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Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
KAMPALA, Uganda, August 2, 2020/ -- Results from COVID-19 tests done on 01 August 2020- 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,182.- 2 truck drivers arrived via Malaba- 3 returnees: 2 arrived from Somalia and 1 arrived from Saudi Arabia- 1 alert from Nakaseke- 5 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the borders and their entry into the country was not permitted.- Ugandan recoveries: 1,045- Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,603- Samples from alerts and contacts: 1,304- Total samples tested today: 2,907 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda.
Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Business, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, KCCA FC, MEDIA, UGANDA, UK, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda | KMA Updates |Ronald Kabuubi Incoming Executive Director of KCCA Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy (R) flanked by her deputy Lule David Luyimbazi after taking the oath 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka replaces Eng. Andrew Kitaka who has been acting Executive Director since Jennifer Musisi resigned in 2018. The Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago (L) is seen with his Deputy Doreen Nyanjura after the Swearing Ceremony of the the new ED Of KCCA Mrs Kisaka Dorothy and her team 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka was nominated last month by President Museveni. He directed the Public Service Commission to  interview Kisaka and four other officials to find out whether they are suitable for their new positions. The Mayor of...
TECHNOLOGY: TikTok exits operations in Hong Kong due to national security law.

TECHNOLOGY: TikTok exits operations in Hong Kong due to national security law.

TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data. Technology giants including Google, Twitter and Facebook have also said they will deny requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement while they examine the implications of the new legislation. Professional networking site LinkedIn and video conferencing software Zoom today said they too are "pausing processing data requests from and related to Hong Kong" in light of the law. It comes after the Hong Kong government announced how some aspects of the security law will be implemented late on Monday. Police will no longer have to seek court orders before requiring internet users or service providers to remove posts or aid investigations. Any mes...
BUSINESS: Canon opens registration for REIMAGINE, its biggest product launch yet

BUSINESS: Canon opens registration for REIMAGINE, its biggest product launch yet

Business, WORLD
On Thursday 9th July, 14:00 CEST, registered attendees can join the REIMAGINE keynote session (starting 14:00 CEST)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 3, 2020/ -- Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) today announces details of REIMAGINE (https://bit.ly/2VIcxM8) – a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet.On Thursday 9th July, 14:00 CEST, registered attendees can join the REIMAGINE keynote session (starting 14:00 CEST) which will uncover the details of the innovative product launch and also attend in-depth Q&A discussions (starting 19:00 CEST).During the REIMAGINE Q&As, attendees will have the chance to have their questions answered in sessions hosted by technology journalist Lucy Hedges who will be joined by Canon Europe product experts and leading photogra...
Coronavirus – Africa: Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, UN High-Level Forum aims to chart pathways toward a sustainable recovery

Coronavirus – Africa: Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, UN High-Level Forum aims to chart pathways toward a sustainable recovery

CORONAVIRUS, WORLD
The virtual ten-day Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) takes place as the global death toll from COVID-19 has passed 500,000NEW YORK, United States of America, July 3, 2020/ -- Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 7 to 16 July to chart the best paths forward to a healthier, more equitable world.The virtual ten-day Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) takes place as the global death toll from COVID-19 has passed 500,000, and more than ten million cases have been confirmed. Economies have collapsed, unemployment is skyrocketing, and health care systems are...
France donates hand sanitizers to help UPDF fight Covid-19

France donates hand sanitizers to help UPDF fight Covid-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, WORLD
The Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou,  on Tuesday handed over a consignment of 2,510 twenty-liter jerrycans of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to the Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister. (R-L)The Secretary and Administrator of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and nominated Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, Chairperson of the Fund, Mr Emmanuel Katongole, the deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Political head and Minister in charge of Gen Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, and the UPDF Chief of Medical Services, Maj. Gen. Dr. Ambrose Musinguzi at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Jules...
WORLD: Iran tasks Interpol to arrest Trump after assasination of  general Qasem Soleimani.

WORLD: Iran tasks Interpol to arrest Trump after assasination of general Qasem Soleimani.

iran, USA, WORLD
Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike.Tehran prosecutor Ali Qasi Mehr, quoted by state news agency IRNA, said 36 US political and military officials "involved in the assassination" of General Qasem Soleimani "have been investigated and were ordered to be arrested through Interpol"."These people have been charged with murder and terrorist acts," he said. "At the top of the list is US President Donald Trump, and his prosecution will continue even after the end of his term," said the prosecutor, referring to his bid for re-election in November.Qasi Mehr, quoted on the judiciary's Mizan Online official website, said "the Iranian judiciary has issued a...
ENTERTAINMENT: MTV VMAs 2020 to take place in New York in August amid virus pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT: MTV VMAs 2020 to take place in New York in August amid virus pandemic

Entertainment, WORLD
After canceling several award ceremonies and public events, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given a green signal to MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2020 to be held at a physical venue. Even though coronavirus pandemic is far from over, the awards ceremony is set to take place at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York. An MTV spokesperson confirmed the big news to The Associated Press on Monday and revealed that the awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 30. However, all the safety guidelines must be followed during the event. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement during his Monday briefing and confirmed the occurrence of the ceremony at a physical venue. "The event will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience," he explained. This wil...
AFRICA: Global Leaders Map strategies for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Recovery at the 4th ALM Virtual Africa Summit 2020

AFRICA: Global Leaders Map strategies for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Recovery at the 4th ALM Virtual Africa Summit 2020

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, WORLD
A panel discussion on the theme also presented an opportunity for experts to share their views of Post COVID-19 recovery pathways for the continentPORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, June 29, 2020/ -- According to a report by the AU, Africa will lose about 20 million jobs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study conducted by the global auditing firm McKinsey “Tackling COVID-19 in Africa,” stated that Africa's economies could experience a loss of between $90 billion and $200 billion in 2020. The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19, which has been further exacerbated by poor health infrastructure in the continent, has been of grave concern to business, political and diplomatic leaders in the continent and beyond. In response to the growing concern, and as part of its mandate of evolving sol...
TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft makes it harder for businesses to avoid Windows 10 updates

TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft makes it harder for businesses to avoid Windows 10 updates

TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
The business-focused versions of Windows 10 have normally let you avoid major updates for up to a year, which can be helpful if you either value stability at all costs or just don’t like change. You might not have quite so much breathing room going forward, though. As WindowsTimes and Gizmodo have noticed, Windows 10 version 2004 has reduced manual deferrals for Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education updates to 35 days (just as long as for Home) and pulled the option from the Windows Update settings in Advanced Options. If you want to keep deferring updates, you’ll need to change local Group Policy to match. This is meant to “prevent confusion” and help make use of a policy targeting PCs whose version is nearly out of service, Microsoft said. There are advantages to shrinking the ...
WORLD: Facebook to tag  mischievous posts following the on going boycott.

WORLD: Facebook to tag mischievous posts following the on going boycott.

FEATURE STORIES, WORLD
Facebook has said it will start to label potentially harmful posts that it leaves up because of their news value. The more hands-on approach comes as the social media firm is under pressure to improve how it moderates the content on its platform, including posts by US President Donald Trump. More than 90 advertisers have joined a boycott of the site. Consumer goods giant Unilever on Friday added its name to the list, citing a "polarized election period" in the US. The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream said it would halt Twitter, Facebook and Instagram advertising in the US "at least" through 2020. "Continuing to advertise on these platforms at this time would not add value to people and society," it said. "We will revisit our current position if necessary."...
SPORTS: John Kennedy Snr passes away at 91.

SPORTS: John Kennedy Snr passes away at 91.

Sports, WORLD
Hawthorn legend John Kennedy Snr has passed away. The coaching great died peacefully on Thursday morning aged 91. Hawthorn released a statement on Thursday morning confirming the sad news. “On behalf of the Kennedy family, Hawthorn football club is deeply saddened to hear inform the football community of the passing of AFL legend John Kennedy Snr,” the statement read. “John passed away peacefully this morning at the age of 91.” Just three weeks ago Kennedy Snr became the 29th person elevated to Legend status in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He led Hawthorn to three premierships in 1961, 1971 and 1976. Kennedy Snr played 164 VFL matches for the Hawks and won four best and fairests (1950, 1951, 1952 and 1954) during that time. His legendary ‘Don’t think, do s...
WORLD: Three arrested in attempt of selling babies on instagram.

WORLD: Three arrested in attempt of selling babies on instagram.

CRIME, iran, WORLD
Three men have been arrested in Iran on suspicion of trying to sell two babies on Instagram. Tehran's police chief, Brig-Gen Hossein Rahimi, said one of the children was 20 days old. The other was two months old. The babies had already been bought for up to $500 (£400), and were being resold for between $2,000 and $2,500. One of those arrested allegedly said he was "getting babies from poor families" and "handing them over to families who could provide a better future". Brig-Gen Rahimi told local media that police officers had been alerted to "ads on Instagram for selling babies". The officers uncovered "10 to 15 such pages" on the photo-sharing service and found the two babies with the three men who were arrested, he said. The babies were handed over to social services. ...
CORONAVIRUS: Corporate Council on Africa Launches Inaugural Leaders Forum – First Day Spotlights the Global Financial Response to COVID-19 in Africa.

CORONAVIRUS: Corporate Council on Africa Launches Inaugural Leaders Forum – First Day Spotlights the Global Financial Response to COVID-19 in Africa.

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, WORLD
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, June 24, 2020/ -- On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) (www.CorporateCouncilonAfrica.com) launched its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives, and leaders from multilateral institutions. Under the theme “Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID-19 Recovery”, the Forum will focus on issues critical to address the unprecedented dual crisis of fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and strategically promoting economic recovery on the continent and a bright future for the U.S.-Africa economic relationship.The opening session of the Forum focused on the Global Financial Respons...
BUSINESS: Former Google, Microsoft Marketing Executive Joyce Kim Joins Genesys as CMO.

BUSINESS: Former Google, Microsoft Marketing Executive Joyce Kim Joins Genesys as CMO.

Business, WORLD
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 24, 2020/ -- Genesys® (www.Genesys.com), the global leader in cloud customer experience (https://bit.ly/3duDOIf) and contact center solutions (https://bit.ly/2Yr2PzI), has appointed proven technology marketing executive, Joyce Kim, to the company’s leadership team as chief marketing officer (CMO). She succeeds Merijn te Booij, who now serves as general manager (GM) for the company’s new business unit, Employee Engagement Solutions.New Genesys CMO Joyce KimAs CMO, Kim oversees worldwide marketing for Genesys, reporting to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tony Bates, and will play a pivotal role in elevating the company as the undisputed leader in personalized customer experience. She will drive overall marketing strategy and position the company for further gr...
BUSINESS: HYCM adds 50 cryptocurrency CFDs & drastically reduces spreads.

BUSINESS: HYCM adds 50 cryptocurrency CFDs & drastically reduces spreads.

Business, WORLD
The new crypto products are available for trading on HYCM’s fixed, classic, and raw accounts on its MT5 platform with 1:20 leverage and significantly low spreadsLIMASSOL, Cyprus, June 24, 2020/ -- HYCM (www.HYCM.com), a well-established global forex broker, has added over 50 cryptocurrency CFD* pairs on its MT5 platform, expanding its crypto portfolio to satisfy an increasing demand in the trading of various crypto-to-fiat options. It has also drastically reduced its spreads for all cryptocurrency products.The broker now offers pairs with Bitcoin, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ripple, as well as EOS, Stellar, TRON, Dash, IOTA, Monero, Zcash and NEO, against fiat currencies, USD, EUR, GBP and JPY, thus providing traders with a rich choice for trading.The n...
SPORTS: Tyson Fury splits from advisor Daniel Kinahan after Anthony Joshua ‘agreement’

SPORTS: Tyson Fury splits from advisor Daniel Kinahan after Anthony Joshua ‘agreement’

Sports, WORLD
Tyson Fury has split with his advisor Daniel Kinahan ahead of his rematch with Deontay Wilder and his mega fight against Anthony Joshua next year. Earlier this month, Fury publicly thanked Kinahan for playing a key role in negotiations which have led to a two-fight deal with Joshua in 2021. But the WBC heavyweight champion faced backlash for praising Kinahan, who has been identified by the High Court in Dublin as a senior figure in an organised crime gang involved in international drug trafficking and firearm offences. Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s taoiseach, also criticised Fury for his decision to thank Kinahan. And now Bob Arum, Top Rank’s founder and CEO, has confirmed that Kinahan will no longer play a role in negotiations involving Fury. ‘Over the weekend I’ve had a lot of conversation...
Forum For Democratic Change’s Doreen Nyanjura to deputize  Lord Mayor  Erias Lukwago

Forum For Democratic Change’s Doreen Nyanjura to deputize Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has appointed Makerere University Kampala Woman councilor Doreen Nyanjura to the position of deputy lord mayor after Makindye East Councillor and hitherto second in City Hall political command Sarah Kanyike resigned her position for a nomination by President Yoweri Museveni. The new deputy lord Mayor Kampala Capital City Authority Hon Doreen Nyanjura. Immediately Lukwago swung into action, turning guns in Kanyike’s direction. Kanyike refused to pick Lukwago’s calls, in his explanation, and he demanded she comes out clean in three days. KCCA Mayor Mayor Erias Lukwago (R) with his deputy Doreen Nyanjura. After this failed, Lukwago lost no time but went ahead to pick on his friend Nyanjura at City Hall. Lukwago made the ...
Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns

Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, WORLD, World Health Organization
Airtel Uganda staff donate Shs72 million to health workers at border towns Donation intended to buy Personal Protective EquipmentElegu, Mutukula, Malaba and Busia border towns to benefitDonation confirms company’s commitment towards Uganda as it celebrates 10 years 18th June 2020: Kampala. Airtel Uganda staff have today donated UGX 72,280,000/- to aid health workers at Uganda’s border posts in the fight against Covid-19. (R-L) The incoming Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Human Resources Director, Airtel Uganda, Dennis Kakonge, Legal and Regulatory Director Airtel Uganda, the Political Head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,Mr. Patrick Mweheire, Region...
Uganda Revenue Authority  staff donate 85,650,000 Million in the  fight against COVID-19

Uganda Revenue Authority staff donate 85,650,000 Million in the fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
The URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi Rujoki this week led a delegation of senior URA staff to deliver the URA staff contribution to the fight against COVID-1919. Courtesy Photo. A few weeks ago, a call was made by the CG to URA staff encouraging them to emulate the example set by The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of donating half of his salary to the fight against COVID-19. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon.Karooro Okurut (second left) receives a dummy cheque from the Uganda Revenue Authority team led by the Commissioner-General Mr. Musinguzi John Rujoki .Right is the Fund Secretary and administrator Mrs. Kisaka Dorothythe Assistant C...