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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs ten high-level Trade Agreements representing more than US$1.2bn

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs ten high-level Trade Agreements representing more than US$1.2bn

Business, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Religion, TRADE
Major Framework Agreements and Trade Solution Initiatives signed during the 46th IsDB Annual Meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, September 16, 2021/ -- The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed ten major Trade Financing Agreements worth more than US$1.2 Billion, and Trade Development Agreements with its member countries from Asia and Africa, at the 46th IsDB Annual Meeting of the IsDB Group held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan earlier this month. Furthermore, the framework agreements, which provide public and private sector financing, as well as Trade Related Technical Assistance programs for export development and SME development initiatives, target high gr...
Two UPDF Officers injured in Kireka train accident

Two UPDF Officers injured in Kireka train accident

ACCIDENT, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, Uganda Government, Uganda Police Force, UPDF
KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police in Kampala has confirmed that two officers attached to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) sustained critical injuries after a vehicle they were traveling in rammed into a moving train on Thursday morning. According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened at the Kireka railway crossing in Nakawa division Kampala. “A UPDF land cruiser registration number H4DF2180 was in a collision with a Uganda Railways locomotive. The Police fire and rescue service was able to rescue two UPDF soldiers albeit, in very critical condition,” Owoyesigyire said. Owoyesigyire added that the two rescued soldiers both Privates were in very critical conditions and have already been taken for treatment. Uganda...
Taliban seize $12.4 million from former top Afghan officials

Taliban seize $12.4 million from former top Afghan officials

Afaghanstan, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET
Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled central bank said it had seized nearly $12.4 million in cash and gold from former top government officials on Wednesday, including former vice president Amrullah Saleh In a separate statement, the bank urged Afghans to use the country’s local Afghani currency. It comes amid growing worries that the country’s banks and firms are running short of money, especially dollars, which are widely used. In a sign that the Taliban are looking to recoup assets belonging to former government officials, the central bank issued a circular to local banks last week asking them to freeze the accounts of politically exposed individuals linked to the previous government, two commercial bankers said. Taliban seize $12.4 million from former top Afghan officials - ZimGa...
Opposition leader accounts for first 100 days in office

Opposition leader accounts for first 100 days in office

INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Leader Of opposition in Parliament, Parliament, Parliament Of Ghana, South African Parliament, Speaker Of Parliament, Ugandan Parliament, UK Parliament
The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon Mathias Mpuuga, has said the Opposition has made formidable strides within the last 100 days. The LOP cited the launch of the Opposition Legislative Agenda in Parliament as one of the milestones achieved in his first 100 days of office. Mpuuga said a framework is being worked out on implementing the document, adding that the office is working to improve it and also pick out key issues to move on. “The agenda is a map of the work we want to do as the Opposition, but the document is not conclusive. There is no legal requirement for me to lay it before the House but if I chose to, I would go to the Business Committee and ask to lay it,” said Mpuuga. He launched the 17-point legislative agenda with proposals for constitution am...

Opposition leader accounts for first 100 days in office

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The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon Mathias Mpuuga, has said the Opposition has made formidable strides within the last 100 days. The LOP cited the launch of the Opposition Legislative Agenda in Parliament as one of the milestones achieved in his first 100 days of office. Mpuuga said a framework is being worked out on implementing the document, adding that the office is working to improve it and also pick out key issues to move on. “The agenda is a map of the work we want to do as the Opposition, but the document is not conclusive. There is no legal requirement for me to lay it before the House but if I chose to, I would go to the Business Committee and ask to lay it,” said Mpuuga. He launched the 17-point legislative agenda with proposals for constitution am...
‘AGT’ Season 16 Finale Recap: A NewWinner Is Crowned A $1 Million Act

‘AGT’ Season 16 Finale Recap: A NewWinner Is Crowned A $1 Million Act

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America's has hot talent.Credit:NBC After weeks of tough competition, the America’s Got Talent season 16 winner was announced. The top 10 finalists performed with special guests before the results are announced by host Terry Crews. Given the caliber of competition, the winner could have been anyone. Jimmie Herrod starts off the night with a duet. He performs a stunning rendition of Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” with Idina Menzel and the Northwell Health Nurse Choir. Finalists Aidan Bryant and World Taekwondo Demonstration Team team up for a thrilling performance that also includes Olympians Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner. Aidan Bryant’s show-stopping finale performance. (NBC) Brooke Simpson puts a twist on her previous finale performa...
MPs, Attorney General to ascertain claimants for livestock compensation

MPs, Attorney General to ascertain claimants for livestock compensation

INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Leader Of opposition in Parliament, Parliament, Parliament Of Ghana, South African Parliament, Speaker Of Parliament, Ugandan Parliament, UK Parliament
Kampala,Uganda: The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has flagged off legislators from of Teso, Acholi and Lango to follow up on the reconciliation and verification exercise for livestock compensation. The Deputy Speaker tasked the MPs to ensure that the lists of claimants generated by Government and those issued by courts of law are uniform so as to easily verify how to pay the concerned parties.“For us to get value for money, MPs should be involved in this process along with the district leaders so that the money can reach intended beneficiaries. The earlier we start, the better. We need to take a political decision now and say let the money go,” Among said. The Deputy Speaker made the directive in a meeting with the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and legislators. The meet...

MPs, Attorney General to ascertain claimants for livestock compensation

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The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has flagged off legislators from of Teso, Acholi and Lango to follow up on the reconciliation and verification exercise for livestock compensation. The Deputy Speaker tasked the MPs to ensure that the lists of claimants generated by Government and those issued by courts of law are uniform so as to easily verify how to pay the concerned parties.“For us to get value for money, MPs should be involved in this process along with the district leaders so that the money can reach intended beneficiaries. The earlier we start, the better. We need to take a political decision now and say let the money go,” Among said. The Deputy Speaker made the directive in a meeting with the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and legislators. The meeting was intended to...
Rapper G-Eazy was arrested on Monday, Sept. 13, after an alleged fight with two men inside a bar within The Standard Hotel in NYC.

Rapper G-Eazy was arrested on Monday, Sept. 13, after an alleged fight with two men inside a bar within The Standard Hotel in NYC.

Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, LIFE STYLE, WORLD
Featured Photo Caption:G-Eazy (Photo Image Press/Shutterstock) Rapper G-Eazy was arrested and charged with assault on Sept. 13, a NYPD spokesperson confirmed to HollywoodLife. TMZ and Page Six were first to report the news, saying the arrest came as a result of a nightclub brawl that left one person needing stitches in his head. While HollywoodLife hasn’t independently confirmed the details of the fight, the NYPD spokesperson did tell us the following: “He was arrested on September 13th inside of 233 West 10 Street (Standard Hotel) for punching a 32 year old male and a 29 year old male.” We also reached out to G-Eazy’s rep for a comment, but we didn’t receive an immediate response. The rapper’s crew allegedly clashed with another group at the Standard hotel early Friday morning, ...
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RONALDO’S EARLY GOAL NOT ENOUGH AS MAN UNITED BOWED DOWN TO YOUNG BOYS

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RONALDO’S EARLY GOAL NOT ENOUGH AS MAN UNITED BOWED DOWN TO YOUNG BOYS

Football, INTERNATIONAL, Manchester United
Manchester United suffered a stoppage-time 2-1 defeat away to Young Boys. Calamitous defensive mistake in their Champions League opener in Bern on Tuesday helped United States forward Jordan Pefok to net the winner. Cristiano Ronaldo’s early goal put United 1-0 ahead before Aaron Wan-Bissaka picked up a 35th-minute red card. A stunning curled pass from Bruno Fernandes allowed Ronaldo to tap home at the back post from close range on 13 minutes as the former Juventus forward scored his third goal in two matches since returning to United. A poor touch by Wan Bissaka then contributed to him going over the ball and heavily onto Young Boys’ Christopher Martins. Referee Francois Letexier was quick to produce the red card. United manager ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Bashar al-Assad, slams US and Turkish troops in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Bashar al-Assad, slams US and Turkish troops in Syria

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President Vladimir Putin received Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in Moscow for the first time since 2015 on Monday and criticised foreign forces that are in Syria without a U.N. mandate, the Kremlin said, in a rebuke of the United States and Turkey. Assad’s most powerful ally in the decade-long Syrian conflict, Putin last received the Syrian leader in Russia in 2018 at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Russia’s air force played a critical role in turning the tide of the Syrian conflict in Assad’s favour after it deployed there in 2015, helping him recover most territory lost to insurgents. The United States tightened sanctions against Syria last year, saying they were aimed at forcing Assad to stop the war and agree to a political solution. Syrian state new...
GHANA LUCIEN FAVRE : EX-BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH APPLIES FOR VACANT GHANA JOB

GHANA LUCIEN FAVRE : EX-BORUSSIA DORTMUND COACH APPLIES FOR VACANT GHANA JOB

AFRICA, Football, Ghana, INTERNATIONAL, World Cup
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has reportedly applied for Ghana Black Stars coaching job as Ghana Football Association (GFA) fired CK Akonnor on Monday. The 63-year old Swiss tactician is among the foreign coaches to have sent their application to Ghana FA as reported by reliable Ghanasoccernet. Favre is jobless since his sacking by German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund following a heavy 1-5 loss to newly promoted side Stuttgart in December 2020. Read more : Sacked Black Stars coach CK Akonnor breaks his silence Lucien Favre here working as Mönchengladbach coach. So far, he has been approached by English Premier League outfit Crystal Palace to continue leading the team after the departure of legendary Roy Hodgson. However, Lucien Fav...
AFRICA SOCCER FIFA REMEMBERS FRANCE 98 TO WISH NIGERIA’S FORMER STARS SUNDAY OLISEH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

AFRICA SOCCER FIFA REMEMBERS FRANCE 98 TO WISH NIGERIA’S FORMER STARS SUNDAY OLISEH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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FIFA has congratulated former Super Eagles and Ajax star Sunday Oliseh on his special day. The world football governing body took to their social media account to celebrate Oliseh as he turns 47 on Tuesday. “It’s time to wish @SundayOOliseh a very Happy Birthday.” A post on the organisation’s Twitter page read. Oliseh was one of Nigeria’s most distinguished players. The 47-year-old made his debut for the Super Eagles in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ethiopia in 1993. A year later, he played a key role in Nigeria’s Afcon triumph in Tunisia. Oliseh was also part of the Nigerian team that qualified for their first World Cup in 1994, reaching the round of 16. The former Borussia Dortmund continued to enjoy success on the international stage as he was part of the ...

Mayor of Houston Endorses U.S.-Africa Energy Forum; Event Emphasizes U.S. Role in Africa’s Energy Future

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Mayor Turner looks forward to welcoming African energy ministers and high-level delegations HOUSTON, United States of America, September 14, 2021/ -- Mayor Sylvester Turner has officially endorsed the first edition of the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum 2021 (December 9-10; Houston, Texas) with a letter of invitation to participation; the City of Houston has emerged as a global leader in energy innovation, home to more than 500 oil and gas exploration and production firms; large-scale wind and solar power production; and a multi-billion-dollar cleantech industry; the event will connect American innovators, investors, explorers and energy producers with African public and private sector leaders for two days of networking and deal-making.   The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, h...
COPEAM and the EIB launch a new edition of the “Reporting climate change” online training course open to African, Eastern European and Mediterranean journalists

COPEAM and the EIB launch a new edition of the “Reporting climate change” online training course open to African, Eastern European and Mediterranean journalists

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Since 2020, this free professional online training course has been open to journalists from the Mediterranean partner countries LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, September 13, 2021/ -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) (www.EIB.org/en/) and COPEAM (https://bit.ly/2YT0G2n) have joined forces to create an e-learning course to help journalists improve their reporting skills in the field of climate change. Since 2020, this free professional online training course has been open to journalists from the Mediterranean partner countries (https://bit.ly/3Eax7tb) and Balkan countries (https://bit.ly/38Z64Ts). The new edition of the course will start in November 2021 in parallel with the UN COP26 climate conference. For the first time, the course will be open to journalists from all African countries and w...
IVORY COAST IVORIAN DEFENDER MAKES UNITED’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TRAVELLING SQUAD

IVORY COAST IVORIAN DEFENDER MAKES UNITED’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TRAVELLING SQUAD

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Ivorian defender Eric Bailly has earned his place in Manchester United’s 22-member travelling squad to Switzerland for the Uefa Champions League group stage game against Young Boys on Tuesday. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named the squad ahead of departure for Switzerland today. Bailly has not seen much action at United where his chances of regular football have further diminished following the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. However, the manager still has faith in Bailly who was involved in the recent World Cup qualifying match against Cameroon in Abidjan. United official website has since announced that Cristiando Ronaldo, who scored a brace in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United, has also made the squad, having last featured for the Red Devi...
Ethiopians celebrate unique New Year with hope for national harmony and peace

Ethiopians celebrate unique New Year with hope for national harmony and peace

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Addis Ababa September 11/2021 Ethiopia rings in its New Year, Enkutatash, on 11 September, and not on 1 January, as the rest of the world does. The country’s unique calendar considers September, called Meskerem in the local language of Ethiopia, to be the first month of the year. Here is a look at the history behind the New Year celebrations. (ENA) Ethiopians across the country are celebrating New Year, also called Enkutatash, after bade farewell to 2013 last mid-night. Enkutatash is celebrated on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar or September 11 and 12 during a leap year. It is customary that young girls donning new clothes gather daisies and present friends with a bouquet, singing New Year’s songs. Enkutatash, which is not exclusively a religious holiday, is also the seas...
Afghanistan: Taliban announce new rules for female students

Afghanistan: Taliban announce new rules for female students

Afaghanstan, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Education and Sports
Featured:BBC photo Women in Afghanistan will be allowed to continue their studies in universities but classrooms will be gender-segregated, the Taliban has said. Afghan universities will be segregated by gender, and a new dress code will be introduced, the Taliban has said. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani indicated women would be allowed to study, but not alongside men. He also announced a review of the subjects students would be taught. Women and girls were banned from schools and universities under Taliban rule between 1996 and 2001. The Taliban have said they will not prevent women from being educated or having jobs. But since they seized control on 15 August, they have asked all women, except those in the public health sector, to stay away from work, unt...
Nabweteme: COSAFA Women’s Championship Will Be A Good Precursor Ahead Of AWCON Qualifiers

Nabweteme: COSAFA Women’s Championship Will Be A Good Precursor Ahead Of AWCON Qualifiers

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Striker Sandra Nabweteme believes playing at the COSAFA Women’s Championship in South Africa will offer Uganda the best preparations for the Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifier matches against Ethiopia next month. The Crested Cranes will face Ethiopia in the first round of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers but that will come after playing at the COSAFA Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Championship is slated to take place between 28th September -9th October 2021. Nabweteme who plies her trade at Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar in Iceland believes playing at the COSAFA Women’s Championship is good build up to the AWCON Qualifiers. “It’s an advantage to us because some of the players have not been active. Having a build up tournament is defini...