Articles By: Habari

UN EMERGENCY FUND RELEASES US$ 11 MILLION TO ASSIST BURUNDIAN REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES IN TANZANIA

UN EMERGENCY FUND RELEASES US$ 11 MILLION TO ASSIST BURUNDIAN REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES IN TANZANIA

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 1 February 2016: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released US$ 100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for aid operations in nine severely underfunded emergencies. Tanzania–historically a host to millions of refugees from neighbouring countries over many years–has been allocated US$ 11 million of this amount, to respond to the urgent […]

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Tapping into the power of innovative digital technologies to grow Kenya’s smallholder agriculture

Tapping into the power of innovative digital technologies to grow Kenya’s smallholder agriculture

New AgriFin Accelerate initiative to address barriers to access and use of financial services, especially for young women and youth. NAIROBI- Mercy Corps, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today launched a new program to help close the gap in access to financial and informational services experienced by smallholder farmers, especially women and youth, in Kenya. The program is part […]

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World Bank Group Unveils $16 Billion Africa Climate Business Plan to Tackle Urgent Climate Challenges

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2015 – The World Bank Group today unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks. Titled Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development, the Africa Climate Business Plan will be presented at COP21, the global climate talks […]

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An Ode in Memory of Chimusoro Sam Moyo

An Ode in Memory of Chimusoro Sam Moyo

By Bella Matambanadzo An unimaginable loss has happened. Our phenomenal intellectual pan African giant on land issues, Professor Sam Moyo, has died following injuries sustained during a terrible car accident in New Delhi, India. We are in disbelief. We are waiting for him to come home. We feel ripped apart with pain. We grew up following you in our townships. […]

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Liquid Telecom Wins Prestigious Changing Lives Award

Liquid Telecom Wins Prestigious Changing Lives Award

SA– Last night at the annual AfricaCom awards in Cape Town, Liquid Telecom and the Office of the President (Kenya) picked up the award in the Changing Lives category for providing free wifi to homes and businesses in Nakuru County, Kenya. This special award recognises an inspiring initiative that has significantly impacted African communications in the community and contributed to […]

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DONALD MNARI

Dr. Donald Mmari appointed REPOA Executive Director

Dar es Salaam REPOA’s Board of Directors announces the appointment of Dr. Donald Mmari as the new Executive Director for the organisation with effect from 1st January 2016. Dr. Mmari takes over from Prof. Samuel Wangwe, whose tenure of office ends on the 31st December 2015. “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Prof. Yadon Kohi, Chairperson of […]

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Arrow Electronics Collaborates with Nonprofit “Close the Gap” to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

Arrow Electronics Collaborates with Nonprofit “Close the Gap” to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Africa

Arrow Electronics, Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope turned used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics in remote areas of Africa CENTENNIAL, United States, Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organizations Close the Gap and Hoops of Hope collaborate to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed […]

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New research highlights enormous potential of Indigenous People’s solutions to climate change

New research highlights enormous potential of Indigenous People’s solutions to climate change

NEW YORK, NY (18 November 2015)—Aspirations for a new global climate agreement in Paris next month hinge on commitments made by national governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). However, Indigenous Peoples—who own, occupy or manage up to 65 percent of the Earth’s land surface—have been largely excluded from these national plans, according to […]

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Kenya Airways and ECAir have decided to collaborate closely in the near future

More than 300 participants attended the 47th General Assembly of African Airlines Association (AFRAA) BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), November 11, 2015/ — Fatima Beyina-Moussa, CEO of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, (www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of Congo, chaired the proceedings of the 47th General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The event, under the high patronage […]

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IGS and K-Rep open way to low cost home ownership for Sh800k and upwards

IGS and K-Rep open way to low cost home ownership for Sh800k and upwards

Home kit maker International Green Structures Kenya Limited (IGS Kenya) and K-Rep Development Agency have announced a partnership to provide housing finance for affordable, high quality, prefabricated houses, ranging in price, for complete homes, from Sh800,000 to several million shillings. By last year, high interest rates had seen more than 7m families locked out of home loans and only a […]

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