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2015 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award

Congratulations to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) for winning the 2015 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award for the Middle East and Africa region.

The UNECA, which was founded in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, has a mandate  to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

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Passion for Print Leads Kenya’s The Star to Invest in its Future

Back in March, The Star of Kenya was getting ready for a big change. Or in the words of the paper’s publisher and managing editor, William Pike, “It was a month of mad cap change.” As an upstart publisher in Kenya, -- the first edition launched in 2007—The Star is today one of the most popular daily newspapers in an extremely competitive market. It stands out from older rivals with its fiercely independent and outspoken style, delivering a mix of entertainment and lifestyle stories, along with a generous serving of politics.

But like many newspapers, The Star is also balancing the reality that its readers are increasingly consuming content online. “We understand that there is a digital revolution, and we have built a strong web presence that attracts over 2 million unique visitors. At the same time, our strategy is to keep print alive by running a high quality, low-cost operation. We see a strong future under this model.” 

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