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Lt Gen Mbadi roots for the formation of synergies that create peace and stability

Lt Gen Mbadi roots for the formation of synergies that create peace and stability

AFRICA, AMERICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
JINJA, Uganda Participants at this year’s Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018 have been urged to continue working together to strengthen their mandate in peace keeping missions, most especially the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). “Uniting for a purpose and creating partnerships will create and sustain peace and stability in Somalia and beyond,” said Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi. These remarks were made by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Deputy Chief of Defence Forces and Inspector General of UPDF, Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, while officiating at the closure of the military Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018, at Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC), Gadaffi Barracks in Jinja Dis
Command Post exercise Justified Accord 2018, Flagged off

Command Post exercise Justified Accord 2018, Flagged off

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
JINJA, Uganga Participants at this year’s (2018) military Command Post Exercise (CPX) codenamed ‘Justified Accord 2018’ at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC) have been urged to cooperate and develop a shared understanding of the peacekeeping mission in Somalia. This remark was made by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elwelu as he officiated at the flag-off ceremony for the Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018 at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja. “It is good to share ideas with the Partner States about the complex security situation in Somalia,” he said. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi commended the US Government, European Union, Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to
VC4A and ABAN announce 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Cape Town

VC4A and ABAN announce 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Cape Town

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaAfrica’s early stage investor community will convene on November 11th and 12th, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit . This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals. For the second consecutive year, the Summit will be hosted at Workshop17 in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. This year, the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit is set to kick off Cape Town’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, encompassing a number of leading industry events and numerous networking opportunities. The Summit organizers Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)  and the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) have partnered
We are closer than ever to ending AIDS, thanks to PEPFAR – Malawi

We are closer than ever to ending AIDS, thanks to PEPFAR – Malawi

AFRICA
LILONGWE, MalawiThis year marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).President George W. Bush signed PEPFAR into law on May 27th, 2003. Over the past 15 years, the U.S. Government, through PEPFAR, has saved and improved millions of lives and completely transformed the global HIV/AIDS response. Thanks to the generosity of the American people, 13 high HIV-burden countries are poised to accelerate epidemic control by 2020 including Malawi.  This is an outstanding moment for Malawi making the country a leader in its HIV response yet again but we’re not quite there yet and we cannot let up in our efforts. PEPFAR’s “Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020)” creates the road map to support Malawian efforts to r
UPF receives New Aircraft

UPF receives New Aircraft

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KAJJANSI, Uganda The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Brig. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi has this afternoon witnessed the handover of a Police aircraft, an American Model "BELL 206 B" at the Police Air Wing base, Kajjansi. The aircraft was refurbished by YAMASEC Ltd. The police currently has three aircrafts: one 14 seater "SOKOI" and two 7 seater "107 SP" and this refurbished one called "BELL 206 B". "These machines improve our air capabilities and enhance our operational capacity. They help in Transport, Rescue missions and Surveillance. These will go along way in enabling the police deliver on her mandate." said Brig. Gen.  Muzeeyi This story has been published on behalf of Uganda Police Force.  
IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Uganda

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Uganda

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaAn IMF team led by Axel Schimmelpfennig visited Kampala from May 15th‒28th, 2018 to continue discussions for a 3-year non-financial Policy Coordination Instrument. The mission met with President Museveni, Minister Kasaija, Governor Tumusiime-Mutebile, Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury Muhakanizi, members of parliament, private sector representatives, and senior government officials. The mission team thanks the authorities for the constructive dialogue. The authorities have made progress in setting economic policy objectives for FY18/19 and the medium-term. Fiscal policy seeks to keep public debt at a sustainable level which requires raising tax collection and prioritizing spending needs, while protecting key infrastructure p
UN Migration Agency Helps Over 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen

UN Migration Agency Helps Over 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen

AFRICA, ASIA
GENEVA, Switzerland Last Evening the Intentional Organization for Migration, a UN Migration Agency helped over 101 Ethiopian migrants leave Yemen through Hudaydah Port as clashes grew closer to the area. The migrants will travel via the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti, where they will transit through on their way home to Ethiopia. IOM is providing transport assistance at all stages of the journey in cooperation with its Government partners. The group that left Yemen around noon yesterday, included nearly 51 women and 33 children, who had become stranded in the country. They are the most vulnerable cases from a larger group of about 300 migrants in total, who IOM will help leave Yemen in the coming days provided weather conditions are conducive to sea travel and the s...
Delays cost lives, threaten deadly spread of Ebola to surrounding countries

Delays cost lives, threaten deadly spread of Ebola to surrounding countries

AFRICA, HEALTH
NEW YORK, United States of America The International Rescue Committee(IRC) has warned that despite a quick international response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there is a high risk of spread at the national and regional level.  Therefore, more funding is needed for preparedness efforts in surrounding countries to ensure responding teams are ready to act. Tackling this outbreak is a fight on multiple fronts Dr Michelle Gayer, emergency health director at the International Rescue Committee, said: “Tackling this outbreak is a fight on multiple fronts. Mbandaka is easily connected to Kinshasa and neighbouring countries like Central African Republic. So preparedness work, now, is vital - it means health facilities on alert and