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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kenyan wins chance to train with Arsenal FC’s Soccer Schools.

Arsenal FC and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit have on 9-10- 2018 announced Hamisi Mohamed, one of the founders of Young Talents Soccer Academy, a mixed academy in Embul Bul, Ngong, the winner of their Future Stars youth coaching programme.

The win grants him a chance to train with coaches from Arsenal Soccer Schools in London where he will attend a customized training programme to support him build a legacy of positive social impact through football in Kenya.
Hamisi Mohamed locally known as Coach Kaka scored 35% of the public vote to defeat five other youth football coaches from across Africa.
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According to Mohamed, the Young Talents Soccer Academy, Embul Bul, Ngong aims to help children to succeed both on and off the pitch.
“We use the power of football to address social issues, to teach them life skills. We want them to learn to respect themselves, to know the effects of drug abuse, the effects of violence and crime,” says Hamisi.

Reflecting the shared values of the two companies, the Future Stars programme was set up by WorldRemit together with Arsenal to acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution of youth coaches to their local communities.
Arsenal Soccer Schools Simon McManus observes, “Arsenal itself is an example of how the social impact of football can grow from a small local community to an international programme. It is inspiring to us to see how coaches across Africa are using the power of football to support and educate children at the grassroots level and I think there is a lot we can also learn from them.”
Both WorldRemit and Arsenal are optimistic that the training will help Hamisi Mohamed to play a transformational role in Kenya and internationally.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Diplomats praise Ethiopia for peaceful transfer of political power

Top diplomats in the East African region have lauded the political leadership and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the recent peaceful and democratic transfer of leadership from Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s to the new administration which is headed by His Excellency Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali.

Important milestone in Ethiopia’s History

In their remarks during the celebration to mark the 27th edition of Ethiopian National Day on May 18 in Nairobi - Kenya, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Kenya Dina Mufti Sid and Kenya’s Principal Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Kamau Macharia observed that the peaceful departure of Desalegn, and the inauguration of Prime Minister Ahmed Ali marked a very important milestone in Ethiopia’s recent history.
Dina Mufti attributed the peaceful transition to the complexity of the country’s bureaucracy adding, “…the systemic resilience of a 3000 years old, Ethiopian nationalism that is so deep in each and every one of us, the Almighty God who has always been there for us and the goodwill of the peoples of Ethiopia saved the day.”

He appealed for a favourable international environment and support from development partners to Ethiopia’s quest to become a middle-income economy by year 2025 noting that with the new leadership Ethiopia is now more dynamic, more stable and focused.

Democratic Principals entrenched in Ethiopia

Ambassador Macharia Kamau termed the peaceful transition “a landmark achievement” and wished the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahamed and his administration success in its endeavours to accelerate Ethiopia’s economic transformation, sustainable stability, peace and prosperity.

Kamau further told participants at the event that took place at Ethiopian Embassy grounds Nairobi that the peaceful and democratic transition of leadership in Ethiopia depicts how democratic principles and practice in Ethiopia has been entrenched under the EPRDF leadership.

“…this transition also marks a proud moment for our region and Africa, as it demonstrates that Ethiopia’s democracy has come of af age” He said.

Key figures present during the event included the Leader of Majority in Kenya’s National Assembly Aden Duale, Marsabit County Governor Mohamed Ali, and USA Ambassador to Kenya Robert Gordec among other representatives from foreign missions in Kenya.

Abiy Ahmed took office in April 2018 to become the Country’s 16th Prime Minister succeeding Hailemariam Desalegn who resigned in February after months of protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions.