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  •  Four Points by Sheraton https bit ly 3R7c5Cg part of Marriott Bonvoy s www Marriott com portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali marking the debut of the brand in Rwanda Designed to appeal to business and leisure travelers alike the hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere accessible and relaxed design and hellip
    Four Points by Sheraton Debuts in Rwanda with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali
     Four Points by Sheraton https bit ly 3R7c5Cg part of Marriott Bonvoy s www Marriott com portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali marking the debut of the brand in Rwanda Designed to appeal to business and leisure travelers alike the hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere accessible and relaxed design and hellip
    Four Points by Sheraton Debuts in Rwanda with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali
    Africa7 mins ago

    Four Points by Sheraton Debuts in Rwanda with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali

    Four Points by Sheraton (https://bit.ly/3R7c5Cg), part of Marriott Bonvoy's (www.Marriott.com) portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Kigali, marking the debut of the brand in Rwanda. Designed to appeal to business and leisure travelers alike, the hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, accessible and relaxed design, and stylish comfort in the heart of the capital city.

    Easily accessible from Kigali International Airport and just minutes from the city's major embassies, the hotel is in an enviable location, seamlessly blending vintage and modern design elements with distinctive local touches to create a vibrant and contemporary aesthetic. a compelling sense of place.

    “We are very proud to work with Marriott International to bring the Four Points by Sheraton brand to Rwanda and we are confident that this hotel will set a new benchmark for hospitality within the country,” said Mr. Hatari Said Sekoko, CEO. of New Century Development.

    “I am delighted that Four Points by Sheraton is among the top contributors to the growth of tourism in Rwanda and I am pleased that the hotel has created more job opportunities for energetic local youth and will support the growth of tourism, hospitality and conferences in the Rwanda. country. and events,” said Mr. Matthias Widor, General Manager, Cluster General Manager for Kigali Marriott Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Kigali.

    Exclusive global brand programming and a warm and welcoming atmosphere make Four Points by Sheraton Kigali an ideal gathering place for guests and the local community to unwind.

    Designed for the modern traveler with an emphasis on delivering what matters most, the 154 guest rooms offer sweeping views of Kigali, floor-to-ceiling windows, a 55-inch Smart TV, ergonomic work areas, and free high-speed Internet. The property is complete with 12 suites, including three family suites and a spacious Loft Suite for those looking to enjoy the company of family or friends.

    The property features three distinctive restaurants offering a wide selection of global cuisine. The all-day restaurant, FP Social, blends European and international cuisine with East African flavors, while the snack bar, Brew Bar, has a light snack menu and the brand's exclusive Best BrewsTM program, offering Local craft beers on tap. Guests can also enjoy a variety of cocktails, fresh juices or light bites at Coco Fizz, the pool bar terrace.

    A place for business and pleasure, Four Points by Sheraton Kigali offers more than 700 square meters of exclusive meeting space with nine flexible meeting rooms including a 314 square meter ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests. All meeting rooms are equipped with sophisticated audiovisual facilities and unlimited connectivity via high-speed Wi-Fi. With creative menu options and attentive service, the hotel provides choice and flexibility, making it an exclusive choice for medium-scale business meetings, social events, weddings, or smaller intimate gatherings.

    Leisure amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment available 24 hours a day, a spa, and an outdoor pool for guests to relax and recharge for the day.

    Four Points by Sheraton Kigali is the second Marriott International property in Rwanda.

    For more information about Four Points by Sheraton Kigali, visit Marriott.com/kglfp.

  •  D Tigers Nigeria s senior male national basketball team on Saturday in Kigali Rwanda booked their place in the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers They recorded a 20 0 points win over Mali who failed to show up for the game the second game of the three they are to play in the second hellip
    FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers secure second round ticket without playing 
     D Tigers Nigeria s senior male national basketball team on Saturday in Kigali Rwanda booked their place in the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers They recorded a 20 0 points win over Mali who failed to show up for the game the second game of the three they are to play in the second hellip
    FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers secure second round ticket without playing 
    General news2 days ago

    FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers secure second round ticket without playing 

    D’Tigers, Nigeria’s senior male national basketball team, on Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda booked their place in the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

    They recorded a 20-0 points win over Mali who failed to show up for the game, the second game of the three they are to play in the second window of their qualification group.

    With three wins gained in the first window, D’Tigers now have eight points to join group leaders Cape Verde and third-placed Uganda in the second round of the qualifiers.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the top three teams in Group A will be merged with the top three teams in Group C.

    The group has Côte d’Ivoire, Angola, Guinea, and the Central African Republic (CAR).

    D’Tigers will still take on Uganda on Sunday in their last match of this second window.

    Both teams have lost during this window to the eventual group winners, Cape Verde, but the match will be inconsequential to qualification as they are both assured of passage.

    In February, D’Tigers beat Uganda 95-69 and this match will only decide the second and third spots in the group.

    The next round of matches will be held between Aug. 22 and Aug. 30.
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  •  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned on Friday from an overseas tour to face multiple crises including the latest resignation of a top Conservative from his scandal hit government The embattled leader found his ruling Conservatives mired in another sexual misconduct controversy shortly after he returned to Britain on Thursday from a NATO summit in Spain hellip
    UK PM back in crisis mode after foreign tour
     UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned on Friday from an overseas tour to face multiple crises including the latest resignation of a top Conservative from his scandal hit government The embattled leader found his ruling Conservatives mired in another sexual misconduct controversy shortly after he returned to Britain on Thursday from a NATO summit in Spain hellip
    UK PM back in crisis mode after foreign tour
    Foreign3 days ago

    UK PM back in crisis mode after foreign tour

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned on Friday from an overseas tour to face multiple crises, including the latest resignation of a top Conservative from his scandal-hit government.

    The embattled leader found his ruling Conservatives mired in another sexual misconduct controversy shortly after he returned to Britain on Thursday from a NATO summit in Spain.

    In a letter to Johnson, Conservative MP Chris Pincher announced he would resign as deputy whip chief after admitting he drank "too much" and "embarrassed myself and other people" on Wednesday night.

    Reports said he had been accused of groping two men in front of others at London's exclusive Carlton Club, prompting complaints from Conservatives.

    His departure from the whip office, charged with enforcing discipline and party standards, marks the latest allegation of sexual misconduct by the Tories in recent months.

    Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned in April after viewing pornography on his mobile phone in the House of Commons.

    That sparked a by-election in his previously secure seat that the party lost in a landmark victory for the opposition Liberal Democrats.

    Johnson himself has been embroiled in several scandals, including the so-called "Partygate" affair that prompted his own lawmakers to launch a no-confidence motion against him in early June that he narrowly survived.

    The 58-year-old prime minister still faces a parliamentary inquiry into whether he lied to MPs about parties breaching the Downing Street lockdown.

    'Survival mode' The controversies erupt as Britain grapples with a worsening cost-of-living crisis and a summer of multi-union strikes over wages and working conditions.

    Meanwhile, the country continues to struggle to adjust to Brexit and risks a potential trade war with the European Union by unilaterally revising the special deal it agreed with the bloc for Northern Ireland.

    The Financial Times reported on Friday that Britain's trade performance this year has fallen to its worst level since records began, adding to the pound's recent slide.

    A growing chorus of critics argues that the Johnson administration is too distracted by its own problems to focus on these mounting challenges.

    "We have a problem in trade, (a) problem in Northern Ireland, a problem with labor shortages, the pound has devalued significantly, business investment is down," the former Prime Minister told the BBC on Thursday. Labor Minister Tony Blair.

    "I think it's incoherent and it's also not well thought out and the reason is that the government is in survival mode - they're not thinking about what is the right long-term plan for Britain's future."

    Johnson returned home after nine days of globetrotting that saw him attend three international summits, including a Commonwealth meeting in Rwanda and a G7 meeting in Germany.

    'Serious questions' Pincher's resignation within hours of that immediately refocused attention on persistent claims of conservative sleaze.

    It also left the UK leader with another top job to fill after the Conservative chairman resigned following two by-election defeats last month, including for the Parish seat.

    "The prime minister has accepted the resignation and believes it was right for him to resign," Johnson's deputy spokesman told reporters, amid a series of questions about Pincher.

    "(He) thinks that kind of behavior is unacceptable and would encourage those who wish to make a complaint to do so," he added, while refusing to specify exactly what behavior had led the former whip to resign.

    The spokesman said he was not aware of any government investigation into the matter, amid anonymous briefings in Downing Street that Pincher would remain as MP, sparking a backlash.

    The only two Conservative chairs of parliamentary watchdog committees have written to the party's chief whip urging Pincher to be suspended from the party while his conduct is investigated.

    They also demanded a "zero tolerance policy" on sexual misconduct following an "inconsistent and unclear approach".

    Pincher only became deputy whip chief in February, when Johnson reportedly defied warnings from other Tories about his behavior.

    He previously resigned as a junior whip in 2017, following a complaint that he had made an unwanted pass at a former Olympic rower and potential Conservative election candidate.

    Johnson's deputy spokesman denied that the prime minister was aware of any other "specific" allegations against Pincher before his latest appointment.

    That has failed to satisfy opposition politicians.

    "Boris Johnson has serious questions to answer about why Chris Pincher was given this role in the first place and how he can remain a Conservative MP," Labor Party Deputy Leader Angela Rayner said.

  •  mPharma https mPharma com a pan African health technology company has launched a new customer focused product Facility Insights in its proprietary pharmacy transformation and data management tool Bloom This product provides pharmacy owners with personalized data driven insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions Facility Insights is now launching in over 300 pharmacies in hellip
    mPharma Launches Data-driven Insights Platform to Empower African Pharmacies in Decision making
     mPharma https mPharma com a pan African health technology company has launched a new customer focused product Facility Insights in its proprietary pharmacy transformation and data management tool Bloom This product provides pharmacy owners with personalized data driven insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions Facility Insights is now launching in over 300 pharmacies in hellip
    mPharma Launches Data-driven Insights Platform to Empower African Pharmacies in Decision making
    Africa3 days ago

    mPharma Launches Data-driven Insights Platform to Empower African Pharmacies in Decision making

    mPharma (https://mPharma.com/), a pan-African health technology company, has launched a new customer-focused product, Facility Insights, in its proprietary pharmacy transformation and data management tool, Bloom. This product provides pharmacy owners with personalized, data-driven insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions.

    Facility Insights is now launching in over 300 pharmacies in Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda, and is expected to be fully operational in all mPharma partner pharmacies in nine African countries within the next 3 months. The module is designed to solve the deep-seated problem of pharmacies that have limited data and manually generate the necessary reports for decision-making, which contributes to error-prone data and poor user experiences. The easy-to-use platform enables pharmacy owners to self-service accurate and up-to-date pharmacy data 24/7, generate cross-sectional reports of sales, profits and products in specific date ranges, measure products of highest and lowest sales by months, obtain information on retention of mutti members, registrations and more.

    Facility owners are already engaged with this new product and are using it to generate reports and insights relevant to their pharmacies:

    “With the launch of the Facility Insights module in Bloom, we enjoy having all the necessary highlights and analysis of our transactions, and this helps us to know how far our work is progressing. The analyzes there are precise and punctual. With a single click, I can get an interface that shows graphs, percentages, and activity progress levels as I compare them over certain time periods.” said Jacques Tuyishimire, RPh, pharmacist and CEO of Siloam Pharmacy, Kigali, Rwanda. He went on to add, “I mostly enjoyed the feature of being able to track comparative levels of sales, profits, and fast-moving products over different time periods. This is incredible!"

    Dan Shoukimas, Product Manager at mPharma, who helped engineer this feature, had this to say: “Pharmacies today suffer from two problems at opposite ends of a spectrum. Either they lack the data and analytics tools they need, they're eager to get it but don't have the tools or training to get it, or they have too much data but can't harness it to make better decisions. Facility information is a key step in resolving these and many other gaps in the pharmacist's data tool belt. With the key reports in place, there will be plenty of opportunities for us to uncover actionable insights that help our pharmacists deliver the best care possible.”

    The Facility Insights team is interested in launching products that directly solve pharmacy management problems and obstacles, and has a number of products on its roadmap that address this mission. Beyond reporting, the team will work on tools that help pharmacies forecast future performance based on past usage trends and provide smart recommendations that drive pharmacy growth.

    mPharma is driven by its mission to build an Africa in good health. One key way it does this is by launching technology-driven tools that directly address the needs of its clients, partners, and customers. It has recently launched a last-mile delivery platform that improves vehicle allocation efficiency and tracking of driver delivery patterns, a co-insurance system that enables payments for patients with partial insurance coverage in Gabon, and a trading platform (https:// MyMutti.com/) that provides access to quality medicines and health care services at affordable prices in Ghana and Nigeria.

  •  The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday called on Russia to prevent the execution of two British citizens sentenced to death in a pro Moscow breakaway region of Ukraine Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were sentenced to death earlier this month by a court in the unrecognized Donetsk People s Republic following their surrender to Russian hellip
    Europe court urges Russia to stop executions of two Britons
     The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday called on Russia to prevent the execution of two British citizens sentenced to death in a pro Moscow breakaway region of Ukraine Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were sentenced to death earlier this month by a court in the unrecognized Donetsk People s Republic following their surrender to Russian hellip
    Europe court urges Russia to stop executions of two Britons
    Foreign4 days ago

    Europe court urges Russia to stop executions of two Britons

    The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday called on Russia to prevent the execution of two British citizens sentenced to death in a pro-Moscow breakaway region of Ukraine.

    Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were sentenced to death earlier this month by a court in the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic, following their surrender to Russian forces in the conflict sparked by Moscow's invasion of their neighbour.

    Both men, residents of Ukraine with Ukrainian partners, joined the Ukrainian armed forces in 2018 and were posted to Mariupol, which was later besieged by Russian forces.

    Russia must “ensure that the death penalty imposed on the applicants is not carried out,” the court said in an emergency ruling following applications filed on behalf of Pinner and Aslin on June 27.

    He stressed that Russia had an obligation on their situation due to the state of the region and should also "ensure appropriate conditions of their detention and provide them with necessary medical assistance and medication."

    The ECHR also noted that the couple "voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered to Russian forces in Mariupol."

    The ruling issued by Europe's court of rights is an urgent interim measure, provided on an exceptional basis, when applicants would otherwise "face a real risk of irreversible harm," he stressed.

    On June 16, the ECHR issued a similar ruling urging Russia to stop the execution of Brahim Saadun, a Moroccan citizen born in 2000 who was sentenced to death along with two Britons.

    The urgent interim measure is the same format used by the ECtHR earlier this month when it led to the cancellation of the first deportation flight of UK asylum seekers to Rwanda, angering London.

    That move has sparked debate within the British government over whether Britain should continue to implement ECHR rulings.

    The ECHR is part of the Council of Europe, which expelled Russia from its membership in mid-March following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Russia simultaneously also took steps to leave the body.

    The court insists it can deliver verdicts on Russia, even though the Russian parliament has adopted legislation insisting it no longer adhere to ECHR rulings.

    According to his spokesman, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "appalled" by the death sentences imposed on the two Britons.