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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is inviting students to write essays regarding the emergence of cyber warfare for the15th International Humanitarian Law Essay Competition for East African Universities. The competition seeks to create a discussion regarding the emerging environment around the relevance of treaties and customary rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to modern warfare.

For the second year in a row, USIU-Africa has won the premier African public relations and communications award - the African Excellence Awards. USIU-Africa's "Our Land Our Future" campaign to manage the university's reputation and educate stakeholders on land grabbing issues, was named the top Crisis Communication campaign in the entire continent. Last year, the university's "Experience USIU-Africa" campaign won in the Science and Education category  during the inaugural African Excellence Awards held in South Africa in April 2016.

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Black History Month Committee members cut the cake celebrating the completion of a year of dedicated service to the university community.

The Black History Month Committee held an Appreciation Ceremony on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 in the Freida Brown Students Center, to recognize the work of students, members of the Committee and different divisions of the University involved with Black History Month 2017.

The Opening ceremony featured the Chancellor Dr. Manu Chandaria, who delivered the keynote speech, in which he underlined the role of individuals in shaping the world, while inviting his audience to take charge of their lives and communities.

On Friday, March 24, members of the IT club in collaboration with the School of Science and Technology (SST) and Africa’s Talking, organized a technology workshop to train club members and Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) students on how to utilize Africa’s Talking’s newly-released sandbox environment and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) into application development.

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Partners in the #ImCompassionate Campaign pose for a group photo following the presentation of a cheque for KES 1.532 million to the Kenya Red Cross Society on Wednesday, April 12. From left: Mr. James Ogolla (University Advancement Director) Ms. Esther Odongo (Regional Customer Service Manager, SKF Kenya Ltd), Mr. Stanislas de Dinechin (MD, Jumia Travel), Amb. Prof. Ruthie Rono (DVC - Academic & Student Affairs), Mr. Ajay Manji (Ag. Secretary-General, Kenya Red Cross Society), Prof. Peter Lewa (Professor of Management), Ms. Lillian Gaitho (Head of PR and Communications – Jumia Travel), Ms. Rita Gichema (Business Research Methods - BUS6220D - Class Representative) and Dr. Juliana Namada (Assistant Professor of Strategic Management).

The #IamCompassionate campaign to raise funds to alleviate the famine crisis in Northern Kenya concluded on April 8, with a presentation of a cheque for KES 1, 583 333 to the Acting Secretary General Kenya Red Cross Society Mr. Ayaz Manji  during a ceremony outside the Administration building.

The office of Academic Research office in partnership with Daystar Leadership and Professional Development Institute (DLPDI) offered a “Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis for Decision Making” Workshop from April 3 - 7. 28 members of faculty and staff participated in the in-depth training on both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as interpretation of data.

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Ms. Esther Lugoe – Mengi (Co-founder Serensic Africa) named to Forbes Top 30 under 30 list.

Twenty six year old Esther Lugoe -  Mengi  (IST, ’14) has been listed by Forbes Africa in their annual list of the 30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs in Africa under the age of 30. Mrs. Mengi and her husband Benson, are founders of one of Tanzania’s leading indigenous cyber security and software development companies - Serensic Africa. The company offers cyber security, software solutions and general IT consultancy services.

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‎Prof. Jean-Marc Trouille (Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration at Bradford University School of Management) gives his opening remarks during the Consultative Panel Presentations in the Jean Monnet Network's First International Workshop on ‘The European Union, Africa and China in the Global Age – Sustainable Development through Tripartite Cooperation and Regional Integration: The Case of the East African Community (EU-EAC)’, on Wednesday, April 11.

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Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza listens as H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete speaks during the inaugural conference on the Role of the Diaspora in the Revitalization of African Higher Education, held at Harvard Center for African Studies from March 30-31, 2017. The Conference was sponsored by the Ford Foundation, University of Johannesburg, and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa and organized by USIU-Africa, the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) and Harvard University.

Photo: Mbessin Sonko/Harvard University