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H.E. The Ambassador calls on Hon. Kenji Wakamiya, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives

Discussions centered on Counter-Terrorism, TICAD VII to be held in Yokohama and Sustainable Blue Economy Conference follow up actions

H.E. Mr. S.K.Maina, M.B.S. paid a courtesy call on Hon. Kenji Wakamiya, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives at his office on Friday 15th February, 2019. During the meeting, Ambassador congratulated the Chairman on his new appointment. The Ambassador sought the support of Japan in Kenya’s…

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Glass House PR introduces Public Relations (PR) for Small Medium Enterprises in Africa

About 44 million formal Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) exist in the continent, 7 million of which are based in Kenya

Frustrations naturally accompany a tedious and resource consuming exercise in which results are never forthcoming despite the efforts. This is typical of small businesses, which consist of 95% of all companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. About 44 million formal SMEs exist in the continent, 7 million of which are based in…

Africa Protected Areas Congress
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    • Dr. Margaret Mwakima- Principal Secretary, State Department of Wildlife, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya and Dr. Waithaka
    • Dr. Margaret Mwakima- Principal Secretary, State Department of Wildlife, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya
    • Dr.John Waithaka -Congress Director and Regional Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
    • H.E DR. PIindi Hazara Channa- Tanzania's High Commissioner to Kenya
    • Prof. Charles Musyoki, Ag.Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) & colleagues
    • Representatives from the Dean of African Ambassadors, Dr.John Waithaka, Dr. Mwakima (PS) & KWS Director General
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Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

The launch steered awareness and visibility of the upcoming conference to be held on 18th to 23rd November this year

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) (www.APA-Congress.org) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. Kenya’s Principal Secretary - State Department of Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margaret Mwakima accompanied by Dr.John Waithaka…

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Rwanda: Rugby 2019 calendar released

However, the calendar is subject to change according to the national rugby federation

The national rugby federation has unveiled a list of competitions in its new season structure for the 2019 calendar, that will include the women’s sevens tournament to be played in April. However, one of the challenges that are likely to affect the scheduled calendar is the challenge of lack of enough…

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INVITATION: Presentation of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, MNTE, Certification

Kenya will this week receive certification for Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, MNTE

Kenya will this week receive certification for Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, MNTE, following recommendations for validation made in 2018 by a WHO-led process. Thisr emoves Kenya from the list of countries globally that have yet to achieve MNTE.  Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) is defined as less than one case…

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Songwe: Africa’s health and wellness sector has potential to create millions of jobs

Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms. Songwe said Africa could create more than 16 million jobs if the public and private sectors collaborated and invested enough in the drugs industry

Africa should stop exporting much-needed jobs to other continents and invest in its pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to provide for its people and create jobs for its unemployed youth, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms.…

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Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African coast

The boat gets its name from the 30,000 recycled flip-flops used to decorate its multi-coloured hull

After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges:…

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Eight Ways We’re Preparing for Elections Across Africa (By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections)

We want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent

By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally —…

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Reem Al Hashemy meets world leaders during AU Summit in Ethiopia

She also met with Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, and examined ways of developing ties

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, has met with Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, on the sidelines of the 32nd ordinary session of the assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting discussed enhancing cooperation between the UAE and Estonia in various sectors.…

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Record EUR 3.3 billion European Investment Bank engagement across Africa supports private sector, clean energy, transport and water investment

In 2018 the European Investment Bank agreed EUR 3.3 billion (USD 3.74 billion) of new financing for private sector and infrastructure investment in 20 African countries

Largest ever European Investment Bank engagement in Africa since 1965; Direct support for 59 private sector and sustainable development projects 20 African countries; EIB President highlights strong pipeline of new projects at African Union summit. In 2018 the European Investment Bank agreed EUR 3.3 billion (USD 3.74 billion) of new financing for…