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Monday, December 31, 2012


babyShe’s been the sexpot and the It girl and most recently had the unflattering title of the Queen of Twitter Wars. But that’s all in the past, Nonhle Thema says.She admits she went through “dark woods” and lost the plot somewhat but she now has a new role to fulfil and it’s more important than anything she’s done so far.
Since the 31-year-old former TV presenter became a mom her daughter is all she wants to talk about.
Little Star Phoenix Ivy Zime Thema is a showstopper, Nonhle says proudly. “People always stare at her. She already has this grace about her.“I’m a very hands-on mom. I have a nanny and my mom with me but I’m the one with the baby all day. I know the exact time she wakes up at night and I get up to feed her every time. The only time I ask for help is when I’m on a call or sending e-mails. I didn’t have a baby for someone else to take care of. “For the first time in my life it’s not all about me,” she says. “It’s all about Star and actually it’s quite nice to have someone else call the shots around here!”

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Dar es Salaam. Our very own super businessman Said Salim Bakhresa  is the second wealthiest person in East Africa, with $520 million (Sh832 billion) to his name. Mr Bakhresa, whose business empire spans the East and Central African region, is at position 30 out of 40 in Africa.
The self-made billionaire, 63, has interests in grain milling, beverages, packaging, ferry services and petroleum trading. His Bakhresa Group manufactures the popular Azam brand of food products.
The annual ranking is compiled by the influential American publication, Forbes Magazine and was released yesterday.
“The sales volume of Bakhresa Group are $800 million (Sh1.3 billion) and, in fact, the group is also the largest producer of wheat flour in East and Central Africa with daily capacity of 3,200 metric tonnes,” the magazine reports.
In East Africa, the wealthiest entrepreneur is Ugandan businessman Sudhir Ruparelia with a net wealth of $900 million. He is the 18th richest person in Africa. The 56-year-old Kampala-based entrepreneur has interests in banking, real estate, hotel management and development.
The third richest person in the region is Kenyan Naushad Merali, whose wealth stands at $410 million.
Nigerians, South Africans and Egyptians dominated the top ten list of wealthiest people on the continent, with Aliko Dangote of Nigeria listed as the richest African at $12 billion.
Other rich people in the top ten include Nicky Oppenheimer & family, Johann Rupert &family, Christottel Wiese and Patrice Motsepe—all from South Africa. Others are Mohamed Mansour, Naguib Sawiris and Nassef Sawiris from Egypt, Mike Adenuga from Nigeria and Othman Benjelloun from Morrocco. Mr Bakhresa is said to have struck out on his own barely in his teens. Says the magazine: “Tanzania’s richest man, Said Salim Bakhresa, stopped school at age 14 to sell potato chips, then opened a small restaurant and then finally delved into grain milling. Today, his Bakhresa Group employs over 2,000 people and is Tanzania’s largest conglomerate.


large lifestyle broda..
 Call it Naijashowbiz..the twin brothers are living largeeeeeee..Well, for their Rwanda concert, they never flew first class, or business class but chose to charter a private jet from Naija to Rwanda. Chartering a private jet aint a boys affair...and their Rwanda concert was filled to capacity with over 50,000 people attending...It 49,000 more people than Senegalese Singer Akon's Nairobi concert...

Friday, December 14, 2012


Koffi with Clouds Media C.E.O Joseph Kusaga shortly after the arrival in Dar es salaam
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Monday, December 10, 2012


Many had written him off but 'Can a Young luo make money more' ? Louis Otieno is back at KTN as Prime Time news anchor. And with his new show 'Newsline' the former Citizen TV anchor is out to prove that journalism is in his genes.Louis had been jobless after being shown the door at K24 TV where he was a news anchor. He made news after he was suspected to have had a hand in the murder of a kplc employee.


Call her the Boss Lady, ZARI TLALE acquired the Lamboghini...And she is alraedy flaunting it in SA.


Former Ugandan socialite turned pastor, Shanitah Namuyimba aka Bad Black has finally made bail after she managed to raise the Shs100 million set by court last month. The former socialite had sought the court’s permission to fly to Dubai for surgery after her breast implant developed serious complications that needed immediate medical attention. With the help of her new mentor, singer Halima Namakula, Bad Black managed to get the $50,000 bail money and was released on Thursday evening. Bad Black has been sentenced to Luzira prison to serve a four year sentence over allegedly embezzling about $140 million from Daveshan Development Company Ltd, a real estate company, where she was a co-director and owned by her English fiancé Mr David Greenhalgh. Her ex, Meddie Sentongo is also serving an 18 month sentence at Luzira.
The former Bad girl of Kampala has now turned to God and calls herself Good Black.


Jackie Appiah
Star Actress Jackie Appiah’s regular donations to the sick, poor and needy in society has touched many hearts. Recently, during hr bithday celebrations she visited to the Oncology Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and shared gifts. The generous actress who has over the years celebrated her special day with the sick, poor and needy donated food items, drinks and toiletries to the children’s ward as a gesture to put smiles on the faces of the cancer-stricken children and their guardians.


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MANDLA Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, has been accused of roughing up a woman. Mandela and an unidentified man allegedly left Amanda Liwani stranded at a Qunu petrol station after Mandela allegedly twisted her arm and the other man grabbed her legs and dragged her out of her bakkie. She claims they also took her keys and driver's licence, and then drove off in her vehicle.Mandela denies the claims . He says Liwani's bakkie bumped his car as she tried to overtake him."She didn't stop . so we followed her to the filling station. That we assaulted her is not true," says Mandela.Liwani says when she reported the incident at Bityi police station an officer said he had apologized to Mandela on her behalf and gave her back her keys and license. Yesterday, she returned to the police station to open the case. - The Times


Narc Party leader Charity Ngilu with her supporters during the launch of her presidential bid at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi on September 2, 2012. Photo/BILLY MUTAI
Narc party leader Charity Ngilu on Monday ditched the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) for Jubilee coalition saying the former declined her request to hold joint presidential nomination."I have moved out of the ODM because they refused to accept my request to have a joint nomination to choose the coalition's flag-bearer," she said. Cord comprises of ODM, Wiper, Ford Kenya and 11 other parties whereas the Jubilee alliance has TNA, URP and UDF parties.
Ngilu accused Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka of betrayal in the pre-election pact. Mrs Ngilu said she was back to the TNA/URP/UDF coalition which brings together two Deputy Prime Ministers Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi and Eldoret North MP William Ruto.
Ngilu, who is also the Water minister said that she will seek presidential nomination in the Jubilee alliance.
While addressing supporters at Wote town in Makueni County, Ngilu said she was surprised that VP Musyoka has settled for the position of running mate in Cord.
"I will take on Uhuru and Mudavadi for the joint presidential nomination and not the running mate slot as what Kalonzo has opted for," she said.Ngilu also said Kenyans should brace themselves for tough polls on March 4, 2013."This is going to be one of the toughest elections since independence. It is going to be a battle that will separate the boys from men and girls from the women. It is not going to be child's play," she said.She also blamed the top leadership for heaping responsibilities of the 2008 post election violence on Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto."It is common knowledge that Uhuru and Ruto were acting for President Kibaki and the PM in matters they are accused of," she said."Why take the four when the real masterminds are free?" she asked. What was the reason for taking the four suspects to The Hague when the real culprits are free?" asked Ngilu.

Friday, December 7, 2012


isabel_dos_santos_not Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos  has bought a further 5 per cent of Portugal’s leading pay-TV and Internet provider Zon Multimedia from Spain’s Telefonica. The acquisition makes Dos Santos,  the entrepreneurial daughter of Angolan President,  the largest shareholder of Zon Multimedia; with her total share rising to 15 per cent. The move  was her second foray into the Portuguese market after she secured 9 per cent share in Portugal’s third-largest listed bank Banco BPI. According to  Bloomberg, Zon shares were up 2.9 per cent to 2.649 euros ($3.427 ) in early trade on Wednesday after the announcement of the deal that came late on Tuesday, sailing against the wind while Lisbon’s stock index was 0.5 per cent lower. Sources close to the deal said dos Santos paid Telefonica 2.5 euros per share in a transaction worth a total of 38 million euros ($49.2 million). Dos Santos, an avid investor and daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos,  Angola’s long-serving President, has been actively investing in Portugal. According to Nuno Milheiro, a trader at Dif Broker, “it is a strong investor at a tough time for Portugal in which any money coming in counts”.
Analysts believe cash from oil-rich Angola, a former colony of Portugal, could be pertinent in helping companies in the European country endure the shocks of recent deep recession as it implements tough austerity measures under a 78 billion euro  ($100.9 billion) EU/IMF bailout package. They also hinted at more mergers and acquisitions for Zon. Analysts lauded news of the acquisition, confirming the viability of the investor. Market experts have long argued that four telecom operators in a £mature market and recession-hit economy like Portugal” are a luxury. Zon and telecoms group Sonaecom are seen as the most likely candidates to form a joint outfit, thanks to the sizeable synergy savings and the advantages of jointly competing against former monopoly Portugal Telecom. Isabel dos Santos  is said to be worth at least $170 million  and is the richest woman in Angola. She is also said to have relevant interests in telecommunications, media, retail, finance and the energy industry, both in Angola and Portugal.