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

Rugby World Cup Repechage: Kopo returns as Kenya Simbas head to France

Kenya kicks off the Repechage campaign against Canada on the 11th of November at 6:30pm EAT before playing Hong Kong on 17th November at 4:00pm EAT

Former Captain Wilson Kopondo makes his return to the Simbas as they head out to France for the Repechage. Kopondo last featured for the National Team last year in the Regal Hotels Cup of Nations 2017 at Kings Park Sports Ground, Hong Kong. Head Coach Ian Snook has named a 30-man…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank, Government of Kenya to Discuss Disability Inclusive Education in Africa

It is estimated that fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attend school

The World Bank, in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF, will conduct a Technical Learning Session on Inclusive Education from October 23 – 25, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event is co-hosted by the Government of Kenya. It is estimated that fewer than 10 percent…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Autograph Collection Hotels to welcome Sankara Nairobi marking the Debut of the Brand into Kenya

168 Room Sankara Nairobi to be rebranded in Early 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels (www.AutographHotels.com), Marriott International’s (www.Marriott.com) distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi (www.Sankara.com) slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world. A hallmark of hospitality in Kenya’s…

Winston & Strawn LLP
Source: Winston & Strawn LLP |

Leading Emerging Markets Team of Tom Trimble and John Bryant Joins Winston, Expanding Reach in Africa and LATAM

These most recent high-profile hires underscore Winston’s commitment to aggressively expanding its transactional practice and to broadening its reach in the energy markets, including Africa

Winston & Strawn LLP (www.Winston.com) is pleased to announce the addition of leading emerging markets attorneys Thomas B. (Tom) Trimble as partner and John David Bryant as counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and as members of Winston’s corporate practice. Trimble focuses on project finance and private equity, counseling…

Source: Solarplaza |

How solar power is changing lives in Africa

The unrivaled, life-changing power of solar energy: battling climate change and accelerating socio-economic development

In June 2018, Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d’Ivoire, suffered its first-ever shutdown of domestic water supply. The country’s dammed lake, which supplies 70 percent of the city’s water supply, completely ran dry. According to many experts, this was yet-again another consequence of climate change. As a result…

Nutrition Africa Investor Forum
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Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Nigeria Crowned Champion of Africa’s First Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics was established in 2014 to provide reliable cold chain solutions for Nigeria’s food industry, thereby reducing post-harvest losses

A Nigerian business is celebrating after winning a competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition…

Standard Chartered Bank
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Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53%…

Standard Chartered Bank
Source: Standard Chartered Bank |

Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank

Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017,…

Nutrition Africa Investor Forum
Source: Nutrition Africa Investor Forum |

Investors to explore USD 82 million worth of business opportunities at the first Nutrition Investor Forum in Africa

During the day, USD 82 million worth of investment opportunities were explored by over 60 fast-growing small and medium (SMEs) enterprises

Leading business leaders, policy makers and prominent development campaigners joined over 200 delegates to launch the first ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (https://www.GainHealth.org/knowledge-centre/event/nutrition-africa-investor-forum/) in Nairobi, Kenya. High-level representatives from the World Bank, European Commission, International Finance Corporation, Kenya Commercial Bank, Graça Machel Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the high-level gathering…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

First UK-Ghana Business Council seeks to boost trade and investment

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin attends the first UK-Ghana Business Council in Accra on 14 October 2018

Foreign Office and DFID Minister Harriett Baldwin returned to Ghana to launch the UK-Ghana Business Council, which met for the first time in Accra on 14 October 2018. The Business Council, which will meet twice a year, brings both governments together to find ways to reduce barriers to trade and…