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Free To Air Rights Of The Uganda Cranes Home Matches During The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

Free To Air Rights Of The Uganda Cranes Home Matches During The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

FIFA, Football, FUFA, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Social Media, Sports, Sports Betting
FUFA has continued to follow all necessary steps aimed at bringing live coverage of the National Senior Team- The Uganda Cranes closer to the Television sets for members of public within the territory of Uganda but within the rules and regulations of the game.   Therefore, FUFA granted its Free to Air (FTA) Rights to National Broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV) to televise the home matches of Uganda Cranes in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers with in the territory of Uganda. The Free-to-air (FTA) services are for Television (TV) and radio services broadcast. FUFA notifies the general public that no authorisation has been given to any media house in regard to the Free-to Air (FTA) Rights of Uganda Cranes home matches apart from Uganda Broa...
APO Group Partners with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business to Coordinate the Biggest Trade Event in the Chamber’s History

APO Group Partners with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business to Coordinate the Biggest Trade Event in the Chamber’s History

APO group, CANADA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Social Media
Accelerating Africa 2021 is a 3-day conference aimed at accelerating business, trade and investment between Canada and Africa TORONTO, Canada, September 8, 2021/ -- The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (www.CanadaAfrica.ca) and APO Group, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, today further announced details of the largest ever conference to promote business, trade and investment between Canada and Africa in the organization’s 27-year history. The Accelerating Africa 2021 conference (https://bit.ly/3gsTfVA) will take place from 26 to 28 October 2021, with a programme of online and in-person events that bring together ministers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and policy makers from Canada and all over Africa. With a p...
Tanzania Suspends Another Newspaper over Misleading Reporting, Incitement

Tanzania Suspends Another Newspaper over Misleading Reporting, Incitement

Business, East African Business Council, Media, Social Media, TANZANIA
Popular Swahili Tanzania weekly Raia Mwema has been suspended for 30 days Tanzania government's chief spokesperson Gerson Msigwa said the newspaper published false stories and had elements of deliberate incitement In August, the government suspended Uhuru newspaper for alleged distortion of information Msigwa said that the leading Swahili weekly recently published stories citing the story of the gunman who killed four people in a gun rampage at a diplomatic quarter of Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam. In the statement, Msigwa stated that the newspaper linked the gunman to the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), contrary to a 2016 media law. Kenya News Politics POLITICS Tanzania Suspends Another Newspaper over Misleading Reporting, Incitement Monday, September 06, 2021 at 12:1...
South African Judge grants order in favour of Centurion to proceed with civil action against Controversial Equatorial Guinea Blogger, Delfin Mocache Massoko in South Africa

South African Judge grants order in favour of Centurion to proceed with civil action against Controversial Equatorial Guinea Blogger, Delfin Mocache Massoko in South Africa

Equatorial Guinea, Social Media, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 1, 2021/ -- Last month, a South African judge ruled that Centurion Law Group (https://CenturionLG.com) and many victims of Delfin Mocache Massoko may proceed in litigating against Delfin Mocache Massoko in South Africa.  As Delfin Mocache is domiciled outside the Republic of South Africa, Centurion and the victims’ legal team had to approach the court to seek relief in instituting action against him in a South African Court of law, since Mr Mocache had already had prior dealings with the South African Judiciary. Mr Mocache tried his best to evade being served with court documents by not staying in the same address.  These orders are NOT easily granted, as the court has to consider the nature and grounds of the main action, as well as...
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 ...
Finalists announced for the inaugural Rugby Africa Media and Photography Awards

Finalists announced for the inaugural Rugby Africa Media and Photography Awards

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Media, Social Media, South Africa, Sports, West Africa
The winners will be announced on 7th September 2021 during the virtual awards CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 26, 2021/ -- The inaugural Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com/) Media and Photography Awards is pleased to announce the finalists in the running of the prestigious awards. With applications to the awards running from 17th May to 31st July 2021, the competition was open to journalists and photographers who have remarkably captured the oval ball, green fields, and players in a display of rugby at its best. The winners will be announced on 7th September 2021 during the virtual awards, where two front-runners will have the opportunity to walk away with USD1,500 each in prize money. Chaired by World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont and featuring a jury of curren...
Zambia’s internet must be unblocked’ – opposition

Zambia’s internet must be unblocked’ – opposition

AFRICA, ELECTIONS, Electoral Comission, Social Media, Zambia
Zambia’s main opposition presidential candidate has called on the for the internet to be restored after it was cut during Thursday's tightly contested elections. “We call on Zicta [the communications authority] to immediately unblock the internet so citizens can follow the electoral process and continue with their lives unhindered,” Hakainde Hichilema said in a tweet. The BBC team in Zambia says WhatsApp is still down and Twitter and Facebook intermittently so. People have been using virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow users to circumvent local restrictions. Election day passed off largely peacefully, but President Edgar Lungu, who is seeking a second term, said some violence was reported in the North-Western province, a stronghold of Mr Hichilema, where two ...
Social media restricted in Zambia elections as Vote Counting continues

Social media restricted in Zambia elections as Vote Counting continues

AFRICA, ELECTIONS, Social Media, Zambia
Vote counting is still going on of the general elections  while internet access and many social media and messaging platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger were restricted.  Voting went on until late hours of Thursday  as voters at some waited in long lines to cast their ballots while in others officials began counting the results as reported by the Associated Press. President Edgar Lungu voted early Thursday and urged people to stay at home “and wait patiently and peacefully for the outcome." Large turnouts were seen in the capital, Lusaka, and other parts of the southern African country in tense elections that the president and his main rival have said are a test of the stability of the nation's democr...
Joe Biden says social media platforms ‘killing people’ with misinformation

Joe Biden says social media platforms ‘killing people’ with misinformation

INTERNATIONAL, Media, PRESIDENT, Social Media, USA
President Joe Biden said today social media companies are "killing people" by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about Covid-19 vaccines. Facebook (file photo). Source: istock.com Biden's comments came a day after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health, and as US officials advised that deaths and serious illness from the virus are almost entirely preventable because of the vaccines. Biden, asked if he had a message for platforms like Facebook where false or misleading information about the coronavirus vaccines has spread, told reporters: "They're killing people." "The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated," he said. Yesterday, Murthy said misinformation about Covid-19, deemed an "in...
UK PM warns social media sites face fines if they don’t remove racist contents

UK PM warns social media sites face fines if they don’t remove racist contents

ENGLAND, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, PRIME MINISTER, Social Media
Boris Johnson is talking tough against racism. The UK Prime minister condemned the racist abuse against England's football players following their Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy. "[The England footballers] really do represent the best of our country. And I repeat, that I utterly condemn and abhor the racist outpourings that we saw on Sunday night. And so what we are doing is today taking practical steps to ensure that the football banning order regime is changed so that if you are guilty, Mr Speaker, of racist abuse online of footballers then you will not be going to the match", Johnson said. While speaking in the UK Houses of Parliament, Johnson adds that social media networks will be fined if they fail to remove racist content from their various platforms. "Last night I me...
Julius Malema’s Twitter account suspended. What now?

Julius Malema’s Twitter account suspended. What now?

AFRICA, POLITICS, Social Media, South Africa
Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema’s Twitter account was suspended after the social media network found he had violated its rules on Tuesday. Malema has tweeted continuously about the riots and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. He recently wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa, seeking clarity on the deployment of the SA National Defence Force. He questioned the SANDF's deployment and threatened that EFF supporters would be on the streets if the SANDF was sent out to patrol the streets. “No soldiers on our streets! Otherwise, we are joining. All fighters must be ready… they won't kill us all. We need a political solution to a political problem, not soldiers. #NoToSoldiers,” Malema tweeted on July 12, which he also pinned to the top of his Twitter account. The DA s...
The Danger Of Social Media Distractions In Today’s Internet Age

The Danger Of Social Media Distractions In Today’s Internet Age

Entertainment, INTERNET, Social Media
In today’s internet age, social media plays many important roles in our daily lives but when we allow it to distract us, it poses many risks to almost every aspect of our life. The dark side of social media is its addictive nature. As social media is becoming more popular, users all over the world, irrespective of age, sex, status, profession or nationality spend a large amount of their time on social media, chatting, updating status, exchanging pictures, sharing trending news and videos etc. There is no doubt that social media has become part of our daily lives. As long as we have a smartphone, social media accounts or we belong to any social media platform, we may experience low level of productivity in school, place of work or personal projects because our easy accessibility ...
Use Social Media and Digital Channels to enhance Customer Experience this lockdown-

Use Social Media and Digital Channels to enhance Customer Experience this lockdown-

Business, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, MTN, Social Media, South Africa, UGANDA
– Dorcas Muhwezi, MTN General Manager Customer Experience We are back to lockdown and just like we saw in the first wave, businesses are now operating online.  One thing covid has taught us, is that the internet is no longer a nice to have or a luxury. The Internet is a necessity. The internet is the place where customers window shop, purchase and air out views on products and services offered by companies. Make sure you have online presence. Dorcas Muhwezi, MTN General Manager Customer Experience  Unlike the earlier days where customers sneakily wrote their views on paper and dropped them into suggestion boxes hoping that no one would recognize their handwriting, today, customers take to social media to publicly appreciate and also vent their frustration. Emergence of t...
Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts

Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts

China, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, LGBT, Social Media
China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content. WeChat sent account holders a notice they violated rules but gave no details, according to the founder of an LGBT group, who asked not to be identified further out of fear of possible official retaliation. She said dozens of accounts were shut down, all at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday. It wasn’t clear whether the step was ordered by Chinese authorities, but it comes as the ruling party tightens political controls and tries to silence groups that might criticize its rule. WeChat’s operator, Tencent Holding Ltd., confirmed it received an email seeking commen...
Former Uganda ICT minister Aggrey Awori is dead.

Former Uganda ICT minister Aggrey Awori is dead.

COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Media, Ministry Of Health, Social Media, UGANDA, World Health Organization
According to Uganda media, the former presidential candidate died on Monday afternoon aged 82. The report of his death was confirmed by Awori's close friend, Peter Oguttu. Oguttu said the former ICT minister passed away at a private hospital in Naalya, Kampala. "He has been sick for about a month and I have been in touch with him until today when his wife, Thelma told me that he has died," Oguttu said according to the Daily Monitor. Awori who was voted the best legislator in the sixth Parliament, lost to  Stephen Mugeni Wasike in the subsequent election. He retired from active politics before President Yoweri Museveni appointed him minister. He was Minister for Information and Communications Technology from February 16, 2009 to May 27, 2011. He attended Nabumali ...
UGANDA: LIST OF PROUD PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT THE “WORLD’ IS THEIRS

UGANDA: LIST OF PROUD PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT THE “WORLD’ IS THEIRS

Entertainment, Social Media, TEENAGERS, UGANDA, Youth
(1) A wife of a police officer. (2) Caretaker of a plot of land. (3) People who put on spectacles. (4) Mobile Money Gals. (5) Secretary to a Boss. (6)Watsap Group Administrator. (7) Mess prefects at schools. (8) Those who issue tissue papers in public toilets. (9) S4/6 leavers taking computer classes. (10) Those who sell covidex. (11) Those who rent apartments on flats (storied buildings) (12) Girls dating WhatsApp Admins (13) Employees of Centenary Bank (14) People that went to king’s College Budo (15) CPA & ACCA students (16) Makerere University girls in 2nd year. (17) Ushers who decide which table is next to pick food at a party (18) Essential workers who have stickers19. Friends to celebs (20) Banyakole with a relative in the...
92 per cent of all LinkedIn users’ data for sale on hacker forum

92 per cent of all LinkedIn users’ data for sale on hacker forum

CRIME, DATA, DIGITAL, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY
LinkedIn denies the sale is the result of a data breach Professional networking website LinkedIn has denied reports of a data breach that allegedly exposed more than 700 million users' personal data. LinkedIn has around 756 million users, the alleged breach covers more than 92 per cent of its userbase. News site Privacy Sharks saw a posting about the sale on RaidForums, a hacker site. 'GOD User' TomLiner published the post, which claimed they were in possession of the full 700 million records. To prove their claims, the post also included a sample of 1 million records. Researchers at Privacy Sharks examined the sample and found they contained many personal details, including full names, gender, phone numbers, email addresses and industry information. The news outlet has ...
Zoom buys Kites, a German real-time machine translation company

Zoom buys Kites, a German real-time machine translation company

Computing, GERMAN, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY, USA, ZOOM
Zoom's going to build a universal translator into your video calling app. Video conferencing outfit Zoom has made a new purchase, picking up German company Zites. The move was announced on the Zoom blog, with Zites bringing its real-time Machine Translation (MT) technology to Zoom's growing presence in a market that has boomed over the last 18 months. Kites was founded in 2015 by members of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology faculty. That's where the Kites (Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions) name comes from, with the company focusing on multi-language translation and breaking down barriers imposed by language. It's easy to see why something like that could get the attention of Zoom, a company that makes its money by putting people into the same virtual room, no matte...
Facebook launches newsletter platform Bulletin

Facebook launches newsletter platform Bulletin

Facebook, Media, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY
Facebook's answer to Substack isn't available for just anyone to sign up... yet. One of the high-profile creators on Facebook's new platform is writer Malcolm Gladwell. Credit: Bulletin/Facebook Facebook is taking on Substack and other newsletter platforms with its own, free tool called Bulletin. Announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook's Live Audio Rooms on Tuesday, Bulletin is a set of publishing and subscription tools aimed at independent writers in the U.S. Bulletin offers each user their own standalone website with a customizable name, logo and color palette, and tools enabling them to embed media into their posts and style them as they please. On the distribution side, the most interesting bit is integration with Facebook Pages, and the fact that the work B...
How Can CBD Candy Change the Life of a Working Professional?

How Can CBD Candy Change the Life of a Working Professional?

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, NORTH KOREA, NORTHERN AFRICA, Social Media, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Cannabidiol products have taken the world by storm, thanks to their different medicinal and therapeutic properties. Working professionals face a lot of stress and anxiety in today's workplaces due to competition and a generally fast-paced way of corporate life. As a result, most such employees feel burnt out after five or six years in the industry. https://pixabay.com/photos/giant-rubber-bear-gummib%C3%A4r-1089612/ However, several companies can help individuals ease their work stress and improve the longevity of their careers. Products from such companies are helping professionals across the US cope with their anxiety and get through their long workdays. One of the most popular hemp-based products on the market is Sunday Scaries CBD candies or gummy bears. Here's everything you...