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Kenya’s leader participates in this year’s International Labour Day Celebrations held at State House Gardens, Nairobi.

Kenya’s leader participates in this year’s International Labour Day Celebrations held at State House Gardens, Nairobi.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta during this year's Labour Day Celebrations held at State House Gardens, Nairobi. Among present included Labour CS Simon Chelugui, Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU-K) Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli and FKE Executive Director Jacqueline Mugo President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his address at this year's International Labour Day Celebrations held at State House Gardens, Nairobi during which the Head of State issued Public Order No. 3 of 2021. Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU-K) Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli delivers his remarks during this year's International Labour Day Celebrations held at State House Gardens, Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta making his way to State House Gardens to join labour sector leaders for this year...
Covid-19 has set back the global youth agenda, President Kenyatta says

Covid-19 has set back the global youth agenda, President Kenyatta says

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NAIROBI, 30th April 2021 (PSCU) – The Coronavirus pandemic has temporarily set back the global agenda of ensuring young people aged between 10 to 24 years are in education, training or employment by 2030, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. President Uhuru Kenyatta during Generation Unlimited (GenU) global leadership council meeting held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo of Belgium, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana and former British PM Gordon Brown. President Kenyatta was joined at the virtual meeting by Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua and ICT CS Joe Mucheru. The President noted that globally, schools for more than 168 million children have been closed for almost an entire year due to Covid-19 lockdowns.. "Young people have lost jobs and li...
President John Magufuli of Tanzania dies

President John Magufuli of Tanzania dies

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President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a populist leader who played down the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and steered his country away from democratic ideals, died on Wednesdayin the port city of Dar es Salaam. He was 61.Magufuli had first been briefly admitted to the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute on March 6, but was subsequently discharged, Hassan said on state television. But he was rushed to hospital again on March 14 after feeling unwell. President John Magufuli After the death was announced, opposition leader Zitto Kabwe said he had spoken to Hassan to offer condolences for Magufuli’s death. “The nation will remember him for his contribution to the development of our country,” Kabwe said in a statement published on Twitter. President John Magufuli According...
Cancer Institute asks for budget increment as patient numbers rise

Cancer Institute asks for budget increment as patient numbers rise

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The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has called for an increase in its budget allocation to manage patients who it said are on the rise.Dr Jackson Orem, the Executive Director at UCI hosted Parliament’s Committee on Health, and said much as progress is being made, there are structural issues relating to staffing and medication whose costs are shooting to the roof.“‘One of the areas that we feel requires attention is the area of drugs and the most expensive ones come in form of donations; the area number two is that of our human resource and we have submitted our new structure to the Ministry of Public Service for approval,” said Dr Orem.The institute has installed the latest equipment for radiotherapy, and constructed a bunker to house it, but Orem fears power outages will reset the systems....
Uganda to Begin Nationwide COVID Vaccinations Wednesday

Uganda to Begin Nationwide COVID Vaccinations Wednesday

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Uganda launches its national vaccination program on Wednesday, two days after receiving 100,000 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine donated by the Indian government. So far, Uganda has received 964,000 doses of the vaccine through donations. Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said healthcare workers will be the first to get their shots followed by teachers and those in high risk groups, including the elderly. The health ministry earlier said Ugandans seeking vaccinations must present a national identification card and non-citizens a passport. Aceng also warned that vaccination does not mean the public should abandon Covid-19 safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus. Uganda has confirmed nearly 40,500 infections and 334 deaths, according to Johns Hopkin...
UNHCR and IOM call for improved safeguards for the displaced on the frontlines of climate emergency

UNHCR and IOM call for improved safeguards for the displaced on the frontlines of climate emergency

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are calling on states to strengthen the protection and assistance of people displaced in the context of disasters and climate change, ahead of a virtual conference co-hosted today, 4 February, with PDD, the state-led Platform on Disaster Displacement, currently chaired by the Government of Fiji, with the Government of France as vice-chair.   The virtual event is held to commemorate the five years since states established three key frameworks to find solutions for people displaced in the context of disasters and climate change– the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate C...