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Kenya and Tanzania agree to eliminate barriers to trade, movement of people

Kenya and Tanzania agree to eliminate barriers to trade, movement of people

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NAIROBI, 4th May 2021, (PSCU)— Kenya and Tanzania have today agreed to eliminate barriers hindering the smooth flow of trade and people between the two East African nations. The decision was arrived at today at State House, Nairobi during bilateral talks led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Tanzania Head of State Samia Suluhu Hassan. A joint team of experts will be set up to address the disjointed enforcement of cross-border Covid-19 containment protocols, one of the most pronounced non-tarriff trade barrier between the two nations. "Just as His Excellency the President has said, we have agreed that our Health Ministers need to sit down and come up with a structured system of testing our people at the border points to allow easy movement of our people so as to...
KAMPALA -Uganda’s  Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo has said that 21 Heads of State have confirmed attendance for President Yoweri Museveni scientific swearing in ceremony on May 12, 2021.

KAMPALA -Uganda’s Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo has said that 21 Heads of State have confirmed attendance for President Yoweri Museveni scientific swearing in ceremony on May 12, 2021.

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President Yoweri Museveni for another term of office, a top government official said Tuesday. Esther Mbayo, minister for the presidency told reporters that the leaders will attend the function scheduled for May 12.  Uganda's Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. "His Excellency the president has extended invitations to 42 Heads of State both from Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed attendance," said Ms Mbayo.  The celebrations will be held at Kololo Independence ceremonial grounds in the capital, Kampala, under strict Covid-19 prevention measures, she said.  The minister said 4,000 guests, including former presidential candidates, have been invited to attend the function to be held after Museveni ...
JKIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania arrives in Kenya for a 2-Day State Visit

JKIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania arrives in Kenya for a 2-Day State Visit

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Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya. The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports) and Kenya's Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu. Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for a two-day State Visit to the Republic of Kenya. The visiting Head of State was received by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Amb. Amina Mohammed (Sports) and Kenya's Ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu. Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic...
President Macron pledges political, economic support, ahead of M7 swearing-in, pushes EACOP Oil pipeline

President Macron pledges political, economic support, ahead of M7 swearing-in, pushes EACOP Oil pipeline

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STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: French President Emmanuel Macron has sent a strong message of support to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ahead of his swearing-in ceremony next month pledging to work with him to strengthen the political and economic relationship between the two countries. French President Emmanuel Macron “I sincerely hope that your new term of office will be an opportunity to deepen the friendship between our two countries, and to develop a relationship of trust in all areas of mutual interest, both political and economic. I therefore hope that the coming years will allow us to cultivate our bilateral dialogue on strategic issues for both countries, especially in supporting the peace process in South Sudan, the stabilization of Somalia and the easing of tensions in the great ...
Uganda Red Cross Society launches a shs-235bn five year strategic plan

Uganda Red Cross Society launches a shs-235bn five year strategic plan

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The Uganda Red Cross Society has launched a five-year strategic plan peddled aimed at consolidating financial, institutional sustainability and service delivery in the country. The Shs235 billion strategic plan is premised on the unit cost of executing the various focus areas which include Information and technology (IT) systems. Uganda's first Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali launches the five year strategic plan.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The secretary general of the Uganda Red Cross Society, Robert Kwesiga said the process of developing the new strategic plan was vigorous and consultative from all stakeholders. “I want to appreciate the support from the Uganda Red Cross Governance structures, Branch network, staff volunteers, partners and the government of Uganda,” ...
We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

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

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

President Museveni hails China’s support to Africa

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

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

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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 ...
President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

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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’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

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Parliament was in a celebratory mood as legislators across the political divide debated a motion to commemorate the 100 years of the legislature. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The motion to mark this milestone was moved by the Minister for Public Service, Hon Muruli Mukasa on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The  first meeting of the then Legislative Council (LEGCO) was held on 23 March 1921 at the High Court Chambers in Entebbe. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parl...
The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

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Dear Fellow South African, For more than a week now, South Africans have had to endure the disruption and inconvenience of intermittent load shedding, as the country’s power stations have not been able to produce enough electricity to meet demand. The electricity shortage has been a problem for more than a decade, with economic activity being severely interrupted every time there is a power cut, affecting smaller businesses and large industries alike. Over the years, it has contributed to slow economic growth and weak investor confidence. Resolving our energy challenges isn’t just urgent; it is fundamental to South Africa’s economic recovery. That is why we are making every effort to bring new power generation capacity online in the shortest possible time. A major step forward...
Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

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Fly safe and stress-free with Emirates to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city Uganda, 21 March 2021 Passengers travelling to Dubai via Emirates can now enjoy special fare and an additional piece of baggage from 24 March to 30 June 2021*. And when you fly First Class or Business Class, you also get a night’s stay at JW Marriott Marquis for free. With flexible booking options and free multi-risk travel insurance with COVID-19 cover, Emirates continues to offer stellar and safe travel experiences to Dubai. Morning-view-of-dubai-water-canal-e810x270 Travellers who book return First Class and Business Class tickets to Dubai from 21 March to 7 April 2021 for travel between 24 March and 30 June 2021 are eligible for a complimentary one-night stay at the JW Marriot Marquis. As one of th...
South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

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Juba,South Sudan 18th March 2021, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a statement on the passing on of H.E. John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. In his Statement to the media, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit said that the People of Republic of South Sudan are deeply saddened and grieving with their brothers and sisters in the United Republic of Tanzania. South Sudanese President H.E Salvar Kiir.Courtesy Photo H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit declared three days of mourning across South Sudan and instructed all the Government institutions and our diplomatic missions abroad to fly their flags half-mast during this period beginning from today in his honour to the Late H.E. President John Pombe Magufuli. H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit...
Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

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Samia Hassan Suluhu (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and the designated President of Tanzania,[1][2] due to be sworn into office following the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021. She became Tanzania's first female vice-President following the 2015 General election, after being elected on the CCM ticket along with president John Magufuli. Suluhu and Magufuli were reelected to a second term in 2020. Before her tenure as vice-president she served as the Member of Parliament for Makunduchi constituency from 2010 to 2015, and was also the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this, she served as a minister in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar in the administration of President Amani Karume. ...
President John Magufuli of Tanzania dies

President John Magufuli of Tanzania dies

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President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a populist leader who played down the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and steered his country away from democratic ideals, died on Wednesdayin the port city of Dar es Salaam. He was 61.Magufuli had first been briefly admitted to the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute on March 6, but was subsequently discharged, Hassan said on state television. But he was rushed to hospital again on March 14 after feeling unwell. President John Magufuli After the death was announced, opposition leader Zitto Kabwe said he had spoken to Hassan to offer condolences for Magufuli’s death. “The nation will remember him for his contribution to the development of our country,” Kabwe said in a statement published on Twitter. President John Magufuli According...