Tanzania: Conference discusion on Climate Change, Renewable Energies and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in East Africa ….

Group of participants at the same Mount Meru Hotel on November 23, 2015 posing for group photo before the main discussion

On the 23rd of November 2015 the East African Community (EAC), Konrad-AdenauerStiftung (KAS) and ForumCC jointly convened representatives from the East African Community’s Member States to a one-day conference at the Mount Hotel in Arusha. Speaking to shout-africa.com was Ms. Stefanie Brinkel coordinator for Climate Change at the KAS; she said the main theme of discussion was on “Climate Change, Renewable Energies and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in East Africa – The Role of Climate Finance”. The discussions of more than 20 experts were in accordance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Tanzania: What is next for Tanzania’s new President Dr John Magufuli

new Tanzanian President Dr John Magufuli

After the new Tanzanian President Dr John Magufuli has been sworn in, the main question now remains what next? This is concerning his style of leadership, the modus operand in general. Although he has a wide experience after having served as legislator and cabinet minister, Dr Magufuli has quite different leadership tenets in comparison to his four predecessors. The Founding Father Julius Nyerere was a social scientist having learned a combination of subjects like economics, philosophy and biology. He was a good orator and persuasive before injecting his agenda, although he never gave up easily in whatever he believed in.

LIBERIA: WaterAid commanded for championing Sustainable Sanitation

Joyous mood…group photo with users of Disable Friendly Latrine, and United Youth

The British charity, WaterAid has been commanded for championing the issue of sustainable sanitation as part of efforts to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people in society. WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to prioritize access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene especially in hard-to-reach areas and for marginalized groups. People living with disabilities or visually impaired are among marginalized groups benefiting from improved WASH access as championed by WaterAid and partners.

Boston Scientific Opens Institute for Advancing Science in Johannesburg

IAS Simlab

Deepening its commitment to the African healthcare sector, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today officially opened the South Africa branch of the Boston Scientific Institute for Advancing Science (IAS) in Johannesburg. The state-of-the-art facility will help train and further develop the skills and knowledge base of local healthcare professionals. With local thought leaders and experts as faculty, the facility will also help meet training needs of the other African nations. The opening marks the seventh Boston Scientific IAS globally, including sites in the United States, France, Japan and China. Another Institute is slated to open next month in Istanbul.

LIBERIA: WaterAid builds modern toilet for Old folks, Disable in Bassa

The latrine has a hand pump and hand washing facility

A modern toilet has been built and subsequently turned over to occupants of the Old Folks Home, persons with disabilities and residents of the Upper Buchanan Community in Grand Bassa County. The toilet has a hand pump and hand washing facility. The Disable Friendly Latrine Project was implemented by the United Youth for Peace Education, Transparency and Development in Liberia (UYPETDL) with funding from WaterAid in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

LIBERIA: WASH Consortium takes World Toilet Day celebration to Rivercess

Group photo with students after World Toilet Day 2015 celebration in Rivercess County

Programs marking this year’s celebration of World Toilet Day have taken place in Boegeezay Town, Beawor District, Rivercess County. The celebration organized by the Liberia WASH Consortium was implemented by the Youth and Disable WASH Network in partnership with the United Youth and citizens of Rivercess county.

Welcome Reception for Ardenne High School Delegation

Ardenne Welcome Reception Group Photo

Ardenne High School continues to live up to its stellar reputation. Considered as the Island’s best secondary school with one of the highest academic standards in the Caribbean, Ardenne High School proudly represented Jamaica for the third time at the recently concluded 5 day international Model United Nations conferences in New York. To show appreciation for their participation, Ardenne High School alumni in New York spearheaded by Dave Rodney and Anthony Turner (co-founders of Images Newsletter – a leading source for Caribbean news, sports and entertainment) held a welcome reception for the 8 member delegation at Finn Partners – a global communications group’s office in midtown Manhattan.

New York Imbizo Committee rallies to support South African students

Imbizo Host Committee-NYC Rally Flyer-10.24.2015

The rally scheduled for 2 pm on Saturday at Madiba restaurant in Brooklyn, New York will seek to generate resources to support South African students in their quest against tuition hike and for an ultimate free higher education in the country. Though President Zuma announced Friday a freeze in university tuition fees for next year after a week of protest, officials of New York City chapter of Imbizo Host Committee say there is still more work to be done.

LIBERIA: Lawmaker Calls for Hand washing to be prioritized

Demonstration of hand washing by a little female student

A Lawmaker of the 53rd National Legislature of the Republic of Liberia has made a passionate plea for the issue of hand washing to be prioritized across the Country. Margibi County Representative, Emmanuel Nuquay wants all Liberians and foreign residents prioritize hand washing as it is one of the surest ways they can prevent the spread of common communicable germs and diseases. Representative Nuquay described as important the crucial role of hand washing in the prevention of diseases.

Tanzania: Arts and Culture an alternative to youth unemployment?

Rajab Swebe one of the miraculous acrobats

The notorious problem of unemployment in Tanzania has generated a series of creativities by youngsters. One of such initiatives is through performing arts, gymnastics and traditional dances. A group of 16 artistes has come up with the Nimujo Edutainment Centre (NEC), being their own creation in the zeal to reduce poverty and earn income to cater for their basic needs. Nimujo is a Makonde name meaning your fellow, it emanates from the Makonde tribe in southern Tanzania.