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Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84

Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84

GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL, PRESIDENT, Uganda Government, WORLD
The former president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died after a long illness at the age of 84. Bouteflika led the country for almost two decades, stepping down in 2019 after his bid for a fifth term in office led to massive street protests. He played a key role in Algeria's war of independence in the 1950s and 60s. Then in 1999, as Algeria emerged from a brutal civil war that killed almost 200,000 people, he became president at the urging of the military. Bouteflika had rarely been seen in public since a stroke in 2013, which affected his speech and mobility. Obituary: Child prodigy to octogenarian leader His political career began early: After Algeria's independence from France in 1962, he became the world's youngest minister of foreign affairs in his mid-twenti...
Any coup in Uganda could be crushed in a day – Museveni’s son Gen.Muhoozi Kainerugaba

Any coup in Uganda could be crushed in a day – Museveni’s son Gen.Muhoozi Kainerugaba

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, PRESIDENT, UGANDA, UPDF, VICE PRESIDENT
The son of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni says it would take the country’s army less than a day to put down any attempt by mutinous soldiers to stage a coup, similar to the one that ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé. Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is the army’s commander of land forces, tweeted that mutinous soldiers would be subjected to “discipline”. Gen Muhoozi. He included a picture of Col Mamady Doumbouya, the officer who led the coup in Guinea. Last week, Mr Museveni called on the coup leaders in Guinea to “get out”, saying that the takeover was a “step backwards”. “We had them in the 1960s – they were part of Africa’s problems so I condemn the coup,” he told France 24. Mr Condé – Guinea’s three-term president – was removed from power on 5 September by sol...
President Museveni has said it is too early for  Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) to celebrate Sucess since there is still room for improvement in the amount collected in form of taxes.

President Museveni has said it is too early for Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) to celebrate Sucess since there is still room for improvement in the amount collected in form of taxes.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, PRESIDENT, State House-Uganda, Tax, UGANDA, Uganda Revenue Authority, VICE PRESIDENT
Chief Guest:H.E Yoweri Kaguta MuseveniCelebrant:Bishop Joshua LwereNational Overseer, Association of Pentecostalsand Evangelicals in UgandaGuest Preacher:Rt Reverand Nathan AhimbisibweBishop South Ankole DioceseMaster of Ceremony Kampala,Uganda: First lady and the Minister Of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni prays for the President and her husband as he celebrated 77th birthday during 30 years celebrations of URA at Kololo yesterday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. President Museveni has said it is too early for tax body, Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) to celebrate since there is still room for improvement in the amount collected in form of taxes. President Yoweri Museveni and his wife also,the Minister Of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni.The Presiden...
From The Desk of The President – Monday, 13 September 2021

From The Desk of The President – Monday, 13 September 2021

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, South Africa
View this email in your browser• Monday, 13 September 2021 •Dear Fellow South African, A year before the first democratic elections, President Nelson Mandela wrote an article in Foreign Policy magazine on the new South Africa’s future foreign policy. Reflecting on the shifts in global alliances brought about by the end of the Cold War, he wrote that countries would have to “recast their nets” if they were to reap any benefit from international affairs. Since the tectonic shift of 1994 when we made a decisive break with not just apartheid but the international relations outlook of its architects, South Africa’s foreign policy continues to be characterised by this “recasting the net”. Our foreign policy priorities are regional political and economic integration, pursing African development,...
Robert Mugabe: Court Orders Exhumation of Zimbabwe’s Ex-President for Reburial

Robert Mugabe: Court Orders Exhumation of Zimbabwe’s Ex-President for Reburial

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, World Press Day, ZIMBABWE
Mugabe, who died in 2019, was reported to have refused to be buried at the National Heroes Shrine over fears that his political enemies might use his remains for rituals A MAGISTRATE court in Zimbabwe on Friday ordered that the body of former President Robert Mugabe be exhumed for reburial at the National Heroes’ Shrine in Harare. This is the latest development in a months-long saga surrounding the final resting place for the man who ruled the Southern African country for close to 30 years. Mugabe, who died in 2019, was reported to have refused to be buried at the National Heroes Shrine over fears that his political enemies might use his remains for rituals. Despite heated wrangling between his family and the government over the burial site, Mugabe’s remains we...
President condoles with Masaka, Lwengo murder victims

President condoles with Masaka, Lwengo murder victims

CRIME, EAST AFRICA, PRESIDENT, UGANDA
President condoles with Masaka, Lwengo murder victims September 8, 2021 STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: President Yoweri Museveni has condoled with the families who lost their loved ones to Bijambiya gangs that have been terrorising residents of Masaka and Lwengo districts. “I invited you here to condole with you. We shall get these criminals. Some suspects have been arrested because they left all sorts of clues that we are following,” the President said. He made a contribution of Shs 10 million to each of the 25 families that were affected. Machete-wielding criminals, also known as Bijambiya, have been terrorizing villages, killing people with impunity in Masaka and Lwengo districts. Some of the victims are preganant, others breastfeeding mothers while others had small children left in...
Zambia’s new president, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, to join the IMF, WHO and IFC at The Africa Debate next week

Zambia’s new president, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, to join the IMF, WHO and IFC at The Africa Debate next week

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, WORLD, World Health Organization, Zambia
The virtual broadcast will see President Hichilema outline his plans to restore macro-economic stability to Zambia in conversation with the Chairman of Invest Africa LONDON, United Kingdom, September 6, 2021/ -- The newly elected President of Zambia, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, will address over 1000 global businesses and investors at Invest Africa (www.InvestAfrica.com)’s flagship event, The Africa Debate (www.TheAfricaDebate.com), on 15th September. The virtual broadcast will see President Hichilema outline his plans to restore macro-economic stability to Zambia in conversation with the Chairman of Invest Africa, Rob Hersov. Zambia’s new president, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema Hichilema was elected to Zambian presidency last month on the promise to tackle the county’s debt problem...
Kagame speaks out on ties with neighbouring countries

Kagame speaks out on ties with neighbouring countries

AFRICA, Arsenal, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, PRESIDENT, Rwanda, Sports
Responding to questions on ties with neighbouring countries, Kagame noted that the country makes many attempts for peace and stability with her neighbours. He said that in recent months, interactions with neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and DR Congo have been to strengthen the already warm ties and access avenues of improvement. Responding to questions on ties with neighbouring countries, Kagame noted that the country makes many attempts for peace and stability with her neighbours. He said that in recent months, interactions with neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and DR Congo have been to strengthen the already warm ties and access avenues of improvement. Ties between the two countries deteriorated around 2015 when the country had a wave of violence following the...
Jacob Zuma Released From Prison

Jacob Zuma Released From Prison

AntiCorruption, INTERNATIONAL, PRESIDENT, South Africa
Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison after being freed on medical parole. The former president was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court when he defied a court order issued by the Constitutional Court for him to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. The 79-year-old’s incarceration resulted in massive protests which degenerated into violence and looting. The looting mainly occured in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng where Zuma commands a lot of support. South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services announced that it has granted former president Jacob Zuma medical parole on Sunday.
Guinea President Conde reportedly arrested by coup plotters

Guinea President Conde reportedly arrested by coup plotters

AFRICA, Equatorial Guinea, POLITICS, PRESIDENT
President of Guinea, Alpha Conde has been arrested by his own military. President Conde after being arrested,the army on Sunday afternoon took over the Presidential palace in the capital Conakry. The attack was reportedly led by an elite national army unit led by a former French legionnaire, Mamady Doumbouya. There are reports that Guinea's President Alpha Condé has been held hostage by soldiers, amid insinuations of a coup in the West African country. https://twitter.com/i/status/1434532690863267841 Guinea's Defence Minister has however said the coup has been thwarted. Reuters reports that heavy gunfire broke out near the presidential palace in Guinea's capital city of Conakry on Sunday morning. Several sou...
Mnangagwa’s helicopter crash-landed after developing technical fault mid-air: New details emerge

Mnangagwa’s helicopter crash-landed after developing technical fault mid-air: New details emerge

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, ZIMBABWE
NEW details have emerged that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s official helicopter crash-landed due to a technical problem triggered by a faulty power system and flat battery, The NewsHawks has learnt. This comes as Mnangagwa has quickly moved to beef up his motorcade by bringing in Air Force of Zimbabwe signallers to reinforce his communication system whenever he flies out.In an air force, a signaller, is a person trained to communicate between aircraft, its base and units in the area of operation, by means of radio or other digital communications. Sources familiar with the incident said following the recent emergency landing at a farm near Sandringham outside Harare, which resulted in a mix up between Mnangagwa’s aides and air traffic controllers at Manyame Airbase, there have been ...
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni  holds a consultative meeting with the  UN Security Council

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni holds a consultative meeting with the UN Security Council

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, PRESIDENT, Security, State House-Uganda, UGANDA
STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: President Yoweri Museven on Thursday held a successful consultative meeting with the five (5) Ambassadors representing the five permanent representatives of the United Nations Security Council at State House Entebbe. The Security Council is the United Nations principal crisis-management body and is empowered to impose binding obligations on the 193 UN member states to maintain peace. The councils five permanent and ten elected members meet regularly to assess threats to international security, including civil wars, natural disasters, arms proliferation, and terrorism. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of Russia H.E Alexander Dmitrievich Polyakov, the Ambassador of China H.E. Zhang Lizhong, the Ambassador of France H.E. Jules-Armand Aniambossou, th...
I WILL PAMPER YOU : MNANGAGWA TELLS MILITARY

I WILL PAMPER YOU : MNANGAGWA TELLS MILITARY

AFRICA, PRESIDENT, Security, ZIMBABWE
GOVERNMENT has pledged to build shopping malls, residential flats, garrison shops and robust armouries for soldiers in several barracks and cantonment areas, a move observers viewed as part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s machinations to coup-proof his administration ahead of 2023 harmonised elections.Recently, the government came under fire for allocating over $270 million for the construction of a VVIP health facility at Manyame Airbase, Manyame Referral Hospital, to cater for high-ranking officials at a time when the country’s public health infrastructure is in a sorry state. Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet on Tuesday approved a number of projects in military cantonments to ensure a comfortable life for the military. The Cabinet position followed a prese...
Zambia’s Ex-President Edgar Lungu Deactivates His Facebook Page, Explains Why

Zambia’s Ex-President Edgar Lungu Deactivates His Facebook Page, Explains Why

AFRICA, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, Social Media, Zambia
Former President of Zambia Edgar Chagwa Lungu has deactivated his official Facebook page weeks after losing his presidency seat to Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. While thanking over a million followers of Lungu on Facebook, the statement outlined that it is important that people should accept that Lungu has a new role of former head of state and everything including his social media tools must be realigned. “We are grateful for all the followers and supporters of both the page and the former President,” “We however, have to accept that Dr. Lungu has a new role and a few matters including his social-media tools have to change and be suitably realigned,” added the statement. Lungu has ruled Zambia for six years and has said he is willing to retire from active politics as ...
President Kenyatta commissions construction of new military referral hospital

President Kenyatta commissions construction of new military referral hospital

HEALTH, Health Workers, KDF, KENYA, Ministry Of Health, PRESIDENT, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 31st August 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday launched the construction of the Kenya National Referral and Research Hospital (KNRRH), a top-tier military health facility that will provide specialized services to the security sector agencies and the general public. President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a quarter guard mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces when he arrived at Kabete army Barracks to preside over the launch of the construction of the Kenya National Referral and Research Hospital (KNRRH). Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony held at the Kabete Army Barracks in Nairobi County, the President said the construction of the 700-bed capacity level six hospital is part of sustained Government efforts to attain the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillar of t...
President condoles with the family of presfreedom hero Dedan Kimathi

President condoles with the family of presfreedom hero Dedan Kimathi

EAST AFRICA, KENYA, PRESIDENT, PRESS CONFERENCE
NAIROBI, 31st August 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to Mama Mukami Kimathi and the entire family of Kenya's freedom hero Dedan Kimathi following the death of their daughter Peris Muthoni Kimathi. The late Muthoni Kimathi passed away over the weekend after a long illness. In his message of comfort, the President described the late Muthoni as a cheerful person and a strong pillar of the late freedom fighter's family who took close care of Mama Mukami Kimathi. "It is unfortunate that we've lost Muthoni Kimathi to the cruel hand of death at a time when her family, especially Mama Mukami Kimathi, needed her the most as a close caregiver," the President eulogised. The President remembered Muthoni as a cheerful person who went out of her way to...
Zambia police dismisses “anxiety” claims on new Inspector General

Zambia police dismisses “anxiety” claims on new Inspector General

AFRICA, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, Zambia
Zambia: Contrary to public assertions that newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Lemmy Kajoba was hit by anxiety during his swearing-in Ceremony at State House, the Zambia Police Public Relations Unit has clarified that Mr. Kajoba is recovering from Malaria. In a statement the unit says it is for this reason that Mr. Kajoba was allowed by authorities at State House later to take rest in the lounge and only joined the President and other officials during the photo session.
Zambia new president sacks military and police chiefs

Zambia new president sacks military and police chiefs

AFRICA, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, Security, Zambia
: Zambia’s newly-elected President Hakainde Hichilema on Sunday appointed new military chiefs and replaced all police commissioners after promising to end the previous regime’s heavy-handedness. Right groups accused Hichilema’s predecessor Edgar Lungu of leading a “brutal crackdown” on dissent, with police violence claiming at least five lives since he was officially elected in 2016. Hichilema, who took office last week, has been arrested over a dozen times during his political career and made restoring freedoms a linchpin of his electoral promises. In a televised address to the nation, Hichilema on Sunday announced the appointment of new army and airforce chiefs, as well as a new head of the southern African country’s defence wing. “I am relieving all commissioners of po...
The latest from South African President H.E Cyril Ramaphosa

The latest from South African President H.E Cyril Ramaphosa

AFRICA, AntiCorruption, PRESIDENT, South Africa
Dear Fellow South African, Over the course of the three years since the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture started its work, we have heard of the lengths to which the perpetrators of corrupt acts have gone to conceal their misdeeds. It has been an extremely complex undertaking to unravel the networks of influence that enabled corruption. Among other things, vast webs of front companies were established to move funds around and disguise payments made to politically-connected individuals. The same patterns have been seen in a number of investigations into corruption being undertaken by the Special Investigating Unit, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, the NPA’s Investigating Directorate and others. As these investigations progressed and the net began to clos...