Tag: France

Spike Lee slams Trump in expletive-laced monologue at movie premiere

Spike Lee slams Trump in expletive-laced monologue at movie premiere

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
CANNES,France Director Spike Lee has railed against President Donald Trump in an expletive-laced monologue on Tuesday following the debut of his new film "BlacKkKlansman" at the Cannes Film Festival. Lee criticized Trump’s response to a white nationalist rally Charlottesville, Va. last summer, and reportedly referred to the president as a “mother-----.” The 61-year-old filmmaker’s movie, which premiered at the festival on Monday, is loosely based on a true story about a black police officer who works with a Jewish detective to infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan. The film ends with footage from the protests in Charlottesville, where a woman was killed after a man plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during the “Unite the Right” rally. Lee said he reached out to the mother of He
The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and APO Group join forces to promote African rugby

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and APO Group join forces to promote African rugby

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SPORTS
BRUSSELS, BelgiumFounded in 1924, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) has established itself as the leading body for international sports media across the world. Today, more than 150 National Sports Journalist Associations (NSJAs) and nearly 10,000 individual members from more than 150 countries (including 42 in Africa) are affiliated to the organization. As part of its activities, AIPS works closely with some of the world's biggest sports federations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), football's world governing body FIFA, and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). In Africa, the sub-association, AIPS Africa, counts 6000 members working as reporters, writers, photographers, commentators and editors in print, online a...
EU and UNICEF launch a photo book on the success story of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia

EU and UNICEF launch a photo book on the success story of reducing malnutrition in Ethiopia

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaThe European Union (EU) in partnership with UNICEF launched a photo book entitled “Ending malnutrition in Ethiopia - A SUCCESS STORY” which illustrates Ethiopia’s success story in ending malnutrition, through the voices, stories and images of Ethiopians. The nutrition photo book launch and photo exhibition held in the presence of Dr Abreham Alano, Head of the SNNP Regional Health Bureau, H.E Ambassador Johan Borgstam, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia, Ms Gillian Mellsop, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia and other key stakeholders from the Government and other partners is a celebration of the success achieved so far in the reduction of malnutrition in Ethiopia while advocating for continued multi-sectoral efforts since malnutrition among chil
IAEA Mission Sees High Commitment to Safety at Ghana’s Research Reactor after high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) Fuel Conversion

IAEA Mission Sees High Commitment to Safety at Ghana’s Research Reactor after high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) Fuel Conversion

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
ACCRA, GhanaAn International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Ghana’s research reactor has demonstrated a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU). The team also made recommendations for further safety enhancements. The Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team concluded a five-day mission today to assess the safety of the GHARR-1 research reactor, originally commissioned in 1994. The 30 kW reactor, operated by the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) at the National Nuclear Research Institute in the capital Accra, is used primarily for trace element analysis for industrial or agricultural purposes, research, educat
Film recognized for highlighting human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Film recognized for highlighting human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
JUBA, South SudanThe feature-length documentary “Maman Colonelle,” directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the Human Rights Award 2017 from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), and SIGNIS, a worldwide association of Catholic communicators. The film highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The eastern portion of the DRC faces particular challenges in sexual violence towards women. There are hundreds of thousands of victims, young and old, facing crushing psychological, physical and social consequences. The film depicts the ways in which society blames them, and does not see them as the victims they are, therefore denying them justice and human rights. The film was recognized because it res
US relationship with Russia at peak

US relationship with Russia at peak

INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
At Kmaupdates, we are retweeting some of Donald Trump's tweets that are making headlines 1) Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race? 2) Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it! 3) Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most confli
World Remit partners with Lebara to connect new customers to its money transfer service to Africa

World Remit partners with Lebara to connect new customers to its money transfer service to Africa

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom Lebara and World Remit, two leading brands serving international residents, have entered into a strategic partnership making World Remit the exclusive global money transfer partner of Lebara, including transfers to over 40 African countries. The deal allows over 3 million Lebara Mobile and Lebara Money users to use World Remit’s digital money transfer service seamlessly, directly from the Lebara app and website. "With more than half of World Remit’s transfers now going to Africa, this partnership will support the company’s plan to serve 5 million customers connected to the continent by 2020." Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO at World Remit said Lebara customers living in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Netherlands will benefit from World
French education information centre opens at Makerere University

French education information centre opens at Makerere University

EDUCATION, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda: Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education and student mobility, was officially inaugurated at Makerere University on Tuesday 30 th January 2018 at a ceremony jointly organised by the Embassy of France in Uganda and Makerere University. Hon. Janet Museveni, Minister of Education and Sports, who was represented at the ceremony by Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, described Campus France’s launch as an important step in the France-Uganda cooperation in higher education, opening doors to scholars and researchers to access opportunities in France’s excellent institutions of higher learning. “Up until now, students from this region, which is predominantly Anglophone, have fo