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HON KASULE LUMUMBA OFFICIALLY ASSUMEs OFFICE AS MINISTER FOR GENERAL DUTIES IN OPM,  FROM HON KAROORO OKURUT,WARNS LAZY WORKERS.

HON KASULE LUMUMBA OFFICIALLY ASSUMEs OFFICE AS MINISTER FOR GENERAL DUTIES IN OPM, FROM HON KAROORO OKURUT,WARNS LAZY WORKERS.

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KAMPALA, Office Of the Prime Minister, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba yesterday received her new Office officially from former Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon Mary Karooro Okurut. (Left to right) The new Minister for general duties Justine Lumumba Kasule,Prime Minister Rt Hon.Robina Nabbanja,Outgoing Minister Karooro Okurut and the Permanent Secretary Dombo during the event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This handover Ceremony was presided over by Prime Minister Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja. “I would like to thank H.E for giving me this Opportunity to serve the People of Uganda for this long”. I promise to always be available  whenever Iam called upon to advise. Iam just a call away.I just want to wish my Sister Hon Justine Lumumba, the very best as you ta...
INHOUSE PALLET PRODUCTION – A SUCCESSFUL CASE OF COST MANAGEMENT BY CCBA UGANDA

INHOUSE PALLET PRODUCTION – A SUCCESSFUL CASE OF COST MANAGEMENT BY CCBA UGANDA

AFRICA, Business, Coca Cola, EAST AFRICA, East African Business Council, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
Five years ago, the Government of Uganda passed the “Buy Uganda Build Uganda policy” in response to the Private Sector’s plea to promote practices that encourage the consumption of locally produced products. The success of this policy was hinged on the concept of giving preference to goods which are produced or available in Uganda and services which are rendered by Ugandan citizens and companies. It required Ugandans to position themselves in order to play our respective roles in building the Ugandan economy and reaping from it. Pallates. Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Uganda has always been a supporter and strong advocate of the BUBU policy. Currently, 30% of the raw materials used in their products are procured locally, supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs, and signifi...
“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, East African Business Council, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, POLITICS, SOUTH KOREA, South Sudan, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Former Vice President Edward Sekandi has handed over Office to the new Vice President Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. At a function that was held on Wednesday morning at the Office Of the Prime Minister, was witnessed by the new Premier Rt Hon.Robinah Nabbanja. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi hands over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. "Let me wish you good luck as the second female Vice President in the history of Uganda.Please always feel at home. "i will always be available whenever you need my advise"Sekandi told the former Minister of you and later Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi after handing over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica ...
President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

President Kenyatta received at the Royal Palace in Brussels by King Philippe of Belgium

AFRICA, BELGIUM, DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Nairobi, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
BRUSSELS, Belgium, 21st June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday afternoon received by King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels at the start of his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Kenya's Ambassador to Belgium, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi and Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) on arrival in Brussels, Belgium aboard a Kenya Airways aircraft.  The President, who is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Betty Maina (Trade) and Aden Mohammed (EAC), held private talks with King Philippe. During the two-day visit, the President is scheduled to meet the President of the European Council Charles Michel to discuss Kenya-EU relations and address a...
PSFU bosss Gideon Bagadawa passes on

PSFU bosss Gideon Bagadawa passes on

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, KAMPALA, WORLD
The Board, Managehment and Staff of the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), with deep sorrow regret to announce the untimely death of their Executive Director, Mr. Gideon Badagawa, who passed away this morning Monday June 21st, 2021, in Mulago Hospital. His wife, Mrs. Susan Birungi Badagawa has also been battling for her life alongside her husband in hospital and only last week lost her father to Covid 19. Signed: Dr. Elly Karuhanga, Chairman Board of Directors.
How Can CBD Candy Change the Life of a Working Professional?

How Can CBD Candy Change the Life of a Working Professional?

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, NORTH KOREA, NORTHERN AFRICA, Social Media, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Cannabidiol products have taken the world by storm, thanks to their different medicinal and therapeutic properties. Working professionals face a lot of stress and anxiety in today's workplaces due to competition and a generally fast-paced way of corporate life. As a result, most such employees feel burnt out after five or six years in the industry. https://pixabay.com/photos/giant-rubber-bear-gummib%C3%A4r-1089612/ However, several companies can help individuals ease their work stress and improve the longevity of their careers. Products from such companies are helping professionals across the US cope with their anxiety and get through their long workdays. One of the most popular hemp-based products on the market is Sunday Scaries CBD candies or gummy bears. Here's everything you...
New directives of Uganda’s lockdown effected by President Yoweri Museveni  during his National address.

New directives of Uganda’s lockdown effected by President Yoweri Museveni during his National address.

GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TRADE, Transport, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Starting today 18.06.2021, 22:00 hours today, directives are revised and updated  1. Public and private vehicles & bodaboda suspended for 42 days. Will only move to transport patients with permission from LCI, RDC or Health Work. 2. Boda boda can carry merchandise/ cargo. 3. Curfew from 19:00 hours (7pm) - 05:30hours (5:30am) 4. Bodaboda allowed to move up to 5:00pm but only to carry cargo and patients 5. Ministry of Local Govt and Ministry of Finace to support regional, and District Task Forces. 6. Entebbe International Airport to remain open. 7. Cargo vehicles allowed to move - will only be tested. They should not pack in trading centres. Shld park in seclusion centres. 8. Food market venders to camp in their places of work/markets (residen...
Israel bombards Gaza for second night following incendiary balloon launches

Israel bombards Gaza for second night following incendiary balloon launches

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, Israel, Middle East, PALESTINE, WAR, WORLD
Israeli army says it retaliated after incendiary balloons launched from Gaza started fires in Israel General view of Gaza City, on 18 June 2021 (AFP) Israel bombarded the Gaza Strip overnight on Thursday after incendiary balloons were launched from the territory into Israel, according to the Israeli army and AFP journalists. Following a first wave of fire balloons which sparked blazes in Israel on Tuesday, the army launched a series of attack on the besieged enclave in the early hours of Wednesday. As Palestinians continued to launch balloons, a second round of air strikes hit the strip overnight Thursday to Friday. So far the number of casualties, if any, is unclear. The fighting threatens a fragile ceasefire established between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers that came ...
Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 4 Million; 2 Million Deaths Recorded in Just 166 Days

Global COVID-19 Death Toll Exceeds 4 Million; 2 Million Deaths Recorded in Just 166 Days

COVID-19, HEALTH, WORLD, World Health Organization
The top five countries by total number of deaths – the United States, Brazil, India, Russia and Mexico – represent about 50% of all deaths in the world. Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of four million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations. While the number of new cases and deaths have abated in countries like the United States and Britain, several nations have vaccine shortages as the Delta variant becomes the dominant strain around the world. It took over a year for the COVID–19 death toll to hit two million, while the next two million were recorded in just 166 days, according to a Reuters...
Putin ‘Doesn’t Beat Around the Bush’: Swiss President Shares Impressions of Geneva Summit

Putin ‘Doesn’t Beat Around the Bush’: Swiss President Shares Impressions of Geneva Summit

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, RELATIONS, RUSSIA, USA, WORLD
On 16 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden met in Geneva to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries - their first meeting since the US president took the office in January. The two sides eventually branded the tête-à-tête as a “positive” one. In his first interview since the Putin-Biden summit in Geneva on Wednesday, Swiss President Guy Parmelin, who hosted the event, shared his impressions about the two presidents’ meeting that the whole world was watching closely. Parmelin told Radio Télévision Suisse that for him personally, the most significant moment of the summit was when the two leaders started speaking after arriving at Villa La Grange: "Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have been talking for five minutes, and I immedi...
Hong Kong Charges Apple Daily’s Top Editor Under Security Law

Hong Kong Charges Apple Daily’s Top Editor Under Security Law

Asia, China, CRIME, CRISIS, HONG KONG, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLICE, POLITICS, WORLD
Customers queue to purchase the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong, China. Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg , Bloomberg Hong Kong police formally charged both the editor and publisher of Apple Daily with offenses under the city’s sweeping national security law, according to the Oriental Daily, after authorities arrested the pro-democracy newspaper’s leadership on Thursday. Ryan Law, editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, and Cheung Kim-hung, the newspaper’s publisher and chief executive officer of parent company Next Digital Ltd., were both charged with colluding with foreign forces under the security law, the Oriental Daily reported on Friday. They may appear in court as soon as Saturday. The police have charged two men with “collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to...
Another global internet outage hits major banks, airlines

Another global internet outage hits major banks, airlines

CRISIS, DIGITAL, EMERGENCY, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNET, TERROR, WORLD
An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai. Sign for Akamai technology company on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 18, 2017. (AFP) Major banks and airlines were among businesses that have been hit by a fresh global online outage, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai. An hour-long blackout hit a number of US airlines and several Australian financial firms as well as other companies dotted around the world, with angry customers unable to access websites and mobile apps. "We are aware of the issue and actively working to restore services as soon as possible," an Akamai spokesperson told AFP. American, Delta, United and Southw...
President Kenyatta mourns former Zambian President Kaunda

President Kenyatta mourns former Zambian President Kaunda

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NAIROBI, 18th June 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to President Edgar Lungu, the Government and the people of Zambia following the death of former President Kenneth Kaunda who passed away yesterday aged 97. “On behalf of the Government and the People of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and People of Zambia on the demise of former President Kenneth Kaunda,” President Kenyatta said in his message of consolation. President Kenyatta eulogized the late founding father of the Zambian nation as an outstanding statesman and a Pan-Africanist who played a key role in the African continent’s liberation struggle. “Former President Kaunda was a great leader, full of wisdom who remained...
Biden says he agreed with Putin to stop Iran from getting nuclear bomb

Biden says he agreed with Putin to stop Iran from getting nuclear bomb

DIPLOMACY, Diplomats, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, PRESS CONFERENCE, RUSSIA, USA, WORLD
The US President did not secure a commitment from his Russian counterpart on Wednesday to renew a UN cross-border aid operation into Syria. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP) GENEVA--US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Wednesday in Geneva to cooperate toward preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, said the US leader at the end of the US-Russia summit. Talking at a news conference in Geneva after his first meeting with the Russian leader, Biden said he told Putin “how it is in the interest of both Russia and the United States to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.” “We agreed to work together there because it’s as much...
China successfully launches mission sending astronauts to new space station

China successfully launches mission sending astronauts to new space station

China, INTERNATIONAL, POWER, TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
Tang Hongbo, Liu Boming and Nie Haisheng were selected as the first Chinese astronauts to travel into space in five years. China successfully launched three astronauts into space on Thursday, bringing the country one step closer to completing its new space station. The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, or Divine Vessel, was launched on a Long March-2F carrier rocket this morning local time, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert.The mission will send the crew to the core module of the planned space station, called Tiangong or Heavenly Palace, which is still under construction in a low Earth orbit. The spacecraft will dock with the core module about six and a half hours after launch, according to state media CCTV. The crew will stay in orbit for three mont...
Iran election: How will it shape Tehran’s relations with the West?

Iran election: How will it shape Tehran’s relations with the West?

Asia, ELECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL, IRAN, Middle East, POLITICS, WORLD
Islamic hardliner Ebrahim Raisi is viewed as favorite to win the presidential election. But given the nation's dire economic straits, he is expected to continue current President Rouhani's approach to foreign policy.   Just five candidates are contesting to become the next president of Iran In the upcoming presidential election, slated for June 18, Iran's current Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi is widely expected to secure victory and become the Islamic Republic's eighth president.    The ultraconservative politician — who is notorious for his involvement as a prosecutor in the execution of thousands of political prisoners in the late 1980s — is no stranger to Iranians. Raisi has been the head of the nation's judiciary since 2019. He will need to...
Apple Daily newspaper editors and executives arrested under Hong Kong security law on charges of collusion with foreign powers

Apple Daily newspaper editors and executives arrested under Hong Kong security law on charges of collusion with foreign powers

HONG KONG, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLICE, POLITICS, WORK, WORLD
Ryan Law, second from right, Apple Daily's chief editor, is arrested by police officers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law against a pro-democracy newspaper for the first time Thursday, arresting five editors and executives on charges of collusion with foreign powers. Police said they had strong evidence that more than 30 articles published by Apple Daily played a “crucial part” in a conspiracy with foreign countries to impose sanctions against China and Hong Kong, in response to a crackdown on civil liberties in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Apple Daily has often criticised the Chinese and Hong Kong governments for tightening control over the city and walking back on promises by Beijing that the territory could retain its freedoms when it wa...
Kampala Lord Mayor re-appoints Doreen Nyanjura as his Deputy.

Kampala Lord Mayor re-appoints Doreen Nyanjura as his Deputy.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KAMPALA, KCCA, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda With extremely great pleasure, i wish to officially inform all gallant Ugandans of my appointment by the Lord Mayor of Kampala City His Worship Erias Lukwago as Minister for Health, Education, Sports and Environment of KCCA and took Oath today. With effect from today 16th June 2021 , am the political head of the affairs of the directorates of Education and Social Services, Sports and Public Health & Environment of KCCA. I'm deeply grateful to my appointing authority the Lord Mayor of Kampala City for entrusting me with this highly demanding public office in areas of Health, Education, Sports and Environment which am greatly passionate about, I pledge allegiance and impartiality for the common good of all people of Kampala irrespective of their socio-economic ...
Update: Beyond Zero’s efforts against fistula receives Kshs 1.3 million boost from Slovak Republic

Update: Beyond Zero’s efforts against fistula receives Kshs 1.3 million boost from Slovak Republic

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NAIROBI, 16th June 2021 (PSCU) – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero initiative has received a Kshs 1.3 million grant from the Slovak Government to boost its campaign against fistula. The Kshs 1.3 million grant, channelled to Beyond Zero through the Slovak Aid, was signed on Wednesday at the Slovak Embassy in Nairobi by Ambassador František Dlhopolček and Beyond Zero Coordinator Angella Langat. The grant is part of ongoing support the Slovak Government has been giving Kenya's health sector. Previously, the Slovak Government supported cardiac surgeries on 10 children with complex congenital heart diseases, performed by Slovak doctors in partnership with their counterparts at Mater Hospital in Nairobi in March 2019, an event that was witnessed by First Lady Margaret ...
Tensions high after Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas sites in Gaza

Tensions high after Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas sites in Gaza

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, GAZA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Israel, Middle East, PALESTINE, WORLD
Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas targets in Gaza early Wednesday morning, with the military saying this was in response to incendiary balloons crossing over from Hamas-controlled territory into Israel. There have been no reports of any casualties. The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that the Hamas compounds were used by members planning attacks, and the militant group is "responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences for its actions." Additionally, the Israeli military is "prepared for any scenario, including a resumption of hostilities." Last month, Israel and Hamas reached a cease-fire agreement after nearly two weeks of violence between both sides left more than 240 people in Gaza and 12 people in Israel dead. Tuesday's conflic...