NAMUGOGO, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda will forever remember the contribution made by former President of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, in the liberation of the country. “By observing the 1st of June each year, we, the Uganda government with the support of the Catholic Church, are signifying our appreciation to Mwalimu,” he said. The President was this morning among pilgrims from Tanzania led by Mama Maria Nyerere and are in the country for the Julius Nyerere Day that is observed on 1st June and for the annual Uganda Martyrs’ Day celebrations to be held on Sunday 3rd June 2018. The Nyerere Day that was first started in Musoma Diocese in Tanzania has been set aside annually by the Government of Uganda to pray at Namugongo Basilica f
LOME, Togo Africa's Pan African bank , Eco Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to help save the planet by supporting the World Environment Day. Management and Staff will plant tress across all its 33 branches in Africa. The Bank Management will also donate garden implements to local authorities to help nurture and grow planted seedlings. Deforestation has destroyed between 3.5 billion and 7 billion tress annually.To counter this, Ecobank’s charitable tree planting initiative, "Planting today. Protecting tomorrow", illustrates the bank’s firm belief that its long-term success is intertwined with the sustainable development of the economies, societies and environment in which it operates. As a pan-African bank we strive to give back to our communities, to society and to t
KIGALI, RwandaThe Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) is delighted to announce and welcome United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture as sponsors. UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa’s development by implementing the YAS! portal-platform. YAS! is aimed at putting Africa’s youth at the centre of the continent’s development based on access to resources, opportunities, an ecosystem of stakeholders, and funding. The East Africa activation of the YAS! portal-platform will kick off in Kigali at AIS. As part of this activation of YAS! UNDP is calling on East and Southern Africa’s youth to present their innovations to help end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people everywhere enjoy peace and prosperity. These objectives are in li
DAR ES SALAAM, TanzaniaAfrican migration could boost growth and positively transform the structure of the continent’s economy according to UNCTAD’s 2018 Economic Development in Africa Report: Migration for Structural Transformation. The report is packed with new data that may surprise people with a negative impression of Africans migration. Historically and in-line with established trends, most African migrants move within the continent: in 2017 19 million international migrants moved within Africa and 17 million Africans left the continent – but the gap is narrowing. Africa is also a migration destination for 5.5 million people who came from outside the continent. The report follows the stories of Mamadou and Ramatoulaye from Senegal, and Afwerki from Ethiopia. While they
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania The United nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers in Mali. More than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop and Police contributing countries who serve under the blue flag are expected to attend alongside more than 15,000 International and National Civilian Staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers. In his message to mark the Day, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will spend the Day with United Nations Peacekeepers in Mali “to express my solidarity with colleagues facing high casualties and enormous volatility.” This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of UN Peacekeeping, the flagship enterprise of the Organization described by the Secretary-General as “a prov
KAMPALA, Uganda Former speaker of the East African Legislative assembly has warned local politicians against intrigue which is costing good service to the voters. This follows last Fridays ruling in Arusha where Zziwa won a case in which she challenged her removal from office. Court ruled that Ms. Zziwa was illegally removed from office and should be awarded 140,000 USD in costs (549m shs) with legal costs of six percent of 200,00 USD (747m shs) and that all legislation passed in her absence as speaker for two years was null and void. Margeret Zziwa is urging politicians to focus on the fullfillment of thier manifestos than engaging in actvities that may cost thier countries money.
PRETORIA, South Africa A week-long Trade and Investment Mission to Kenya and Tanzania organised by Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has yielded good leads for two South African companies and given others a chance to meet with potential investors and partners in the East African markets. The Head of Business Development for the East African Region at Tractionel Enterprise, Mr Mawethu Ngubo said as specialists in electrical infrastructure on railways and substation, they have managed to put together an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) initiative in Kenya which will open a lot of doors for the company. “The same thing happened in Tanzania with companies who are locally-based and already have a strong footprint in the market. In terms of selling the servic
PRETORIA, South Africa The republic of Tanzania and South Africa have encouraged the business sector from both countries to commit to and utilise some of the agreements signed by their respective governments in order to find it easy to operate in the continent. The discussion took place during the Trade and Investment Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). According to the High Commissioner of South Africa to Tanzania, Mr Thami Mseleku, it is a well-known fact that South Africa is open for investment, and that President Cyril Ramaphosa has given missions a task to ensure that African investors are encouraged to invest in South Africa and the rest of the continent. “The new diplomatic relations that were forme