Tag: Tanzania

Anglophone West Africa’s brightening economic prospects

Anglophone West Africa’s brightening economic prospects

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LOME, TogoThe economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s  research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues to be strong, and the region’s smaller countries are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16. Anglophone West Africa, which stretches from Gambia in the West to Nigeria in the East, is the second regional section of the website to go live. It covers six countries Ghana, Guinea, Liberia , Nigeria , Sierra Leone and Gambia and encompasses the West African Monetary Zone, which draws together the mostly English speaking countries
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
Boost for German-Tanzanian business and investment ties

Boost for German-Tanzanian business and investment ties

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, TANZANIA
DAR ES SALAAM, TanzaniaTo promote and facilitate business relations between Germany and Tanzania, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), has officially opened an office in Dar es Salaam under the name of “AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd. The office will foster German-Tanzanian trade relations and be a focal point for German companies looking for business opportunities in Tanzania and vice versa. The office will be headed by Dr. Jennifer Schwarz and will offer a broad range of services to Tanzanian and German companies. Tanzania is a rapidly growing emerging market and offers tremendous opportunities for German businesses On the occasion of the official opening, a high ranking delegation from Germany visited Dar es Salaam. The delegation was head
Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
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
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
Fly Dubai marks Africa expansion with Kinshasa inaugural

Fly Dubai marks Africa expansion with Kinshasa inaugural

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai-based flydubai’s flight has launched its first ever inaugural direct links to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa at N'djili Airport. Flydubai will operate daily flights to N’djili Airport with an enroute stop in Entebbe. With the start of flights to Kinshasa another gateway is opened up for passengers from the GCC, Russia and the Indian Subcontinent into Central Africa.  Passengers from Kinshasa have access to more than 90 destinations on the flydubai network and through its code share partnership with Emirates, they can connect easily and conveniently to Emirates destinations spanning six continents in over 80 countries. The inaugural flight touched down at 14:20 (local time) and on board was a delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior
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