Tag: Botswana

Botswana envoy commends President Museveni on African integration

Botswana envoy commends President Museveni on African integration

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has received the outgoing Botswana High Commissioner to Uganda, Mr. John Moreno, who paid a courtesy call on at State House, Entebbe to take leave of him following the envoy’s conclusion of 5-year tour of duties in the country. High Commissioner Moreno commended President Museveni’s efforts towards the integration of Africa saying, “Africans need to promote own spectacle that the leaders have created and promote continental integration.” The envoy also called for continued cooperation between Uganda and Botswana in the sector of agriculture, especially livestock disease control and the private sector of the two countries. High Commissioner Moreno thanked President Museveni for the opportunity to represent Botswana in Uganda for t
The curtain came down on the Botswana Rugby Union Reserve and Women’s leagues

The curtain came down on the Botswana Rugby Union Reserve and Women’s leagues

AFRICA, SPORTS
GABORONE, BotswanaThe curtain came down on the Botswana Rugby Union Reserve and Women's leagues in Jwaneng on Saturday 9th June. Once again history was made for the first time ever when the Union had an all female team of three doing the Reserve League final which is a ten aside format for men. The team was lead by Ms Naledi Chabe who just came from officiating at the Africa Womens 7s Cup held in Gaborone, Botswana. The Womens 7s tournament was won by tournament favorites University of Botswana (UB) Rhinos Rugby Club who had beat Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Cheetahs twenty nine points to five. In the semi-finals Rhinos came unscathed against Jwaneng by scoring thirty two points to nothing while Cheetahs had a four point advantage against Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) North ...
Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA
WINDHOEK, Namibia Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany starts its first Merck Health Media Training on 10th of July 2018 from 10:00 to 17:30 at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The training program is part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness initiative. It is being organized to emphasize the important role that media plays to influence our society to create a cultural shift with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in general and Infertile women in particular. During the training program, Merck Foundation will announce the start of new hashtags #MenToo and #NotoInfertilityStigma to invite media from all over Africa to share its opinions and stories on social media about the topic. “I am very happy to initiate this important
London Scottish FC Coach To Condition Ghana Rugby Eagles

London Scottish FC Coach To Condition Ghana Rugby Eagles

AFRICA, SPORTS
ACCRA, GhanaThe President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, has invited Mr Stuart Aimer, Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coach of London Scottish FC, to Ghana to assess and “fix” the conditioning of the Ghana Rugby national team, the Ghana Eagles. This move follows closely on the just ended 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup that was hosted and won by Ghana Rugby on the Nduom Sports Stadium pitch in Elmina on 12th May 2018 when they beat Mauritius by 23 points to 17. According to Mensah, the narrow victory highlighted to him that the real work only starts now and that the Ghana team was far from ready to meet its next challenges. “It was evident that the Ghana Eagles not only lacked basic skills and techniques but that the conditioning of the players was far from ideal.
Consular Corps make efforts to bridge and strengthen ties with International Corps

Consular Corps make efforts to bridge and strengthen ties with International Corps

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda’s Consular Corps has hosted High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Heads of International Organisations to a special cocktail soirée at the Mythos Greek Taverna in Kampala. The occasion was graced by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Geoffrey L. Okanga, High Commissioner of Kenya, and His Excellency Ambassador Charles Ssentongo, Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who both paid tribute to the efforts that the Consular Corps were making towards further bridging and strengthening ties with not only within the Diplomatic community of Uganda, but with the nations that the members of the Corps represent.   Speaking on behalf of the Corps, Mr. Hrishikesa Madhvani, the Honorary Consul of Lithuania, welco
UK Expands Export Finance in West Africa

UK Expands Export Finance in West Africa

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL
ACCRA, GhanaGhana has become the first West African country to have a representative of the world’s oldest export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF) stationed in-country. Steve Gray, who will be taking up office at the British High Commission in Accra as the UKEF Country Manager, will work closely with the Department for International Trade team to strengthen trading relations between Ghana and the United Kingdom reaffirming the UK Government’s ambitions for more trade with the Ghanaian market. Through its local presence in Accra, UKEF is strategically positioned to provide competitive and innovative finance to Ghanaian and West African companies looking to do business with the UK. The British government has shown commitment to growing its trade relationship with its A
Kenya win Rugby Africa Women Sevens

Kenya win Rugby Africa Women Sevens

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS, UGANDA
NAIROBI, KenyaThe Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament which was held in Gaborone, Botswana saw the ladies defeat the next door neighbours Uganda Cranes 29-7 in the Africa Womens7s final The winner of “Africa Women’s Sevens” is the 2018 African Champion  and is automatically qualified to the Sevens World Cup to be held in 2018 in San Francisco (USA). Three speed stars, Janet Okello, Sinaida Aura and Linet Moraa all went over the whitewash with Grace Adhiambo booting in three conversions to handing the Lionesses the long awaited Title. Aura and Okello landed two tries each as Moraa scored one try. The ladies finished their day one without conceding a single try as they beat Senegal and Madagascar 41-0 and 42-0 respectively to finish top in the ranking table. Day two saw
Interview of a Botswana’s female referee

Interview of a Botswana’s female referee

AFRICA, SPORTS
GABORONE, BotswanaWe sat down for a chat on Mother's Day with Naledi Chabe, one of Botswana's female referees, to celebrate her on Women's month of Rugby ​Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a 32 year old Physical Education teacher at Baitlotli JSS (Ramotswa), I come from Moletemane village in Central District. How and when did you get involved in rugby? I was recruited by a former senior school mate during our University days in 2006 to the UB Rhinos club specifically for my speed. Tell us about your time as a rugby player. In 2007 I started playing for BDF Cheetahs rugby club until 2014 where I ended my rugby journey as a player, that is when I decided to take a break from playing to venture in other responsibilities. During my time as a player I loved the