KINSHASA - On Saturday 18 and on Sunday 19 October 2008 Cubs and Scouts of the Scout Group of Bishop Bokeleale School, Lisanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo took part in the JOTI-JOTA.
The event took place at the Lisanga School's cyber.
BUJUMBURA - The Food for Life (FFL) project was launched in Burundi on 9 October 2008. The project was launched by a WSB – ARO (World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional office) delegation in a ceremony attended by the top leadership of Burundi Scouts Association (BSA) among them, the Chief Commissioner Dr. Thierry Gahungu and the National council.
ACCRA – Situation: Need for development. Operation: Building a hall, installation of computers. Code-name: ''Project Meridian''. It is within this parameters that between July and August 2008 a joint project involving Ghana and UK Scouts took place.
BUKAVU - On Saturday 20 September 2008, Jean-Jacques Ba MURHANDIKIRE, the South Kivu Provincial Commissioner, in D.R. CONGO, defended a thesis entitled « Scoutisme dans la sous région des grands lacs africains et éducation à la paix » (Scouting and Peace Education in the African Great Lakes Region). The dissertation explores in a scientific way the experience of the Forum of Great Lakes Scouts (CSGL) and its contribution to peace building in the area.
NAIROBI - Hot on the heels of the World Scout Conference, the Africa Scout Regional Office conducted a Senior Management Conference (SMC) between 24 and 30 September 2008 at the regional secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya.
Participants included WOSM's Acting Secretary General Luc Panissod; Regional Committee Members, Marcel Blaguet, Naivasha Miriti, Chris Mbanga and regional executives, Winston Adams, Lamine Diawara, Jim Kastelic (and his Assistant Jonathan Omondi), Euloge Ishimwe, Jacques Sandrizi, Guy Banafai, Elzette Balgobin. The rapporteurs were Ann Leparan and Pauline Kibugi.
A glorious page in the history book of Scouting in Africa will forever be dedicated to a philanthropic giant: Klaus Jacobs. The late Klaus J. Jacobs, was a famous German businessman and the founder of the Jacobs Foundation. Thanks to his support, the Africa Scout Region was able to launch a project dubbed, ''Training Young Leaders to Ensure the Future of Africa''. He was born in 1936 in Germany.
Mr Shantillall Dhanjee passed away at the age of 93. He is the founder of the first local Hindu Scout Troop in 1946. He was the first Mauritian to be appointed as Chief Scout of the Mauritius Scout Association (MSA) in 1978 and remained in office for 20 years. Shantillall Dhanjee led a very active life in Mauritian society by being a high calibre educationist, owner and director of the Dhanjee College.
From 15 to 25 August 2008, four African Rover Scouts participated in the 11th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange that was held in Yemen. They were from Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia (2). The Regional Office was represented by Euloge Ishimwe, the Communications Manager. The Youth Gathering was held concurrently with the 17th Arab Scout Moot, in Sana'a the capital city of Yemen.
In Togo, the last quarter of the year 2007 was marked by strong floods in the savannah, plateaus and coastal areas. Heavy rainfalls in the said areas and in the Lomé Commune, have produced a sudden rise in the levels of the rivers Haho and Zio, thereby resulting in floods. The immediate consequences of this situation are: flooding of fields and houses, destruction and/or flooding of roads
NAIROBI - The ARO (Africa Scout Regional Office) conducted a training programme for the "Food For Life" Project between 6th and 8th August 2008. This is partly as a response to an acute food shortage in Africa and in the world as a whole.