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UPDF train in modern farming

UPDF train in modern farming

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KABANYOLO, Uganda A total of 197 veterans are attending a four days training in modern ways of farming at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo in Wakiso District. During the opening ceremony, the Minister of State for Defence in-charge Veteran Affairs Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Dr. Bright Rwamirama called upon Veterans to take the training seriously. "This training opportunity will help you to be productive citizens and expand capacity to generate employment as well as move away from handouts to empowerment." he said . adding"Acquire skills for survival to fight dependency syndrome." The Minister further stated that the key project goals are to ensure that military veterans are paid their terminal benefits and also help them invest in productive enterprises to en...
Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has turned himself to the authorities and was arrested and processed on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct, according to the New York Police Department. The criminal sex act chargers against Harvey arise from two separate incidences where women including aspiring actress Lucia Evans alleged that Harvey forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Tribeca office in 2004. According to a source, Harvey is likely to face more charges as a grand jury continues to hear testimony in the state's case with at least four women expected to testify. Further, Harvey is under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London. Since 2017, the forme...
The mirage of Djibouti’s economic success

The mirage of Djibouti’s economic success

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LONDON, United Kingdom EXX Africa published a special report on the country’s investment outlook on 24 May 2018. At first sight, Djibouti seems to be an attractive investment destination in an otherwise troubled Horn of Africa region. The country’s apparent political stability is assured by the presence of multiple foreign military bases and relatively low exposure to regional security threats. Djibouti’s strategic location near the world’s busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, continues to attract investment from African, western, Asian, and Gulf investors, particularly in the marine, construction, aviation, fuel, and defense sectors. However, the high profile cancellation of a port terminal concession earlier this year has raised questio
Visa suspends marketing with Morgan Freeman amid allegations

Visa suspends marketing with Morgan Freeman amid allegations

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America Marketers are beginning to distance themselves from Morgan Freeman following allegations of inappropriate behavior. Visa said Thursday it was suspending all marketing featuring the actor, while TransLink, the Vancouver transit system, said it would be pausing its collaboration with Freeman, just one day after announcing that Freeman would voice rider announcements this summer. "We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman," a Visa spokeswoman said. "At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured." Freeman's TransLink announcements are part of an ad campaign with Visa Canada for its tap-to-pay offering. "In light of information we've learned this morning of allegations regarding ac...
Over 300 Police Officers Sit AU Exams

Over 300 Police Officers Sit AU Exams

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
NSAMBYA, Uganda At least 326 Police Officers from Uganda Police Force sat for the Assistance to Mission Support Examinations that were set by the African Union and conducted at Nsambya Youth Sharing Center. According to AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe, Director Peace Support Operations in Uganda Police Force, successful candidates will be deployed to peace mission in Somalia. "Today we are examining 326 police officers from the Uganda Police Force undergoing an Assistance to Mission Support Exam by African Union from Adis-ababa. This exams will make them ready to be deployed in Somalia under the AMISOM arrangement, "AIGP Turyagumanawe said before the commencement of the exercise. The officers were tested in oral and comprehension in English and report writing. Successful candidates...
Africans want the continent to #Break Free from fossil fuel

Africans want the continent to #Break Free from fossil fuel

AFRICA
JOHANNESBURG, South AfricaToday, Africa Day, citizens and communities in almost 20 countries across the African continent are gathering, taking to the streets and actively blocking the fossil fuel economy as part of a continent-wide day of action. By joining the Break Free movement, regular citizens and activists from communities across Africa will call on governments and business to put an end to fossil fuels and move towards a just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. There are over 30 events registered, in which those hardest hit by fossil fuels projects and the impacts of climate change will make their voices heard by those in power. Some of these events include: A picket in Lephalale where communities will call for the cancellation of the local proposed private...
ADB takes landmark lead on formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change

ADB takes landmark lead on formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change

AFRICA
BUSAN, Republic of Korea Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10 countries in the world that are most threatened by climate change, seven are in Africa.Cognizant of this situation, the African Development Bank led the way to what may turn out to be Africa’s most decisive action to ensure that the continent is not short-changed by climate finance. At the 53rd Annual Meetings of the Bank, in Busan, Korea, the institution brought stakeholders together for an “open dialogue” to discuss the establishment of the Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change (AFAC). The initiative was well received by key continental and global stakeholders who agre
APO Group is recruiting a Freelance Community Manager (Rugby) in Kenya to cover the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup

APO Group is recruiting a Freelance Community Manager (Rugby) in Kenya to cover the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS
LAUSANNE, SwitzerlandAPO Group , the main Official Partner of World Rugby African association, Rugby Africa, is recruiting a Freelance Community Manager (Rugby) in Kenya to cover the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, in order to post live during the games. The Candidate must have proven experience in community management and live social network animation during events to be able to produce compelling live content. The selected community manager will watch the games live on Kwesé Free Sports and post live key information for each 15 games of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup via APO Group and Rugby Africa social media accounts. He/ he will also have to incorporate media files forwarded by us, in order to compliment the live content (photos, videos, audios). The successful applicant wil
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