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President Kenyatta mourns businessman Ahmed Abdulle, owner of Dakawou Transporters

President Kenyatta mourns businessman Ahmed Abdulle, owner of Dakawou Transporters

Africa, East Africa, Health
NAIROBI, 26th October 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of the founder of Dakawou Transporters, Haji Ahmed Nuur Abdulle who passed away on Saturday.   In his message of comfort and encouragement, the President eulogised Abdulle, 69, as an outstanding entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded and successfully ran East Africa's largest Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) logistics company, Dakawou Transporters.   The President noted that through Dakawou Transporters and other business interests, the late Abdulle had created job opportunities for thousands of young Kenyans.   "Mr Abdulle was a humble but extremely hard working entrepreneur who contributed immensely to the growth of our econo...
10 Steps For Existing Amazon Sellers To Launch Their Own E-Commerce Stores

10 Steps For Existing Amazon Sellers To Launch Their Own E-Commerce Stores

Africa, East Africa, Europe, Health, USA
Around 50% of all consumers in the US hoping to buy something online will end up on Amazon.com. This explains why the Amazon Marketplace has more than 6.3 million sellers. Out of these sellers, 1.5 million are active. According to the Jungle Scout’s 2021 State of the Amazon Seller, 21% of Amazon sellers plan to “launch their own e-commerce store.” If you’re already an Amazon seller, you can join this 21%, diversify your business, and make more money. But how do you do that? This is the question we want to answer in this article. Before we present the steps you can follow to launch your e-commerce store, let’s start by looking at some of the benefits of launching your own online store. Why Is It Important for Existing Amazon Resellers to Have Their Own Stores? If you are already s...
Breaking News: Bomb explosion in Kyanja, scores dead

Breaking News: Bomb explosion in Kyanja, scores dead

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa, Europe, Health, Uganda, USA
A bomb has exploded in Komamboga, Kyanja a Kampala suburb leaving scores of revellers dead. The explosion occurred a few minutes past 9pm on Saturday night. The police authorities in charge of the area have confirmed of the explosion but said details are scanty. Police couldn’t confirm the number of the people killed and injured. The explosion happened at Digida Bar and police said they targeted pork eaters and partiers. The United Kingdom recently warned that terrorists could carry out an attack in Uganda, but police say there is no need to elevate the threat levels. In a statement on Thursday, the UK government called on their nationals to be extremely vigilant about their security “especially in crowded and public places like hotels, transport hubs, restaurants and bar...
I am pleased to commission the Entebbe International Airport COVID-19 laboratories.

I am pleased to commission the Entebbe International Airport COVID-19 laboratories.

Africa, East Africa, Health, Uganda
https://twitter.com/i/status/1451624266139672582 . These will be used as government testing facilities (mandatory) for all incoming passengers through our airport. I commend the good work by @UgandaCAA and the Army Brigade. These people told me they needed a few days to construct a canopy as well, I have no problem with it, but I asked them to start the process of testing that very moment. The rest can come while testing is going on.  
I have flagged off 282 pickup trucks for COVID-19 surveillance across the country.

I have flagged off 282 pickup trucks for COVID-19 surveillance across the country.

Africa, East Africa, Europe, Health, Uganda, USA
These are your cars, bought with the money you donated to us during the first COVID-19 fundraising drive. I wanted the money to go to things that we can see-Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. This was after a year long fundraising drive by individuals and organisations that kicked off from April 2020-2021.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Uganda's President  Yoweri Kaguta  Museveni  standing next to some of the  282 Pick Ups donated by Ugandans for the fight against Covid19.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Uganda's President  Yoweri Kaguta  Museveni  walks past  some of the 282 Pick Ups donated by Ugandans for the fight against Covid19.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Uganda's President  Yoweri Kaguta  Museveni   in a group Photo with different  government l...
Business supports the Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit – and lends its voice to profit with purpose movement

Business supports the Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit – and lends its voice to profit with purpose movement

Africa, East Africa, Health
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 21, 2021/ -- Across the world, the Shared Value community continues to grow as more companies become aware of the importance of not just purpose but how an organisation is able to deliver on its purpose through Shared Value. For nearly two years, we have not only seen and felt the effects of pandemic but also the demonstration by purpose-driven companies when they chose to respond and support the communities in which they operate. The Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit is one such advocacy platform. In its fifth year this year, the Summit delivers on the core mandate of the Shared Value Africa Initiative – advocacy. In the past five years of implementing this pan-African gathering, the SVAI, alongside its implementing partner Shift Impact Afr...
Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid complications

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid complications

Africa, Health, USA
Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complications from Covid-19 aged 84. Mr Powell, a retired four-star general who served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in the early 1990s, had been treated for Covid at Walter Reed national medical centre in Bethesda, Maryland, where he died. He was fully vaccinated against coronavirus but had a compromised immune system having been treated for blood cancer. Announcing his death, his family said they had lost a “remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American”. Mr Powell was the first black US secretary of state, serving in that role under George W Bush from 2001 to 2005. He rose to the heights of military and diploma...
Spanish Prime Minister vows to end prostitution

Spanish Prime Minister vows to end prostitution

Africa, East Africa, Health
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged on Sunday to outlaw prostitution in the country. Speaking to supporters at the end of his Socialist Party’s three-day congress in Valencia, Mr Sanchez said that the practice “enslaves” women. Prostitution was decriminalised in Spain in 1995 and in 2016 the UN estimated the country’s sex industry was worth €3.7bn (£3.1bn, $4.2bn). A 2009 survey found that up to 1 in 3 Spanish men had paid for sex. However, another report published in 2009 suggested that the figure may be as high as 39% and a 2011 UN study cited Spain as the third biggest centre for prostitution in the world, behind Thailand and Puerto Rico. Prostitution is currently unregulated in Spain, and there is no punishment for those...
Bill Clinton Links Arms With Wife Hillary As He’s Discharged From Hospital After Infection – Photos

Bill Clinton Links Arms With Wife Hillary As He’s Discharged From Hospital After Infection – Photos

Africa, Health, Uganda, USA
Cassie Gill SENIOR WEEKEND EDITOR Headed home at last! Bill Clinton appeared to be in good spirits as he linked arms with wife Hillary for support on Oct. 17 while leaving UC Irvine. Bill Clinton, 75, is headed home after being in hospital for several days. The former president was seen linking arms with his wife Hillary Clinton, 73, as he exited UC Irvine Hospital in California on Sunday, Oct. 17. Although Bill kept his face covered with a protective mask, his eyes appeared to light up as he approached the glass doors where a small crowed awaited. Hillary sweetly looked up at her husband as they walked arm-in-arm, just a day after she was visiting him in the ICU. Bill, who hails from Arkansas, rocked a pair of faded jeans along with a bu...
President Kenyatta unveils East Africa’s first public molecular imaging centre

President Kenyatta unveils East Africa’s first public molecular imaging centre

Africa, East Africa, Health, Uganda
NAIROBI, 16th October 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled East Africa's first public molecular imaging centre at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital (KUTTRH) in Kiambu County. The ultra-modern medical facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to offer comprehensive cancer management services and is part of the Government's efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a pillar of Kenya's Big 4 development blueprint. Speaking at the facility's launch, President Kenyatta said the Government had invested in the screening and treatment facility in response to the rising cases of cancer-related deaths in the country. “We are making these investments in recognition of the fact that cancer is the third leading cause of dea...