Source: Rushmore Business School |

Brexit upheaval brings opportunity for African educators

Mauritius based Rushmore Business School sets its sight on expansion into East Africa with its offer of quality British degree programmes delivered on the African continent

The influential magazine Foreign Policy published an article at the end of 2018 entitled The Brexit Fueled Death of the British University (https://bit.ly/2Ghc4Jj). A grim outlook for the British education sector at the start of the year has only got worse as the nation prepares for a “No Deal Brexit” and…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Basketball Summer Camp in Niger Brings Back Hope to West African Youth

Since 1997, Hoops4Kids has launched programmes in Niger, Benin, the United States and Mexico

Back in 1993, Yacouba Sangaré was playing for Niger’s national basketball team. A talented student-athlete, Sangaré’s promise was acknowledged with an opportunity to further his education in the US. In 2001, he graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with an advanced degree in International Education.    A few years after settling in the US, Yacouba and his wife,…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ministry of Higher Education, American University in Cairo (AUC) Inaugurate Centers for Career Development at Zagazig University

Zagazig University inaugurated three Centers for Career Development through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Higher Education, and the American University in Cairo

Today, students at Zagazig University have additional resources to prepare for and find jobs after they graduate. Zagazig University inaugurated three Centers for Career Development through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Higher Education, and the American University in Cairo. These Centers will…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon Discovery Week continues in Nairobi, with in-store discounts throughout July to further develop relationship with customers

Second edition of Discovery Week well received by Kenyans who came in large numbers to exchange with Canon's experts and improve their knowledge of photography

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) a leader in imaging solutions, launched the Canon Discovery Week in Nairobi the 1st July with a photo safari and Wildlife photography Master Class led by the Canon ambassadors Jonathan and Angela Scott. Discovery Week is a consumer engagement to build a closer…

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Source: Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) |

Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) contributes to the work of the African Union Commission (AU) in mediation, preventive diplomacy, and dialogue interventions

This engagement is part of the Centre’s vision to support the African Union in its mandate to promote peace, human security and development in Africa

The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (www.KAIPTC.org) has contributed to the work of the African Union Commission (AUC) by participating in the validation workshop for the Advanced Mediation Training Curriculum organized on 18th and 19th June, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This engagement is part of the…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

English access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference

The English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will bring together more than 180 English Access Microscholarship alumni and current students from eight cities in Ethiopia

English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will take place from July 13 - 14, 2019 in Addis Ababa The English Access Microscholarship Program Alumni Conference will bring together more than 180 English Access Microscholarship alumni and current students from eight cities in Ethiopia.  The conference provides an opportunity to evaluate…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

British Embassy and British Council celebrate refugee footballers

The football tournament promoted values of diversity, inclusion and equality

In true AFCON fashion, the British Council partnered with the British Embassy to run a football festival for 45 Egyptian and refugee football enthusiasts. Coach Hellen Orende, a Kenyan coach certified from the Premier League, was invited to deliver a Premier Skills football activity that addresses violence against women and…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Group Debars Universal for General Construction and Trading Company

The debarment makes Universal ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects

The World Bank today announced the 15-month debarment of Universal for General Construction and Trading Company (Universal), a company based in the Republic of South Sudan that provides general trade and import-export services, in connection with fraud during the Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness Project. The debarment makes Universal ineligible…

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UN State Liaison Functions Conduct a Workshop on Manual for Rural Courts, Access to Justice and Human Rights in north Darfur

The training workshop was aimed at building the capacity of select district court judges to train rural court judges in the use of a guidance Manual for Rural Courts Judges

From 7 to 8 July 2019, The Human Rights and Rule of Law components of the UN State Liaison Functions (SLFs) in north Darfur, in partnership with UNDP, conducted a two-day Training of Trainers Workshop for District Court Judges on use of the Manual for Rural Courts, Access to Justice…

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‘Nothing left to go back for’: UN News hears extraordinary stories of loss, and survival as Mozambique rebuilds from deadly cyclones

As people struggled to recover, a second devastating monster storm - Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, affecting more than 400,000 people

As UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in the southern African nation of Mozambique on Thursday for a two-day visit, he will be surveying the damage wrought by the deadly back-to-back cyclones earlier this year. UN News reports from the ground, on some of the extraordinary stories of loss, courage, survival and recovery,…