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
London, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off the program for his five-day visit to the UK by presiding over the opening ceremony of the London Stock Exchange. Speaking after the ceremony, President Kenyatta urged UK investors to increase their investments in Kenya. UK is a leading investor in Kenya with at least 220 British companies operating in Kenya running business valued at more than 2.7 Sterling Pounds. President Kenyatta, who was joined by the Secretary State for International Development (DFID) Penny Mordaunt and the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group Donald Brydon, said Kenya is open for business and offers the best investment opportunity in Africa. “Kenya has just recorded the best improvement in ease of doing business. We are inviting m
LONDON, United KingdomUK's Prime Minister Theresa May has had bilateral meeting with President Buhari of Nigeria at Downing Street today. The two leaders agreed that the UK and Nigeria were strong and enduring partners and that they will continue to champion the countries shared values of democracy, including the fight against corruption, and inclusive education. "We have a close and long standing defense and security cooperation with Nigeria, particularly on issues of regional security where are were working together to tackle the threat of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa, including through a new £1 million package of counter IED equipment to protect troops and civilians in Nigeria." she remarks The Prime Minister also said that she was saddened that so many gi
Nairobi, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has traveled to the United Kingdom to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). CHOGM is a biennial meeting of leaders from the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations. This year’s summit is focused on promoting prosperity, safety, sustainability and fairness with the theme: “Towards a common future”. The summit brings together at least 5000 participants from government, business, and civil society. The climax of the summit will be the CHOGM Leader’s retreat at the Windsor Castle on Friday, 20th April 2018. The retreat is a private meeting where the Heads of State and Government discuss collaboration on global issues and priorities for the commonwealth grouping. On the sidelines of the Summit
Kampala, Uganda The Central Bank of Uganda, has announced a roll out of a new cheque processing system that should ease existing stringent roadblocks that have made processing cheques a slow and expensive mode of cash transfer. Currently it takes between four to five days to cash in on a cheque, especially when the transaction involves more than one bank. With the new cheque truncation system, the cheque will now be cleared on the same day or within 24 hours depending on whether the cheque is local or outstation. According to Central Bank, the new Automated Clearing System, which will begin on April 20, will remove the physical movement of cheques between banks and across bank branches thus speeding up the process of cheque clearance, settlement among banks and realization of f...
LAGOS, Nigeria MDXI data center, a subsidiary of Main One , has partnered with Avanti Communications Group , a leading British satellite operator, to host and manage the satellite operator’s in-country Gateway Earth Station (GES). The partnership has already delivered the commissioning of Avanti’s first GES in West Africa, hosted at MDXI’s satellite farm in Lagos. The project, which has seen Avanti invest up to USD 20 million in the Nigerian Gateway, will ensure data from the HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite is delivered efficiently in-country and interconnected with other networks. "The HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite will deliver High Throughput Satellite (HTS) connectivity to complement the country’s existing fibre-optic networks, ensuring access is available to enable high-spee
LONDON, United Kingdom: On 13th January , The British Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted an event for the UK’s Cranfield University Alumni in Ethiopia. The Alumni group comprised military officers and government officials from across East Africa, including many Ethiopians, who have completed an Executive Masters programme in Security Sector Management. The Masters is delivered by the Cranfield University, the academic partner of the UK Defence Academy, and was first delivered in Addis Ababa in 1999. The event brought together former students of the University and academic speakers. They shared experiences and enjoyed healthy debate and discussion. This event will help Cranfield Alumni in Ethiopia gain insights from well known experts in the area Professor Ron Matthews