Saturday, 22 November 2014


100 most influential black people named




The top 100 black Brits have been named in a list compiled by publishing company Powerlist Foundation.
Karen Blackett has been named as Britain’s most influential black person
Karen Blackett has been named as Britain’s most influential black person
The list, which consists of famous African Caribbean faces, as well as individuals from various sectors including business, media and sport.
Top of the list is chief executive of MediaCom, Karen Blackett (OBE) who rose to the top of her field despite working in an industry dominated by white men.
“I still think it’s odd that I’m the only senior black woman in the advertising industry,” she told The Telegraph. “I was at a Marketing Society event earlier this year, where Justin King was honoured as a Fellow. In the room there were a handful of women and two people of colour. I was one of them.”
Blackett, as well as several other named individuals were hosted by the London Mayor Boris Johnson, at a black tie event at his home where Home Secretary Theresa May also gave a speech.
Blackett came up head of some of Britain’s most famous black faces, including Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, heartthrob actor Idris Elba and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Ummuna.
The black powerlist, which was first created in 2007 by Powerlist Foundation CEO Michael Eboda, aims to help improve diversity in all sectors, particularly within the FTSE 100.

“In this day and age there is no excuse to not have adequate representation of diversity on FTSE 100 Boards,” Eboda told The Voice Newspaper. “Executive search firms should be doing a much better job, but it is up to the companies themselves to ensure that this happens.”.
Top 10 influential black brits
  1. Karen Blackett – CEO, MediaCom UK
  2. Ken Olisa – Chairman, Restoration Partners; Non-Executive Chairman, Outsourcery Plc
    3. (Joint)    Chuka Umunna – Shadow Business Secretary; Helen Grant – Minister for Sport and Tourism
    4.    Sandie Okoro – Global General Council, HSBC Global Asset Management
    5.    Steve McQueen – Artist/Director
    6.    Matthew Ryder QC – Barrister
    7.    Sharon White – Second Permanent Secretary of the Treasury
    8. (Joint)    Lenny Henry – Comedian, actor, writer; Idris Elba – actor, producer
    9.    Adrian Joseph – Director, search advertising Northern & Central Europe, Google
    10.    Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 driver, Mercedes

Friday, 21 November 2014





Drama unfolded at Lee Funeral Home on Friday when a woman claiming to be Late Senator Otieno Kajwang’s wife emerged Faith Otieno said she is Kajwang’s legally married wife of 19 years and was not happy being left out in funeral arrangements for her late husband.
 She claimed that she is the one who took the late Homabay Senator to the hospital before he died. Kajwang' passed on Tuesday night at Mater Hospital in Nairobi due to cardiac arrest.
According to family sources, the former immigration minister developed breathing complications at his Runda home and was rushed to his personal physician at Mater. He was 55 years old.

Ebola is devastating parts of West Africa. And every day that we continue to wait – for funding to reach the ground, for nurses and doctors to be deployed, for the shattered medical services to be rebuilt - more people die.

Leaders from every nation need to stop waiting and deliver.

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Dear World Leaders,
We’re counting on you to quickly make and deliver bold commitments and help end the Ebola epidemic now.
Delay is a disaster. For too many months, we waited for money and support to be promised. Don’t get us wrong. Some governments - in particular the UK - have stepped up and pledged funds, healthcare workers and supplies, and we need to encourage them to keep moving quickly and get those into the communities that need them.

But we’re still waiting for some countries to do anything at all or to start spending the money they have promised.

In too many places, sick patients are waiting for treatment. Healthcare workers are waiting for supplies. And healthcare systems are completely shattered.

Sign our petition and tell leaders it’s time to stop the outbreak now AND build health systems that could stop crises like this from happening ever again.
Thanks - as always - for your support.

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Willy Mutenza wins promotion of the positive image of Africa award at the 16th Annual GAB Awards in London.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Mark  my  words -Is this the  next  president  of  Nigeria?
This  is Aminu Waziri Tabuwali the  current  speaker  of  the  Nigeria  house  of  representatives.The National Assembly is Nigeria’s bicameral legislature and the highest elective law-making body of the country. It consists of the 109-member Senate and the 360-member House of Representatives. The term of the National Assembly is 4-years from the date of its first sitting after the general elections.
He  may  run  for  presidency  under  theAll Progressive Congress (APC)  party  ticket
Regarded as a possible game changer, Tambuwal is said to have the backing of some of APC leaders including the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu because of his age and the impression of integrity he has created in the mind of some Nigerians. He is also seen in some quarters as the only candidate the APC can sell to all geo-political zones of Nigeria without the usual moral and religious baggage identifiable with some others.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Uharibifu mkubwa umefanyika ambapo nyumba 16 na magari tisa yameteketea moto.
Mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Leonidas Gama pamoja na kamati ya ulinzi na usalama wakitizama uharibifu  uliofanywa na wafugaji jamii ya Masai.
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Leonidas Gama akitizama moja ya gari lililochomwa moto na watu wanaodaiwa kuwa ni wafugaji jamii ya Masai.


    Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu (left) discussing a point with Permanent Representative of the African Union Mission to the USA, Ambassador Amina Salum Ali during the ongoing 39th World Congress of Africa Travel Association (ATA) in Kampala, Uganda.
        Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu (second right) stands during the playing of the Ugandan and East African anthems before the official opening of the 39th World Congress of Africa Travel Association (ATA) in Kampala, Uganda.


        SUNDERLAND 1-TANZANIA 1


         SUNDERLAND DOES IT AGAIN AT  WTM-TANZANIA  STAND
        > By  Ayoub  mzee
        > Today was the final day of WTM 2014 at ExCeL London. Sunderland AFC
        > continued  to strengthen its links with  Tanzania in particular, following
        > the signing of a ground-breaking business partnership, which sees the
        > country become the ‘Official Destination Partner’ of Sunderland AFC.
        > Once  again  Sunderland  officials  were  present  at  the  Tanzania’s
        > stand  at  the  world  travel  market  not  only  to give  support  to
        > Tanzania  Tourist  board  as  tourism is a key factor in the upward growth
        > of the Tanzanian economy and the partnership aims to use the global reach of
        > the Barclays Premier League to promote the country as a tourist destination.
        > Premier League football is watched in over 200 countries, with accumulative
        > audience of a phenomenal 4.7 billion, making it the most watched sporting
        > league in the world but  also  free  tickets  were  offered  through  a
        > rafle  to  watch  a match  between Sunderland  and  Chelsea. Present  was
        > the  Tanzania  high  commissioner  H.E  Peter  kallaghe and  other
        > dignitaries .

        Monday, 17 November 2014

        COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION

        CPA Workshop for Parliamentary Agriculture Committees for the India, Asia and SEA Regions has started in Punjab, India 

        DEVOTA KASANDA MDACHI-TANZANIA’S MOST POWERFUL BUSINESS WOMAN
        By Ayoub  Mzee
         Meet Devota Kasanda Mdachi  the Tanzania Tourist  Board ‘s Marketing Director, the first woman to hold this position in  Tanzania. She  is   billed  as  Tanzania’s  most  powerful  business woman  by  Newdeal  Africa – based  in London. It's been a ground breaking year for  her in  business .Within  a  short  time  since  her  appointment   Tanzania’s  fortunes  have  doubled  as  far  as  Tourism  is  concerned in  Tanzania
         Ms. Mdachi will be based in the TTB head office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More CEOs, more industries, more power, more challenges. That’s the story of Fortune’s 2014 ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Women in ­Business, which features an all-time record of 24 large-company CEOs in its pages. Our women are leading—and in many cases pushing through difficult tran
         She  has been  art of  the  team  that  has  seen Sunderland AFC (SAFC) an English  premiership  club  officially strengthen  its links with the African continent, after cementing its partnership with Tanzania.She  also  oversaw  the ground  breaking deal    between  Tanzania Tourism  and  Stoke  City  English  premiership  club.This  made  Tanzania  the  first  African  coutry  to  dela  with  the  English premiership
         Why  the  English  Premiership? It is the world favourite game. In England, almost 75% of 16 to 50 years old are interested in football, football provides an excellent , entertaining and exciting backdrop to showcase a product and football is played by over 265 million people and still growing. By this Tanzania  will get brand awareness, brand visibility, trust and credibility, web traffic, promotional assets, talent rights, shirt sponsorship, broadcast to 211 countries worldwide with 2.85 billion cumulative audience for all  English games in over 500 million homes alone.And  why  Tourism? Tourism is a key factor in the upward growth of the Tanzanian economy and the partnership uses the global reach of the Barclays Premier League to promote the country as a premier tourist destination. Premier League football is watched in over 200 countries, with accumulative audience of a phenomenal 4.2 billion, making it the most watched sporting league in the world.
         As of now, Sunderland FC has already developed close links with Tanzania, through providing technical and practical support to the development of a football academy project, the first of its kind in the country. The project will see thousands of youngsters benefit from a joined up approach combing football, education and community engagement, harnessing the knowledge and expertise of Sunderland AFC and its own successful academy.
        Lazaro S. Nyalandu, MP, Tanzania’s Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, is quoted  as  said: “Tanzania Tourist Board is proud to be associated with Sunderland AFC. We believe that the partnership enhances the Board’s efforts in promoting Tanzania to the world and will also help to attract investments and develop sports tourism in Tanzania.”
        Did  you  know  that  there  is  now  a  Tanzania  Tourism  app which  is designed for both iPhone and iPad?.Please Kindly  follow  the  link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tanzania-tourism-guide/id530460453?mt=8.
        This version is optimised for iPhone5. Now this is a universal compact app. Supports iPhone5/ iPhone/ iPad/ iPod.
        When  contacted   on  how  she  does  it,  she   smiled  and  said  “It  all a  big  team’s  work  and  support of  Government”.

        And  for the  first  time  in  English premiership history ,  on  the  29.11.2014 , in  a  match   between  Sunderland  and  Chelsea, Sunderland  Fc  will  wear  Tanzania brand   Jerseys  .