Event in East Africa

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • President Mugabe donates $1m to AU Foundation

    ETHIOPIA, 2017/07/29 President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Monday delivered a one million U.S. dollars check to the African Union (AU) Foundation, a “humble gesture” to help push the regional block toward financial independence. Mugabe made the donation during the opening of the 29th AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. He was fulfilling a pledge made during his tenure as rotating AU chairman, at the 25th AU summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Rwanda: President Kagame Winds Up Zambia Visit

    RWANDA, 2017/07/07 President Paul Kagame yesterday returned from Zambia next a two-day national visit. The visit, which was at the invitation of his counterpart President Edgar Lungu, was aimed at fostering closer partnership and cooperation between the two nations. Prior to his departure from Zambia, President Kagame travelled to Kafue District to tour Kafue Steel Company run by Universal Mining and Chemicals Industries Limited.
  • East Africa’s leading tourism fair kicks off

    AFRICA, 2017/05/29 East Africa’s leading tourism exhibition, the Karibu Travel and Tourism equitable (KTTF) kicked off today in Tanzania’s sprawling northern tourist city of Arusha. The KTTF 2017 is the premier East African regional tourism show and one of the top two “must visit” events of its kind in Africa with a superb, fasten, and additional convenient venue in a natural setting with an ideally-designed layout – the biggest and only outdoor tourism equitable in Africa.
  • CEOs to rethink Africa’s “business model” in Geneva

    SWITZERLAND, 2017/03/08 he 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 – 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost conference dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 will bring together additional than 1000 personalities, key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from the African continent and around the globe.
  • 2016 Francophone Summit in Antananarivo, Madagascar (November 26-27, 2016)

    MADAGASCAR, 2016/11/28 The 16th Francophonie Summit will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on November 26 and 27, 2016. This will be the initial Summit organized by Madagascar and the second to take place in the region, next the 5th Summit in Grand-Baie, Mauritius, in 1993. The theme chosen by Madagascar is “Shared increase and responsible development: conditions for stability around the world and within La Francophonie.” The Summit will be preceded by the 32nd session of the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie (CMF), to be held on November 23 and 24, 2016, and by a session of the Permanent Council of La Francophonie on November 22.
  • Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 to take place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time

    KENYA, 2016/11/11 This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/EjovGX) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Increase” and will be held for the initial time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th -16th February 2017. In line with growing regional and international trends, this year's edition of AFIF will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture.
  • 2016 Forbes Africa Person of the Year Award Nominees Announced

    KENYA, 2016/11/03 Forbes Africa has announced its inventory of nominees for the 2016 Forbes “Person of the Year” Award. The annual prize is awarded to the continent’s most influential business person. This year’s inventory includes two presidents, a top civil servant, a successful businessman, and the citizens of a country. Forbes has invited its readers across the continent to participate in what it describes as “one of the majority momentous and anticipated annual events in Africa.”