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EU launches €100 million humanitarian initiative to support COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa

EU launches €100 million humanitarian initiative to support COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa

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Language: en|Date: 2021-04-20 17:50:38| Share This €100 million initiative is part of the European Commission's efforts to ensure equitable and fair access to safe and effective vaccines to allBRUSSELS, Belgium, April 20, 2021/APO Group/ --  Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will visit the Africa Centres for Disease control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa. This visit marks the start of the implementation of the EU's new €100 million humanitarian initiative in support of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa. As announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at the G7 meeting in February 2021, this €100 million initiative is part of the European Commission's efforts to ensure equitable and fair access to...
MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

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At the dinner, MTN Uganda and Salam TV once again  launched their joint campaign to reach out to the Muslim Covid-19 frontline workers during the holy month of Ramadan Outgoing Member Of Parliament Hon.Hajji  Latif Sebagala and Wim Vanhelleputte at the MTN Ramadan Launch Dinner that was held at Hotel Africana MTN Uganda through Salam TV will distribute alms to the Muslim Covid-19 Frontline workers who have been at the forefront of rendering critical services to the country throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. MTN Uganda has a long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda which spans many years. Thursday 15th April 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda in partnership with Salam TV Uganda has once again held a Ramadan dinner for the Muslim community to commemora...
Eight dead at FedEx facility in Indianapolis mass shooting

Eight dead at FedEx facility in Indianapolis mass shooting

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Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he saw a man firing an automatic weapon. The gunman, said to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was no further threat to public safety. Police say several of the injured have been taken to hospital. Flights from the nearby airport are not affected.
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

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) The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Amb. Rita Laranjinha, European Union, Managing Director for Africa; and H.E. Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. 2) The meeting was convened in light of the gravity of the ongoing political stalemate in Somalia over the holding of delayed elections, and the continuing impasse in dialogue between the Federal Government a...
The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

The latest from President Cyril Ramaphosa

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Dear Fellow South African, I have often said that our economic recovery plan is not about a return to what was, but about transformation to what is next. We have to both recover the ground that we have lost due to the coronavirus pandemic, and to gain new ground by placing our economy on a fundamentally different growth trajectory. In short, we have to use this moment to forge a new economy in a new global reality. One of the concrete ways that we can do this is by harnessing the job creating potential of the digital economy, whose growth has only been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, South Africa was ranked first in the world as a destination for global business services – often called business process outsourcing – in a survey of over 600 executives fro...
KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

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Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka today made an inspection of a number of roads in the City. She was first impressed by the the work on the first site which is John Babiha road now known as Acacia. Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. However,later,she found out that drainage channels were left open, something dangerous to pedestrians. She blasted the Contractors of this work and City Engineers for not supervising well."This site is near a School.I can not be a proud parent of a child of Kabojja Junior School with the surrounds are dirty" Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. ."Yes, you are doing a great job but this does not mean you ke...
Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

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Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time winner earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory at leaders Manchester City. City dominated early possession, with Raheem Sterling missing the best chance when he shot wide. Against the run of play, Leeds led on 42 minutes through Dallas's low shot. But they were reduced to 10 men just 280 seconds later, as Liam Cooper was shown a red card after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus. City bossed the second half, with Leeds having just 22 per cent possession, and Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes remaining. But in the first minute of stoppage time, Ezgjan Alioski's through-ball found Dallas, who slotted past Ederson. Leeds rise to ninth, with 45 points. City's fourth defeat of the season leaves them on ...
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today for talks that should culminate into the signing of the deals on Sunday 11, a top official from Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed "The Tanzanian president will be on her journey in a few hours for talks, which will climax with the signing ceremony on Sunday,” the official said. This will be President Samia’s first state visit since she replaced the late John Pombe Magufuli who died on March 17. "Something major is expected to happen this weekend, regarding Uganda's oil," confirmed Herbert Ssempogo, Senior Corporate Affairs Officer at the Uganda National Oil Company, without giving details. The late Magufuli was due in Kampala on March 22 for the three-way signing of the crude oil export ...
President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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NAIROBI, 9thApril 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other world leaders in mourning Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away Friday. Prince Philip, 99, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the longest serving royal consort in British history. In his message of condolence and comfort to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Family, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the British people, President Kenyatta said the Duke of Edinburgh has been a global unifying factor. “His Royal Highness Prince Philip has been a towering symbol of family values and the unity of the British people as well as the entire global community. Certainly, we mourn a great man who cherished and worked for peaceful co-existence of the human race,” Presiden...
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies  at the age of 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies at the age of 99

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99. Key points: Born in Greece to royalty, he escaped political turmoil as a babyPrince Philip became Queen Elizabeth II's trusted adviser and father to her childrenHe was a patron of more than 800 organisations and a staunch supporter of the armed servicesProne to gaffes, he sometimes became a target for media ridicule The duke had suffered failing health in recent years, and retired from royal duties in 2017. On March 16 he had been released from London's King Edward VII hospital, after being admitted a month before as a "precautionary measure". A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time of his admission said he had been sent to...
President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

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NAIROBI, 31st March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family and residents of Kiambaa Constituency following the death of MP Paul Koinange. Hon Koinange passed away Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment. In his message of comfort, the President said Kenya has lost one of its dependable leaders whose undivided focus was the unity, stability and progress of the country. The Head of State mourned Hon Koinange as a keen and steadfast supporter of the country's peace agenda through the National Assembly's Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security where he was the Chairperson. “The cruel hand of death has robbed us of a steadfast leader. A leader and gentleman whose undivided focus was the peac...
President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

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Kampala, Uganda Uganda’s leader  Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders like Joe Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame who have been vaccinated. This happened  on Saturday at State House Nakasero.  “First Lady Janet Museveni and I got our Covid-19 vaccine today in Nakasero. I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SoPs; wear masks, wash, sanitise hands and observe social distance,” he said after he had got the jab. President  Museveni had early this month said he was undecided on which, of the COVID-19 vaccines, he will use to protect himself against coronavirus.  The 75-year-old President had said then that his ‘people’ are still studying, which of the vaccine...
‘Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021’

‘Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021’

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WaterAid Uganda’s media report  The impact of climate change on people’s water supplies is being overlooked – threatening to put progress on bringing clean water to all back decades unless urgent action is taken to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. WaterAid’s latest report: “Turn the Tide: The state of the world’s water 2021” shows how people are losing access to clean water as longer droughts dry up springs, seawater infiltrates groundwater supplies and landslides take out water pumps. The international development organisation shows that investing in water systems that provide a reliable supply whatever the weather, is a frontline defence against the impact of climate change. In the crucial battle to reduce current and future glob...
Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

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Parliament was in a celebratory mood as legislators across the political divide debated a motion to commemorate the 100 years of the legislature. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The motion to mark this milestone was moved by the Minister for Public Service, Hon Muruli Mukasa on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The  first meeting of the then Legislative Council (LEGCO) was held on 23 March 1921 at the High Court Chambers in Entebbe. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parl...
Agricultural Stewards Recognized & Celebrated during the Best Farmers Awards

Agricultural Stewards Recognized & Celebrated during the Best Farmers Awards

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For the sixth time running, dfcu Bank in partnership with Vision Group, the Netherlands Embassy, KLM Airlines and Koudjis Nutrition B.V have rewarded farmers across the country in an initiative dubbed ‘Best Farmer’s Competition’. The annual competition seeks to celebrate farmers, showcase how farming is contributing to the economic development of the country and rally the public to embrace commercial farming. Overall Winners Mathias Katamba, dfcu Bank’s CEO, commended the 13 farmers that emerged victorious and urged other farmers to embrace modern farming as Uganda’s future lies therein. “Uganda currently supplies, to the UAE and other European markets, tons of fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers, honey etc. With the best climate and environment to support agr...
Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

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Fly safe and stress-free with Emirates to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city Uganda, 21 March 2021 Passengers travelling to Dubai via Emirates can now enjoy special fare and an additional piece of baggage from 24 March to 30 June 2021*. And when you fly First Class or Business Class, you also get a night’s stay at JW Marriott Marquis for free. With flexible booking options and free multi-risk travel insurance with COVID-19 cover, Emirates continues to offer stellar and safe travel experiences to Dubai. Morning-view-of-dubai-water-canal-e810x270 Travellers who book return First Class and Business Class tickets to Dubai from 21 March to 7 April 2021 for travel between 24 March and 30 June 2021 are eligible for a complimentary one-night stay at the JW Marriot Marquis. As one of th...
South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

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Juba,South Sudan 18th March 2021, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a statement on the passing on of H.E. John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. In his Statement to the media, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit said that the People of Republic of South Sudan are deeply saddened and grieving with their brothers and sisters in the United Republic of Tanzania. South Sudanese President H.E Salvar Kiir.Courtesy Photo H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit declared three days of mourning across South Sudan and instructed all the Government institutions and our diplomatic missions abroad to fly their flags half-mast during this period beginning from today in his honour to the Late H.E. President John Pombe Magufuli. H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit...
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.

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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

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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.