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UGANDA: 280 Ugandans expected to return from Dubai tomorrow.

UGANDA: 280 Ugandans expected to return from Dubai tomorrow.

AFRICA, UAE, UGANDA
The government has said the first batch of the stranded Ugandans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are scheduled to return home tomorrow. The 280 Ugandans are part of more than 1,000 Ugandans in the UAE who have registered to be repatriated. Mr Zaake Wanume Kibedi, the Ugandan Ambassador in the UAE, said that those returning are majorly business people, those who were on transit, short stay visitors and some workers that have lost their jobs.He said there will be another flight in about three weeks’ time to pick the rest. “I salute the patience exhibited by these stranded nationals here and commend the government for responding positively to the prayer to have them back,” he added.Two weeks ago, the stranded Ugandans in the UAE, in an online interaction with Mr Kibedi, decried th...
Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for Africa and the Middle East.

Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for Africa and the Middle East.

AFRICA, Business, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, MEDIA, UAE, UGANDA
Abbas Husain has been appointed Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Africa, and the Middle East (AME).Courtesy Photo) Along with his new responsibilities as Head of Corporate Finance, AME, Abbas’ will also expand his role as Head of Project & Export FinanceDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020,/ Standard Chartered has announced that Abbas Husain has been appointed Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Africa, and the Middle East (AME).Bringing over nearly 24 years of banking experience, 17 years of which have been with Standard Chartered, Abbas has been leading one of the largest and most successful Project & Export Finance teams in the region, with a proven track record in structuring and executing project finance transactions in the power, water, oil and gas, metals and inf...
Cigna Middle East CEO Extends Role to African Markets

Cigna Middle East CEO Extends Role to African Markets

ASIA, Business, Dubai, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UAE
Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), a global health services company on Monday 11 May 2020 appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, expanding his remit to include all markets across Africa. In addition, Jerome has been appointed as Senior Executive Officer (SEO) and Chairman of the Cigna Insurance Management Services (CIMS) Board in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). He continues to serve as a Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. Jerome has successfully led Cigna’s Middle East business, where he has strengthened the company’s position as an industry leader, achieving growth and stability for Cigna across the region. The expansion of his role will further accelerate Cigna’s growth, creatin...
Coronavirus – Mali: UAE sends medical aid to Mali in fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Mali: UAE sends medical aid to Mali in fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, MALI, UAE
The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing six metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to Mali to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aid will assist approximately 6,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, Yousef Saif Al Ali, UAE Ambassador to Algeria and Non-Resident Ambassador to Mali, said, "Mali is an important partner to the UAE in efforts to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 throughout Africa. Today’s delivery of medical aid to Mali will help protect medical workers who are leading the campaign against the virus’ spread." "The UAE stands with Mali in this difficult moment and is confident that the world can overcome this crisis through cooperation on all fronts," ...
Coronavirus – Niger: UAE sends medical aid to Niger in fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Niger: UAE sends medical aid to Niger in fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, niger, UAE
The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing six metric tons of medical supplies to Niger to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aid will assist approximately 6,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, Amer Al Menhali, Charge d'Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Chad, stated, "Aid to Niger comes as part of the UAE’s efforts to ensure that medical professionals throughout Africa, especially those in the Sahel region, have access to the necessary personal protective equipment to enable their critical work on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19." To date, the UAE has provided more than 467 metric tonnes of aid to over 42 countries, supporting nearly 467,000 medical professionals in the proces...
Coronavirus – Ethiopia: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Ethiopia in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Ethiopia in Fight Against COVID-19

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Ethiopia, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UAE
To date, the UAE has provided more than 455 tonnes of aid to over 41 countries, supporting nearly 455,000 medical professionals in the process On Thursday 7th May 2020, The United Arab Emirates today an aid plane containing medical supplies to Ethiopia to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and assist medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Mohamed Salem Ahmed Al Rashedi, UAE Ambassador to Ethiopia, stated: “For the UAE and world, Ethiopia has served as a symbol of courage in the fight against COVID-19. Our Ethiopian partners have been essential to efforts by the UAE and international organizations to distribute lifesaving aid to neighboring African countries.”“It is our honor to deliver another ...
Coronavirus – Kenya: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Kenya in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Kenya: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Kenya in Fight Against COVID-19

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UAE
The aid will assist thousands of medical professionals as they work to combat the virus On 5th May 2020, The United Arab Emirates sent an aid plane containing medical supplies to Kenya to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aid will assist thousands of medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Khalid Khalifa AlMualla, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, stated: “The UAE is actively engaged in strengthening the fight against COVID-19 throughout Africa. Through today’s delivery of aid, the UAE underscores that it stands with Kenya and its neighbors as they work to combat the virus.” “The UAE leadership affirms that no country is left behind as the world comes together to defeat COVID-...
Coronavius – Zimbabwe: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Zimbabwe in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavius – Zimbabwe: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Zimbabwe in Fight Against COVID-19

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, ZIMBABWE
The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 7.7 metric tons of medical supplies to Zimbabwe to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aid will assist more than 7,700 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Dr. Jassim Mohammed Mubarak Al Qasimi, UAE Ambassador to Zimbabwe, stated: “The UAE is honored to play a part in the tireless efforts of countries working to contain COVID-19. This medical aid will assist healthcare professionals in Zimbabwe with their immediate needs, ensuring they may serve on the front lines while equipped with the necessary protection.” “The UAE considers Zimbabwe a vital pa...
Coronavirus – Botswana: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Botswana in Fight Against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Botswana: UAE Sends Medical Aid to Botswana in Fight Against COVID-19

AFRICA, ASIA, Botswana, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UAE
The aid will assist approximately 5,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 5 metric tons of medical supplies to Botswana to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aid will assist approximately 5,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus. Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to South Africa and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, stated: “Today’s delivery of aid affirms the UAE’s continuous and active engagement in international efforts to fight COVID-19 and comes within the framework of strengthening the medical capabilities of a large number of friendly countries such as Botswana.” His...
Coronavirus – Africa: The United Arab Emirates supports the establishment of a Global Humanitarian Lifeline to Nations most exposed to Covid-19

Coronavirus – Africa: The United Arab Emirates supports the establishment of a Global Humanitarian Lifeline to Nations most exposed to Covid-19

ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UAE
The fleet of three aircraft will operate on rotation between the UAE and key locations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East The United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has launched an international air bridge operation that will provide a lifeline of essential health and humanitarian supplies to nations around the world grappling with the impact of COVID-19. In support of WFP’s role providing critical logistics services for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the global humanitarian community, the UAE will dedicate a fleet of three aircraft to enable the movement of life-saving cargo and personnel where they are needed most until the end of the year. As the COVID-19 pandemic collapses overstretched health syste...