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President Kenyatta mourns Mama Dorcas Ntimama

President Kenyatta mourns Mama Dorcas Ntimama

AFRICA, KENYA, Twitter, WORLD, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 26th June 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Mama Dorcas Pedelai Ntimama who passed on last night at a Nairobi hospital. Mama Dorcas was wife to the late Cabinet Minister William Ole Ntimama. In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta described the late Mama Dorcas Ntimama as a gracious woman who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of the society. The President said Mama Dorcas always built strong bonds of friendship, which ensured harmony and peace in her community. "It is heart-breaking that we've lost Mama Dorcas. As a nation, we are grateful for her many years of service to Kenya especially in Narok where, with her late husband the Hon Ole Ntimama, they offered leaders...
“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, East African Business Council, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, POLITICS, SOUTH KOREA, South Sudan, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Former Vice President Edward Sekandi has handed over Office to the new Vice President Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. At a function that was held on Wednesday morning at the Office Of the Prime Minister, was witnessed by the new Premier Rt Hon.Robinah Nabbanja. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi hands over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. "Let me wish you good luck as the second female Vice President in the history of Uganda.Please always feel at home. "i will always be available whenever you need my advise"Sekandi told the former Minister of you and later Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi after handing over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica ...
Dr Rugunda hands Over Office to Rt.Hon Nabbanja

Dr Rugunda hands Over Office to Rt.Hon Nabbanja

AFRICA, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, KAMPALA, Ministry Of Finance,planning and Economic Development, Office Of the Prime Minister, Twitter, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda: Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda,Uganda’s  Prime Minister Emeritus has officially handed over  Office to new  Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja. Rt. Hon.Dr Ruhakana Rugunda hands over instruments of Power to the new Prime Minister Rt Hon. Robinah Nabbanja.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The function took place in the morning of Tuesday athe Office Of the Prime Minister. Dr Rugunda who is now the Special Envoy for Special Duties in the Office of the President said, New Prime Minister Prime Minister Rt Hon. Robinah Nabbanja hands instruments of Power to the acting Permanent Secretary Mr Dombo after receiving them from Rt. Hon.Dr Ruhakana Rugunda .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “I congratulate Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja the incoming Prime Minister of...
President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

AFRICA, BELGIUM, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Nairobi, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
BRUSSELS, Belgium, 21st June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday afternoon received by King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels at the start of his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi and Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) on arrival in Brussels, Belgium aboard a Kenya Airways aircraft.  The President, who is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Betty Maina (Trade) and Aden Mohammed (EAC), held private talks with King Philippe. During the two-day visit, the President is scheduled to meet the President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss Kenya-EU relations and address a...
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...
New directives of Uganda’s lockdown effected by President Yoweri Museveni  during his National address.

New directives of Uganda’s lockdown effected by President Yoweri Museveni during his National address.

GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TRADE, Transport, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Starting today 18.06.2021, 22:00 hours today, directives are revised and updated  1. Public and private vehicles & bodaboda suspended for 42 days. Will only move to transport patients with permission from LCI, RDC or Health Work. 2. Boda boda can carry merchandise/ cargo. 3. Curfew from 19:00 hours (7pm) - 05:30hours (5:30am) 4. Bodaboda allowed to move up to 5:00pm but only to carry cargo and patients 5. Ministry of Local Govt and Ministry of Finace to support regional, and District Task Forces. 6. Entebbe International Airport to remain open. 7. Cargo vehicles allowed to move - will only be tested. They should not pack in trading centres. Shld park in seclusion centres. 8. Food market venders to camp in their places of work/markets (residen...
India police summon Twitter chief for video on Hindu men attacking a Muslim

India police summon Twitter chief for video on Hindu men attacking a Muslim

HINDU, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INDIA, INTERNATIONAL, ISLAM, POLITICS, Religion, Social Media, Twitter, USA
The video causing the furore shows Hindu men forcibly shaving the beard of an elderly Muslim man, with India claiming Twitter should remove it to prevent incitement of communal hate. Police in India have summoned Twitter's top official in the country to answer allegations that the US firm failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly incited "hate and enmity" between Hindu and Muslim communities. An official police notice, seen by Reuters, showed a case had been registered in Ghaziabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state over a video of a few men, apparently Hindu, beating an elderly man believed to be a Muslim and cutting his beard. The police report names Twitter Inc, its local unit and seven others for their alleged roles in disseminating a video that was deemed insultin...
President Kenyatta mourns former Zambian President Kaunda

President Kenyatta mourns former Zambian President Kaunda

AFRICA, POLITICS, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD, WORLD RECORD, Zambia
NAIROBI, 18th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to President Edgar Lungu, the Government and the people of Zambia following the death of former President Kenneth Kaunda who passed away yesterday aged 97. “On behalf of the Government and the People of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and People of Zambia on the demise of former President Kenneth Kaunda,” President Kenyatta said in his message of consolation. President Kenyatta eulogized the late founding father of the Zambian nation as an outstanding statesman and a Pan-Africanist who played a key role in the African continent’s liberation struggle. “Former President Kaunda was a great leader, full of wisdom who remained...
We’re excited and ready for WRC Safari Rally, President Kenyatta says

We’re excited and ready for WRC Safari Rally, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, Formula 1, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Motorsport, Sports, Twitter, UGANDA
NAIROBI, 17th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is adequately prepared to welcome back the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally which kicks off in a week's time. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the handover ceremony of World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally at State House, Nairobi. At the same time, the President urged Kenyan motorsport enthusiasts who will be attending the four-day Safari Rally to be careful, saying it had taken the country years of negotiations and preparations to bring back the WRC event after an 18-year absence. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the handover ceremony of World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally at State House, Nairobi. "It was 2010 when we started trying to work with WRC to ask them to get back. There w...
Update: Beyond Zero’s efforts against fistula receives Kshs 1.3 million boost from Slovak Republic

Update: Beyond Zero’s efforts against fistula receives Kshs 1.3 million boost from Slovak Republic

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
NAIROBI, 16th June 2021 (PSCU) – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero initiative has received a Kshs 1.3 million grant from the Slovak Government to boost its campaign against fistula. The Kshs 1.3 million grant, channelled to Beyond Zero through the Slovak Aid, was signed on Wednesday at the Slovak Embassy in Nairobi by Ambassador František Dlhopolček and Beyond Zero Coordinator Angella Langat. The grant is part of ongoing support the Slovak Government has been giving Kenya's health sector. Previously, the Slovak Government supported cardiac surgeries on 10 children with complex congenital heart diseases, performed by Slovak doctors in partnership with their counterparts at Mater Hospital in Nairobi in March 2019, an event that was witnessed by First Lady Margaret ...
Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo  bounces back as Vice President

Uganda-Former Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo bounces back as Vice President

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Burundi, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Finance,planning and Economic Development, Ministry Of Health, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, South African Parliament, Sports, Twitter, UGANDA
I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to   the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below: 1.         H.E. the Vice President                      ─         HON. JESSICA ALUPO;                              &nb...
Nigeria Suspends Twitter After It Deleted A Tweet By The President

Nigeria Suspends Twitter After It Deleted A Tweet By The President

AFRICA, DIPLOMACY, Nigeria, PAN AFRICA, Social Media, Twitter, West Africa
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's government said Friday it was suspending Twitter indefinitely in Africa's most populous nation, a day after the company deleted a controversial tweet President Muhammadu Buhari made about a secessionist movement. It was not immediately clear when the suspension would go into effect as users could still access Twitter late Friday, and many said they would simply use VPNs to maintain access to the platform. Others mocked the government for using the platform to announce the action. "You're using Twitter to suspend Twitter? Are you not mad?" one user tweeted in response. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said Friday that government officials took the step because the platform was being used "for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria's c...
Kampala Lord Mayor,Councillors take oath

Kampala Lord Mayor,Councillors take oath

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, Media, POLITICS, Twitter, UGANDA, World Bank
Erias Lukwago, a 51 year old lawyer on Wednesday led a team of new leaders (Councillors) for the swearing in Ceremony at a function presided over by Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Mariam Akello Ayo at City Hall. Kampala Lord Mayor Salongo Erias Lukwago (L) listens to KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy. Lukwago who was being flanked by his wife Nalongo and children took oath to lead the city for another term of five years until 2026. He was later handed the instruments of power to conduct business at City Hall. Lukwago who was first elected as Kampala Lord Mayor in 2011 has had a troubled time, especially during his first term in office. In November 2013, KCCA councilors voted him out of office after a tribunal headed by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire found him ...
How MTN refurbished Kamukira health centre IV came to the rescue during lockdown

How MTN refurbished Kamukira health centre IV came to the rescue during lockdown

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UGANDA, UN Women, WORLD
It’s been over a year since the emergence of covid-19 in Uganda which tested the fortitude of many of the country’s structures, the health sector the most. Around the steep slopes and hills of Kabale district, news of the virus outbreak broke at Kabale regional referral hospital. According to ministry of health, Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is a 280 bed hospital located in Kabale Municipality in Southwestern Uganda, approximately 426 Kilometers from Kampala. The hospital serves a population of about 2 million people in the districts of Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri, Kanungu and some parts of Ntungamo as well as people from neighboring countries of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. But for two weeks, the very important and strategic referral hospital was closed ...
A ‘shot’ at ending the pandemic

A ‘shot’ at ending the pandemic

AFRICA, Banking World, dfcu Bank, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD, Youth
With COVID-19 Vaccination opening up for everyone above the age 18 years, many companies are taking the initiative to vaccinate their employees and family members. In a recent drive to ensure that as many of  it’s employees respond to the national call for vaccination, dfcu Bank, in partnership with Ministry of Health and KCCA organised a two-day COVID-19 vaccination camp, for its staff in Kampala,  under the company’s COVID-19 care initiative. dfcu employees during vaccination The exercise held at its head office saw a total of 311 people get vaccinated. The bank has continued to rally its employees stationed upcountry to get vaccinated at the government gazetted centres. As part of its efforts to manage the COVID 19 situation, the company set-up a 24/7 helpline and group level tas...
The latest  from  South African President

The latest from South African President

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLITICS, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Dear Fellow South African, Last week media around the world carried heart-rending images of a young boy adrift off the coast of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. He was clinging to a makeshift buoy made of plastic bottles and desperately trying to make it to shore. Over the years we have become accustomed to seeing images of African men, women and children crammed into boats and makeshift rafts trying to reach Europe. According to relief organisations more than 20,000 people have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2014. As we observe Africa Day tomorrow, these tragic stories remind us of the huge task we have to build a better life for all the people of Africa. While we celebrate the progress we have made towards building a peaceful and prosperous contine...
CUSTOMERS WELCOME MTN’S NEW MOMO WITHDRAWAL RATES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

CUSTOMERS WELCOME MTN’S NEW MOMO WITHDRAWAL RATES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

AFRICA, Business, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD, Zambia
Two weeks ago, MTN Uganda cut MoMo withdrawal rates in a move that is aimed at bolstering financial inclusion across the country and to further enhance the benefits customers get when they choose MTN MoMo. Stephen Mutana the General Manager of Mobile Financial Services at MTN Uganda MTN also added new benefits to be enjoyed at every transaction with courtesy of the Senkyu program, the brands loyalty platform for its customers.   What this means is that customers earn Senkyu points for every withdrawal, sending or payment transaction they undertake using MoMo. The Senkyu points can then be redeemed as free airtime, SMS, MBs or for paying of goods and services through MoMoPay at merchant locations countrywide. With the reduced rates, customers will not only pay less for withdr...
Swearing of the new MPs of the 11th Parliament day2 completed.

Swearing of the new MPs of the 11th Parliament day2 completed.

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, Twitter, UGANDA
The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga takes oath for the 11th Parliament. The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga takes oath for the 11th Parliament. Former Commissioner at @URAuganda Kateshumba,has taken his oath and will now represent Sheema Municipality as the #11thParliamentStarts. Busiro East MP now of the @NUP_Ug has taken his oath. #11thParliamentStarts Hon Kibalya and his family arrive for the function. Hon Francis Mwijukye with his family arrive for the function. Hon Dr Keefa arrives for the function. New Mawokota North MP, Hon Hillary Innocent Kiyaga aka @DrHilderUGhas taken oath of allegiance and that of MP. #11thParliamentStarts New Mawokota North MP, Hon Hillary Innocent Kiyaga aka @DrHilderUGhas taken oath of ...
Swearing in Ceremony of the Ugandan 11th Parliament-First day-131 members  done.

Swearing in Ceremony of the Ugandan 11th Parliament-First day-131 members done.

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Parliament, POLITICS, South African Parliament, Twitter, UGANDA
The 11th Parliament of Uganda commences today, Monday 17 May 2021, with the swearing-in of new Members. This is the 11th Parliament of Uganda since the country attained independence in October 1962. Today, about 150 Members-elect are scheduled to swear-in or take the oath of allegiance and the oath of Member of Parliament. The oath of allegiance and the oath of Member of Parliament are provided for in Article 81 (4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Article 81(4) of the Constitution says: Every person elected to Parliament shall take and subscribe the oath of allegiance and the oath of member of Parliament specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Constitution. Bukedea Woman District representative Among Anita Annet escorted by FUFA boss Engineer Moses Magogo. ...
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