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IMG, MTN partner to provide telemedicine services

IMG, MTN partner to provide telemedicine services

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, International Hospital Kampala, International Medical Group, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA
3rd March, 2021. Kampala- International Medical Group (IMG) the parent company of International Hospital Kampala (IHK) and International Medical Center (IMC) together with MTN Uganda have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a digital approach to medical access across the country. Speaking at the launch held at the International Diagnostics Center (IDC), the IMG Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sukhmeet Sandhu said, “As International Medical Group, our mission is to improve standards of healthcare in Uganda through innovation, applied research, education and community-based services. As a result of the fast rise of the digital era, impact of COVID 19 and strategic partnerships like the one we have launched today with MTN, we are now able to realize this dream an...
The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) and ICD through THIQAH (IsDB Group Business Forum) sign MoC to enhance cooperation in media field

The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) and ICD through THIQAH (IsDB Group Business Forum) sign MoC to enhance cooperation in media field

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Saudi Arabia, WORLD
The agreement aims to lay the foundations for cooperation between the two parties in the field of media and news coverage of the activities and initiatives of the IsDB Group Private Sector entitiesJEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 3, 2021/ -- The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) through THIQAH (IsDB Group Business Forum) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the achievement of common objectives and serving the issues that facilitate cooperation and enhance integration between the two parties.The MoC was co-signed virtually today by the CEO of the ICD, Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny, and Acting UNA Director-General, Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Qarni.The agreement aims to lay the foundations for cooperation between ...
President Kenyatta underscores importance of international solidarity

President Kenyatta underscores importance of international solidarity

AFRICA, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA
NAIROBI, 3rd March 2021 –President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the importance of countries working together for the common good of humanity. President Uhuru Kenyatta receives letters of Credence from High Commissioner Hassan Wasswa Galiwango of Uganda during a brief ceremony also attended by Foreign Affairs CS Amb Raychelle Omamo and her Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau at State House, Nairobi. The President said through international partnerships and global solidarity, nations are able to serve their citizens much better. President Uhuru Kenyatta receives letters of Credence from High Commissioner Hassan Wasswa Galiwango of Uganda during a brief ceremony also attended by Foreign Affairs CS Amb Raychelle Omamo and her Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau at State Ho...
NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić and Chris Paul Headline 2021 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge

NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić and Chris Paul Headline 2021 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge

AFRICA, Basketball, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, New York, UGANDA, USA, WORLD
The 19th Taco Bell® Skills Challenge is an obstacle-course competition that tests players’ dribbling, passing, agility and 3-point shooting skillsNEW YORK, United States of America, March 3, 2021/ -- NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Stars Julius Randle, Domantas Sabonis and Nikola Vučević in Six-Player Field; HBCU Alum Robert Covington to Make Skills Challenge Debut; Competition to Take Place on Sunday, March 7 Before 2021 NBA All-Star Game.NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks and Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns will display their vast array of talents in the 2021 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Taco Bell® Skills Challenge will take place before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, airing on TNT.Joining Dončić and Paul as 2021 NBA All-Stars in th...
Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin to Take Flight in 2021 AT&T Slam Dunk

Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin to Take Flight in 2021 AT&T Slam Dunk

AFRICA, Basketball, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NBA, New York, UGANDA, USA, USA, WORLD
The 36th AT&T Slam Dunk will take place at halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, airing on TNT and ESPN RadioNEW YORK, United States of America, March 3, 2021/ -- Competition to Take Place on Sunday, March 7 at Halftime of 2021 NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star Game; Five Past Slam Dunk Champions to Serve as Judges: Dee Brown, Jason Richardson, Josh Smith, Spud Webb and Dominique Wilkins; Final Round: One Dunk for Each Finalist and Winner Determined by “Judges’ Choice” Instead of Individual Score.A new AT&T Slam Dunk champion will be crowned this year as first- time participants Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers, Cassius Stanley of the Indiana Pacers and Obi Toppin of the New York Knicks compete for the title on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The 36th AT&am...
Lord Mayor Erias,ED Dorothy Kisaka address KCCA Staff during fire outbreak demonstration led by the KCCA safety officers

Lord Mayor Erias,ED Dorothy Kisaka address KCCA Staff during fire outbreak demonstration led by the KCCA safety officers

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago today addressed KCCA Staff who assembled after the shrill sound of an alarm during the fire drill demonstration this morning. This was intended to prepare Staff to respond quickly, calmly and safely in case of fire outbreak.   R-L:KCCA ED Dorothy Kisaka,Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and his Deputy Doreen Nyanjura. Courtesy Photo. According to the brief from the Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka, the Lord Mayor said that the response from some staff was nonchalant which was very unfortunate during the evacuation. He also noted that whereas it was a drill, the response from Uganda Police Fire Brigade wasn’t that prompt and incase the issue was traffic jam or inaccessibility of the premise, this needs to be urgently addressed. Kampala Lord Mayor Erias...
Facebook Launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a Book Spotlighting Female Leaders from across Africa

Facebook Launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a Book Spotlighting Female Leaders from across Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Facebook, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Women
Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leadersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 3, 2021/ -- As part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’, a collection of beautifully inspired stories & life advice from 19 women who are breaking boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business.Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book provides inspirational real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and life lesson around how these women have navigated their path to success, ...
One printer for fast, high-definition CAD and poster production – the new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

One printer for fast, high-definition CAD and poster production – the new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, USA
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 3, 2021/ -- Taking CAD, GIS and poster printing to a new level of productivity, Canon Europe (www.Canon-europe.com) today updates its successful imagePROGRAF TX Series of large format printers with five new models: the 24-inch TX-2100, 36-inch TX-3100 and 44-inch TX-4100, plus the multifunctional TX-3100 MFP Z36 and TX-4100 MFP Z36. These new high-speed, high-capacity, multipurpose devices deliver unrivalled print quality, enhanced media handling and advanced security with a familiar workflow, ideal for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) businesses, retail stores and in-house print departments. PROGRAF TX Series for high-speed, high-capacity and unrivalled print quality A new level of productivityWhether for vibrant, high-quality post...
KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka  meets law Enforcement,Owino Traders on behalf of President Museveni.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka meets law Enforcement,Owino Traders on behalf of President Museveni.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda: The Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Ms. Kisaka Dorothy on tuesday morning met with St Balikuddembe Market traders and Law Enforcement in the City. Kisaka is seen going through St Balikuddembe Market,KCCA Photo. Kisaka is seen going through St Balikuddembe Market,KCCA Photo. Kisaka was delivering a presidential directive which among other issues talks about government compensating the current owners of the market so that Kcca can take charge like it has done with other markets to allow the common person to benefit from the markets without exploitation, removing all govt taxes in the market, market vendors can only pay fees of electricity, water, toilet n cleaning and lastly market vendors selecting people to join the interim comm...
President Kenyatta mourns prominent Nairobi businessman Mohamed Jibril

President Kenyatta mourns prominent Nairobi businessman Mohamed Jibril

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
NAIROBI, 1st March 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Nairobi entrepreneur Esmael Mohamed Jibril who passed away Monday. Mr Jibril, a prominent city businessman and brother to Sports CS Amina Mohamed died while receiving treatment in India. In his message of comfort, President Kenyatta described the late Mohamed Jibril as a highly motivated and gifted entrepreneur whose successful businesses employed hundreds of young Kenyans. “As a country, we will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Mohamed for his role in making Kenya a better economy and, especially for the job opportunities he created for our people through his successful commercial interests," the President said. The late Mohamed Jibril was associ...
The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa,South African leader

The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa,South African leader

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, South Africa, UGANDA
Dear Fellow South African, When I was elected to the position of President of South Africa, I said that building an efficient, capable and ethical state free from corruption was among my foremost priorities. Only a capable, efficient, ethical and development-oriented state can deliver on the commitment to improve the lives of the people of this country. This means that the public service must be staffed by men and women who are professional, skilled, selfless and honest. They must be committed to upholding the values of the Constitution, and must, as I said in my inaugural speech, “faithfully serve no other cause than that of the public”. Over the past two weeks, public consultations have been underway on an important policy document that will give greater impetus to our efforts to bolste...
Byekwaso: Let us plan for another good show as Hippos return to action for semifinal clash with Tunisia

Byekwaso: Let us plan for another good show as Hippos return to action for semifinal clash with Tunisia

AFCON U20, AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, UGANDA
The history makers Uganda U20 TeamHippos will be back in action on Monday night for the semifinal match against Tunisia at the ongoing Total AFCON U20 tournament in Mauritania. Uganda is playing at the tournament for the first time and the Hippos have continued to showcase resilience, strong character and beautiful football for good results. Another task awaits the Hippos at the next stage after ejecting Burkina Faso on penalties in the Quarterfinals. While attending the Pre-Match Press Conference on Sunday afternoon, the Hippos head Coach Morley Byekwaso made it clear that he wants winning to be part of his players’ DNA as he looks forward to the last four stage clash against the North African opponents. ‘We have come a long way to this stage. Believing in ourselves and worki...
Guaita saves a point for Palace against Fulham

Guaita saves a point for Palace against Fulham

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Fulham missed the chance to move within one point of safety as Vicente Guaita's save from Josh Maja's second-half header earned Crystal Palace a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.  Palace had the better of the early play, with Andros Townsend's cross diverted on target by Fulham's Joachim Andersen, but Alphonse Areola was alert to keep out an own goal. Andersen had two chances at the other end before half-time, first heading wide from Ademola Lookman's corner, then nodding over after the duo combined again. Fulham stepped up a gear in the second half but Guaita kept the hosts in the match. The Palace goalkeeper denied Tosin Adarabioyo's header from Lookman's free-kick before brilliantly keeping out Maja's close-range effort with 20 minutes remaining. Palace stay...
Renowned Kampala City lawyer Bob Kasango die in Luzira Prisons.

Renowned Kampala City lawyer Bob Kasango die in Luzira Prisons.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
 The Spokesperson of Uganda Prisons Frank Baine, Kasango died on Saturday as he was being transported from Murchison Bay prison to Mulago National Referral Hospital for further treatment.    "It's true. He has been sick. He has died of heart-related problems. I have just talked to the doctor and I have been told that he has died while being taken to Mulago", said Mr Baine.   Baine added that Kasango has been on treatment since he was taken to Luzira and he has been receiving medication at Murchison Bay.  The lawyer passed on Saturday evening after suffering an illness at Luzira Murchison Bay prison. Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr.Johnson Byabashaija confirmed the death. “He was a known heart patient. and was on a lot of medication, “Byabashaija  said.that Kasango h...
President Kenyatta commits to regional unity and prosperity as he takes over EAC chairmanship

President Kenyatta commits to regional unity and prosperity as he takes over EAC chairmanship

AFRICA, Burundi, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, Rwanda, TANZANIA, UGANDA, USA
NAIROBI, 27 February 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday committed to ensure a more united and prosperous East African Community (EAC) as he took over the chairmanship of the regional bloc. - President Uhuru Kenyatta with Dr Peter Mutuku Mathuki the incoming Sec-Gen EAC at State House, Nairobi during the virtual meeting of the 21st ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State. The President assured that he will spare no effort towards the realization of the shared aspirations that gave rebirth to the community 20 years ago. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Justice Kathurima M'Inoti who was sworn in as a Judge of the East African Court at State House, Nairobi during the virtual meeting of the 21st ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State.  ...
FUFA meets Big League clubs ahead of kick off on 18th March

FUFA meets Big League clubs ahead of kick off on 18th March

EAST AFRICA, Entertainment
Key points as per current status and requirements for FBL Clubs ahead of new season Tentative kickoff date for StarTimes Big League is 18th March 2021.Mandatory Covid Tests for players and technical team.Hosting of fans shall be granted upon written request but subject to approval by FUFATwo rounds (home and away format) will be playedAll FBL players must be contracted32 man Squad per team12 of the 16 clubs have undergone Clubs Pro Agenda programmeClubs Pro Agenda to be oraginsed  for Gadafi FC, Calvary FC, Luwero United, Teraazo and TilesTwo clubs Tooro FC, Terrazo and Tiles have not submitted any requirements in line with Club Licensing. The two teams have until 3rd March to beat the new grace period.Head Coaches and their Assistants must hold CAF C Licenses  Teams wil...
AFCON U17: Uganda’s final 25 man Squad named

AFCON U17: Uganda’s final 25 man Squad named

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA, WORLD
The Uganda Cubs (U-17) National Team head Coach Hamza Lutalo has named the final 25 man squad for the Total U-17 AFCON that will be played between 13th-31st March in Morocco. The Cubs were pooled in group A in the draws of the tourney held on Wednesday. They will face off with Morocco, Ivory Coast and Zambia The contingent will fly out today at 3pm aboard Ethiopian Airways. FUFA Executive Committee Member Agnes Mugena is the Leader of Delegation for the period the team will camp in Morocco before they get into the CAF designated facilities. Rogers Byamukama-another Executive Member will take over the roles of Leader of Delegation when the tournament proper kicks off.Full Contingent Leader of Delegation: Agnes Mugena Head Coach: Hamuza Lutalo Assistant Coach:Ssenyondo ...