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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the Nurturing of Democracy

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the Nurturing of Democracy

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA, USA
Like observers across America and around the world, I was appalled by the events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  On a day traditionally characterized by history, pomp, and ceremony, the world instead saw more than just an act of lawlessness, we witnessed a violent attack on America's democracy.  As America's Founding Fathers recognized, and as we were reminded Wednesday, democracy is fragile.  Democracy is hard.  To survive, it must be constantly tended to and renewed--by leaders and ordinary citizens alike.  More than 230 years after the adoption of its constitution, the United States is still striving to build a more perfect union so that all Americans can enjoy the blessings of liberty and justice enshrined in a document that when ...
world covid 19 tracker live today

world covid 19 tracker live today

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Health Organization
Cases location total cases new cases cases/1M people deaths Worldwide87,161,708542,39911,2091,882,643 United States21,334,427238,99964,737360,946 India10,374,93218,0887,626150,114 Brazil7,810,40056,64836,957197,732 Russia3,250,71323,95522,15258,706 United Kingdom2,774,47960,91641,76276,305 France2,676,19520,28039,89865,915 Turkey2,270,10114,49427,30021,879 Italy2,181,61915,37536,21376,329 Spain1,982,54423,70042,09251,430 Germany1,814,56518,34921,82336,757 Colombia1,702,96616,83534,47644,428 Argentina1,662,73013,79037,00043,785 Mexico1,466,49011,27111,586128,822 Poland1,330,5437,59634,66929,502 Iran1,255,6206,11315,06855,748 South Africa1,127,75914,41019,18830,524 Ukraine1,117,2565,62526,67819,929 ...
Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, USA, WORLD
NAIROBI, 6 January 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today outlined a four-point agenda that Kenya will advance as the country settles into its non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). President Uhuru kenyatta during the UN Security Council virtual meeting chaired by H.E. Kais Saied, President of the Republic of Tunisia. Also present were the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chairperson African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who briefed the Security Council. The President listed leveraging the knowledge and buy-in of stakeholders closest to crises and supporting the Security Council as well as associated UN bodies to strengthen the capacity of state institutions during post-...
No Cameras at the Polling Stations-Uganda Electoral Commission Chairmain

No Cameras at the Polling Stations-Uganda Electoral Commission Chairmain

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Red Cross, WORLD
We shall not allow Cameras at the Polling Stations.We shall also not allow selfies in these places.But, Those with Cameras can take Photos outside these ringed fences. The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama said this at the Official Dispatch of Polling Materials for Special Interest Groups, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 2021 on wednesday at their warehouse Stores in Banda,Kampala.  The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama with him team flag off the electoral materials.;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  _Wednesday 6th January 2021_  As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, commenced on packing of polling m...
Uganda decides 2021: Eddie Mutwe, several other Bobi Wine supporters remanded until January 19.

Uganda decides 2021: Eddie Mutwe, several other Bobi Wine supporters remanded until January 19.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Masaka yesterday granted bail to majority of National Unity Platform (NUP) members and private guards of presidential candidate, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who were arrested in Kalangala District last week. A total of 126 suspects appeared before both Masaka Chief Magistrate, Mr   Charles Yeteisi and Grade One Magistrate, Ms Grace Wakholi at different intervals in two separate court rooms. The court administration indicated that this was to cut time and the bulk of work for one court official. Among the suspects is Bobi Wine’s singing partner, Ali Bukeni alias Nubian Li and Mr Eddy Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe (Bobi Wine’s private guard). Yeteisi heard that Eddie Mutwe , Nubian Li and  others  on  December 31...
Uganda decides 2021: Catholic Bishops warn police, army on poll violence

Uganda decides 2021: Catholic Bishops warn police, army on poll violence

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Catholic Bishops in Uganda have warned the Uganda Police against inviting the army into the management of elections instances where it is not necessary saying the practice has created tensions that can be avoided. Ahead of the January 14 voting in the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, in a detailed Pastoral Letter by all the Bishops also warned the Electoral Commission against abdicating it’s responsibility of firmly managing the electoral process such that the outcome is fair and acceptable to every stakeholder. “We appeal to the Police Force and all other security agencies involved in the electoral process to dispense their mandate in a diligent and professional manner. In particular we recomme...
Siemens Gamesa seals its first wind farm project in Ethiopia, expanding its leadership in Africa

Siemens Gamesa seals its first wind farm project in Ethiopia, expanding its leadership in Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
The 100 MW wind farm will help power over 400,000 Ethiopian householdsADAMA, Ethiopia, January 4, 2021/ -- The company will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) for the Assela project; the 100 MW wind farm will help power over 400,000 Ethiopian households; the wind farm is set to be commissioned by Spring 2023, and will save more than 260,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.Siemens Gamesa (www.SiemensGamesa.com) has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets.The 100 MW Assela wind farm will be located between the towns of Ad...
Pre CHAN Tournament: Sekajugo, Mukwala on target to hand Uganda victory over Zambia

Pre CHAN Tournament: Sekajugo, Mukwala on target to hand Uganda victory over Zambia

EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, UGANDA, Zambia
The smallest men on the pitch Vianne Sekajugo and Steven Mukwala proved lethal with the ball as Uganda dominated Zambia to win 2-0 in their second match of the Pre CHAN Mini Tournament at Annex 1-Omnisports- in Yaounde, Cameroon Uganda Cranes XI that started against Zambia today in CameroonPrior to the match, the big talk was on two old friends Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry and Chipolopolo’s Milutin Micho Sredojevic.Micho took Uganda back to AFCON Finals after 39 years of waiting in 2016, so there was every reason for emotions and news headlines to be created from this moment. After the match, both coaches Micho (L) and McKinstry (R) exhibited high levles of professionalism and sportsmanship spirit. It ended Uganda 2-0 Zambi However Sekajugo and Mukwala will st...
NRM Secretary General applauds  Opposition member Col Dr Kiiza on Covid19

NRM Secretary General applauds Opposition member Col Dr Kiiza on Covid19

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, NRM, POLITICS, UGANDA
The National Resistance Movement party Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The National Resistance Movement party Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has aplauded former President of Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) Retired Col Dr Kiiza Besigye for his efforts of advising Ugandans on Covid19 from time to time. The National Resistance Movement party Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates Yes we may belong to different Polical Parties but when it comes to Corona issues, Dr Besigye doesnt joke.We therefore would like to extend our thanks to him for not going political like other members on the Opposition. Kasule Lumumba said that following the suspension of political activit...
Pre-CHAN Tournament: Uganda Vs Zambia; Extended friendship for Mckinstry and Micho in Yaounde

Pre-CHAN Tournament: Uganda Vs Zambia; Extended friendship for Mckinstry and Micho in Yaounde

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda vs Zambia Venue: Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament Participating Teams: Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia and Niger Purpose: Preparing for the 2020 Total CHAN Finals kicking off on 16th January 2021 in Cameroon Venue: Annex 1- OmnsiSports in Yaounde Dates (Uganda Matches) 1st Jan 2021 Uganda 1-1 Cameroon -FT 4th Jan 2021 Uganda vs Zambia (4pm Local Time, 6pm EAT), Cameroon vs Niger 6pm Local Time) 7th Jan 2021 Uganda vs Niger (4pm Local Time, 6pm EAT) Referees for Uganda vs Zambia Referee: Nkamba DridAR1: Bigoh Metoul AR2: Alinda Ambroise RR: Ngo Biem General Coordinator: Prince Tamba MC: Bati Robert Uganda Cranes will return to action on Monday against Zambia for their second match in the Four Nations Pre-CHAN Tournament that also has h...
Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament: Uganda 1-1 Cameroon, McKinstry impressed by his team’s confidence

Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament: Uganda 1-1 Cameroon, McKinstry impressed by his team’s confidence

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Sports, UGANDA
Participating Teams: Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia and Niger Purpose: Preparing for the 2020 Total CHAN Finals kicking off on 16th January 2021 in Cameroon Venue: Stade Ahamdaou Ahidjo- Yaounde-Cameroon (All matches) Dates (Uganda Matches) 1st Jan 2021 Cameroon 1-1 Uganda 4th Jan 2021 Uganda vs Zambia (4pm Local Time, 6pm EAT) 7th Jan 2021 Uganda vs Niger (4pm Local Time, 6pm EAT) Uganda Cranes played for close to 80 minutes with a man down following a straight red card to Ben Ocen to pick up a 1-1 draw with Cameroon. The Police FC Winger was adjudged to have elbowed his opponent. From the resultant free-kick on 13 minutes, Cameroon took the lead with a headed goal by Captain Banga Bidjeme. However before that, Cranes had dominated the opening ten min...
Uganda moves to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Uganda moves to receive Covid-19 vaccine

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, World Health Organization
Dr Diana Atwine, the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary has revealed that Uganda is in its final stages to receive Coronavirus vaccine. According to her, this was reached at by the National Task Force on Covid-19 chaired by President Yoweri Museveni during a meeting at State House, Entebbe on Saturday, January 2, 2021. She said that Uganda will participate in the Global COVAX initiative for Covid-19 vaccine access, revealing that they have already submitted an application to this effect, which has been accepted by the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI). “Based on the evidence available and recommendations of the Science Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health, Uganda will access the vaccine from AstraZeneca,” she said in a statement. The meeting directed th...
Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand-new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions and introduce new offerings and enhancements. True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience.” The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’...
NEW YEAR MESSAGE – 2021

NEW YEAR MESSAGE – 2021

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
REPUBLIC OF KENYA THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Fellow Kenyans, As we come to the end of the Year 2020 and we usher in the New Year - 2021, my family and I are today delighted to convey our best wishes to all Kenyans at home and abroad. President Uhuru Kenyatta Fellow Kenyans, The dawn of a New Year is not just a calendar event that marks the passage of time. It symbolizes transition, renewed hope, new opportunities and limitless possibilities. A New Year brings with it the chance for rebirth, renewal as well as restoration. But we cannot experience the ‘newness’ of a new year without a renewal of minds. I say so because you cannot seize the opportunities and limitless possibilities of 2021, if we are stuck in the mind-set of the old year 2020 and the previous...
President Kenyatta signs Anti-Doping Amendment Bill into law

President Kenyatta signs Anti-Doping Amendment Bill into law

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 31st December 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill, 2020 into law. The new law amends the Anti-Doping Act of 2016 to align Kenya's legislative framework with the 2021 World Anti-Doping code and regulations. The new anti-doping law also ensures the continued participation of Kenyan athletes in local, regional and international competitions in line with the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention against doping in sports. The National Assembly passed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on December 22nd while the Senate passed it on 29 December 2020 before it was presented to the President for signing on Thursday, beating the 1st January 2021 deadline set to bar athletes from non-compliant...
Central African Republic: ICRC condemns attack on its Bouar office and calls for humanitarian workers to be respected

Central African Republic: ICRC condemns attack on its Bouar office and calls for humanitarian workers to be respected

AFRICA, Central African Republic, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, WORLD
BANGUI, Central African Republic, December 29, 2020/APO Group The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to drastically reduce its humanitarian activities in Bouar in Nana-Mambéré prefecture after its office was raided. Some ICRC staff will be moved to other locations in the Central African Republic until security in the town can be restored. During the night of 27 December, armed individuals broke into the ICRC's premises in Bouar. They injured three guards before looting the buildings and removing all equipment and supplies, including veterinary products that were destined to support livestock owners. "This attack is completely unacceptable. We cannot work in these conditions," said Bruce Biber, the ICRC's head of delegation in the Central African R...
Natural Gas Monetization Binds Africa and Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Industries

Natural Gas Monetization Binds Africa and Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Industries

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, UGANDA
Mozambique is already benefiting from its collaboration with the African Energy Chamber, the largest energy industry lobby group in the continentJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 30, 2020/ -- For many years, and as it was pursuing ambitions to become a global LNG exporter, Mozambique has struggled to generate enough energy for its domestic market. We are now about to see an energy revolution thanks to great gas discoveries made by international investors over the past decade. While international technological innovation and skillful know-how will be driving such projects, we must all push for a transfer of knowledge throughout the development of Mozambique’s LNG projects.The need for more collaboration and shared experience among African energy experts is going to be critical for Mozam...
What the U.S. Political Transition Might Mean for Africa Generally and Its Oil and Gas Sector in Particular (By Jude Kearney)

What the U.S. Political Transition Might Mean for Africa Generally and Its Oil and Gas Sector in Particular (By Jude Kearney)

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
US Africa relations will likely improve by virtue of Trump’s exitWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, December 30, 2020/ -- By Jude Kearney, Chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/)2021 could be the beginning of a much needed reset for US relations with Africa and its various countries and regions. To date, most African governments have responded positively to the results of the recent U.S. presidential election, with many African leaders offering their congratulations to Joe Biden. That is no surprise: Donald Trump’s presidency has been, at best, a mixed bag for Africa and Africans.President Trump’s Africa LegacyUnfortunately for Donald Trump, his widely reported use of profane and vile language in a closed door meeting to descri...