Ann Mumbi Waiguru is Governor for Kirinyaga County.

Kenyan Women Move Into Elective Leadership Positions

By Nyambura Gathumbi Published August 24, 2017 Kenya now has three women Governors, three women Senators and a record 23 women Members of Parliament elected by the people to represent and lead them for the next five years after the August 8, 2017 general elections. These positions are mainly at the top of national and

Brendan Vickers, Economic Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, says African countries are engaged in a range of global, regional and bilateral negotiations on trade and trade-related issues.

African countries to Discuss Strategies to Strengthen Their Trading capacity

By Irene Gaitirira Published May 24, 2017 African policymakers, negotiators and trade analysts are set to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity. The two-day meeting in Mauritius–May 25-26, 2017–shall be held to the backdrop of reports that world trade has declined by more than US$3 Trillion, with sub-Saharan Africa’s combined

Henry Rotich, Kenya's Finance Minister, with Patrice Talon, President of Benin, during the ATI meetings in Nairobi

African Governments and Investors Discuss Declining Foreign Direct Investment

By Abdi Ali Published May 16, 2017 Representatives of governments and investment have met in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to explore ways and means of closing a US$900 Billion infrastructure gap in the face of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) flow across Africa. Government Ministers from across Africa have sat together with investors and the

The Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) wins the UN Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism (Reuters pic.

UN Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism Call for Applications

By Abdi Ali Published May 5, 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the specialised agency of the United Nations in charge of travel business, invites submissions to the 14th annual edition of its Awards for Innovation in Tourism. RELATED:Zimbabwean Endorsed for Top UN World Tourism Job UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism were created

Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan

Improve Cassava Yield Through Planting High Quality Seed

By Khalifa Hemed Published April 10, 2017 Businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers in raising their productivity. Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan, said that though Africa’s most-populous country is the largest producer of cassava

South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Could Affect UNWTO Secretary General Election

By unwtowire.com Published March 31, 2017 President Jacob Zuma of South Africa’s replacement of Derek Hanekom with Tokozile Xasa as Tourism Minister on March 31, 2017 is likely to affect the outcome of the new secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), South Africa being a key member of the UNWTO Executive Council

The Vision 2030 agenda for sustainable development or Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs

We Support Vision 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Have you heard of the Vision 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? How about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In case you haven’t, these are 17 goals and 169 targets adopted by 193 heads of state to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change between 2016 and 2030. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United