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MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

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MTN partners with Tooro kingdom to donate 80 fully kited hospital beds to various health center IIIs in Tooro KingdomThe donation is part of a commitment the telecom company made mid this year in which it signed over a commitment of shs700million to support social, economic and cultural programs of the kingdom.MTN believes that working with cultural institutions is a worthwhile partnership as they promote shared values in the communities. Saturday 17th April 2021- Fort Portal, Western Uganda: MTN Uganda and the Tooro kingdom have donated 80 kitted patient beds to various health center III’s in Tooro Kingdom. The donation is part of MTN’s commitment to support the kingdom in her efforts to uplift the social, economic and cultural life of the people of Tooro. MTN hands over bed...
We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

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Uganda's Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali has declared that he Supports Rt Hon Rebbecca to still be the Speaker Of Parliament. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the Imam Of the Parliamentary Mosque Hajji Latif Sebagala during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He declared his support for the Current Speaker while presiding over Iftar dinner organised by Rt Hon Alitwala Kadaga at the Parliamentary Premises.This will be Kadaga’s third term bid, saying Uganda still needed her and that the country was peaceful because of her. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the President of Jeema Party Hon.Asuman Basalirwa during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. "She is a very experienced lead...
Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

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Americas 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)United States »1.58%+0-6+944/16/2021Canada1.54%+6-5+904/16/2021Brazil9.25%-21+80--4/16/2021Mexico6.54%+5+5-344/16/2021 Europe, Middle East & Africa 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Germany »-0.27%+3+3+214/16/2021United Kingdom »0.76%+3-7+464/16/2021France-0.01%+2+3-44/16/2021Italy0.74%+2+5-1044/16/2021Spain0.39%+2+2-424/16/2021Netherlands-0.13%+2+3+54/16/2021Portugal0.39%+1+14-564/16/2021Greece0.89%+0-7-1214/16/2021Switzerland-0.28%+2+1+244/16/2021 Asia Pacific 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Japan »0.08%+0-1+74/16/2021Australia »1.73%-3+2+884/16/2021New Zealand1.61%-5-14+524/16/2021Hong Kong1.06%------4/16...
Today’s Commodity Markets

Today’s Commodity Markets

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Energy IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)CL1:COM WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)USD/bbl.63.13-0.33-0.52%May 20214/16/2021CO1:COM Brent Crude (ICE)USD/bbl.66.77-0.17-0.25%Jun 20214/16/2021XB1:COM RBOB Gasoline (Nymex)USd/gal.203.99-1.19-0.58%May 20214/16/2021NG1:COM Natural Gas (Nymex)USD/MMBtu2.68+0.02+0.83%May 20214/16/2021HO1:COM Heating Oil (Nymex)USd/gal.189.57-0.32-0.17%May 20214/16/2021 Precious and Industrial Metals IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)GC1:COM Gold (Comex)USD/t oz.1,780.20+13.40+0.76%Jun 20214/16/2021XAUUSD:CUR Gold SpotUSD/t oz.1,776.51+12.56+0.71%N/A4/16/2021SI1:COM Silver (Comex)USD/t oz.26.11+0.14+0.54%May 20214/16/2021HG1:COM Copper (Comex)USd/lb.417.30-5.20-1.23%Jul 20214/16/2021XPTUSD:CUR Platinum SpotUSD/t oz.1,205.72+7.91+0.66%N/A4/16/2...
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...
DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES EXTEND CREDIT TO UNBANKED UGANDANS

DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES EXTEND CREDIT TO UNBANKED UGANDANS

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Slightly over one in every three Ugandans have a bank account, with a reported 16.5 million Ugandans still using traditional saving methods such as physical cash, livestock and agriculture. With only 16 million bank accounts in the country, over half of the population has no access to savings or credit through financial institutions, as drivers of capital investment and, ultimately a higher rate of economic growth. Digital financial services, however, are playing a pivotal role in plugging this divide as various institutions are partnering to enhance access to financial services for the unbanked. Take for instance the MoKash platform in which customers of Ugandan mobile telecommunications company MTN can save from as low as Shs50 and borrow amounts from Shs3000 to Shs1 ...
Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

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Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Uganda, received the Gold Award for Best Shopping Supermarket at this year’s Consumers Choice Awards. The Consumers Choice Awards 2020/2021, which took place on March 31, 2021, recognize business excellence annually by conducting comprehensive and objective independent market research survey, to determine brand reputation, customer satisfaction and business excellence for the quality of their service. In a statement released by the retail giant, Carrefour thanked the Consumer Choice Awards for the prestigious award. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our colleagues and recognizes our efforts to deliver exceptional value for our Ugandan customers through more convenient and modernized shopping experiences,” the s...
Myanmar protesters throw red paint on streets as death toll mounts

Myanmar protesters throw red paint on streets as death toll mounts

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Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on Wednesday, symbolising the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in the brutal military crackdown. The country is barely functioning and the economy has stalled since the military seized power from civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb 1. The military junta has sought to quell mass protests with lethal force and a local monitoring group has verified at least 714 civilian deaths but warns the toll is likely to be even higher. This week is Myanmar's New Year festival of Thingyan holiday but normal festivities such as public water fights have been cancelled. Instead, protesters have been using Thingyan as a rallying point -- as bus shelters and pavements were sprayed red on Wednesday in cities and towns na...
20 killed, three injured in bus-truck crash in southern Egypt

20 killed, three injured in bus-truck crash in southern Egypt

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A bus has overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt, causing a collision that killed at least 20 people and injured three others. The bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by the truck on a road in the southern governorate of Assiut, 320km (199 miles) south of the capital Cairo, Assiut Governor Essam Saad said in a statement. Both vehicles caught fire.
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...
Seven Catholic clergy kidnapped, held for ransom

Seven Catholic clergy kidnapped, held for ransom

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
At least seven members of the Catholic clergy, five of them Haitian and two French, have been kidnapped in Haiti, the spokesman for the Bishop’s Conference for the island nation said. The five priests and two nuns were abducted in the morning in Croix-des-Bouquets, a commune northeast of the capital Port-au-Prince, while they were “on their way to the installation of a new parish priest”,
Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

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Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out an exclusive offer to help members fast-track to a higher tier status. Members can automatically earn double Tier Miles on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked from 1 April until 30 June, for travel between 1 April and 31 December 2021. To be eligible for the promotion, customers need to simply be existing Emirates Skywards members, or join as a new member before 30 June 2021. Members can now move up tiers faster and unlock an extensive range of benefits and rewards. The offer applies to any ticket, regardless of fare type, purchased on Emirates or flydubai during the offer period - helping members quickly earn sufficient Tier Miles to bump up one tier status higher. For example, an E...
Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

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Striker's brace and Gabriel Martinelli finish gives the Gunners a 3-0 win over Sheff Utd Alexandre Lacazette's brace either side of a Gabriel Martinelli strike gave Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United which lifts the Gunners into the top half of the Premier League table. Arsenal had the better of the first-half chances, Martinelli finding the side-netting and later forcing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into a smart save. And they took the lead when Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos exchanged passes before the latter produced an exquisite flick for Lacazette to round off a fine team move on 33 minutes. Ramsdale then parried Nicolas Pepe's shot into Martinelli's path for a tap-in before Lacazette completed the scoring late on when played through on goal.  ...
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...
Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

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Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood earned Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win at Tottenham Hotspur that reduces the gap to leaders Manchester City. Cavani thought he had given the visitors a first-half lead but the goal was overturned by referee Chris Kavanagh, following a Video Assistant Referee review, for a Scott McTominay foul on Son Heung-min in the build-up.  Son opened the scoring after 40 minutes, converting Lucas Moura's squared pass for his 14th league goal of the season. Fred then reacted quickest to a Hugo Lloris parry to fire in a 57th-minute equaliser from close range. Spurs went close to retaking the lead as Son and Harry Kane forced saves from the legs of Dean Henderson but Cavani headed in a superb Greenwood cross with 11 minute...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EAST AFRICAN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE (EACOP) PROJECT ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE STATE HOUSE ENTEBBE,

JOINT COMMUNIQUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EAST AFRICAN CRUDE OIL PIPELINE (EACOP) PROJECT ON THE 11TH APRIL, 2021 AT THE STATE HOUSE ENTEBBE,

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UGANDA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs the Oil deal agreement.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. NOTING that on 31st March, 2021, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda invited Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania to attend and witness the signing ceremony of the Host Government Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the EACOP Company on 11th April 2021 at State House, Entebbe Uganda; Tanzania's leader Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, signs the Oil deal agreement.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU. NOTING that the two Heads of State held bilateral talks on a wide range of issues of mutual interest and expressed their satisfaction with the excellent relations and cooperation t...
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...