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Experts meet to validate study on climate data sharing in Africa

At the end of the two days of rich and insightful discourse on data sharing practices, experiences, best practices, barriers and gaps, participants formulated a set of recommendations for strengthening climate data sharing in the continent

On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. The study and expert group meeting…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother; Prof. Koigi Kamau, Chairman Kenya Fertility Society; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of Africa Fertility Society, Nigeria; Dr. Tareq Muhammad Salahuddin, Editor of Health Section, The Daily Star, Bangladesh; Ms. Modele Sarafa- Yusuf, Senior Freelance Journalist & Media Personality, Nigeria.
    • Ms. Renee Ngamau, Radio Host/Life Coach, Capital FM; Ms. Carole Mandi, Founder/ Publisher, Carole Mandi Media; Mr. Gardy Chacha, Senior Health & Science Reporter, Standard Newspaper, Kenya (First Award Winner, Print Media category); Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother
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    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
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Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

The training program was a part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness program

Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa: •Merck Foundation provides training to more than 200 Media Journalists from 17 African Countries. •Merck Foundation starts hashtags #MenToo and #NoForInfertilityStigma to break the stigma of Infertility. •Merck Foundation launched three songs to…

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Rugby World Cup Sevens: Zimbabwe Cheetahs undaunted by upcoming Wales fixture

The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens kicks off next week Friday at AT&T Park in San Francisco and Zimbabwe is geared up to turn the tables

On Saturday 14 July 2018, the Zimbabwe Cheetahs will depart their home country for San Francisco to compete at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, next weekend. Zimbabwe is the continent’s fourth representative at the competition along with Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.   Undaunted by their first fixture against…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Ms. Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana as Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

Ms. Tetteh is a practising Lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Hanna S. Tetteh of Ghana as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). She succeeds Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde who has been appointed as Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the…

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Keynote Address delivered by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza at the Launch of the Meerkat Telescope In Carnavon, Northern Cape

This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in the successful interweaving of science, technology and innovation into our solutions of dealing with our developmental challenges

Programme Director; Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane; Ministers and Former Ministers; Ambassadors and High Commissioners; SKA International Organisation Board of Directors; Distinguished International Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; Today is a special day of pride for the continent of Africa. This day represents some of Africa’s milestones in…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us

Speech by High Commissioner Nic Hailey during a reception for Kenyan delegates heading to the Global Disability Summit in the UK

Cabinet Secretary Yatani, Ladies and Gentleman Good afternoon I am delighted to see so many of you here this afternoon ahead of the first, yes the first, Global Disability Summit in London on 24th July. The Summit which the UK, Kenya and the International Disability Alliance will co-host, will raise…

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UAE Exchange Rebrands its Africa Operations as Unimoni

Parent “Finablr” has announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade

UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni” (www.Unimoni.com). The announcement was made by Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr (www.Finablr.com) and Group CEO, at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya, in the presence of dignitaries, partners…

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Rugby World Cup Sevens: The Shujaa squad to represent Kenya at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, USA, has been named today

We have a very strong squad based on training

The team which reached the semifinals of the previous two editions in 2009 (Dubai) and 2013 (Russia) will depart for the USA on Sunday morning where they will compete alongside 23 other men's teams in a new look, high-stakes knock-out format that is bound to leave fans glued to their…

Source: United Nations Information Center in Nairobi |

Egypt on a landmark journey to put children first

Mr. Cappelaere met with the staff of the 16000 Child Helpline, and commended the crucial role of this Council in continuously engaging on Children related issues, providing leadership on child rights

During his three-day-visit, the UNICEF Regional Director met with high level government officials, private sector, national and international counterparts. Discussions focused on key issues including system building in the field of social workforce, social protection, the crucial transformative programme “Education 2.0”, the important efforts in the fields of health and…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Kenya: United Nations experts urge government and business to uphold human rights

During the visit, the experts met representatives of Government, business, and civil society to discuss opportunities and challenges

The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights is urging the authorities in Kenya to turn ideals set out in the 2010 national constitution into action that ensures businesses respect human rights. “Kenya has the advantage of a solid legal framework for action, and the Government must first…