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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa
African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, will empower youth and women to transform Africa...

1 day ago

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, FAO special ambassador 'Zero Hunger for Europe' visits Kenya to build networks in Africa towards hunger eradication...

16 Aug 2016

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Social entrepreneurship key to maternal and child health in Africa

Social entrepreneurs to address maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa through GE Healthymagination programme...

25 Jul 2016

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

Deputy emergency relief coordinator calls for urgent action to assist millions of drought-affected people in Southern Africa...

25 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa

New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

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Global Shea Alliance, USAID partner for industry growth and sustainability

Agreement to promote shea markets worldwide and improve sustainable production in Africa...

14 Jul 2016

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Restoring the global economy's ability to deliver prosperity

The Sustainable Development Goals must become the yardstick for judging inclusive growth in the global economy, says Mukhisa Kituyi, UN Conference on Trade & Development...

By Mukhisa Kituyi 12 Jul 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in Egypt

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

Turning garbage into growth the future city way
Turning garbage into growth the future city way

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. Across Africa, implementation is very hard due to explosive population growth...

By Kudzai Danha 22 Jun 2016

MTN’s CEO Brian Gouldie handing over a dummy cheque of MTN Marathon proceeds worth shs.500 million to executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Jenifer Musisi.
MTN and sponsors aid bio-toilet project

MTN Kampala Marathon partners hand over Shs.500 million for KCCA schools sanitation Project...

9 Jun 2016

Professor Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp receives award
Merck Africa infertility campaign wins award

Award for Merck's 'More than a Mother' campaign initiative to empower an unprivileged segment of women in Africa...

8 Jun 2016

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Africa's social entrepreneurs mentored

Social entrepreneurs from Nigeria Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa and Angola mentored to improve maternal and child health...

27 May 2016

Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda
Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda

Merck, a leading science and technology company, have announced the launch of its second "Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda...

24 Feb 2016

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative...

5 Feb 2016

MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project
MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project

Following the 2014 MTN Kampala Marathon which attracted over 20,000 participants, MTN Uganda and its partners including Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Rwenzori Water and Stanbic Bank handed over the UShs. 450 million...

9 Apr 2015

Fourth Kids of Africa 'Run for Fun' event next month
Fourth Kids of Africa 'Run for Fun' event next month

Sunday, 5 October 2014, will see the fourth Kids of Africa 'Run for Fun' event take place in an aim to raise funds and also to celebrate its ninth anniversary...

9 Sep 2014

Mobile Money fundraising platform launched
Mobile Money fundraising platform launched

As a joint venture, MTN Uganda and the Kingdom of Buganda has launched a Mobile Money fundraising platform where the kingdom's subjects and well-wishers will contribute funds to support Kabaka's various development initiatives.

15 Oct 2013

Run for fun with Kids of Africa
Run for fun with Kids of Africa

To raise funds for the school project, and to celebrate its 8th anniversary, Kids of Africa is organising the 3rd Edition "Run for Fun" on Sunday, 6 October 2013.

6 Sep 2013

Ugandan students take part in MTN's Y'ello Care aptitude tests
Ugandan students take part in MTN's Y'ello Care aptitude tests

Over 250 students from across Uganda have taken part in an online aptitude exam to win a fully paid scholarship from MTN Uganda. The winners will be announced on 21 June.

18 Jun 2013

Media houses fail to popularise national anthem
Media houses fail to popularise national anthem

Media owners and managers in Uganda have been asked to popularise the national anthem on a daily basis, as part of preparations to mark Uganda's golden jubilee independence anniversary on Tuesday, 9 October 2012.

By Walter Wafula 8 Oct 2012

Mara Foundation to support young entrepreneurs
Mara Foundation to support young entrepreneurs

Mara Foundation, a Mara Group non-profit social enterprise on Monday, 23 July 2012, announced the formation and launch of a venture capital firm, Mara Launch Uganda Fund, and its first fund totaling UGX 100 million which is be scaled up to a billion shilling.

25 Jul 2012

2011 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards announce winners
2011 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards announce winners

MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat in collaboration with Mindset Learn saw the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards draw to an end last week with Ugandan student, Mary Musimire coming out top in the Best Entry Award category.

19 Sep 2011

Expedition to promote education across Africa

In an expedition through Africa, sponsored by Gabriel, the shock absorber brand, Justin Patrick Brogan of Write to Zero Degrees will travel through 12 countries to distribute educational material and to encourage governments en route to give priority to education for children.

14 Sep 2011