Atwoli urges Uhuru to remove Monica Juma from Foreign Affairs

In a rare attack on Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma, Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli has called for changes in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying it is not up to date. “We had a problem in Japan. And that’s why I am asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to try and change the Cabinet because I didn’t see a good picture in Japan… as an international person. I did not see Kenya’s good picture in Japan,” Atwoli said. “In 2016, we chaired the meeting, and our President came to Japan as…

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Ticad7: Invest in African food markets to help fight hunger, Japan investors told

Japan investors have been challenged to invest in Africa’s food markets to help fight hunger and boost nutrition. “By investing in Africa’s food markets, governments can win the fight against stunting and improve nutrition across the continent. And with support from institutions like the African Development Bank the results would be a win-win situation for all,” Jennifer Blanke, the Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank Group said in Yokohama on Thursday. “What a huge potential the food markets represent. “Feed Africa,” which is one of the Bank’s…

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Ticad7: Japan, AfDB announce $3.5 billion support of Africa’s private sector

Japan and African Development Bank on Friday announced $3.5 billion in support of Africa’s private sector development. Among the key priorities that were identified are electricity, transport, and health. Under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4), Japan and AfDB set a target of $1.75 billion each, from 2020-22, to enhance the fourth phase of EPSA, which targets to spur private-sector-led sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. “Building on the successful achievements so far, Japan and the Bank have decided to upgrade EPSA in both quality and quantity…

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Ticad7: UHC, Dongo Kundu SEZ top agenda as Uhuru meets Japan PM Abe

BY PSCU , Yokohama, Japan The ongoing rollout of the Universal Health Coverage programme and the development of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Dongo Kundu dominated talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the ongoing TICAD 7 conference in Yokohama, Japan. During the bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Abe said Japan will continue supporting Kenya’s ambition to achieve UHC through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements. Prime Minister Abe had earlier, during the opening session of TICAD 7, announced his government’s pledge to support UHC programmes…

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