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Dr Stella Nyanzi sent back to Luzira Prison

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   By Ronald Kabuubi/KMAUPDATES. 25th April, 2017 Kampala, Uganda:  Makerere University Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has been sent back to Luzira Prisons by a Kampala Court. Nyanzi was further remanded to Luzira Prisons by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, James Eremye Mawanda. until May 10, 2017 pending hearing of her bail application tomorrow (Wednesday) by Justice Elizabeth Kabanda. Nyanzi is facing two counts of cyber harassment and Computer misuse. State Prosecution asked for Examination of Nyanzi mental status. Nyanzi who was arrested early April is charged for insulting Uganda’s President Museveni using the Internet termed as misuse of the Computer. State Attorney Jonathan Mugwanya has since said that there was concrete evidence that the academician was a

Angry parents blocked from accessing fire gutted school

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  By Ronald Kabuubi/KMAUPDATES 24th April,2017 Kampala,Uganda. Angry parents, guardians nearly fought the Police and School authorities for blocking them from entering  Mother Majeri Preparatory School in Kirinya that gutted fire  last night. The parents had stormed the School to check on their children if they were not injured in the fire that burnt the School. The Police said  it was beyond midnight and were asked to come back this morning. The parents were not convinced by Mr Mutebi Julius Nsubuga, the Mayor of Kira Municipality.They tasked him to explain about the Causalities that were seen in Ambulances being taken to different hospitals. Mutebi insisted that no one was injured  but all this fell on deaf ears o attracting even more anger from the parents saying Mu

Samsung Corporate Citizenship aims further by improving access to education through Digital Transformation

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 24, 2017/ -- In keeping with Samsung’s (www.Samsung.com) goal to enrich and transform lives through digital technology, the electronics giant today reiterated its commitment to advancing access to technology in education across Africa. Speaking at the Samsung Africa Forum 2017, Ms. Sthembile Shabangu, head of Public Relations and Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics, Africa Office notes: “In today’s digital era, any community, especially disadvantaged areas, will benefit from hands-on experience with technology. Our aim is to make sure that every African child has access to education, no matter where they are – be it in a rural area lacking infrastructure or perhaps in an existing infrastructure that lacks educational res

Maiden investment into CAL Bank in Ghana by Arise set to advance economic growth

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Arise, a collaborative partnership between international companies, Norfund, FMO and Rabobank take and manage minority stakes in Sub-Saharan African Financial Service Providers (FSPs) CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 14, 2017/ -- The recent acquisition of a 27.7 % stake in CAL Bank in Ghana by newly formed investment company, Arise (www.AriseInvest.com) is set to boost the banking sector in the country. The shareholding in CAL Bank was acquired by Arise from DPI, a leading Africa-focused private equity firm with assets in excess of US$1 billion under management. Settlement is to be effected on 14 February 2017. Arise, a collaborative partnership between international companies, Norfund, FMO and Rabobank take and manage minority stakes in Sub-Saharan African...

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017 to take place in Kenya for the first time

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BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 6, 2017/ -- The Pan-African meeting of SMEs managers, entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives convened by EMRC (www.EMRC.be), will take place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture. Highlights of the AFIF 2017 official agenda (http://APO.af/y28Bux): 2-day training “Scaling an Entrepreneurial Venture” for entrepreneurs to provide the tools to present a business plan to potential investors and access to finance. (13-14 February) (http://APO.af/ta9FWO); Panel discussions with top experts, including speakers from several international organisations such as the Internati

The World Communication Forum Association Names APO Wire as Official Newswire Service for World Communication Forum 2017

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 31, 2017/ -- The World Communication Forum Association (WCFA) (www.WCFA.ch) announced today it has named APO Wire (www.APO-opa.com) as the Official Newswire for the Geneva World Communication Forum 2017 (www.ForumDavos.com), a unique platform for a global meeting of influencers of the worldwide communications industry, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, during the week of 13-17 March 2017. The Geneva World Communication Forum provides a prestigious conference uniting a great number of experts worldwide – owners and managing partners of PR consultancies, ministers of communications, foreign ministers, public diplomacy representatives, chief communications officers and senior managers in PR and communications, seasoned practitioners i

Morocco deal to hold Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), Africa Chapter, in Marrakesh from 29-31 October 2017

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2017/ -- Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO of Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) (www.AIMCongress.com) Organizing Committee, signed today a strategic MoU with HE Ahmed Akhchichine, President of Marrakech-Safi region, Kingdom of Morocco to organise Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) - Africa Chapter, in Marrakesh on 29-31 October 2017 under the theme “The Future Investment Landscape of Africa: Sustainable Investment through Innovation and Partnership”. The MoU was signed along number of officials from the Annual Investment Meeting and Marrakech Safi. By the virtue of this agreement, Marrakech will be the first to host Annual Investment Meeting outside the UAE, so that AIM can drive direct international investments to the continent and other

WEF Building Africa: Industrialisation key to Africa’s economic transformation

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DAVOS, Switzerland, January 18, 2017/ -- Industrialisation is key to making Africa a force to be reckoned with, but without power and infrastructure this will remain a mere dream. On this Building Africa debate CNBC Africa is joined by panellists consisting of Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN; Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria and Siyabonga Gama, CEO, Transnet to discuss what is needed from power to hospitals to roads and technology.