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MTN Kampala marathon: Bududa landslide survivors, refugees enjoy a decade of safe water

MTN Kampala marathon: Bududa landslide survivors, refugees enjoy a decade of safe water

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Prior to 2010, it was survival for the fittest to access water from a borehole in Kiryandongo district where over 2000 people relied on only 2 functional boreholes. Runners in action Kiryandongo district which houses survivors of the Bududa landslides in Mbale is also the host community for
 refugees in the refugee resettlement camp. As Julius Weleka, the chairman LC 1, Panyadoli A village as well as chairman of the Bududa community narrates, the water situation was so bad that it led to fights between themselves and refugees. A section of the 10KM race participants prepare for flag off “The relationship between us and the refugees was very bad because people were fighting for water. Sanitation was also very bad because people did not have water. The number of people gettin...
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening bade farewell to his Tanzanian counterpart Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi City County.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening bade farewell to his Tanzanian counterpart Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi City County.

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President Suluhu is returning home after a successful two-day maiden State Visit to Kenya during which she held talks with President Kenyatta, attended a Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum and addressed a joint session of Parliament among other official engagements.
The last from South African President H.E

The last from South African President H.E

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Cyril Ramaphosa Dear Fellow South African, We live in a country where not just journalists but any member of the public is able to freely articulate their views, their opinions and indeed their dissatisfaction without fear of retribution. As we conclude Freedom Month, we recall how far we have come from the days where social protest by artists attracted banning orders, and critical reporting by journalists risked imprisonment or the closure of publications. Last week, the organisation Reporters without Borders published the 2021 World Press Freedom Index, a barometer of the state of media freedom across the globe.Overall, it was found that there has been a decline in public access to information and an increase in obstacles to news coverage in a number of countries.  The report said th...
South African Parliament to resume this week

South African Parliament to resume this week

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Parliament, Sunday 2 May 2021 – Members of Parliament return from their constituency period this week to a demanding round of committee and House activities featuring a range of key public interest issues, including the national Budget.On Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is scheduled to hold a Budget and Fiscal Oversight Workshop themed: "Accountability in Public Expenditure through Effective Parliamentary Oversight", at which Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni will deliver the keynote address. For the full workshop programme and resource documents related to it, please click https://www.parliament.gov.za/project-event-details/1579On Thursday, from 14.00, the NCOP is scheduled to have a Ministerial Briefing of Transport on: "Mitigating the Impact of the COV...