EAST AFRICA

President Kenyatta wraps up CHOGM Summit

President Kenyatta wraps up CHOGM Summit

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta  has wrapped up his second Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with an attendance at an exclusive retreat at the Windsor Castle where leaders spoke frankly about issues that are a priority for their nations and for the commonwealth as a group. The President, who arrived in London on Monday, has attended high level forums being held at the sidelines of the commonwealth summit where he has marketed Kenya as a preferred investment destination. The President has held meetings with the UK leadership including Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Queen Elizabeth presided over the CHOGM leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday. She also hosted the leaders for dinner on Thursday.
Uganda Commonwealth team arrives at Entebbe International Airport

Uganda Commonwealth team arrives at Entebbe International Airport

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, SPORTS
Uganda's First Lady and Minister of Education and sports H.E Janet Museveni has arrived at  Entebbe International Airport to welcome the Ugandan Athletes Commonwealth Team. It should be remembered that this is the first time in history that Uganda has won three Gold medals in the Commonwealth games. Uganda has also been been ranked the fourth in Africa, while it emerged 15th position out of the 25 countries that participated in the events, at Gold Coast, Australia. "This is the beginning of everything." remarks Mr. John Bosco Onyik, chairperson of National Council of Sports  Former Police Spokespersons Asan Kasinje applauded the team: We are proud of our team. We must therefore, invest more in sports, so that we boast them to bring more medals even from the Olympics,"
Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan – UNICEF

Hundreds of children released from armed groups in South Sudan – UNICEF

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SOUTH SUDAN
YAMBIO, South SudanMore than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from the ranks of armed groups in the coming months. The first release of children took place in Yambio Town in early February, where more than 300 children were released to return to their families, or to UNICEF-supported care centres. This latest release of a further 207 children continues that effort and took place in a rural community called Bakiwiri, about an hour’s drive from Yambio, in Western Equatoria State. “No child should ever have to pick up a weapon and fight” said Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan. “For every child released, toda
African cities tackle food and nutrition security challenges

African cities tackle food and nutrition security challenges

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA
DURBAN, South AfricaMore than half of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) population could be living in urban areas by 2050 posing huge challenges for poor towns and cities, which already face challenges such as poverty and inequalities. These are coupled with growing levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in a context of high vulnerability to climate change. In preparation for the challenges attendant to rapid urbanization, some SSA local authorities have started implementing initiatives that improve food security and nutrition through ‘city to city’ collaboration and South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). These initiatives will see all actors in the food chain, including, consumers, producers, processors, traders and retailers, acquiring new skills and opportunities through th
UNHCR  provides  safe and dependable water supply to 41,000 residents in Jonglei

UNHCR provides safe and dependable water supply to 41,000 residents in Jonglei

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA
BOR, South Sudan With the gripping water shortage Pervading South Sudan, the United Nations high Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has handed over a water reservoir (Hafir) to the community in Jonglei State to provide safer, accessible and more reliable water to more that 41,000 residents in the six villages surrounding Bor town, the capital of Jonglei. The hafir, the local name for water reservoir, is a small lake constructed in low lying areas to allow water to be stored during rainfall events and used for domestic water supply and for agricultural purposes in rural areas. UNHCR is working closely with different partners and local authorities to make a positive difference Ayen Alier, a resident, and a mother of four children, is happy about the new hafir.
President Museveni, Prince William discuss wildlife conservation, youth in development

President Museveni, Prince William discuss wildlife conservation, youth in development

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
London United Kingdom Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at the Buckingham Palace in London during which they discussed wildlife conservation and the role of the youth in development. The President who was accompanied by his daughter Ms. Patience Museveni Rwabwogo arrived in the United Kingdom, ahead of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of State and Governments meeting that officially opens today April 19, 2018. He was received at the privately owned Luton International Airport by the Queens’ representative Col. Chris Sharwood-Smith and driven direct to the palace for the meeting with the Duke. Prince William has made wildlife crime and conservation a personal cause and has lobbied Presidents around the world to streng
Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya’s goal to achieve universal healthcare. "Universal healthcare is part of the big four pillar agenda to deliver better lives for Kenyans, which the Jubilee Government has committed to."He said The Big Four Pillars at the core of President Kenyatta’s agenda during his second term are food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare for all Speaking at a Global Malaria Summit in London, the President noted that malaria prevalence rate in Kenya has been reduced from 11 percent to eight percent thanks to continued targeted malaria interventions. “I am committed to beating malaria in Kenya, the Commonwealth and b
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