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SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

SERVICE RESTRICTION ORDER

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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.
Remarks of the EU Ambassador on NGOs bank account freezes

Remarks of the EU Ambassador on NGOs bank account freezes

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Kampala,Uganda The EU and its Member States are one of the largest development partners of Uganda. Most of EU funding goes to support government institutions but through their cooperation programmes, the EU and its Member States also support civil society organisations and private sector entrepreneurs. Civil society organisations contribute to the achievement of Uganda’s development objectives and are important stakeholders and development agents in the implementation of the third National Development Plan of Uganda. The EU and its Member States wish to underline the essential role played by civil society in any democratic country including in the electoral process. Civil society organisations engage in domestic observation, voter education, voter participation and violence preventi...
EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched  in Kampala.

EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched in Kampala.

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East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th January, 2021: The East African Community Election Observer Mission to the Uganda General Election to be held on 14th January, 2021 has been formally launched.   H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye (middle).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking during the launch of the mission at a Kampala hotel, the Head of the Mission, H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, who is also a former president of the Republic of Burundi, said that the Community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantee political stability in the entire region.  H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye addressing the Observers.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Further to the invitation of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the...
Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the Nurturing of Democracy

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the Nurturing of Democracy

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Like observers across America and around the world, I was appalled by the events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  On a day traditionally characterized by history, pomp, and ceremony, the world instead saw more than just an act of lawlessness, we witnessed a violent attack on America's democracy.  As America's Founding Fathers recognized, and as we were reminded Wednesday, democracy is fragile.  Democracy is hard.  To survive, it must be constantly tended to and renewed--by leaders and ordinary citizens alike.  More than 230 years after the adoption of its constitution, the United States is still striving to build a more perfect union so that all Americans can enjoy the blessings of liberty and justice enshrined in a document that when ...
Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

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NAIROBI, 6 January 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today outlined a four-point agenda that Kenya will advance as the country settles into its non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). President Uhuru kenyatta during the UN Security Council virtual meeting chaired by H.E. Kais Saied, President of the Republic of Tunisia. Also present were the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chairperson African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who briefed the Security Council. The President listed leveraging the knowledge and buy-in of stakeholders closest to crises and supporting the Security Council as well as associated UN bodies to strengthen the capacity of state institutions during post-...
NRM will abide by the Electoral Commission directive to  suspend  Political Campaign meetings-Kasule Lumumba

NRM will abide by the Electoral Commission directive to suspend Political Campaign meetings-Kasule Lumumba

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  Kampala,Uganda: The NRM party has said they are willing to abide by the Electoral Commission’s directive to suspend all campaign meetings in 12 districts and cities across the country. NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba during the Weekly Press Conference.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. EC Chairman Justices Simon Byabakama Mugenyi effective yesterday suspended all campaign meetings in districts and cities categorized by Ministry of Health as having high spread of COVID-19.  The commission noted that despite several reminders to candidates to conduct campaigns in a manner that will not put the lives of Ugandans at risk, some candidates have continued to address mass gatherings, which has led to fast spread of the virus in Uganda.   NRM Sec...
Press Statement on Commencement of Packing of Ballot Papers for Presidential and Parliamentary Election

Press Statement on Commencement of Packing of Ballot Papers for Presidential and Parliamentary Election

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As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, received the first delivery of ballot papers and Declaration of Results Forms for District Woman Representative to Parliament, on Wednesday 9th December 2020. This has since been followed by the delivery of ballot papers and Declaration of Results (DR) Forms for other elective positions, namely, Presidential, Directly-elected Members of Parliament and Local Government Councils (Chairperson and Councillors in partial consignments. Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon, Chairperson, Electoral Commission examines the ballot Papers  soon after  the packing process started. To-date, the Commission has received the complete delivery of ballot papers for Presidential and Parliamentary (Directly-elected and District Women Representative...
Hotels.com® Named Official Travel Partner of the NBA

Hotels.com® Named Official Travel Partner of the NBA

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Deal Marks the Online Travel Site’s First Partnership with a North American Professional Sports League NEW YORK, United States of America, December 21, 2020/ -- Hotels.com®, an Expedia Group company, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) (http://www.NBA.com), today announced a multiyear global partnership that makes Hotels.com the Official Travel Partner of the NBA. Tipping off ahead of the 2020-21 NBA season, the agreement will allow Hotels.com to engage with NBA fans and travelers alike through integrated marketing efforts, showing why using Hotels.com is the most rewarding way to book accommodations. As part of the deal, Hotels.com will have an in-game presence with brand integration on the top of the backboard for nationally-televised games throughout the se...