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Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

Emirates Skywards launches exclusive double Tier Miles offer for members

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out an exclusive offer to help members fast-track to a higher tier status. Members can automatically earn double Tier Miles on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked from 1 April until 30 June, for travel between 1 April and 31 December 2021. To be eligible for the promotion, customers need to simply be existing Emirates Skywards members, or join as a new member before 30 June 2021. Members can now move up tiers faster and unlock an extensive range of benefits and rewards. The offer applies to any ticket, regardless of fare type, purchased on Emirates or flydubai during the offer period - helping members quickly earn sufficient Tier Miles to bump up one tier status higher. For example, an E...
Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

Emirates reaffirms care for its customers with latest policy updates

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Emirates has announced the latest updates to its already generous booking policies, offering customers even more confidence and flexibility to make their travel plans. Customers holding tickets issued before 30 September 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can now rebook to travel anytime within 36 months, an extension of 12 months from the previous policy. Those holding tickets issued after 01 October 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021, can utilise their tickets anytime within 24 months. Fees for reissuing any ticket will be waived, and vouchers or unused portions of Emirates tickets may be refunded without penalty. Customers who hold tickets issued directly by Emirates, whether via emirates.com or the airline’s retail and contact centres, do not have to contact Emi...
Agricultural Stewards Recognized & Celebrated during the Best Farmers Awards

Agricultural Stewards Recognized & Celebrated during the Best Farmers Awards

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For the sixth time running, dfcu Bank in partnership with Vision Group, the Netherlands Embassy, KLM Airlines and Koudjis Nutrition B.V have rewarded farmers across the country in an initiative dubbed ‘Best Farmer’s Competition’. The annual competition seeks to celebrate farmers, showcase how farming is contributing to the economic development of the country and rally the public to embrace commercial farming. Overall Winners Mathias Katamba, dfcu Bank’s CEO, commended the 13 farmers that emerged victorious and urged other farmers to embrace modern farming as Uganda’s future lies therein. “Uganda currently supplies, to the UAE and other European markets, tons of fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers, honey etc. With the best climate and environment to support agr...
Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

Explore the best of Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a complimentary hotel

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Fly safe and stress-free with Emirates to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city Uganda, 21 March 2021 Passengers travelling to Dubai via Emirates can now enjoy special fare and an additional piece of baggage from 24 March to 30 June 2021*. And when you fly First Class or Business Class, you also get a night’s stay at JW Marriott Marquis for free. With flexible booking options and free multi-risk travel insurance with COVID-19 cover, Emirates continues to offer stellar and safe travel experiences to Dubai. Morning-view-of-dubai-water-canal-e810x270 Travellers who book return First Class and Business Class tickets to Dubai from 21 March to 7 April 2021 for travel between 24 March and 30 June 2021 are eligible for a complimentary one-night stay at the JW Marriot Marquis. As one of th...
Emirates SkyCargo marks one year of passenger freighter operations

Emirates SkyCargo marks one year of passenger freighter operations

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Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2021- On Monday, 16 March 2020, Emirates flight EK 2503 took off from Dubai to Kuwait. Although operated on a Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft, EK 2503 carried no passengers but about 34 tonnes of bellyhold cargo that was urgently required in Kuwait. It was the first time in the history of its operations that Emirates had operated a cargo only flight on a passenger aircraft. Coming just four days after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), EK 2503 would be the first of more than 27,800 cargo flights to be operated by Emirates SkyCargo in the year that followed as the cargo carrier worked ceaselessly to keep communities across the world connected to the essential medical and food supplies they needed during the pandemic. ...
Emirates boosts services to Maldives and Seychelles ahead of Easter Break

Emirates boosts services to Maldives and Seychelles ahead of Easter Break

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Dubai, UAE: 09 March 2021 – Emirates has announced it will increase services to popular holiday destinations, Maldives and Seychelles, ahead of the Easter break. Starting 28 March, the airline will offer customers 28 weekly flights to Male, and seven weekly flights to Mahe. The added services will meet market demand and offer customers greater flexibility, choice and connectivity while planning their travels this Easter holiday. Fly better with Emirates to Maldives Emirates currently offers customers 24 weekly flights to the Maldives, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Starting from 28 March until 18 April, the airline will ramp up services to 28 flights a week – offering customers enhanced connectivity to the popular Indian Ocean destination, via Dubai. Tickets can be booked...
One printer for fast, high-definition CAD and poster production – the new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

One printer for fast, high-definition CAD and poster production – the new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 3, 2021/ -- Taking CAD, GIS and poster printing to a new level of productivity, Canon Europe (www.Canon-europe.com) today updates its successful imagePROGRAF TX Series of large format printers with five new models: the 24-inch TX-2100, 36-inch TX-3100 and 44-inch TX-4100, plus the multifunctional TX-3100 MFP Z36 and TX-4100 MFP Z36. These new high-speed, high-capacity, multipurpose devices deliver unrivalled print quality, enhanced media handling and advanced security with a familiar workflow, ideal for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) businesses, retail stores and in-house print departments. PROGRAF TX Series for high-speed, high-capacity and unrivalled print quality A new level of productivityWhether for vibrant, high-quality post...
Joint Statement by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission

Joint Statement by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission

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1. At the invitation of H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, the ninth General Cooperation Meeting was held between the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission on February 1, 2021 at the headquarters of the League of Arab States’ General Secretariat in Cairo, under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit and H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mohamed, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, with the participation of senior officials from both sides. 2. Aboul Gheit and Faki reviewed all aspects of cooperation between the Arab League and the African Union in various fields and sectors of common interest, and they agreed on the importance of continuing to strengthen and develop this partnership to serve the strategic common goals of the tw...
Emirates Skywards offers members more flexibility and assurance until 2022

Emirates Skywards offers members more flexibility and assurance until 2022

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Dubai, UAE: Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out new measures to offer its members more support, flexibility, and choice – allowing members to retain elite tier status until 2022. The loyalty programme is one of the first in the world, and first in the region, to offer its members a generous extension on all tier status reviews scheduled for 2021, by an additional 12 months. With travel restrictions still in place due to COVID-19, Emirates Skywards continues to pioneer new ways to offer its members greater reassurance during this time.   Extending tier status Emirates Skywards Silver and Gold members with a tier review date prior to 31 December 2021, will have their current tier status extended by an additional 12 m...
World’s GDP, GDP YoY, GDP QoQ, Interest rates, inflation rates, jobless rates, Gov. Budgets, Debt/GDP, Current Account and Population.

World’s GDP, GDP YoY, GDP QoQ, Interest rates, inflation rates, jobless rates, Gov. Budgets, Debt/GDP, Current Account and Population.

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CountryGDPGDP YoYGDP QoQInterest rateInflation rateJobless rateGov. BudgetDebt/GDPCurrent AccountPopulationUnited States21428-2.50%4.00%0.25%1.40%6.70%-4.60%106.90%-2.30329.13China143436.50%2.60%3.85%0.20%5.20%-2.80%52.60%1.001400.05Euro Area13336-4.30%12.50%0.00%-0.30%8.30%-0.60%77.60%2.30341.90Japan5082-5.80%5.30%-0.10%-1.20%2.90%-3.80%236.60%3.60126.01Germany3846-3.90%0.10%0.00%1.00%4.60%-4.80%59.80%7.1083.20India2875-7.50%21.90%4.00%4.59%6.50%-4.59%69.62%-0.901312.24United Kingdom2827-8.60%16.00%0.10%0.60%5.00%-1.80%80.70%-3.8066.65France2716-5.00%-1.30%0.00%0.00%9.00%-3.00%98.10%-0.7066.98Italy2001-5.00%15.90%0.00%-0.20%8.90%-1.60%134.80%3.0060.36Brazil1840-3.90%7.70%2.00%4.52%14.10%-5.90%75.79%-2.70210.15Canada1736-5.20%8.90%0.25%0.70%8.80%-1.50%88.60%-2.1037.78Russia1700-3.40%1.50%...
Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2021: The Emirates Group on January 18th, rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The inoculation drive began yester morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and other operationally focused roles. The airline, along with dnata, are among the first transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Over the course of the pandemic, Emirates and dnata have implemented multiple layers of safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities served...
SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, Twitter, UAE, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, USA, WORLD
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - Kampala, Uganda: MTN STATEMENT. MTN Uganda informs its esteemed customers and other stakeholders that National Telecommunication Operators in the country, have received a directive from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to immediately suspend access and use, direct or otherwise of all social media platforms and online messaging applications over the network until further notice. MTN Uganda has, in compliance with its National Telecommunications Operator License and in accordance with MTN’s group-wide Digital Human Rights due diligence framework implemented the directive. MTN Uganda will continue engaging with the relevant stakeholders to limit the scope and duration of the service disruption.
Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

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Dubai, UAE, Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand-new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions and introduce new offerings and enhancements. True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience.” The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’...
Print, scan and copy effortlessly with the Canon PIXMA TS3440, a compact and easy-to-use entry-level printer

Print, scan and copy effortlessly with the Canon PIXMA TS3440, a compact and easy-to-use entry-level printer

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Capable of managing everyday printing needs, this three-in-one, multifunction printer offers easy-to-use features DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2020/ -- Canon Central and North Africa (Canon-CNA.com) today announces the PIXMA TS3440, the latest in Canon’s PIXMA TS range of entry-level inkjet printers. Capable of managing everyday printing needs, this three-in-one, multifunction printer offers easy-to-use features, including four-colour FINE cartridges for straightforward replacement and simple set up with one-touch wireless connectivity to maximise productivity. The improved Web Setup Guide offers easy to understand videos and imagery, for step-by-step instructions to get started; while the one-touch Wireless Connect button instantly links the printe...
Emirates earns five-star rating from its customers

Emirates earns five-star rating from its customers

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Dubai, UAE, 22 December 2020 – Emirates has received the APEX 2021 Five Star Global Official Airline RatingTM, based on feedback from passengers that was independently collected by APEX via its partnership with TripIt, and validated and certified by an external auditor to ensure that all ratings were made by genuine travellers who had flown on the airline they were reviewing. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from our customers. It reflects all of our efforts to provide our customers with a safe and enjoyable flight experience. He added: “In the past months, Emirates has constantly reviewed and proactively adapted our products and services to comply with regulatory protocols, and we’ve also kept our eye on innovat...
Emirates wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at Aviation Business Awards

Emirates wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at Aviation Business Awards

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Sir Tim Clark also honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award DUBAI, UAE: Emirates has taken home Airline of the Year 2020 at the Aviation Business Awards. The airline was recognised for its resilience, agility and innovation in the face of the global pandemic, often leading the industry in its initiatives to boost traveller confidence and comfort. Emirates was also hailed for its customer-centric approach, optimising the utilisation of its fleet to generate revenue, striking a balance between business imperatives with new health and safety protocols, while maintaining its industry-leading passenger experience. Sir Tim Clark was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony, which recognised his contributions to the aviation industry over the course of his c...
Refinitiv & Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 2020 Report: Global Islamic Finance Assets Expected to Hit $ 3.69 trillion in 2024

Refinitiv & Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) 2020 Report: Global Islamic Finance Assets Expected to Hit $ 3.69 trillion in 2024

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  Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry since the global financial crisis DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2020/ -- Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia ranked as the top five developed countries globally in Islamic Finance; Indonesia jumped to second place in IFDI ranking backed by government knowledge initiatives; Islamic finance assets increased 14 percent to US$ 2.88 trillion in 2019, the highest recorded growth for the industry since the global financial crisis. Global Islamic Finance assets are forecast to reach USD 3.69 trillion by 2024, according to the 2020 Islamic Finance Development Report (https://bit.ly/3ncwmXy) released today by Refinitiv and the Islamic C...
Bahrain Customs Wins Prestigious Best Government System Award

Bahrain Customs Wins Prestigious Best Government System Award

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA
The award is testament to Sheikh Ahmad Al Khalifa’s commitment to innovation and strategic long-term vision of Bahrain Customs becoming a global logistics hub DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2020/ -- Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) is honored to congratulate Sheikh Ahmad Al Khalifa, the President of Bahrain Customs Affairs, on winning the Best Governmental Development Award for the Economic and Customs Information Governance Initiative to facilitate Trade "OFOQ" in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The award is testament to Sheikh Ahmad Al Khalifa’s commitment to innovation and strategic long-term vision of Bahrain Customs becoming a global logistics hub. The Award Ceremony was hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...
Webb Fontaine Recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to Tech, Customs and Trade with Two Honours at Nigeria Technology Awards 2020

Webb Fontaine Recognised for its Outstanding Contribution to Tech, Customs and Trade with Two Honours at Nigeria Technology Awards 2020

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Both awards were officially presented to Ope Babalola, Managing Director of Webb Fontaine Nigeria DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2020/ -- Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com) was presented with a double header of prestigious titles at this year's Nigerian Technology Awards (NiTA). A leading provider of solutions for Trade Facilitation powered by Artificial Intelligence, Webb Fontaine was one of the event's big winners, landing the two of the most sought-after honours: Most Enterprising Tech Company of the Year and Most Enterprising Tech CEO of the Year. Both awards were officially presented to Ope Babalola, Managing Director of Webb Fontaine Nigeria, with each helping to further cement Webb Fontaine's status as the go-to technology solutions provider fo...