Ethiopia, Kenya headed to Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

Ethiopia, Kenya headed to Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

China says that 28 governments so far have confirmed they will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing in May, with the attendees including President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia. They will be joined by United Nations Secretary General…

Kenyan athletes take top spots at 2017 Boston Marathon

Kenyan athletes take top spots at 2017 Boston Marathon

Kenyan athletes were ahead of the pack at the Boston Marathon race on Monday, winning both the men’s and the women’s competition at the premier marathon race. For the men, it was a little closer with Geoffrey Kirui completing the challenging course in 2:09:37, just seconds ahead of American runner…

PASET forum on advancing STEM education wraps up in Nairobi

PASET forum on advancing STEM education wraps up in Nairobi

About 200 experts and policy decision makers wrapped up a conference on science and technology in Nairobi on Friday.  Kenya hosted leaders from 19 countries across sub-Saharan Africa who connected with their counterparts from China and other “innovation nations.” The Partnership for Skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)’s…

WHO campaign set to reach 13 nations with polio vaccination

A week-long campaign to help end polio is wrapping up in 13 African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. More than 116 million children are receiving vaccinations in what WHO describes as one of the largest synchronized and simultaneous campaigns ever achieved on the African continent. More than 190,000…

Report calls Kenya to account on surveillance, human rights abuses

A report that investigates the role of state-sponsored surveillance in Kenya charges that information gathered by authorities – outside of the procedures required by Kenyan law – is used to facilitate human rights abuses. That’s especially a concern as Kenya moves forward with the country’s 2017 elections, the report by…

#AIDFAfrica development summit, new report focus on African finance

The Aid & Development Africa Summit beings Tuesday in Nairobi, with the event featuring more than 70 speakers whose expertise includes health, humanitarian aid and resilience, and finance. Among those speakers is Ronald Rwakigumba of Mercy Corps, who serves as the Uganda country coordinator for the Agri-Fin Mobile Program, designed to…