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
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.
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
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
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
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
NAIROBI, KenyaMerck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, continues the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. In June 2017, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), and the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) released a white paper on the African continent’s emerging cancer crisis. Over 20% of African countries have no access to cancer treatments at all, while access is limited and sporadic in other countries. Later-stage diagnosis in African patients contributes to poorer outcomes. For example, 5-year female breast cancer relative survival rates are 46% in Uganda and 12% in The Gambia, compared with around 90% in develo
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