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Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, President Kenyatta says

Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, WORLD, Youth
NAIROBI, 8th March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to African Governments to put the youth at the core of their Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programs saying young people have the energy, motivation and know-how to drive the agenda forward. President Uhuru Kenyatta takes notes during the virtual Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC21) at State House, Nairobi. “The youth are a key constituency in driving momentum towards UHC, that should not be side-lined.  We should engage with and empower our youth; giving them the knowledge and skills to take charge of their health," the President said. President Kenyatta spoke on Monday at State House, Nairobi when he delivered the opening address at this year's Africa Health Agenda International Conferenc...
Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
NAIROBI, 8 March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged more women to actively seek elective and other positions of leadership both at national and county levels. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks when she presided over virtual celebrations to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) under theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. The celebrations were held at Kenya School of Government, Nairobi.  While applauding the current 23 percent representation of women in the National Assembly, the First Lady said more work needed to be done to achieve the constitutionally proposed two-thirds gender rule. Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Prof. Margaret Kobia and her Defence Counterpar...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta celebrates Kenyan women athletes

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta celebrates Kenyan women athletes

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, POLITICS, Sports, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
NAIROBI, 8th March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has celebrated Kenyan women athletes for their sacrifice, hard work, perseverance and commitment. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks at State House, Nairobi during a recorded video delivered to World Athletics, the international governing body for athletics, as it celebrates women in athletics during the month of March in honour of this year’s International Women’s Day. The First Lady said Kenya has witnessed a rise of exceptional women athletes who have smashed barriers and set new records globally over the years. “We have witnessed their efforts in paving the road and raising the bar for other women and girls as examples and mentors,” she said. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks at State H...
MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
MTN Uganda in conjunction with Project Girls for Girls hosted a joint webinar to commemorate the International Women’s day Ms. Yolanda Cuba, the MTN Group Vice President for South and East African Region was the host of the Webinar. Cuba is one of the key business leaders in Africa and was named one of the 20 top power women in Africa by Forbes Magazine Monday 8th March 2021- Kampala-Uganda: MTN Uganda in conjunction with the Project Girls for Girls joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day that falls on the 8th of March every year.  While MTN appreciates women and diversity, project Girls for Girls aims at exposure to female leadership, mentorship, and access to education and training to boost the aspirations of young women and cultivate the...
Happy Women’s Day- S.African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Happy Women’s Day- S.African President Cyril Ramaphosa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, International Hospital Kampala, NRM, POLITICS, PRAU, South Africa, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, WORLD, World Bank
• Monday, 8 March 2021 • Dear Fellow South African, Today is International Women’s Day. For more than a century, this day has been celebrated across the world as part of the struggle to realise women’s rights in the social, political, legal, reproductive, health and other spheres. The Women’s Charter, which was drawn up in 1994, notes that at the heart of women’s marginalisation in South Africa are the attitudes and practices that “confine women to the domestic arena, and reserve for men the arena where political power and authority reside”. There can be no meaningful progress for women if our society continues to relegate women to ‘traditional’ professions, occupations or roles, while it is mainly men who sit on decision-making structures. Fittingly, the theme of t...
Bizonto comedians re-arrested

Bizonto comedians re-arrested

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, UGANDA
Four radio presenters and comedians popularly known for acting parody skits under their stage name Bizonto have been re-arrested.Mercel Mbabali, Simon Peter Ssabakaki, Julius Sserwanja and Gold Kimatono were arrested at Radio Simba over a July 2020 satirical skit that authorities think it was promoting sectarianism.The CID spokesperson, Charles Twine, said they would be arraigned at Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court later today because the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had sanctioned their file.“They are on their way to Buganda Road court. They had a sanctioned file for allegations of promoting sectarianism,” Mr Twine said.
A moment of truth for radio

A moment of truth for radio

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Media, South Africa, WORLD
The critical steps to successfully digitally transforming radio. 02 March 2021, Africa. Despite the onslaught of music streaming services, radio can carve out a niche for themselves online by nurturing a loyal, engaged and geographically diverse listener base that can ultimately generate additional revenue - but stations will have to overcome their fear of digital and take the leap in order to avoid being left behind. Jonathan Lumley, Clients, Channels and Markets Lead at Fabrik, is a radio promotions veteran who now empowers stations to bring new value to their audiences and advertisers through innovative technology-enabled workflows and campaigns. From the start, there needs to be a change in mindset to how media entrepreneurs approach radio transformation. Many in the industry...
We are partners in a common cause, President Kenyatta woos foreign diplomats

We are partners in a common cause, President Kenyatta woos foreign diplomats

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, KENYA, Parliament, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 4th March 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked foreign diplomats serving in Kenya to continue partnering with the Government in advancing shared global aspirations. "Today we are meeting as partners in a common cause - to forge a shared vision as we advance progress in Kenya and globally. "As friends, partners and allies we are more successful when we understand each other’s vision and aspirations, and work together to fulfil it," the President said. The President, who spoke Thursday morning at State House, Nairobi during this year's annual Presidential briefing to the diplomatic corps, thanked the envoys for the support Kenya continues to receive from the international community in the fight against Covid-19. "On behalf of a grateful nation, I thank many ...
We are partners in a common cause, President Kenyatta woos foreign diplomats

We are partners in a common cause, President Kenyatta woos foreign diplomats

AFRICA, Business, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, International Hospital Kampala, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, WORLD
NAIROBI, 4th March 2021 (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked foreign diplomats serving in Kenya to continue partnering with the Government in advancing shared global aspirations. - President Uhuru Kenyatta makes his remarks at State House, Nairobi during this year's annual Presidential briefing to the diplomatic corps.   "Today we are meeting as partners in a common cause - to forge a shared vision as we advance progress in Kenya and globally. - President Uhuru Kenyatta makes his remarks at State House, Nairobi during this year's annual Presidential briefing to the diplomatic corps "As friends, partners and allies we are more successful when we understand each other’s vision and aspirations, and work together to fulfil it," the President said. - President Uhuru Kenya...
KCCA boss Dorothy Kisaka opens a Neonatal Unit at Kisenyi Health Centre to look after newly born babies with Special needs.

KCCA boss Dorothy Kisaka opens a Neonatal Unit at Kisenyi Health Centre to look after newly born babies with Special needs.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, KCCA, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
As part of the Commemoration to mark the International Women’s week, Kampala Capital City Authority  (KCCA) Executive Director today opened the Neonatal Unit at Kisenyi Health Centre. KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka opens the Neonatal Unit.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Unit is for looking after   babies born with complications, the over weighed ones, (about 4,5Kgs) the premature ones, the weak ones etc. KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka chats with Dr Okello Ayen Daniel (R) as she leaves the IDI-KCCA Medical Male Circumcision Centre.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The ED also took time to say hello to the women who had just delivered in the Cubical ward, those in the Cesarean and they are kept in the Cubical ward for three days in order to clear Spa...
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...