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TRANSFERS & APPOINTMENTS

TRANSFERS & APPOINTMENTS

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force
The Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola has made changes in deployments that take immediate effect. Among the newly appointed officers is Assistant Commissioner of Police Sarah Kibwika who is now the Commandant Professional Standards Unit (PSU). ACP Kibwika has been the Deputy Commandant of PSU and she now replaces ACP William Okalany who has been transferred back to the Directorate of Human Rights and Legal Services. ACP Kibwika has formerly served in the Directorate of Traffic & Road safety & she brings to PSU a number of experiences including Leadership skills and a clean service record. Other transfers and appointments include: CP Moses Binoga has been sent to Oil and Gas Division as an administrator. CP Binoga has been at the Directorate of Counter Terrorism u...
Coronavirus: Scotland Death toll nears 1000

Coronavirus: Scotland Death toll nears 1000

CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Scotland
A total of 893 people have now died from coronavirus  in  Scotland  - an increase of 56 deaths overnight. The figures cover patients testing positive for Covid-19 in Scotland's hospitals. The actual death toll in Scotland is now likely to be well over the 1,000 mark. The daily update released by the Scottish government showed a rise of 56 deaths since Friday. There have been 7,820 positive tests, an increase of 411. Road Billboard warning people to stay home in Scotland There are 182 Scots currently in  intensive care  units across the country receiving treatment, it has been confirmed of the confirmed positive cases 1793 people are in hospital. The National Records of Scotland figures show 237 deaths regis...
Coronavirus – Africa: World Bank Group and IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: World Bank Group and IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

AFRICA, AMERICA, Banking, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
Official creditors have mobilized up to $57 billion for Africa in 2020 alone including upwards of $18 billion from the IMF and the World Bank each The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund today convened African leaders, bilateral partners, and multilateral institutions to spur faster action on COVID-19 response in African countries. H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Director General of the WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Africa Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, and officials of individual countries outlined their policy plans for effective use of resources, multilateral organizations including the United Nations pledged their continued support, and bilateral partners reemphasized their commitment to ...
Highly Anticipated Documentary Series “The Last Dance” coming to Netflix this Monday, April 20

Highly Anticipated Documentary Series “The Last Dance” coming to Netflix this Monday, April 20

AMERICA, BASKETBALL, celebrity, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, MOVIES, TECHNOLOGY
The full episodic documentary will be available on Netflix across Africa NEW YORK, United States of America-:  Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Chicago Bulls in documentary series “The Last Dance” WHAT: The 10-part documentary series, directed by Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “The ’85 Bears,” “Andre the Giant”), chronicles one of the greatest icons and most successful teams in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, and features never-before-seen footage from the 1997-98 season as the team pursued its sixth NBA championship in eight years. In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and head coach Phil Jackson agreed to let an NBA Entertainment film crew follow the team all season long. The result would be a remarkable portrait of an ...
Coronavirus: Belgium  becoming a hotspot for COVID-19 in Europe

Coronavirus: Belgium becoming a hotspot for COVID-19 in Europe

Belgium, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
This week Belgium recorded the highest death rate from COVID-19 cases in Europe. 1,329 new people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, with 5,163 deaths confirmed according to the Federal Public Health Service during a press conference on Friday. This brings the total number of cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 36,138. The total reflects all people in Belgium who have been infected, and includes confirmed active cases as well as patients who have since recovered, or died from the consequences of the virus. Belgium’s neighbours Britain and France have averages of 202 and 274 deaths per one million respectively, with total reported deaths on the order of 14,000 and 18,000 for populations that are six times bigger. 1,287 ...
US – Russian Space crew safely return to Earth amidst Coronavirus outrising

US – Russian Space crew safely return to Earth amidst Coronavirus outrising

AMERICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Russia, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, USA
A U.S.-Russian crew landed safely on Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following a stint on the International Space Station and was greeted with extra precautions due to the coronavirus. Following a stint on the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan and Russian Oleg Skripochka touched down as scheduled at 0516 GMT on Friday. Their Soyuz landing capsule landed under a striped orange-and-white parachute about 150 kilometres southeast of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir after landing from the international space station The crew returned to Earth exactly 50 years after the Apollo 13 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific after an oxygen tank explosion aborted the moon-landing mission. “It’s a little bit surrea...

Coronavirus: Putin postpones WW2 Victory parade due to COVID-19

ARMY, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, Russia, SECURITY
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed the 9 May Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square because of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a security meeting on April 16, Putin said events including a massive military parade in Moscow's Red Square would be postponed until a later date. “The risks linked to the epidemic that hasn't yet reached its peak are extremely high, and that doesn't give me the right to start preparations for the parade and other festivities,” he said, adding that the celebration will be held later this year. Vladmir Putin, Russian President The postponement followed an earlier decision by Putin to put off a vote originally scheduled for April 22 on constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in office until 2036, if he desired. Mr Put...
Coronavirus: Iceland records new COVID-19 death

Coronavirus: Iceland records new COVID-19 death

CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, Iceland, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Fréttablaðið reports that a patient at Landspítali hospital has passed away from COVID-19 within the past 24 hours. This marks the ninth death from COVID-19 in Iceland to date; seven at Landspítali, one in Húsavík and one in Bolungarvík. Iceland has 1,739 confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins university data. In all, 1,739 Icelanders who have contracted COVID-19, the condition caused by the coronavirus, reported infections have dropped considerably in recent days. 1,114 have made a full recovery, while 587 are still showing symptoms. Stefánsson, a neurologist who was formerly a professor at Harvard University, said that in addition to an early commitment to widespread testing, Iceland's government also deployed "an extraordinarily vigorous" system of contact tr...
Oil-rich Venezuela is running out of gas

Oil-rich Venezuela is running out of gas

CORONAVIRUS, ECONOMY, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, OIL, SOUTH AMERICA, Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela — With friends and family stuck indoors and buses rarely running, Onasis Muñoz missed several lifesaving dialysis sessions for his failing kidneys. When his blood pressure started to dangerously spike, he had one option left: a 20-minute hike to the nearest clinic. Venezuela’s acute fuel shortages are leaving medical professionals stuck in gas lines or struggling to reach their place of work just as the coronavirus outbreak threatens to overwhelm the crisis-stricken country’s battered health system. people lining up at a gas station in Caracas, Venezuela “There were no medicines [before], and now no gasoline,” said Muñoz, 28, who lives in Venezuela’s coastal Carabobo state, two hours from the capital. When drugs were scarce last year, he said, he went eight mon...
Africa Energy Forum relocates to Amsterdam from 20-22 October 2020

Africa Energy Forum relocates to Amsterdam from 20-22 October 2020

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, ECONOMY, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Netherlands, OIL, TECHNOLOGY
This year’s Africa Energy Forum (aef) has been rescheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 20-22 October 2020. Previously due to take place in July, the move comes in the interests of all attendees’ safety after monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its impact on global economies. The Forum, organised by EnergyNet, brings together decision-makers in Africa's energy sector to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward. EnergyNet’s Managing Director Simon Gosling EnergyNet’s Managing Director Simon Gosling commented on the move; “This decision has not been taken lightly and we hope clients will recognise this opportunity to fast-track their business development after a significant period of disruption. We’ve chosen Amste...
Coronavirus – Tunisia: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Tunisian President discuss efforts to contain coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus – Tunisia: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Tunisian President discuss efforts to contain coronavirus crisis

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TUNISIA
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Tunisian President Kais Saied, have discussed bilateral relations, the global COVID-19 crisis and ways to contain the pandemic's repercussions at various levels. In a telephone call, the leaders reviewed the measures the countries have taken in dealing with the virus, and the mechanisms of joint coordination to contain its negative effect on the economic and health sectors, among others. Sheikh Mohamed stressed the importance of cooperation, solidarity and exchange of experiences between the UAE and Tunisia in addressing the pandemic and expressed his condolences to President Saied and the Tunisian people for those who succumbed to the virus, wishing a...
(TUPSA) donates to fight Covid19 in Uganda

(TUPSA) donates to fight Covid19 in Uganda

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SECURITY, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda Private Security Association (TUPSA) has donated 4200 liters of fuel worth Uganda shillings 15,000,000 to boost emergency medical workers in Uganda to perform their work amidst difficulties they face in the COVID 19 fight. Chairman, Mr. Masiko Grace, Dr. Kayonga Kellen, the Association Member, and Hon Minister Karooro Okurut, the National Covid19 Response Task Fund ChairpersonPhoto by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The donation of cash was delivered on Friday by Mr. Grace Masiko and Dr. Kayonga Kellen to the Minister in charge of COVID-19 National response fund Mary Karooro Okurut appointed by President Yoweri Museveni."As a private security association which is the umbrella body of all Private security sector are humbled by the great contributions by our ...
NBA announces new multiyear partnership with Microsoft to redefine and personalize the fan experience

NBA announces new multiyear partnership with Microsoft to redefine and personalize the fan experience

AMERICA, Business, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sports, TECHNOLOGY
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced a new multiyear alliance, which will transform the way fans experience the NBA. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will become the Official Artificial Intelligence Partner and an Official Cloud and Laptop Partner for the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA G League, and USA Basketball beginning with the 2020-21 NBA season. Microsoft and NBA Digital — co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports — will create a new, innovative, direct-to-consumer platform on Microsoft Azure that will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to deliver next-generation, personalized game broadcasts and other content offerings as well as integrate the NBA’s various products and services from a...
Obama endorses Joe Biden for U.S. 2020 elections

Obama endorses Joe Biden for U.S. 2020 elections

AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, united states of america, USA
Barack Obama has endorsed Joe Biden for president, casting his former vice-president as the experienced statesman and unifying leader that will be needed to confront the public health and economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic that will probably be the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. In a 12-minute video released by the Biden campaign, Obama said Biden has "the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery" and would, if elected president, surround himself with people "who actually know how to run the government and care about doing a good job running the government". "Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend," Obama said. ...
North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korean elections

North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korean elections

ARMY, ASIA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, NORTH KOREA, SECURITY, SOUTH KOREA, TECHNOLOGY
A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country's east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, a major show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary and parliamentary elections in rival South Korea. The back-to-back launches were the latest in a series of weapons tests that North Korea has conducted in recent weeks amid stalled nuclear talks and outside worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. The tests follow a pattern for the North Korean government of conducting military drills near notable domestic anniversaries or significant events among its neighbors. Wednesday marked the birthdate 108 years ago of North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, as well as a general election in So...
Coronavirus: U.S. Pastor who defied social distancing dies if COVID-19

Coronavirus: U.S. Pastor who defied social distancing dies if COVID-19

AMERICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, RELIGION, united states of america, USA
A Virginia Bishop who said, “God is larger than this dreaded virus” has died of complications of COVID-19, according to a statement from an elder at his church. Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid mass gatherings and maintain social distancing, Glenn said in a sermon on March 22, "I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus," and announced he was not afraid to die. Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, the Founder and Pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, the Founder and Pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church on Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 9:00 PM,” a statement on the church’s Facebook page said. “Please be in prayer with us for Mo...
Coronavirus: Almost a Million people petition for the resignation of the WHO boss

Coronavirus: Almost a Million people petition for the resignation of the WHO boss

CORONAVIRUS, Ethiopia, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UNITED NATIONS, World Health Organization
Almost one million signatures have been secured for an online petition calling for the resignation of the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian politician who has led the Uniteds Nations-backed health body as director-general since July 2017, has been under fire over his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 people worldwide and sickened more than 1.7 million. The petition reads that “On January 23rd, 2020 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declines to declare China virus outbreak as a global health emergency” although that was done later in March. “We strongly think Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is not fit for his role as WHO Director General,” the petition with 853,000 signatures, posted on the...
Brazilian gangster arrested in Mozambique

Brazilian gangster arrested in Mozambique

AFRICA, BRAZIL, CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, mozambique
One of Brazil's most wanted criminals has been arrested in Mozambique after spending more than two decades on the run, officials say. Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, recognised as Fuminho, is accused of managing drug trafficking functions for just one of Brazil’s most strong gangs. Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos "The prisoner was considered the largest supplier of cocaine to a gang operating throughout Brazil, as well as being responsible for sending tonnes of the drug to several countries," the statement said. Fuminho was arrested at the Montebelo Indy, a luxury hotel in Maputo, along with two Nigerians, officials in Mozambique said. He arrived in the southern African country in mid-March, police spokesman Leonardo Simbine told reporters on Tuesday. "We are still inve...
Coronavirus: India extends lockdown till May 3rd

Coronavirus: India extends lockdown till May 3rd

ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INDIA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of lockdown till May 3. Emphasising the importance of the next one week in the fight against coronavirus, he appealed to all the countrymen to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease to newer areas. The three-week lockdown of the nation of 1.3 billion people, which started at midnight on March 25, was scheduled to end at midnight on Tuesday. In his fourth address to the nation since March 19, Modi asked authorities to intensify surveillance efforts from April 20, especially in the hotspots. An area is identified as coronavirus hotspot if there are six or more active cases reported from there. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi "From the economic angle, we have paid a big price," Modi said in a nationwide a...
Wuhan starts sample investigation of residents with COVID-19 antibodies

Wuhan starts sample investigation of residents with COVID-19 antibodies

ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
A total of 880 residents in the Jiangxia District of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, received free throat swab tests and blood tests on Tuesday as part of a need for widespread epidemiological surveys. The results will help determine the full scale of asymptomatic infections and overall immunity levels, experts said. Amid rising concern that ending of lockdowns would release thousands of asymptomatic but infectious people back into circulation, China's central government coronavirus task force said at the end of March that it would conduct widespread scientific surveys in key areas, and Wuhan is at the top of the agenda. Samples in Wuhan are selected from 100 communities based on the proportion of confirmed cases and total population in each distric...