Kenya’s Supreme Court Ruling and Steps to Democracy

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Growing up and living in three African countries — Zambia, Nigeria, and Kenya — has given me the unique opportunity to have lived through the different regimes and government types, and I have been a witness to the steps African countries in general, and Kenya specifically, have taken in the […]

Running Toward Zero: First Lady of Kenya Speaks at Thunderbird

By Guest Writer, Faduma-Dhool Mohamed (MAGAM ’17, Kenya) Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, has captured the hearts of Kenyans, the rest of the world, and now those of the students at Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is not only a mother to three children of her own, […]

The Amani ya Juu “Ubuntu” Experience

By: A. Jeanene Medley, 2015 MBA Candidate Ubuntu, “I am because we are, and since we are, therefore, I am.” Professor Babarinde emphasized this Zulu word and its meaning in my Regional Business Environment: Sub-Saharan Africa course this past spring trimester. It describes the communal mindset found throughout African countries.  I was able to experience […]

Kenya post Westgate – Panel Discussion

By Barry Nyauke ’13 On September 21, 2013, the world’s attention was captured by a brazen attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Members of Al Shabaab, a Somali Islamist militant group, laid siege on the mall with military grade weapons leaving at least 67 dead and close to 200 injured. The Thunderbird Community converged […]

Tea Talk!

The Thunderbird Chinese Entrepreneur Network (CEN) held their first ever Tea Talk event this past Thursday, February 28th, co-sponsored by China Club. It was an evening filled with culture, business, and of course, tea! The event found its name from the Chinese tradition of discourse and information exchange accompanied by a traditional service of tea; […]

TEM Lab Opportunity: Spring TEM Lab project confirmed in Kenya

TEM Lab has confirmed a project with Lesiolo Grain Handlers Ltd. (LGHL) in Nakuru, Kenya. Nakuru is Kenya’s “second city”. This is an operations management project. Lesiolo is expanding its business to accommodate new grain imports due to a relaxation of government restrictions. They need Thunderbird’s assistance to streamline their commodity import system and help […]