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Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda, 97, hospitalized amid virus surge

Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda, 97, hospitalized amid virus surge

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Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda, 97, has been admitted to hospital, his office announced Monday, as the southern African country battles a surge in COVID-19 cases. Kaunda asked for ``all Zambians and the international community to pray for him as the medical team is doing everything possible to ensure that he recovers,'' according to the statement issued by Kaunda's administrative assistant Rodrick Ngolo. The short statement did not specify the cause of Kaunda's illness, but Zambia is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and the country's founding president was admitted to Maina Soko Medical Center, a treatment center for the disease in the capital, Lusaka. Zambia's 7-day rolling average of daily new cases has risen dramatically over the past two weeks from 1.44 new...
Zambia: President collapses from dizziness during televised ceremony

Zambia: President collapses from dizziness during televised ceremony

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The president of Zambia Edgar Lungu fainted on Sunday during the country’s televised official annual ceremony for the National Defence Forces Day -- which was immediately interrupted following the incident. The 64-year-old head of state -- who is running for re-election in August, suffers from the rare disease achalasia. The condition affects the oesophagus and causes hypoglycaemic attacks Lungu had previously taken ill in and been hospitalised in 2015. Sunday afternoon apparently saw Lungu experience a sudden dizzy spell. Nevertheless, Zambia’s leader has since recovered and continues to perform his duties -- as per the official statement issued by the presidency. Edgar Lungu first took office in 2015 and was maintained his powerful position in a disputed electi...
Emirates suspends flights from Uganda and Zambia

Emirates suspends flights from Uganda and Zambia

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Media statement: In line with UAE government directives, Emirates will be suspending passenger flights from Zambia and Uganda to Dubai, effective 11 June 2021, until further notice. Emirates flights from Dubai to Lusaka, continuing on to Harare and flights from Dubai to Entebbe will continue to operate as normal. Furthermore, passengers who have connected through Zambia and Uganda in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE. UAE Nationals and their first degree relatives, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions accredited by the UAE and the two countries who comply with updated COVID‑19 protocols, as well as delegations and businesspeople who have received prior approvals, will be exempt for travel.‎ Emirates regre...
ZAMBIA: NBA to destroy 2,000 tonnes of seized GMO seed

ZAMBIA: NBA to destroy 2,000 tonnes of seized GMO seed

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THE National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has seized over 2,000 tonnes of genetically modified (GMO) maize seed. Communications officer Sandra Lombe said the seed which was yet to be on the Zambian market had been seized and would be destroyed according to the biosafety Act No. 10 of 2007. Lombe said the Authority randomly collected 74 samples of different varieties of maize from some farm fields and warehouses in Lusaka, Central, Southern and Northern provinces and subjected them to GMO test using Polymerase Chain Reaction. “Of these 74 samples, from various farmers across the four provinces, four samples tested positive to genetic modification and have since been seized on site by the Authority. During the investigation the four samples were subjected to tests at local and int...
COVID-19 cases scale-up in Zambia – Gov’t denies 61 people entries

COVID-19 cases scale-up in Zambia – Gov’t denies 61 people entries

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A security officer and a church attendee wash hands at Regina Pacis Parish Catholic church in Chawama, Lusaka, capital of Zambia, Feb. 14, 2021. Health authorities in Zambia said on Thursday that 61 people were denied entry as the country tightens its surveillance guidelines due to increased cases of COVID-19. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health for Technical Services said the strengthened surveillance at entry points resulted in the screening of over 6,000 travelers out of which 500 were placed under self-isolation while 61 were denied entry. The health ministry has revised point of entry surveillance guidelines that require all travelers to produce SARS-COV-2 negative certificates. He said during a COVID-19 update press briefing that the country was...
Deputy Speaker Of Paliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Jacob Olulanyah hands over Office

Deputy Speaker Of Paliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Jacob Olulanyah hands over Office

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"Just handed over all the things that I got by virtue of the Office of the Deputy Speaker.Today is my last day as a Member of Parliament according to article 77(3) of the constitution and per article 82 (7) (d), I cease being Deputy Speaker Of Parliament.It has been a great experience, one of many lessons and growth.An absolute honor to have served. Oulanyah wants to bounce back as the next Speaker of the 11th Parliament.He will also be sworn in today as a Member Of Parliament representing Omoro County. Former Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah hands over Office. Former Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah prepares to hand over Office Keys. Former Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah leaves Office.
CUSTOMERS WELCOME MTN’S NEW MOMO WITHDRAWAL RATES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

CUSTOMERS WELCOME MTN’S NEW MOMO WITHDRAWAL RATES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS.

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Two weeks ago, MTN Uganda cut MoMo withdrawal rates in a move that is aimed at bolstering financial inclusion across the country and to further enhance the benefits customers get when they choose MTN MoMo. Stephen Mutana the General Manager of Mobile Financial Services at MTN Uganda MTN also added new benefits to be enjoyed at every transaction with courtesy of the Senkyu program, the brands loyalty platform for its customers.   What this means is that customers earn Senkyu points for every withdrawal, sending or payment transaction they undertake using MoMo. The Senkyu points can then be redeemed as free airtime, SMS, MBs or for paying of goods and services through MoMoPay at merchant locations countrywide. With the reduced rates, customers will not only pay less for withdr...
More Pictures of President Museveni during his Swearing in Ceremony

More Pictures of President Museveni during his Swearing in Ceremony

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President Museveni is seen with his dear Wife Janet Museveni after being sworn in for the sixth term as Uganda's leader. President Museveni is seen with his dear Wife Janet Museveni after being sworn in for the sixth term as Uganda's leader. President Museveni is seen with his dear Wife Janet Museveni after being sworn in for the sixth term as Uganda's leader. President Museveni is seen being sworn in for the sixth term as Uganda's leader.
Recently,President Museveni received credentials and welcomed H.E Veluppillai Kananathan, the High Commissioner Designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Uganda. I wish H.E Kananathan a successful tenure.

Recently,President Museveni received credentials and welcomed H.E Veluppillai Kananathan, the High Commissioner Designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Uganda. I wish H.E Kananathan a successful tenure.

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Uganda's President Gen.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni receives H.E Veluppillai Kananathan, the High Commissioner Designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Uganda. Uganda's President Gen.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni receives H.E Veluppillai Kananathan, the High Commissioner Designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Uganda. H.E Veluppillai Kananathan, the High Commissioner Designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Uganda signs in a guest book.
President Kenyatta attends President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration in Kampala

President Kenyatta attends President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration in Kampala

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KAMPALA, UGANDA, 12th May 2021 (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday joined several other African Heads of State at the inauguration of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Kampala, Uganda. (L-R) Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is seen with Kenya's leader Uhuru Kenyatta having a word.Photo by PSCU. (L-R) Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with the first Lady Janet Museveni,Kenya's leader Uhuru Kenyatta and South Sudanese President Salvar Kiir. Photo by PSCU.Photo by PSCU. President Kenyatta, who is the current Chairperson of the East African Community, was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Infrastructure). Presidents Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo), Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit ...
Uganda’s President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president following his January 14 victory against 10 other candidates.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president following his January 14 victory against 10 other candidates.

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“I, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall be faithful and bear the true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda…” he said, marking the start of his 6th term in office in what makes him the longest-serving leader in the region. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was on Wednesday sworn in for a 6th elective term, in a ceremony attended by several heads of state, including Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta. President Museveni displays the Uganda Coat Of Arms from the Chief Justice Owinyi Dollo The 76-year-old leader has been in power since 1986, after bloody civil war. Museveni, 76, won 58 percent of the votes cast in January’s polls, beating his closest rival and pop star, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine from the National Unity Platform who h...
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Uganda to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Uganda to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

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President Kenyatta was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development).
Arriving for the State Dinner with visiting Heads of State, and guests at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Arriving for the State Dinner with visiting Heads of State, and guests at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

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Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni welcome Zimbabean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa to the dinner. Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni welcome Somali leader Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to the dinner. Hosting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet at the dinner.
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Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

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With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

South sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit mourns his Tanzanian Counterpart John Pombe Magufuli

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Juba,South Sudan 18th March 2021, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a statement on the passing on of H.E. John Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. In his Statement to the media, H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit said that the People of Republic of South Sudan are deeply saddened and grieving with their brothers and sisters in the United Republic of Tanzania. South Sudanese President H.E Salvar Kiir.Courtesy Photo H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit declared three days of mourning across South Sudan and instructed all the Government institutions and our diplomatic missions abroad to fly their flags half-mast during this period beginning from today in his honour to the Late H.E. President John Pombe Magufuli. H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit...