The government should make a deliberate effort towards compiling data for Persons with Albinism (PWA) while carrying out national census, the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said.
Ugandan Albinos are seen marching 20th Jan,2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
She said this will help in planning for the special needs of PWAs like healthcare and education. “Even the local council leaders should make it their responsibility to know the number of persons with albinism in their areas so that we can plan for schools,” Kadaga said.
Albinos perform.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The Speaker made the call after a fundraising walk aimed at raising funds for the construction of a rehabilitation centre for PWAs. The event on Monday, 20 January 2020 is part of ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured the private sector that his administration is keen on ensuring all obstacles that prevent businesses from thriving are removed.
President Uhuru Kenyatta joins other African Leaders and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the start of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London.
The President emphasized that the government will
continue formulating business-friendly policies as he encouraged more British
investors to set shop in Kenya.
“We have tremendously improved the ease of doing
business in Kenya. I think Kenya is now the third most attractive investment
destination on the African continent,” the President said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta participates at the leaders panel discussion session at the UK-Africa I...
Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), announces this day that it has opened operations in Uganda. This development expands Lycamobile’s global network reach to 24 counties worldwide.
Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (R), Ambassador V.Kananathan (middle) and at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda is one of the biggest destinations for telecoms business in Africa, characterized by discerning high utility consumers. It has approximately 25 million mobile phone users and a nationwide mobile penetration rate of 71%with Kampala alone accounting for over 50%. Lycamobile has established countrywide infrastruc...
The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) through the office of the
General Officer Commanding Reserve Forces (GOC-RF) will conduct a
four-day countrywide recall of 2,752 reservists. The exercise is
scheduled for January 20-23, 2020.
“The mobilized veterans will form Uganda Battle Groups Thirty-One and
Thirty-Two (UGABAG XXXI and UGABAG XXXII) to augment UPDF operations
under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),” a statement by the
UPDF Spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire reads.
He says that the call up targets only the honorably
discharged/retired UPDF veterans from the rank of Major and below. The
candidates must be aged 55 years and below, have no criminal record, and
in possession of original national Identity Cards, as well as
By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma updates.
Ladies hate revealing their age on birthday events but
Ms Halima Namakula (middle) is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently.Right is Rechal K and Reft is Rema Namakula. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
This was not the case for Uganda's Veteran Musician Halima Namakula.
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
Infact, she was very happy for it as
she organized her 60th birth with young artistes of this new
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Nantume during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
At the event
held at her home at Zebra House Kansanga in
The Country's President Yoweri Museveni has called on universities in the country to teach courses that will help address the needs of society and the development of the country.
Some of the graduants attentively listening to President Museveni as he addressed them during the 15th Graduation ceremony of Gulu University at their main campus on Saturday 11th January 2020.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU
The President was today officiated the 15th
graduation ceremony of Gulu University in Northern Uganda where over 1,500
students graduated with Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. 226 of the students
had been on government sponsorship.
“Human living is about solving the needs (emikyeno) of society, like food, health, mobility, water,
communication and entertainment. In the c...
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has explained that the purpose of the 2020 Great Trek from Galamba in Wakiso District to Birembo in Kakumiro District was not to show stamina but rather to educate the young generation about the history of their country, appreciate the veterans who fough for its liberation and do what they need to do to make sure that their country survives.
“I want you to look
at the history of the ones who were before you who had a deeper understanding
of what Africa needs but also had the discipline to fight for it. I also wanted
to expose you to your country so that you see the potential in agriculture and
tourism industry. When I was looking at the hills of Kanzira, Butoloogo, I was
thinking of the idea of supporting you with health tourism fac...
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of Kakumiro District in Bunyoro Sub-Region to prioritize household income and leave issues of infrastructure development to Government to implement.
President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady and minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, and Gen. Joram Mugume at Birembo heroes monument Friday 10/01/2020. PHOTOS BY PPU/ENOCK KAKANDE
The President, who was accompanied by
the 1st Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni was this afternoon addressing a
public rally at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Parish grounds in Kakumiro after
the successful conclusion of the 195 Km Great Trek that started on 4th
January from Galamba in Wakiso District and ended yesterday at Birembo in
Before today’s rally, the President...
The case against detained Tanzanian rights activist Tito
Magoti has been postponed until 21 January.
Mr Magoti, a public
affairs officer at the Legal and Human Rights Centre in Dar es Salaam,
was abducted by unknown men in December last year at a busy market in
His family and colleagues looked for him for hours before police confirmed that they were holding him for questioning.
Two days later, Mr Magoti was arraigned in court alongside Theodory Giyan, an IT expert at a private company.
They were both charged with economic crimes including money laundering, charges which are not bailable in Tanzania.
Their lawyers deny all the charges.
The Legal and Human Rights Centre has tweeted about the postponement of their case
Both Mr Magoti and Mr Giyan are kno...
Fears of famine in S. Sudan
‘Quarter of population face hunger’
A looming food crisis threatens massive hunger in South
Sudan. 9.3 million People, nearly a quarter of the population in the East
Central Africa Nation, are expected to be in need of humanitarian assistance
in 2020, up from 8.5 million according to United Nations Humanitarian Affairs
The UN reports that in worst hit Kassala state in the east
of the country, more than 400,000 people are at risk of a catastrophe; food
insecurity is dire, yet many cannot afford to buy medicines required for
treatment of ill health, as result of hunger.
The UN says the economic crisis has exacerbated the desperate
situation; driving up food price...
PRETORIA, South Africa The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject (excludes MBA and studies that require contact with patients). The following opportunities are available: South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher. Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year). Students are selected through a rigorous application ...
The issuance of the e-passport is part of a wider
strategy by the regional bloc to boost integration among member states
TEL AVIV, Israel, As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the "Daily News" in an exclusive interview yesterday that Tanzanians, both within the country and those abroad, are responding positively in applying for E- passports. "Many people are turning up applying for the new electronic passports since the old ones are no longer eligible for the application of visas," said Dr Makakala. ...
The have arrested presidential hopeful Bobi Wine
and fired tear gas to disperse his supporters as he sought to kick off public
meetings before an election next year.
Uganda's top Musician Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine is seen taking to Journalists soon after being Sworn in as a Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East at parliament 11th July,2017.
Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMAUPDATES.
Wine, a singer-turned-politician who is particularly popular among young
Ugandans, was scheduled to begin on Monday a week-long series of consultations
ahead of the 2021 presidential poll.
On December 3, Bobi
Wine sent a letter to the EC, officially introducing himself and outlining his
plans, which he published on social media.
In the past, the...
armed conflict has got four levels: a war; a campaign;an operation; and a battle. All these levels can either be short,
like the 6 days war of 1967 between Israel and the Arabs or a protracted one
such as the 30 years war between the Protestants and the Roman Catholics in
Germany, the 100 years War between England and France, the 1st and 2nd
World Wars between Germany and its allies and Britain, Russia, the USA and its
President Museveni walks with his followers
the case of Uganda, the second Resistance War started on the 6th of
February, 1981 and major battles ended with the capture of Kampala on the 26th
of January, 1986. Within that 5 years’
War, there were four campaigns, a number of operations and many battles.
war means the whole con...
The Appointments Committee of Parliament has vetted the nine new ministers
nominated by the President during a Cabinet reshuffle in December 2019.
Hon Nabbanja, State for Health.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The Constitution provides that Cabinet and other or state ministers shall be
appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament from among Members
of Parliament or persons qualified to be elected Members of Parliament.
Hon Hamson Obua for Sports.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, chaired the Committee on Appointments
sitting on Friday 3 January 2020, the first meeting of any committee of the
House or plenary in the new year.
Hellen Adoa-State Minister for fisheries. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The High court in
Kampala has appointed Ruth Sebatindira, the former president of the Uganda Law
Society as the new administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Sebatindira
will replace Nelson Bemanya whose contract expired in November 2019.
The decision follows
an application filed on December 17, 2019, by the Uganda Contribution Employees
Contributory Pension Scheme (UCECPS) through their lawyers led by Johnson
Kwesigabo. They sought orders compelling Bemanya to be removed from office and
replaced with a one Nicholas Mwasame or such other eligible insolvency
faulted Bemanya for failing to collect the outstanding amounts due to UTL from
the government and its departments in terms of the deed of administration and
failure to find an investo...
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali, has urged the youth to set their priorities right if they are to be more valuable. This was during closure of the four-day Annual All Saints’ Cathedral Kampala Youth Camp in Muduuma, Mpigi district.
things you don’t understand; they come with many empty promises. Our children
are being trafficked to Middle East and homosexuality is on the increase,” said
Ntagali. “All these are targeting you, the youth. Set your priorities high and you
will reach there.”
the organizers for bringing together the youth and teaching them manners. “When
you are here, you can’t go wrong neither be misled because you have gathered as
brothers and sisters to learn the truth from one another,” the Arc...
The Special Representative congratulates the Electoral
Commission for the exemplary conduct of the electoral process
DAKAR, Senegal, January 2,
2020/ -- Following a three-day visit to Guinea Bissau conducted from 28 to 31
December, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the
United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn
Chambas, welcomes the announcement by the Electoral Commission of the results
of the presidential election. He applauds the people of Guinea Bissau for the
successful conduct of the polls and the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed
throughout the electoral process.
The Special Representative commends the two candidates for their magnanimity
and grace in accepting the results, and urges all pa...
Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary
talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals – preparation,
attention to detail, and hard work
NEW YORK, United States of America, Commissioner Emeritus David Stern passed away this afternoon as a result of the brain hemorrhage he suffered approximately three weeks ago. His wife, Dianne, and their family were with him at his bedside. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement: “For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action. He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the ...
A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 PARIS, France: - The experiences of a five-year-old child separated from her parents and forced to make a new life were the inspiration for the Malaika school and community centre, which uses education and sustainable development to turn around the lives of girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 for its Creating Agents of...