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
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
MAPUTO, Mozambique Seychelles Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure has said that the two countries have agreed to boost their bilateral cooperation as they share many similarities and could benefit from their respective comparative advantages as neighbors sharing the same ocean space. Ambassador Faure spoke to the local press at the end of bilateral talks with Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Minister José Condugua Antonio Pacheco. The latter, in thanking Seychelles for the visit, added: "We have agreed to start negotiations for the signing of a General Cooperation Agreement and an Agreement for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, amongst many other areas that had been mutually identified." The Seychelles delegation t
MAPUTO, Mozambique: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has rooted for the establishment of non-profit medical facilities to boost access to specialized treatment for Kenyans suffering from heart diseases, especially those from disadvantaged families. Speaking after visiting the Maputo Heart Institute, a non-profit facility where 90 percent of the operations are done free of charge for the poor and disadvantage communities, the First Lady expressed the need for similar institutions in Kenya to complement the services offered by public and private hospitals. The Maputo Heart Institute, established in 2001 with support from four European Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), trains Mozambicans locally to reduce dependency on foreign doctors. It also conducts research to establish prevalence of ...
MAPUTO, Mozambique: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and host President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique have agreed to deepen trade and political ties to grow both countries. After the routine presentation of a bouquet of flowers at both the airport and his hotel, President Kenyatta was driven to the Presidential complex in Maputo, where formal reception ceremonies, tête-à-tête with President Nyusi, bilateral talks accompanied by his ministerial delegation, were held. After the talks, the leaders witnessed the signing of two broad agreements covering political and economic cooperation – which will be the heart of closer cooperation between the southern African Portuguese-speaking country and the east African economic giant. President Kenyatta sees the two agreements as the kick-s
MAPUTO, Mozambique: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta was greeted with full military honours when he arrived in Mozambique at the start of a historic State Visit dubbed ‘linking the Swahili Coast from Maputo to Lamu’. The visit is geared towards promoting trade, bilateral relations and the blue economy as well as people to people interaction. The plane carrying the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta touched down at the Maputo International Airport shortly after 12.00 noon (Kenyan time). President Kenyatta was received at the airport by Mozambican Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister José Condungua Pacheco, before heading to the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Mozambique where President Nyusi formally received him with an elaborate reception complete with
NEW YORK, United States of America: Mozambican authorities should launch a credible investigation into the abduction and assault of Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Three unidentified gunmen yesterday abducted Salema outside the headquarters of the National Union of Journalists (SNJ) in the capital, Maputo, beat him with their AK-47 assault rifles, and left him unconscious along the Maputo Ring Road, according to news reports. Children who witnessed the attack alerted an adult who then transported Salema to a private hospital in the city, according to the news website Club of Mozambique. Salema sustained fractures to his arm and legs, according
MAPUTO, Mozambique: Africa’s premier art competition for young artists, L’Atelier is renowned for its standout, memorable campaigns that push the bounds of creativity while exploring fundamental aspects of the artistic process and journey. This year will be no different, with L’Atelier literally bringing artworks to life on the streets of Maputo. Everyday Mozambicans will get a front row seat to this creative spectacular, which will fuse the highly evocative disciplines of contemporary visual art, live drumming and interpretative dance in one explosive performance on Friday , 23 February at CFM – Praca dos Trabalhadores between 12:00- 13:00; Mercado do Peixe – Avenida de Marginal -Nucleo De Arte- Mercado do Feima – Avenida Martires da Machava (Rua da Argelia, 194 [2