Author: Ronald Kabuubi

President Kenyatta urges SGR Contractor to observe completion timelines

President Kenyatta urges SGR Contractor to observe completion timelines

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, TECHNOLOGY
NAIROBI, Kenya  Kenay's President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the contractor of the transformational Nairobi-Naivasha SGR line to stick to the June 2019 completion timeline. President Kenyatta said he would like to use the SGR line next year on his way to Kajiado for Madaraka Day celebrations. “We want to ride on the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR on May 31 next year, and then go to Kajiado for Madaraka Day the next day,” said President Kenyatta. The President was speaking at Kyang’ombe (DK2 Project Site) in Nairobi where he witnessed the installation of bridge girders across the Nairobi National Park which is a critical part of the ongoing extension of the SGR line. The 120km stretch was launched in October 2016 and will traverse five counties namely Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, N
President Museveni emphasizes regional integration

President Museveni emphasizes regional integration

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
JINJA, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has had an interface with Senior Army Officers on pertinent national, regional and international issues. The interface took place last evening at the Jinja-based Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka, which is UPDF’s highest institution of learning in the country. The interface featured the fielding of questions from Senior Army Officers to the President as the 40 Officers from Uganda, other East African countries and South Africa, concluded their 47-week course. It was observed the East African integration would lend the region a strong bargaining power in terms of trade and ensuring prosperity of the people as well as providing strategic defence. "The first issue about integration is prosperity and the market. There is no
Kenyan First Lady Margaret roots for increased support for SOS Children’s villages

Kenyan First Lady Margaret roots for increased support for SOS Children’s villages

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
ELDORET, Kenya Kenays's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for enhanced support for SOS Children’s villages in the country, saying they play a crucial role in caring for needy children. The First Lady applauded the SOS villages, in Kenya and across the world, for ensuring that children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care always have a place to call home. “As Patron, I encourage more partnerships, more friends and ambassadors to join in and support the great work we see here today,” she said. The First Lady – who has been a patron of the SOS Children’s villages in Kenya since 2013 – was speaking today when she presided over celebrations to mark the International SOS Founder’s Day at the Eldoret SOS village in Uasin Gishu County. She commended Dr. Hermann Gmeiner,
Edo State Rocketbull Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament 2018

Edo State Rocketbull Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament 2018

AFRICA, SPORTS
LAGOS, NigeriaThe third edition of RocketBull Schools Rugby Tournament took center stage on Thursday 21 June 2018 at Emotan College in the Ancient Royal City of Benin City. PRIMARY SCHOOLS In the Primary Schoos Tournament, Prison Staff Primary School defeated Iyogbe Primary School 10-0 to cart away the Shield. Master Amobi Junior of Iyogbe Primary School however won the Most Valuable Player award, while Master Arebamen Kenneth scored 4 Tries to win the Top Try Scorers award. SECONDARY GIRLS The Girls Secondary Schools category saw a highly determined Idia Collage dethrone the host and former champions Emotan College by 10-5 in a thrilling final match. Miss Osarieme Igodaro who captained the Idia Collage team was adjudged the Most Valuable female Player. SECONDAR...
Zambia Rugby League, only 4 games to go

Zambia Rugby League, only 4 games to go

AFRICA, SPORTS
LUSAKA, ZambiaAs the Zambia Rugby League enters week 14 today and only 4 games to go, the atmosphere has gotten tense for title contenders. Diggers Rugby Club of Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province travel to Lusaka to take on defending Champions Red Arrows Rugby Club at the Yotam Muleya Stadium in the showgrounds. Both teams have got everything to play for and the winner of this game stands high chance of scooping the coverted league trophy Diggers Head Coach Lawrence Njovu (who is also Zambia Rugby 15s Head Coach) will be facing Red Arrows Head Coach Mwamba Chishimba (who is also Zambia Rugby 15s Assistant Coach). Red Arrows have been Zambian Rugby Champions for the past 5 consecutive seasons after dislodging their opponents in today's encounter Diggers Rugby Club. ...
Deputy Minister Magwanishe to lead investment mission to India

Deputy Minister Magwanishe to lead investment mission to India

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South AfricaThe Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe will lead a mission to India as part of goverments investment attraction drive in the pharmaceutical sector. Magwanishe will be meeting with leading companies in the pharmaceutical sector in the Indian cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad in an effort to attract them to invest and expand their presence in. South Africa. India’s pharmaceutical is ranked 3rd globally and the invetment mission is strategic in terms of our industrial policy objrectives of building a manufacturing capability as a worlld class hub for the African Continent. The mission is targeted to pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumables and will also vsit major hubs, knowlegde and techonilogy centres. Accor
DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

AFRICA, ASIA, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South Africa The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, has instructed the department to work with the Chinese authorities to release passports of South African Citizens who are stranded in China as as result of a Visa Scam so that they can come back to South Africa as soon as possible. According to SA Embassy in Beijing fifty one (51) young South Africans were enticed by an agent to travel to China on a study visa while planning to work as English teachers. The promise was that they would get their work visas upon arrival in the country which never materialized. While in China on study visas they started working which was in contravention of the immigration laws of the Republic of China. “Our Embassy in Beijing is liaising with the Chinese autho
President Kenyatta at forefront in narrowing down differences between South Sudan leaders

President Kenyatta at forefront in narrowing down differences between South Sudan leaders

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SOUTH SUDAN
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta was today among IGAD leaders who helped to narrow down the differences between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice President Riek Machar, in an effort to restore peace in the Africa’s youngest nation. President Kiir met for the first time, face to face with his former vice President Riek Machar, two years after their fallout. The two leaders met and shook hands as a sign to cessation of hostilities at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Kenya has been at the forefront in efforts aimed at revitalizing the South Sudan peace process since the breakout of civil war in 2013 when President Kiir differed with his then deputy, Riek Machar. The two leaders d