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Prayers for Uganda ahead of the National Elections

Prayers for Uganda ahead of the National Elections

AFRICA, Business, EDUCATION, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, UK, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women
A group of Ugandan women intercessors in Conjunction with wailing mothers have prayed for their Country for Unity and peace ahead of the General Elections due on the 14th January 2020. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivering her remarks during the Ceremony.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Prayers held at Kololo Airstrip on Sunday were coordinated by Mrs Jolly Kaguhangire presided over by the the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority  Ms. Dorothy Kisaka who represented the first lady  and the Minister For Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy( R) with the Coordinator of the event Mrs Kaguhangire Jolly .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy( R) wit...
The UK’s decision to halt funding for new oil & gas projects is ill-founded and counter productive

The UK’s decision to halt funding for new oil & gas projects is ill-founded and counter productive

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, UGANDA, UK
The UK’s decision to halt funding for new oil & gas projects is ill-founded and counter productive The decision follows, among others, opposition to the recently announced support of the UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) for Total’s 12.88 mtpa Mozambique LNG export terminal in Cago Delgado JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 14, 2020/ -- The United Kingdom has recently declared that it will stop support and funding to any new oil, gas and coal projects on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. While this is a setback, we must continue to be unwavering in our commitment to stand up for Africa’s energy sector, its workers, energy poverty and those free-market values that will make our continent attractive to committed energy investors. The decision follows, among others...
Tony Elumelu Foundation will be partnering with the European Union

Tony Elumelu Foundation will be partnering with the European Union

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, London, Tony Elumelu Foundation, UGANDA, UK, West Africa
  Tony Elumelu Foundation will be partnering with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021. Tony Elumelu Founation Founder and Chairman. Through this partnership, we will disburse €20 million in financial and technical support for women-owned businesses, across all 54 African countries, in addition to providing increased access to market linkages, supply chains and venture capital investments. Tony Elumelu Founation Founder and Chairman. This announcement further extends our mission of empowering African entrepreneurs while fostering gender inclusion. Learn more here.
GW12 Captains: Fernandes and De Bruyne head-to-head

GW12 Captains: Fernandes and De Bruyne head-to-head

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Manchester City, Manchester United, UGANDA, UK
                                                  Kevin De Bruyne in action wo of the most in-form players in Fantasy Premier League, Bruno Fernandes (£10.9m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m), go head-to-head at Old Trafford in Gameweek 12. Manchester United’s Fernandes has four goals, three assists and 44 points in the last four Gameweeks. Fernandes created 16 chances during that period, more than any other player in FPL. And he also produced 16 shots, second only to the 18 of De Bruyne. Back De Bruyne? Manchester City’s Belgian looks back to his very best, having recorded two double-figure hauls in a row against Burnley and Fulham. Twenty-four of De Bruyne’s 53 points this season have come in the last two Gameweeks. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) and Timo Werner (£9....
British High Commission Presents 46 election observers for accreditation

British High Commission Presents 46 election observers for accreditation

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UK
By George William Kakooza/KMA Kampala,Uganda The British high commission in Uganda has presented up to 46 election observers for accreditation by the Independent Electoral Commission of Uganda to monitor the 2021 Presidential elections.   In a letter to the EC Public affairs department, the British High Commission first secretary in charge of Politics Simon Tucker says, the names follow a note “verbele” sent by the foreign affairs Ministry to foreign missions regarding election observation.                       British High Commissioner to Uganda Peter West (L) with UMEME 's                                                      Director Of Communication Peter Kaujju. “This is to notify you that 46 British High Commission will be taking part in the election obs...
Lifesavers and creatives top New African magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans list

Lifesavers and creatives top New African magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans list

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, London, UK, WORLD
The list is broken down into Leaders, Pathfinders, Creatives and Icons LONDON, United Kingdom, December 8, 2020 -- New African magazine (www.NewAfricanMagazine.com) honours men and women who had a significant impact in their different fields; Physicians, scientists and epidemiologists who wrestled with the Covid-19 monster in do-or-die struggles, feature significantly in this year’s list; They are joined by actors, comedians, writers, producers and musicians who made 2020 more bearable thanks to much-needed entertainment; The list is broken down into Leaders, Pathfinders, Creatives and Icons; Female and non-binary artists and writers dominate the Creatives category; South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana make for nearly half of the laureates with 47 entries but many more c...
Chelsea go top thanks to fightback

Chelsea go top thanks to fightback

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, UK
Goals by Giroud, Zouma and Pulisic earn 3-1 win to earn west Londoners Premier League lead Chelsea struck twice in the second half as they came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1 in front of 2,000 returning home fans. Leeds took the lead in the fourth minute when Patrick Bamford rounded Edouard Mendy to score against his former side. Timo Werner then missed a glorious chance to equalise, somehow firing over from point-blank range. However, Olivier Giroud made it 1-1 on 27 minutes when he slid in at the near post to convert Reece James's cross. Chelsea pushed for a second goal and it came on 61 minutes, Kurt Zouma rising highest to head in a Mason Mount corner. Christian Pulisic wrapped up the win from close range in stoppage time after being played in by Wer...
Manchester United does it again

Manchester United does it again

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, INTERNATIONAL, Manchester United, Sports, UK, West Ham United
    Man Utd rally to spoil West Ham fans' return Manchester United came from behind for the fifth time in a row this season to beat West Ham United and deny the Hammers fans a perfect return to their stadium. In front of home support for the first time since 29 February, West Ham started brightly and the pressure paid off on 38 minutes. Three minutes after Pablo Fornals had struck a post, Tomas Soucek poked in Declan Rice's flick. The half-time introduction of Bruno Fernandes turned the match, as he passed to Paul Pogba who struck a superb equaliser on 65 minutes. Three minutes later, Mason Greenwood rifled Man Utd ahead, before another half-time substitute, Marcus Rashford sealed a ninth successive away PL win. Man Utd rise to fourth on 19 poi...
Its still bad news for Donald Trump as Judge dismisses his campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Its still bad news for Donald Trump as Judge dismisses his campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

AFRICA, POLITICS, UK, USA
The latest blow to USA President Donald Trump is that his Election Case has been dismissed Federal judge on Saturday dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that accused Pennsylvania officials of enabling voter fraud, opening the way for the state to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and dealing a blow to the president’s narrowing legal options. Judge Brann, a former Pennsylvania Republican Party official and a member of the conservative Federalist Society, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, rejected this argument, likening it to Frankenstein’s monster, which, he noted, had been “haphazardly stitched together.” He ruled that the Trump campaign, lacking standing to make the claim, could not prove that it had suffered any harm if some counties, anticipating a deluge o...
British Airways and American Airlines launch transatlantic Covid-19 tests

British Airways and American Airlines launch transatlantic Covid-19 tests

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UK, USA
British Airways and American Airlines are partnering to offer coronavirus tests to passengers flying across the Atlantic. In a bid to prove that Covid-19 testing is effective enough to remove quarantine policies for travellers, the airlines will offer free tests to passengers on select United States to London Heathrow flights. Trials begin on Wednesday, November 25 for eligible passengers flying American Airlines from Dallas Fort Worth, and British Airways travellers departing Los Angeles or New York's JFK for London Heathrow. “We know people want to travel but our skies remain all but closed and the UK is being left behind. Major economies like Germany are adopting testing to replace quarantine," said Sean Doyle, chief executive of British Airways. “We need the UK government t...
Southampton 2 Everton 0

Southampton 2 Everton 0

AFRICA, UGANDA, UK
James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams scored first-half goals as Southampton ended Premier League leaders Everton's unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win. Danny Ings set up both goals. The first came in the 27th minute when he played a one-two with Ward-Prowse, who drove into the far-left corner from inside the area. Eight minutes later, Ings crossed from the left to the far post, where Adams fired low into the net. Gylfi Sigurdsson had thumped the bar from 20 yards before Southampton took the lead but the Toffees were second best. Their hopes of a comeback were dashed when Lucas Digne was shown a straight red card for a foul on Kyle Walker-Peters in the 72nd minute. Everton stay top on goal difference from Liverpool while the win moves Southampton from 13th to fifth. ...
Liverpool2-1 Shefield United1

Liverpool2-1 Shefield United1

AFRICA, Sports, UK
Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota were on target as Liverpool came from behind to bear Sheffield United at Anfield. Reds full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold almost scored from a free-kick inside his own half early on before Sander Berge's 13th-minute penalty gave the visitors a lead for the first time this season. The visitors threatened to extend their lead through Oli McBurnie, who fired wide, and Ben Osborn, who was thwarted by Alisson. But on 41 minutes Liverpool rallied, Firmino reacting quickest to score after Aaron Ramsdale had saved Sadio Mane's header. Mohamed Salah had a goal disallowed for offside after a VAR review before Jota completed the Reds' comeback, heading in Mane's lofted cross. Substitutes David McGoldrick and Oliver Burke both fired wide in t...
Standard Chartered Bank and BRAC partner for   continued Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents

Standard Chartered Bank and BRAC partner for continued Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UK
Standard Chartered Bank and BRAC partner for continued Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents 21st October 2020 – Kampala – Standard Chartered has announced a donation of Ugx 166,500,000 (One hundred and sixty-six million, five hundred thousand) to BRAC Uganda to support adolescents under the GOAL project. The six-month project intervention will seek to prevent, mitigate and build the resilience of adolescent girls and community members to enable them deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Goal project is a community investment initiative which uses sports and life skills education to transform the lives of young women and girls under the Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescent program (ELA). The project’s objective is to equip girls with financial education...
Man United4-1 New Castle

Man United4-1 New Castle

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, UK
Karl Darlow palms the ball away from Scott McTominay Harry Maguire heads in Juan Mata's corner to equalise for Manchester United Jonjo Shelvey looks to intercept Fred's pass in midfield Newcastle United's players celebrate their early opener against Manchester United, a Luke Shaw own goal Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw make their way onto the pitch Managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Steve Bruce look relaxed ahead of kick-off at St. James' Park Luke Shaw goes to ground under Callum Wilson's challenge as the first half draws to a close Daniel James congratulates goalscorer Harry Maguire Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates after putting his side 2-1 up Aaron Wan-Bissaka scores his first Manchester United goal to give his side a 3-1 lead ...
Premier League:Chelsea3-3 Southampton

Premier League:Chelsea3-3 Southampton

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, premier league, Sports, UK
Match summary Jannik Vestergaard's stoppage-time header rescued a point for Southampton as they came from two goals down to draw 3-3 at Chelsea. Timo Werner put Chelsea ahead on 15 minutes after a clever turn and run for his first Premier League goal.  Che Adams pounces on a defensive mix-up to equalise for Southampton The German got his second 13 minutes later, racing on to Jorginho's lofted pass and coolly lifting the ball over Alex McCarthy before heading in. Against the run of play, Danny Ings halved the deficit as he rounded Kepa Arrizabalaga to tap in. A defensive mix-up on 57 minutes allowed Southampton to equalise through Che Adams. But two minutes later Werner found Kai Havertz who restored Chelsea's lead. Oriol Romeu and Jorginho battle for possession...
Standard Chartered Bank Uganda donates Ugx 74,000,000 to Straight Talk Foundation for COVID-19 Disability Inclusion Initiative

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda donates Ugx 74,000,000 to Straight Talk Foundation for COVID-19 Disability Inclusion Initiative

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
15th October 2020 – Kampala - Standard Chartered Bank has donated UGX74 Million to Straight Talk Foundation in support of COVID-19 interventions for people living with disabilities. Ms Regina Mukiri, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank Uganda (L) is seen handing over a dummy cheque to the Ag. Executive Director and Director Programs, Straight Talk Foundation, Mr. David Talima (R). People living with disabilities are some of the most vulnerable to risks presented by COVID-19 as they may not be able to protect themselves sufficiently or have adequate access to relevant information on prevention measures. It is in this regard that Standard Chartered Bank has extended a donation of Ugx 74 million to Straight Talk Foundation to support people living...
Greater Manchester expected to move to tier 3 lockdown

Greater Manchester expected to move to tier 3 lockdown

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UK
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is to hold last-minute talks with No 10 this morning amid mounting expectation the region will be the next to face the toughest coronavirus controls. Map of Greater Manchester Mr Burnham has been resisting pressure to follow the Liverpool City Region into the Tier 3 restrictions – which would see bars, gyms and betting shops forced to close – despite soaring infection rates. However following a briefing with the deputy chief medical officer for England Dr Jenny Harries on Wednesday, he said he expected to have a further meeting with Boris Johnson’s team on Thursday. The move came amid reports the Government’s Joint Biosecurity Centre had recommended most of the North West and North East of England, as well as parts of Yorkshire and the Mid...