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WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

CRIME, international criminal court, WORLD
The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity a year ago, eight years after the former West African strongman’s arrest and transfer to the Hague-based court. Belgium agreed to host Gbagbo, 73, after he was released in February last year under strict conditions including that he would return to court for a prosecution appeal against his acquittal. An ICC spokesman said Gbagbo could travel provided if the country he was going to agreed to receive him. Gbagbo’s return to Ivory Coast, where his Ivorian Popular Front Part...
Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

Standard Chartered donates US$300,000 (Over Ugx 1 billion) for immediate COVID-19 relief efforts in Uganda

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, LONDON, UGANDA, UK, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda,28 May 2020 – Standard Chartered Uganda has contributed US$300,000 (Ugx 1,110,000,000) to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda (R) with Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda.Courtesy Photo via KMA Updates. The donation is part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US$5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda. Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and ...
ENTERTAINMENT: Star Wars actor rails against racism after George Floyd death.

ENTERTAINMENT: Star Wars actor rails against racism after George Floyd death.

Entertainment, FEATURE STORIES, WORLD
Actor John Boyega has delivered an uncompromising message against racism after fielding praise and backlash for Twitter posts about the subject. The Star Wars actor posted about his hatred of racists on Wednesday following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in the US. He added that "WHITE on BLACK racism" had "ruined the world", which sparked responses about other forms of racism. He later doubled down against "racist white people" in an Instagram live. His initial anger was sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, who was shown in a video groaning "I can't breathe" as a white policeman knelt on his neck. Image copyright AFP Image caption George Floyd's death has sparked protests in the US Boyega tweeted his hatred of racists before replying to a ...
WORLD:  Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

WORLD: Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

CRIME, ISRAEL, WORLD
Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country's history. He denies accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Arrived at the courthouse for a brief hearing, he said the cases were aimed at "toppling him in any way possible". He was sworn back into office as head of a rare unity government a week ago. His political rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to share power following three inconclusive elections in under a year. He has rejected calls by opponents to step down while he fights the cases. The leader of the right-wing Likud party is Israel's longest-serving prime minister, having been in power continuously since 2009. He also served a term in office from 1996-1999. What happened at the court? As he arrived at the Jerusalem District Cour...
Madhvani  donates a powerful brand new double cabin pick in the efforts to fight Covid19 in Uganda

Madhvani donates a powerful brand new double cabin pick in the efforts to fight Covid19 in Uganda

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
The brand new double cabin pick up that the Madhvani group donated. It was packed with an assortment of essential human items. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, Mary Karooro Okurut, Uganda's Prime Minister Rt Hon,Dr Ruhakana Rugunda,the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut have received a donation of a brand new vehicle with an assortment of goods to the national response fund to Covid19 and the donation was warmly received by the prime minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda  worth over 250M/=. Mary Karo...
HEALTH: Anti-Malaria Pills in the UK on trial for Coronavirus.

HEALTH: Anti-Malaria Pills in the UK on trial for Coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD
A trial to see whether two anti-malarial drugs could prevent Covid-19 has begun in Brighton and Oxford. Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine or a placebo will be given to more than 40,000 healthcare workers from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. All the participants are staff who are in contact with Covid-19 patients. US President Donald Trump was criticised this week The first UK participants in the global trial are being enrolled on Thursday at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. They will be given either hydroxychloroquine or a placebo for three months. At sites in Asia, participants will be given chloroquine or a placebo. These are the first of a planned 25 UK sites, with results expected by the end of the year. ...
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Hands Over COVID-19 Contribution of UGX1.3bn

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Hands Over COVID-19 Contribution of UGX1.3bn

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, ENGLAND, EUROPE, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD
COVID-19 Task Force Receives Three Pick-Ups for Ministry of Health Fleet - May 20, 2020, Kampala - Uganda Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda today handed over its contribution of UGX1.3billion (One Billion, Three Hundred Million Shillings) with three brand new pick-up trucks added to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 fleet. (R-L) Prime Minister and Chair of the National Task Force for COVID-19, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Conrad van Niekerk, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Regional Managing Director in charge of Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana,Melkamu Abebe,General ManagerUganda and Simon Kaheru (Public Affairs & Communications Director).Extreme right is Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the over seer of National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister incharge of General Duties.Photo by Ronald...
Kwagalana group  donates a brand new  TATA Double Cabin Pick to fight COVID-19 in Uganda.

Kwagalana group donates a brand new TATA Double Cabin Pick to fight COVID-19 in Uganda.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD, World Health Organization
Uganda’s wealthy Business group under their Umbrella body Kwagalana on Tuesday donated a TATA Double Cabin. The Pick-Up white in color was received by  Uganda's  First Deputy  Prime Minister Rt Hon. Gen (RTD) in the Presence of the Political Overseer of the National Response Fund to COVID 19 Hon. Mary Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairperson of the Fund Engineer Emmanuel Katongole, Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the Administrator and Secretary of the  Fund. “Please receive our humble contribution. Our group does not help only during a Crisis. We are always supporting those in need. We stand with our Country as we fight this Pandemic. KWAGALANA GROUP MOTOR VEHICLE HANDOVER TO NATIONAL COVID 19 TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN GK SPEECH Right Honourable Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, The Chairperson Nati...
CORONAVIRUS: ‘your hands atleast six times a day’

CORONAVIRUS: ‘your hands atleast six times a day’

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, WORLD
Washing your hands at least six to times a day makes catching infections such as coronavirus much less likely, a study by UK researchers suggests. It looked at data, from 2006-09, on viruses structurally very similar to the deadly pandemic strain circulating now. Coronaviruses are a family of virus that most usually cause mild illness such as the common cold. And all of them, including the pandemic one, can be killed by soap and water. Each winter the Medical Research Council asks people in England whether they have flu-like respiratory symptoms and tests those who do for common cold coronavirus infections. And the study, published in Wellcome Open Research and awaiting peer review, found the 1,663 participants were much less likely to be infected if they washed their hands...
WORLD: Masses in Chile protest over food shortage amid the Coronavirus.

WORLD: Masses in Chile protest over food shortage amid the Coronavirus.

chile, CORONAVIRUS, WORLD
Protesters and police have clashed on the outskirts of the Chilean capital Santiago amid tension over food shortages during lockdown. Local television showed police using tear gas and water cannon to quell unrest on the streets of El Bosque, where poverty is high. President Sebastián Piñera, in a televised address after the protests, pledged to get food to those in need. Chile has more than 46,000 cases of Covid-19 so far, with 478 deaths. A recent surge in cases prompted the national capital to go under a strict and total lockdown this weekend. In a separate development on Monday, dozens of members of Chile's senate and two government ministers went into preventative isolation following recent contact with infected colleagues. Why were there protests? Groups of prote...
HEALTH: The first COVID-19 Vaccine test on humans shows signs of creating immunity.

HEALTH: The first COVID-19 Vaccine test on humans shows signs of creating immunity.

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, WORLD
The first coronavirus vaccine tested on humans appears safe and generated antibodies which stopped the virus replicating, according to early trial results shared on Monday. Eight healthy volunteers saw few adverse effects after taking two doses of the potential vaccine, according to Moderna, its manufacturer based in Massachusetts. It appeared to trigger an immune response - the critical requirement of a working vaccine - producing "neutralising antibodies" in all eight of the patients. The levels of those antibodies were similar to that found in people who caught Covid-19 and then recovered. Dr Tal Zaks, Moderna's chief medical officer, called the result a "first important step", with much more testing needed. Some medical experts urged caution, seeking more data. A secon...

Updates on Covid19

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Nairobi, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18, 2020/ -- Ministry of Health, Kenya CS Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Health Assembly, the 1st of its kind since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO) & reaffirmed the country’s support for WHO & it’s leadership Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as it spearheads efforts to combat COVID Coronavirus - Egypt: UK company delivers over 40,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits to EgyptLeading UK company, Primer Design Ltd, a subsidiary of Novacyt SA has exported over 40,000 PCR test kits to Egypt to support its response to COVID-19CAIRO, Egypt, May 18, 2020/ -- The UK and Egyptian government have been working hard to address the immediate medical needs of both countries by keeping essential trade flowing. In Ap...
Its not compulsory to donate towards  Covid19,National Response Fund to Covid19 -Members.

Its not compulsory to donate towards Covid19,National Response Fund to Covid19 -Members.

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
The National Response Fund to Covid19 members have dismissed Social media reports that donating to the fund is Compulsory. Members of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 (L-R) Mr Kamulegeya Francis,Engineer Emmanuel Katongole,Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This followed an appeal by the Chairman of the above fund Engineer Emmanuel Katongole to the Chief Executive Officers of the Private Sector Companies to mobilize Shs 10,000 from each employee for the safety of Citizens. Members of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 (R-L) Mr Kamulegeya Francis,Engineer Emmanuel Katongole,Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He said this during a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on Sunday 17th May 2020. ...
Two friends of Uganda boost the Ugandan government with two Land Cruisers to fight Covid19.

Two friends of Uganda boost the Ugandan government with two Land Cruisers to fight Covid19.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda Mr. Abbas Ali of Yoshino trading limited (L) with Mr. Masaki Okajima of Keisokugiken Company limited.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of the disease, while reducing its effects on vulnerable communities, Mr. Masaki Okajima of Keisokugiken Company limited (L) handing over Keys to Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General duties in the Prime Minister’s office also the Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  Mr. Masaki Okajima of Keisokugiken Company limited and Mr. Abbas Ali of Yoshino tr...
Uganda printing and publishing  Corporation contributes 5tonnes of Maize flour towards the covid 19 task force.

Uganda printing and publishing Corporation contributes 5tonnes of Maize flour towards the covid 19 task force.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UNITED NATIONS, WORLD, World Health Organization
KAMPALA ,Uganda.  By Ronald Kabuubi, KMA Updates. Today Uganda printing and publishing  Corporation team led by the Chairman Board of Directors Mr. Musubire Vicent, contributed 5tonnes of Maize flour towards the COVID 19 task force. They requested that their contribution should be directed to the lawyers. (L-R) Aga Sekala, Member of the National Response Fund to Covid19, the Political overseer of the Fund Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairman Board of Directors Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation Mr. Musubire Vincent, the Managing Director, Dr. Tom Waswa,Finance and Accounting Manager Mr. Kasekendde Mujuzi Aristaco and the Sales and Marketing Manager UPPC,Najjemba Sarah.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Manging director, Dr Tom Waswa, Finanace and Acco...
Kyoga donates to Updf/Police in Somalia

Kyoga donates to Updf/Police in Somalia

AFRICA, Business, China, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, MEDIA, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda COVID-19 NATIONAL SECURITY TASK FORCEKAMPALA05 MAY 2020   Kyoga Dynamics Ltd, a Joint Venture between Luwero Industries Ltd, Ministry of Defence and China Wanbao Engineering Corp., a subsidiary of  NORINCO of China has donated the following medical equipment to UPDF TROOPS in SOMALIA and Ministry of Internal Affairs in support of the Anti- CORONA Virous national effort. The donated items are are:(UPDF) Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda receives the items from the Director/General Manager of Kyoga Dynamics Limited Sun Yong Jiang and the National Enterprise Corporation Managing Director Gen.James Mugira.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. NAME OF THE MATERIAL/EQUIPMENT UNIT QUANTINTY  1. Disposable Medical Face Mask Pcs 10,000  2. KN95 Fac...
Ugandans donate 21 billons  as the National Response Fund to  Covid -19  targets  Uganda Shillings 170 Billion.

Ugandans donate 21 billons as the National Response Fund to Covid -19 targets Uganda Shillings 170 Billion.

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD, World Health Organization
 Kampala Uganda:       Hon. Mary Karooro-Okurut, Minister of General Duties, Office of the Prime Minister,Political oversight.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  Ugandans donate 21 billons  as the National Response Fund to  Covid -19 target  Uganda Shillings 170 Billion. These funds will be  utilized by the Ministry of Health targets or Test kits, Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) and other needs of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Uganda according to the National Response Fund to Covid 19  Chairman Engineer Emmanuel Katongole. He however said there is no specific time for fundraising these resources. The earlier they can get these funds the better. But if Covid disappears soon, the better. “The Fu...
Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers donated UGX 8,175,000/ as a contribution for fueling ambulances and Ministry of Health vehicles involved in surveillance and pucking samples from the hubs to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe.

Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers donated UGX 8,175,000/ as a contribution for fueling ambulances and Ministry of Health vehicles involved in surveillance and pucking samples from the hubs to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe.

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, WORLD
The Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (R) appreciates and accepts the Cheque with The Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut recently. Left is UIPE President Engineer Vicent Ochwo Olie. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Bishop Sebuchu donates to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

Bishop Sebuchu donates to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED NATIONS, WORLD
Bishop Sebuchu has donated 10 Million following President Yoweri' Museveni's appeal to the rich individuals and Companies to donate in the fight against Covid19. The Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon Mary Karooro Okurut (right) with Bishop Sebuchu (middle) on Thursday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The cheque was handed over to the Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon Mary arooro Okurut on Thursday Evenning. The Political overseer of the National Response Fund to Covid19 Hon Mary Karooro Okurut (right) with Bishop Sebuchu on Thursday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Bishop Sebuchu of Kampala International Christian Centre (KICC) also donated Maize Flour worth 25 million shillings.He requested that it shou...
President Museveni delivers on his promise.

President Museveni delivers on his promise.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, SECURITY, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has kept his word by donating half of his salary to fight Coronavirus as he promised. First Lady Hon Janet Museveni handing over the dummy Cheque to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and the Chairman of the National Response Fund Mr Emmanuel Katongole as Bishop Joshua Lwere looks on.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The dummy  cheque was delivered by the first lady Janet Museveni to the Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. A few minutes later, she unveiled Cash to him. First Lady Hon Janet Museveni looks on after handing over the dummy Cheque to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Background. Mrs Dorothy Kisaka,the Administrator and Secretary of the National Response to...