from 4-8 December 2017.

IEEE is seeking submission for a symposium papers, work shop proposal and a tutorial proposal for authors, in technical program. For industrial program, authors to submit an executive forum proposal and industry panel proposal, and an industry presentations and demonstrations proposal. In case your missed submission this year, it is an annual event you can prepare to submit for 2018.For more on how to register, visit ieee globalcom website.

Twelfth international conference on interdisciplinary social sciences

 From 26-28th July, 2017

International conference center in Hiroshima, Japan

 This year special focus is on cross cultural and global research interdisciplinary, as a practice as per their website. They are inviting proposal for paper presentation, posters and exhibits, virtual lighting talk, colloquia and virtual posters, to address the following themes: educational studies, Communication, Global studies, Environmental studies, Organizational Studies, social and community studies, civic and political studies and cultural studies.


A call for artists worldwide to enter online exhibition

nature-art-wallpaper-1If you are an artist and you are looking for places to submit you creative work, The National Association of Women Artists and The Cube Art Project, are looking for you and your art, for consideration as well as exhibitions. Please apply before deadline. You can submit your work, or share this post with someone you know, who is an artist, and she or he is looking for audience to their art work.

 The National Association of Women Artists’ has announced a worldwide online exhibition for innovative crafts. Deadline is May 14, 2017. The show will run from June 1, 2017 through to August 1, 2017.

People eligible for this art exhibition

It is open to all The National Association of Women Artist members. Non-members women can also submit their work so long as they are 18 years and above. All applied arts will be considered. These will include: book arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, tapestry, mosaics needle-point, metal work, quilting, wood work, origami, basket weaving and papier-mâché.

Awards and benefits

They only want one winner, who will be featured on, and her own page. The page will include biography of artist’s statement. There will be several images of her works, plus links to her own website. Links to exhibition on the home page will be shown.

Pay entry fee

Members of the National Associations of Women Artists’ will have to pay $35 entry fee. And non-members will have pay $45 for two entries. For every additional entry up to 5 entries, you will to pay $10.

How to apply

Application is only done online. Every participating artist is allowed to submit up to five artworks. It must be artist original work. All communication will be handled The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA).

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is the oldest women’s fine art organization in USA, founded in 1889. It is a exciting community of professional women artists. It strives to support its members and women artists in general, through exhibitions and educational programs.  NAWA members represent all areas of the visual arts. It includes photography, painting, print-making, video art, installations, en-caustic, mixed media and sculpture.

The Cube Art Project

They are seeking, animations, video art, motion graphics, video-mapping and sound visualization projects for screening on their large three dimensional monitor the Cube. This screen is seen by a larger audience, hundreds of people in day. It could reach tens of thousands people in weeks. This submission is open to amateur and as well as professional artists worldwide. It is a curated competition of artwork.  It good for a public art audience, extensive latitude in genre and in style will be considered.  Consideration is given to artworks that are of a formal, and visual appeal.

Awards to presented to winners
1st prize = $500
2nd prize = $250
3rd prize = $10

participants submitting special project are given a stipend up to $1600 to cover expenses.

How to apply

You apply online only. Just type of Google search “The Cube Art Project” and click on apply online link. $5 entry fee is payable.

6 magazines and website that publish articles about family, children, and Parenting

For those who specifically love to write about family trends, parenting styles, children up bring, unique family composition; the list bellow gives you, as a writer an opportunity to publish with them your professionally crafted writings. What you need to know is the need of their target audience. For example to inform, educate and entertain their target audience, this is actually what every publisher want get from your writing. Is your writing of benefit to their target audience? It is question in mind of a publisher before using your work.

Simply Family Magazine

It is a monthly publication. It is designed as a free resource for families in areas around Montana region. As the name suggests, Simply Family Magazine, it covers every aspect of parenting steps starting from newborns through college freshmen-and-women. They allow room for plenty of humorous stories. They reserve rights to edit for length and clarity. They publish also how-to pieces are of non-locals origin. Payment is made after publication, and payment differs, depending depth, and length of the work Submitted. For more information access and read writers guideline and editorial calendar.

They run print, columns and online. They do assign features to established freelancers. Pitches must be specifically related to the working moms. It can be geared to her, personal life style, work, family and well-being. It can also be a blend all mentioned above. The length of work they need is about (1000-2000) words for print. They assign Columns to their staff to write, but if one has an idea for their humor back page, they wish to see your pitch. They do assign short features to freelancers and the length online assignment is from 500 – 1,000 words. Payment is about $150. For more information read their submission guidelines.

Metro Parent

Metro parent media is always looking for talent to contribute to their regional parenting magazine, which covers Southwest Michigan. It is a monthly publication. The aim is to have entertaining, educative, informative and interesting stories about parents. They offer to pay $350 for feature articles and $35 for other articles. They boast of over 60 000 verified circulation and a readership of about 300 000 readers. Work length range from 100 words to about 2500 words, according to their website. For more about what they publish, read their submission guidelines.

Alaska Parent Magazine

They generally seek articles on parenting styles and family’s life .It also publishes a helpful editorial calendar, and they pay up to $200 for every article they use. Alaska Parent magazine is always looking for talented freelance writers with a fresh, engaging writing style and a keen sense of the topics that matter to parents. They recommend you read more about their publication. This so for writers to get a feel for the type of articles they value and promote. They pay $40-$200 for original articles, and $25-$40 for reprints. For more information read their
submission guidelines.

Lies about Parenting
It publishes articles that provoke thoughts on all aspects of being a parent. They accept pitches for articles that offer advice and share surprises, a personal story, and self-disclosure. Payment is $50 for every post used. For more information read their submission guidelines.

Adoptive Family Magazine
It is an award-winning resource for adoptive parents. It is also for people who wish to navigate the adoption process; Adoptive Families gives information, and support through expertly crafted articles, personal essays, and advice. They need a query Letter and payment is not disclosed. They have specified for “parents writers only”. “I am thinking if I am not a parent writer”. I just change now and I become one and send my work to them. For information on how to submit your work read submission guidelines.

Nairobi Kibera slum gets affordable Internet connection

Liquid Telecom Kenya takes Internet to Kibera slum. Poa In partnership with Liquid Telecom Kenya has hurled a new Internet model, into the Kibera slums, drawing thousands of subscribers in just a few months.

This is delivered using solar powered hotspots. In addition, the company has also provided free Internet access to Kibera schools, mosques, health centres, churches, and youth centres.

Poa internet was established in August 2015.  It is now employing about 25 regular staff, mostly young people. Most of the employees are from Kibera slums selling Internet for as little as Sh10 for 25MB.
The company’ is aiming at bringing millions of East Africans online over the next in the near future, using innovative technology and ‘kidogo’ (small) product pricing.

“We are selling internet to individuals in Kibera at affordable prices, and have also provided free Internet to more than eight health centres, 20 schools, and 20 cyber cafes’ in the area” said Mr Andy Halsall, CEO of  Poa! Internet.

Poa! Internet is using Liquid Telecom Kenya’s fibre infrastructure.  It is known as a local loop. From a connection near Kibera, to supply the internet to residents of Africa’s second largest slum.
“Liquid Telecom is our partner in ensuring that the less privileged population of Kibera access the same  services and quality of  Internet as their counterparts in other parts of the country, and at an affordable cost”, he said.  The partnership is making a swift and visible difference, he added.
“Internet has made life much better, with more youths engaging in businesses, such as cyber cafes, and shops where they are selling bundles. This has had a positive impact on these individuals and put great potential in their hands”, he said.

The cost of accessing the internet using poa! Internet   ranges from as low as Sh10 for 25 MB to Sh3, 000 for 20 GB, in bundles that do not expire.

Kibera residents are ensured that anybody in Kibera wanting to use high speed, high quality Internet can do so for just a few (bob) Kenya shillings according to  Andy.
poa! Internet also provides its customers with free access to a wide range of digital content. This includes educational, healthcare, and other socially beneficial materials as well as sports, entertainment and news.

“We want to ensure that the people of Kibera can get access to the latest information even when they don’t have cash in their pocket”, Andy explained.
He raised seed funding in the UK to launch the business; on the basis that East Africa still holds huge potential for internet consumption. “We are targeting millions of subscribers in this region, if our plans go as scheduled,” he said.

“East Africa is highly educated but still not everybody has access to internet.”
This vision has seen Liquid Telecom Kenya name poa! Internet, as an outstanding example, of last mile development of the group’s the East African infrastructure.

The launch and rapid rise of poa! Internet in Kibera represents a fulfillment of  liquid telecom, own purpose and vision too, after it had  invested heavily in the new Nairobi metro network,  so that it can provide up to 20 times more internet data across the city with high quality and reliability,  according to Mr. Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya.

He added that Liquid telecom was looking forwards to supporting poa! Internet initiative, as their business expands and rolls out to other areas.

About Liquid Telecom
Liquid Telecom Kenya is part of the Liquid Telecom Group.  It is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes. The company has won Multi-awards. It has built Africa’s largest single fibre network currently spanning over 24,000km across borders, and covering Africa’s fastest-growing economies where no fixed network has existed before. The company was named Best African Wholesale Carrier for the last four consecutive years at the annual Global Carrier Awards.

Successful Study Habits When Completing Your Business Degree Online

Pursuing a business degree online can prepare you for an exciting job in the business world. However, many students find that business degrees, whether pursued through distance education or in the classroom, are very challenging. These courses are designed to be challenging, and programs in business often involve learning a great deal of information in a relatively short period of time. If you want all the benefits of a business program, you really don’t have to give up your entire life in order to get a better job. Consider these following tips from top students in order to make the most of your courses:

Tip # 1: Study by putting things into your own words and writing your ideas out. Don’t just read and highlight your textbooks. Instead, always study by re-writing information into your own words. Or, study by asking possible test questions and then answering them in full. Putting things into your own words helps you really understand what you are reading. If you are pursuing your business degree online, you may have access to online resources, such as multimedia presentations. These can be very handy in helping you understand your coursework.

Tip # 2: Use what you learn. Rather than just learning theories and ideas, consider applying what you learn. If you learn a new business concept, for example, look to see how that concept is used in your day job. Or, listen to the news and see whether you can see examples of what your instructors have been teaching you about in the actual business world. Using what you learn helps to reinforce what you’ve studied and by getting real life examples of the concepts you are learning, you can better remember what you have been taught.

Tip # 3: Read more than expected. If you are pursuing a business degree online, you may at first be daunted by the amount of reading you may have to do. Business programs require learning a great deal of information, including terms, concepts, and real-life applications. However, even though you have a lot of reading to do, you should do as much reading outside classes as you can. This will expand your knowledge and make you a better student overall. Understanding as much as possible about business helps you to understand what you’re learning in the virtual classroom even more thoroughly. If you’re having trouble keeping up with the amount of reading, consider audio books. These can allow you to cover material even while you’re driving the car, doing yard work, or taking care of errands.

Tip # 4: Keep up with the news. If you’ve decided to earn your business degree online, you probably already know that the business world changes very rapidly. While you’re pursuing a program, you will want to keep in touch with your local and national business news. This will help you see how the concepts you are learning are forever changing. Plus, keeping up with the news will allow you to ask your instructors about real-life business situations taking place in the world today. When you graduate and are applying for jobs, employers will likely ask you about current business news, so keeping in touch with what is going on in the business world is a must.

Tip # 5: Make use of every resource your school offers. As a student, you will have access to online libraries, resources, study resources, and much more. Make sure that you make use of all these to the fullest. Your tuition is paying for it, and many of these resources can help you get even more out of your program.

While a business degree online can help you land an excellent job, pursuing such a program can be challenging, especially if you are pursuing full-time work and other responsibilities at the same time. Follow the above tips to maximize your study time and get great results from your degree.

How to Get Your Own Supply of Free Electrical Power

The most important message you will ever read is that, solar powered generators are now available in the world market at low price. Then below is how to get one for very little money. Solar Generators provide “life-saving” electrical power when you need it most. Let’s compare it with fuel generators; a solar generator runs silently, emits no fumes, and produces an endless supply of electricity for free. Call it all environmental friendly. It’s like having an electric power plant running quietly in your own household.

Good news is that, Solar panels require little maintenance. It is just installing and optimizing it. They are very reliable because they actively create electricity in just a few millimeters. They do not require any type of mechanical parts that can fail anyhow.  Solar panels are a silent producer of energy, a necessity if dealing with demanding neighbors.

Run sump pumps, short-wave radios, computers, let’s generally say, all your home appliances, and even keep food is preserved from going bad; Lots and lots of applications for self-reliance you can depend on. It can be hurricanes, ice storms, brownouts or blackouts, with your own, a Solar Generator you will never have you to suffer through painful power outages.
Coal industry for example generates a HUGE chunk of our electricity, and new initiatives are already forcing rates higher than any time in history of the world we live in. Even Worse:  ignoring dangers of an EMP event, and is doing nothing to protect the power grid from attack!  Are you advised you can generate you own cost effective power in your own home? The fact is, producing your own free electricity from the sun with a solar generator is a great way to be much more independent and to care for our environment for example your naughty neighbors.

 One single brand, and “never-been-out-of-the-box” solar generator is about $150.00 plus shipping and handling. After meeting cost of buying one, then you continue generated electricity for free whole your life, utilizing and tapping energy from the sun!

Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy use, but it is indefinitely renewable one.  Solar power can be used to generate electricity, it is used in relatively simple technology to heat water, which is solar water heaters. Solar power is the conversion of the energy from the sun to useful electricity.

 The most common source of solar power utilizes photo-voltaic cells in converting sunlight into electricity. Photo-voltaic utilize a semi-conductor in absorbing radiation from the sun. The semi-conductor absorbs this radiation, it emits electrons, which are harnessed as electricity.

Solar power has only one disadvantage, it cannot be created during the night, rainy and cold days of the week. Most efficient solar cells only convert just over 20% of the sun’s rays to electricity. Increased advances in solar cell technology is likely to increase this efficiency. Low conversion efficiency, solar panels is a substantial initial investment and the cost of solar panels incurred is only the initial cost. Buying and installing only create free energy for use.

Vivek has launched locally manufactured Ezee brands to compete dominance of international brand in the locally market

Vivek-managing Director- Right

 Vivek launches  home cleaning products manufactured locally to break international dominance. Vivek Investments Ltd  announced  this week the launch of a new, Kenyan manufactured range of premium home cleaning products.

Vivek Group was started in 1994, with the launch of Vivek Investment Ltd and now spans Vivek Investment Ltd, Vivek Industries (U) Ltd, Marvel Lifestyle Ltd and Rose Jewellery Co.The company has now moved to manufacturing its own line of household supplies under the brand name Ezee.

The Ezee brand provides a full range of cleaning products of a higher quality, beating most of the existing competitor products. These products includes:  scouring powder, bleach,  toilet cleaner,  spanning dishwashing liquid and paste,  and all purpose washing liquid.

The range has been launched at a  price lower than its competitors. It is offering more concentrated products. This  mean ViVek products  cleans more and  with lasting results.The Ezee brand is challenging  the dominance of international brands in the local market.

“Importing goods is a simple case of exporting jobs, making the rise of manufacturing in Kenya,  central to our future as a middle income nation, and to tackling our now severe unemployment,” said Mr Chintan Thacker, Vivek Group Managing Director.

According to a 2016 Euromonitor International report, international brands continue to dominate Kenya’s home care products market.  Most of the products are imported despite the country’s heavy trade imbalance which has put pressure on the country’s, currency, interest rates, inflation, and unemployment.

Vivek has been named by KPMG as one of Kenya’s Top 100 small and mid sized companies in  the last two years. This was based on its pace of manufacturing growth it has  built already. It has strongly based in contract manufacturing in areas such as pharmaceutical products. The launch of its own Ezee brand marks a new bid by the company to assert the position of homegrown Kenyan brands in local growth markets.

The range according to  Mr Thacker  has dominated by liquid cleaning products, rapidly gaining ground in the local market.  He said, Liquid detergents are more versatile and multipurpose, in that they can be used for all sorts of tasks, across washing dishes,  floors, windows, cars, clothes,and almost all other uses.

 Local chains of supper markets , have already signed up to stock the new and locally manufactured Ezee brand products.

consumers are expected to welcomed by the lower price point, which is  a relief.  With the 2014 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showing rising producer prices for chemical products as a result of increased prices for soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations.

The manufacturer is offering consumers complimentary gifts with some of the Ezee products, which have all been pretested and proven to be the best for the market.
“We’ll be targeting distributors, wholesalers and retailers for the Ezee brand, as well as supermarkets,” said Mr Chintan.

Product range is manufactured in Kenyan’s capital  Nairobi, the Vivek’s manufacturing operation base on Mombasa Road.

 “Our manufacturing plant employs world class quality control systems that won us the Company of The Year Award in 2015 for productivity and quality by the Kenya Institute of Management,” said MrChintan. 

As part  quality control processes, Vivek retains one of every batch of product it manufactures. It is kept until after it’s expiry date. This is  so  for the manufacturer can continue to be sure of its continuing quality.

Ezee Brands available in Kenyan market

Launching Ezee is a realization of years of preparation and development within Vivek, creating new local jobs, and fulfilling the next step in our vision of expanding and promoting manufacturing in Kenya as our nation’s next level of development according to said MrChintan.

The group markets a range of middle class oriented household products. It is  the sole East African distributor of the Vinod stainless steel and glassware. It imports and sells of PVC flooring. Its Rose Jewellery Co. sells mid-market jewellery as the only jewellery sold in Kenyan supermarkets, which is offering a unique and high traffic marketing outlet.


Easily acquire second citizenship now!

Now days acquiring citizenship of another countries is not that hard as different countries have introduced different programs which help people in getting another countries citizenship just in less time and without any hard work as it was use to be. Acquiring citizenship is just a matter of little money now. Investing in another country doesn’t make you a person who deceives his own country. It’s just that you are more concerned about your family’s future than from what other people think. Its cliché now days having two citizenship. 
Don’t you desire that your money is in safe hands? Having c has various benefits and you won’t really understand its importance until you face any hardship.

. So before you cry over spilt milk you should immediately apply for another country’s citizenship. We emphasize on this second citizenship investment because of many advantages. Firstly, this investment program is beneficial for you because you obtain second country’s passport within 2 to 3 months, few years back people who used to apply for second nationality had to wait for years until they got the citizenship but now it is just a matter of few months only.
 Secondly, people who wish to acquire second nationality don’t need to reside in that country, this is the most convenient advantage given by the EU citizenship program. At first people who wish to acquire second nationality had to reside in that country for 5 years of minimum tenure but now people only have to invest their money their money now they don’t need to go and stay there leaving their family and work in their own country.
 Thirdly, people think that they need to give up their nationality by birth of the country in which they are born, no, now they will have dual nationality. The one they acquire by birth and second the one they will acquire after investing in the other country. Fourthly, people think only few types of nationalities can apply for dual nationalities. This is wrong conception. This program is open to all types of nationalities.
 Anyone in this world can apply for other country’s citizenship. Fifthly, you and your family can now enjoy permanent passport and citizenship legally. Nobody can stop you from going in that country and stay there whether it is a vacation trip or relocation of your family. These all advantages can be fully enjoyed once you get the citizenship of another country. This citizenship by investment program is not only beneficial for your present, but also for your future. 

Why is there a need for citizenship investment?

People have a variety of doubts to why should they have a second passport, which is okay and normal, they should be fully satisfied before applying for this citizenship invest. People should go for second passports to ensure their families secure future, sometimes there are some unforeseeable conditions which compel people to leave their native country like for example if there is a war going on, or the political conditions are not suitable or proxy wars so one should have second nationality. Investing in other country will let you expand your business worldwide; you can make more money than you have invested. 


I am sure after reading the above advantages and reasons you will be fully satisfied to why there is a need for second passport and start saving money for the investment. For further details, visit our website.

All about triple citizenship: Claim to Three Nationalities to Make Business Easier Across Borders


Just as the term says, “triple citizenship” means holding nationality of three countries simultaneously (one may lay claim to three nationalities). Depending on various countries and their laws, a person can hold dual, triple and even more citizenship at the same time but in many other states, this is considered illegal. You’ll be asked to surrender at-least one citizenship before taking another however, countries that allow dual nationality may also accept three at a time.
Common questions you may ask yourself

What does it mean to be a citizen and what are the rights and responsibilities of a good citizen? If someone isn’t born in a particular country, how can he become a legal citizen of that state? All of these answers are different that depends mostly on laws and various circumstances faced by a person. It’s the right of every national to know relevant answers provided by citizenship laws. For example in America, the Constitution and its amendments interprets the exact definition of the term “citizenship

What are the circumstances that lead to triple citizenship?

Dual nationality is bestowed on a person either through marriage, through adoption of parents who themselves belong to a different country or citizenship by birth. All of these regulate as per United States Office of Personnel Management Investigation Service. Under various circumstances however, person may become a legal citizen or obtain dual nationality through Citizenship by Investment or Naturalization. There’s usually an agreement between countries before they start accepting dual citizenship. Triple citizenship occurs when a person successfully qualifies three factors of three different states.

 Countries that acknowledge dual or multiple citizenship

As per the U.K. Border Agency; United Kingdom has no restriction over dual or multiple citizenship. However, if someone’s holding nationality of a country where second citizenship isn’t allowed, he may have to surrender that particular citizenship before being accepted as a British citizen. Otherwise, the initial country has a right to refuse this new nationality therefore identifying your position as per country laws when applying for citizenship is most important.

To obtain triple citizenship, all three countries must agree. To name a few, countries that allow (not encourage) dual citizenship are United States, Canada, France, Barbados and Bulgaria as per U.S. Office of Personnel Management Investigations Service.
States that don’t allow dual/multiple residency
There are many countries that don’t accept multiple nationality for various reasons. Second citizenship can raise legal issues if country laws are contradictory with each other, if states are facing war or under military controversies. It also raises citizen safety issues for there’s difficulty in providing protection abroad. Highlighting a few countries that don’t recognize dual or multiple nationality, we’ve in the list Afghanistan, China, Bahrain, Algeria and Bangladeshin accordance with U.S. Office of Personnel Management Investigations Service.
What are a few exceptions?
A few countries don’t accept dual or multiple nationality as a rule however there’re minor exceptions. For instance; Germany don’t allow dual citizenship but German natives who wish to become citizens of another state can seek government’s consent, allowing them to retain citizens of both states. Since 2000, Germany permits second citizenship unless applicant reaches the age of 23 years. Another example can be of Brazil where dual nationality isn’t recognised but children of Brazilian parents who’re born overseas are granted dual citizenship by birth.
Apart from the details highlighted above, one may refer to citizenship invest programs in order to gain legal nationality of a particular country.

Property Developer is set to design modern Swahili-Arabic architecture in creating luxurious holiday homes

sultan properties a long the Beach

Sultan Palace Beach Retreat spans 43 acres along a 700-meter stretch beach. This is second phase of the project that will see the set-up of a five star hotel. It will consist of 16 detached family villas, 50 semi-detached villas and 132 apartments.
 The residences area covers about 40,000 square meters. Extra space is left for a water park, and an entertainment club for children.
Sultan Palace reports outpouring in demand of holiday homes at the Coast. Developer has achieved sales of about KSh.2bn, selling 34 units out 62 of its coastal villas and maisonettes in recent months. According to the development general manager, Mr Liu Tiancai, the beach resort experienced the highest purchases after the grand visit by Unites States President Barack Obama to Kenya July 2015
 “The president’s visit not only portrayed Kenya as an investment hub, but also endorsed the country as a secure destination,” said Mr Tiancai.
Luxury beach resort is blending traditional Swahili architectural design with modern technology. It has drawn interest from modern middle class, high end citizens and foreigners seeking an investment and luxurious homes close to the beach.
“We have a good mix of buyers, but most of our buyers are Kenyans, together with a few foreigners,” said Mr Liu.
Beach view
Mr Liu says building trust among potential buyers, incorporating quality brands sourced locally and imported from Europe, and Asia is the key to recent company increase sales. This is coupled with the right marketing strategies in creating the brand right from the design of the development. This is done by the award-winning international firm Wimberley, Alison, Tong & Goo (WATG).
A current trend has indicated that occupants of the holiday homes are looking for reasonably priced family packages. The packages that do not compromise on quality for the family experience, according to Mr Liu Tiancai.
  The company is developing homes that are compatible with local cultures, and pocket friendly, serving needs of clients without compromising on the quality of luxury components of the properties design.
Developer believes the uptake of holiday homes at the coast accelerates mostly because of construction of the new railway gauge connecting Nairobi to Mombasa. Construction of the railway will shorten traveling time between the two cities. Now, it takes about 19 hours to cover the 500 kms between the two cities by train. With the completion of modern railways, it will fall to around four to five hours
Phase One building is now advanced. The developer has reported that most buyers are opting for the more expensive units ranging from Sh39.5 million toSh72 million. The preference is being driven by the strategic locations, and unique features of the resort’s villas that offer remarkable and open views of the ocean. Sultan Palace Development Ltd is a Kenyan real estate company owned by Jiangxi Xinyu Estate Development Company Ltd.
Holiday makers
 The company has over 20 years of experience in Africa and China, delivering quality and high end luxury properties. Jiangxi Xinyu Estate Development Company Ltd has won numerous awards.
The latest in the multinational’s property portfolio is a Sh5bn development in Kikambala Kilifi County, which comprising holiday homes, villas, condos and beach houses. The property is set up on 43 acres of exquisite beachfront property. It is projected to have a souk, a five star hotel, a club house, a water park, a kid’s club area, and state of the art gyms.

International Green Structures (IGS) unveils world class and cheaper building technology to create low cost homes to Kenyans

Multinational company, International Green Structures (IGS) has unveiled details of a revolutionary building technology. IGS is now set to manufacture and deploy low cost housing in Kenya. Company has the potential to create up to 90,000 square meters of low cost house in a year.  Most interestingly from durable materials derived from farmers’ waste after growing rice and wheat. Farmers will increase earnings, environment kept safe as farmers waste are no longer burned to pollute and Kenyans get cheaper descent homes.
Courtesy of cocontest magazine : houses to be availed soon to Kenyans
IGS is building a manufacturing facility based in Thika with an initiative set to create thousands of new jobs building houses from agricultural waste that currently gets burnt.
“Every 3,000 structures built will create  up to about 1,500 jobs in a holistic solution that creates new income streams for farmers, and uses world class technology to create low cost homes,” said Richard China, President and CEO of IGS, LLC USA, presenting a case study to the Affordable Housing East Africa 2015 Conference in Nairobi.
Mr. China says 46 million East Africans living in urban slums as well as the regions two million IDP’s and one million refugees are victims of a housing crisis. Kenya will now have the appropriate technology to address it. In his case study of the economic impact of using rice and wheat waste to make high impact construction panels lays out the benefits for every 3,000 houses built of an extra $1.1 million in income to farmers. In his explanation local transport will benefit pocketing $770,000, additional local manufacturing $26.4 million and $13.3m in construction earnings.
“The sum is 1,391 additional jobs, earning $27.5m in wages, creating $4.5m in socially responsible investments, and $19.2m-worth of lifetime benefits in job training, as well as 3,000 new homes,” said Mr China.
He said opportunity in Kenya has been made possible through its rich agricultural industry and scale of production. Wheat and rice husks the major constituents of the new building materials. Wheat and rice are the most widely grown crops in Kenya after maize, he explained.
According to the 2009 economic survey about 300,000 people earn their living from rice production alone. Rice is grown once a year and it suffer from climate swings. It is expensive to produce and suffers competition from imported rice. Farmers are also vulnerable to middle men who buy their produce at lower price.
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Another problem facing cereals farmers is delayed payments from cereal boards and mills. Farmers often live in poverty despite spending much of their time and resources on farming activities.
IGS planning is expected to boost the earnings of most of the country’s smallholder rice farmers. These farmers are distributed across four major schemes namely Mwea in central Kenya and Ahero, Kano and Bunyala schemes in the western. Despite producing about 80 per cent of rice in Kenya Mwea was ranked among the poorest constituencies in Kenya.  About 44 per cent of Mwea population is recorded as was living on less than Sh1200 a month, according to the Kenya Bureau of Statistic 2013 report.
Nyando constituency which the Ahero rice irrigation scheme is found supports about 15,000 people. Ahero has a poverty rate of 63 per cent while 66 per cent of Budalangi constituency with a population 67 000, where the Bunyala rice irrigation scheme is located has been rated extremely poor. Bunyala scheme supports about 10,000 households.
“In an assessment of the total construction potential from wheat and rice waste in 16 countries in and around eastern Africa, Kenya came up fifth, with a potential to generate enough waste to construct nearly 90,000 square metres of housing a year, enough living space for more than 3,000 people,” said Mr China.
This initiative will see IGS set up manufacturing plants in rice and wheat belts in the country. It is expected to create jobs in the harvesting, manufacturing, transportation, and construction sectors. This will positively impact the social economic fortunes of the local population living around irrigation schemes areas.
Julius Kamau Nyoike, IGS Kenya President, confirmed that plans are underway to launch the first manufacturing facility in Thika town. It is hope to source its raw material from local rice and wheat farmers.
To develop IGS structures, wheat or rice wastes are cured, dried and broken into small pieces. Then put in a conveyer belt.  This is where the waste is subjected to extreme heat and pressure to form a rigid compound best known as Compressed Agriculture Fiber (CAF).
Compressed Agriculture Fiber (CAF) is cut into project specific lengths to assemble in a pre-engineered metal framing system. This process results in a non-toxic carbon negative mould and pest resistant. This is 100 per cent organic product with strong structural sound proofed and fire resistant buildings make it durable.
IGS structures are easy to erect. A 50 square metre shell is estimated to take less than 2 days to be put in place once the foundation is settled.  It costs around $90-$100 per square meter to build houses with the new panels compared to $142 per square meter for traditional building materials. The reduced building time reduces construction costs. International Green Structures (IGS) offers a solution for the global housing crisis.
 In order To meet this need, IGS takes a renewable resource to manufacture Compressed Agriculture Fiber (CAF) Panels. IT combines them with a pre-engineered framing system resulting in IGS structures, Permanent or temporary. The IGS structures are durable, affordable, and can be built significantly faster than traditional building methods.
IGS structures are culturally adaptable and ideal for homes, schools, healthcare facilities, large-scale accommodations, remote worker sites, and humanitarian needs. An in-country manufacturing facility, IGS provides an opportunity for rice and wheat farmers to add earnings, promoting sustainability, jobs and greater agricultural food security and income.  IGS structures and building solutions are easy to construct creating jobs. Training and certifications for youth in manufacturing, construction, and secondary finishing products using 95 per cent local labor with obvious flow-on economic benefits.
The Outcome is high quality, affordable and extremely durable IGS structures and building products that can be erected in a matter of day and weeks. IGS has successfully built affordable IGS structures in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and the United States.

Local African content sharply climbs high on the African Internet networks

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Liquid Telecom has reported more than double increase in local African content on African Internet networks in August 2015. Africa’s leading independent Internet Service Provider unveiled a sharp climb in the proportion of local content on its network in Maputo, Mozambique today.
The increase grew from 20 per cent to 50 per cent now in only three years. The significant growth is driven by deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure saving providers and Internet users now millions of dollars a year. It has importantly reduced the costs of fetching data from outside of African continent.
Mathew Chigwende, Head of Data Networks at Liquid Telecom has reported three factors when presenting to AfPIF, the African Peering and Interconnection Conference run by the Internet Society, in Maputo. He said first the ongoing climb in the number of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) serving the continent. Secondly the expansion of CDN Content Delivery Networks in Africa, and lastly the interconnection between telcos and ISPs were together seeing the proportion of data being uploaded to, or fetched from, outside Africa has gone down by 10 percentile points a year.
“We’re now confident we shall reach the Internet Society’s target of 80 per cent local content on Africa’s Internet infrastructure by 2020,” he said.
Liquid Telecom is actively peering at 15 IXPs, up from 13 last year and 8 in 2013 now officially ranked by Renesys/Dyn to be the most peered African operator. Liquid telecom also enjoys being the only African operator in the top 100 global peering rankings.
Liquid Telecom hosts one of Africa’s largest IXPs. That is the Kenya Internet Exchange Point. Its carrier-neutral Tier 3 East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi is actively involved as the main supplier of Internet infrastructure to many parts of the continent’s telcos and ISPs.
 To develop interconnections between different providers and between the IXPs a technical process called ‘peering’ is used. Peering through IXPs means local ISPs connect and exchange data themselves. Paying to a third party to retransmit their traffic to a local destination is removed reducing the cost of supplying internet. By removing need to transmit data using slower external paths gives the network operators greater control over traffic flows and speeds.
“By keeping African data in Africa we continue to help reduce the costs of Internet access across the continent, and improve the performance of that Internet to African Internet users,” said Ben Roberts, CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya and Chief Technical Officer of the Liquid Telecom Group.
The shift to local peering has delivered a dramatic reduction in Internet costs. It has seen it reducing from almost $3 500 to $200 per 64 kbit/s circuit. This is according to the Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK).It is opening up multiple new options in cheaper broadband and cheaper data bundles.
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Local traffic was often exchanged internationally till recently, leaving Africa for an international exchange onto the right pathway. Then returning to the continent again and Peering has decreased Internet latencies measured as the milliseconds (ms).
It takes milliseconds (ms for data to travel from a desktop to servers. In the Africa continent, these ‘round trip delays’ were running at 200ms to 600ms before the shift to peering. Now it has dropped below 2ms to 10ms.
 The lower latencies have enhanced speeds for users. This further drives the growth of local traffic with many local users now moving to stream video and audio content.
“The next bases for all of us, in this Internet Society, are encouraging the creators of content to host their websites locally, and achieving better Intellectual Property protection on local content, so that the move to streaming comes with revenue models that encourage content producers to put their content online,” said Roberts.   
“It is our belief that the faster we can go in keeping African data in Africa, the greater will be the uptake and benefits from the Internet for African development,” he added. 

Sultan Palace commits to boost 18th century ancient art of Swahili architectural design

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Swahili architects skills date back as far as the early 18th Century. The art is now celebrated globally for it intricately elegant interiors design of its houses style.  The Carved wooden doors, shady courtyards, imposing entrance porches, magnificent and beautiful decorative stucco plasterwork makes unique and suitable for climates condition in the coastal region.
 Architectural design is most common in the coastal region and on Swahili buildings house style and mosques. Sultan Palace Development is now supporting the ancient art of Swahili architectural design in its upcoming coastal holiday retreat. Swahili crafts has sharply decline because of a shift in local tastes towards western styles.
 The taste of western style has a slowdown effect in tourism construction because of growing modernization and low level of local craftsmanship training in the country. Everyone young man and woman in Kenya want to train in modern techniques of Architectural design to get a job in modern architectural design field. This has led to the decrease number of craftsmen in the face of the ethnic onslaught of foreign architect.
 The taste of western style is key contributors to the decline of the sector over the last 20 years, according to a study by the University of Nairobi, Craftsmanship in Kenyan Informal Construction. Sultan Palace Development has now deployed leading coastal craftsman, Mr Said Swabu and a team of 12 young men, that he has trained in partnership with two Swahili Cultural Centres based in Mombasa and Lamu to watermark Swahili designs and skills deep into the fabric of the new coastal cultural arts.
 “The incorporation of this ancient craft is geared towards creating a modern fusion of the Swahili Arabic architectural design, giving an authentic yet modern feel, and offering an intimate atmosphere, and seclusion, with a sense of well being,” said Sultan Palace Development General Manager, Liu Tiancai.
The move is opening new youth opportunities at the coast. It comes as part of a strategic drive to create a uniquely East African coastal offering in the world of construction tourism. The manager argues building techniques are ideally suited to the coastal climate and environment. It has ability maintaining the cool atmospheres during the hottest periods of the year.
The composition of the material being used in the building includes: calcium and white cement is an extra elegant finish of the final products.  The craft suffered an acute decline in recent years with most home owners and developers instead incorporating western styles and techniques in construction of houses.
“Drawing on Swahili artisans in the architectural design will ensure that no one element of the development’s function, comfort, and environmental friendliness are sacrificed, but instead are developed in harmony,” said Liu.

According to Mr Said, the Swahili craftsman leading the Swahili team on the Sultan project, the decline has been further accelerated by the post election violence as a turning point for tourism in the country. This saw hotels retreat from upgrading their amenities, lobbies and public areas. He insists that it is the shift to western styles that has been the key to the decline of Swahili building design.
“It’s quite disturbing that most developers would rather import designs and building materials from western countries than make use of what is locally available. We are slowly killing our own tourism sector as we are not incorporating our own cultures and styles into our developments hence most tourists visit the country only to find their own cultures. This beats the logic of them visiting the country,” said Mr Said.
The shift has additional seen skilled artisans reduced to poverty depending on menial jobs for survival. Many of the artisans Mr Said has trained are now depending on other jobs like working as matatu touts. They work only when construction opportunities occur.
Mr Said previously worked on projects such as Chase Bank Eastleigh, in Nairobi, the Sarova Hotel in Mombasa, has been supplement his own architectural craft income by making Swahili themed furniture. He mainly sells to expatriates visiting the country. 
 “The Swahili craft is a skill that has been has been passed down through the generations from fathers to sons. I, however, am not planning to pass the skill to any of my seven sons at a time when the industry is dying,” he said.

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Sultan Palace Beach Resort have now decided to offer homes that are a maze of walls, corners, doors, niches, and tucked away areas capturing elegance at every turn. The rooftop views during the day will span the Indian Ocean and palm trees. The rare architectural mix is being finished with a striking, fine-grained marble coating to heighten the visual impact of the local artisans’ carvings.

33 schools in Lamu and Tana benefit as Rural ElectrificationAuthority bets on solar energy

Rural Electrification Authority (REA) partners leading water and energy solutions provider Davis and Shirtliff to install solar systems in 33 public primary schools in Tana River and Lamu counties at a cost Kshs.58 million.

6000 pupils in the two coastal counties gain access to electricity as the government moves to distribute laptops to primary schools across the country. Partnership comes as part of the ambitious National Primary School Electrification project initiated in 2013.

The aim is the integration of ICT in the curriculum delivery. It is also to expand digital skills as enshrined in the government’s agenda connecting over 21000 public schools to electricity. This is according to the Ministry of Energy.

“As not all schools are close enough to the power grid to pull electricity, there was a need for an alternative and lasting solution. Our partnership with Davis and Shirtliff resulted from the need to power the schools that are off-grid in Tana River and Lamu counties,” said Semeka Ong’ong’a, the REA Project Supervisor for the Tana River and Lamu installations.

Many similar undertakings are geared towards implementing the government’s flagship laptops project. An installation in Tana River and Lamu counties is targeting all primary schools that were five kilometers from the grid and could only be powered effectively using of solar modules.

Next is a successful tendering process Davis and Shirtliff of fitting each of the schools with 14 solar panels and 10 batteries to power three classrooms, one computer classroom, staffroom and head teacher’s office.  Eighteen schools in Tana River County and fifteen in Lamu County were fitted with solar panels.

“We have installed the best-in-class solar equipment that will serve the schools for many years to come. The equipment comes with a warranty of 25 years and we will be maintaining it for a year to ensure that it is working at its optimum capacity,” said Norman Chege, Solar Division Manager at Davis and Shirtliff.

Immediately after the commissioning of the project, the schools have seen an increase in the number of students staying in class in the evenings to tackle their assignments. Initially, students would complete their assignments in dimly lit homes, which pose a danger to their eyesight.

Schools are recording an increase in attendance for adult education program carried out in the evening after regular school day comes to an end.  Davis & Shirtliff project team faced some logistical challenges. This is largely due to poor road linkage across the counties mainly in Lamu County and distances between the schools.

Schools in Lamu located near the border with Somalia have raised challenges following recent security scares. The team was able to complete the project in time for commissioning.

“It was a challenging project, especially undertaking the installations in Lamu County. Number of the schools are far flung and in remote areas. At times we had to transport the bulky equipment by boat between different parts of the border county, accompanied by between 5 and 10 KDF personnel to guarantee our safety,” said Mr. Chege.

REA is now in its final stages in The National Primary School Electrification project undertakings. It has so far seen over 20,000 primary schools across the country connected to electricity. It expected to complete it in the last quarter of this year according official sources.

Davis and Shirtliff previously undertook solar installations for schools in Daadab. This is where 28 schools benefitted through a project spearheaded by Windle Trust in 2014.  Davis and Shirtliff connected additional 16 schools in Dadaab to electricity through solar installations under a school electrification project with help of the Lutheran World Federation.

Tourism industries has suffered greatly since post-election Violence and recovery has been slow

Kenyan Tourism industries suffered a blow immediately after disputed election of 2007-2008. Many people were killed, hundreds of thousands were displaced. Many countries issued travel warning that Kenya is at wars which lead to decrease in number of tourists visiting the country.

Conventional tourism was affected and stakeholders had find alternatives. They tendered for a variety of camps for corporate events, team building, exhibitions trade fairs and film production to market Kenya tourism.

It was aimed at the local market which the downturn had not badly affected. It was short term strategy to walk Kenyan Tourism through 2008 and it was successful.

Up to today Kenya and stake holders still undertake the same activities to complement the luxury tourist in the country to bring back tourism to back to normal. Kenya has lost tourism to South African market which is stable and reliable for tourist from developed world.

Kenya has the potential to be the jewel in Kenya’s crown in terms of tourism. Kenyan tourism is recognized internationally as the eighth wonder of the world but ongoing destruction of the Mara due to unplanned development and corrupt management practices eats up this good repute.

Insecurity poses a threat to the industry. Al-shabaab threats and attacks targeting foreigners is a big challenge to tourism industry  despite government efforts trying market tourism in Kenya, Al-shabaab does hit immediately after the president rubbishing travel ban by foreign countries.

Communication technology is a great challenge to tourism in Kenya. Tourist areas are not connecting to mobile phone network, internet, radio and television networks.

Human wild life conflicts in the recent years where Increasing number of human population has led human being to encroachment in the wildlife habitats like forests and grasslands. This has leads the migration of animal species from their routine habitats.

Poor infrastructure is adverse and has affected tourist industry in Kenya. Tourists from developed countries, find conditions hard to come up with making Kenya sidelined as not safe for them to tour.

The newly created problem that affects tourism sectors is greed for tourism developers, owner and corrupt management. Masaai Mara for example was perched with lots of illegal camps construction posing dander to tourists and even wild life and it lead even government losing revenue.

Kenya predicted to record over three million tourists annually by 2012 according to Vision 2030. This might not be achieved if the present political situation and al-shabbab threat to Kenya continue and it might even cripple economic development plan in the country.

Kenya has to offer in terms of tourism facilities and products but the product is over dependence to seasonal foreign tourism. In some seasons Kenya experiences a huge number of tourists, for example during wildebeest migration and school holidays.

What Kenya needs to do is to promote other forms of tourism like Obama tourism, cultural tourism golf and sport tourism, fishing tourism, and conference tourism. Kenya has more tourism products but not exploited.

According to national Tourism strategy 2013-2018, The Tourism Sector in Kenya did experienced steady growth since independence. It experienced steady growth for over a decade, tourism revenues plummeted to a record low in the wake of the unrest that followed the disputed 2007-2008 elections.

The report further shows in 2010 the industry had already on a recovery path with tourism revenues reaching KShs.98 billion, in 2011 up from KShs.74 billion in 2010, KShs.63 billion in 2009 and KShs.65 billion in 2007 testifying to the resilience of the industry.

Kenya’s tourism industry was deeply affected by terrorist threats in whole 2013. Normal huge number of traditional tourists from the West dropped because of repeated travel advisories against visiting the Kenyans most popular tourist destination, coast.

New tourist markets opens in the East that saw people working in tourism sector getting back to work. These included Asian most populated countries, India and China.

Kenya in turn opened new commercial airline routes to these countries and made easier to acquire visa for their citizens. Domestic tourism was encouraged to fill the gap left by Western tourists but still slow economy led to poor performance from domestic tourism consumption.

Kenya was leading destination for tourists from the East and West and lead to development of tourism facilities in country. Kenyans long political and economic stability made it a favorite of the majority of incoming tourists in African continent.

Kenya now faces a stiff challenge from countries like South Africa, Ethiopia, and the island nations of the Seychelles and Mauritius. Numerous government bodies dealing with tourism are now back on marketing Kenya as a destination for tourists from across Europe, the Americas and emerging New market of Asian lead by India and China

International brands retails shops find business opportunity in Nairobi

East Africa retails sector has attracted international brands retails shops like The Foschini Group Carrefour and LC Waikiki. Betty Musyoki, Director of Portfolio Management and Client Services at Broll Kenya says despite slow growth of retail growth in the neighboring east African states Kenya continues to attract foreign investors.

 She cite Citi Group report that says Kenya is the second most developed retails market in the sub-Saharan African and south Africa leads. “Apart from having a growing and stable economy, the biggest driver of retail in Kenya is the rapidly growing middle class that does not shy away from spending.” Betty added.

 Betty Further said the real estate construction boom has witnessed introduction of modern retail space. This offers world class shopping experience and presents growth opportunities for local brands. It is also paving way for the entry of international brands such as Carrefour which is to open their first two outlets in Nairobi in the last quarter of 2015.

 Broll is involved in a number of retail projects in East Africa. These projects include two Rivers, The Hub and garden City mall in Nairobi, as well as Market Shopping Centre in Kigali Rwanda and Penninsula Mall in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. 

 The Hub is a mixed-use development measuring 31,000m2 and it opens in this year. Anchors include as Carrefour and Virgin Active. Broll is involved in the leasing and will manage Buffalo Mall that was opened in February this year with Tuskys as an anchor. The mall has a GLA of 8,000m2. The mall has an area of 8,000 meters square.

 Garden City mall is situated along the Thika Superhighway is the mixed-use development under Broll leasing and management covering an area of 56,000 meter square. The mall is set to open on 28th may this year with Nakumatt, Game, Tile& carpet and Victoria Court. 

 Broll Kenya is now mandated to lease retail and office component of the development as well as manage the mall and the estate. Betty said. Two Rivers is a mixed-use development allocated along Limuru road covering an area of 94,500 meter with 65,000 meters set for retails shops. The remaining 25,000 meter square reserved for offices. Virgin Active is taking up to 4,500 for Gym. 

 The retail component opens for trade in October this year with Truworths, Mr.Price, LC Waikiki, The Foschini Group, Woolworths and KFC. Two Rivers along Limuru Road bordering the Northern Bypass is 14km from the CBD.  It is close to the UN headquarters and a number of embassies. Its catchment area includes the neighboring affluent areas of Spring Runda and Gigiri. 

 “This is an important development because Nairobi is East Africa’s premium development destination and Two Rivers will provide a new state-of-the-art, sustainable and well managed mixed-use urban node set on 100 acres of prime land.” Betty said.

 Betty Musyoki points out that the trend is growing trend in mixed-use developments in Kenya. Popularity stems from the fact that these developments offer retail, offices, residential, and entertainment all in one parcel of land. Mixed-use developments offer a sense of security, convenience and cater for the needs of the modern buyer or user. She added that from a retail perspective, residential and offices feed into retail and create a guaranteed footfall and customer base. 

 Broll is sponsor of the East Africa Property Investment (EAPI) Summit since its inception in 2014. It believes in the value, that an event of this nature provides for investors but also to real estate professionals.

Liquid telecom takes super-fast 100mbps broadband to Zimbabwe aiding small and medium businesses to serve customers globally

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(FTTH) network in Zimbabwe. The aim is to provide homes and businesses with a fastest broadband with unlimited data packages. It The company announced today the latest expansion of its” has already placed fibre rings around Victoria Falls to provide multiple routes of redundancy.


Small and medium sized businesses are able to serve customers in a global market. It enables SMEs to exploit modern business tools to increase efficiency. It will benefit business and individuals trading worldwide without limits with cloud-based services, OTT services   online backups, and video conferencing.


Laying of fiber to homes and businesses has begun in town. The Fibroniks service will be offered by ZOL Zimbabwe. ZOL is part of The Liquid Telecom Group. Fibroniks is already available in the capital Harare.

  Up to now broadband services in Victoria Falls have been via ADSL links, WiMAX and cellular services such as CDMA and 3G/EDGE. These services offer speeds of no more than 512kbps. Fibroniks provides people of Victoria Falls with the fastest broadband offered in the continent today.

  “This is an exciting day for the people of Victoria Falls. Fibroniks is what we refer to as “The Real Internet”, a sophisticated superfast service which transforms how people access and share information. A Fibroniks connection provides endless possibilities for everyone using it and will revolutionize how homes and businesses are connected to the rest of the world. We are an ambitious and innovative organization which will continue to invest in building Africa’s digital future.” said Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecom’s CEO

  Fibroniks service enables people to participate in and benefit from digital revolution. Utilize Unlimited data packages with speeds of up to 100Mbps. This means customers can access whatever they want, anytime, with a guaranteed fixed monthly price. With speeds equal – and indeed exceed – those available in the developed world.

  Fibroniks means people can use multiple devices at the same time with no buffering or delay for home users. Access enhanced home entertainment like video on demand decoders, smart TV and with connection to home security systems. It comes with a voice services and free on-net calls.

 Victoria Falls is home to many small businesses that includes; restaurants, hotels and lodges, sightseeing, car hire and tax services to serve tourists as well as the many business conferences hosted in this town with a population of 35,000 people.

 Victoria Falls this week host the annual Innovation Africa Digital summit which has attracted delegates from across Africa. Liquid Telecom is providing in addition extensive broadband connectivity for the summit. It will enable delegates to access high-speed broadband at 150Mbps with a dedicated link full duplex.

 Liquid Telecom Group has launched its FTTH service in Zambia, where it is directly being sold to end-users through ISPs. CEC Liquid Telecom is authorized Resellers. It hopes now to launch FTTH in Nairobi-Kenya, Kigali-Rwanda and to others neighboring countries in the near future.

 Liquid Telecom Multi-award-winning has built Africa’s largest single fibre network. This network runs from the north of Uganda to Cape Town spanning over 18,000km across borders. It covers Africa’s fastest-growing economies. Liquid Telecom brags no such fixed network has existed before.

Cashlite fare system extends to Nakuru as UN names it as fastest growing town in Africa

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Nakuru is now named the fastest growing town in Africa by the United Nations. There are indications it might overtake Nairobi city in development agenda. 
This is a town that a group of politicians in the early 1990 s had proposed to be made Kenyan’s Capital. The reason cited was it is middle of the country. Nakuru was the cleanest town by then.
Recently it has embraced new technology. It emerged as the first Kenyan town to offer residents free street Wi-Fi. Nairobi was the first country to adopt the cashlite fare system 1963 card. In the last three month it recorded a faster adoption rate of the Cashlite fare system, 1963 than Nairobi.
With 16 of the county’s SACCOs converting to the Cashlite payment system, running about700 vehicles, and now predominantly on the 1963 system. Nakuru is now pulling ahead in seeing SACCOs push harder to adopt the Cashlite fare system, in a drive spearheaded across the county by 3NTO, Bahama, Naloki, Phase Two Sacco, and Highway Travelers. 
These SACCOs commonly ply routes to Nairobi-Nakuru, Naivasha,-Lanet, as well as within Nakuru County. The aggressive lead of the long distance SACCOs in adopting the Cashlite fare system hopes to see, more than ten SACCOs adopting the system in a week’s time.
In seeking rapid installation of 1963 systems, as matatu owners move to streamline revenue collection from their public service vehicles on road. Nakuru seems to find it easy to grow faster in terms of development agenda than the capital Nairobi, which is seems to lug behind or has reached optimum in development agenda.
“After identifying the yawning gap for a cashless fare system in the region, we met with Nakuru matatu SACCOs in December and enlightened them about the cashless fare system and the role it plays in improving their business. The uptake, however, began much later, but has since been far more rapid than in Nairobi,” said Mwakio Ngale, 1963 General Manager.
In aiding consumer education in Nakuru County, 1963 is adding employees to act as activators .Every two in five people in the registered SACCOs to act as activators and training for both consumers and matatu staff to ensure faster uptake of the Cashlite fare system.
About 10,000 registered cards in Nakuru County. The switch to the Cashlite system in is being driven mainly by the matatu owners and SACCOs. 3NTO SACCO.
For it has sought out the 1963 team to register for the cashless system. They are now enlightening passengers on card usage benefits and the SACCO has 30 of its matatus using principally the 1963 card.
“Registered SACCOs now have an upper hand in attracting investors in the matatu industry and it has simplified procurement process for those interested in purchasing new vehicles. Apart from just getting your money in real time, the technology has enabled us to know the status of matatus at all times and guarantee fair and decent terms to both operators and passengers,” said Lucas Gachiri, Manager 3NTO SACCO.
Mr. Mwakio Ngale, the 1963 General Manager says that, although the number of registered cards in Nakuru County is still lower than Nairobi because of the wider population gap, there is consistency in how people are using the card and the uptake is now faster in Nakuru compared to Nairobi. He also noted that, the youth account for 75 per cent of registered 1963 card users, mainly of students who navigate between their schools and hostels using matatu.
Passengers can now use the 1963 card in all buses and matatu with 1963 stickers within the county’s CBD.

Reaching Your Workout Goals With Many Easy Guidance

By Nichole Shedden

You ought to in no way ignore the importance of workout in your daily life. Health and fitness industry experts all agree on how crucial it can be in maintaining a wholesome and active way of life. This information has many ideas and beneficial guidelines to help you workout more effectively, having a better schedule and workouts. Use these following tips to maximize your regular workout.

Do not forget to do your cardio. Even if you are looking to just create muscle mass to the structure, aerobic is crucial. It brings some assortment to your work out. It maintains your body flexible and doesn’t give your muscles to compromise into a program. With time additionally it is a great way to develop lean muscle.

It will take the body in regards to a four weeks to evolve to change in lifestyle. That’s why it’s suggested to stop or begin some thing for 30 days to break or study a new routine. When you keep up to date your job outs for a minimum of on a monthly basis, you’ll be on your journey to setting up a fantastic lifestyle alter.

To successfully develop muscle mass, stay away from painkillers. Which may operate counter-top for your intuition, but there’s some study to propose that painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can, if undertaken after exercising, make all of your soreness pointless by preventing muscles progress. In addition, experts repeat the pain relievers aren’t any more successful than placebos at getting rid of the submit-workout discomfort, anyway.

When working out, will it be crucial that you drink plenty of water. Drinking water although training will preserve appropriate moisture, which is crucial in the course of any large doing exercises. Becoming hydrated will help you to exercise harder and you will be able to physical exercise for a longer time frame. Always keep a water jar with you and simply continue to keep consuming!

Probably the most efficient ways to boost your skating pace is to fully build your ankles’ overall flexibility. Imagine your feet as flippers, which must be capable of extend and flex when you move your self throughout the h2o. Just before your water workout, sit back and grab your toes, flexing them away and through your physique and holding each and every place for one min.

To get the most out of your biking health and fitness program, make sure you change your excess fat forward when tackling a mountain. This could cause much more of your unwanted weight being given to the front wheel and provide you with much more grip. Discover to obtain a sense of how much you must disperse, and you’ll locate you will probably have considerably more accomplishment scaling.

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Liquid Telecom connecting Killfi county costs 400,000 US dollars

Africa’s leading data, voice and IP services provider Liquid Telecom has invested  400,000 in USA Dollars to Kilifi  county. The company is  setting g up fiber connectivity in the county which is part of the firm’s $50m Dollars investment in partnerships with the 47 counties. 33 counties have already benefited from data connectivity.

 11 ministries in Kilifi county will be connected on a 10-kilometre Wide Area Network (WAN) via fibre optics and  two  more ministries connected via microwave, and four remote sites connected on very small aperture terminal (VSAT).

 Kilifi will  enjoy first-in-class Internet connection as well as reliable and affordable access to the Internet necessary for the delivery of services to the public. Revenue collection system will ease as  the county plans to upgrade it. The county’s prominence, as a tourism hub is expected to attract more investment. Companies and organizations  that view fiber connectivity as a major enabler of business will benefit by establishing businesses in the area.

“The role that Internet connectivity plays in bettering the economic prospects of a region has been seen all around the world, in Africa and beyond. As we venture into Kilifi, we seek to facilitate the opening up of the county to new business opportunities, and also enable Kenyans in Kilifi access to government services enjoyed by residents of Kenya’s cities,” said Paul Statham, Chief Commercial Officer, Liquid Telecom Kenya.

Internet infrastructure  will see Kilifi County in Kenya opened up for inter-connectivity for businesses and the county government premises. One of the major benefits of Internet connectivity is employment creation.
 Senegal is one of countries in Africa that has so far benefited from connectivity. It is predicted to create approximately 240,000 new jobs in 2015 through the improvement of Internet infrastructure.

The Internet’s contribution to GDP rises to 3.3 per cent, placing it at par with Japan, US and Malaysia in terms of Internet contribution to GDP. This is according to McKinsey and Company. In Kenya, Internet connectivity contributes about 2.9 per cent of GDP.

Fiber connectivity in Kilifi will see major banks set up operations in County as they seek to meet the needs and demands of their customers with the availability of relaiblae Internet infrastructure.

 The banks operating in Kilifi now include Kenya Commercial Bank, Barclay Bank , Imperial of Africa Bank, and Equity Bank.More Banks are expected to come in as Internet infrastructure is expanded to facilitate connectivity for service provision.

The installation process  will employ 30 staff with roles being created for maintenance of the infrastructure and wireless network in the county. The project is expected to be functional in four months time. Liquid Telecom plans to undertake similar installations in Kisii, Meru, Migori and Kisumu  counties.  

“We are still on course to having all the counties in Kenya connected. This way, investment and development are no longer confined to the cities but is also channeled to, and felt, across the whole of Kenya for the benefit of all,” said Paul Statham.

The parent company of Liquid Telecom Group,  has put itself as one of biggest investors in Africa’s Internet connectivity. Its independent fibre network now stretching over 18,000kms across Africa. In East Africa, the firm has invested $20m Dollars, equivalent to Ksh1.75 billion, the East Africa Fiber Ring, the first fully redundant regional fiber ring in Africa. It has ensured high speeds and on going up-time for Internet users.

Kilifi hosts various universities and colleges including: Mount Kenya University, Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya Utalii College and Bandari College, which stand to benefit from the Internet infrastructure, at a time when e-learning has been identified as a major differentiators in the quality of education that tertiary institutions offer.