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FDC opens a three days FDC Parliamentary Retreat

FDC opens a three days FDC Parliamentary Retreat

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The FDC Party President the Hon. Eng. Patrick  Amuriat Oboi has today morning officially opened a three days FDC Parliamentary Retreat running under the theme; "11th Parliament; better legislation and enhanced Party growth"  at Namugongo-kyooto in Wakiso District.  The retreat has brought together the FDC Members of Parliament elect of the 11th Parliament. Its aimed at Guiding and sharpening the FDC MPs to be effective legislators in the National Parliament; building their capacity in legislation and oversight  in committees and the Plenary and as well as setting the legislative agenda as FDC Parliamentary caucas for the next 5 years of the 11th Parliament.  The Retreat is blessed with very experienced and competent Party leaders to build capacity of the FDC MPs;  Party ...
South Sudan rebel commander beaten to death in Uganda

South Sudan rebel commander beaten to death in Uganda

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The leadership of the rebel South Sudan National Movement for Change/Army (SSNMC/A) on Thursday said that their Chief of General Staff was beaten to death in the Ugandan capital Kampala. In a press released, SSNMC/A Secretary-General Kwaje Lasu, said that General Abraham Wana Yoane was attacked in his house in Kampala on the night of 20 April, beaten and left for dead.   He was attacked on the night of 20 April at his home in Kampala in Uganda. Some people climbed over the fence and they were speaking in Arabic, they were South Sudanese. They knocked on the door and when the general opened they beat him up severely, in a very inhuman way. He was stabbed with a knife in the back.” Lasu said his outfit believes the people who attacked Gen. Wana were sent from Juba, “...
“Iam Sorry”Uganda’s former Archbishop  Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali apologises for having an affair with a married woman

“Iam Sorry”Uganda’s former Archbishop Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali apologises for having an affair with a married woman

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It all started like speculations that the former Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has for the first time come out publically to apologise for the extramarital affair scandal that led to his suspension.“On the Christmas eve of 1974, I gave my life to Jesus Christ as a young man. I still love Jesus Christ because he has loved me and I would love to serve him for all the years, sadly, I fell into the sin of adultery and I confess to the Lord to forgive me, bishops, partners, brothers, sisters and the entire Church of Uganda, please forgive me.  former Archbishop Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali I apologise to Reverend Christopher and his wife Judith. I want to remain closer to Jesus. I want to continue standing on that solid rock,” apologized the man of God who sounded strong.Many w...
Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

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KINSHASA, DR CONGO, 21st April 2021 –Kenya and DR Congo have today signed four framework cooperation agreements covering several economic sectors, security and defence as well as maritime transport. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by the Congolese President H.E. Felix Tshisekedi on arrival at the Palais de la Nation, official resident of the DR Congo's President in Kinshasa, during his second day of State Visit to the country. Among the four pacts, signed on the second day of President Kenyatta's three-day State visit of DR Congo, is the general cooperation agreement which provides a framework for joint promotion of economic, technical, scientific and socio-cultural programmes. President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo witnes...
How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

How mobile money masked Ugandans against covid-19

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Mobile money was the proverbial financial mask shiedling the entire country when movement was at its lowest and fear of infection at its highest. The life altering announcement by President Museveni limiting movement of people around the country and closing the nation’s borders to the world meant that people could not travel to take or receive money and food to their loved ones.  So for many, mobile money was the saving grace that even with the looming danger of a deadly virus, their loved ones far away would have access to money to pay for food, shelter and medicine. Benjamin Mukasa’s female friend in Mukono worked at a saloon in downtown Kampala. At the onset of the unprecedented lockdown, stranded without the privilege to move to friends, destitute of money, the y...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

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) The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Amb. Rita Laranjinha, European Union, Managing Director for Africa; and H.E. Rosemary DiCarlo, United Nations Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. 2) The meeting was convened in light of the gravity of the ongoing political stalemate in Somalia over the holding of delayed elections, and the continuing impasse in dialogue between the Federal Government a...
President Kenyatta unveils Shs.4bn Gov’t weaponry factory in Ruiru

President Kenyatta unveils Shs.4bn Gov’t weaponry factory in Ruiru

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RUIRU, KIAMBU COUNTY, 8th April 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today opened a new Government small arms factory in Ruiru, Kiambu County. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Small Arms Factory at the National Security Industries at Ruiru, Kiambu County. The Shs 4 billion factory, with a single-shift annual production capacity 12,000 assault rifles, is part of a broad multi-agency natonal security industries strategy. The factory draws 60 percent of its input from local sources. President Uhuru Kenyatta during the commissioning of the Small Arms Factory at the National Security Industries at Ruiru, Kiambu County. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the President said Kenya seeks to enhance her self-reliance in security through local production of equi...
Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

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Samia Hassan Suluhu (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and the designated President of Tanzania,[1][2] due to be sworn into office following the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021. She became Tanzania's first female vice-President following the 2015 General election, after being elected on the CCM ticket along with president John Magufuli. Suluhu and Magufuli were reelected to a second term in 2020. Before her tenure as vice-president she served as the Member of Parliament for Makunduchi constituency from 2010 to 2015, and was also the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this, she served as a minister in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar in the administration of President Amani Karume. ...
Parliament vets Bank Of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE,IGP Ochola for new contracts respectively.

Parliament vets Bank Of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE,IGP Ochola for new contracts respectively.

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Kampala,Uganda: Bank Of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebile and Inspector Of Police Ochola vetted were today vetted by Parliament for their new contracts. Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE has served as Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda since 2001 to date. Prof. Emmanuel TUMUSIIME-MUTEBILE A seasoned professional economist and reformer, he spearheaded the design and implementation of the Economic Reform Program that restored Uganda from the economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s to sound economic performance during his service as the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury in the ministry responsible for finance, planning, and economic development. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ochola is seen after being vetted by Parliament ...
Meeting between His Excellency President Kenyatta and His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council

Meeting between His Excellency President Kenyatta and His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council

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Tuesday, 9th March 2021 His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi held a meeting with His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council who paid him a courtesy call. President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council who paid him a courtesy call today at State House, Nairobi. The President and the visiting European Union leader discussed several matters of bilateral and multilateral interest to Kenya and the EU, and agreed to: a) Strengthen and scale up partnership between Africa, and Kenya's private sector and the European Union as part of efforts to increase investments, create employment and support post Covid-19 economic recovery; President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Excellency Charles M...
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...
Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, President Kenyatta says

Youth key to achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa, President Kenyatta says

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NAIROBI, 8th March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to African Governments to put the youth at the core of their Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programs saying young people have the energy, motivation and know-how to drive the agenda forward. President Uhuru Kenyatta takes notes during the virtual Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC21) at State House, Nairobi. “The youth are a key constituency in driving momentum towards UHC, that should not be side-lined.  We should engage with and empower our youth; giving them the knowledge and skills to take charge of their health," the President said. President Kenyatta spoke on Monday at State House, Nairobi when he delivered the opening address at this year's Africa Health Agenda International Conferenc...
Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

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NAIROBI, 8 March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged more women to actively seek elective and other positions of leadership both at national and county levels. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks when she presided over virtual celebrations to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) under theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. The celebrations were held at Kenya School of Government, Nairobi.  While applauding the current 23 percent representation of women in the National Assembly, the First Lady said more work needed to be done to achieve the constitutionally proposed two-thirds gender rule. Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Prof. Margaret Kobia and her Defence Counterpar...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta celebrates Kenyan women athletes

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta celebrates Kenyan women athletes

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NAIROBI, 8th March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has celebrated Kenyan women athletes for their sacrifice, hard work, perseverance and commitment. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks at State House, Nairobi during a recorded video delivered to World Athletics, the international governing body for athletics, as it celebrates women in athletics during the month of March in honour of this year’s International Women’s Day. The First Lady said Kenya has witnessed a rise of exceptional women athletes who have smashed barriers and set new records globally over the years. “We have witnessed their efforts in paving the road and raising the bar for other women and girls as examples and mentors,” she said. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks at State H...
MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

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MTN Uganda in conjunction with Project Girls for Girls hosted a joint webinar to commemorate the International Women’s day Ms. Yolanda Cuba, the MTN Group Vice President for South and East African Region was the host of the Webinar. Cuba is one of the key business leaders in Africa and was named one of the 20 top power women in Africa by Forbes Magazine Monday 8th March 2021- Kampala-Uganda: MTN Uganda in conjunction with the Project Girls for Girls joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day that falls on the 8th of March every year.  While MTN appreciates women and diversity, project Girls for Girls aims at exposure to female leadership, mentorship, and access to education and training to boost the aspirations of young women and cultivate the...
Happy Women’s Day- S.African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Happy Women’s Day- S.African President Cyril Ramaphosa

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• Monday, 8 March 2021 • Dear Fellow South African, Today is International Women’s Day. For more than a century, this day has been celebrated across the world as part of the struggle to realise women’s rights in the social, political, legal, reproductive, health and other spheres. The Women’s Charter, which was drawn up in 1994, notes that at the heart of women’s marginalisation in South Africa are the attitudes and practices that “confine women to the domestic arena, and reserve for men the arena where political power and authority reside”. There can be no meaningful progress for women if our society continues to relegate women to ‘traditional’ professions, occupations or roles, while it is mainly men who sit on decision-making structures. Fittingly, the theme of t...
UN experts condemn Israel’s demolition of the Palestinian village of Humsa

UN experts condemn Israel’s demolition of the Palestinian village of Humsa

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UN human rights experts have called on the Government of Israel to immediately end its efforts to demolish the Palestinian village of Humsa – Al Bqai'a in the northern Jordan Valley, and allow the residents to live undisturbed on their lands and homes. "The ongoing destruction by the Israeli military of the homes, and the destruction and seizure of property, including humanitarian assistance, in Humsa – Al Bqai'a has been causing great hardship to the approximately 60 villagers, including 35 children," said Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, and Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimi...
Joint Press Release by Political Party Leaders

Joint Press Release by Political Party Leaders

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OVER THE last month, Kenyans have witnessed first-hand the majesty and vibrancy of our constitutional democracy. The Building Bridges Initiative Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill was transmitted by the IEBC to all our nation’s 47 County Assemblies; setting the stage for the First Amendment. President Uhuru Kenyatta during a joint Press release by various Political Party Leaders at State House, Nairobi. Present at the presser are party leaders; Gideon Moi (KANU), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (WIPER), Raila Odinga (ODM), Charity Ngilu (NARC) and Mosses Wetangula (FORD Kenya).  THUS FAR, 42 County Assemblies have considered the Bill. Their affirming voice has thundered across the Republic, in resonance with the desire of all Kenyans to further strengthen our governance ...