PRETORIA, South AfricaThe Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has noted the judgement of Matojane J in the matter of SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Others v The SABC, the Minister of Communications and Others regarding the Minister’s powers to appoint executive members of the SABC. At the outset, the Minister regrets the non-appearance of the department’s legal representatives at court as this borders on unethical conduct and disrespect for the court. Our focus is to ensure that we build a financially sustainable, professional and leading public broadcaster in content and technology that will be an asset of the people The Minister has requested the Office of the State Attorney who has taken full responsibility for the non-appearance, to provide
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaThe Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) condemns the ongoing clashes between the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) and Government of Sudan forces as well as inter-tribal violence in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur. The civilian population continues to bear the brunt of this unnecessary violence, which has led to the burning down of villages, causing high numbers of civilian injury and death, and the displacement of nearly 9,000 people. It is unacceptable that the Government of Sudan has repeatedly prevented the African Union/United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and humanitarian actors from accessing the areas of conflict and displaced populations. The Troika strongly urges the Government of Sudan to ...
LONDON, United KingdomOngoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are the regions economic powerhouses and are enjoying a period of significant economic growth – their Gross Domestic Products are forecast to grow by between 5.2% and 8.5% this year – supported by ongoing reforms and the improvement in commodity prices which has driven up export revenues. Much of the region is reliant on agricultural crops and commodities for export earnings, but continued economic optimism looks assured. The combined effects of further export diversification, improvements in infrastructure, industrialisation, major oil discoveries,
NAIROBI,Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged 13 newly appointed envoys to promote friendly, broad and solid partnerships with all the countries they have been accredited to. He told the new ambassadors and High Commissioners to go beyond the routine diplomatic relations and seek greater opportunities that create jobs and training opportunities for the youth and greater markets for value-added agricultural commodities from Kenya. President Kenyatta told the new diplomats to leverage on their knowledge and understanding of our country to promote the Big Four agenda that focuses on manufacturing, universal healthcare, affordable housing and food security. The Head of State spoke at State House, Nairobi where he hosted the new envoys to a luncheon before bidding them f
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has assured the Nation of government’s robust capacity created in the last 50 years to guarantee the security of Uganda. “All criminals, including those hiding in Congo, will pay for their sins,” he vowed. The President was this afternoon delivering his address to Parliament in Kampala on the State of Security in Uganda and measures to be adopted in order to wipe out completely the vice. President Museveni told the August House that several measures have been identified and include, among others, the order issued to finger-print all fire-arms in the country. He said this will enable the security organs to easily identify the gun us
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's national rugby team, the Simbas have named five uncapped players in the squad that will play in the team’s opening Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixture away to Morocco in Casablanca on Saturday 23rd June. Kenya U20 international Edmund Anya starts this match at wing with Kabras Sugar’s Colman Were starting at hooker. The Homeboyz trio of Mohammed Omollo, Zedden Marrow and Max Kang’eri all start from the bench. Overall, there are four changes to the side that started last month’s 34-16 Elgon Cup away win over Uganda with Were slotting in ahead of Peter Karia who is relegated to the bench while Philip Ikambili, normally deployed as a hooker starts at open side flank taking the place of Elkeans Musonye who does not travel to Morocco. Biko Adema starts at fullback
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of CongoThe Congolese Rugby Federation has decided to launch an innovative experience to attract players to the sport as an extension of the Get into Rugby scheme, which has already seen success in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in Kinshasa. The initiative is called Foot-Rugby, which combines football training (for one hour) with one hour of rugby. The same team gets together to play their usual sport and to try out rugby. In the end, the players who find that they have a skill for rugby will be sure to stick with rugby and other players will be able to carry on with their original sport. This experience will be followed by Basket-Rugby, Volleyball-Rugby, Handball and athletics FECORUGBY has already signed up 123 young people ...
POINTE-NOIRE, MauritiusGE Power has announced that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology. The company has now installed over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Leslie Nelson, CEO, GE’s Gas Power business, Sub-Saharan Africa said, “This milestone is a testimony of our commitment to providing power solutions to meet the growing energy needs in many countries in the region ahead of other OEMs. Our regional operations are led by an expert African team. Our flexible and modular energy solutions respond to the ever-changing needs of the communities where we work and live. Our ability to partner with independ