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Urban Snail Farm donates 3000 bottles of hand Sanitizers gel worth 30 Million shillings to the government of Uganda (National Task Force) to fight Covid19

Urban Snail Farm donates 3000 bottles of hand Sanitizers gel worth 30 Million shillings to the government of Uganda (National Task Force) to fight Covid19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD, World Health Organization
Urban Snail Farm is an innovative limited company working on a research based project with value addition on Snail products. (R-L) The Presidential Adviser,Administrator and Secretary to the National National Response Fund to Covid19 Mrs Kisaka Dorothy,the Political head to the Fund also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karadi,the Executive Director of Urban Snail Farm Mugisha Shilling Lucy during the donation on wednesday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Founded by Ms Lucy Mugisha Shillingi in 2018 she started off with feasibility studies on snails in West Africa, Europe and Asia. (R-L) The National National Response Fund to Covid19 Political head also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karad...
Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, LONDON, UGANDA, UK, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda,28 May 2020 – Standard Chartered Uganda has contributed US$300,000 (Ugx 1,110,000,000) to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda (R) with Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda.Courtesy Photo via KMA Updates. The donation is part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US$5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda. Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and ...
UK Government Releases Premier League Resume Date

UK Government Releases Premier League Resume Date

ENGLAND, Entertainment, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, Soccer, Sports, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
England government have reportedly given the Premier League 1st of June to resume the current season. The Premier League has been put on hold since March due to the increasing number of cases in the UK, but as per reports, the EPL officials were planning on a "Project Restart" and it seems the government have now given them the green light to resume it season. However, the decision is as it stands, if there are any changes or increase in the pandemic situation in England, then it will be put back on hold but as for now, Chelsea could start playing again behind closed doors and without fans. According to the Daily Express, the government have finally given the Premier League a go ahead to resume football from the 1st of June after much discussions for the past weeks. Unfortunat...
UK Prime Minister admitted to hospital due to persistent symptoms of Covid-19

UK Prime Minister admitted to hospital due to persistent symptoms of Covid-19

BRITAIN, CORRUPTION, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests, Downing Street said Sunday, after days of coronavirus symptoms. "On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement, adding that the tests were part of a "precautionary step" due to Johnson's lingering symptoms. Johnson was taken to an unnamed London hospital on Sunday after days of persistent symptoms, during which time he has been self-isolating. Last week No 10 had denied the prime minister was more seriously ill than claimed. Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister Mr Johnson, 55, spent the night in hospital and is having what has been described as a series of "routine tests". In a statement, a Downing ...
Queen Elizabeth to address the UK on Covid-19

Queen Elizabeth to address the UK on Covid-19

BRITAIN, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
The Queen is expected to address the nation on Sunday at 19:00 G.M.T. Her historic televised message, which will be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday, the monarch will acknowledge the pain felt by many families living through this “time of disruption”. Queen Elizabeth II "A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all."In what is described as a “deeply personal” message, she will reflect on her own experience in other difficult times during the address due to be broadcast at 8pm, which was filmed under strict measures to protect the monarch, who will be 94 this month, and others.Speaking about the challenge facing the nation, she will say: “I am speaking to yo...
African Development Bank celebrates milestone with first social bond listing on London Stock Exchange

African Development Bank celebrates milestone with first social bond listing on London Stock Exchange

AFRICA, Banking, Business, ECONOMY, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) “Fight Covid-19” social bond, the largest social bond to date to be issued in the capital markets, listed on London Stock Exchange on Friday 3 April 2020, and is now available through its Sustainable Bond Market. The listing marks an important milestone as the Bank launches its first bond on London Stock Exchange. The over-subscribed transaction, which attracted $4.6 billion of interest in the book and raised an exceptional $3 billion, was launched to alleviate the impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s economies and livelihoods. The three-year maturity bond, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries and asset managers including Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investors. Several high-quality E...
UK Prime Minister tests positive for Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister tests positive for Coronavirus

BRITAIN, celebrity, CORONAVIRUS, ENGLAND, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, Politics, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.  Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms and was self-isolating. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am nowself-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response viavideo-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this,"Johnson wrote.Mr. Johnson said that thanks to the wizardry of modern technology, tocommunicate with all his top team to lead the national fight back againstcoronavirus, he will be fine. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus, said Mr. Johnson. In a video, Johnson said he was experiencing a tempera...
Prince Charles tests positive of Covid-19

Prince Charles tests positive of Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, Politics, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
LONDON -- Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. A Clarence House spokesman said the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, had also been tested but does not have the virus. The prince's Clarence House office says the 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland. The palace says Charles "has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual." Prince Charles A Clarence House spokesman has issued a statement saying; “He has been displaying mild symptom...
WORLD: Modern & Contemporary African Art Returns to Sotheby’s London.

WORLD: Modern & Contemporary African Art Returns to Sotheby’s London.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, LONDON, WORLD
LONDON, United Kingdom, March 12, 2020/ -- This Spring, following the record-breaking results achieved in October 2019, Sotheby’s auction of Modern and Contemporary African Art (https://bit.ly/2wVm3Sv) will return to London for a fifth consecutive season. Since the inauguration of the series in 2017, Sotheby’s (www.Sothebys.com) sales in the category have achieved more than sixty world records, championing the work of artists across Africa and the wider diaspora, and underscoring a rising global interest in the field. Over 100 works, by artists from 21 countries, will be on view to the public from 21-24 March ahead of the auction on March 25.The sale will be led by a radiant early painting by Nigerian master Ben Enwonwu. Until recently, the enigmatic sitter had been known only a...