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Anti-poaching Unit Mourns Officer Killed By Bull Elephant

Anti-poaching Unit Mourns Officer Killed By Bull Elephant

Africa, East Africa, Travel
Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) officials say they are struggling to come to terms with the death of a long-serving officer who was killed by a stray elephant on Friday. Clever Kapandura (51) was trampled to death by the elephant near the Victoria Falls City Council-owned Bonnaise Air bush during a morning patrol. The wife of VFAPU founder Charles Brightman, Teddy Brightman, told VicFallsLive that the organisation and Kapandura’s family were working on burial arrangements. She said:   He was a very good friend of ours and we had been working together for 30 years, so we are very saddened about his passing and my husband is struggling quite a lot with his death. I hope on Monday he will be able to talk as everyone is trying to come to terms with his death right...
Uganda beats Rwanda twice  in their World Cup qualifying games.

Uganda beats Rwanda twice in their World Cup qualifying games.

Africa, East Africa, Sports, Travel, Uganda
Uganda increased their chances of progressing to the next stage of the World Cup qualifiers for Africa after registering a 1-0 win over Rwanda to complete a double on Sunday afternoon. Fahad Bayo scored the only goal of the Group E game with a powerful header in the 22nd minute for the Cranes at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.   The second-placed Cranes took their tally to eight points, two behind leaders Mali. Rwanda are out of contention for a place at the World Cup final qualifying round. Rwanda remain bottom of the group with just one point and cannot make it to the final knock out round even if they win their remaining two games. All teams in the group have played equal four games each. The Cranes completed a double over the Amavubi having defeated them...
BREAKING: Hundreds injured and at least 20 dead after powerful earthquake in Pakistan

BREAKING: Hundreds injured and at least 20 dead after powerful earthquake in Pakistan

Africa, Breaking News, Travel
Around 20 people have been killed after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, government officials said. The quake struck Balochistan at 3am local time and at a depth of around 20km (12 miles), the US Geological Survey said. Many of the victims died when roofs and walls collapsed, Suhail Anwar Hashmi, a senior provincial government official, told Agence France-Presse. A woman and six children were among twenty dead, he said. pakmap “We are receiving information that 20 people have been killed due to the earthquake. Rescue efforts are under way,” provincial interior minister Mir Zia ullah Langau added. Naseer Nasar, the head of Balochistan’s provincial disaster management authority, said that between 15 and 20 people had died, but tha...
Museveni in UAE on a three day working Visit-Dubai Expo

Museveni in UAE on a three day working Visit-Dubai Expo

Africa, LifeStyle, Travel, Uganda
EARLIER: I met and held discussions with Ugandans living in UAE through their respective leaders from the Association of Ugandans living in the United Arab Emirates (AUU). We talked about issues like; Human trafficking especially for our girls and working conditions etc. The money also should be carefully used to engage in productive activities & get additional income. Needless to say, Ugandans in Dubai, etc, should be able to borrow from this fund with low-interest rates for use. It could be to invest there or back home. The government will henceforth put in place a shelter where girls can be kept when they get problems in UAE and the Middle East and also strengthen the laws on the movement of people outside the country to eliminate trafficking. Still, in our meeting,...
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s response to ICIJ Pandora Papers leaks

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s response to ICIJ Pandora Papers leaks

Africa, East Africa, Travel, USA
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta's attention has been drawn to the ongoing media coverage of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) Pandora Papers leaks and would like to make the following intervening response: President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday among several African Heads of State and Government at the inauguration of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali for a second 5-year term. Presidents Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria), Macky Sall (Senegal) and Prime Minister of DR Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde attended the colorful event held at the historic Meskel Square in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. "My attention has been drawn to comments surrounding the Pandora Papers. Whil...
Emirates unlocks more offers in Dubai for its customers during Expo 2020

Emirates unlocks more offers in Dubai for its customers during Expo 2020

Africa, Travel, Uganda
UAE: Complimentary entry to the Dubai Frame and exclusive deals at over 450 locations in Dubai and the UAE, when customers show their Emirates boarding pass Attractive Dubai hotel packages for travellers seeking beach, city, or desert experiences Complimentary PCR tests for Expo 2020 visitors on arrival in Dubai, for those who need it   Dubai, UAE, 3rd October 2021 – Throughout the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates is unlocking even more offers for all its passengers arriving in or stopping over in Dubai. By simply showing their boarding pass, Emirates’ customers can enjoy complimentary access to the Dubai Frame, one of the city’s iconic attractions offering a panoramic view of old and new Dubai. In addition, the Emirates boarding pass enables customers to enjo...
President Museveni in UAE for the Dubai trade Expo

President Museveni in UAE for the Dubai trade Expo

Africa, Breaking News, Travel, Uganda
ABU DHABI: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has this afternoon (Saturday) arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 2020 Dubai trade Expo. The Expo that will run up to 31st March 2022 was officially opened on 1st October 2021 in Dubai. On arrival at Abudhabi International Airport, President Museveni was received by H.E Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al-Nahyan the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of UAE. Others at the Airport to receive the president were; H.E Abdulla Alshamsi the UAE Ambassador to Uganda, The Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Gen. JJ Odongo, The Finance Minister Hon. Matia Kasaijja, Amb. Zaake Kibedi, Amb. Henry Mayega, Amb. Arthur Kafeero and the Chief of Protocol Amb. Charles Ssentongo among others. H.E S...