Tag: Zimbabwe

Lt Gen. Mbadi roots for re – awakening of Africa Intergration

Lt Gen. Mbadi roots for re – awakening of Africa Intergration

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
MBUYA, Uganda The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi has called upon all Eastern Africa Partner States and their other regional fraternal states to refocus their efforts towards the building of stronger regional blocks for prosperity and transformation to dominate. “The safest way to guarantee peace and security for Africa is political integration. Our strength is in integration,” said Lt Gen Mbadi.  Lt Gen Mbadi said this while addressing a visiting delegation of eleven (11) students and ten (10) Directing Staff (DS) from the Zimbabwe Staff College on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala. Lt Gen Mbadi noted that to consolidate pea
Kenya Coach Snook Expects Tough Challenge from Visiting Zimbabwe

Kenya Coach Snook Expects Tough Challenge from Visiting Zimbabwe

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS
NAIROBI, KenyaThe Simba Head Coach Ian Snook expects Zimbabwe to pose a different kind of challenge when the two sides face off in Rugby Africa Gold Cup action at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday 30th June 2018. Speaking at a news conference to unveil his match day 23 on Thursday morning, Snook said, "Zimbabwe bring a different challenge in that they are a fast, speedy side on the outside and are big and strong upfront. They'll pose a  slightly different challenge to what we had in Morocco. We are anticipating a fairly strong game from them." Zimbabwe bring a different challenge in that they are a fast, speedy side on the outside and are big and strong upfront Commenting on the return of Isaac Adimo and Darwin Mukidza's positional switch, Snook said, "Isaac wasn't available las

Three young Ugandans win the “Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winners 2018”.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
LONDON, United Kingdom Three Young Ugandans are among the "Queen's Young Leaders Award Winners 2018". Bazil MwottaBiddemu (23), Elizabeth Kasujja (27) and Stephen Katende (26) were among the young leaders from the 54 Commonwealth Members countries that were awarded the prestigious “Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2018” at a ceremony hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.   The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional individuals aged 18- 29 from across the Commonwealth who are taking lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Elizabeth Kasujja aims to use technology to transform the lives of people living with mental health issues. She co-founded an organisation called “clear your mind” which crea
Ghana Rugby Announces Sevens Championship Fixtures

Ghana Rugby Announces Sevens Championship Fixtures

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS
ACCRA, GhanaThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU - Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures of the 2018 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) Sevens Tournament. The tournament will be played in a format similar to the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series with 12 men’s and six women’s sevens teams competing in three men’s and two women’s pools on Saturdays from the end of June to end of August 2018. According to Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby, the GRCC Sevens will provide both players and spectators with lots of excitement and indeed fun.     “Sevens Rugby has become a popular format of the Game of Rugby due to its fast pace and shorter game time and the GRCC Sevens will be a spectacle not to be missed. We invite everybody to open up thei
President Kenyatta condemns violent attack in Zimbabwe

President Kenyatta condemns violent attack in Zimbabwe

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the brazen and heinous attack on a ZANU-PF rally addressed by President Emerson Mnangagwa in which several people were injured including Zimbabwe's First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Second Vice President Kembo Mohadi. President Kenyatta offered his message of goodwill to the President and the people of Zimbabwe and termed the attack as an affront on democracy by misguided elements out to subvert the free will of the peace loving people of the Southern Africa nation. "As a long standing friend of Zimbabwe, Kenya sends its message of goodwill to President Emerson Mnangagwa and the people of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and urges restraint during the campaign and electioneering period because political competition
GLD launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

GLD launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, TANZANIA
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
Political change boosts risk-reward score in Southern African markets

Political change boosts risk-reward score in Southern African markets

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
NAIROBI, Kenya,Broad political change has led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in many Southern African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks  and Oxford Economics. Zimbabwe, leading with the largest positive change, Mozambique and South Africa saw economic and social reforms after leadership changes in 2017 and early 2018, positively impacting the business environment and investor confidence. George Nicholls, Senior Partner for Southern Africa at Control Risks, comments: In South Africa, investor confidence has improved, following the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as state president, as the implementation of policies South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique have seen remarkable changes since the last edition of the Africa R
Kenya start their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign

Kenya start their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS
NAIROBI, KenyaKenya has started their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign with an away clash against Morocco on Saturday 23rd June 2018, exactly 11 years to the day since their only win over the Moroccans, a 23-16 result at Nairobi’s RFUEA Ground in 2007. With this year’s competition also doubling up as the African qualifying round for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the importance of starting on a winning note is not lost on the Simbas who are winless in their previous two visits to the North African country, losing 29-3 on 7th May 2005 and 29-11 on 11th July 2009. A winning start in Morocco will undoubtedly give the Simbas the much needed impetus ahead of two intense successive home fixtures against Zimbabwe (30th June) and Uganda ( 7th July) as they look to eventually top the