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President Museveni meets Rajiv Shah, Rockefeller Foundation President

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Tuesday, 23rd May 2017   Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has received and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with a delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation, led by Foundation’s President, Dr. Rajiv Shah. The Foundation CEO has prioritized the East African Region since he took office on March 1st this year. The Rockefeller Foundation support to Uganda dates back to the 1930s with investments in health and education sectors. President Museveni, who warmly welcomed Dr. Rajiv Shah and his delegation to Uganda, briefed his guests on the areas of support that Uganda could secure from the Rockefeller Foundation. “Uganda Government is fighting against ticks in livestock. Our target is to have vaccines against tick-borne diseases developed. We shall be pleased if you c

David Mclachlan-Karr Appointed as Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau

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NEW YORK, United States of America, Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, who completed her assignment in Guinea-Bissau in January United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, who completed her assignment in

Uganda falls to Canada in World Cricket opener.

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KAMPALA, UGANDA. The World Cricket Division 3 Qualifiers kicked off on three different Cricket Ovals in Kampala Uganda this Tuesday in afternoon. United States, Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and Uganda compiled to make the six nations in the 3rd division qualification tournament underway in Kampala, the eight day tournament is a path to the 2019 world Cricket finals. In the fight to qualify for the ICC 2nd Division, the hosts Uganda tasseled out with North American counterparts Canada who once qualified for Cricket world cup in 2003 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. While on the side, USA played with Oman in Entebbe at the Entebbe Cricket Oval and at the same time Malaysia and Singapore battled in an Asian affair at Kyambogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. ...

UNEB and Kisubi win the corporate woodball circuit

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The Uganda Woodball Federation corporate circuit was dominated by both Kisubi corporate and Uganda National Examinations Board at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. In a highly anticipated tournament, Kisubi Corprate men team and UNEB women team took the day with the likes of Balemesa Justin emerging winner in the women singles category and Mutebi David taking it all to win for Kisubi Corporate in the singles category respectively. Despite of having a better performance during the course of the game, Stroke’s Collins Ssemmanda and Kisubi’s Nanyonjo Annet where denied chance to end on top in both male and female singles category losing it to the day champions on just a small margin. In the doubles, Buganda Land Board stabilized their performance to win the women double ca

Uganda assumes EAC Chair as President Museveni makes strong case for integration

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Sunday, 21st May 2017   Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has assumed the Chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC) and strongly called for the integration of the East African Region. Speaking in Dar-es-Salaam yesterday at the 18th Ordinary Summit of the of the Heads of State of the EAC members countries – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania- after assumed the EAC Chairperson from Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli, President Museveni made an impassioned plea for the case of regional integration premised on three pillars. “Integration is about three issues; prosperity, security and ‘Ubuntu’ (brotherhood)”, the President said. Giving a synopsis of the origins of the East African Community, President Museveni praised former Tanzanian Pres

AGCO reaffirms further commitment to Challenger farm machinery brand in Africa

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Challenger’s product offering includes high-performance tracked tractors and sprayers built by AGCO in North America for the African market AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, is to further develop its Challenger farm machinery business in Africa as part of the Company’s global strategy for this leading brand. Challenger’s product offering includes high-performance tracked tractors and sprayers built by AGCO in North America for the African market. AGCO's Challenger Manufacturing Plant in Jackson, Minnesota has been the subject of multi-million dollar investments over the last five years including a 75,000 sq.ft (6967 m2) expansion to the tractor as

Merck announces 2016 winners and calls for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award to mark

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Merck aims to build hypertension experts platform across the globe through call for 2017 Hypertension Award applications to mark World Hypertension Day KAMPALA, Uganda, May 17, 2017/ -- Merck, a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, marks today World Hypertension Day with the announcement of the 2016 ‘Merck Hypertension Award’ winners and the call for applications for the 2017 Hypertension Award. The award as part of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of hypertension experts across the globe. In Kampala, Uganda, Rasha Kelej, Senior Vice President and Chief Social Officer, Merck Healthcare emphasi

Fendt tractors launch in South Africa at NAMPO 2017

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South Africa has around 40,000 commercial farms, which together generate around 12% of the country's GDP and the introduction of Fendt recognises this growing market segment BOTHAVILLE, South Africa, May 16, 2017/ -- On 16 May 2017, the official launch of Fendt (www.Fendt.com) machines in Africa will take place at the NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville, South Africa. Four tractors from the high-tech brand Fendt will be introduced into the South African market. “We are delighted to launch our machines at South Africa’s biggest trade fair for agriculture and farming technology. With this market launch, professional South African farmers can now manage their businesses with efficient and powerful Fendt machines”, said Gary Collar, AGCO (www.AGCOcorp.com) Senior Vice