Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
should not be used to prevent someone from reporting sexual harassment
in the workplace, according to new guidance.
Arbitration service Acas has published advice for firms and workers about NDAs, including how to avoid misuse.
high-profile scandals have exposed how NDAs are often used to silence
mainly women alleging sexual harassment and misconduct.
Acas said misusing these agreements can be "very damaging" to an organisation.
NDAs are contracts or parts of contracts that typically prevent staff and ex-staff making information public.
can apply to commercially sensitive details such as inventions and
ideas, or anything likely to damage an organisation's reputation, and
are sometimes known as "gagging orders" or "hush a...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has challenged women and girls to avail themselves for cervical cancer screening as the world commemorates cervical cancer month.
<!-- /* F First Lady Margaret Kenyatta tours various free clinics during the 5th edition of the Beyond Zero Medical Safari in Nairobi County. Also present is Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki.
First Lady said cervical cancer has become a major health concern afflicting
many Kenyan families with significant social and economic implications.
is the month when globally, and as a country, we escalate our call for the
elimination of cervical cancer – this is the leading cancer afflicting our
women in Kenya,” the First Lady said as she launched a free three-day medical
camp at Uhuru Park...
China's economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost three decades.
figures show that the world's second largest economy expanded by 6.1%
in 2019 from the year before - the worst figure in 29 years.
The country has faced weak domestic demand and the impact of the bitter trade war with the US.
The government has been rolling out measures over the past two years in an attempt to boost growth.
comes after almost two years of trade tensions with the US - although
hopes of a better relationship with America have seen improvements in
manufacturing and business confidence data.
In response to the lower growth rate, Beijing is now widely expected to roll out yet more stimulus measures.
The government has used a combination of measures aimed
at easing th...
The Ugandan government has protested to the High Commission of the
Republic of Kenya over recent restrictions of its milk and milk products
to neighbouring Kenya.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday petitioned the Kenyan
government protesting the recent restrictions imposed on the importation
of Uganda milk and milk products.
The Ministry also expressed concerns about the illegal seizure of
Ugandan made milk under the “Lato” Brand by Kenyan authorities on
allegations that it is contraband, counterfeit and substandard.
“This has resulted not only into confiscation of 54,310kg of powder
milk valued at $203,630 and 262,632litres of UHT milk valued at $157,106
but also have witnessed a sustained negative campaign against Uganda’s
milk and milk products contravening ...
USAID’s program in Egypt, totaling over $30 billion since 1978, promotes a healthy, educated, and employed populationCAIRO,
Egypt, January 16, 2020/ -- U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin visited Aswan Governorate to
reaffirm USAID’s strong partnership with the Egyptian people and support
for Egypt’s development priorities, including higher education and
voluntary family planning.In partnership with the Ministry of
Higher Education and Scientific Research, USAID inaugurated the
University Center for Career Development at Aswan University, which will
prepare Egypt’s youth for—and connect them to—today’s job market. This
activity is a vital link between higher education and the private sector
in Egypt.“It’s an honor to celebrate the ...
By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma updates.
Ladies hate revealing their age on birthday events but
Ms Halima Namakula (middle) is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently.Right is Rechal K and Reft is Rema Namakula. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
This was not the case for Uganda's Veteran Musician Halima Namakula.
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
Infact, she was very happy for it as
she organized her 60th birth with young artistes of this new
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Nantume during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
At the event
held at her home at Zebra House Kansanga in
The Country's President Yoweri Museveni has called on universities in the country to teach courses that will help address the needs of society and the development of the country.
Some of the graduants attentively listening to President Museveni as he addressed them during the 15th Graduation ceremony of Gulu University at their main campus on Saturday 11th January 2020.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU
The President was today officiated the 15th
graduation ceremony of Gulu University in Northern Uganda where over 1,500
students graduated with Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. 226 of the students
had been on government sponsorship.
“Human living is about solving the needs (emikyeno) of society, like food, health, mobility, water,
communication and entertainment. In the c...
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of Kakumiro District in Bunyoro Sub-Region to prioritize household income and leave issues of infrastructure development to Government to implement.
President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady and minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, and Gen. Joram Mugume at Birembo heroes monument Friday 10/01/2020. PHOTOS BY PPU/ENOCK KAKANDE
The President, who was accompanied by
the 1st Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni was this afternoon addressing a
public rally at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Parish grounds in Kakumiro after
the successful conclusion of the 195 Km Great Trek that started on 4th
January from Galamba in Wakiso District and ended yesterday at Birembo in
Before today’s rally, the President...
Our community living in those regions is called to
follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous
CANBERRA, Australia, January 7,
2020/ -- The recent fires burning on either side of New South Wales and
Victoria are still expected to merge later this week despite relief,
especially following yesterday’s rains, from severe weather conditions.
As there is a concern over fires burning out of control in both states could
form a "mega fire", our community living in those regions is called
to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in
In case any emergency arise, our fellow-citizens are called to follow the
Kenya and Guinea Bissau have agreed to work more closely to deepen their bilateral ties.
President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, met with Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo. Also in attendance was Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed.
today at a meeting at State House, Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta
and Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo said the two
countries will enhance their cooperation for the benefit of the citizens
of the two nations.
leaders singled out exchange of students and teachers, collaboration in
technical training, trade and security as some of the key areas of
focus in bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Guinea Bissau.
The issuance of the e-passport is part of a wider
strategy by the regional bloc to boost integration among member states
TEL AVIV, Israel, As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the "Daily News" in an exclusive interview yesterday that Tanzanians, both within the country and those abroad, are responding positively in applying for E- passports. "Many people are turning up applying for the new electronic passports since the old ones are no longer eligible for the application of visas," said Dr Makakala. ...
The High court in
Kampala has appointed Ruth Sebatindira, the former president of the Uganda Law
Society as the new administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Sebatindira
will replace Nelson Bemanya whose contract expired in November 2019.
The decision follows
an application filed on December 17, 2019, by the Uganda Contribution Employees
Contributory Pension Scheme (UCECPS) through their lawyers led by Johnson
Kwesigabo. They sought orders compelling Bemanya to be removed from office and
replaced with a one Nicholas Mwasame or such other eligible insolvency
faulted Bemanya for failing to collect the outstanding amounts due to UTL from
the government and its departments in terms of the deed of administration and
failure to find an investo...
The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in
Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of World
Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies to the limit
ROME, Italy, January 2, 2020/
-- Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food
Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020
with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South
Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the
coming months. The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and
other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other
agencies to the limit. Ramping up the humanitarian response will again
require the generous support of don...
Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary
talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals – preparation,
attention to detail, and hard work
NEW YORK, United States of America, Commissioner Emeritus David Stern passed away this afternoon as a result of the brain hemorrhage he suffered approximately three weeks ago. His wife, Dianne, and their family were with him at his bedside. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement: “For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action. He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the ...
A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 PARIS, France: - The experiences of a five-year-old child separated from her parents and forced to make a new life were the inspiration for the Malaika school and community centre, which uses education and sustainable development to turn around the lives of girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 for its Creating Agents of...