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MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

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MTN partners with Tooro kingdom to donate 80 fully kited hospital beds to various health center IIIs in Tooro KingdomThe donation is part of a commitment the telecom company made mid this year in which it signed over a commitment of shs700million to support social, economic and cultural programs of the kingdom.MTN believes that working with cultural institutions is a worthwhile partnership as they promote shared values in the communities. Saturday 17th April 2021- Fort Portal, Western Uganda: MTN Uganda and the Tooro kingdom have donated 80 kitted patient beds to various health center III’s in Tooro Kingdom. The donation is part of MTN’s commitment to support the kingdom in her efforts to uplift the social, economic and cultural life of the people of Tooro. MTN hands over bed...
President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan to commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) today.

President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan to commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) today.

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The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, today April 17th, will commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF). The event will be at the Chamwino Statehouse in Dodoma.
Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has castigated the US government’s decision to impose a visa ban on Ugandan officials accused of undermining democracy. On April 16, President Joe Biden administration’s Antony Blinken announced travel restrictions against Ugandans. But secretary Blinken didn’t mention names of those against who the restrictions would work. Reacting to the visa ban, Opondo described the visa ban as “cheap blackmail.” The government spokesperson has urged Washington to list the affected officials and detail the crimes they committed. “Without mentioning the specific officials by name, title, incidents and offences this so-called visa ban is neither here nor there,” said Opondo.
Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

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US secretary of state Antony Blinken on April 16 announced visa restrictions against Ugandans accused of ‘undermining democracy’ and engaging in pre and post-election human rights violations. But Blinken didn’t mention names of those affected by the travel ban and attendant restrictions. These were: OFFICIALS LIKELY TO FACE US SANCTIONS Gen Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land ForcesMaj Gen James Birungi, former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC)Maj Gen Don William Nabaasa, former Commander of the Special Forces CommandMaj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commandant of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)Maj Gen Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, former Deputy Inspector of General of PoliceFrank Mwesigwa, Commissioner of PoliceCol Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Crime ...
U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

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The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign bonds from Russia's central bank, national wealth fund and Finance Ministry. The United States warned Russia that more penalties were possible but said it did not want to escalate. The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted angrily, summoning the U.S. ambassador for a diplomatic dressing-down to tell him "a series of retaliatory measures will follow soon." A ministry spokeswoman also said a possible summit could be imperiled. ...
Eight dead at FedEx facility in Indianapolis mass shooting

Eight dead at FedEx facility in Indianapolis mass shooting

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Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he saw a man firing an automatic weapon. The gunman, said to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was no further threat to public safety. Police say several of the injured have been taken to hospital. Flights from the nearby airport are not affected.
Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

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Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "Drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March. The boy does not appear to be holding a weapon in the split second he was shot, but police video shows a handgun near the spot where he fell. Small protests were held on Thursday evening around Chicago, hours after the city's mayor appealed for calm. The video's release follows the fatal police shooting on 11 April of Daunte Wright by an officer in a Minneapolis suburb. That shooting has sparked violent protests as the city awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused in the death of George Floyd.
I’m still young, wild and free-PM Rugunda

I’m still young, wild and free-PM Rugunda

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The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has disputed ongoing rumours that he recently penned down a letter to Mr. Museveni tasking him to relieve him of his cabinet duties in the looming government set up. Dr. Rugunda who has served in almost all preceding governments on Tuesday summoned a presser at parliament where he said he is still energetic and ready to serve till death. “I am going no where because there is still a lot I should do for this country,” Rugunda said. “Whatever is being said that I’m retiring is nothing but a mere rumour. It’s a fabrication, concoction done by people on social media. I have the energy and I’m ready to serve till death,” he added. When asked if he would be step down if not retained as prime Minister, Dr. Rugunda said he would humble himself and awa...
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...
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...
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today.

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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected in Uganda today for talks that should culminate into the signing of the deals on Sunday 11, a top official from Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed "The Tanzanian president will be on her journey in a few hours for talks, which will climax with the signing ceremony on Sunday,” the official said. This will be President Samia’s first state visit since she replaced the late John Pombe Magufuli who died on March 17. "Something major is expected to happen this weekend, regarding Uganda's oil," confirmed Herbert Ssempogo, Senior Corporate Affairs Officer at the Uganda National Oil Company, without giving details. The late Magufuli was due in Kampala on March 22 for the three-way signing of the crude oil export ...
According to provisional election results announced on state TV, President Guelleh of Djibouti has secured a 5th term with 98% of the vote. (Video: Radio Television Djibouti)

According to provisional election results announced on state TV, President Guelleh of Djibouti has secured a 5th term with 98% of the vote. (Video: Radio Television Djibouti)

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Ismail Omar Guelleh has been re-elected for the fifth time as president with more than 98 percent of votes casted. The elections were boycotted by the main opposition. Around 215,000 citizens were registered to vote. Guelleh has been in power since 1999.