North Korea has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland US, saying the program is necessary to counter US aggression. In a show of force, the US sent the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean peninsula, where it joined the USS Michigan, a nuclear submarine that docked in South Korea in late April. Tensions have escalated on the Korean Peninsula as the North continues to defy UN sanctions over its nuclear missile program. 

Basketball

The USIU-Africa women’s team avenged their first leg loss against fellow students Kenyatta University Oryx by stunning the latter 45-40, in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League match which took place at Strathmore University on July 1.

USIU-Africa is currently undertaking an institutional self-study exercise in preparation for the re-affirmation visit by WASC Senior Colleges and University Commission (WSCUC) in 2018. The process was launched in 2016 in a public Baraza where students, faculty, staff and management were briefed on the series of activities they will undertake towards the WSCUC accreditation re-affirmation.

On Wednesday 28th June, USIU-Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kenya School of Government (KSG) and the National Crime Research Center (NCRC). The MOU promotes sharing of expertise and knowledge in training, consultancy and research, skills development and best practices between the three parties.

The Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Kenya, H.E. Ambassador Kwon Young-Dae, will visit USIU-Africa on Wednesday, 5th July, 2017 to deliver a talk on Re-Unification and Foreign Policy. The talk will be.

From Monday July 3-7, eye specialist, Eye N U Ophthalmics Ltd will hold an eye health talk and a free eye screening at the Health Center to sensitize students, staff and faculty about eye problems like keratoconus, glaucoma, computer syndrome, cataract, retinal detachment and other eye allergies.

Basketball

The ladies team was on a winning streak this past weekend after they beat Western Delight 80-32 and Strathmore University 60-57 on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the ongoing Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League which took place at Strathmore University.

The university will remain closed on Monday, 26 June 2017 and resume classes and reopen offices on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Intermediate and Upper Level Japanese Courses as a minor offered through the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) begin in the Fall Semester of 2017.

Assistant Professor of Journalism Dr. Dorothy Njoroge is the new chair of the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) following the association’s Annual General Meeting held in Nairobi on Saturday, June 17. She takes over the position from career broadcaster Pamela Mburia, following a fierce contest between her and Kenya National Human Rights Commission's Patience Nyange.