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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.
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
Record attendance at the 14th edition of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) held for the first time in Ras Al Khaimah

Record attendance at the 14th edition of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) held for the first time in Ras Al Khaimah

BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
DUBAI, United Arab EmiratesThe Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC)) is officially underway at the purpose-built AHIC Village on the beach of the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah following the official opening ceremony this morning, with a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its 14th year, the annual knowledge and networking platform for the global hospitality investment community, held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), was inaugurated by AHIC Host and Patron His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. “In a relatively short period of time, Ras Al Khaimah has changed dramatically, from a quiet, agri
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,"
Ghana must prioritize social protection to achieve SDG’s, says United Nations poverty expert

Ghana must prioritize social protection to achieve SDG’s, says United Nations poverty expert

AFRICA, BUSINESS
GENEVA, SwitzerlandA UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones. But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030. “Ghana is at a crossroads and must now decide whether to continue existing policies that will further enrich the wealthy and do little for the poor, or to make fiscal adjustments that would lift millions out of poverty and bring them into the agricultural economy in ways that would contribute significantly to economic growth,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, at
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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