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APO Group Supports Iconic Mandela Day through the 67 Logos Designathon Initiative

APO Group Supports Iconic Mandela Day through the 67 Logos Designathon Initiative

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, South Africa, WORLD
If you cannot read that message click here.APO Group content is copyright free and can be republished at will.Egalement disponible en FrançaisPRESS RELEASEAPO Group Supports Iconic Mandela Day through the 67 Logos Designathon Initiative67 Logos is an Over The Rainbow (OTR) initiative launched in 2018 with the aim to design 67 logos for 67 businesses in one dayAccess Multimedia ContentJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 23, 2021/ -- In celebrating the Madiba spirit and honouring the iconic leader for Mandela Day, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and press release distribution service, was honoured to participate alongside 66 other businesses and respected creative designers in the South African 67 Logos Designathon in order to as...
Do not sell your birthright, President Kenyatta urges Kilifi residents as he issues land title deeds

Do not sell your birthright, President Kenyatta urges Kilifi residents as he issues land title deeds

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, KENYA
RABAI, KILIFI COUNTY,July 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today issued 2,169 title deeds to residents of Rabai in Kilifi County, and urged them not to be enticed into selling their birthright for temporary pleasure. The President observed that the title deeds were worth billions of shillings and if utilized well, the landownership documents held immense potential to transform the lives of beneficiaries and their dependants. “When we finish this event, the residents of Rabai would be worth Shs 4.2 billion. The question is, if you have received a title deed and you have heard of its worth, are you going to use it to improve your lives or you are going to sell it and make yourself happy then in December you will start looking for another place to be a squatter,” the President pos...
Agriculture, technology top agenda as President Kenyatta meets Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

Agriculture, technology top agenda as President Kenyatta meets Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

AFRICA, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ireland, KENYA, WORLD
MOMBASA, 23rd July 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, held talks with the visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Ireland Simon Coveney. The President and his visitor discussed a wide array of bilateral and multilateral subjects of mutual interest to Kenya and Ireland top among them agriculture and technology transfer. President Kenyatta expressed Kenya's gratitude to the Government of Ireland for its financing of the one million pound Irish potato value-chain project being implemented by the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) in Nyandarua County. “We are very grateful for the collaboration we have in the agricultural sector. The results have been great. The collaboration in potato farming has made such a huge impact ...
KEMRI KILIFI: President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit

KEMRI KILIFI: President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, MALARIA, WORLD, World Health Organization
President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi County. The Head of State, who was taken on guided tour of the world renowned health research facility, also announced the attainment of World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification for the first locally manufactured malaria medicine.
Africa – A Burgeoning Energy Sector: African Energy Week in Cape Town Committed to Promoting Investment in Zimbabwe

Africa – A Burgeoning Energy Sector: African Energy Week in Cape Town Committed to Promoting Investment in Zimbabwe

AFRICA, ENERGY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, ZIMBABWE
HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 21, 2021/ -- Committed to driving attendance at the upcoming African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 interactive conference and exhibition taking place in Cape Town (November 9-12) – as well as promoting pan-African investment opportunities – NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org), conducted a working visit to Zimbabwe to open a dialogue on the country’s promising energy sector. Meeting with H.E. Emmerson Dumbudzo Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, and presenting his recently published book, ‘Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals,’ Ayuk emphasized how AEW 2021 will position Zimbabwe as a top investment priority in November, driving development across multiple energy sectors.Ayuk’s meeting with the H.E. P...
LAMU COUNTY: President Uhuru Kenyatta visits troops participating in the multi-agency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Boni Forest in Lamu County and Ijara in Garrisa County -PICS

LAMU COUNTY: President Uhuru Kenyatta visits troops participating in the multi-agency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Boni Forest in Lamu County and Ijara in Garrisa County -PICS

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Security
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday visited troops participating in the multi-agency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Boni Forest in Lamu County and Ijara in Garrisa County.The Head of State, who was accompanied by Defence CS Monica Juma and taken on a tour of the camps by Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, witnessed drills by the teams which are being trained on full interoperability of Kenya's security assets for mission readiness
American Politician Scott Taylor Strengthens U.S.-Africa Relations Through African Energy Week Participation in Cape Town

American Politician Scott Taylor Strengthens U.S.-Africa Relations Through African Energy Week Participation in Cape Town

ENERGY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA, WORLD
Confirmed as a speaker at Africa’s premier energy event, Scott Taylor is expected to drive a discussion on U.S.-Africa cooperation, engagement and partnerships JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 21, 2021/ -- American politician Scott Taylor has confirmed his attendance and participation at the upcoming African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, taking place in Cape Town on the 9th-12th of November 2021. With extensive experience in international relations, Taylor’s participation will drive a discussion on global energy cooperation with a focus on strengthening U.S.-Africa partnerships and connecting U.S. service providers, financiers, and stakeholders with competitive African projects. Taylor will lead a delegation of U.S. industry leaders and service providers to AEW 2021 in Cape Town in a...
New Ways of Working in Africa

New Ways of Working in Africa

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 21, 2021/ -- Pan-African human capital advisory firm, Africa People Advisory Group (www.AfricaPeopleAdvisory.com) has released the findings from a recent Pan-African study into “New Ways of Working”. The goal of the study was to understand organisational responses to the impacts of COVID-19 whilst at the same time understanding how organisations are responding to the continued impact of 4IR and technology. What makes the study and the findings unique is that the study gathered responses from multiple countries and industries across Africa, and represents a true African view, unlike so many studies of this nature. Says Deon de Swardt, Managing Partner at Africa People Advisory Group, “This was a very exciting undertaking for us, not many firms ...
Look For These 10 Qualities In Your Cannabis Terpenes, Before Adding them to Your Cart.

Look For These 10 Qualities In Your Cannabis Terpenes, Before Adding them to Your Cart.

HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, WORLD, World Health Organization
What are Terpenes? Terpenes are the essential constituents of fundamental oils and are responsible for the aromatic feature of cannabis. Makers utilize separated terpenes to generate the flavors and fragrances of numerous ordinary items, like scents, body items, and even food sources. Terpenes play a fundamental part in plants. In certain plants, terpenes draw in pollinators, while in different plants, they trigger a strong reaction to repulse hunters, like bugs or rummaging animals. A few terpenes assume a defensive role in the plants. They assist the plant with recuperating from damage; others go about as a piece of the plant's safe framework to safeguard the plants from infectious germs. Besides cannabinoids, terpenes outline synergies, the potential of their combined impact and the...
Olympic sponsor Toyota passes on Games TV commercials amid lacklustre support in Japan

Olympic sponsor Toyota passes on Games TV commercials amid lacklustre support in Japan

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, JAPAN, OLYMPICS, PROTESTS, Sports
People protest against the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsor Toyota will not run Games-related TV commercials amid lacklustre public support for the Olympics, with two-thirds of Japanese doubting organisers can keep the Games safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a local media poll. Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, and other executives will not attend the opening ceremony, Toyota said on Monday. “It is true that Toyota will not be attending the opening ceremony, and the decision was made considering various factors including no spectators,” a spokesperson said. “We will not be airing any commercials related to the Games in Japan,” she added. Some 60 Japanese corporations who have paid more than $3 billion for sponsorshi...
William Samoei Ruto assures Kenyans

William Samoei Ruto assures Kenyans

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, KENYA, POLITICS
Kenya:This is the time to direct our energies and resources to millions of vulnerable Kenyans and their ordinary hustles. It is the time to engage in a candid conversation that will make our country better. It is not the time to focus on the review of the Constitution to create positions for a few leaders. Engaged wananchi at Ukunda, Msambweni, on our way from Lunga Lunga where we held an empowerment for the construction of a school for Muslim teachers, Kwale County.
President Uhuru Kenyatta witnesses the signing of MOU between MOH and Gruppo San Donato-

President Uhuru Kenyatta witnesses the signing of MOU between MOH and Gruppo San Donato-

COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, WORLD, World Health Organization
President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi witnesses the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Health and an Italian health firm Gruppo San Donato (GSD) on advancing mental health in Kenya. The MOU, signed by  Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and the firm's Chairman Mr Kamel Ghribi, will see Kenya and GSD collaborate in research and implementation of mental health interventions. Also present is Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary Ministry of Health. 
5 Takeaways from Working with Some of the Biggest CBD Brands

5 Takeaways from Working with Some of the Biggest CBD Brands

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES
Image source: Unsplash.com One of the major concerns for CBD businesses is the future of the industry. Is it just hype, or is the growth real? Some big brands are pulling out, but there are also many emerging brands. All this flip-flopping can be confusing. You can hire thetop CBD marketing company in US and get a more in-depth market analysis to push your brand. But what do big brands know that small brands don't but could benefit from? Here are some takeaways from someone who has worked with the top CBD brands in the country: 5 Lesson from The Biggest CBD Brands 1.    Develop Quality Products and Brand Identity In business, you need to understand that every industry is unique and has its exclusive challenges. But one thing that stands out across all...
Floods in western Europe: Death toll tops 150, hundreds missing still

Floods in western Europe: Death toll tops 150, hundreds missing still

BELGIUM, Disaster Preparedness, EMERGENCY, EUROPE, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NETHERLANDS
Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. Houses are submerged on the overflowed river banks in Erdorf, Germany, as the village was flooded on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP) Floods in Western Europe have been sweeping through Germany, Belgium, and a few other neighbouring countries over the week. The death toll in the incident has now risen to more than 150, news agencies reported, adding that hundreds are still missing and homeless while communications remain cut off in major areas still. Floods swept through the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. After days of heavy rain, 103 people have died in Germany al...
IOM Ethiopia Appeals for USD 40 Million to Assist Additional 1.6 Million People in Northern Ethiopia

IOM Ethiopia Appeals for USD 40 Million to Assist Additional 1.6 Million People in Northern Ethiopia

AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, iom, UN Human RiGHTS
Addis Ababa – Nearly two million people affected by the crisis in northern Ethiopia desperately need life-saving assistance, including water, medicine and shelter, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today as it issued an urgent appeal for USD 40 million to help internally displaced men, women and children, including newborn babies.  Since the outbreak of the conflict eight months ago in Ethiopia’s Tigray Regional State, millions of people are enduring unimaginable suffering, including forced displacement, hunger, death, and destruction of private and public property.   In Tigray, IOM has been providing support to more than half a million people, including displaced children, women, men, and vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and persons...
More than 90 dead as major flooding continues in Germany and Belgium

More than 90 dead as major flooding continues in Germany and Belgium

Disaster Preparedness, EUROPE, GERMAN, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL
The death toll from devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium rose above 90 on Friday, as the search continued for hundreds of people still unaccounted for. Authorities in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said 50 people had died there. In neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia, state officials put the death toll at 30, but warned that the figure could rise further. Belgian broadcaster RTBF reported at least 12 dead in the country. “I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a visit to Washington, expressing shock at the scope of the flooding. Damaged houses along the Ahr river in Insul, western Germany Credit: Michael Probst/AP She pledged everything would be done to find those st...
A Guide to Sex and Love in the Time of COVID-19

A Guide to Sex and Love in the Time of COVID-19

HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, LIFE STYLE
Casual meetups are canceled. The bars, restaurants, and fitness studios where you might meet someone new or take your partner are closed. The dating app Tinder even put out a precaution about dating and mating in the time of the new coronavirus. And yet, the internet’s spewing predictions about all the babies that are going to get made during this pandemic. These to-be-made babies even have a nickname: “Coronials.” So, it makes sense if you’re wondering: Is it safe to go ahead and have sex during a pandemic or not? We tapped top health experts to find out. What we do and don’t know about the new coronavirus and bodily fluids There’s a reason the virus that causes COVID-19 is known as a “novel” one: It’s brand spankin’ new. Before November 2019, it had never been se...
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday at State House, Nairobi received the 2nd edition of a publication titled, “Political Stability, Economic Prosperity, Social Cohesion – Uhuru Kenyatta’s Vision of a Peaceful, Harmonious and United Kenya”.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday at State House, Nairobi received the 2nd edition of a publication titled, “Political Stability, Economic Prosperity, Social Cohesion – Uhuru Kenyatta’s Vision of a Peaceful, Harmonious and United Kenya”.

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, WORLD
The publication authored by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) contains excerpts that promote its mandate from President Kenyatta's speeches from 2013 to 2020. The publication was presented to the Head of State by NCIC Chairman Rev Dr Samuel Kobia who was accompanied by members of the Commission.
Only church businesses, investments surviving in Nigerian economy – Bishop Oyedepo

Only church businesses, investments surviving in Nigerian economy – Bishop Oyedepo

Born Again Christians, Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Religion
Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners Chapel has said only church investments are currently surviving in the Nigerian economy. Oyedepo said church investments are doing well because there are no wrong additions. Addressing his members on Sunday, the preacher, observed that other establishments and investments may be manipulated to look flourishing but are not. Oyedepo pointed out that “believers” are doing well in the employment of labour in Nigeria. He said: “Remove the products of revival from Nigeria economy, there is nothing remaining. “Let me say this and I am saying this very boldly; the only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people. The only one. “You know the other people are busy killing themselves. No plan, no purpose, no forward-l...
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