ROME, Italy The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for $23 million to scale up Fall Armyworm campaign that keeps spreading and becomes more destructive. The Campaign is aimed to reach more than 500,000 farmers in 2018. According to data released by FAO, the Fall Armyworm keeps spreading to larger areas within countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops and different parts of crops, increasingly growing an appetite for sorghum and millet, in addition to maize. FAO has warned that the pest could spread to Northern Africa, Southern Europe and the Near East. The agency called for a massive scaling up of the Fall Armyworm campaign to train more than 500 000 farmers to manage the pest through Farmer Field Schools in ...
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaMore than three million Tanzanians in rural areas will be connected to safe water supply, while another four million people will gain access to improved sanitation through a new IDA credit for a Rural Water and Sanitation Program-For-Results approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. The new $350 million Sustainable Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program aims to increase access to rural water supply and sanitation services in 17 administrative regions and support the Government in building strong institutions to sustain access to rural water supply. “The quality and strength of Tanzania’s human capital is critical, especially as it aspires to become a middle-income country,” said Bella Bird World Bank Country Director f
NAIROBI, Kenya Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has commended the East African Community for projects under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects that is spurring regional development. Speaking at the 14th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi Kenya, Mr Museveni said: "I am happy because for the last 50 years I have been working on these projects with elders like Mzee Kenyatta, Nyerere, Obote." The Northern Corridor Integration Projects (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. Speaking on a raft of undertakings under NCIP, President Museveni b
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s progress in the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has earned praise from regional Heads of State who now want Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to follow suit. The Heads of State who attended the 14th Summit on the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) were particularly impressed by Kenya's commitment to the implementation of a modern railway network having completed and launched the first phase of the SGR from Mombasa to Nairobi and gone a step further to initiate the second phase from Nairobi to Naivasha. “The Summit lauded the completion and commissioning of Mombasa — Nairobi section of the SGR in 2017 which is already transporting increasing number of passengers and cargo,” the leaders noted in a joint communique released at the close
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
JINJA, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has had an interface with Senior Army Officers on pertinent national, regional and international issues. The interface took place last evening at the Jinja-based Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka, which is UPDF’s highest institution of learning in the country. The interface featured the fielding of questions from Senior Army Officers to the President as the 40 Officers from Uganda, other East African countries and South Africa, concluded their 47-week course. It was observed the East African integration would lend the region a strong bargaining power in terms of trade and ensuring prosperity of the people as well as providing strategic defence. "The first issue about integration is prosperity and the market. There is no
MIDRAND, South AfricaRS Components (RS) , the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM) , the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa offering a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 industrial, maintenance and electronic components across 2500 global brands. RS is globally renowned as one of the first industrial distributors to successfully transition into an e-commerce business within the B2B space and continues to win awards for innovation and supplier development. RS South Africa opened its doors in 1996, the flagship operation in Africa with 22
NAIROBI, KenyaEthiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda offer investors a reward score above the African continent’s average, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risksand Oxford Economics. Ethiopia and Tanzania lead the list of the top rewarding economies for the second time, with Kenya following in fourth position after Côte d’Ivoire. Strong improvements on both the reward and the risk side make Uganda one of the strongest performers of the June 2018 edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. Daniel Heal, Senior Partner for East Africa at Control Risks, comments: “Ethiopia with its impressive reward score of 7.94 out of 10 offers opportunities for investors specifically in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors which continue to demonstrate high levels