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Author: Ronald Kabuubi

Lionel Messi scored twice as he lifted  his first Trophy as Captain

Lionel Messi scored twice as he lifted his first Trophy as Captain

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Lionel Messi scored twice, including a stunning solo goal, as Barcelona blew away Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, consigning their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks. The cup was won and lost in a whirlwind 12 minutes in Seville, which saw Barca score four times to clinch an emphatic 4-0 victory, with Messi at his devastating best. It remains to be seen if his seventh Copa del Rey triumph is the last trophy Messi lifts in Barcelona colours but if this was to be a final flourish, the 33-year-old crafted a fitting farewell. “It’s very special to be captain of this team where I have spent my whole life and very special to be able to lift this cup,” Messi said. His first goal, and Barca’s third, started with the Argentinian in his own ...
Nketiah strikes late to deny Fulham victory

Nketiah strikes late to deny Fulham victory

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Substitute Eddie Nketiah scored in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time as Arsenal earned a 1-1 home draw to deny Fulham a win in their battle for safety. Arsenal started the match brightly, Gabriel Martinelli clipping wide in the second minute and then testing Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola five minutes later.  Josh Maja had a shot deflected narrowly off target at the other end before Dani Ceballos thought he had headed the hosts into a first-half lead, but Bukayo Saka was offside in the build-up.  Maja broke the deadlock just before the hour, finding the roof of the net from 12 yards after Gabriel had fouled Mario Lemina.  The Gunners applied plenty of late pressure which eventually paid off, Nketiah reacting quickest to the loose ...
Greenwood’s brace helps Man Utd reduce gap to Man City

Greenwood’s brace helps Man Utd reduce gap to Man City

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Man Utd3-Burnley1 Mason Greenwood's brace and a late Edinson Cavani strike earned Manchester United a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford. Burnley's Chris Wood found the net in the first minute but the goal was disallowed for offside, before Paul Pogba forced goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into a flying save nine minutes later. Man Utd did open the scoring three minutes into the second half when Bruno Fernandes dummied Marcus Rashford's cross for Greenwood to slot in at the far post. But that lead lasted only two minutes as James Tarkowski headed Ashley Westwood's corner past Dean Henderson. Greenwood became United's joint-highest scoring teenager in Premier League history, equalling Wayne Rooney's 15 for the Red Devils in his teenage years, when he doub...
MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Mengo, MTN, Parliament, POLITICS, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, Tooro Kingdom, UGANDA, WORLD
MTN partners with Tooro kingdom to donate 80 fully kited hospital beds to various health center IIIs in Tooro KingdomThe donation is part of a commitment the telecom company made mid this year in which it signed over a commitment of shs700million to support social, economic and cultural programs of the kingdom.MTN believes that working with cultural institutions is a worthwhile partnership as they promote shared values in the communities. Saturday 17th April 2021- Fort Portal, Western Uganda: MTN Uganda and the Tooro kingdom have donated 80 kitted patient beds to various health center III’s in Tooro Kingdom. The donation is part of MTN’s commitment to support the kingdom in her efforts to uplift the social, economic and cultural life of the people of Tooro. MTN hands over bed...
We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

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Uganda's Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali has declared that he Supports Rt Hon Rebbecca to still be the Speaker Of Parliament. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the Imam Of the Parliamentary Mosque Hajji Latif Sebagala during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He declared his support for the Current Speaker while presiding over Iftar dinner organised by Rt Hon Alitwala Kadaga at the Parliamentary Premises.This will be Kadaga’s third term bid, saying Uganda still needed her and that the country was peaceful because of her. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the President of Jeema Party Hon.Asuman Basalirwa during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. "She is a very experienced lead...
MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

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At the dinner, MTN Uganda and Salam TV once again  launched their joint campaign to reach out to the Muslim Covid-19 frontline workers during the holy month of Ramadan Outgoing Member Of Parliament Hon.Hajji  Latif Sebagala and Wim Vanhelleputte at the MTN Ramadan Launch Dinner that was held at Hotel Africana MTN Uganda through Salam TV will distribute alms to the Muslim Covid-19 Frontline workers who have been at the forefront of rendering critical services to the country throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. MTN Uganda has a long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda which spans many years. Thursday 15th April 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda in partnership with Salam TV Uganda has once again held a Ramadan dinner for the Muslim community to commemora...
DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES EXTEND CREDIT TO UNBANKED UGANDANS

DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES EXTEND CREDIT TO UNBANKED UGANDANS

AFRICA, Bank Of Uganda, Banking World, dfcu Bank, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY
Slightly over one in every three Ugandans have a bank account, with a reported 16.5 million Ugandans still using traditional saving methods such as physical cash, livestock and agriculture. With only 16 million bank accounts in the country, over half of the population has no access to savings or credit through financial institutions, as drivers of capital investment and, ultimately a higher rate of economic growth. Digital financial services, however, are playing a pivotal role in plugging this divide as various institutions are partnering to enhance access to financial services for the unbanked. Take for instance the MoKash platform in which customers of Ugandan mobile telecommunications company MTN can save from as low as Shs50 and borrow amounts from Shs3000 to Shs1 ...
Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

Business, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, Uganda Banker's association
Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Uganda, received the Gold Award for Best Shopping Supermarket at this year’s Consumers Choice Awards. The Consumers Choice Awards 2020/2021, which took place on March 31, 2021, recognize business excellence annually by conducting comprehensive and objective independent market research survey, to determine brand reputation, customer satisfaction and business excellence for the quality of their service. In a statement released by the retail giant, Carrefour thanked the Consumer Choice Awards for the prestigious award. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our colleagues and recognizes our efforts to deliver exceptional value for our Ugandan customers through more convenient and modernized shopping experiences,” the s...
Meet the new Chief Executive Officer Vision Group

Meet the new Chief Executive Officer Vision Group

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Banker's association
Don Wanyama 2007 - Junior Sub Editor, New Vision 2009 - Deputy Chief Sub Editor, Daily Monitor 2010 - Chief Sub Editor, Daily Monitor 2013 - Managing Editor, Daily Monitor 2015 - Special Media Assistant, Office of NRM Chairman 2016 - Senior Presidential Press Secretary, State House 2021 - Chief Executive Officer, Vision Group
How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

AFRICA, Business, EALA, EAST AFRICA, International Hospital Kampala, Media, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, World Bank, World Health Organization
Mobile money was the proverbial financial mask shiedling the entire country when movement was at its lowest and fear of infection at its highest. The life altering announcement by President Museveni limiting movement of people around the country and closing the nation’s borders to the world meant that people could not travel to take or receive money and food to their loved ones.  So for many, mobile money was the saving grace that even with the looming danger of a deadly virus, their loved ones far away would have access to money to pay for food, shelter and medicine. Benjamin Mukasa’s female friend in Mukono worked at a saloon in downtown Kampala. At the onset of the unprecedented lockdown, stranded without the privilege to move to friends, destitute of money, the y...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

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) The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Amb. Rita Laranjinha, European Union, Managing Director for Africa; and H.E. Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. 2) The meeting was convened in light of the gravity of the ongoing political stalemate in Somalia over the holding of delayed elections, and the continuing impasse in dialogue between the Federal Government a...
Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out an exclusive offer to help members fast-track to a higher tier status. Members can automatically earn double Tier Miles on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked from 1 April until 30 June, for travel between 1 April and 31 December 2021. To be eligible for the promotion, customers need to simply be existing Emirates Skywards members, or join as a new member before 30 June 2021. Members can now move up tiers faster and unlock an extensive range of benefits and rewards. The offer applies to any ticket, regardless of fare type, purchased on Emirates or flydubai during the offer period - helping members quickly earn sufficient Tier Miles to bump up one tier status higher. For example, an E...
Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

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Striker's brace and Gabriel Martinelli finish gives the Gunners a 3-0 win over Sheff Utd Alexandre Lacazette's brace either side of a Gabriel Martinelli strike gave Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United which lifts the Gunners into the top half of the Premier League table. Arsenal had the better of the first-half chances, Martinelli finding the side-netting and later forcing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into a smart save. And they took the lead when Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos exchanged passes before the latter produced an exquisite flick for Lacazette to round off a fine team move on 33 minutes. Ramsdale then parried Nicolas Pepe's shot into Martinelli's path for a tap-in before Lacazette completed the scoring late on when played through on goal.  ...
The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, South Africa, UGANDA
Dear Fellow South African, I have often said that our economic recovery plan is not about a return to what was, but about transformation to what is next. We have to both recover the ground that we have lost due to the coronavirus pandemic, and to gain new ground by placing our economy on a fundamentally different growth trajectory. In short, we have to use this moment to forge a new economy in a new global reality. One of the concrete ways that we can do this is by harnessing the job creating potential of the digital economy, whose growth has only been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, South Africa was ranked first in the world as a destination for global business services – often called business process outsourcing – in a survey of over 600 executives fro...
Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

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Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood earned Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win at Tottenham Hotspur that reduces the gap to leaders Manchester City. Cavani thought he had given the visitors a first-half lead but the goal was overturned by referee Chris Kavanagh, following a Video Assistant Referee review, for a Scott McTominay foul on Son Heung-min in the build-up.  Son opened the scoring after 40 minutes, converting Lucas Moura's squared pass for his 14th league goal of the season. Fred then reacted quickest to a Hugo Lloris parry to fire in a 57th-minute equaliser from close range. Spurs went close to retaking the lead as Son and Harry Kane forced saves from the legs of Dean Henderson but Cavani headed in a superb Greenwood cross with 11 minute...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EAST AFRICAN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE (EACOP) PROJECT ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE STATE HOUSE ENTEBBE,

JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EAST AFRICAN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE (EACOP) PROJECT ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE STATE HOUSE ENTEBBE,

AFRICA, Business, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLITICS, TANZANIA, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
UGANDA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs the Oil deal agreement.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. NOTING that on 31st March, 2021, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda invited Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania to attend and witness the signing ceremony of the Host Government Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the EACOP Company on 11th April 2021 at State House, Entebbe Uganda; Tanzania's leader Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, signs the Oil deal agreement.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. NOTING that the two Heads of State held bilateral talks on a wide range of issues of mutual interest and expressed their satisfaction with the excellent relations and cooperation t...
KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

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Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka today made an inspection of a number of roads in the City. She was first impressed by the the work on the first site which is John Babiha road now known as Acacia. Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. However,later,she found out that drainage channels were left open, something dangerous to pedestrians. She blasted the Contractors of this work and City Engineers for not supervising well."This site is near a School.I can not be a proud parent of a child of Kabojja Junior School with the surrounds are dirty" Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. ."Yes, you are doing a great job but this does not mean you ke...
President Samia Suluhu is seen wearing a mask in first official visit to Uganda

President Samia Suluhu is seen wearing a mask in first official visit to Uganda

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Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's head of State Samia Suluhu being received by her Ugandan Counterpart H.E Yoweri Museveni in first official visit to Uganda.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. Tanzania's Samia Suluhu has made her first trip as President to Uganda, where she is visiting for a day. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni shared pictures of Suluhu’s arrival on Twitter. She is believed to be visiting for bilateral trade talks that will culminate in the signing of the crude oil pipe...
Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

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American's brace and goals by Havertz and Zouma lift Blues back up to top four Christian Pulisic scored twice as Chelsea recorded their biggest win under Thomas Tuchel by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at Selhurst Park. Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead in the ninth minute, firing in his second Premier League goal. The German turned provider two minutes later, playing in Pulisic, who finished into the roof of the net. Kurt Zouma headed in a third on the half-hour to take his season's tally to five goals, making him the highest-scoring defender. It was almost 4-0 on 34 minutes, but Antonio Rudiger's header was cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt. Christian Benteke pulled a goal back on 63 minutes, but any hopes of a Palace fightback were dashed by Pulisic's se...
Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

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Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time winner earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory at leaders Manchester City. City dominated early possession, with Raheem Sterling missing the best chance when he shot wide. Against the run of play, Leeds led on 42 minutes through Dallas's low shot. But they were reduced to 10 men just 280 seconds later, as Liam Cooper was shown a red card after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus. City bossed the second half, with Leeds having just 22 per cent possession, and Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes remaining. But in the first minute of stoppage time, Ezgjan Alioski's through-ball found Dallas, who slotted past Ederson. Leeds rise to ninth, with 45 points. City's fourth defeat of the season leaves them on ...