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New Alert to our   Fellow-Citizens living in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria

New Alert to our Fellow-Citizens living in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria

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Our community living in those regions is called to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous posts CANBERRA, Australia, January 7, 2020/ -- The recent fires burning on either side of New South Wales and Victoria are still expected to merge later this week despite relief, especially following yesterday’s rains, from severe weather conditions. As there is a concern over fires burning out of control in both states could form a "mega fire", our community living in those regions is called to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous posts. In case any emergency arise, our fellow-citizens are called to follow the instructions below:  
Okwach earns Sports   Personality Of The Year (SOYA) nomination

Okwach earns Sports Personality Of The Year (SOYA) nomination

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Okwach's year kicked it off with a call up to the National U20 Team in January before earning Simbas and Shujaa call ups later in the year NAIROBI, Kenya, January 7, 2020/ -- Geoffrey Okwach has been nominated in the Most Promising Athlete (Male) category of the 2019 Sports Personality Of The Year  (SOYA) Awards. Okwach's year kicked it off with a call up to the National U20 Team in January before earning Simbas and Shujaa call ups later in the year. The KCB youngster was part of the Kenya U20 (Chipu) squad that lifted the Barthes Cup in April 2019 as they beat defending champions Namibia 21-18 at the KCB Sports Club. His exemplary performance during these two versions of the game saw him get his call up to the senior National Teams: Simbas and S...
Kenya and Guinea Bissau agree to deepen bilateral ties

Kenya and Guinea Bissau agree to deepen bilateral ties

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MOMBASA, Kenya Kenya and Guinea Bissau have agreed to work more closely to deepen their bilateral ties. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, met with Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo.  Also in attendance was Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed. Speaking today at a meeting at State House, Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo said the two countries will enhance their cooperation for the benefit of the citizens of the two nations.  The leaders singled out exchange of students and teachers, collaboration in technical training, trade and security as some of the key areas of focus in bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Guinea Bissau.  President Kenyatta congra...
Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

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PRETORIA, South Africa The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject (excludes MBA and studies that require contact with patients). The following opportunities are available: South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher. Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year). Students are selected through a rigorous application ...
USAID Administrator Mark   Green’s Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization,   the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D

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Administrator Green and the Director-General discussed additional Ebola-preparedness activities WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 6, 2020/ -- The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid increasing security concerns and how to best support the Government of DRC and its partners to control the disease. Administrator Green expressed his condolences to the Director-General for the attacks on WHO staff members on November 27, 2...
E-passport Rush as deadline   looms

E-passport Rush as deadline looms

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The issuance of the e-passport is part of a wider strategy by the regional bloc to boost integration among member states TEL AVIV, Israel, As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the "Daily News" in an exclusive interview yesterday that Tanzanians, both within the country and those abroad, are responding positively in applying for E- passports.  "Many people are turning up applying for the new electronic passports since the old ones are no longer eligible for the application of visas," said Dr Makakala.  ...
Bobi Wine and others   released  from Nagalama cells.

Bobi Wine and others released from Nagalama cells.

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Police last night Monday) released Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, a Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East in Uganda. He was arrested after he planned to hold a consultative meeting at Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Gayaza, Catholic Parish. Police said Bobi Wine was planning an illegal public assembly before they transferred the budding opposition figure to Naggalama police station, about 30km east of the capital. According to the Police Spokesman Fred Enanga" We are aware that the roadmap for the first phase of consultations, by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, an Aspiring Presidential Candidate for the 2021 Presidential Elections, was supposed to commence today, 06/01/2019, from Wakiso district and get extended to the districts of Gulu, Lira, Adjuman, Yumbe, Arua a...
THE GALAMBA─BIREEMBO TREK

THE GALAMBA─BIREEMBO TREK

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Uganda,Galamba: An armed conflict has got four levels: a war; a campaign;an operation; and a battle. All these levels can either be short, like the 6 days war of 1967 between Israel and the Arabs or a protracted one such as the 30 years war between the Protestants and the Roman Catholics in Germany, the 100 years War between England and France, the 1st and 2nd World Wars between Germany and its allies and Britain, Russia, the USA and its allies. President Museveni walks with his followers In the case of Uganda, the second Resistance War started on the 6th of February, 1981 and major battles ended with the capture of Kampala on the 26th of January, 1986.  Within that 5 years’ War, there were four campaigns, a number of operations and many battles. A war means the whole con...
Appointments Committee vets new Ministers

Appointments Committee vets new Ministers

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The Appointments Committee of Parliament has vetted the nine new ministers nominated by the President during a Cabinet reshuffle in December 2019. Hon Nabbanja, State for Health.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Constitution provides that Cabinet and other or state ministers shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament from among Members of Parliament or persons qualified to be elected Members of Parliament. Hon Hamson Obua for Sports.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, chaired the Committee on Appointments sitting on Friday 3 January 2020, the first meeting of any committee of the House or plenary in the new year. Hellen Adoa-State Minister for fisheries. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Although ...
‘Besigye Nayingira’ star freed

‘Besigye Nayingira’ star freed

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Singer Adam Mulwana out without charge Singer Adam Mulwana of the ‘ Tokwa Kwa Bara Bara ’ fame has been released from Katwe Police Station following his arbitrary arrest in a city resort in Ndejje on Wednesday night while performing the renowned song. Reports indicate police had earlier cautioned event promoter Haruna Mubiru against a stage appearance for the controversial singer. Mulwana was on Thursday released from Katwe Police Station without charge. It followed protests outside the police station from Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters led by Women League leader Ingrid Turinawe demanding the immediate release of the singer. The singer who released the popular hit song that showered praise on Dr. Kizza Besigye catapulting a trademark slogan for the then lea...
Museveni’s Outgoing Principle Private Secretary (PPS) Molly Kamukama  hands over Office  to Dr Omona

Museveni’s Outgoing Principle Private Secretary (PPS) Molly Kamukama hands over Office to Dr Omona

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The new principal Private secretary to the president ,Dr Kenneth omona olusegun,has called on staff of state House to work diligently and Maintain at all times the positive image of the country by fulfilling all their tasks."I have come to work with You individually ,departmentally and institutionally.let us build our strength towards working for the development of Uganda" he said . Dr Omona with the State House Staff.Courtesy Photo Dr Omona was speaking during the hand over ceremony of the office of the PPS from the outgoing PPS Molly kamukama who has been appointed Minister of state for Economic Monitoring .
Court appoints Ruth Sebatindira new UTL administrator

Court appoints Ruth Sebatindira new UTL administrator

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The High court in Kampala has appointed Ruth Sebatindira, the former president of the Uganda Law Society as the new administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Sebatindira will replace Nelson Bemanya whose contract expired in November 2019.  The decision follows an application filed on December 17, 2019, by the Uganda Contribution Employees Contributory Pension Scheme (UCECPS) through their lawyers led by Johnson Kwesigabo. They sought orders compelling Bemanya to be removed from office and replaced with a one Nicholas Mwasame or such other eligible insolvency practitioner.  The applicants faulted Bemanya for failing to collect the outstanding amounts due to UTL from the government and its departments in terms of the deed of administration and failure to find an investo...
Show your value, Ntagali tells the youth

Show your value, Ntagali tells the youth

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Mpigi-Uganda The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali, has urged the youth to set their priorities right if they are to be more valuable. This was during closure of the four-day Annual All Saints’ Cathedral Kampala Youth Camp in Muduuma, Mpigi district. “Avoid things you don’t understand; they come with many empty promises. Our children are being trafficked to Middle East and homosexuality is on the increase,” said Ntagali. “All these are targeting you, the youth. Set your priorities high and you will reach there.” He commended the organizers for bringing together the youth and teaching them manners. “When you are here, you can’t go wrong neither be misled because you have gathered as brothers and sisters to learn the truth from one another,” the Arc...
SRSG Ibn Chambas   Commends the Successful Conduct of the Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau   and Urges Party Supporters to Continue to Show Maturity

SRSG Ibn Chambas Commends the Successful Conduct of the Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau and Urges Party Supporters to Continue to Show Maturity

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The Special Representative congratulates the Electoral Commission for the exemplary conduct of the electoral process DAKAR, Senegal, January 2, 2020/ -- Following a three-day visit to Guinea Bissau conducted from 28 to 31 December, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the announcement by the Electoral Commission of the results of the presidential election. He applauds the people of Guinea Bissau for the successful conduct of the polls and the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed throughout the electoral process. The Special Representative commends the two candidates for their magnanimity and grace in accepting the results, and urges all pa...

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

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The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of World Food Programme (WFP) and other agencies to the limit ROME, Italy, January 2, 2020/ -- Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months. The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit. Ramping up the humanitarian response will again require the generous support of don...
National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver issues a  Statement Regarding the Passing of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern

National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver issues a Statement Regarding the Passing of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern

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Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals – preparation, attention to detail, and hard work NEW YORK, United States of America, Commissioner Emeritus David Stern passed away this afternoon as a result of the brain hemorrhage he suffered approximately three weeks ago. His wife, Dianne, and their family were with him at his bedside. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement: “For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action. He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the ...

President commends Ntungamo Christians for unity

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President commends Ntungamo Christians for unity President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the people of Ntungamo District in South Western Uganda for being united despite having different religious affiliations and also for now waking up the fight against household poverty through practicing commercial farming. “I congratulate the people of Ntungamo for being together despite various differences and for starting to come up in the fight against poverty,” he said. The President made the remarks today at the Sacred Heart Ntungamo Catholic Church in Ntungamo Municipality where he and the First Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni joined many Christians to celebrate Mass to thank God for entering the New Year 2020. Mr. Museveni also commended the people of the area for building a magnificent Chur...
A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls

A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls

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A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 PARIS, France: - The experiences of a five-year-old child separated from her parents and forced to make a new life were the inspiration for the Malaika school and community centre, which uses education and sustainable development to turn around the lives of girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The school is run by the Georges Malaika Foundation, which was nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2018 for its Creating Agents of...