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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...
Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

Pulisic double returns Chelsea to fourth

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American's brace and goals by Havertz and Zouma lift Blues back up to top four Christian Pulisic scored twice as Chelsea recorded their biggest win under Thomas Tuchel by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at Selhurst Park. Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead in the ninth minute, firing in his second Premier League goal. The German turned provider two minutes later, playing in Pulisic, who finished into the roof of the net. Kurt Zouma headed in a third on the half-hour to take his season's tally to five goals, making him the highest-scoring defender. It was almost 4-0 on 34 minutes, but Antonio Rudiger's header was cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt. Christian Benteke pulled a goal back on 63 minutes, but any hopes of a Palace fightback were dashed by Pulisic's se...
Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

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Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time winner earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory at leaders Manchester City. City dominated early possession, with Raheem Sterling missing the best chance when he shot wide. Against the run of play, Leeds led on 42 minutes through Dallas's low shot. But they were reduced to 10 men just 280 seconds later, as Liam Cooper was shown a red card after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus. City bossed the second half, with Leeds having just 22 per cent possession, and Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes remaining. But in the first minute of stoppage time, Ezgjan Alioski's through-ball found Dallas, who slotted past Ederson. Leeds rise to ninth, with 45 points. City's fourth defeat of the season leaves them on ...
Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking mass evacuation

Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking mass evacuation

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La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate. Dormant since 1979, the volcano started showing signs of activity in December, spewing steam and smoke and rumbling away. That picked up this week, prompting Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves to order an evacuation of the surrounding area late on Thursday. Early on Friday it finally erupted. Ash and smoke were said to plunge the neighboring area into near total darkness, blotting out the bright morning sun. Smaller explosions continued throughout the day, said Erouscilla Joseph, director at the University of the W...
Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

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DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was 50. The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to a statement from the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died. He was rushed there from his home April 2. His family's statement said DMX, whose birth name was Earl Simmons, died with relatives by his side after several days on life support.“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him,” the family said, adding that his music “ins...
Alibaba fined $2.8 billion over anti-monopoly violations

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion over anti-monopoly violations

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Chinese regulators have accused Alibaba of abusing its dominant position in the e-commerce market to stifle competition. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba was fined 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion, €2.3 billion) by regulators on Saturday for violating anti-monopoly rules, state-run media reported. The State Administration for Market Competition (SAMR) said the company was "abusing its dominant position" to squash rival online retailers. What is Alibaba accused of? Regulators opened the investigation into Alibaba in December. The company is accused of "hindering the free circulation" of goods by forbidding merchants on its popular platforms from using the sites of e-commerce competitors. The practice is a long-standing one, and the Chinese regulator spelled out in ru...
INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

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A team of the Uganda people's defense forces led by Lt A.W Mugonyi in collaboration with the ministry of health have today carried  out a covid-19 vaccination campaign aiming at vaccinating church leaders, their families and their followers at City of the loard church in Bwaise, Kalerwe. The UPDF was invited by ministry of health to give Manpower back up and expertise in the covid-19 vaccination, The activity was blessed by the overseer of Kawempe pentacostal churches Bishop Peter Mutebi who appreciated the Uganda People's Defense Forces and the Ministry of Health for taking the church into consideration.The campaign had a target of vaccinating over 500 church members and the people from the neighborhood today and it ended up cataring for all group of people from 18years and above....
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

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With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
Drugs,Structures worth millions  destroyed as  the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse goes into flames.

Drugs,Structures worth millions destroyed as the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse goes into flames.

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Kampala,Uganda: Fire has gutted the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse in Nakawa Industrial Area. Firefighters worked tirelessly to put out the fire to save the entire infrastructure from going up in flames. The fire, whose cause has not been readily established, sent a big dark smoke on the sky, destroying drugs and structures. The private pharmaceutical store serving at least 3000 medical facilities were established in 1979 as a joint venture between Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). JMS is licensed by National Drug Authority to engage in import, export, wholesale of medicines and related health care supplies.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies  at the age of 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh dies at the age of 99

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99. Key points: Born in Greece to royalty, he escaped political turmoil as a babyPrince Philip became Queen Elizabeth II's trusted adviser and father to her childrenHe was a patron of more than 800 organisations and a staunch supporter of the armed servicesProne to gaffes, he sometimes became a target for media ridicule The duke had suffered failing health in recent years, and retired from royal duties in 2017. On March 16 he had been released from London's King Edward VII hospital, after being admitted a month before as a "precautionary measure". A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time of his admission said he had been sent to...
Pope appoints Bishop Paul Semwogerere  the  Apostolic Administrator for Kampala Archdiocese

Pope appoints Bishop Paul Semwogerere the Apostolic Administrator for Kampala Archdiocese

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Pope Francis VI has appointed  Uganda’s  Bishop of Kasana Luwero, Paul Ssemwogerere, as the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese, until a substantive archbishop is appointed.  This was announced by the Pope’s representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) Archbishop Bianco Luigi at the burial ceremony of the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Rubaga Cathedral. In the message, he consoled the Catholic Church in Uganda and the world for the loss of a great and committed shepherd like Dr Lwanga. The development follows the death of Archbishop Lwanga who was found dead in his room on Saturday morning. The development means Kampala Archbishop will now be under the watch of Bishop Ssemwogere and will carry on the duties until Pope Francis appoints a substantive...
Survivor of MV templar boat accident Omulangira Ssimbwa dies

Survivor of MV templar boat accident Omulangira Ssimbwa dies

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Omulangira Arnold Ssimbwa, well known as the Prince survived MV Kalangala Boat accident has been confirmed dead after failed treatment at Nsambya Hospital. Prince Ssimbwa is a son to prince David Ggolooba who is a brother to the King of Buganda Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and his death has left many shocked. He is one of the survivors of the November 24 fatal boat accident on Lake Victoria, turned up at Victory Christian Centre, where he gave his life to Christ and became a born-again Christian before getting married one year later. Before Pastor Joseph Sserwadda prayed for him and his wife, Ssimbwa shared in Luganda his harrowing testimony with the congregation. Carolyne Nakazibwe transcribed the testimony. Omulangira (Prince) Arnold Simbwa, one of the few survivors o...
President Kenyatta unveils Shs.4bn Gov’t weaponry factory in Ruiru

President Kenyatta unveils Shs.4bn Gov’t weaponry factory in Ruiru

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RUIRU, KIAMBU COUNTY, 8th April 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today opened a new Government small arms factory in Ruiru, Kiambu County. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Small Arms Factory at the National Security Industries at Ruiru, Kiambu County. The Shs 4 billion factory, with a single-shift annual production capacity 12,000 assault rifles, is part of a broad multi-agency natonal security industries strategy. The factory draws 60 percent of its input from local sources. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Small Arms Factory at the National Security Industries at Ruiru, Kiambu County. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the President said Kenya seeks to enhance her self-reliance in security through local production of equi...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

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NAIROBI, 8th April 2021– First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has applauded the role nurses play in promoting primary healthcare. The First Lady appreciated the sacrifices nurses make to deliver maternal and child health services especially during this COVID-19 period. Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta making her remarks during a virtual Beyond Zero technical working group meeting. The meeting drew participants from the Ministry of Health, National Aids Control Council (NACC), National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), development and implementing partners as well as civil society organizations “That is why we shall be appreciating nurses who have been on the frontline working during the pandemic at the Beyond Zero Summit to be held in September this year. “They have ...
President Museveni hails China’s support to Africa

President Museveni hails China’s support to Africa

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KISOZI, GOMBA DISTRICT: President Yoweri Museveni has saluted the Chinese Communist Party for its support towards African countries political struggle for independence and economic development. “China has been a friend to Africa since 1950s. I congratulate Chinese Communist Party for its support towards Africa political struggle for development”, he said. President Museveni with the outgoing the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Xhuquing. The President was saying farewell to the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Xhuquing who paid a courtesy call on him at his Kisozi Ranch in Gomba  district. He said that Uganda National Congress, which was a national party by 1950s and other neighbouring countries like Tanzania that were linked to China through African...
Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

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Emirates has announced the latest updates to its already generous booking policies, offering customers even more confidence and flexibility to make their travel plans. Customers holding tickets issued before 30 September 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can now rebook to travel anytime within 36 months, an extension of 12 months from the previous policy. Those holding tickets issued after 01 October 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can utilise their tickets anytime within 24 months. Fees for reissuing any ticket will be waived, and vouchers or unused portions of Emirates tickets may be refunded without penalty. Customers who hold tickets issued directly by Emirates, whether via emirates.com or the airline’s retail and contact centres, do not have to contact Emi...