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Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja  receives death threats

Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja receives death threats

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Office Of the Prime Minister, UGANDA
Uganda’s Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon Robinah Nabbanja has said her life is in danger after getting ‘threats’ relating to her method of work, which calls for quality service delivery in the OPM office. Speaking to Journalists at parliament on Friday, Nabbanja said a certain woman she describes as a ‘messenger’ from Kampala had approached her brother in Kakumiro district questioning Nabbanja’s style of work. KMA UPDATES Photo Not taking the issue lightly, Nabbanja said she was in the process of petitioning President Yoweri Museveni, over the matter. “I don’t take that lightly, I will inform my boss, the Head of State that if anybody can drive from Kampala, up to Kakumiro, to look for my brother and ask him what this woman wants, I can’t take that lightly,” she said. Nabb...
President Kenyatta calls for intensification of fight against malaria in Africa

President Kenyatta calls for intensification of fight against malaria in Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, MALARIA, WORLD, World Health Organization
KILIFI COUNTY, July 22, 2021, (PSCU)--President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the intensification of fight against malaria and other diseases ravaging Africa even as the continent tackles Covid-19. President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kilifi Governor Amason Jeffa Kingi, CS Lands Farida Karoney and CS Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang'i arrive at Kasidi Primary School grounds for the issuance of 2,169 Title Deeds in Rabai, Kilifi County. The Head of State spoke Thursday at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)-Wellcome Trust Station in Kilifi County where he unveiled the first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostics kit developed by the institute. “We have a good number of diseases that we still have to overcome and we are here to overcome that. ...
Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Kenyan Parliament, Parliament, SCHOOL, South African Parliament, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
Local leaders and educationist in Northern Uganda have called on government to vaccinate all teachers before institutions of learning are re-opened.   In a meeting the Parliamentary Taskforce committee on Covid-19, Lira District leaders said there were a lot of infections in schools which had an effect on the communities when the learners where sent home when the second lockdown was enforced.“We observed that when children came back from schools, that is when the elderly began to fall sick in the villages. Schools realised Covid-19 in their schools and they kept quiet,” Said Bosco Ogwang, a member of the Lira University Covid-19 task force.Ogwang added that students should only go back vaccination of teachers country wide. Jonam County MP, Hon Emmanuel Ongiertho said since the ...
APO Group Supports Iconic Mandela Day through the 67 Logos Designathon Initiative

APO Group Supports Iconic Mandela Day through the 67 Logos Designathon Initiative

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, South Africa, WORLD
If you cannot read that message click here.APO Group content is copyright free and can be republished at will.Egalement disponible en FrançaisPRESS RELEASEAPO Group Supports Iconic Mandela Day through the 67 Logos Designathon Initiative67 Logos is an Over The Rainbow (OTR) initiative launched in 2018 with the aim to design 67 logos for 67 businesses in one dayAccess Multimedia ContentJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 23, 2021/ -- In celebrating the Madiba spirit and honouring the iconic leader for Mandela Day, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and press release distribution service, was honoured to participate alongside 66 other businesses and respected creative designers in the South African 67 Logos Designathon in order to as...
Do not sell your birthright, President Kenyatta urges Kilifi residents as he issues land title deeds

Do not sell your birthright, President Kenyatta urges Kilifi residents as he issues land title deeds

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, KENYA
RABAI, KILIFI COUNTY,July 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today issued 2,169 title deeds to residents of Rabai in Kilifi County, and urged them not to be enticed into selling their birthright for temporary pleasure. The President observed that the title deeds were worth billions of shillings and if utilized well, the landownership documents held immense potential to transform the lives of beneficiaries and their dependants. “When we finish this event, the residents of Rabai would be worth Shs 4.2 billion. The question is, if you have received a title deed and you have heard of its worth, are you going to use it to improve your lives or you are going to sell it and make yourself happy then in December you will start looking for another place to be a squatter,” the President pos...
Agriculture, technology top agenda as President Kenyatta meets Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

Agriculture, technology top agenda as President Kenyatta meets Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney

AFRICA, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ireland, KENYA, WORLD
MOMBASA, 23rd July 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, held talks with the visiting Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Ireland Simon Coveney. The President and his visitor discussed a wide array of bilateral and multilateral subjects of mutual interest to Kenya and Ireland top among them agriculture and technology transfer. President Kenyatta expressed Kenya's gratitude to the Government of Ireland for its financing of the one million pound Irish potato value-chain project being implemented by the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) in Nyandarua County. “We are very grateful for the collaboration we have in the agricultural sector. The results have been great. The collaboration in potato farming has made such a huge impact ...
Uganda’s olympic  weight lifter deported from Tokyo after attempting to escape for survival.

Uganda’s olympic weight lifter deported from Tokyo after attempting to escape for survival.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Sports, TOKYO, UGANDA
A Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from a pre-Olympics camp in western Japan has been flown home a few hours before the official start of the Games. Qatar Airways plane arrives with Julius Sekitoleko onboard Julius Sekitoleko arrives in the plane. Julius Sekitoleko (second left) Julius Ssekitoleko is currently being held at Uganda police headquarters to determine whether or not he had committed a crime, CID Spokesperson Charles Twino said. He left the camp a week ago and was later found by the authorities buying a railway ticket. Ssekitoleko’s mother, pregnant wife and government officials who had travelled to Uganda’s Entebbe airport to meet him on Friday morning did not get an opportunity to greet him on arrival. The arrival lounge at the Lakeside Enteb...
Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 10 other members  arrested

Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 10 other members arrested

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, TANZANIA
  were rounded up in the dead of night Wednesday in a crackdown denounced as a throwback to the oppressive rule of the country's late leader.Officials from Tanzania's main opposition party say they have not been able to establish where Mbowe is being held. • Ten other leaders arrested alongside him had been taken to the Central Police Station in Mwanza, the party said. Tanzania's main opposition party said Thursday that its leader and other members could be charged with terrorism after being arrested in a sweeping midnight raid that has drawn international concern. Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 10 other members were rounded up in the dead of night Wednesday in a crackdown denounced as a throwback to the oppressive rule of the country's late leader. Police searched Mbow...
KEMRI KILIFI: President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit

KEMRI KILIFI: President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, MALARIA, WORLD, World Health Organization
President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the first locally manufactured malaria rapid diagnostic kit at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi County. The Head of State, who was taken on guided tour of the world renowned health research facility, also announced the attainment of World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification for the first locally manufactured malaria medicine.
KILIFI COUNTY: President Uhuru flaggs off Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme

KILIFI COUNTY: President Uhuru flaggs off Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme

AFRICA, HEALTH, Health Workers, KENYA, MALARIA, Ministry Of Health, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kenya: His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning in Kilifi County flagged-off the Kenya Malaria Army and unveiled the Kenya-Cuba Malaria Vector Control Programme. The President, who is the current Chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), also witnessed a demonstration on the use of Drones for mapping and outdoor spraying of malaria breeding sites. The Head of State was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi amongst other senior government officials and local leaders.
Africa – A Burgeoning Energy Sector: African Energy Week in Cape Town Committed to Promoting Investment in Zimbabwe

Africa – A Burgeoning Energy Sector: African Energy Week in Cape Town Committed to Promoting Investment in Zimbabwe

AFRICA, ENERGY, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, ZIMBABWE
HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 21, 2021/ -- Committed to driving attendance at the upcoming African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 interactive conference and exhibition taking place in Cape Town (November 9-12) – as well as promoting pan-African investment opportunities – NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org), conducted a working visit to Zimbabwe to open a dialogue on the country’s promising energy sector. Meeting with H.E. Emmerson Dumbudzo Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, and presenting his recently published book, ‘Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and Doing Deals,’ Ayuk emphasized how AEW 2021 will position Zimbabwe as a top investment priority in November, driving development across multiple energy sectors.Ayuk’s meeting with the H.E. P...
Deputy Clerk to act as Mwesige appointment is formalised

Deputy Clerk to act as Mwesige appointment is formalised

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Anita Among, has appointed Mr Waiswa Henry Yoweri to discharge the functions of the Clerk to Parliament as the appointment of Hon Adolf Mwesige is formalised. Mr Waiswa is the Deputy Clerk, Corporate Affairs.Last week, President Yoweri Museveni appointed former Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Mwesige as Clerk to Parliament, replacing Mrs Jane L. Kibirige, who has been retired.Mwesige is part of a new cohort of permanent secretaries, Museveni deployed to various ministries and government departments last week.He is required to first take the official oath and oath of secrecy as specified in the Oaths Act before taking over from Kibirige.“We would like to appreciate Madam Jane Kibirige for her services to Parliament; thank you very much; I have...
LAMU COUNTY: President Uhuru Kenyatta visits troops participating in the multi-agency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Boni Forest in Lamu County and Ijara in Garrisa County -PICS

LAMU COUNTY: President Uhuru Kenyatta visits troops participating in the multi-agency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Boni Forest in Lamu County and Ijara in Garrisa County -PICS

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Security
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday visited troops participating in the multi-agency Field Training Exercise (FTX) in Boni Forest in Lamu County and Ijara in Garrisa County.The Head of State, who was accompanied by Defence CS Monica Juma and taken on a tour of the camps by Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi, witnessed drills by the teams which are being trained on full interoperability of Kenya's security assets for mission readiness
President Kenyatta visits multi-agency security team in Boni Forest

President Kenyatta visits multi-agency security team in Boni Forest

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi, Security
LAMU, 21st July 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday visited the multi-agency team of Kenyan security officers undertaking a joint operational training in Boni Forest, Lamu County.  The Field Training Exercise (FTX), is part of a broad Whole-of-Government approach to the delivery of security services by leveraging on interoperability of Kenya's security assets.  The FTX, which is coordinated by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), brings together troops from the different security formations in the country among them Kenya Police Service (NPS), National Youth Service (NYS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) andbKenya Coast Guard (KCG) with a view of attaining high levels operational efficiency. At the camp, the President, who was accompan...
PART ONE: dfcu Bank’s Digital Transformation Journey: Banking at the speed of you!

PART ONE: dfcu Bank’s Digital Transformation Journey: Banking at the speed of you!

AFRICA, Banking World, Business, dfcu Bank, EAST AFRICA
Digital technologies have dramatically reshaped industry after industry. Digital transformation is now universally regarded as essential for businesses to remain viable and competitive according to a digital transformation survey done my McKinsey Global.  The survey also highlights that businesses are heading unequivocally towards becoming digital from top to bottom. For those that are not transforming with urgency, the negative consequences will become compounded to the point of being untenable. dfcu Bank started its digital transformation journey in 2017 and has registered considerable progress overtime. The Bank in its latest endeavors has launched a campaign dubbed “Banking at the speed of you” that speaks to their digital transformation agenda as a Bank. We caught up with Lloyd Jo...
HON. GEN. ABUBAKER JEJE ODONGO RECIEVES CREDENTIALS FOR H.E. ZHANG LIZHONG, AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO UGANDA

HON. GEN. ABUBAKER JEJE ODONGO RECIEVES CREDENTIALS FOR H.E. ZHANG LIZHONG, AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO UGANDA

AFRICA, China, Chinese Embassy in Uganda, Diplomats, Foreign Affairs, UGANDA
KAMPALA Hon. Gen. Abubaker Jeje ODONGO, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda this morning received credentials H.E Zhang LIZHONG, the Ambassador-Designate of the People’s Republic of China to Uganda at the Ministry Headquarters. The Minister, welcomed the Ambassador-Designate to Uganda and commended the excellent bilateral relations which are historic in nature and have progressed to the level of Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership (CCP). Hon. Odongo further noted that both countries have exchanged high-level visits and enhanced cooperation in different fields such as implementation of several infrastructural projects (roads, power dams), development of industrial parks. The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) remains a priority project for Government. In r...
Albino Mathom Ayuel as an Ambassador and Presidential Special Envoy

Albino Mathom Ayuel as an Ambassador and Presidential Special Envoy

AFRICA, South Sudan
Juba, 20th July 2021His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this morning, presided over the swearing in ceremony of Albino Mathom Ayuel as an Ambassador and Presidential Special Envoy. The oathtaking was administered in the Office of the President by the Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut. In attendance were, the Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Executive Director in the Office of the President Hon. James Deng Wal, and the Press Secretary in the Office of the President Hon. Ateny Wek Ateny.
Lesotho: African Development Fund extends $4.25 million loan to modernize tax collection, boost revenue

Lesotho: African Development Fund extends $4.25 million loan to modernize tax collection, boost revenue

AFRICA, African Development Bank, Banking World, Ivory Coast
The funds will go to support the Supplemental Financing of the Lesotho Tax Modernization Project ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 21, 2021/ -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of $4.25 million to the Lesotho Revenue Authority to provide digital tax services, including e-taxation and e-payment, that will broaden the country’s tax base and boost government revenue.The funds, to be sourced from the African Development Fund, the Group’s concessional lending window, will go to support the Supplemental Financing of the Lesotho Tax Modernization Project. The project follows the Lesotho Tax Modernization Project (LTMP) approved in November 2017, and for which the African Development Bank Group provided $7.09 million, in financi...
New Ways of Working in Africa

New Ways of Working in Africa

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 21, 2021/ -- Pan-African human capital advisory firm, Africa People Advisory Group (www.AfricaPeopleAdvisory.com) has released the findings from a recent Pan-African study into “New Ways of Working”. The goal of the study was to understand organisational responses to the impacts of COVID-19 whilst at the same time understanding how organisations are responding to the continued impact of 4IR and technology. What makes the study and the findings unique is that the study gathered responses from multiple countries and industries across Africa, and represents a true African view, unlike so many studies of this nature. Says Deon de Swardt, Managing Partner at Africa People Advisory Group, “This was a very exciting undertaking for us, not many firms ...
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