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Mali: New government sees military in key ministerial positions

Mali: New government sees military in key ministerial positions

AFRICA, African Union, CRISIS, GOVERNMENT, MALI, PAN AFRICA, PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER, West Africa
In Mali Friday a new government has been formed. It sees the military -- which staged two coup d’états in nine months, in charge of the West African nation's key ministries. At its head -- albeit facing criticism of his position’s legitimacy, transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta, who was sworn in on Monday. Ministerial positions of defence, security, interior and national reconciliation are all occupied by military personalities -- some of whom held these titles at the time they were also leaders of the August 18 2020 coup that removed then-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Namely, Colonel Major Ismaël Wagué who remains the Minister of National Reconciliation and Colonel Sadio Camara -- who is back as Defence Minister after being ousted in late May by the since rece...
Polls open in Algeria’s tense general elections

Polls open in Algeria’s tense general elections

AFRICA, ALGERIA, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS, GOVERNMENT, NORTHERN AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, POLITICS, SUB SAHARA REGION
Polls opened in Algeria on Saturday for a tense election. It's the first legislative polls since former long time President Bouteflika was forced from office in 2019. His replacement President Tebboune says the vote is to tackle corruption and build a "new Algeria". Some 24 million Algerians are called upon to elect the 407 deputies of the National People's Assembly for a five-year term. Voters will have more than 13,000 candidates to choose from- more than half of them listed as an independent. This is the first time that such a large number of independents have come forward to face contenders endorsed by parties largely discredited and held responsible for the crisis in the country. These newcomers, with a vague affiliation, could establish themselves as a new forc...
Kenya’s authority to begin crackdown on unregistered potato dealers

Kenya’s authority to begin crackdown on unregistered potato dealers

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FARMIMG, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, PAN AFRICA, PEOPLE
You might soon get yourself arrested if you are an unregistered dealer in Irish potato in Kenya. Kenya’s government announced Wednesday it has launch a massive crackdown to apprehend unregistered Irish potato dealers countrywide. According to Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, any dealer of the said crop whether they are the transporter, trader, warehouse, collection center, importer, or exporter who is not registered will either pay a fine of Sh5 million or 3 years imprisonment or both. "The Irish potato regulations were gazetted on December 2019 and thus became law. In this regard, there will be a sensitization exercise on June 8, 2021, and thereafter enforcement will start immediately. Be notified therefore that anyone who contravenes the law will be arrested and arraigned in co...
I studied everybody I nominated to Cabinet – Museveni

I studied everybody I nominated to Cabinet – Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, PAN AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
“I surprised you with my fishermen,” Museveni said attracting laughter from Members of Parliament (MPs) who converged at Kololo ceremonial grounds for the parliamentary third sitting and reading of the national budget today (June 10). President Yoweri Museveni has said that he fully studied everyone he nominated to Cabinet, adding that he surprised many with his appointments.“I surprised you with my fishermen,” Museveni said attracting laughter from Members of Parliament (MPs) who converged at Kololo ceremonial grounds for the parliamentary third sitting and reading of the national budget today (June 10).Ntenjeru North MP, Amos Lugolobi, who is also the newly-appointed finance state minister in charge of planning, read the national budget, before the President addressed the MPs.On June...
President Museveni: Every car, motorcycle to have a digital monitor

President Museveni: Every car, motorcycle to have a digital monitor

AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, PAN AFRICA, PRESIDENT, UGANDA
President Museveni addressing Parliament during budget reading on June 10, 2021 President Museveni Thursday said every vehicle and motorcycle will be required to have a digital monitoring device as part of his government’s attempts to contain cases of insecurity in the country, like the recent assassination attempt at Works and Transport minister, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala. “Every vehicle and motorcycle must have a digital monitor. If you try to remove it, we shall go for you. It will show us where you are at any one time. As soon as there is a crime, we go. I don't want any wasting time in investigations. I have told Gen David Muhoozi (State minister for internal affairs) to check what has happened to that plan. We would not be wasting time on who was there,” Mr Museveni said as he...

President Kenyatta warns leaders fuelling inter-clan conflicts

AFRICA, CRIME, CRISIS, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, KENYA, PAN AFRICA, PEOPLE
The Government will not tolerate leaders who fuel inter-clan conflicts and blame it on terrorism, President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned.“We intend to fight and we have fought Al-Shabaab. But we do not and will never allow leaders and individuals to use the name of Al-Shabaab to continue inter-clan animosities and conflicts,” the President said.President Kenyatta spoke Wednesday at the Regional Traffic Police Training Centre in Ngong, Kajiado County, where he presided over the burning of 5,144 illegal firearms as well as obsolete state-owned small arms and light weapons.The Head of State underlined the importance of peaceful resolution of conflicts through dialogue, saying the Government is more than happy to engage all Kenyan citizens in such endeavours.“A peaceful Kenya, a united Kenya...
CCBA works with Nakasero National Blood Bank to donate blood.

CCBA works with Nakasero National Blood Bank to donate blood.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
June 8, 2021. Kampala, Uganda – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Uganda along with the National Blood Bank and Kampala Rotary Club, Munyonyo, will be engaging in the annual blood donation drive where Ugandans are encouraged to give blood and help save countless lives across the country.  This drive will raise awareness for the need for regular blood donations, easy access to those donations and timely supply of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products as a key part of health care in Uganda. At the launch on 8th June 2021, it was shared that multiple districts, along with the capital city of Kampala, will be part of this initiative including Fort Portal, Jinja, Masaka and Mbale along with neighbouring towns like Entebbe. Globally, every year leading up to June 14th...
Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo  bounces back as Vice President

Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo bounces back as Vice President

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Burundi, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Finance,planning and Economic Development, Ministry Of Health, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, South African Parliament, Sports, Twitter, UGANDA
I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to   the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below: 1.         H.E. the Vice President                      ─         HON. JESSICA ALUPO;                              &nb...
Burkina Faso vows ‘sweep’ after deadly militant attack

Burkina Faso vows ‘sweep’ after deadly militant attack

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Burkina Faso, CRIME, CRISIS, GOVERNMENT, PAN AFRICA, West Africa
The attack that left 160 people dead last weekend in northern Burkina Faso "will not go unpunished," Burkinabe Prime Minister Christophe Dabire promised Monday. "This deadly incursion (...) will not go unpunished," Dabiré said after a meeting with the people of Solhan, who have taken refuge in Sebba, the capital of the Yagha province, where he flew in a helicopter with five members of the government. "There is hope because we will reorganize ourselves to be able to provide the appropriate response to the situation," he continued, before visiting the site of the attack. "The day after the attack, we took security measures and today this part of the territory is occupied by a number of forces that are doing a sweep," added the Prime Minister. On Friday night, armed men suspe...