Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop & Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK, sign the MoU for AGCO Agribusiness Programme on September 25, 2017.

New Agribusiness Training Set to Drive African Agricultural Prosperity

By Irene Gaitirira Published October 5, 2017 A training programme aimed at bringing young talent into the agribusiness sector in Africa with a view to increasing food production commences in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa in March 2018. Known as AGCO Agribusiness Programme (AAP) and offered through Strathmore Business School (SBS) in Kenya, Harper Adams

Zimbabwe’s Talent Jumo who supports victims of revenge porn, giving them counselling and legal advice and fighting for sexual and reproductive health rights for women

Seven Africans among 100 Most Inspirational Women Globally

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 29, 2017 Three Kenyans are among 60 most inspirational women across the world in 2017. The three Kenyans being celebrated on the BBC 100 Women 2017 list include Anita Nderu (a TV presenter and radio news anchor at Capital FM of Nairobi who is passionate about youth mentorship); Naomi Mwaura

Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) could see a larger market comprising 26 countries with a combined population of nearly 625 million people and an estimated total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately US$1.0 Trillion established.

Eastern and Southern Africa Root for Economic Integration

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 15, 2017 Southern and eastern Africa are exploring ways in which to bring the two regions together for economic integration. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC) have held a meeting to negotiate a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that could see a larger market

UN Calls on ICC to Investigate Serious Crime in Burundi

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 5, 2017 Crime against humanity has been committed and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. A report by a Commission of Inquiry from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that calls on International Criminal Court to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in the central African

Measures to Boost Prosperity and Stability in Africa Announced

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 25, 2017 Britain has unveiled new measures aimed at creating wealth and bringing about stability across Africa and improving global security. Speaking in Germany during the G20 Summit in July 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the new measures are also aimed at reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid.

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

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's President, receives Jack Ma at StateMukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD's Secretary-General, looks on. House, Nairobi, as

Kenya Joins Global Capacity-Building Programme for Entrepreneurs

By Khalifa Hemed Published July 21, 2017 Though Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are said to contribute some 33.8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 81.1% of employment opportunities in Kenya, 98% of them not only exist outside the formal economy but are run by women and youth without formal training in business. Wishing

Failed Rainy Season Leads to Food Insecurity in East Africa

Failed Rainy Season Worsens Hunger Situation in East Africa

By Irene Gaitirira Published July 15, 2017 Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in its Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) warns that the third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded

Kigali, Rwanda, to host the 5th East Africa International Arbitration Conference September 28-29, 2017.

East Africa Embraces Arbitration, Holds Conference

By Irene Gaitirira Published June 25, 2017 An event aimed at promoting arbitration as an alternative mechanism of resolving disputes to court litigation shall held in Rwanda September 28-29, 2017. The 5th East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC2017) that shall be held Kigali on the theme ‘Linkages Between International Arbitration and Africa’s economy’, shall seek