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The MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) is here!

The MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) is here!

AFRICA, Entertainment, ETHIOPIA, Ghana, Guinea, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Ivory Coast, KENYA, Lesotho, LIBYA, Nairobi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, TANZANIA, UGANDA, West Africa
MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in 2021. The Iconic MTV Base celebration, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa on February 20th 2021. The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130). The repeat show will also be aired on BET Africa, BET International and MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature. The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021, in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, recognizes and rewards mu...
EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched  in Kampala.

EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched in Kampala.

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Parliament, POLITICS, Sudan, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, World Bank
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th January, 2021: The East African Community Election Observer Mission to the Uganda General Election to be held on 14th January, 2021 has been formally launched.   H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye (middle).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking during the launch of the mission at a Kampala hotel, the Head of the Mission, H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, who is also a former president of the Republic of Burundi, said that the Community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantee political stability in the entire region.  H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye addressing the Observers.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Further to the invitation of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the...
President Kenyatta signs Anti-Doping Amendment Bill into law

President Kenyatta signs Anti-Doping Amendment Bill into law

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 31st December 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill, 2020 into law. The new law amends the Anti-Doping Act of 2016 to align Kenya's legislative framework with the 2021 World Anti-Doping code and regulations. The new anti-doping law also ensures the continued participation of Kenyan athletes in local, regional and international competitions in line with the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention against doping in sports. The National Assembly passed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on December 22nd while the Senate passed it on 29 December 2020 before it was presented to the President for signing on Thursday, beating the 1st January 2021 deadline set to bar athletes from non-compliant...
We’re committed to the restoration of Nairobi’s ‘Green City in the Sun’ status, President Kenyatta assures

We’re committed to the restoration of Nairobi’s ‘Green City in the Sun’ status, President Kenyatta assures

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Nairobi, WORLD
  NAIROBI, 24th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the Government's commitment to the restoration of green spaces in Nairobi and the improvement of the city's environment.  President Uhuru Kenyatta lights the imposing fig tree along Waiyaki Way in Westlands after unveiling of a conservation declaration for the iconic tree. The President said through the various environmental conservation projects being rolled out across the city, Nairobi was on course to reclaiming its 'Green City in the Sun' status.   The Head of State spoke Thursday evening in Nairobi's Westlands suburb where he unveiled a Presidential Declaration on the conservation of the iconic fig tree along Waiyaki Way. Uhuru Kenyatta gives his address during the unveiling of a co...
President Uhuru Kenyatta  pays tribute as  he visits  the family of the departed leader  Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama at their Nairobi home.

President Uhuru Kenyatta pays tribute as he visits the family of the departed leader Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama at their Nairobi home.

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, WORLD
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mrs. Nyagarama,the widow of the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama when he visited the family of the departed leader at their Nairobi home.   President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mrs. Nyagarama,the widow of the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama when he visited the family of the departed leader at their Nairobi home.
President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Kisumu, Nairobi, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
 NAIROBI, 23rd December 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi, signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 which was passed yesterday by Members of the National Assembly. - President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi when he signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Tea Bill of 2018 Also signed into law is the Tea Bill of 2018, which contains several reforms among them, the re-engineering of the Tea Board of Kenya to oversee the development, promotion and regulation of Kenya's tea sector. The bills were presented to the President for signature by  Solicitor General Ken Ogeto at the brief ceremony attended by Agriculture CS Peter Munya, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya. ...
Angola and Africa must support Minister Diamantino at OPEC for their oil sector to prosper

Angola and Africa must support Minister Diamantino at OPEC for their oil sector to prosper

AFRICA, Angola, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Nairobi, WORLD
The task at OPEC, of ensuring, that global oil markets stabilize in 2021 and lead to a recovery in global prices has now fallen on the shoulders of Diamantino LUANDA, Angola, December 17, 2020 - The election of Angola to the rotating presidency of the conference of ministers of OPEC has thrust Minister Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas of Angola to the forefront of efforts to stabilize global oil markets in 2021. The assumption of the Presidency of OPEC by H.E Diamantino could not have come at a more defining period for the organization and the global economy at large. It comes at a time, when the world is hoping to turn the corner away from a COVID-19 pandemic that has had a devastating effect on the global oil market and the gl...
President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, TECHNOLOGY
Caption:President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to officially Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. NAIROBI, 17 December 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the National Security Telecommunications Service (NSTS), an integrated communications platform aimed at enhancing sharing of information between Kenya's security agencies. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the communication centre during the official Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. “This will enhance co-ordination of security activities and operations, allow real-time information exchange, and allow our security agencies to better deal with emerging threats in the realms of cybercrime...
President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, TECHNOLOGY
  NAIROBI, 17th December 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has inaugurated the National Air Support Department (NASD), a multi-agency unit within the Ministry of Defence charged with the responsibility of coordinating Kenya's national air response services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. Speaking to NASD staff at its Wilson Airport headquarters Thursday, the President said the entity which brings together all Government air assets will enhance efficiency in the delivery of aviation services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. “The National Air Support Department is a multi-agency approach to s...
Bilateral talks between Kenyan and Somaliland delegations

Bilateral talks between Kenyan and Somaliland delegations

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Somalia, UGANDA
Nairobi,Kenya His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi hosted bilateral talks between Kenya and the visiting Somaliland delegation led by His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, President of Somaliland. During the meeting, the two leaders initiated discussions on a number of subjects of mutual interest between Kenya and Somaliland. The two delegations are set to meet again tomorrow, Tuesday,15th December 2020, to finalize the talks.  President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi,President of Somaliland at State House, Nairobi. His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi arrived in the country yesterday, Sunday 13th December 2020, for a three-day Official Visit.   President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi,President of Soma...
President Kenyatta encourages young Kenyan scientists to step up and push the country into global stardom

President Kenyatta encourages young Kenyan scientists to step up and push the country into global stardom

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 8 December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged young Kenyan scientists to expend their energies wisely and remain focused so as to come up with cutting edge innovations that will help thrust Kenya into global scientific stardom. President Uhuru Kenyatta gives his remarks during the 3rd Young Scientists Kenya Online National Science & Technology Exhibition The President challenged the budding scientists, engineers and innovators to work towards entrenching Kenya’s position as a hub for innovation and creativity in the sciences and technology. “… let me reiterate to our young scientists, engineers, mathematicians and innovators, you are fortunate to be young and vibrant in a time of immense opportunity. “Use your energies wisely and remain focused. Through...