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contents FEBRUARY - APRIL 2009 TAKE ME HOME! THIS COPY OF msafi ri IS YOURS TO KEEP – FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS HABARI 16 Habari is Swahili for ' information' or ' inspiration', and that's exactly what you'll fi nd in this section. Turn to page 16 for a full contents list FEATURES 54 OBAMA SPECIAL Local hero and global icon; Obama's victory belongs to the world, but has special signifi cance for Kenyans 62 KENYA GETAWAYS Weekend breaks Just a few of Kenya's cultural and natural highlights 66 MOTORING Africa's iconic cars Find out which are the cars that defi ne the continent 70 PORTFOLIO Contemporary art A portrait of three of Kenya's up and coming contemporary artists 76 TECHNOLOGY Solar power A round- up of the latest solar technologies available in Africa 82 ACCOMMODATION Dubai The pick of the pillows in the ever expanding Emirate 92 FOOTBALL Global fans survey What Africans really think about football 98 BUSINESS TRAVELLERS' GUIDE Paris Things you need to know as a business traveller in Paris 106 SIMPLY SENEGAL Pick of the best Some hand- picked highlights from this enigmatic country 118 BUSINESS Riding out the storm How is Africa faring in the global recession? 128 FICTION Poison Henrietta Rose- Innes' story, shortlisted for the Caine Prize SAFARI NJEMA 147 KENYA AIRWAYS NEWS The latest from the Pride of Africa 152 COOL KIDS Incredible machines 156 HEALTHY HOLIDAY On your bike in Malawi 162 FLYING BLUE KQ's frequent fl yer programme 164 ROUTE MAPS Our increasing choice of destinations PLUS In- fl ight information, staying fresh and relaxed, KQ contacts and route maps. Turn to page 147 for a full contents list msafi ri 6 SECTION FRANÇAISE Un choix d'articles traduits pour nos passagers francophones 171 BIENVENUE Un message de notre Président Directeur Général 172 HABARI Découverez Nairobi et la Coupe du Monde de 2010 176 SPÉCIAL OBAMA Barack: notre héros 180 VOYAGES Votre guide rapide de Paris 184 LE SÉNÉGAL Hauts lieux culturels et historiques 106 92 ON THE COVER Barack Obama on the campaign trail. Photography by Rick Friedman/ Corbis 98 82 62 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE 174 30 45 GIUGLIO GIL/ HEMIS/ PHOTOLIBRARY