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What Magufuli did and achieved in 5 years, M7 has been unable to achieve in 35 Years-Nyanjura Doreen

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What Magufuli did and achieved in 5 years, M7 has been unable to achieve in 35 Years, even if we add him 50 years, he can't achieve anything, he has outlived his usefulness. https://twitter.com/DoreenNyanjura/status/1372543294031290374?s=20 Magufuli came to power on Nov. 5, 2015. The government of Tanzania on Sunday outlined a catalogue of achievements scored by President John Magufuli during the first two years of his administration. On top of the achievements was the restoration of discipline among public servants that has resulted in increased productivity in service delivery, said Hassan Abbas, director general of the Information Services Department. "There has also been impressive achievement in the control of government expenditure and ensuring value for money in al...
PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION -With Respect To- THE DEATH OF DR. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI (President of the United Republic of Tanzania) SOLEMNLY ISSUED AT STATE HOUSE, NAIROBI ON THE 18TH DAY OF MARCH, 2021

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION -With Respect To- THE DEATH OF DR. JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI (President of the United Republic of Tanzania) SOLEMNLY ISSUED AT STATE HOUSE, NAIROBI ON THE 18TH DAY OF MARCH, 2021

AFRICA, Burundi, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, POLITICS, South Africa, South Sudan, TANZANIA, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
I have learnt with profound sorrow and immense sadness of the untimely passing of my Dear Brother, His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. On behalf of the Government and People of Kenya, I convey our sincere condolences to the First Lady of Tanzania, H.E. Mrs. Janet Magufuli, their children and his entire family; and affirm our deep solidarity with the Government and People of Tanzania during this challenging time. Tanzania remains in our thoughts and prayers.   Africa and the world has, indeed, lost an illustrious leader; whose vision, passion, and immense leadership propelled the Nation of Tanzania forward, and also steered the East African Community to closer integration and cooperation. On the continental stage, the Late President ...
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.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
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. ...
Government Of Uganda mourns President Magufuli

Government Of Uganda mourns President Magufuli

AFRICA, Burundi, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, ETHIOPIA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, Nairobi, Nigeria, Parliament, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, UGANDA, UK
We have lost a great leader and a friend of Uganda. Our deepest condolences to people of Tanzania and Africa. In the photos are touching moments with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the deceased. RIP H.E John Pompe Magufuli. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with Tanzania's President Dr John Pombe Magufuli at one of the recent functions. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with Tanzania's President Dr John Pombe Magufuli at one of the recent functions.
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...
DUO wins African Tech PR Agency of the Year at MEA Business Awards

DUO wins African Tech PR Agency of the Year at MEA Business Awards

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, PRAU, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Cape Town, 16 March 2021: DUO Marketing and Communications, a specialist provider of PR and digital marketing services to technology companies in Africa, has been selected as the best African Tech PR Agency for 2020 at the MEA Business Awards. “What an extraordinary accomplishment for our business in an unpredictable year when no one actually knew whether we would make it or not.  We are incredibly honoured to have survived 2020 but the cherry on the top was being nominated for this prestigious award by our clients,” said Judith Middleton, CEO at DUO. Key highlights in 2020 for DUO Marketing + Communications include a 94% retainer client retention rate, a 40% increase in upselling to our existing clients as they switched on more digital solutions and a 35% increase in new busin...
Emirates SkyCargo marks one year of passenger freighter operations

Emirates SkyCargo marks one year of passenger freighter operations

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Nairobi, Parliament, Rwanda, TECHNOLOGY, UAE, UGANDA
Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2021- On Monday, 16 March 2020, Emirates flight EK 2503 took off from Dubai to Kuwait. Although operated on a Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft, EK 2503 carried no passengers but about 34 tonnes of bellyhold cargo that was urgently required in Kuwait. It was the first time in the history of its operations that Emirates had operated a cargo only flight on a passenger aircraft. Coming just four days after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), EK 2503 would be the first of more than 27,800 cargo flights to be operated by Emirates SkyCargo in the year that followed as the cargo carrier worked ceaselessly to keep communities across the world connected to the essential medical and food supplies they needed during the pandemic. ...
MTN GM Shares Details about the MTN Uganda Foundation Youth Empowerment Program

MTN GM Shares Details about the MTN Uganda Foundation Youth Empowerment Program

AFRICA, Burundi, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Recently, the MTN Foundation Uganda announced the 100 lucky youth who were enrolled for the pioneer cohort of the Youth Empowerment Program. The program that promises to be a mainstay on MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility agenda will be offering technology training to youths in the various areas of their interest with the aim of empowering them to make meaningful contributions to their communities as the country embraces the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We had a one on one with ENID EDROMA, the MTN Uganda General Manager Corporate Services about the details of the program and why the company is undertaking this auspicious initiative. Briefly tell us about the Youth Empowerment Program and what it entails. The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), like the name suggests is an i...
Africa-Uganda still provide vast opportunities for MTN growth-Yolanda Cuba

Africa-Uganda still provide vast opportunities for MTN growth-Yolanda Cuba

AFRICA, Business, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Marketers, Media, POLITICS
The MTN Group has restructured senior management in a move aimed at strengthening support towards achieving the group’s business strategy As part of the changes, Yolanda Cuba who has been the Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer now becomes the Vice President in charge of the Southern and East African region (SEA). Uganda is part of SEA. She shared her thoughts and insights on the Telecom Company’s plans for Uganda and the region under her. Below are Excerpts: The MTN group has restructured to give it better growth opportunities on the continent. What does the MTN Group see on the continent that has elicited this kind of move? Africa still provides vast opportunities for growth with a lot of potential growth in sub-Saharan Africa given its young population, low data penetr...
President Kenyatta issues Executive Orders on Reforms in the Coffee and Tea Sub-Sectors

President Kenyatta issues Executive Orders on Reforms in the Coffee and Tea Sub-Sectors

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, UGANDA, WORLD, World Bank
NAIROBI, 12th March 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has today issued two Executive Orders on the reforms in the Coffee and Tea Sub-Sectors. Executive Order No. 2 of 2021 on the Coffee Sub-Sector Reforms follows recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce, and approves the transmittal of the Coffee Bill, 2021 to Parliament. On the other hand, Executive Order No. 3 of 2021 on the Revitalization of the Tea Sub-Sector directs the Attorney General to conduct an inquiry into allegations of statutory and regulatory breaches committed by KTDA among other instructions.  The Executive Orders were issued Friday by the Head of State at State House, Nairobi at a brief ceremony conducted by the Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua and attended by Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matia...
Parliament vets Bank Of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE,IGP Ochola for new contracts respectively.

Parliament vets Bank Of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE,IGP Ochola for new contracts respectively.

AFRICA, Bank Of Uganda, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, Facebook, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Media, POLITICS, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force, UN Human RiGHTS
Kampala,Uganda: Bank Of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebile and Inspector Of Police Ochola vetted were today vetted by Parliament for their new contracts. Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE has served as Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda since 2001 to date. Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE A seasoned professional economist and reformer, he spearheaded the design and implementation of the Economic Reform Program that restored Uganda from the economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s to sound economic performance during his service as the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury in the ministry responsible for finance, planning, and economic development. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ochola is seen after being vetted by Parliament ...
Resilient MTN reports strong 2020 results, unveils Ambition 2025 strategy

Resilient MTN reports strong 2020 results, unveils Ambition 2025 strategy

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Media, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, WORLD
Thursday 11th March 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Group today reported a very strong set of operational and financial results for 2020, demonstrating business resilience under COVID-19 pressures and a challenging macroeconomic environment. Africa’s leading mobile operator also announced its re-positioned strategy – Ambition 2025 – to accelerate growth and reveal the value of its infrastructure assets and platforms. The Group added 29 million subscribers in the year, to reach a total of 280 million across 21 markets. It reported a 52% increase in adjusted headline earnings per share, a four-percentage point increase in return on equity to 17% and more than doubled the operating cash flow to R28,3 billion. “We continued to perform favorably against our medium-term targets,” said Presiden...
Cancer Institute asks for budget increment as patient numbers rise

Cancer Institute asks for budget increment as patient numbers rise

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The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has called for an increase in its budget allocation to manage patients who it said are on the rise.Dr Jackson Orem, the Executive Director at UCI hosted Parliament’s Committee on Health, and said much as progress is being made, there are structural issues relating to staffing and medication whose costs are shooting to the roof.“‘One of the areas that we feel requires attention is the area of drugs and the most expensive ones come in form of donations; the area number two is that of our human resource and we have submitted our new structure to the Ministry of Public Service for approval,” said Dr Orem.The institute has installed the latest equipment for radiotherapy, and constructed a bunker to house it, but Orem fears power outages will reset the systems....
Uganda to Begin Nationwide COVID Vaccinations Wednesday

Uganda to Begin Nationwide COVID Vaccinations Wednesday

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UN Women, UNICEF, WORLD, World Health Organization
Uganda launches its national vaccination program on Wednesday, two days after receiving 100,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine donated by the Indian government. So far, Uganda has received 964,000 doses of the vaccine through donations. Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said healthcare workers will be the first to get their shots followed by teachers and those in high risk groups, including the elderly. The health ministry earlier said Ugandans seeking vaccinations must present a national identification card and non-citizens a passport. Aceng also warned that vaccination does not mean the public should abandon Covid-19 safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus. Uganda has confirmed nearly 40,500 infections and 334 deaths, according to Johns Hopkin...
Partner with us in ‘Kazi Mtaani’, President Kenyatta tells dev’t partners

Partner with us in ‘Kazi Mtaani’, President Kenyatta tells dev’t partners

AFRICA, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, POLITICS, PRAU, WORLD
NAIROBI, 10th March 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenya's development partners to support public programs that directly benefit wananchi such as the 'Kazi Mtaani' youth employment initiative. President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Dr Stephen Jackson, who called on him today at State House, Nairobi. Also present in the meeting was Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Amb. Raychelle Omamo.  President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Dr Stephen Jackson, who called on him today at State House, Nairobi. Also present in the meeting was Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs Amb. Raychelle Omamo. The President said 'Kazi Mtaani' had not only created gainful employment for thousands of youth but also helped develop their ...
Meeting between His Excellency President Kenyatta and His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council

Meeting between His Excellency President Kenyatta and His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council

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Tuesday, 9th March 2021 His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held a meeting with His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council who paid him a courtesy call. President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council who paid him a courtesy call today at State House, Nairobi. The President and the visiting European Union leader discussed several matters of bilateral and multilateral interest to Kenya and the EU, and agreed to: a) Strengthen and scale up partnership between Africa, and Kenya's private sector and the European Union as part of efforts to increase investments, create employment and support post Covid-19 economic recovery; President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Charles M...
Emirates boosts services to Maldives and Seychelles ahead of Easter Break

Emirates boosts services to Maldives and Seychelles ahead of Easter Break

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Dubai, UAE: 09 March 2021 – Emirates has announced it will increase services to popular holiday destinations, Maldives and Seychelles, ahead of the Easter break. Starting 28 March, the airline will offer customers 28 weekly flights to Male, and seven weekly flights to Mahe. The added services will meet market demand and offer customers greater flexibility, choice and connectivity while planning their travels this Easter holiday. Fly better with Emirates to Maldives Emirates currently offers customers 24 weekly flights to the Maldives, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Starting from 28 March until 18 April, the airline will ramp up services to 28 flights a week – offering customers enhanced connectivity to the popular Indian Ocean destination, via Dubai. Tickets can be booked...