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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

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Parliament, PRAU, UGANDA, WORLD
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...
Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, HEALTH, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe has released 320 prisoners from its biggest prison as part of a plan to ease overcrowding and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the southern African nation’s jails. Under the presidential amnesty, an estimated 3,000 prisoners across Zimbabwe could be released. While the country’s 46 prisons have a holding capacity of 17,000 people, as many as 20,000 inmates are currently being held in them, according to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services. To date, Zimbabwe has reported 37,534 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,551 deaths, according to Ministry of Health data.
Today’s Future markets

Today’s Future markets

AFRICA, Asia, EUROPEAN UNION, USA, WORLD, World Bank
Americas NameTime (EDT)Future DateLastNet ChangeOpenHighLowDM1:IND Dow Jones mini4/16/2021Jun 202134,081.00+158.0033,940.0034,144.0033,880.00ES1:IND S&P 500 mini4/16/2021Jun 20214,176.30+13.804,162.754,183.504,154.25NQ1:IND NASDAQ 100 mini4/16/2021Jun 202114,029.50+15.5014,002.0014,059.5013,952.75IS1:IND Mexican IPC4/16/2021Jun 202148,564.00+189.0048,495.0048,830.0048,255.00SCT1:IND S&P/TSX Composite4/16/2021Jun 202119,280.00+30.00------PT1:IND S&P/TSX 604/16/2021Jun 20211,148.40+1.201,146.001,149.901,144.40BZ1:IND Ibovespa4/16/2021Jun 2021121,630.00+562.00121,205.00121,855.00120,620.00LB1:IND IBrX-504/16/2021Jun 202120,358.00+52.0020,335.0020,335.0020,325.00 Europe, Middle East & Africa NameTime (EDT)Future DateLastNet ChangeOpenHighLowVG1:IND Euro STOXX 504/16/2...
Today’s Currency markets

Today’s Currency markets

AFRICA, Asia, EUROPEAN UNION, USA, WORLD, World Bank
CurrencyValueChangeNet ChangeTime (EDT)EUR-USD1.19830.0016+0.13%4/16/2021USD-JPY108.80000.0400+0.04%4/16/2021GBP-USD1.38320.0045+0.33%4/16/2021AUD-USD0.7734-0.0018-0.23%4/16/2021USD-CAD1.2508-0.0035-0.28%4/16/2021USD-CHF0.9201-0.0025-0.27%4/16/2021EUR-JPY130.36000.2100+0.16%4/16/2021EUR-GBP0.8658-0.0025-0.29%4/16/2021USD-HKD7.77130.0040+0.05%4/16/2021EUR-CHF1.1026-0.0011-0.10%4/16/2021USD-KRW1,116.1300-1.2700-0.11%4/16/2021
Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
Americas 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)United States »1.58%+0-6+944/16/2021Canada1.54%+6-5+904/16/2021Brazil9.25%-21+80--4/16/2021Mexico6.54%+5+5-344/16/2021 Europe, Middle East & Africa 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Germany »-0.27%+3+3+214/16/2021United Kingdom »0.76%+3-7+464/16/2021France-0.01%+2+3-44/16/2021Italy0.74%+2+5-1044/16/2021Spain0.39%+2+2-424/16/2021Netherlands-0.13%+2+3+54/16/2021Portugal0.39%+1+14-564/16/2021Greece0.89%+0-7-1214/16/2021Switzerland-0.28%+2+1+244/16/2021 Asia Pacific 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Japan »0.08%+0-1+74/16/2021Australia »1.73%-3+2+884/16/2021New Zealand1.61%-5-14+524/16/2021Hong Kong1.06%------4/16...
Today’s Stock markets

Today’s Stock markets

AFRICA, Asia, EUROPEAN UNION, WORLD, World Bank
Europe, Middle East & Africa NameValueNet Change% Change1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)SX5E:IND Euro Stoxx 50 Pr4,032.99+39.56+0.99%+5.11%+39.63%4/16/2021UKX:IND FTSE 100 INDEX7,019.53+36.03+0.52%+4.63%+21.30%4/16/2021DAX:IND DAX INDEX15,459.75+204.42+1.34%+5.74%+45.49%4/16/2021CAC:IND CAC 40 INDEX6,287.07+52.93+0.85%+4.82%+39.74%4/16/2021IBEX:IND IBEX 35 INDEX8,613.50+41.90+0.49%+1.42%+25.27%4/16/2021 Asia Pacific NameValueNet Change% Change1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)NKY:IND NIKKEI 22529,683.37+40.68+0.14%-0.36%+49.18%4/16/2021TPX:IND TOPIX INDEX (TOKYO)1,960.87+1.74+0.09%-2.55%+35.93%4/16/2021HSI:IND HANG SENG INDEX28,969.71+176.57+0.61%-0.07%+18.83%4/16/2021SHSZ300:IND CSI 300 INDEX4,966.18+17.21+0.35%-0.82%+29.34%4/16/2021AS51:IND S&P/ASX 200 INDEX7,063.45+4.83+0.07%+5.30%+28.72%...
President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan to commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) today.

President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan to commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) today.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, TANZANIA
The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, today April 17th, will commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF). The event will be at the Chamwino Statehouse in Dodoma.
Today’s Commodity Markets

Today’s Commodity Markets

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
Energy IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)CL1:COM WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)USD/bbl.63.13-0.33-0.52%May 20214/16/2021CO1:COM Brent Crude (ICE)USD/bbl.66.77-0.17-0.25%Jun 20214/16/2021XB1:COM RBOB Gasoline (Nymex)USd/gal.203.99-1.19-0.58%May 20214/16/2021NG1:COM Natural Gas (Nymex)USD/MMBtu2.68+0.02+0.83%May 20214/16/2021HO1:COM Heating Oil (Nymex)USd/gal.189.57-0.32-0.17%May 20214/16/2021 Precious and Industrial Metals IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)GC1:COM Gold (Comex)USD/t oz.1,780.20+13.40+0.76%Jun 20214/16/2021XAUUSD:CUR Gold SpotUSD/t oz.1,776.51+12.56+0.71%N/A4/16/2021SI1:COM Silver (Comex)USD/t oz.26.11+0.14+0.54%May 20214/16/2021HG1:COM Copper (Comex)USd/lb.417.30-5.20-1.23%Jul 20214/16/2021XPTUSD:CUR Platinum SpotUSD/t oz.1,205.72+7.91+0.66%N/A4/16/2...
Harry Kane scored twice before going off injured as Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Everton.

Harry Kane scored twice before going off injured as Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Everton.

premier league, Sports
Spurs striker Harry Kane limps off in stoppage time Richarlison shows his frustration after blazing a glorious chance over the crossbar Harry Kane makes it 2-2 with his second goal of the match Gylfi Sigurdsson gives Everton the lead with a sweet first-time finish Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates with Ben Godfrey after scoring his fifth goal of the season Gylfi Sigurdsson equalises for Everton from the penalty spot Sergio Reguilon fouls James Rodriguez and gives away a penalty Harry Kane celebrates after putting Spurs in front against Everton with his 20th goal of the season Spurs striker Harry Kane shoots into the bottom corner to put Spurs 1-0 up Spurs defender Sergio Reguilon challenges Everton's Alex Iwobi during a cagey start from both sides at Goodison Park ...
Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has castigated the US government’s decision to impose a visa ban on Ugandan officials accused of undermining democracy. On April 16, President Joe Biden administration’s Antony Blinken announced travel restrictions against Ugandans. But secretary Blinken didn’t mention names of those against who the restrictions would work. Reacting to the visa ban, Opondo described the visa ban as “cheap blackmail.” The government spokesperson has urged Washington to list the affected officials and detail the crimes they committed. “Without mentioning the specific officials by name, title, incidents and offences this so-called visa ban is neither here nor there,” said Opondo.
Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
US secretary of state Antony Blinken on April 16 announced visa restrictions against Ugandans accused of ‘undermining democracy’ and engaging in pre and post-election human rights violations. But Blinken didn’t mention names of those affected by the travel ban and attendant restrictions. These were: OFFICIALS LIKELY TO FACE US SANCTIONS Gen Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land ForcesMaj Gen James Birungi, former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC)Maj Gen Don William Nabaasa, former Commander of the Special Forces CommandMaj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commandant of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)Maj Gen Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, former Deputy Inspector of General of PoliceFrank Mwesigwa, Commissioner of PoliceCol Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Crime ...
Butembe chiefdom Prime minister, Mr. Munaaba Paul urges Basoga to resort to Agro-forestry and aquaculture than sugarcane growing as Million Trees National Initiative Uganda-MTNi-Ug teaches

Butembe chiefdom Prime minister, Mr. Munaaba Paul urges Basoga to resort to Agro-forestry and aquaculture than sugarcane growing as Million Trees National Initiative Uganda-MTNi-Ug teaches

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, Busoga Kingdom, Climate, UGANDA
According to Butembe chiefdom Prime Minister, Mr Munaaba Paul, he explained that all along Basoga are known of sugar canes farming neglecting other short term plants that can yield a lot of Money, foods and Jobs to Communities around Busoga. He explained that Busoga has a very good soil with humus that can support Fruit Planting, Aquaculture as well as tree planting. He went ahead to urge all Communities to use the opportunity brought in by Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug to end poverty, unemployment, hunger while growing more Million Trees in every county. Chief Munaaba Paul, showing his Aquaculture Project to Chief Executive Officer of Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha. He explains how much he's growing fish in his H...
MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

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

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
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...
Namibia: Same-sex couple fight for children’s citizenship

Namibia: Same-sex couple fight for children’s citizenship

AFRICA, NAMIBIA, South Africa
When Namibian Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado decided to start a family, they did not realise how difficult it would be. The same-sex couple are battling to obtain Namibian citizenship for their 2-year-old son, while their one-month-old twin daughters are stuck in South Africa because Namibian authorities want Lühl to show genetic proof he is the father before providing them with travel documents. Lühl said that while the couple - married in South Africa - never experienced any discrimination in Namibia, their predicament began after their son was born in 2019 via a surrogate in South Africa.
U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, USA
The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign bonds from Russia's central bank, national wealth fund and Finance Ministry. The United States warned Russia that more penalties were possible but said it did not want to escalate. The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily, summoning the U.S. ambassador for a diplomatic dressing-down to tell him "a series of retaliatory measures will follow soon." A ministry spokeswoman also said a possible summit could be imperiled. ...
Eight dead at FedEx facility in Indianapolis mass shooting

Eight dead at FedEx facility in Indianapolis mass shooting

AFRICA, European Council, USA
Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he saw a man firing an automatic weapon. The gunman, said to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was no further threat to public safety. Police say several of the injured have been taken to hospital. Flights from the nearby airport are not affected.
Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

AFRICA, UGANDA, USA
Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "Drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March. The boy does not appear to be holding a weapon in the split second he was shot, but police video shows a handgun near the spot where he fell. Small protests were held on Thursday evening around Chicago, hours after the city's mayor appealed for calm. The video's release follows the fatal police shooting on 11 April of Daunte Wright by an officer in a Minneapolis suburb. That shooting has sparked violent protests as the city awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused in the death of George Floyd.
BOTSWANA: 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘- 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗬 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗔 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗚𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘

BOTSWANA: 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘- 𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗘𝗫𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗬 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗔 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗚𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗧𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘

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Africa’s airlines have registered low passenger volumes since the onset of the COVID pandemic.

Africa’s airlines have registered low passenger volumes since the onset of the COVID pandemic.

AFRICA, Central African Republic, EAST AFRICA, South Africa, West Africa
Africa's airlines have registered low passenger volumes since the onset of the COVID pandemic. The aviation industry's progress in connecting the continent over the past decade is now at stake. Africa's airlines have registered low passenger volumes since the onset of the COVID pandemic. The aviation industry's progress in connecting the continent over the past decade is now at stake. Many prominent carriers like Kenya Airways have trimmed business trips across the continent down to an absolute minimum. Popular destinations to Asia, Europe, and North America have also been affected. In February, Air Namibia ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy. The airline had been in operation for more than 70 years. For a year now, South African Airways has grounded its fleet. It had...
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...
Denmark ceases rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine completely

Denmark ceases rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine completely

BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, Denmark, WORLD, World Health Organization
Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay the country's vaccination programme by several weeks. Drug watchdog the European Medicines Agency last week announced a possible link with clots but said the risk of dying of Covid-19 was much greater. Several European countries had previously briefly suspended the jab. Most have now resumed vaccinations with AstraZeneca, but often with limits to older age groups.
Lawyer Mabirizi gives gov’t 21 days to display oil agreements to public

Lawyer Mabirizi gives gov’t 21 days to display oil agreements to public

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Lawyer Male Mabirizi has given the government an ultimatum of 21 days to unveil details of the final Agreements for the Lake Albert resources development project signed on Sunday with Tanzania, to the public. In his letter dated 12th April 2021, Mabirizi has threatened to take legal action against the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on failure to gain access to the agreements. The agreements concluded on Sunday in the presence of President Museveni, Tanzania’s President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total and other representatives from partners include the Shareholders Agreement of EACOP and the Tariff and Transportation Agreement between EACOP and the Lake Albert oil shippers. Quoting Article 41 of the Constitution which provides every citizen a right...
Myanmar protesters throw red paint on streets as death toll mounts

Myanmar protesters throw red paint on streets as death toll mounts

Asia, BREAKING NEWS, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL
Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on Wednesday, symbolising the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in the brutal military crackdown. The country is barely functioning and the economy has stalled since the military seized power from civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb 1. The military junta has sought to quell mass protests with lethal force and a local monitoring group has verified at least 714 civilian deaths but warns the toll is likely to be even higher. This week is Myanmar's New Year festival of Thingyan holiday but normal festivities such as public water fights have been cancelled. Instead, protesters have been using Thingyan as a rallying point -- as bus shelters and pavements were sprayed red on Wednesday in cities and towns na...
Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis Reward for Information to Arrest Takoradi Murder Suspects.

Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis Reward for Information to Arrest Takoradi Murder Suspects.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, Ghana
It is for the information of the general public, that any person, other than a law enforcement officer, who furnishes information leading to the arrest of suspects who robbed and shot a man and his wife in Takoradi on Monday 12th April, 2021 will receive a reward of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (Gh¢ 10.000.00) from the Western Regional Security Council. Please read the attached for the details.
I’m still young, wild and free-PM Rugunda

I’m still young, wild and free-PM Rugunda

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has disputed ongoing rumours that he recently penned down a letter to Mr. Museveni tasking him to relieve him of his cabinet duties in the looming government set up. Dr. Rugunda who has served in almost all preceding governments on Tuesday summoned a presser at parliament where he said he is still energetic and ready to serve till death. “I am going no where because there is still a lot I should do for this country,” Rugunda said. “Whatever is being said that I’m retiring is nothing but a mere rumour. It’s a fabrication, concoction done by people on social media. I have the energy and I’m ready to serve till death,” he added. When asked if he would be step down if not retained as prime Minister, Dr. Rugunda said he would humble himself and awa...
20 killed, three injured in bus-truck crash in southern Egypt

20 killed, three injured in bus-truck crash in southern Egypt

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL
A bus has overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt, causing a collision that killed at least 20 people and injured three others. The bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by the truck on a road in the southern governorate of Assiut, 320km (199 miles) south of the capital Cairo, Assiut Governor Essam Saad said in a statement. Both vehicles caught fire.
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
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

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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...
US Actor Joseph Siravo dies aged 64

US Actor Joseph Siravo dies aged 64

BREAKING NEWS, Entertainment, USA
US actor Joseph Siravo, who played Tony Soprano's father Johnny in the TV drama The Sopranos, has died aged 64. Siravo also featured in the Tony Award-winning stage musical Jersey Boys, as well as The People v OJ Simpson - part of the American Crime Story TV series. The Sopranos ran for six seasons from 1999 to 2007, winning multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Siravo's character appeared in flashbacks to the sixties as Tony's father, with whom he had a troubled relationship. Born and raised in the US capital Washington DC, Siravo made his on-screen debut in the 1993 film Carlito's Way. A star of screen and stage, he put in more than 2,000 performances as the character Gyp DeCarlo in the first national tour of the musical Jersey Boys from 2006 onwards. Siravo often fou...
Seven Catholic clergy kidnapped, held for ransom

Seven Catholic clergy kidnapped, held for ransom

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
At least seven members of the Catholic clergy, five of them Haitian and two French, have been kidnapped in Haiti, the spokesman for the Bishop’s Conference for the island nation said. The five priests and two nuns were abducted in the morning in Croix-des-Bouquets, a commune northeast of the capital Port-au-Prince, while they were “on their way to the installation of a new parish priest”,
Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

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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...
PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE AFTER MATCH WEEK 31 PARTIAL RESULTS 2020-2021 SEASON.

PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE AFTER MATCH WEEK 31 PARTIAL RESULTS 2020-2021 SEASON.

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PosClubPlGDPts1Man City32+44742Man Utd31+27633Leicester31+18564West Ham31+12555Chelsea31+19546Liverpool31+16527Spurs31+17498Everton29+3479Arsenal31+84510Leeds3104511Aston Villa30+104412Wolves31-103813Crystal Palace31-193814Southampton30-143615Burnley31-173316Brighton30-53217Newcastle31-193218Fulham32-182619West Brom30-342120Sheffield Utd31-3814
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

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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,

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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 ...
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today for talks that should culminate into the signing of the deals on Sunday 11, a top official from Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed "The Tanzanian president will be on her journey in a few hours for talks, which will climax with the signing ceremony on Sunday,” the official said. This will be President Samia’s first state visit since she replaced the late John Pombe Magufuli who died on March 17. "Something major is expected to happen this weekend, regarding Uganda's oil," confirmed Herbert Ssempogo, Senior Corporate Affairs Officer at the Uganda National Oil Company, without giving details. The late Magufuli was due in Kampala on March 22 for the three-way signing of the crude oil export ...
Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking mass evacuation

Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking mass evacuation

INTERNATIONAL
La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate. Dormant since 1979, the volcano started showing signs of activity in December, spewing steam and smoke and rumbling away. That picked up this week, prompting Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves to order an evacuation of the surrounding area late on Thursday. Early on Friday it finally erupted. Ash and smoke were said to plunge the neighboring area into near total darkness, blotting out the bright morning sun. Smaller explosions continued throughout the day, said Erouscilla Joseph, director at the University of the W...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release statement on Prince Philip’s passing

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release statement on Prince Philip’s passing

Entertainment
In loving memory of His Royal HighnessThe Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021 Thank you for your service...you will be greatly missed. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, post the passing of the prince’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, paid a tribute to Prince Philip with a message on their archewell.com.  The couple, in January 2020 stepped back from duties as senior royals. In a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple accused members of the royal family of racism. The couple now lives in the US. The couple is likely to travel to the UK for the funeral. while prince Harry would attend the funeral, whether or not the heavily pregnant Markle would join him, remains unclear. Markle, pregnant with the couple’s second baby, is due to give birth in the summ...
Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL, USA
DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was 50. The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to a statement from the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died. He was rushed there from his home April 2. His family's statement said DMX, whose birth name was Earl Simmons, died with relatives by his side after several days on life support.“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him,” the family said, adding that his music “ins...
Alibaba fined $2.8 billion over anti-monopoly violations

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion over anti-monopoly violations

AFRICA, China, INTERNATIONAL
Chinese regulators have accused Alibaba of abusing its dominant position in the e-commerce market to stifle competition. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba was fined 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion, €2.3 billion) by regulators on Saturday for violating anti-monopoly rules, state-run media reported. The State Administration for Market Competition (SAMR) said the company was "abusing its dominant position" to squash rival online retailers. What is Alibaba accused of? Regulators opened the investigation into Alibaba in December. The company is accused of "hindering the free circulation" of goods by forbidding merchants on its popular platforms from using the sites of e-commerce competitors. The practice is a long-standing one, and the Chinese regulator spelled out in ru...
According to provisional election results announced on state TV, President Guelleh of Djibouti has secured a 5th term with 98% of the vote. (Video: Radio Television Djibouti)

According to provisional election results announced on state TV, President Guelleh of Djibouti has secured a 5th term with 98% of the vote. (Video: Radio Television Djibouti)

AFRICA, Djibouti, POLITICS
Ismail Omar Guelleh has been re-elected for the fifth time as president with more than 98 percent of votes casted. The elections were boycotted by the main opposition. Around 215,000 citizens were registered to vote. Guelleh has been in power since 1999.
Adama Traore scored his first Premier League goal since December 2019 with a dramatic late winner as Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage

Adama Traore scored his first Premier League goal since December 2019 with a dramatic late winner as Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage

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Aleksandar Mitrovic cuts a forlorn figure at the final whistle following Fulham's fourth successive defeat Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates Adama Traore's dramatic late winner at Craven Cottage Adama Traore rifles in Wolves' winning goal against Fulham Fulham substitute Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa makes his presence felt Adama Traore and Antonee Robinson tussle for possession Kenny Tete gets to the ball first in this aerial contest with Willian Jose Willian Jose scores what he thinks is his first Wolves goal only for it to be disallowed after a VAR review Aleksandar Mitrovic powers in an effort for Fulham as Conor Coady tries to block Fulham head coach Scott Parker shouts out instructions as the match approaches the half-hour mark Antonee Robinson and Pedro Neto ba...
Traore’s late winner dents Fulham’s hopes

Traore’s late winner dents Fulham’s hopes

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Wolves winger's added-time rocket damages Londoners' prospects of staying up Adama Traore scored his first Premier League goal since December 2019 with a dramatic late winner as Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage. Fulham created the first chance of a tight opening half on 28 minutes as Ruben Loftus-Cheek flashed a header from Antonee Robinson's left-wing cross inches wide. Willian Jose thought he had scored his first goal for Wolves on the stroke of half-time, but his header was disallowed after a VAR review ruled Daniel Podence to have been offside before providing the assist. Romain Saiss curled a free-kick narrowly over and Bobby De Cordova-Reid dragged a shot wide from 20 yards as both sides sought the breakthrough. Rui Patricio made a smart sto...
INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

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A team of the Uganda people's defense forces led by Lt A.W Mugonyi in collaboration with the ministry of health have today carried  out a covid-19 vaccination campaign aiming at vaccinating church leaders, their families and their followers at City of the loard church in Bwaise, Kalerwe. The UPDF was invited by ministry of health to give Manpower back up and expertise in the covid-19 vaccination, The activity was blessed by the overseer of Kawempe pentacostal churches Bishop Peter Mutebi who appreciated the Uganda People's Defense Forces and the Ministry of Health for taking the church into consideration.The campaign had a target of vaccinating over 500 church members and the people from the neighborhood today and it ended up cataring for all group of people from 18years and above....
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

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With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
Sheila Nduhukire Appointed PRO at National Medical Stores

Sheila Nduhukire Appointed PRO at National Medical Stores

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, UGANDA
NBS Television journalist and news anchor, Sheila Nduhukire, has been appointed as the new Principal Public Relations Officer at National Medical Stores (NMS).She replaces Dan Kimosho, who retired last year to join politics. Nduhukire beat off stiff competition from other candidates during the highly competitive interviews conducted by the Corporation’s Board to scoop the big role. According to officials at the institution, Sheila Nduhukire’s strong academic background and grasp of both the media and PR functions was influential to her appointment and they hope to reap big from her at the helm of this position. NMS, a government institution is mandated to procure, store and supply drugs and essential health supplies to public medical facilities across Uganda.
President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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NAIROBI, 9thApril 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other world leaders in mourning Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away Friday. Prince Philip, 99, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the longest serving royal consort in British history. In his message of condolence and comfort to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the British people, President Kenyatta said the Duke of Edinburgh has been a global unifying factor. “His Royal Highness Prince Philip has been a towering symbol of family values and the unity of the British people as well as the entire global community. Certainly, we mourn a great man who cherished and worked for peaceful co-existence of the human race,” Presiden...
ETHIOPIA: Award Ceremony held for Prominent Artists

ETHIOPIA: Award Ceremony held for Prominent Artists

AFRICA, ETHIOPIA
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented awards at the prominent artists honoring ceremony held at the Amfi Theater and Art Center at Entoto Park. In his concluding remarks, Prime Minister Abiy said faith and culture are the pillars of the country. Music, language, literature, and painting are embedded in both of these pillars. He praised the artists who through their arts have laid the foundation for Ethiopians to know their country and be patriotic. He reiterated that Ethiopia and Ethiopianness are flourishing as they spread Ethiopianness through their crafts, and urged them to continue their pioneering work as role models since they are the shining lights of Ethiopia.
Bobi Wine’s legal team takes armored car to URA offices for re-inspection

Bobi Wine’s legal team takes armored car to URA offices for re-inspection

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, UGANDA
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) yesterday ordered former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, to return his bulletproof car for fresh tax re-verification. In an April 8 letter to the National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, URA demanded that he presents the bullet-proof car today. The latest directive followed a recent ruling of the High Court in Kampala in which the judge dismissed BOBI Wine's application that sought to block tax re-evaluation of the vehicle.
Drugs,Structures worth millions  destroyed as  the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse goes into flames.

Drugs,Structures worth millions destroyed as the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse goes into flames.

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Kampala,Uganda: Fire has gutted the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse in Nakawa Industrial Area. Firefighters worked tirelessly to put out the fire to save the entire infrastructure from going up in flames. The fire, whose cause has not been readily established, sent a big dark smoke on the sky, destroying drugs and structures. The private pharmaceutical store serving at least 3000 medical facilities were established in 1979 as a joint venture between Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). JMS is licensed by National Drug Authority to engage in import, export, wholesale of medicines and related health care supplies.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies  at the age of 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies at the age of 99

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99. Key points: Born in Greece to royalty, he escaped political turmoil as a babyPrince Philip became Queen Elizabeth II's trusted adviser and father to her childrenHe was a patron of more than 800 organisations and a staunch supporter of the armed servicesProne to gaffes, he sometimes became a target for media ridicule The duke had suffered failing health in recent years, and retired from royal duties in 2017. On March 16 he had been released from London's King Edward VII hospital, after being admitted a month before as a "precautionary measure". A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time of his admission said he had been sent to...
Pope appoints Bishop Paul Semwogerere  the  Apostolic Administrator for Kampala Archdiocese

Pope appoints Bishop Paul Semwogerere the Apostolic Administrator for Kampala Archdiocese

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, Religion, UGANDA, USA, WORLD
Pope Francis VI has appointed  Uganda’s  Bishop of Kasana Luwero, Paul Ssemwogerere, as the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese, until a substantive archbishop is appointed.  This was announced by the Pope’s representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) Archbishop Bianco Luigi at the burial ceremony of the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Rubaga Cathedral. In the message, he consoled the Catholic Church in Uganda and the world for the loss of a great and committed shepherd like Dr Lwanga. The development follows the death of Archbishop Lwanga who was found dead in his room on Saturday morning. The development means Kampala Archbishop will now be under the watch of Bishop Ssemwogere and will carry on the duties until Pope Francis appoints a substantive...
Survivor of MV templar boat accident Omulangira Ssimbwa dies

Survivor of MV templar boat accident Omulangira Ssimbwa dies

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, USA
Omulangira Arnold Ssimbwa, well known as the Prince survived MV Kalangala Boat accident has been confirmed dead after failed treatment at Nsambya Hospital. Prince Ssimbwa is a son to prince David Ggolooba who is a brother to the King of Buganda Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and his death has left many shocked. He is one of the survivors of the November 24 fatal boat accident on Lake Victoria, turned up at Victory Christian Centre, where he gave his life to Christ and became a born-again Christian before getting married one year later. Before Pastor Joseph Sserwadda prayed for him and his wife, Ssimbwa shared in Luganda his harrowing testimony with the congregation. Carolyne Nakazibwe transcribed the testimony. Omulangira (Prince) Arnold Simbwa, one of the few survivors o...
President Kenyatta unveils Shs.4bn Gov’t weaponry factory in Ruiru

President Kenyatta unveils Shs.4bn Gov’t weaponry factory in Ruiru

AFRICA, Arms, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, USA, WORLD
RUIRU, KIAMBU COUNTY, 8th April 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today opened a new Government small arms factory in Ruiru, Kiambu County. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Small Arms Factory at the National Security Industries at Ruiru, Kiambu County. The Shs 4 billion factory, with a single-shift annual production capacity 12,000 assault rifles, is part of a broad multi-agency natonal security industries strategy. The factory draws 60 percent of its input from local sources. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Small Arms Factory at the National Security Industries at Ruiru, Kiambu County. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the President said Kenya seeks to enhance her self-reliance in security through local production of equi...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, UN Women, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 8th April 2021– First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has applauded the role nurses play in promoting primary healthcare. The First Lady appreciated the sacrifices nurses make to deliver maternal and child health services especially during this COVID-19 period. Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta making her remarks during a virtual Beyond Zero technical working group meeting. The meeting drew participants from the Ministry of Health, National Aids Control Council (NACC), National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), development and implementing partners as well as civil society organizations “That is why we shall be appreciating nurses who have been on the frontline working during the pandemic at the Beyond Zero Summit to be held in September this year. “They have ...
President Museveni hails China’s support to Africa

President Museveni hails China’s support to Africa

AFRICA, Business, China, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Parliament, UGANDA, USA
KISOZI, GOMBA DISTRICT: President Yoweri Museveni has saluted the Chinese Communist Party for its support towards African countries political struggle for independence and economic development. “China has been a friend to Africa since 1950s. I congratulate Chinese Communist Party for its support towards Africa political struggle for development”, he said. President Museveni with the outgoing the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Xhuquing. The President was saying farewell to the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Xhuquing who paid a courtesy call on him at his Kisozi Ranch in Gomba  district. He said that Uganda National Congress, which was a national party by 1950s and other neighbouring countries like Tanzania that were linked to China through African...
Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Emirates has announced the latest updates to its already generous booking policies, offering customers even more confidence and flexibility to make their travel plans. Customers holding tickets issued before 30 September 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can now rebook to travel anytime within 36 months, an extension of 12 months from the previous policy. Those holding tickets issued after 01 October 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can utilise their tickets anytime within 24 months. Fees for reissuing any ticket will be waived, and vouchers or unused portions of Emirates tickets may be refunded without penalty. Customers who hold tickets issued directly by Emirates, whether via emirates.com or the airline’s retail and contact centres, do not have to contact Emi...
MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, World Health Organization
Ugandan Legislators have called for the expeditious reconstruction of Soroti Regional Referral Hospital following the successful surgery to separate conjoined twins that was carried out by a team of doctors there. The surgeons were led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, a senior surgeon and urologist in Soroti Regional Hospital separated the twins on 26 March 2021.The twins were delivered on 21 March in Amuria district and one of them was dead. They were referred to Soroti but after assessment, they were referred to Mulago. After two days, the infants were returned to Soroti with one of the dead twins decomposing. While paying tribute to Dr. Epodoi and his team during a plenary sitting on 7 April 2021, the lawmakers decried the state of the hospital, despite the remarkable surgeries that have been ...
Kampala Archibishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga to be buried today  inside Rubaga Cathedral

Kampala Archibishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga to be buried today inside Rubaga Cathedral

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN Women, WORLD
Lwanga died on Saturday morning, aged 68, and a postmortem report released on Monday revealed that he succumbed to heart attack induced by a blood clot.Inside the church section dubbed Uganda Martyrs Corner, a series of activities, including grave construction, were at full throttle.  This crypt, a final resting place for already two other bishops, This designated burial location is inside Rubaga Cathedral, on the right-hand side, more precisely, between the graves of Joseph Kiwanuka and Bishop Edward Michaud. Kiwanuka served as the archbishop of Rubaga from 1961 until his death in 1966, while Bishop Michaud served as the apostolic vicar in Tabora in Tanzania before being transferred to Uganda in 1932. He died in 1945.    Msgr . Charles Kasibante has confirmed ...
Kosovo gets new president, its second female leader

Kosovo gets new president, its second female leader

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, UGANDA, WORLD
Kosovo’s parliament appointed a US-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party, Vjosa Osmani as the country’s new president. Osmani, who will serve a five-year term, is also the Balkan nation’s second female leader in the post-war period after Atifete Jahjaga, who was president from 2011 to 2016. Vjosa Osmani took over as acting president of Kosovo last November when her predecessor, Hashim Thaci, resigned ahead of his impending war crimes trial in the Netherlands. As President, she will have largely a ceremonial post as the head of state. But she also has a leading position in foreign policy and is the commander of the armed forces. Opposition parties and civil society watchdogs have criticised her appointment, saying that having ...
EGYPTIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT SIGNS AN MOU WITH UGANDA’S MILITARY INTELIGENCE AND SECURITY. 07-04-2021

EGYPTIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT SIGNS AN MOU WITH UGANDA’S MILITARY INTELIGENCE AND SECURITY. 07-04-2021

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Egypt, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
The Egyptian Intelligence Department(MID) has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Ugandan counterpart the Cheiftaincy of Military Intelligence CMI in a meeting held at the CMI headquarters in mbuya. The MoU is a follow up of the first meeting the two agencies held in Cairo-Egypt in December 2020. The cheif of Military Intellince Maj Gen Abel Kandiho who signed on behalf of the agency noted that, the agreement will see the two agencies share resourceful intelligence on a regular basis which is key in combating terrorism among other crimes .He further thanked the Egyptian government for always supporting the Ugandan Army in training.Before inviting his guests to the CMI headquarters for signing of the MOU,  Maj Gen Abel Kandiho together with the Chief of Personnel and Admin...
Today Rwanda marks the 27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the beginning of the commemoration week

Today Rwanda marks the 27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the beginning of the commemoration week

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, Rwanda
President Kagame and First Lady alongside the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Representaives of survivors have just laid a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where over 250,000 victims are laid to rest, and lit the Flame of Remembrance. President Kagame and First Lady alongside the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Representaives of survivors have just laid a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where over 250,000 victims are laid to rest, and lit the Flame of Remembrance. Kwibuka27 the Regional Commissioner of Arusha Hon Iddi Kimanta and East African Community Deputy Secretary General hon Bazivamo at the EAC headquarters in Commemoration of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi Kwibuka27 the Regional Commissioner of Arusha Hon Iddi Kimanta and East African Community Deputy Sec...
Kinyamatama joins race to unseat Speaker Kadaga

Kinyamatama joins race to unseat Speaker Kadaga

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Juliet Ssuubi Kinyamatama, the Rakai Woman MP has joined the race to unseat incumbent speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. Kinyamatama becomes the fifth MP to express interest in the position of 11th Parliament speaker. Others are Kadaga, who is seeking a third term at the helm of government’s legislative arm; her deputy Oulanyah, opposition chief whip and FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda; and DP’s Richard Ssebamala who defeated vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in January 14 parliamentary elections. Kinyamatama has insisted her political relationship with Oulanyah was not the motivation for joining the race. She told reporters in Kampala on April 07 that she was serious about becoming speaker, had capacity to steer the House, and was confident of victory.
Uganda engages South Sudan over rising insecurity along Juba-Nimule highway

Uganda engages South Sudan over rising insecurity along Juba-Nimule highway

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, South Sudan, UGANDA
Apr 7, 1:05 AM Authorities in Amuru District of Northern Uganda say they are engaging the government of South Sudan to ensure thousands of trucks loaded with commodities at the Elegu border crossing point are provided security to travel to Juba.  Up to three thousand truck drivers grounded their vehicles at Elegu in protest at raising insecurity along the Juba -Nimule road.  Speaking to Radio Miraya, the Resident District Commissioner of Amuru district, Geoffrey Osborn Oceng says the drivers are waiting for security clearance from the South Sudan government before they proceed with their journey.  In the most recent incident, ten people were killed in separate attacks by armed men and their vehicles burnt along the Juba-Yei road.  Juba-Nimule road is the ma...
Champions League Fixtures

Champions League Fixtures

Football, Sports
April 2021 Wednesday 7th April Bayern Munich 20:00 Paris Saint-Germain Home 10/11 14/5 Away 13/5 FC Porto 20:00 Chelsea Home 4/1 12/5 Away 3/4 Tuesday 13th April Chelsea 20:00 FC Porto Paris Saint-Germain 20:00 Bayern Munich Wednesday 14th April Borussia Dortmund 20:00 Manchester City Liverpool 20:00 Real Madrid Tuesday 27th April Quarter-Final 3 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 1 Winner Quarter-Final 4 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 2 Winner May 2021 Tuesday 4th May Quarter-Final 1 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 3 Winner Quarter-Final 2 Winner 20:00 Quarter-Final 4 Winner Saturday 29th May Semi-Final 1 Winner 20:00 Semi-Final 2 Winner
Champions League Results

Champions League Results

Football, Sports
April 2021 Tuesday 6th April Manchester City 2 1 Borussia Dortmund FT Real Madrid 3 1 Liverpool FT March 2021 Wednesday 17th March Bayern Munich 2 1 Lazio FT Chelsea 2 0 Atletico Madrid FT Tuesday 16th March Manchester City 2 0 M'gladbach FT Real Madrid 3 1 Atalanta FT Wednesday 10th March Liverpool 2 0 RB Leipzig FT Paris Saint-Germain 1 1 Barcelona FT Tuesday 9th March Borussia Dortmund 2 2 Sevilla FT Juventus 3 2 FC Porto AET FC Porto win on away goals rule February 2021 Wednesday 24th February Atalanta 0 1 Real Madrid FT M'gladbach 0 2 Manchester City FT Tuesday 23rd February Atletico Madrid 0 1 Chelsea FT Lazio 1 4 Bayern Munich FT Wednesday 17th February FC Porto 2 1 Juventus FT Sevilla 2 3 Borussi...
NAMIBIA: President Dr Hage G. Geingob Accepts Resignation of Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Peter Hafeni Vilho

NAMIBIA: President Dr Hage G. Geingob Accepts Resignation of Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Peter Hafeni Vilho

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, NAMIBIA
The President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr Hage G. Geingob has accepted today, 6 April 2021, the resignation of the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Honorable Peter Hafeni Vilho from the Cabinet and the Government. In his letter of resignation following a meeting with President Geingob and the Vice President, H.E Nangolo Mbumba today, 6 April 2021, Honorable Vilho informed the Head of State that his continued membership of the Executive was “untenable” and the “ongoing media blitz” focused on him detracted from the “very important work of government, especially in the area of defence and security”. Honorable Vilho thanked President Geingob for the honour and opportunity to have served Namibia as Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs. In return, President Geing...
Namibia: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY Dr Hage G. Geingob ON THE OCCASSION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

Namibia: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY Dr Hage G. Geingob ON THE OCCASSION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, NAMIBIA, World Health Organization
06 April 2021. Excellencies,It is a great pleasure for me to participate in this important event marking World Health Day 2021. Given the devastation by the pandemic of the world since 2020, it is timely that the community of nations should start considering the strategies and indeed the ways and means of building a fairer, healthier world, post-COVID-19. The fact that the Director-General of WHO has invited us to be part of this year’s event speaks to the urgency of fostering recovery for the entire world from the economic and social devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Building a fairer and healthier world will demand joint and concerted action. It will require that we, as members of the human family, stand resolutely together, to do everything that is required to return our ...
Kyagulanyi loses case blocking URA from recalling his vehicle

Kyagulanyi loses case blocking URA from recalling his vehicle

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, UGANDA
The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application by the National Unity Platform (NUP) former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi for a temporary injunction restraining Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from recalling his vehicle for a verification process.Kyagulanyi had petitioned court seeking an injunction restraining the URA, its agents, servants or persons acting with or under it, from enforcing the impugned decision or letter calling for his motor vehicle Registration number UBF 667 F Toyota Land Cruiser V8 for re-examination or otherwise until the final determination of the suit.He also wanted Court to restrain URA, its agents, servants or persons working with and under it from arbitrarily, unilaterally, illegally and unlawfully impounding, or otherwise possessing his motor ...
YouLead Summit- Continental Essay Competition

YouLead Summit- Continental Essay Competition

AFRICA, Central African Republic, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, West Africa
Are you an African young person between the ages of 18-35?The African Union through the African Governance Architecture and YouLead Summit with partners, invite you to participate in this most enlightening Continental Essay writing competition under the theme: "Leadership for the Africa We Want" Entries are welcome from all 55 AU Member States Maximum word limit of 1,000 words Essays submitted in PDF to the email essay@youlead.africa Written in any of the African Union official languages Close of entries - 19th April 2021African Youth Bureau مكتب الشباب الإفريقيEast African Community Youth Ambassadors PlatformSADC Youth Council - SYCYouthhubAfricaYagaNever Again RwandaMS TCDCTanzania Bora InitiativeSAYoF#PanAfricanYoungLeaders See Less
RBA Holds Cash Rate at Record Low of 0.1%, SENSEX Advances 0.7%, Philippines Equities Gain

RBA Holds Cash Rate at Record Low of 0.1%, SENSEX Advances 0.7%, Philippines Equities Gain

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
RBA Holds Cash Rate at Record Low of 0.1%The Reserve Bank of Australia left its cash rate unchanged at a record low of 0.1% during its April meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining highly supportive monetary conditions until at least 2024 when actual inflation is sustainably within the 2 to 3% target. The board also remains committed to the 3-year government bond yield target of 10 basis points. Later in the year, it will consider whether to retain the April 2024 bond as the target bond or to shift to the next maturity. It added that the second $100 billion government bond purchase program will start next week. Regarding CPI inflation, it is expected to rise temporarily because of the reversal of some COVID-19-related price reductions. On risin...
Mendy and Jesus edge Man City closer to title

Mendy and Jesus edge Man City closer to title

premier league, Sports
Manchester City extended their lead in the table to 17 points courtesy of a dominant 2-0 win at Leicester City.  The leaders bossed the first half, with Kevin De Bruyne striking the bar from a free-kick and Gabriel Jesus curling narrowly wide. Benjamin Mendy eventually broke the deadlock on 58 minutes, jinking past Marc Albrighton before curling in only his second goal for the club.  Substitute Raheem Sterling set up Jesus to confirm victory with 16 minutes remaining. Pep Guardiola's team have 74 points and need to claim only 11 more for a fifth Premier League title.  Leicester stay third with 56 points.  See: Leicester report | Man City report Next fixtures Leicester: 11 Apr v West Ham (A)Man City: 10 Apr v Leeds (H) Match officials Refer...
The Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga dies

The Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga dies

AFRICA
Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is dead.He was reportedly found dead in his house this morning. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (born 19 January 1953), is a Ugandan  Roman Catholic prelate who serves as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala. He was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on 19 August 2006. Background and education Cyprian Lwanga was born on 19 January 1953 at Kyabakadde Village, in Naggalama Parish, in present-day Mukono District in the Buganda Region of Uganda. This location lies in present-day Lugazi Diocese He attended Kyabakadde Primary School. He entered Nyenga Seminary in 1964. Between 1972 and 1974, he studied at Katigondo National Major Seminary, in present-day Kalungu District. He then studied Theology at Ggaba National Seminary, in Kampala. In 1979,...
Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Security forces in central Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday in violence that a human rights group said has left 550 civilians dead since the Feb. 1 military takeover. Of those, 46 were children, according to Myanmar's Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. Some 2,751 people have been detained or sentenced, the group said. Threats of lethal violence and arrests of protesters have failed to suppress daily demonstrations across Myanmar demanding the military step down and reinstate the democratically elected government. Government forces fired at demonstrators in Monywa city in central Myanmar, according to social media posts. One video showed a group of protesters carrying away a young man with what appeared to be a serious head wound, as gunfire sou...
UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UK, WORLD, World Health Organization
The UK medicines regulator identified 30 cases of rare blood clots after the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. But the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said the benefits of the vaccine still far outweighed the potential risk, with more than 18 million AstraZeneca doses administered in the UK. No blood clotting reports were received for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Officials said 18.1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine had been administered up to March 24. Of these, there were "22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and eight reports of other thrombosis events with low platelets". Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine while others resumed inoculations as investigations into reports of rare, and some...
The Dow Jones Index increased 0.52%, Costa Rica Economy Shrinks Less in Q4, Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate at 0.7% in Q4, Bosnia Retail Sales Fall Less in February

The Dow Jones Index increased 0.52%, Costa Rica Economy Shrinks Less in Q4, Kosovo GDP Annual Growth Rate at 0.7% in Q4, Bosnia Retail Sales Fall Less in February

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
The Dow Jones Index increased 0.52%United States Stock Market went up by 172 points. The rise was driven by Salesforce.com (3.23%), Microsoft (2.79%) and Visa (2.42%). Biggest losses came from Procter & Gamble (-0.85%) and Walmart (-0.15%).Costa Rica Economy Shrinks Less in Q4Costa Rica’s GDP shrank by 3.7 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020, following an upwardly revised 7 percent decline in the previous period, amid the ongoing pandemic crisis. Output contracted at a slower pace for hotels & restaurants (-48-3 percent vs -57.2 percent in Q3); transportation & storage (-24.1 percent vs -30.6 percent); internal trade (-7.8 percent vs -13.6 percent); professional, scientific, administrative & support services (-0.9 percent vs -6.6 percent) and mining (-8.7 pe...
PRESIDENT MUSEVENI MEETS AKON IN RWAKITURA

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI MEETS AKON IN RWAKITURA

AFRICA, Central African Republic, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, South Africa, UGANDA, USA, West Africa
This is unique! There are only about two other places gifted that much-Museveni Mama Janet Museveni and I told Akon and his wife that Uganda is the best tourism destination, known for its fantastic weather, considering that we are right on the Equator but with a high altitude-Yoweri Museveni Mama Janet Museveni and I told Akon and his wife that Uganda is the best tourism destination, known for its fantastic weather, considering that we are right on the Equator but with a high altitude-Yoweri Museveni Mama Janet Museveni and I told Akon and his wife that Uganda is the best tourism destination, known for its fantastic weather, considering that we are right on the Equator but with a high altitude-Yoweri Museveni Mama Janet Museveni and I told Akon and his wife that Uganda is the ...
Namibia: Statement By His Excellency Dr Hage G. Geingob On The Occasion Of The 26th Covid-19 Public Briefing On The National Response Measures

Namibia: Statement By His Excellency Dr Hage G. Geingob On The Occasion Of The 26th Covid-19 Public Briefing On The National Response Measures

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, NAMIBIA
Fellow Namibians, As you know, the current dispensation which came into effect for a period of 36 days, will lapse at midnight tonight, 31 March 2021. Therefore, as of midnight tonight, the following measures will apply, for a period of thirty (30) days until 30 April 2021: 1. Restriction on movement through a Curfew will remain in place from 22h00 until 04h00, daily. 2. Public Gatherings will increase from the current limit of 50 to 100, for both outdoor and indoor events. 3. Restaurants, bars and shebeens will be permitted to extend the trading hours for liquor up to 22h00, Mondays to Saturdays. The sale of alcohol on Sundays will remain prohibited. Before I conclude, on behalf of the Republic of Namibia, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the two Asian countries, namely...
Namibia: President Dr Hage G. Geingob Summons Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Hafeni Vilho

Namibia: President Dr Hage G. Geingob Summons Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Hafeni Vilho

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, NAMIBIA, POLITICS
President Dr Hage G. Geingob Summons Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon. Hafeni Vilho, Following Allegations of Illicit Proceeds in Undeclared Foreign Bank AccountPresident Hage G. Geingob has demonstrated over the years, solid determination to fight corruption, first by setting up the national anti-corruption mechanisms as Prime Minister in the 1990s, and second, by acting decisively as President since 2015 following acts of alleged corruption in Government. In 2015, President Geingob cancelled the highly inflated airport tender, initially tendered at 3 Billion N$, but escalated to 6 Billion N$. In 2018, following public perceptions of corruption at four Offices and Ministries, President Geingob directed the Ministers of Mines and Energy, Works and Transport, Health and Social ...
Namibia Presidency-Opposition Leader, McHenry Venaani is ill-placed to lecture President Dr Hage G. Geingob on Governance

Namibia Presidency-Opposition Leader, McHenry Venaani is ill-placed to lecture President Dr Hage G. Geingob on Governance

AFRICA, NAMIBIA, POLITICS
Opposition Leader, McHenry Venaani is ill-placed to lecture President Dr Hage G. Geingob on Governance. President Hage G. Geingob has a long and illustrious track record in championing sustainability of state institutions through emphasis on processes and systems as the hallmarks of Effective Governance. No amount of political gimmicks are a substitute for Effective Governance, which requires respect for Constitutionality and Rule of Law. As part of entrenching Effective Governance, President Geingob has always maintained an open-door policy to all sectors of the country. This is consistent with the clarion call of « No one should feel left out ». It is regrettable that the Leader of the Official Opposition, in attempts at self-elevation always seeks to claim easy victories and clumsy pub...
Celebrated Senegalese – American Musician, Investor & Philanthropist Mr. Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, also famously known as Akon arrives in Uganda

Celebrated Senegalese – American Musician, Investor & Philanthropist Mr. Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, also famously known as Akon arrives in Uganda

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, West Africa, WORLD
The singer was welcomed by Abbey Walusimbi, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, fellow musician and tourism ambassador, Eddie Kenzo and other government officials. “We thank God for granting journey mercies that have delivered our son Akon and his delegation safely to Uganda,” Walusimbi said. According to Isaac Kigozi, the Trade and Investment officer in the office of the president, the singer’s visit will be of great benefit to Uganda. Isaac Kigozi, the Trade and Investment Officer noted that the country is blessed to host Akon an established business investor and a music star who has never given up on the African dream. “This is evident in all the projects he has invested in on the continent including, but not limited to the Afro-futuristic Akon City in ...
Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

INTERNATIONAL, LIBYA, UN, UN Women, USA
Mexico City, Mexico, 31 March 2021 – The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded today with the unveiling of an Action Coalition blueprint and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris on 30 June, which will be a major commitment-making moment. Youth and civil society leaders also launched a 2026 vision and a common feminist pathway. This progress was made possible by a vibrant intergenerational coalition of actors representing governments, civil society, feminist and youth organizations, the private sector, philanthropy, and international organizations. The Forum in Mexico City, 29-31 March, engaged an estimated 10,000 people, including over 250 speakers from 85 countries to reinvigorate action and move...
Agume Robert Rwabwizi Kazo District Education Officer urges parents and teachers not to allow learners who are not in semi candidate classes to attend

Agume Robert Rwabwizi Kazo District Education Officer urges parents and teachers not to allow learners who are not in semi candidate classes to attend

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, UGANDA
By. Katusiime Calorine Kazo District Education Officer, Agume Robert Rwabwizi has urged parents and teachers not to allow learners who are not in semi candidate classes to attend classes.The government opted for re-opening of schools to allow candidates and semi candidates to start schooling however in Kazo, DEO Robert Rwabwiizi confirms that there are teachers who started teaching learners whose classes are not yet allowed to reopen.He says that while carrying out inspections in all schools within the district, those learners who have not been allowed to attend classes were forced to return to their homes as they wait for their exact time to attend classes.
Take Commonwealth clubs to schools – Speaker

Take Commonwealth clubs to schools – Speaker

AFRICA, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kampala-Uganda: The Speaker of Parliament has called for a review of the constitution governing the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Uganda Branch and asked the secretariat to start Commonwealth clubs in schools. According to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, the current constitution is obsolete given that a lot has happened over the years that ought to be captured in the proposals being made by the CPA Uganda office. “We also need to look at different proposals from the Africa region and international base. There are areas we have found discordant which need to be studied and addressed,” Kadaga said. She made the remarks while officiating over the second residential workshop on performance review and strategic planning of the CPA Uganda Branch, at the Lake Victoria Serena Res...
FIRST CLASS HOUSING FACILITIES FOR SALE IN BUKOTO-KAMPALA UGANDA

FIRST CLASS HOUSING FACILITIES FOR SALE IN BUKOTO-KAMPALA UGANDA

INTERNATIONAL
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New Parliament rules tabled, debate deferred

New Parliament rules tabled, debate deferred

AFRICA, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA
Legislators can study proposals presented by the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline relating to amendments to the Rules of Procedure of Parliament prior to debate. “I suggest that you study the proposals and if you want to make more proposals, they should be submitted early enough to the Clerk. A date will be given for the debate of this report and there will be no spontaneous proposals from the Floor,” said Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at the Tuesday, 30 March 2021 sitting. Presented by the chairperson, Hon. Clement Ongalo-Obote, the committee, among others, recommends changes in the process of the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker. It recommends that Rule 5 should be amended to bar candidates for the position of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, from campaigning because...
UNHCR rushing support and aid to Rohingya refugees affected by last week’s massive fire

UNHCR rushing support and aid to Rohingya refugees affected by last week’s massive fire

AFRICA, UN, UNHCR
An estimated 48,000 Rohingya refugees have lost their shelters and belongings in the blaze which devastated parts of the Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar last Monday (22 March). Sheltering more than 600,000 refugees, this is the largest refugee camp in the world. The fire has destroyed more than 9,500 shelters. Refugees who lost their shelters are being temporarily accommodated within the camp. The fire has also reduced to ashes more than 1,600 important infrastructure facilities vital for daily operations, including hospitals, learning centres, aid distribution points and a registration centre. In addition to thousands of relief items, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has also provided medical supplies to partners and to support IOM in the affected areas. With our par...
UNHCR alarmed at brutal attacks by insurgent armed group in Mozambique

UNHCR alarmed at brutal attacks by insurgent armed group in Mozambique

AFRICA, Mozambique, UN, UNHCR
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely alarmed at the tragic events in Palma, in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. While verified information is scarce with Palma completely cut off, many men, women and children have fled their homes and found refuge in the surrounding bush. Others have been leaving Palma, trying to reach safety in other areas. Dozens have also reportedly been killed during the attacks. UNHCR is deeply concerned by the violence committed against civilians in Palma, including against women and children, who account for most of the internally displaced people in the country. Over a hundred displaced people arrived on Sunday by boat from Palma to Pemba, the capital of the Cabo Delgado province, while some 40 others were evacuated yesterday evening to Pemba on ...
UK Shares Fall as Deliveroo Plummets in Market Debut, 10Y Yield Steadies, on Track for Strong Quarterly Rise, Philippines Stocks Slump 1.6% at Close

UK Shares Fall as Deliveroo Plummets in Market Debut, 10Y Yield Steadies, on Track for Strong Quarterly Rise, Philippines Stocks Slump 1.6% at Close

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
UK Shares Fall as Deliveroo Plummets in Market DebutThe FTSE 100 traded below the 6,800 level on Wednesday, down from a 0.5% gain in the previous session, with meal delivery company Deliveroo tumbling more than 20% in its stock market debut on concerns over the company’s employment practices. On the data front, the British economy expanded 1.3% on quarter in Q4, slightly higher than initial estimates of a 1% growth. However, the revision does not change the big macro scenario.10Y Yield Steadies, on Track for Strong Quarterly RiseThe yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was little changed at 1.74% on Wednesday, after hitting a fresh 14-month high of 1.776% in the previous session. Investors await President Biden to provide more details on the new infrastructure plan while the ADP e...
Kazo district Inspector of schools, Tumwesigye JohnBosco investigates reasons that contributed to the missing out of the pupils in the Primary Leaving Examinations.

Kazo district Inspector of schools, Tumwesigye JohnBosco investigates reasons that contributed to the missing out of the pupils in the Primary Leaving Examinations.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EDUCATION, UGANDA
By. Katusiime Calorine. In Kazo district, 2,929 primary seven candidates were registered to sit for their Primary Leaving Examinations that commenced yesterday across the country.Among the 2,929, boys were 1,426 and girls were 1,503 and were all registered to sit for their PLE exams.Kazo district Inspector of schools, Tumwesigye JohnBosco notes that they are investigating why some pupils who had registered to sit for these exams have missed them.Tumwesigye said by today, he will be with the total number of pupils that missed these exams and from there, they will investigate reasons that contributed to the missing out of the pupils in these exams.
Kane and Son to benefit from Double Gameweek

Kane and Son to benefit from Double Gameweek

premier league, Sports
The Scout looks at the best Spurs options and assesses chip strategies after the fixture announcement Managers in Fantasy Premier League have another Double Gameweek to plan for following the announcement of a number of rescheduled fixtures. Friday 16 April EVE 12:00 TOT Wednesday 21 April TOT 10:00 SOU Tottenham Hotspur’s home match against Southampton, which had  been postponed due to Saints' progress in the FA Cup, will now take place in Gameweek 32. This means Spurs will play twice in that round of fixtures, with Jose Mourinho’s men also facing a trip to Everton beforehand. Harry Kane (£11.6m) and Son Heung-min (£9.4m) are the obvious targets. The second and third top-scoring players in Fantasy, they have averaged 7.1 points per match (ppm) and 6.4 ppm respectively...
EASTERN CAPE INITIATION SCHOOL FATALITIES CONCERNS COMMITTEE ON COGTA

EASTERN CAPE INITIATION SCHOOL FATALITIES CONCERNS COMMITTEE ON COGTA

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Parliament, South Africa, UGANDA
MEDIA STATEMENT  Parliament, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has expressed a concern over initiation school fatalities in the Eastern Cape, where 13 initiates lost their lives in December 2020. The committee had an engagement yesterday  with the Department of Traditional Affairs and the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) on issues of initiation. The committee heard that fatalities occurred as a result of dehydration and alleged fighting despite the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), and the NHTL’s undertaking to put safety measures in place. Furthermore, the Eastern Cape provincial government had a risk adjusted plan to prevent fatalities. The com...
President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

AFRICA, COVID-19, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Kisumu, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 31st March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family and residents of Kiambaa Constituency following the death of MP Paul Koinange. Hon Koinange passed away Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment. In his message of comfort, the President said Kenya has lost one of its dependable leaders whose undivided focus was the unity, stability and progress of the country. The Head of State mourned Hon Koinange as a keen and steadfast supporter of the country's peace agenda through the National Assembly's Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security where he was the Chairperson. “The cruel hand of death has robbed us of a steadfast leader. A leader and gentleman whose undivided focus was the peac...
Uganda Cranes fall short in pursuit of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations dream

Uganda Cranes fall short in pursuit of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations dream

AFCON U20, AFRICA, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda Cranes missed out on the opportunity of qualifying for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Malawi on Monday. Prior to the game, Uganda needed just a point to earn a third successive appearance at AFCON. Richard Mbulu’s goal in the 16th minute turned out to be the decisive moment of the game played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The striker squeezed down to head home from Peter Banda’s cross from the left flank. Faruku Miya in action against Malawi Coach Abdallah Mubiru made four changes from the team that had started against Burkina Faso in Kitende. Ronald Mukiibi started in central defence ahead of Halid Lwaliwa who picked a knock in training Moses Waiswa, Mustafa Kizza and Ibrahim Orit were the other changes made in place of Taddeo Lwanga...
Analysts are voicing mixed views over the Malawi Human Rights Commission’s sanction that the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation should compensate four sexual harassment victims of its former Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta

Analysts are voicing mixed views over the Malawi Human Rights Commission’s sanction that the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation should compensate four sexual harassment victims of its former Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS
In its investigation report released yesterday, the MHRC has faulted Sumbuleta for gross abuse of power, including sexual harassment of female employees before and after assuming the top position. MHRC has also ordered the state broadcaster to pay its own reparation for its failure to ensure a conducive working space for female employees.
Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Round of 32 Draws held at FUFA House

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Round of 32 Draws held at FUFA House

AFRICA, Football, FUFA, Sports
The 2021 Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 draw has been held at FUFA House on Tuesday, 30th March 2021. The draw was overseen by the FUFA Competitions Director Aisha Nalule who was flanked by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Services Humphrey Mandu Watenga and FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein and Uganda Premier League’s CEO Bernard Bainamani. The sponsors were also ably represented by Sonia Karamagi (Director of Marketing and Communications) and Daniel Kayongo (Kansai Plascon Marketing). Sonia Karamagi picks the pots Nalule reaffirmed the playing format for this year’s championship that commences with the round of 32 for only the Star Times Uganda Premier League and Star Times FUFA Big League clubs. ‘We shall play starting from the round of 32 starting with only the StarTimes UP...
FA Malawi: National Football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon.

FA Malawi: National Football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon.

AFCON U20, AFRICA, Football, Sports
Malawi national football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon. Baroka FC striker Richard Mbulu scored the all-important goal for Malawi in the 15th minute to earn Malawi a third AFCON qualification after 2010 and 1984. Flames coach Meck Mwase maintained the team that lined up against South Sudan with just midfielder Robin Ngalande replacing suspended Frank Gabadihno Mhango. Malawi dominated the match in search for an early goal and got it within a quarter-hour mark, thanks to Mbulu’s diving header beating experienced Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango after Ngalande released overlapping right back Stanley Sanudi on the far right flank. Uganda almost cancelled the lead i...
𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄: 𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐒 𝐀 𝐓𝐖𝐎-𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐔𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐂 𝐎𝐅 𝐙𝐀𝐌𝐁𝐈𝐀 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐔𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐂 𝐎𝐅 𝐙𝐈𝐌𝐁𝐀𝐁𝐖𝐄

𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄: 𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐒 𝐀 𝐓𝐖𝐎-𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐔𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐂 𝐎𝐅 𝐙𝐀𝐌𝐁𝐈𝐀 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐔𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐂 𝐎𝐅 𝐙𝐈𝐌𝐁𝐀𝐁𝐖𝐄

AFRICA, BOTSWANA, BREAKING NEWS
Germany Inflation Rate Hits 13-Month High, Coffee Hits 5-week Low, Silver Hits 10-week Low, Spain Industrial Morale Rises in March, Greek Producer Prices Fall the Least in 13 Months, Macau Trade Gap Widens Sharply in February

Germany Inflation Rate Hits 13-Month High, Coffee Hits 5-week Low, Silver Hits 10-week Low, Spain Industrial Morale Rises in March, Greek Producer Prices Fall the Least in 13 Months, Macau Trade Gap Widens Sharply in February

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
Germany Inflation Rate Hits 13-Month HighGermany's consumer price inflation rate is expected to pick up to 1.7 percent year-on-year in March 2021, the highest since February 2020 and in line with market expectations, a preliminary estimate showed. Goods prices should advance at a faster pace (1.9 percent vs 1.0 percent in February), boosted by a jump in energy cost (4.8 percent vs 0.3 percent) and a larger increase in food prices (1.6 percent vs 1.4 percent). In addition, services inflation is likely to accelerate to 1.6 percent from 1.4 percent, adding to signs of a gradual recovery in domestic demand. On a monthly basis, consumer prices are expected to advance 0.5 percent in March, compared with a 0.7 percent climb in February.Coffee Hits 5-week LowCoffee decreased to a 5-week low of 12...
US House Prices Rise for 8th Month in a Row: FHFA, US House Prices Continue to Rise at Faster Pace, Canada Weekly Earnings Rise 8.3% YoY in January, DAX 30 Hovers Around Record High

US House Prices Rise for 8th Month in a Row: FHFA, US House Prices Continue to Rise at Faster Pace, Canada Weekly Earnings Rise 8.3% YoY in January, DAX 30 Hovers Around Record High

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
US House Prices Rise for 8th Month in a Row: FHFAThe average prices of single-family houses with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the United States advanced 1.0 percent from a month earlier in January 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in December. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly house price changes ranged from -0.2 percent in the East South Central division to +1.5 percent in the Mountain division. Year-on-year, house prices rose 12.0 percent in January, with the changes ranging from +10.2 percent in the West South Central division to +14.8 percent in the Mountain division.US House Prices Continue to Rise at Faster PaceThe S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index in the US jumped 11.1 percent from a year ear...
Canadian Stocks Fall for 2nd Session, US Stocks Fall, Brazilian Stocks Volatile, Baltic Exchange Dry Index at 2-Week Low

Canadian Stocks Fall for 2nd Session, US Stocks Fall, Brazilian Stocks Volatile, Baltic Exchange Dry Index at 2-Week Low

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
Canadian Stocks Fall for 2nd SessionCanada’s main stock index fell for the second session on Tuesday, with the benchmark S&P/TSX trading below the 18,700 level dragged down by weakness in commodity prices. Gold prices declined to a 3-week low and crude oil prices fell after the Suez Canal was reopened to traffic. On Monday, Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine should not be used in adults under age 55 while rare cases of serious blood clots following vaccination are being investigated. On the economic data front, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees grew the most in six months in January.US Stocks FallWall Street traded lower on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq leading the losses as a rise in bond yields pu...
Museveni orders for Suspension of Campaigns of Speaker,Deputy Speaker respectively.

Museveni orders for Suspension of Campaigns of Speaker,Deputy Speaker respectively.

AFRICA, Business, Busoga Kingdom, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NRM, POLITICS, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has suspended campaigns for both Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament. Uganda's Deputy Speaker Of Parliament says he has waited for so long to takeover as Speaker. The President issued the directive on Monday at State House Entebbe while meeting Hon Rebecca Kadaga, her arch-rival Jacob Oulanyah and other contestants vying for Deputy Speaker who include Robina Gureme Rwakoojo, Thomas Tayebwa, Anita Among and others. The meeting which began at 3pm ended late in the night with Museveni telling the candidates that their  campaigns had sucked the party into the fights which have since painted a bad image of the ruling regime. A source privy to the details of the stormy meeting revealed that Museveni told Kadaga and Oulanyah that th...
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari  off to  London for medical Check up

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari off to London for medical Check up

AFRICA, Nigeria, UK, West Africa, WORLD
The terse statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up. “The president meets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey. “He is due back in the country during the second week of April 2021.” Some Nigerians have been reacting to the statement via social media. Oladoyin Ajiboye wrote: “National Association of Resident Doctors to begin strike on Thursday. Millions of Nigerians will lack access to healthcare while our president jets out on a medical trip. Thank you Mr. President.” Femi Makanjuola asks: “Posting this in 2021 should be a shame. So no standard hospital in Nigeria to date?” Lizzy Adanna wrote: “Isn’t there a hospita...
She Cranes  fly over Namibians,target South Africans

She Cranes fly over Namibians,target South Africans

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NAMIBIA, South Sudan, Sports, UGANDA, WORLD
The Ugandan She-Cranes continued their winning ways against the Namibian Debmarine Desert Jewels at the SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations netball tournament at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Monday, beating them 57-27 after leading 31 nine at halftime.  It was their third victory over Namibia in the tournament Uganda dominated throughout, although the Desert Jewels came back in the last quarter, losing it by just one goal.   “It was a runaway train,” said Namibian assistant coach Chrisna Lombard. “It was a disappointing performance.  They just didn’t stick to the game plan we had worked out. We did well in the last quarter, but it was too little too late.”   The Most Valued Player, Ugandan goalkeeper Shaffie Nalwanja, said Uganda had expected a b...
Over 1,617 Benefit From Eseri Health Fair

Over 1,617 Benefit From Eseri Health Fair

AFRICA, Business, Coca Cola, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, WORLD
As part of its social responsibility to the community, Eseri Women Initiative organized a health fair with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (CCBA) in Mukono. The one-week health fair was in commemoration of women’s day on 8th October. Over 1,617 people benefited from the health fair. According to Ethel Lubwama, Director of Eseri Initiative, the health fair aimed to extend free health services to women and children. The women were encouraged to bring along their spouses for the health tests. Some of the services extended include HIV testing, cervical cancer screening, ART care and support, access to Family planning. Under this initiative, the health camp and blood donation shall be held quarterly throughout the year. “Although the focus was on Initiated HIV C...
KCCA FC part ways with Manager Mike Mutebi

KCCA FC part ways with Manager Mike Mutebi

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, KCCA FC, Sports
KCCA FC and the Manager, Mike Hillary Mutebi have today, the 29th of March 2021 agreed by mutual consent to terminate his employment with immediate effect. Morley Byekwaso The Club, under his stewardship has attained Three (03) League titles, Two (02) Uganda Cups, Four (04) Super Cups and One (01) CECAFA Clubs Cup over the last five years making him the most successful Manager in the Club’s history. The Club recognizes his immense contribution in making KCCA FC the leading Club in Uganda and wishes him well in his future endeavors. Morley Byekwaso takes charge of all First Team duties as the Interim Manager immediately. We wish Morley and the Team the best of luck. Seven titles and one appearance apiece in the group stages of the CAF Champions league and Confederation cu...
Uganda Cricket Cranes flagged off to Namibia

Uganda Cricket Cranes flagged off to Namibia

AFRICA, Cricket, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda’s senior National Cricket team, The Cricket Cranes, have been flagged off to Namibia ahead of bilateral series. The team returns to action for the first time since Covid19 pandemic haltered sports activities in March last year. Uganda Cricket Cranes.Photo by Eddie Chicco Uganda last featured at the India-Qatar tour in January 2020. The team leaves on Thursday and will play three T20 and two 50-over matches in Namibia before departure on April 9. The team will be housed in a bubble and all games will be played under strict Covid19 guidelines. Flagging off the team on Monday morning at Lugogo, NCS General Secretary Bernard Patrick Ogwel asked the players to remain disciplined throughout the games. G Cricket Cranes Head coach Laurence Mahatlane is excited about...
Malawi’s the Flames fly  to the #TotalAFCON for the THIRD time in history after eliminating Uganda Cranes

Malawi’s the Flames fly to the #TotalAFCON for the THIRD time in history after eliminating Uganda Cranes

AFRICA, CAF 2021, Cameroon, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Malawi, UGANDA
It was a difficult time for Uganda's national football team, the Cranes, as they  failed to  secure  a place for the AFCON 2021 after a narrow loss to Malawi 1-0 in the final qualifier match played in Blantyre. Uganda Cranes only needed a draw. Malawi joined Burkina Faso in group B, displacing Uganda that held the second position after last week's draw at home in Kampala. Malawi's sole goal came through a header from their strike Richard Mbulu at the 15th minute, getting past Uganda's goalkeeper Dennis Onyango. Uganda dominated the play with fierce attacks but the home team stood still in their defense while also deploying time-wasting tactics. The Uganda Cranes only needed a point in group B but the host were in for maximum points. This is the third time Malawi wil...
President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

President Kenyatta condoles with the Obama family

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Kisumu, Nairobi, Twitter, USA, WORLD
NAIROBI, 29th March 2021 (PSCU) –President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the Obama family following the death of Mama Sarah Onyango Obama. Mama Sarah, who is the third wife of the paternal grandfather of former US President Barack Obama, died Monday morning in Kisumu. In his message of comfort, the President mourned the Obama family matriarch as an icon of family values and a philanthropist whose contribution to the progress of the Kenyan nation shall be dearly. "The passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to our nation. We've lost a strong, virtuous woman. A matriarch who held together the Obama family and was an icon of family values," the President eulogised. Mama Sarah Obama will be remembered by many for her philanthropic work especially in her Nyang'oma Kogel...
KCCA launches operation Smart City   in Kisenyi 1&2

KCCA launches operation Smart City in Kisenyi 1&2

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, UN Women, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda We are going to have Zero tolerance to garbage, Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority said this morning while launching Kampala Smart City Operation in Kisenyi 1,2 and Mengo. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy talking to garbage collectors.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This is a wide City Operation. It should be every stakeholder’s job. It includes leaders of Communities, landlords, market leaders and law enforcers. This is our city all of us. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage Channel.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage talking .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  This will be a weekly  Campaign launched  in different Parishes and Zones. Next we...
MTN Uganda to Support Ayebare’s Online Butchery

MTN Uganda to Support Ayebare’s Online Butchery

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Media, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
When MTN launched the MTN for Good campaign in February 2020, they had set out to celebrate youths out there that have stepped out of the comfort zone and dared to dream. They also wanted to awaken youths to the fact that dreams can come true if they pursued them as is the story of Tony Ayebare a young man with a big dream. “Necessity is a mother of invention” is a good old adage that Tony Ayebare vividly brings to life. The young graduate of Information Technology was forced to invent Uganda’s first online butchery to fill the gap that was standing between him and fresh meat. “Back in 2018, I wanted to eat meat but I could not easily get it because I was staying far from the butchery,” reminisces Ayebare. For almost every shopping need today, including food, there was an ...
MTN Foundation Hands over a renovated a 10-classroom block at Busia Secondary School.

MTN Foundation Hands over a renovated a 10-classroom block at Busia Secondary School.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, UGANDA
Friday 26th March 2021- Kampala, Uganda: Busia Senior Secondary School has been given a new lease of life after the MTN foundation refurbished and handed over a 10 classroom block at the school located on the border town of Busia, Uganda. Established in 1979, the school which is the oldest in the district has been having a dilapidated structure which hasn’t received any facelift since it was first built over 40 years ago. “Our intention was to provide a conducive learning environment for the students of Busia secondary school. Our intervention involved replacement of the roofing, windows, doors, floor, plastering and giving the school a new coat of paint. Now it’s conducive enough for the students to be able to learn in it again,” Said Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager MTN Uga...
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, Uganda Red Cross, WORLD, World Health Organization
FRIDAY  26TH MARCH, 2021 STATE HOUSE NAIROBI The last time I addressed you on the COVID-19 pandemic, was on Friday, 12 March this Year. I did not intend to speak on this matter until the measures we took on March 12th, 2021 lapses in 30 days to 60 days.   President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the Covid-19 Vaccine at State House, Nairobi after the Fifteenth [15th] Presidential address on the Covid-19 pandemic at State House, Nairobi. The President and the First Lady took the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine alongside several senior State and Government officials among them Cabinet Secretaries Mutahi Kagwe (Health), Fred Matiang'i (Interior) and Raychelle Omamo. Today, 14 days later, I have been compelled by medical and empirical evidence to revise the measures we took on Mar...
President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda Uganda’s leader  Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders like Joe Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame who have been vaccinated. This happened  on Saturday at State House Nakasero.  “First Lady Janet Museveni and I got our Covid-19 vaccine today in Nakasero. I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SoPs; wear masks, wash, sanitise hands and observe social distance,” he said after he had got the jab. President  Museveni had early this month said he was undecided on which, of the COVID-19 vaccines, he will use to protect himself against coronavirus.  The 75-year-old President had said then that his ‘people’ are still studying, which of the vaccine...

Large container ship remains stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal, backing up hundreds of vessels and disrupting global trade

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, USA
The Ever Given, which measures slightly taller than the Empire State Building in New York City, was still stuck in the Suez Canal as of March 26 with many estimating it could be stuck well into the following week. It initially became stuck on March 23, and various efforts to refloat the massive container ship have so far been unsuccessful. The ship is causing a growing traffic jam of vessels as well as a mounting effect on global trade. The Suez Canal links the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and shipping lanes to Asia, making it one of the most important waterways in the world.
UPDF hands over Afgoye military base to Somali National Army

UPDF hands over Afgoye military base to Somali National Army

AFRICA, Somalia, UGANDA, UPDF
Over eight years after taking control of Afgoye town from Al-Shabaab, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday handed over control of Afgoye military base to the Somali National Army (SNA). The handover is in line with the Somalia Transition Plan, which is a comprehensive guide developed by the Federal Government of Somalia and its partners to the transfer of security responsibility from AMISOM to Somalia’s national security forces. Situated some 30 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu, Afgoye was liberated on 26th May 2012, when the Somali National Army (SNA) backed by AMISOM troops defeated Al-Shabaab militants during a joint-offensive operation called “Operation Free Shabelle.” Thereafter, AMISOM’s Ugandan troops set up a Forward Operating Base (FOB) to coo...
“Prioritise funding to Local Governments”

“Prioritise funding to Local Governments”

AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
The Local Government Finance Commission has called on government to put in place a specific law to regulate financing of local governments.According to the Chairperson of the Local Government Commission, Dr. Agnes Atim Apea, the objective of the law would be to secure sound, predictable and sustainable management of financial affairs of local governments in line with Article 176 of the Constitution.“We have raised this in the Committees of Local Government and with our sector Minister. We need a law with a stipulated amount of money to cater for activities carried out by the local governments,” Atim said.She said there is need to ensure that funds meant for decentralized services are removed from the votes of Ministries, Departments and agencies (MDAs) and directly transferred to loca...
‘Emulate President Magufuli’

‘Emulate President Magufuli’

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Parliament, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Members of Parliament have called upon leaders at all levels of government to emulate the former President of Tanzania HE, John Pombe Magufuli’s leadership methods which they termed as exemplary. While paying tribute to the late Tanzanian President on Thursday, 25 March 2021, legislators described Magufuli as a leader who had love for his nation and clamped down on corruption and wastage of resources. The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda who moved the motion said Magufuli achieved global recognition for his vision, ethical standards and innovative solutions for Tanzania.“He restored discipline among public servants that has resulted in increased productivity in service delivery and controlled government expenditure ensuring value for money in all state-funded projects,” R...
MPs ask UNEB to avail exams to footballers

MPs ask UNEB to avail exams to footballers

AFRICA, EDUCATION, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
Members of Parliament have asked the Uganda National Examinations Board to arrange special exams for football players who missed them while on international duty.The legislators made this calls as they paid tribute to that Under 20 football team, the Uganda Hippos who were runners-up in the recently concluded African Cup of Nations held in Mauritania. Bugiri Municipality Mp, Hon Asuman Basalirwa who moved the motion to pay tribute said that government should reconsider and allow some of the players who missed their Ordinary Level Exams due to their participation in the tournament. Basalirwa said that Uganda which was making its debut appearance performed tremendously given it was a new entrant to the tournament.“It certainly is not a walkover for a team that was making its first...
US Wholesale Inventories Rise at Slower Pace in February, US Goods Gap Hits Record High,  US PCE Price Index Rises for 3rd Month, US Personal Income Falls at Record 7.1%

US Wholesale Inventories Rise at Slower Pace in February, US Goods Gap Hits Record High, US PCE Price Index Rises for 3rd Month, US Personal Income Falls at Record 7.1%

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
US Wholesale Inventories Rise at Slower Pace in FebruaryWholesale inventories in the US increased 0.5 percent from the previous month in February of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent rise in the previous month, a preliminary estimate showed. Nondurable goods stocks rose 0.8 percent (vs 1.5 percent in January) and durable goods inventories were up 0.2 percent (vs 1.3 percent in January). On a yearly basis, wholesale inventories advanced 1.8 percent in February.US Goods Gap Hits Record HighThe goods deficit in the US widened to a record high of $86.7 billion in February of 2021 from $84.6 billion in January. Exports of goods were $130.1 billion, $5.1 billion less than January exports. Biggest decreases were seen in sales of capital goods (-5.9 percent), autos (-5.9 percent), c...
Wall Street Extends Gains, Coal Remains Near 2-Year High, US 10-Year Treasury Note Yield Cuts Some Gains, Brazil Current Account Gap Narrows in February

Wall Street Extends Gains, Coal Remains Near 2-Year High, US 10-Year Treasury Note Yield Cuts Some Gains, Brazil Current Account Gap Narrows in February

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, WORLD, World Bank
Wall Street Extends GainsUS stocks traded higher on Friday, extending gains from the previous session, amid a general improvement in investors' mood on signs of a brighter economic outlook. President Joe Biden has doubled his goal for coronavirus vaccination to 200 million by the end of April. Meanwhile, the Fed announced that temporary and additional restrictions on bank holding company dividends and share repurchases currently in place will end for most firms after June 30th. On the data front, fresh PCE figures painted a mixed picture: personal income fell slightly less than expected while spending declined at a faster pace and prices pointed to tame inflation. Coal Remains Near 2-Year HighThe coal futures remained above $90 per tonne, a level not seen since March 2019, as top consu...