Busoga community has a new king

By Metro Correspondent

The Busoga Chiefs’ Royal Council, that brings together the kingdom’s hereditary leaders of the 11 traditional counties elected Prince William Nadiope Gabula IV as the Kyabazinga-elect of Busoga kingdom at the weekend.


Why Eastleigh is the melting pot of regional cultures

By Metro Reporter
Eastleigh, a commercial hub on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, is widely known as small Mogadishu due to the huge number of Somali immigrants inhabiting the town.


Enterprising Palestinian blind teacher

Many able-bodied Kenyans would choose not to engage in productive activities siting lack of enough funds, time, energy, or past failures.  Perhaps, they could learn a lesson of from Mahmoud Taha, a 61-year-old visually-impaired Palestinian teacher, who  produces beautiful pieces of furniture, mainly made of bamboo, at his  workshop in Al-Ala'iya school for visually-impaired children in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.


The magic of 3-D artwork

Art is defined as the creative activity resulting in the production of paintings, drawings, or sculpture. It is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Art, undoubtedly, grabs the attention of almost everyone. It does not matter the surface or material it is displayed on. 


Soapstone handicraft

Artists at work with soapstones at  the popular African Heritage Design Company in Nairobi. Most soapstones are mined in Kisii  region, and the process of delivering finished products to customers involves carving, washing, dyeing, polishing, incising, polishing and packaging.  (Xinhua/Meng Chenguang and Li Jing)