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Kenya most expensive country to buy fuel in East Africa

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Kenyans are paying up to Sh19 more for petrol compared to their EA neighbours In Summary • Motorists and transporters are paying more than double what their counterparts in Addis Ababa are paying, where a litre of petrol is Sh51.28. • In Uganda, which imports part of its fuel through the Port of Mombasa, a litre of super petrol is retailing at Sh131. Kenyans are paying up to Sh19 more for a litre of petrol compared to their East African neighbours of Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda as heavy taxation takes a toll on consumers. Motorists and transporters are paying more than double what their counterparts in Addis Ababa are paying, where a litre of petrol and diesel are retailing at an equivalent of Sh51.28 and Sh44.66, respectively. In Uganda, which imports part of its fuel t...
From whatsapp status to online application, MTN 2019 App challenge winner going strong

From whatsapp status to online application, MTN 2019 App challenge winner going strong

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, Whatsapp
Featured photo Caption:Jonathan Katumba, Minute5 CEO making a presentation Young and ambitious are two words you would use to define Jonathan Katumba. At only 18 years of age, he and his co-founders, Abdallah Kambugu and Sharif Kasujja set up Minute5, an online fresh groceries delivery service company.  The decision to set up the company stemmed from the quest to assist his friend and co-founder, Kambugu, in his venture to sell tomatoes and passion fruits. “One of the co-founders is a farmer, so we were trying to help him sell off his produce and that’s how we came up with Minute5.  Initially he only grew tomatoes and passion fruits which we sold to people in offices through a Whatsapp number advertising in groups and on our statuses. Then people started requesting for ot...

Kenya most expensive country to buy fuel in East Africa

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Kenyans are paying up to Sh19 more for petrol compared to their EA neighbours In Summary • Motorists and transporters are paying more than double what their counterparts in Addis Ababa are paying, where a litre of petrol is Sh51.28. • In Uganda, which imports part of its fuel through the Port of Mombasa, a litre of super petrol is retailing at Sh131. Kenyans are paying up to Sh19 more for a litre of petrol compared to their East African neighbours of Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda as heavy taxation takes a toll on consumers. Motorists and transporters are paying more than double what their counterparts in Addis Ababa are paying, where a litre of petrol and diesel are retailing at an equivalent of Sh51.28 and Sh44.66, respectively. In Uganda, which imports part of its fuel t...
TOTALENERGIES’ NEW PRESIDENT OF EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO JOIN AFRICA OIL WEEK IN DUBAI

TOTALENERGIES’ NEW PRESIDENT OF EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TO JOIN AFRICA OIL WEEK IN DUBAI

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Featured Photo Caption:Nicolas Terraz Henri-Max Ndong Nzue Johannesburg, South Africa. 20 September 2021. Nicolas Terraz, who has been recentlyappointed President of Exploration and Production and member of the executive committeeof TotalEnergies, will participate in Africa Oil Week in Dubai. He will deliver an openingaddress on Monday 8 November 2021 on TotalEnergies’ strategic position within theevolving African upstream landscape. “TotalEnergies remains strongly committed to Africa, and we look forward to sharing anddiscussing our vision at Africa Oil Week in Dubai,” says Terraz.Terraz will be accompanied by Henri-Max Ndong Nzue, TotalEnergies’ Senior VicePresident for Africa, and Kevin McLachlan, the company’s Senior Vice President ofExploration. Both will take to the stage t...
Mountain Slayers Uganda equips Rwenzori Mountain guides and rangers

Mountain Slayers Uganda equips Rwenzori Mountain guides and rangers

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Mobile stretchers are part of the equipment that will be put to use in the mountains. Previously, ill or injured hikers had to be carried down on the back of a guide or porter (a so-called manbulance) RMS guide Josephat Baluku (left) and UWA ranger Joseph demonstrate the training they underwent and with the new equipment. MSU President Paul Lumala giving remarks at the handover ceremony. In the foreground are some of the equipment the guides and porters will be using. Kampala, 20th September: Mountain Slayers Uganda (MSU) on Saturday (18th September) handed over mountain climbing safety equipment to the Rwenzori Ranges Hikers Association (RRHA) and Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS) teams.   The equipment comprised of: Climbing Safety: static ropes(200m), 30 u...
Uganda Launches the Third Edition of the National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response

Uganda Launches the Third Edition of the National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response

HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, World Health Organization
The launch also looked at strengthening the commitment of stakeholders to IDSR and enhance ownership of the strategy for prevention and control of diseases and events  KAMPALA, Uganda, September 20, 2021/APO Group/ -- Uganda launched the Third Edition of the National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response (IDSR) at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala. The third edition highlights new methods of disease detection, reporting, and provision of real-time surveillance data using new technologies and platforms. The platforms include event-based disease surveillance, community-based surveillance, one health approach, cross-border surveillance, and electronic IDSR to improve disease surveillance in Uganda at all levels. The third edition of the IDSR guidelines i...
From The Desk of The President – Monday, 20 September 2021

From The Desk of The President – Monday, 20 September 2021

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Dear Fellow South African, We have just finished the final voter registration weekend ahead of the local government elections on 1 November. As I met with residents in parts of Gauteng and Mpumalanga over the weekend, what struck me most was the importance of local government being accessible, visible and above all, reachable. This is particularly important when service delivery challenges, disruptions or failures occur. Citizens often complain that in the lead up to elections, ward councillors, candidates and officials are energetic, interacting with communities and listening to their concerns. However, once elections have passed, they either disappear or it becomes difficult to reach them.  A number of people in the communities I visited told me that municipalit...
Kenya: Cameroon Stop Kenya to Retain Africa Nations Championships

Kenya: Cameroon Stop Kenya to Retain Africa Nations Championships

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Cameroon women's volleyball team completed a double against Kenya with a deserved 3-1(25-2125-23,15-25 and 25-23) win to retain the African Nations Championships title as the event came to an end Sunday night at Kigali arena, Rwanda. Cameroon had won against Kenya in the first match of pool "B" last Sunday. And with the win, the Central Africans made it a hattrick of titles. On the flip side, Kenya will have to wait for another two years to try and reclaim the title they won last won in 2015 in Nairobi. The two nations will represent Africa in next year's World Championships in Poland and Netherlands respectively. Kenya coach Paul Bitok kept faith with the squad that won against Morocco 3-0 in the semifinal Sunday morning. Mercy Moim, Edith Wisa, Esther Mutinda, Leonida Kas...
Canon Goes Live! It’s Frontiers of Innovation with Expo 2020

Canon Goes Live! It’s Frontiers of Innovation with Expo 2020

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, INTERNATIONAL
Join us for the 1st joint edition to celebrate International Print Day! DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2021/ -- In continuance with recent Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) announcement on the launch of special LinkedIn live series of “Canon’s Frontiers of Innovation @Expo 2020” that will feature experts from the Middle East and Africa discussing a wide range of topical issues from a regional perspective. Canon together with Expo 2020 Dubai, will host the first special online live series to celebrate the print industry in the region. Join us (https://bit.ly/3CuotnS) to participate in the conversation on dynamic print industry as we are leading up to International Print Day 2021(October 21, 2021). Since its launch five years ago, the lives series has become we...
At least 8 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus

At least 8 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MOROCCO, Sports, WOMEN, Women Football
Moscow — A gunman opened fire on a Russian university campus on Monday killing at least eight people, investigators said, in the country's second mass shooting this year to target students. Videos circulating on social media showed people throwing belongings from windows of university buildings in the central city of Perm before jumping to flee the shooter. The Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said several people were injured in the attack at Perm State National Research University and that the suspect, a student at the university, had been wounded while being detained. State media broadcast amateur footage reportedly taken during the attack showing an individual dressed in black tactical clothing, including a helmet, carrying a weapon and walking through ...
MANN OF THE PEOPLE

MANN OF THE PEOPLE

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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao announces he will stand to become Philippines president next year during elections Pacquiao, currently a senator, was nominated by his PDP-Laban party allies during the group's national assembly, days after a rival faction nominated President Rodrigo Duterte as its choice for vice president. https://tkpo.st/3knXUdI He has been nominated as a presidential candidate by a faction of the ruling party, PDP-Laban, it was announced on Sunday morning. In a live-streamed speech during a national assembly, Pacquiao said: "I am a fighter, and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring. "I am accepting your nomination as candidate for president of the Republic of the Philippines." Current president Rodrigo Duterte is blocked from another...
Emmy Awards 2021 Red Carpet

Emmy Awards 2021 Red Carpet

Emmy Awards, Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL
The Emmy Awards are back! After the 2020 award show looked a little different amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our favorite small screen stars are back on the red carpet for the 2021 show! Over the years, the Emmys red carpet has been the home of some of the hottest looks of the awards season. The show, which celebrates all things TV, kicks off the months-long Hollywood awards season each year, so our favorite A-listers pull out all the stops when it comes to red carpet fashion. Here, Catherine Zeta-Jones stunned on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in September 2021. Her strapless, marroon gown featured a high slit and a train. Continue scrolling for more snaps from the show! CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP/SHUTT Emmy Awards 2021: See Red Carpet Photos – Hollywood Life
AFRICAN PLAYERS ABROAD YVES BISSOUMA : MALIAN CLAIMS HE IS THE BEST MIDFIELDER IN PREMIER LEAGUE

AFRICAN PLAYERS ABROAD YVES BISSOUMA : MALIAN CLAIMS HE IS THE BEST MIDFIELDER IN PREMIER LEAGUE

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Speaking to the BBC in a interview this week, Mali and Brighton & Hove Albion player Yves Bissouma claimed he is the best midfielder in Premier League. The 25-year old is arguably one the best at his position in the English top-flight. However, we can not say he is the best in a league where Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, N’golo Kanté, Paul Pogba to name but a few play. Read more : Tuchel confirms Kanté availability for Tottenham clash Yves Bissouma in action vs Liverpool. But the Mali international said he is the best of them all as he claimed not to be arrogant. “I don’t want to be arrogant, but it’s me because in my head I am working to be the best”, Yves Bissouma said as per The Argus reports. “So I cannot say another name, I know in the...
MEDIA WATCH: SUNDAY’S NEWS AND GOSSIP

MEDIA WATCH: SUNDAY’S NEWS AND GOSSIP

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Dive into our daily round-up of the latest news stories about our club and leading topics in football... Please note that the stories on this page are sourced under licence from external media. They do not necessarily reflect the intended actions or views of Manchester United.*TOP STORIES 'I've been through hell and back' - Man Utd's Jones opens up on injury issuesDaily MailMohamed Salah lays down a marker as Liverpool face crunch contract callMirror.co.uk Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s handling of Manchester United wheel impresses David MoyesThe Independent Jadon Sancho’s station uncertain in shadow of Ronaldo’s shining startThe Guardian Why should the Premier League bail out clubs like Derby who spend themselves into administration?Telegraph.co.uk CLUB NEWS Cristiano ...
EMMA RADUCANU: US Open victory changed my world

EMMA RADUCANU: US Open victory changed my world

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From rubbing elbows with the fashion elite at the 2021 Met Gala to a much-anticipated stroll through the New York Stock Exchange, Emma Raducanu has been a very busy US Open champion. US Open champion Emma Raducanu has taken New York by storm after her historic win at Flushing Meadows. On Saturday, the 18-year-old Brit became the first qualifier in the Open Era to win a Slam, defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the first all-teenage major final since 1999. After a quiet Saturday night reminiscing with her team about her unfathomable 10-match run to the title, Raducanu woke up with a world of new opportunities in front of her. From morning show appearances on Good Morning America and a seat next to Kristen Stewart at the exclusive and prestigious 2021 Met Gala, to rubbing elbows wi...

EMMA RADUCANU: US Open victory changed my world

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From rubbing elbows with the fashion elite at the 2021 Met Gala to a much-anticipated stroll through the New York Stock Exchange, Emma Raducanu has been a very busy US Open champion. US Open champion Emma Raducanu has taken New York by storm after her historic win at Flushing Meadows. On Saturday, the 18-year-old Brit became the first qualifier in the Open Era to win a Slam, defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the first all-teenage major final since 1999. After a quiet Saturday night reminiscing with her team about her unfathomable 10-match run to the title, Raducanu woke up with a world of new opportunities in front of her. From morning show appearances on Good Morning America and a seat next to Kristen Stewart at the exclusive and prestigious 2021 Met Gala, to rubbing elbows wi...
Uganda’s Sports Minister Obua concedes, learns lessons from Serbia sports investment

Uganda’s Sports Minister Obua concedes, learns lessons from Serbia sports investment

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sebia, Sports, UGANDA
The minister of state for sports Hon Hamson Denis Obua, has said the Serbia sports Investment is a wakeup call for Uganda to start thinking of investing heavily in the sector especially in the sports facilities. Obua said this after touring several sports facilities of the tiny European country that values in billions of Uganda shillings. The tour that was facilitated by the Serbia sports ministry was part of the Uganda delegation programs at the World Schools U-15 games that ended on Saturday in the Serbian City of Belgrade. Obua, who was Uganda Leader of Delegation, was together with assistant LOD and Commissioner Physical education and Sports Rev Can Duncans Mugumya, USSSA president Patrick Okanya and Parliamnet representative Patrick Isiagi driven to several sports fa...
$5 000 FINE FOR NOT DISPLAYING HOUSE NUMBER

$5 000 FINE FOR NOT DISPLAYING HOUSE NUMBER

AFRICA, Daily News, INTERNATIONAL, ZIMBABWE
BULAWAYO City Council has updated its Fire Brigade by-laws which will among other provisions make it a Level Three offence for home owners not to display their house numbers at their premises.The level offences are benchmarked to the Government levels where Level Three is attracting a fine of $5 000. In the updated by-laws the local authority has consolidated Fire Brigade policies to form one concrete document of by-laws, with fines now having been included for various offences. Among the notable offences is the issue of clearly displaying house numbers for purposes of easy identification in cases of emergencies, “For purposes of easy identification by any member of the Service in an emergency, every owner or occupier of premises must ensure that the correct street number of the pre...
‘I was raped in front of my husband and he wants to divorce me because i enjoyed it’

‘I was raped in front of my husband and he wants to divorce me because i enjoyed it’

Domestic Violence, Girl Child, GIRLS, INTERNATIONAL, UN Women, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation, Women Football, ZIMBABWE
Narrating the story, she disclosed that she was a virgin before she got married to her husband and has never cheated on him, so she didn’t even know how sex with another man feels until the day the ordeal took place. She added that her husband’s grievance is based on the fact that as she was being raped by the hoodlums, instead of her displaying agony and unease during the process, rather she moaned in utmost pleasure and even encouraged the armed robber to carry on until she reached climax. Narrating the encounter, she wrote: I WAS RAPED IN FRONT OF MY HUSBAND AND HE WANTS TO DIVORCE ME BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT. “My name is Janet, I’m a banker in my early 30s & going through a messy divorce. I married my husband as a virgin. I have never been with any man but him until I was ...
Uganda thumps Kenya To Win Pearl Of Africa T20 Series

Uganda thumps Kenya To Win Pearl Of Africa T20 Series

AFRICA, Cricket, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Sports, UGANDA
 A week after winning Derby Trophy (50 overs) Series against Kenya at the University Oval in Kyambogo , the Cricket Cranes did wrap up the Pearl Of Africa T20I Series at the lakeside oval in Entebbe after a tense and thrilling 6-run win over Kenya. Coach LaurenceMahatlane The Cricket Cranes won the final by six runs, a victory that saw them avenge their one run defeat to Kenya in 2019 at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Frank Akankwasa of Uganda emerged man of the match on 2/11(4), 12(10). Player:Frank Akakwansa Ronak Patel 27(22), Saud Islam 26 (25) and Simon Ssesazi 21(26) were among some of the host's top scorers. Kenya had better play from Gurdeep Singh 44(43), Irfan Karim 21(21) and Shem Ngoche 20 (25) The series also had Nigeria as the other participants. Simon Ss...