Kester Kenn Klomegah

Kester Kenn Klomegah, who previously worked for the Inter Press Service (IPS), is an observer of socio-economic and political development issues in former Soviet republics, particularly in the Russian Federation and Eurasia. He enjoys travelling and visiting historical places in Eastern and Central Europe. Klomegah is a frequent and passionate contributor to Pressenza Media.

Russia-Africa: Reviving Party Solidarity

Over the past few years, Russia‘s sphere of influence in Africa has been strengthening and broadening with much focus on helping to maintain peace and security, and making investment in exploiting natural resources in Africa. The first historic Russia-Africa summit…

Despite the pandemic-related challenges, Russia progresses with vaccination at home and abroad

President Vladimir Putin has praised the entire healthcare system, and particularly the hard-working team of scientists and specialists from different institutions for their efforts at research and creating a series of coronavirus vaccines for use against the coronavirus both at…

Academia: Why African Researchers Keep Distance Away From COVID-19

With estimated 1.3 billion population and huge resources, Africa still lags behind development, science and technology. Without its own manufactured vaccine, Africa now depends on the World Health Organization-backed equitable vaccine distribution network COVAX facility to fight the coronavirus pandemic.…

Samia Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female President

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On March 19, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as the sixth president of the East African country following the death of President John Magufuli. The swearing-in ceremony took place at State House in Dar es Salaam,…

Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration Through Eastern Economic Forum

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) will host the 6th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on September 2-4 in Vladivostok, that is expected to bring together corporate business directors and investors from the Asian-Pacific…

Russia’s Chamber Moving Business into the Future

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is preparing to hold its grand congress this year, as stipulated in its official charter, to sum up the results of what has been done over the past period, and then…

President Issoufou wins Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee. President Mahamadou Issoufou served…

China Delivers on its Vaccine Pledges in Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah China and Africa have long decades of interaction. The relationship has changed over the years and Chinese outreach to Africa has often been viewed with deep appreciation, especially helping to overcome development challenges. As expectedly, China…

Africa’s development must be based on resilient approaches with nature and people at the center

Interview by Kester Kenn Klomegah In this insightful and wide-ranging interview, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer of Global Center on Adaptation discusses the organization’s establishment, its main objectives, challenges and the plans for the future. The Global Center on…

Russia Steps Up Sputnik V Vaccine To Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah As African countries continue to experience increasing coronavirus infections, with the overall number of cases exceeding 3.79 million mid-February, Russia is stepping in to supply 300 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine through the African Union…

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