Kenya: How Jack Daniel’s Birthday Party Went Down in Nairobi

By Thomas Matiko

Hundreds of revellers turned up for the annual worldwide Jack Daniel’s Birthday at Blackyz Lounge in Hurlingham in Nairobi on Friday night.

The event saw guests treated to some feel good music as they sampled their favorites Jack Daniel’s Whisky brands, ranging from Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack and the new Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.

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Namibia gets US$7,6m for drought relief from US

By Tiri Masawi

Namibia’s efforts to quell effects of drought received a major boost on Wednesday when the United States of America donated food aid and material support worth US$7.6 million (N$106 million).

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Peter H. Vrooman describes his work as U.S. ambassador to Rwanda

By SUSAN MENDE

A Canton native now serving as the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda described Monday how the small African country has rebounded since a 1994 genocide, during which nearly a million residents were murdered.

Peter H. Vrooman, 53, was joined by his mother Sally Vrooman, Canton, during the luncheon meeting of the Canton Rotary Club at the Best Western University Inn. Continue reading “Peter H. Vrooman describes his work as U.S. ambassador to Rwanda”

Trip to Africa is one to remember for students in the Bronx

Bronx high school students got an incredible opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural history of Senegal. Students traveled overseas just last month and say the trip changed them. Natoya German and Makkedah Ramsey were among the few that spent a week in Senegal last month. “I can finally find meaning in the word, ‘black is beautiful,’” said German.   Read more from source Continue reading Trip to Africa is one to remember for students in the Bronx

American investors meet Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga

By Henry Sekanjako

The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has implored American entrepreneurs to consider investing in Uganda for improved employment opportunities. Speaking during a meeting with a group of investors from the United States, at parliament Kadaga boasted of the peace and security in the country, which she said is a good environment for foreigners to invest in Uganda. Continue reading “American investors meet Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga”

Special Forces Sergeant, Killed in Niger Ambush, Is Awarded a Silver Star

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

For nearly two years, a deadly ambush of American soldiers in Niger has spawned investigations, recriminations and reprimands. On Wednesday, it resulted in the awarding of one of the military’s highest honors for acts of valor.

As an Army captain read the award citation for Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, the lights flickered and a summer storm rolled through this small southern Georgia town. A general spoke about the definition of a hero, and then Sergeant Wright’s father cleared his throat, gestured to the two photographs beside him and said, “This is my son.” Continue reading “Special Forces Sergeant, Killed in Niger Ambush, Is Awarded a Silver Star”

American investors in Uganda for tech summit

Top American business owners and investors have arrived in Uganda ahead of the business conference with tech entrepreneurs, which will take place on August 14, in Kampala.

The delegation made up of eight venture capitalists jetted into the country Monday, include Mr. Greg Dennerlein who serves as the director Venture DNA, and Mr. Chris Paladino who is the principal at NCP Equity LCC. Continue reading “American investors in Uganda for tech summit”

23 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

The U.S. Mission in Ghana has sworn-in 23 Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) to begin work in the education sector of the country.

The volunteers who have completed a 10-week training programme prior to their swearing in, will support education of Ghanaian children by teaching in rural junior and senior high schools including schools for the deaf, across the country. Continue reading “23 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in”

Private sector catalyst for growth, says new USA envoy to Malawi

New United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott said private sector is the engine of growth for every country as such the US government would put emphasis in the promotion of the sector.

He said this at Sanjika palace in Blantyre after presenting his letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika. Continue reading “Private sector catalyst for growth, says new USA envoy to Malawi”