Day: June 10, 2019

African invitees to women’s rights conference denied visas by Ottawa without explanation

By Samuel Getachewl

Last week’s Women Deliver conference in Vancouver announced boosts to Canadian foreign aid for maternal and child health, but the news was bittersweet for the many invitees from African countries, including Ethiopia, who said they could not attend because their visas were denied by Ottawa with little explanation.

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Kenyan Ambassador to US, Robinson Githae, Urges Kenyan Diaspora to join Saccos

By John Wanjohi

Outgoing Kenyan Ambassador to the United States Robinson Githae has urged Kenyans in the diaspora to join Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos).

Speaking during the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Kenya and USA Diaspora Sacco members in Boston, Githae said Kenyans living and working abroad can contribute more to the country’s economy by joining societies.

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Meet Kampire, the Ugandan DJ bringing new rhythms to dance music

By Selim Bulut

On a Saturday night in Black Flamingo, a cramped basement venue in Brooklyn, New York City, Kampire is blasting out a set of body-shaking, high energy African electronic music. The DJ, who grew up in Zambia before moving to Kampala in Uganda, has built a reputation for her energetic DJ gigs, which are filled with the most innovative sounds from Africa and beyond: Afro-house, Latin bass, St Lucian soca, Congolese soukous, baile funk, kudoro, gqom, and other, currently nameless and undefinable genres coming out of studios in Kampala.

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Scott becomes MLB’s first South African pitcher

South African-born Tayler Scott made history over the weekend when he made his debut for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball (MLB). Scott became the first South African pitcher to appear in an MLB game and the second South African to feature in the prestigious American league after Gift Ngoepe.

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Ugandan Brands Gearup For New York Festival And Expo

By Brenda Nakayiwa

Ugandan banks, real estate dealers, designers and entrepreneurs are gearing up for this year’s Uganda festival and expo in New York.

The annual event, which is organised by Ugandans in North America Association Causes (UNAA- Causes) provides a platform to market Ugandan brands in North America through their economic empowerment and entrepreneurship program.

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