Event in East Africa

  • AfDB to Participate At 5th African Union - European Union Summit

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2017/11/30 The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017. The Summit is organized by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. This year's theme is "Investing in youth for a sustainable next." The AU-EU Summit brings together key decision-makers to deliberate the next relations and deepen connections between the two continents. The Summit, which takes place each three years, allows the AU and the EU to manage aspects of their partnership, monitor evolution in the implementation of commitments, and provide guidance for further work. The 2017 edition includes several key events, inclunding the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) and a focus on the new work programme for 2018-2020.
  • EAC Council of Ministers meeting underway in Kampala

    UGANDA, 2017/11/30 The 36th conference of the East African Community Council of Ministers is underway in Kampala. The conference that started yesterday will go on until December 2. It is being held under the theme: “Enhancing Socio - Economic Development for Deeper Integration of the Community”. The conference is considering several matters geared towards deepening and widening the regional integration schedule that include the statement on the implementation of previous decisions of the Council, statement of the office of the secretary general, statement on planning and infrastructure, and the statement on productive and social sectors.
  • Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

    ABIDJAN, 2017/11/30 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term increase and stability. The summit comes just two weeks after US network CNN aired footage of black Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage from political leaders and street protests in African and European capitals.   Summit host Ouattara lashed slavery as a "wretched drama which recalls the worst hours of human history." "I would like to appeal to our sense of responsibility to take all urgent measures to put an end to that practice, which belongs to an extra age," he said, opening the gathering of 55 African Union and 28 European Union nations in Ivory Coast's economic capital.
  • Malawi to Host Meeting On Access to Health Technology

    MALAWI, 2017/11/01 Malawi will from Wednesday host a three-day high level conference on promoting policy coherence on health technology innovation and access for the African Regional intellectual Property Office (ARIPO). The high level conference brings together a range of leaders, policymakers and institutions inclunding representatives from Ministry of Trade, Health and Justice; regional and intellectual property offices; regional economic communities; civil society; international experts and academic part others. Briefing the press in Lilongwe on Monday, Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi said Malawi and a lot of of the 18 Members States of the ARIPO have made great strides both in improving public health and by consequence, human development outcomes in recent years.
  • 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.