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Ecobank shareholders approve resolutions as Chairman hails improved outlook

Ecobank shareholders approve resolutions as Chairman hails improved outlook

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LOME, TogoEcobank Transnational Incorporated, parent of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, has concluded its 30th Annual General Meeting in Lomé, Togo. Our digitisation strategy is rapidly yielding results that are putting Ecobank firmly on its path to becoming the digital bank of choice across its pan African territories Shareholders welcomed Ecobank’s return to profit for the year to 31 December 2017 as they approved all the resolutions at the AGM, which included the ratification of the co-option of Messrs. Monish Dutt, Brian Kennedy and David O’Sullivan as Directors. They are nominees of the International Finance Corporation, Nedbank Group and Qatar National Bank respectively. The firms Deloitte and Touch
Rugby Africa officially unveils a new logo

Rugby Africa officially unveils a new logo

AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS, UGANDA
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaRugby Africa will kick start its first matches of the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup with the defending champion, Namibia, facing  Uganda at home while Zimbabwe, led by their new coach and former Springbok star, Peter De Villiers, will play the Moroccan challengers. As a reminder, the winners of the tournament will take on, amongst others, their big brother, South Africa, on September 28, 2019 at the Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. To mark the start of this countdown, Rugby Africa is officially unveiling the new competition logo. Rugby Africa's Managing Director, Coralie van den Berg, says: "Promoting our events with a new branding identity is a logical step forward as we evolve. We now have seven international competitions that are widely ac
U.S. Salutes Ethiopia’s Health Heroes in Leading Efforts to Beat Malaria

U.S. Salutes Ethiopia’s Health Heroes in Leading Efforts to Beat Malaria

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaThe United States of America has expressed gratitude towards its partnership with Ethiopians in  their fight against Malaria " We salute Ethiopia’s health heroes: doctors, nurses, community health workers, lab technicians, mosquito sprayers, pharmacists, researchers, drivers, warehouse workers, data entry specialists and many more  who work every day to safeguard health, prevent illness and assist those in need." reads the letter When a young child wakes up lethargic and feverish in many rural communities, mothers often turn to health extension workers who use a rapid finger stick test to see if malaria parasites are present in the child’s blood. And if the test is positive, health workers administer an antimalarial treatment so the child can recove
President Kenyatta asks counties to embrace prudent use of resources.

President Kenyatta asks counties to embrace prudent use of resources.

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
Kakamega, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked governors to prudently utilize resources allocated to the devolved units to ensure Kenyans receive efficient and effective services. The President emphasized that all the revenue collected at the national and county government levels through taxation must be put into proper use, saying the move will bolster achievement of the Big Four Agenda.. He said corruption, lethargy and sloth in the two tiers of government will not be tolerated and those engaging in the vices will have to carry their own cross. “We must, therefore, be prudent: every cent of revenue collected must return maximum impact on the welfare of taxpayers,” said President Kenyatta during the opening of the 5th Devolution Conference at Kakamega High School, tod
President Kenyatta launches Ksh 50 billion programmes to boost service delivery in counties

President Kenyatta launches Ksh 50 billion programmes to boost service delivery in counties

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
Kakamega,  Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched two programmes that will see the National Government inject Ksh 50 billion as performance based conditional grants to boost the capacity of county governments to deliver quality services to Kenyans. The President announced the launch of the Kenya Devolution Support Programme and the Kenya Urban Support Programme in a speech delivered during the opening of the 5th Annual Devolution Conference in Kakamega. “Both, combined, will inject Ksh 50 billion into your county governments, to help you build and improve the systems that support your staff, and your delivery of services,” the President told county governments. He added: “Just like us in the National Government, you must also strive to perform to the very highest standar
Immunization partners launch week-long campaign across Africa

Immunization partners launch week-long campaign across Africa

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo The World Health Organization in the African Region, in collaboration with UNICEF, African Union and other partners, has  launched the eighth African Vaccination Week (AVW).The week long campaign from 23 to 29 April 2018 under the theme: ’Vaccines work, Do your part!,’  will raise awareness of the need and right of everyone, particularly children and women, to be protected from diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. It will also draw attention to the progress that has been made to ensure access to basic life-saving vaccinations across the continent. “The African Region has made commendable progress towards improving access to vaccines. African Heads of State and Government committed to investing more in immunization services and ensurin
IGP Okoth Ochola Promotes Police’s Common Wealth Gold Medalists

IGP Okoth Ochola Promotes Police’s Common Wealth Gold Medalists

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, SPORTS
  Uganda's Inspector General of Police ( IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has promoted the Uganda police athletes that represented Uganda at the Gold Coast Common Wealth Games in Australia. SPC Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals in 5000 and 10000 meters has been regarded to the police constable and then appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police in addition to a token of Ten Million Shilling. Special Police Constable (SPC) Stella Chesang who won gold medal in 10000 meters women has also re-graded to Police Constable and appointed to the rank of Inspector of Police also with a token of five millions. SPC Chelengat Mercyline who won bronze medal in 10000 meters was also re-graded to the rank of police constable and appointed to the rank of Assistant Inspector of poli...
Ecobank launches Fintech Challenge competition for African start-ups

Ecobank launches Fintech Challenge competition for African start-ups

AFRICA, BUSINESS
  LOME, TogoEcobank , the leading pan African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter its Ecobank Fintech Challenge. Now in its second year, the initiative gives African start-ups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. Ecobank is currently welcoming submissions from all start ups and developers in any of Africa’s 54 countries to enter its 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge at http://EcobankFintech.com 10 Finalists will be selected to participate in an Awards and Innovation Fair at the global headquarters of Ecobank in Lomé, Togo in July 2018. Following a series of pitches from the finalists, a panel of judges will select the top three winner
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