Things will never be the same again after #COVID19

Friday the 13thOn March 13, 2020 Kenya's Ministry of Health through Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Mutahi Kagwe called a press conference to announce the bad news everyone had been wishing would stay away - the country's first case of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), the disease that has sent shockwaves to the entire global economy. "A Kenya … Continue reading Things will never be the same again after #COVID19

Kenya takes measures to cushion economy as #COVID19 cases rise to 7.

"Measures are meant to cushion the impact on some of the most vulnerable in our society" - Dr. Patrick Njoroge All cash received by the Central Bank of Kenya from commercial banking institutions shall be quarantined for at least one week before recirculation. This is one among a raft of measures East Africa's largest economy … Continue reading Kenya takes measures to cushion economy as #COVID19 cases rise to 7.

Senegal President Macky Sall launches FAWE Strategic Plan

by Joy Doreen Biira The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is calling for enhanced quality education to address the learning by enabling access to education and training for girls and women across Africa. FAWE whose work is to encourage governments, international organisations and local communities to enact policies and provide positive learning environments that … Continue reading Senegal President Macky Sall launches FAWE Strategic Plan

#50MAWSP – 50 Million African Women Speak Platform for women Entrepreneurs Launched

50MAWSP digital platform can be accessed on www.womenconnect.org via web and downloaded onto android and iOS mobile devices Lucy Murage, a Tailor in Kenya Lucy Murage a little known tailor and micro and small business owner in the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya, receives multiple orders from different clients on a weekly basis for specially customized designs … Continue reading #50MAWSP – 50 Million African Women Speak Platform for women Entrepreneurs Launched

“There are other people who can do it too. We chose you”

“What is the single statement or phrase that made a major positive and profound impact on your life?”, asked a friend Paa Kofi Tinagyei on Facebook. My response was, “There are other people who can do it too. We chose you”. It was first job as Television show host and presenter. I look back now and what … Continue reading “There are other people who can do it too. We chose you”

Overcoming Africa’s energy gap

In June 2019, http://www.res4africa.org hosted its 7th Annual Conference “Overcoming Africa’s Energy Access Gap” for the first time in the African continent. The event marked a few special occasions: “Usually held in Rome, this is the first annual conference that takes place on African soil; it is also our first official event as RES4Africa Foundation after officially transitioning from … Continue reading Overcoming Africa’s energy gap

Teen Pregnancy in Kenya

Adolescents aged between 15 and 19 account for an estimated 14% of all births in Kenya. 63% of these pregnancies within this age demographic are unintended while 35% of the pregnancies end up in abortions Experts convened at a policy dialogue by The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have … Continue reading Teen Pregnancy in Kenya

Applications for Jack Ma’s USD $10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative open

Founder of Alibaba Group Jack Ma (C),UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi (R),NaiLab Co-Founder Sam Gichuru (2nd R) and top TechPreneurs, in Kenya during his first visit to Africa (file photo/2017) The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with Africa regional partners has been officially opened … Continue reading Applications for Jack Ma’s USD $10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative open

Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 3,050 entrepreneurs from 216,000 applications for 2019 Programme

(L-R) Incoming CEO, TEF Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; Outgoing CEO, Parminder Vir; Israel Ambassador to Nigeria, Shalom Ben-Shoshan; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Tony Elumelu; Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari; TEF Trustee, Awele Elumelu; Deputy Ambassador of Kenya to Nigeria, Yvonne Khamati and Chief Ebitimi Banigo of Okpoama Kingdom after the announcement of the 2019 African entrepreneurs … Continue reading Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 3,050 entrepreneurs from 216,000 applications for 2019 Programme

My Career Journey PRT 2b: The unprecedented, risky and blunt audition

"Journalistically speaking, I had no clue what I said or if I made any sense at all to the panel doing the audition...It turned out I had unknowingly spoken about some of the content in line with a show that the TV station, new at the time, had lined up as part of its daily … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 2b: The unprecedented, risky and blunt audition