Tag: Rwanda

Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
Migori,Kenya Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for concerted efforts to remove barriers that prevent persons with disability from realizing their full potential. She said issues affecting people with disability should be given priority in policy and legislation. “Disability needs to be given higher priority in policy and legislation. But policy and legislation alone will not solve the discrimination that persons with disabilities face every day  because what we are doing as individuals is not enough,” she said, adding: “We need to do better. We all, individually, can play a role and ensure Kenya does become an all inclusive nation.” The First Lady was speaking today in Migori where she distributed 140 hand driven mobility carts to persons with disability. Apart fr
UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Washington DC, USA Uganda Christian University(UCU) has emerged the second best African university in the just concluded 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that test a law student’s comprehension of principles of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law among Universities globally. The Church of Uganda founded University also secured a place among the world’s top 50 universities in this prestigious competition which is held annually in Washington DC, USA. According to the final team rankings, UCU was the second best African team after University of Pretoria, which won all its four rounds becoming the best in Africa and the 5th globally. UCU won three out of the four rounds and was the second best in Africa and 47th globally out of the 121
UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaRt Hon Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces of UK has visited East Africa to witness the full spectrum of UK Defence activity across the region. During his tour he visited Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Mr Lancaster’s visit to Ethiopia focused on where the UK and Ethiopia work together on peacekeeping. From mission specific training to a large peacekeeping deployment, the minister has seen the breadth of the UK’s role in Africa. In Somalia, the minister saw the AU’s highest priority mission. In Kenya, he visited the UK’s primary training facility in Africa, whilst in South Sudan he was able to meet members of the largest deployment of UN peacekeepers, and in Rwanda he saw further key aspects of the UK’s defence en
MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE MZEE KENNETH STANLEY NJINDO MATIBA

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE LATE MZEE KENNETH STANLEY NJINDO MATIBA

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss that Margaret and I send Mrs Edith Matiba and her family this message of condolence and encouragement following the death of Mzee Kenneth Matiba. "Mzee Matiba was a true patriot who loved this nation of Kenya, a nationalist who believed in hard work and building strong bonds of friendship for the betterment of all." remarks the President He adds that Mzee Matiba was among the first sons of Kenya who formed the team that began to lay the foundation of our great Nation.  He played a key role as a teacher in Kangaru High School in 1960; then in 1961 through 1962 as an officer for higher education; and later in 1963 as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives.  He also served as Minister for Transport an
IOM Calls for Funding to Match Needs, at DR Congo Humanitarian Conference

IOM Calls for Funding to Match Needs, at DR Congo Humanitarian Conference

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
GENEVA, SwitzerlandDeadly violence has forced millions of people from their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of internally displaced persons in the country to 4.5 million. The funding levels required to address the enormous needs have not been met. Only 11 per cent of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s appeal for 2018 (USD 75 million) has been funded. The DRC is in urgent need of humanitarian funding to respond to the deteriorating situation and save lives. Today (13/04), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the European Union are hosting a Humanitarian Conference on the DRC at the UN Office in Geneva. IOM’s appeal launched last December is a part of the overall humanitar
UN Secretary General condemns the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

UN Secretary General condemns the killing of a UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The UN Secretary General has condemned the killing of a Rwandan peacekeeper and the wounding of eight others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) that happened on 10th April, in Bangui during an exchange of fire with armed elements. The incident follows a joint operation launched on 8 April by MINUSCA and the Central African forces and police to disarm and arrest heavily armed criminal groups.     "We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the bereaved, as well as to the Government of Rwanda, and We do, wish the injured a swift recovery." remarks the UN Secretary General The Secretary General recalls that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers m
UN Security Council urges an end to recurring cycles of instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

UN Security Council urges an end to recurring cycles of instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The UN Security Council has called upon the negative forces to end the recurring cycles of instability in Africa's great Lakes region. “The negative forces, including the Allied Democratic Forces, continue to attack and terrify the population, causing suffering and displacement, and fuelling mistrust between the countries of the region,” said the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit. The UN has long been engaged in efforts to bring peace and stability to the vast region, stretches across Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It has been plagued by decades of political instability and armed conflicts, porous borders and humanitarian crises, as well as tensions over natural r
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