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Coronavirus: Africa CDC receives third donation of medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation, co-hosts global MediXChange webinar on COVID-19

Coronavirus: Africa CDC receives third donation of medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation, co-hosts global MediXChange webinar on COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH
The Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight carrying part of the consignment departed Guangzhou, China, and landed in Addis Ababa at about 3 pm Eastern Africa Time The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today received a third donation of medical equipment and supplies from the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The donation is to support COVID-19 response by African Union Member States and it includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 swabs and test kits, 300 ventilators, 200,000 sets of protective clothing, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 temperature guns, 100 body temperature scanners, and 500,000 pairs of gloves. Jack Ma The Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight carrying part of the consignment departed Guangzhou, China, and landed in Addis ...
NIC DONATES TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE TO COVID -19 FUND

NIC DONATES TO THE NATIONAL RESPONSE TO COVID -19 FUND

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA, WORLD
The Managing Director of Nic Holdings Mr. Bayo Fola (R) announces the donation of Ugshs 10Million. Left is the Chairman of the Nigerian Community in Uganda Elias Edu who also donated % Million Shillings to the National Response Fund to Covid19 on behalf of his Community.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.                                                                                                                                    These are unprecedented times. As the world continues to navigate and respond to the covid-19 pandemic one thing stares us in the face: our world will never be the same again. Individuals, business entities, nations need to evolve with the time. The Political Overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (R) receives a du...
9 year old donates from her savings to fight Covid19 in Uganda

9 year old donates from her savings to fight Covid19 in Uganda

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Kampala,Uganda: (R-L) ThePolitical overseer of the National Response Fund Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,Angel Byamugisha with her Mother Kellen Byamugisha after the donation. Left is Mr. Kishor Jobanputra – Member of the Fund. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Byamugisha Angel (9) has donated Ughs 200,000 (about $60) from her savings to the National Response Fund to Covid19. Angel who goes to Lohana Academy believes Covid19 can come to an end in her Country. She therefore donated to see that Uganda fights the epidemic to the end. Angel Byamugisha (L) with her Mother Kellen Byamugisha after the donation.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Dr. Twebaze Dan donates $20000 to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

Dr. Twebaze Dan donates $20000 to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

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Dr, Twebaze Dan donates, the Managing Director of Twed Property in Kampala has joined the Companies and individuals who want to kick Covid 19 out of Uganda.He recently donated $20000 to fight the pandemic. The Political overseer of the National Response Fund-Uganda Hon Mary Karooro Okurut (R) accepts a dummy Cheque from Dr Twebaze Dan (L) .Middle is the Minister of Information,Technology and National Guidance .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Political overseer of the National Response Fund-Uganda Hon Mary Karooro Okurut (R) accepts a dummy Cheque from Dr Twebaze Dan (L) second right is the Minister of Information,Technology and National Guidance . Left is dr twebaze's colleague.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
National Resistance Movement Diaspora Member  Phillip Kakuru donates back home to fight Covid19

National Resistance Movement Diaspora Member Phillip Kakuru donates back home to fight Covid19

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A Ugandan based in the diaspora has been touched and has contributed towards President Yoweri Museveni's request to the rich and individuals to contribute generously towards the fight of the deadly pandemic of Covid19. Mr Fred Opolot (R) with Mr Kato Phillip (Middle) display the Ugshs 20,000,000 Million representing Mr Kakuru Phillip.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Mr Kakuru Phillip, a teacher man based in South Africa represented by Mr Kato Phillip handed over a cheque of (Ugs20,000000Million) to the Political overseer of the National Response Fund Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut on Thursday evening at the Office of the Prime Minister. The Political overseer of the National Response Fund to COVID 19 Hon Minister Karooro Okurut (second left accepts the dummy Cheque of Ugshs 20...
Coronavirus – South Sudan: Record Norwegian support for humanitarian efforts and protection

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Record Norwegian support for humanitarian efforts and protection

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Norway, SOUTH SUDAN
Large parts of this year’s record-high NOK 5.5 billion humanitarian budget is now being  disbursed to the United Nations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Norwegian humanitarian organisations to strengthen the response including for protection, education in emergencies, innovation and support to internally displaced persons in countries affected by crisis and conflict. The UN has estimated that almost 170 million people will require humanitarian assistance in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating an already difficult situation for people in countries affected by crisis and conflict. With registered cases of Covid-19 on the rise, humanitarian actors face major challenges due to the restrictions imposed to block the spread of infection. ‘In many countries, humanitaria...
Standard Chartered commits USD1 billion to finance companies, donates Ugx 133 million in Uganda, 3-month repayment holiday and an extension on the tenure of loans of up to 12 months on Personal Loans & Mortgages

Standard Chartered commits USD1 billion to finance companies, donates Ugx 133 million in Uganda, 3-month repayment holiday and an extension on the tenure of loans of up to 12 months on Personal Loans & Mortgages

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* Kampala - Uganda 24 April 2020: Standard Chartered Bank has announced a donation of Ugx 133 Million to Uganda Red Cross (Ugx 113 million) and Uganda Bankers Association (Ugx 20 million) to support the fight against COVID 19 locally. The Bank revealed that it has committed USD1 billion globally to finance manufacturers and distributors in the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare providers helping tackle Covid-19 on preferential terms in the form of loans, import/export finance or working capital facilities that they use for day-to-day business operations to help them tool up, and help existing manufacturers get their products to market. The preferential financing will also be extended to non-medical companies that have volunteered to add this capability to their manufacturing outpu...
MTN Uganda to continue supporting Muslim community during Ramadhan amid lockdown

MTN Uganda to continue supporting Muslim community during Ramadhan amid lockdown

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MTN Uganda to provide food and alms worth UGX 100million to vulnerable communities to support them during the fasting period. MTN also launches MTNite Calls promotional offer. Customers will get 60 free minutes to make calls to MTN Numbers between midnight and 6:00am, when they load airtime or buy a voice/data bundle (using MTN MoMo or through an agent) worth UGX 500/- or more during the day. The promotional offer will end with the holy month of Ramadhan and is open to all MTN customers. MTN Uganda has a long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda which spans many years. MTN Uganda has continued its long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda by joining them again this year to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan. This year, the holy m...
President Museveni flags off donated cars to start work as MTN donates three brand new Hardbody pickups.

President Museveni flags off donated cars to start work as MTN donates three brand new Hardbody pickups.

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
KAMPALA, Uganda President Museveni (R) chats with the Chairperson of the National Response Fund Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “I want to build a crisis response fleet for the Ministry of Health. I won’t allow these vehicles to be misused by officials just by driving around. We want 1350 cars so that each district gets about 10,” Uganda’s  President  Yoweri Museveni said. Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (second right) chats with the MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte.Left is Mrs Dorothy Kisaka, the Fund's Administrator and Secretary. Second left is Mr Muherwe, a Member of the Fund stand next to the donated Double Cabin Pick Ups donated by MTN.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He said this on Friday at Kololo Independ...
Coronavirus – Uganda: Museveni promised to deal with foreign truck drivers as he flags off a fleet of cars to help in the fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Uganda: Museveni promised to deal with foreign truck drivers as he flags off a fleet of cars to help in the fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has said Ministry of Health officials are discussing with neigbours Kenya and Tanzania how truck drivers can only be allowed to move into Uganda after being tested for COVID-19, and results released. President Yoweri Museveni said at Kololo Independence Grounds where he officially flagged off a fleet of 45 donated vehicles. Accompanied by the Prime Minister Hon. Rugunda Ruhakana and the taskforce member, President Museveni congratulated health workers for the good work they have done in the fight against corona virus ( covid19) disease in Uganda. Some of the cars which were flagged off by by the President The President noted that as he had stated earlier, his intention is to build a crisis fleet for the Ministry of Health and the country. This fleet w...
Coronavirus: Ecobank Group contributes about US$ 3million across its Africa  footprint to support the fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus: Ecobank Group contributes about US$ 3million across its Africa footprint to support the fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, Banking, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Lome, Togo April 20th, 2020- Ecobank Group, the Pan African Bank,has contributed about US$3million to the fight against COVID-19 across its footprint in Africa. In line with its commitment tothe continent, various contributions were made to support the efforts of governments, the World Health Organization as well as the private sector in alleviating the effect of the pandemic on the most vulnerable on the continent. The bank noted that with their knowledge of Africa, and to compliment various government efforts, it provided support in form of cash, healthcare equipment and supplies, strong and sustained awareness campaigns while also using their digital platform to provide cash to some vulnerable members of the societies, amongst others. Ecobank Uganda donated Shs 80 Million (about ...
Coronavirus – Mauritania: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$130 Million Disbursement to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus – Mauritania: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$130 Million Disbursement to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to address the COVID-19 Pandemic

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Mauritania
The IMF Executive Board approved the disbursement of US$130 million (SDR 95.680 million) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility to help Mauritania cope with the COVID-19 pandemic; The economic and social impact of the pandemic is rapidly unfolding, with a contraction of output expected in 2020. The IMF’s emergency support will provide additional resources for health services and social protection programs. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the disbursement of SDR 95.680 million (about US$130 million) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The RCF funds will help address Mauritania’s urgent balance of payments need stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, estimated at close to US$370 million, thereby providing space to increase spending on ...
Coronavirus – Uganda: DP donates food to the COVID-19 National Response Fund

Coronavirus – Uganda: DP donates food to the COVID-19 National Response Fund

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Yesterday, the Democratic Party donated 5 tons of maize flour to the COVID-19 National Response Fund. The donation was received by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda at the Office of the Prime Minister. The donation purchased from party funds was delivered by a delegation of party officials led by the party president Norbert Mao accompanied by the Vice President, the National Chairman, the Secretary-General, the Bukomansimbi South MP, Mukono Municipality Mayor, and the former DP candidate for Busiro South Stephen Sekigozi.  Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (R) with DP president Nobert Mao.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. In his remarks Mao stated that DP leaders are making contributions of food to District COVID-19 Taskforces and also directly ...
Uganda’s former Vice President  Prof.Dr. Gilbert Bukenya has donated 4000 kgs of Maize Flour towards the fight of Covid19 in Uganda

Uganda’s former Vice President Prof.Dr. Gilbert Bukenya has donated 4000 kgs of Maize Flour towards the fight of Covid19 in Uganda

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The former head of Makerere University Medical School praised his former boss President Yoweri Museveni for acting fast like an epidemiologist. He said the government of Uganda approached him to use his Hotel to quarantine people who were coming from abroad and he he had no problem with that. Prof. Bukenya ended by saying,when you are in retirement,you don't say much causing a laughter from the audience. Prof. Bukenya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Prof. Bukenya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He hailed him for his efforts towards fighting the pandemic.
Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of Congo: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Approves US$363.27 Million Disbursement to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of Congo: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Approves US$363.27 Million Disbursement to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 23, 2020/ -- The IMF approves the disbursement of US$363.27 million under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) meet urgent balance of payments stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic; The DRC is experiencing a severe shock, as the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, with the near-term outlook deteriorating quickly; The authorities have responded quickly, scaling up health-related spending and deploying a series of containment and mitigation measures. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) equivalent to SDR 266.5 million (about US$363.27 million, or 25 percent of quota), to help the De...
Coronavirus – Nigeria: European Union supports United Nations with lifesaving assistance to fight COVID-19

Coronavirus – Nigeria: European Union supports United Nations with lifesaving assistance to fight COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Nigeria
As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria continues to increase, along with concerns around the need to drastically scale-up public health preparedness and response, the United Nations (UN) today announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria. The humanitarian funding received will further the UN’s COVID-19 response in Nigeria, by engaging with communities on how to best protect themselves from the virus and providing essential health supplies where they are needed most. “With these critical funds from the EU, the UN as a whole in Nigeria is in a better position to do the important work of engaging with communities on how they can prevent the spread of this virus,...
Coronavirus – Central African Republic: IMF Executive Board Approves a US$38 Million Disbursement to the Central African Republic to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus – Central African Republic: IMF Executive Board Approves a US$38 Million Disbursement to the Central African Republic to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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If not contained, the pandemic could have a considerable economic and social impact on the Central African Republic, a fragile state with limited existing capacity to contain it; To address the urgent balance-of-payments needs, the IMF approved US$38 million emergency assistance for the Central African Republic under the Rapid Credit Facility. The country will also benefit from IMF debt service relief under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust; The authorities have acted fast by preparing, in collaboration with the WHO, a response plan to strengthen the national health system and by implementing measures to help contain the COVID-19 spread and mitigate its impact on the economy. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved today a disbursement ...
Coronavirus – Mauritania: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Mauritania in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Mauritania: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Mauritania in Fight Against COVID-19

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The United Arab Emirates has sent a plane carrying 18 metric tons of medical and food aid to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania as a gesture of solidarity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipment, which contained testing kits, medical devices, and food supplies, will assist approximately 10,000 healthcare workers in Mauritania as they work to contain the spread of COVID-19. Commenting on the delivery, His Excellency Hamad Ghanim Hamad Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania, remarked: “While the world faces extraordinary challenges, such hardship provides an opportunity to embrace unity and cooperation as never seen before.” His Excellency Hamad Ghanim Hamad Al Mehairi, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania (L) chatting with  Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani ...
Coronavirus – Uganda: People raid Mayor’s home for food

Coronavirus – Uganda: People raid Mayor’s home for food

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Kampala: On Sunday, people raised the home of Erias Lukwago, the Mayor of Kampala begging for food relief from the Mayor. Lukwago said the national taskforce on COVID-19 is yet to deliver relief food to residents in his area (Lubaga South), Kampala. And vulnerable, hungry Kampala dwellers raided Lukwago’s home for rescue. At the start of April, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who heads Uganda’s Coronavirus Response Team,launched the country’s relief food distribution campaign. The test run that mainly targets vulnerable groups like the elderly and sick that have been affected by a nation-wide lockdown started in Bwaise, according to Dr Rugunda. Erias Lukwago, the Mayor of Kampala He said orphanages, hospitals and barracks would be given priority. Beneficiaries will be...
Coronavirus: Ugandan opposition stronghold arrested for defying president’s COVID-19 guidelines

Coronavirus: Ugandan opposition stronghold arrested for defying president’s COVID-19 guidelines

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Security personnel on Sunday, April 19 arrested Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Mr Francis Zaake over allegations that he was distributing food in breach of the presidential directives in response to the Coronavirus. President Museveni said politicians who distribute food to starving Ugandans during the virus lockdown face attempted murder charges. Hon Francis Zaake's with some of the food he was giving to people "Hon Francis Zaake has been been arrested from his residence in Mityana and taken to an unknown destination. Keep him in prayer,” Confirmed MP Seggona, who is Hon. Zaake's lawyer on Sunday night. “The tormentors have broken into my home, they are breaking every door of my house searching to arrest me for the crime of sharing food with the starving people. S...