44TH US President Barrack Obama in Kenya

Former U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya Sunday, the country of his father’s birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Mr. Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama, through her foundation Sauti Kuu. In Nairobi, Mr. Obama met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence, according to Kenyatta’s twitter account. Mr. Obama is also expected to meet Raila Odinga, the opposition leader now working with Kenyatta’s government. Odinga and Kenyatta on March 9 pledged…

Kenyas’ film ‘The Cut’ Scoops International Award

A film developed by beneficiaries of the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre has received an international film award. ‘The Cut’, a film about a young boy trying to save his younger sister from female genital mutilation (FGM) and a forced early marriage received the Award for Best Feature at the second edition of the Africa Diaspora Cinema Festival held in Florence, Italy from July 5 to 8, 2018. The Amref Health Africa in Kenya supported Dagoretti Film School partnered with a former beneficiary of the Amref Dagoretti Child…

Ksh3.3 million up for grab for creative Engineers

Kenyan engineers, across all disciplines, have a chance of winning Ksh3.3 million (£25,000) following the opening of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The competition, an initiative of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is open to engineers who provide scalable entrepreneurial solutions for local problems. Applications will close on June 23 2018 and the winners will be announced in June 2019 and the Kenyan engineering fraternity will have another chance of producing a winner in the Africa-wide competition. 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer Brian Gitta won the 2018 Africa Prize for…

UNICEF: South Sudan Kids known nothing but war

Malnutrition rates are at critical levels. More than 1 million children are malnourished, including 300,000 severely so and at risk of death Out of 3.4 million babies born in South Sudan since it became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million have been born in war, UNICEF said on the eve of South Sudan’s independence. Conflict and underdevelopment have plagued South Sudan for decades, leaving its children out of school, malnourished and vulnerable to disease, abuse and exploitation. The prospect of a better future following the country’s independence in…

Western Union Opens Office in Ivory Coast

Western Union has been providing fast, reliable and convenient money transfer services in Ivory Coast since 1995 Western Union a leader in global cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announced today the opening of an office in Ivory Coast, reinforcing the company’s on-going commitment to service excellence by getting even closer to customers. Western Union has been providing fast, reliable and convenient money transfer services in Ivory Coast since 1995, connecting customers to over half a million locations in more than 200 countries and territories. Western Union services are currently available in…

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat , the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in…