Thursday, 30 July 2015

6th Global Entreprenuer Summit In Kenya

The Government of Kenya co-hosted the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July. Which has been organised annually since 2009,When it was officially opened by President Obama in Washington,the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organisations, and governments looking to support them,which is an amazing White House initiative. This was the first time the GES had taken place in sub-Saharan Africa and in Africa in general,which was historical. President Obama travelled to Kenya in July, where he held bilateral meetings with the Kenyan Government and participated in the GES. President Obama opened the 6th Global Entrepreneur Summit together with his co-host President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.He spoke of his Kenyan roots and promised 1 billion dollars to fund entrepreneur projects in Africa. His was aimed at building on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security. This was President Obama’s fourth trip to sub-Saharan Africa during his presidency.

Members of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) network and from the African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) were well represented at GES Nairobi and also those from other USG women and youth initiatives.
“Spark” which is a common symbol and platform for connecting diverse programs working to promote entrepreneurship around the world was there too.President Obama said women are the leaders of entrepreneurship and young people need finance for their ideas.He said that Africa should be a hub for entrepreneurship. He said that he came with big business entrepreneurs like Daymond John the founder of FUBU and star of ABC's Shark Tank, Producer/Musician Akon who has started the Light Africa Project plus many more.They are to interact with the young entrepreneurs and hear their business ideas and give advice or investments or both.

In The GES accomplished entrepreneurs and investors who have been their and done that motivate young people with dreams of entrepreneurship.They also give the young people ideas and also listen to their ideas and invest in the ideas that look promising. GES is aimed at improving the lives of people with dreams of entrepreneurship but do not have the incentives to make these dreams a reality and with these there is job creation and the lives of many people are improved.This is worldwide and Africa is now not left behind and President Obama and The White House is the heart of it.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Obama In Ethiopia-Followings On Twitter

  1. President Obama left Kenya for Ethiopia and i am glad he did not shy away from what is exactly making the African continent not prosper like it should.And that problem is the African leaders who never what to follow the law,they mostly benefit themselves and never want to give up their sits and yet they have all the money in the World which is pretty much what they wanted all along.Here is the way his visit to Ethiopia went courtesy of tweets.

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  2. This was what I've been thinking since I saw that carpet.
  3. : "Young people with no jobs & stifled voices can fuel instability & disorder" - AU speech references recent unrest
  4. "Obama: "When we respect the dignity of others, no matter their skin colour or where they pray, that's when we'll be free."
  5. "When journalists are jailed and civil society activists may have democracy in name, but not substance".
  6. ''Islam means peace and Boko Haram and al-Shabab should be described for what they are "murderers"
  7. Obama: "Islam means Peace.....we must call ISIL, Al Shabaab, Boko Haram what they are.....A bunch of Murderers."
  8. Obama condemns African leaders who won't give up power.
  9. "Africa doesn't need Strongmen, it needs Strong Institutions."
  10. ": Unsurprisingly that's how we roll trends in Kenya. !"
  11. People noticed that "Ethiopians aren't tweeting about ." Well, internet penetration is 2% & there's mass state surveillance.
  12. U.S. will work to provide ~$465m to African partners to enhance peace & security through Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund
  13. Simple poetry! The 1st black becomes 1st sitting U.S. president to visit , symbol of African liberation
  14. Interesting. Ethiopian activists are flooding the hashtag with messages of govt abuse and killing of citizens.
  15. Ethio Muslim Committee Members deserve recognition 4 thier commitment for thier peaceful cause!
  16. U.S. President Barak .
  17. The first ever visit of a sitting President begins ..We will be live tweeting events follow us
  18. EBC's coverage is in Amharic, English and French (for international viewers). Why not in other Ethiopian languages?
  19. In less than 2 mins the road is empty. I mean no cars or humans. Apartments & nearby buildings told to shut windows.
  20. According to Ethiopia calendar. Obama trip starts today 19/07/2007