Source: The United Kingdom's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport |

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

The United Kingdom (UK)’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups

Application process underway as government ministers and business leaders attend first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit; Africa has a fast-growing tech sector which is driving growth and creating jobs on the continent Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are invited to take part in a global tech project to take their…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Leos look unstoppable in march towards Kenya Cup promotion

The Madaraka based students have won all 11 of their outings to date

With five rounds of action left heading into the playoffs, Strathmore Leos look unstoppable in their quest for a quick return to the Kenya Cup. Relegated after an 11 year spell at the close of the 2018/19 season, the Madaraka based students have won all 11 of their outings to…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Blak Blad keep survival hopes alive as playoff race remains tight

The battle to fill all the playoff qualification slots looks set to be a drawn out battle over the remaining five rounds

Kenyatta University side Blak Blad gave their Kenya Cup survival hopes a massive boost with a 44-0 defeat of visiting Western Bulls, a result that saw the students climb out of the relegation zone, swapping places with Bulls despite both sides being level on points after Saturday’s action. The battle…

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Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Nationwide Round Up

Shamas and Swara continued with their winning form in the clubs category, maintaining the top two positions after Saturday’s matches

NAIROBI: MKU Nairobi and Administration Police Warriors took advantage of Daystar Falcons inactivity this past weekend to climb to the summit of the Nationwide Nairobi University league. MKU Nairobi posted a 16-5 win away to Co-operative University to go top on 34 points, one clear of the AP Warriors (33…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

PM hosts first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make the case for the UK as the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries at a major investment summit today

PM calls for UK to be the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries; summit will generate new opportunities in Africa for businesses across the UK; PM announces the Government will no longer provide any direct support for thermal coal mining or coal power plants overseas Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

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Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa

Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scales up its emergency response

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. "This…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks keen to go and do the work - Du Preez

This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed Cape Town for New Zealand, where the third tournament of the World Series will take place on 25 and 26 January

After 71 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, one could expect Blitzboks sweeper, Branco du Preez, to show some reluctance in boarding another intercontinental flight to yet another tournament on the other side of the world. This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed…

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Visit to Tokyo by Amb. Macharia Kamau, MBS – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

During his visit, the Principal Secretary paid courtesy calls on senior officials of the Japanese Government

Amb. Macharia Kamau, CBS, Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs made an official visit to Tokyo, Japan from 13th – 16th January, 2020 at the invitation of the Government of Japan to attend the Strategic Exchanges on Practical Level (STEP) programme. Upon arrival, the Principal Secretary visited the Chancery where he…

Source: Africa Forum |

The Africa Forum sets the Date and Location for the Symposium on Cameroon

The Africa Forum has set the date and venue for the Symposium as April 2020 in Kenya

On July 02, 2019, the Africa Forum (the Forum) (http://www.AfricaForum.org/), a grouping of former African Heads of State and Government and other African leaders issued a communiqué in which it announced its intention to convene a Symposium on Cameroon. The objective of the Symposium, as stated in that communiqué, is…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Push for playoff qualification intensifies as action enters match day 11; Eldoret hosts double header as Championship enters match day 11

Seventh placed Stanbic Mwamba, Kenya Cup semifinalists last season are at home to sixth placed Top Fry Nakuru at the Railway Club

The match day 11 fixtures for Saturday 18 January 2020 are no exception, especially when you consider the fact that only four points separate the teams in sixth and eighth positions with the playoffs looming large. Seventh placed Stanbic Mwamba, Kenya Cup semifinalists last season are at home to sixth…