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Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit kicks off in Nairobi

Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit kicks off in Nairobi

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
NAIROBI, Kenya The Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP)  Summit has kicked off in Nairobi this morning. The conference being hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta is being attended by Presidents Yoweri Museveni  of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda while President Salva Kiir of South Sudan is represented by a special envoy.   Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi and DR. Congo are attending today's summit as observers. The Heads of State are expected to discuss the progress of mega infrastructure projects designed to benefit the wider Eastern Africa region. Specifically, the leaders will discuss the progress of implementation of the outcomes of the 13th Summit, which was held in Kampala in April, 2016. Top on the agenda of the summit is the progress of
President Kenyatta to host Presidents Museveni and Kagame for the 14th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP)

President Kenyatta to host Presidents Museveni and Kagame for the 14th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP)

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta will today, Tuesday 26th June 2018, host President  Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda as well as a Special Envoy of President Salva Kiir of South Sudan for the 14th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The NCIP is a multilateral development initiative established in 2013 and is aimed at speeding up development in the region particularly the improvement of infrastructure for ease of movement of people, goods and services in the region. During the Nairobi meeting, the leaders are expected to review the progress made in the implementation of the various resolutions reached at during the 13th Summit held in Kampala, Uganda on 23rdApril 2016. Amo
Command Post exercise Justified Accord 2018, Flagged off

Command Post exercise Justified Accord 2018, Flagged off

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
JINJA, Uganga Participants at this year’s (2018) military Command Post Exercise (CPX) codenamed ‘Justified Accord 2018’ at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC) have been urged to cooperate and develop a shared understanding of the peacekeeping mission in Somalia. This remark was made by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elwelu as he officiated at the flag-off ceremony for the Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018 at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja. “It is good to share ideas with the Partner States about the complex security situation in Somalia,” he said. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi commended the US Government, European Union, Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to
Rugby Genocide Memorial Sevens Tournament to Kick-Off on 23rd June in Rwanda

Rugby Genocide Memorial Sevens Tournament to Kick-Off on 23rd June in Rwanda

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, RWANDA, SPORTS, UGANDA
KIGALI, RwandaRwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has announced that this year’s  Rugby, Genocide Memorial  Tournament (GMT) will take place on June 23rd at the  Amahoro national  stadium. The competition is the sixth edition of the annual memorial Rugby sevens organised to commemorate victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who included sports personalities. RRF Secretary General Tharcisse Kamanda said there will be some changes in the number of participating teams which are expected to increase to 12 from eight that participated in last year’s edition and include one from Uganda, one from DRC, . The competition will be exciting for the fans. We have invited one team from Uganda, Mbarara University, as well as Okapi from Goma DRC “The competition will be exciting for t
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
NAS and RwandAir partner to provide Premier Lounge Services

NAS and RwandAir partner to provide Premier Lounge Services

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, RWANDA
MAPUTO, Mozambique, June 12, 2018/APO Group/ -- National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, announced a joint venture agreement with Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir. The JV titled NAS RwandAir Limited, will be the exclusive lounge management company at Kigali International Airport (KIA). NASRwandAir is tasked with the construction and development of two new lounges at KIA, the RwandAir Dream Lounge dedicated to the airline’s premium passengers and an arrivals lounge. The JV will also take over management of the existing NAS Pearl Lounge in the departures area which caters to other airline passengers as well. Business class passengers are extremely important to us and we have chosen to partner with NAS due t
“Africans Must Throw Out the Boxes that Have Caged Them.”- AIS

“Africans Must Throw Out the Boxes that Have Caged Them.”- AIS

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA, TECHNOLOGY
KIGALI, Rwanda The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) has ended with a resonating call to action addressed to innovators, government leaders, private sector, civil society and academia tasking them to throw out the boxes that have caged Africans. The overwhelming view of the Summit was that in order to nurture, empower and propel African innovators and their solutions forward, a multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder approach must be taken to ensure policies, investments and enabling ecosystems are put in place to support African innovation without apology or hesitation. Some of the Summit’s themes, which were explored in action-oriented workshops from 6th-8th June 2018, included Gender and Building Innovation Ecosystems in Africa, Civil Society and NGO’s and Innovation, Meeti
President Kagame attends 12th Edition of European Development Days

President Kagame attends 12th Edition of European Development Days

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA
BRUSSELS, Belgium Rwanda's President Paul Kagame attended the opening ceremony of the 12th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels, Belgium that was held on 5th - 6th June 2018. The EDD was themed ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, and invest’ and focuses on the vital role of women and need for their full and equal participation and leadership in achieving SDGs. Speaking at the event, President Kagame pointed out that for too long, society has created a psychology that women are inferior and can only rise at the mercy of men; a norm that can no longer be tolerated. “Compensating women for where they have been disadvantaged is not enough. We have to truly level the playing field and make public pledges that raise st