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Facebook launches newsletter platform Bulletin

Facebook launches newsletter platform Bulletin

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Facebook's answer to Substack isn't available for just anyone to sign up... yet. One of the high-profile creators on Facebook's new platform is writer Malcolm Gladwell. Credit: Bulletin/Facebook Facebook is taking on Substack and other newsletter platforms with its own, free tool called Bulletin. Announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook's Live Audio Rooms on Tuesday, Bulletin is a set of publishing and subscription tools aimed at independent writers in the U.S. Bulletin offers each user their own standalone website with a customizable name, logo and color palette, and tools enabling them to embed media into their posts and style them as they please. On the distribution side, the most interesting bit is integration with Facebook Pages, and the fact that the work B...
Uganda’s President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president following his January 14 victory against 10 other candidates.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president following his January 14 victory against 10 other candidates.

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“I, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall be faithful and bear the true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda…” he said, marking the start of his 6th term in office in what makes him the longest-serving leader in the region. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was on Wednesday sworn in for a 6th elective term, in a ceremony attended by several heads of state, including Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta. President Museveni displays the Uganda Coat Of Arms from the Chief Justice Owinyi Dollo The 76-year-old leader has been in power since 1986, after bloody civil war. Museveni, 76, won 58 percent of the votes cast in January’s polls, beating his closest rival and pop star, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine from the National Unity Platform who h...
MTN’s Kibanda Xpress knocks off 60% marketing costs for local film industry- Mzee Bwanika

MTN’s Kibanda Xpress knocks off 60% marketing costs for local film industry- Mzee Bwanika

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Uganda’s film industry under their umbrella body, Pearlwood has renewed optimistim in the profitability of the industry following a partnership with leading telecom MTN Uganda which will cut the former’s marketing costs by 60 per cent. Recently, MTN Uganda in partnership with Albayan Media Limited, the platform provider through the YOTV mobile app and the Association of Core Film Producers Uganda Limited trading as Pearlwood launched Kibanda Xpress, a channel housing local Ugandan movies. The partnership is expected to boost consumption of local content and in turn revenues of film makers since Kibanda Xpress through Yo Tv has vast reach in different parts of the country. Marketing and distribution challenge Seasoned film producer and speaker on the pearlwood board of director...
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...
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.

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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 ...
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

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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, ...
Facebook Unveils its 2020 Africa Year in Review

Facebook Unveils its 2020 Africa Year in Review

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  The campaign aims to highlight the successes, strength and resilience of its users, whilst reinforcing Facebook’s ongoing commitment to the region NAIROBI, Kenya, December 17, 2020/ -- Facebook (http://www.Facebook.com) today released its “2020 Year in Review: Highlights” an infographic showcasing some of its key investments and work across Africa in 2020. Supported by an animated video celebrating and showcasing a few people across the continent rising against the challenges of this unexpected year, the campaign aims to highlight the successes, strength and resilience of its users, whilst reinforcing Facebook’s ongoing commitment to the region.  SSA YIR 2020 Assets (English) Download Document: https://bit.ly/2Wk3PDM Commenting, Kojo Boakye, Director of Pub...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: UCC writes to Facebook & Google demanding them to delete online platforms linked to Bobi Wine

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: UCC writes to Facebook & Google demanding them to delete online platforms linked to Bobi Wine

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Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) a body that is entrusted to regulate communication in the country has penned to Google and Facebook demanding them to pull down platforms alleged to have contributed to the recent riots in Uganda. Riots erupted in Uganda’s major towns after the arrest of opposition presidential candidate of National Unity Platform (NUP) Kyagulanyi Ssentumu Robert popularly known as Bobi Wine. About 100 people were killed during the riots, and after those who had sustained serious injuries. Hundreds were left nursing serious injuries and many were left unemployed after losing businesses. UCC letter to Google Inc accuses these platforms for fuelling the violence which resulted into reckless death of innocent Ugandans. These platforms which are pro Bobi Win...
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