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Ugandan officials appointed for 2nd Preliminary round.

Ugandan officials appointed for 2nd Preliminary round.

AFRICA, KENYA, Sudan, UGANDA, Zambia
Match No.83Gor Mahia (Kenya) vs Napsa Stars FC (Zambia) 14th Feb 2021 at Nyayo National Stadium, NairobiReferee: William Oloya.AR1: Okello Lee.AR2: Isa Masembe. R.R: Ali Sabila Chelenget. *Total CAF Champions League 2020/2021* Match No.86Al Merreikh (Sudan)Vs AS Vita (DRC)23rd Feb.2021 at Omdurman El Hilal Stadium.General Coordinator: Ali MwebeSecurity Officer: Hurmphrey Mandu Watenga Match No.87El Hilal Omdurman (Sudan)vs TP Mazembe (DR Congo)24th Feb 2021 at Omdurman El Hilal Stadium.Match Commissioner: Awuye Yusuf Suleiman.
World’s GDP, GDP YoY, GDP QoQ, Interest rates, inflation rates, jobless rates, Gov. Budgets, Debt/GDP, Current Account and Population.

World’s GDP, GDP YoY, GDP QoQ, Interest rates, inflation rates, jobless rates, Gov. Budgets, Debt/GDP, Current Account and Population.

Afaghanstan, AFRICA, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Banking World, Business, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Denmark, Djibouti, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, ETHIOPIA, EUROPEAN UNION, Florida, Ghana, Guinea, Housing Finance Bank, INTERNATIONAL, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, KENYA, Lesotho, LIBYA, London, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, TANZANIA, UAE, UGANDA, UK, United Bank For Africa, USA, West Africa, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
CountryGDPGDP YoYGDP QoQInterest rateInflation rateJobless rateGov. BudgetDebt/GDPCurrent AccountPopulationUnited States21428-2.50%4.00%0.25%1.40%6.70%-4.60%106.90%-2.30329.13China143436.50%2.60%3.85%0.20%5.20%-2.80%52.60%1.001400.05Euro Area13336-4.30%12.50%0.00%-0.30%8.30%-0.60%77.60%2.30341.90Japan5082-5.80%5.30%-0.10%-1.20%2.90%-3.80%236.60%3.60126.01Germany3846-3.90%0.10%0.00%1.00%4.60%-4.80%59.80%7.1083.20India2875-7.50%21.90%4.00%4.59%6.50%-4.59%69.62%-0.901312.24United Kingdom2827-8.60%16.00%0.10%0.60%5.00%-1.80%80.70%-3.8066.65France2716-5.00%-1.30%0.00%0.00%9.00%-3.00%98.10%-0.7066.98Italy2001-5.00%15.90%0.00%-0.20%8.90%-1.60%134.80%3.0060.36Brazil1840-3.90%7.70%2.00%4.52%14.10%-5.90%75.79%-2.70210.15Canada1736-5.20%8.90%0.25%0.70%8.80%-1.50%88.60%-2.1037.78Russia1700-3.40%1.50%...
Pre CHAN Tournament: Sekajugo, Mukwala on target to hand Uganda victory over Zambia

Pre CHAN Tournament: Sekajugo, Mukwala on target to hand Uganda victory over Zambia

EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, UGANDA, Zambia
The smallest men on the pitch Vianne Sekajugo and Steven Mukwala proved lethal with the ball as Uganda dominated Zambia to win 2-0 in their second match of the Pre CHAN Mini Tournament at Annex 1-Omnisports- in Yaounde, Cameroon Uganda Cranes XI that started against Zambia today in CameroonPrior to the match, the big talk was on two old friends Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry and Chipolopolo’s Milutin Micho Sredojevic.Micho took Uganda back to AFCON Finals after 39 years of waiting in 2016, so there was every reason for emotions and news headlines to be created from this moment. After the match, both coaches Micho (L) and McKinstry (R) exhibited high levles of professionalism and sportsmanship spirit. It ended Uganda 2-0 Zambi However Sekajugo and Mukwala will st...
Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Chief Joins Continental Body

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Chief Joins Continental Body

INTERNATIONAL, Sports, UGANDA, Zambia
The decision was arrived at and ratified by Committee Chairman Abdenasser Bougja LUSAKA, Zambia, December 22, 2020/ -- Brigadier General Clement Sinkamba, President of the Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) has been appointed to the Referees Committee at Rugby Africa.                                            Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Chief Joins Continental Body  In a letter dated 21st December, 2020 and signed by Rugby Africa General Manager Coralie Van den berg, the appointment follows a Committee meeting held earlier which the decision was arrived at and ratified by Committee Chairman Abdenasser Bougja. When accepting the appointment, the boss expressed delight and dedicated the appointment to all Zambians. "It is gratifying to receive such a recognition and...
Zambia Rugby poised to restart

Zambia Rugby poised to restart

Sports, Zambia
The Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) is undertaking the Return to Play protocols as prescribed by World Rugby while not forgetting those required by local authoritiesLUSAKA, Zambia, September 16, 2020/ -- The Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) (www.ZRU.Rugby) has announced that the 2020 rugby league which had earlier been cancelled is likely to resume in the form of tournaments to be organized by various clubs across the country. This has been confirmed by Director of Rugby (DoR) Noble Sinkamba in an online meeting with other Executive and Secretariat members. He said the Union had earlier written to the National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) indicating their intentions to resume the games. After a thorough review by the Sports Council, a letter of recommendation was generated to the Ministry of Spo...
Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (1st August 2020)

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (1st August 2020)

Zambia
LUSAKA, Zambia, August 2, 2020/ -- 265 new confirmed cases; 14 deaths; 327 recoveriesNew cases reported from: 161 Lusaka, 31 Ndola, 30 Chingola, 14 Kitwe, 10 Chililabombwe, 8 Kalumbila, 4 Kabwe, 2 Chilanga, 2 Mansa, 2 Mpongwe, 1 ChinsaliDeaths reported from: 14 Lusaka (10 Community deaths; 4 Facility deaths)Recoveries reported from: 315 Lusaka, 6 Muchinga, 6 N/WesternTests in the last 24 hours: 1,908 (85,001 cumulative)Cumulative cases: 6228Total recoveries: 4130COVID-19 deaths: 50COVID-19 associated deaths: 104Total: 165 + 11 UnclassifiedActive cases: 1933
AFRICA: Minister of Education in Zambia sacked after his sex video went viral

AFRICA: Minister of Education in Zambia sacked after his sex video went viral

AFRICA, Zambia
Minister of Education in Zambia, David Mabumba was on Wednesday sacked by the country’s President Edgar Lungu after nude video clips of him went viral on social media. The Minister’s dismissal was contained in a statement from the Presidency, signed by Lungu’s spokesperson Isaac Chipampe. Although no reason was pinpointed for his sack but it may not be unconnected to the viral video of him masturbating. The Minister was seen in the video fondling himself while on live WhatsApp video with a woman. The video has since generated a lot of controversy and debate in the country and around Africa. While the Minister is yet to comment on the video, police in the country are now investigating the circulation. Mabumba has been replaced by Dennis Wanchinga
CORONAVIRUS: Zambian MP dies of Covid-19, Parliament forced to recess.

CORONAVIRUS: Zambian MP dies of Covid-19, Parliament forced to recess.

AFRICA, Zambia
Zambia’s Parliament has been forced to adjourn after a legislator, Mr Rogers Mwewa, recently died from coronavirus.The legislator from the North of the country recently fell ill and had tested positive for Covid-19. He died and was buried yesterday (Tuesday).The country’s Vice President, Inonge Wina, said the escalating cases of Covid-19 had necessitated adjournment of the House. Ms Wina bemoaned increasing cases of the virus despite the implementation of measures to combat its spread.The Vice President and Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, will on Wednesday lead other MPs in a mass testing exercise at Parliament Building clinic in Lusaka. Zambia’s health minister Chitalu Chilufya said the virus had spread exponentially the last few days.The pandemic has spread to ...
ZAMBIA: Health Minister arrested for Corruption.

ZAMBIA: Health Minister arrested for Corruption.

AFRICA, Zambia
Zambia’s health minister Chitalu Chilufya was arrested on Wednesday and charged with using ill-gotten gains to acquire property, the country’s anti-corruption commission said. Graft investigators honed in on Chilufya, 47, last month after noticing the minister had suddenly amassed a fortune. “Chilufya… was arrested today and charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime,” commission spokesman Jonathan Siame said in a statement. “The arrest follows investigations the commission has been conducting against the minister in relation to the above allegations.” Chilufya has been released on police bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 9. His lawyer was not immediately available for comment. If convicted, Chilufya cou...
AFRICA: Zambia’s  Info Minister tests positive for Covid-19, cases tally at 920.

AFRICA: Zambia’s Info Minister tests positive for Covid-19, cases tally at 920.

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, Zambia
Zambia is one of southern Africa’s most impacted nations despite being way behind continent leader South Africa. A lockdown imposed by President Edgar Lungu has since been relaxed following a continent-wide trend. This article will focus on major developments coming from the southern African country. May 24: govt spokesperson tests positive Information Minister and chief government spokesperson, Dora Siliya, confirmed testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. In a video posted on Twitter, she said she had gone into immediate self-isolation despite being asymptomatic. “I have since alerted the ministry of health and I have given them all my contacts especially in the last 10 days,” she added. “Let us continue to observe social distancing, masking and washing our hands regularl...
Zambian President gives his State of the Nation address on Covid-19

Zambian President gives his State of the Nation address on Covid-19

AFRICA, HEALTH, Zambia
His Excellency, Dr Edgar Lungu, the President of the Republic of Zambia has given his executive statement and orders on the COVID 19 Pandemic on Wednesday, 25th March 2020. The president started by reminding the Zambian people that the world is facing one of its greatest adversaries that threatens mankind. The coronavirus disease. “This virus is mean, devastating and morbid. A few weeks ago, it was heard from a distance in china; today it is in the neighborhood. Today, you and I are not safe anymore and until we comply with what the health authorities are saying, it may spread quickly and endanger our lives.”, said the President. President Lungu noted that Zambia is landlocked; and that means, with a crisis of this magnitude, they will find themselves under forced lockdown if all th...
IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy

IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy IPU President commends Kadaga on advocacy

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA, Zambia
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron has praised the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for championing women inclusion and supporting marginalized groups. The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Hon Gabriela Cuevas Barron awards the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for championing women inclusion and supporting marginalized groups.Photo By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma Updates President Cuevas said this while meeting the Speaker as she visits Uganda as part of the commemoration of 130 years of the IPU. The meeting was held on Thursday, 23 January 2020 in the Speaker’s chambers at Parliament. She commended the Speaker for her unwavering efforts in championing women’s recognition in the IPU. The President of the Inter-Parli...
Kadaga calls for census of Persons with Albinism

Kadaga calls for census of Persons with Albinism

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA, Zambia
Uganda,Kampala: The government should make a deliberate effort towards compiling data for Persons with Albinism (PWA) while carrying out national census, the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Ugandan Albinos are seen marching 20th Jan,2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. She said this will help in planning for the special needs of PWAs like healthcare and education. “Even the local council leaders should make it their responsibility to know the number of persons with albinism in their areas so that we can plan for schools,” Kadaga said. Albinos perform.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Speaker made the call after a fundraising walk aimed at raising funds for  the construction of a rehabilitation centre for PWAs. The event on Monday, 20 January 2020 is part of ...
Museveni explains purpose of the Galamba-Bireembo Trek

Museveni explains purpose of the Galamba-Bireembo Trek

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
Birembo,Uganda: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has explained that the purpose of the 2020 Great Trek from Galamba in Wakiso District to Birembo in Kakumiro District was not to show stamina but rather to educate the young generation about the history of their country, appreciate the veterans who fough for its liberation and do what they need to do to make sure that their country survives. “I want you to look at the history of the ones who were before you who had a deeper understanding of what Africa needs but also had the discipline to fight for it. I also wanted to expose you to your country so that you see the potential in agriculture and tourism industry. When I was looking at the hills of Kanzira, Butoloogo, I was thinking of the idea of supporting you with health tourism fac...
New Alert to our   Fellow-Citizens living in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria

New Alert to our Fellow-Citizens living in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria

AFRICA, Business, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
Our community living in those regions is called to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous posts CANBERRA, Australia, January 7, 2020/ -- The recent fires burning on either side of New South Wales and Victoria are still expected to merge later this week despite relief, especially following yesterday’s rains, from severe weather conditions. As there is a concern over fires burning out of control in both states could form a "mega fire", our community living in those regions is called to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous posts. In case any emergency arise, our fellow-citizens are called to follow the instructions below:  
Kenya and Guinea Bissau agree to deepen bilateral ties

Kenya and Guinea Bissau agree to deepen bilateral ties

AFRICA, Business, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA, Zambia, ZIMBABWE
MOMBASA, Kenya Kenya and Guinea Bissau have agreed to work more closely to deepen their bilateral ties. President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, met with Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo.  Also in attendance was Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed. Speaking today at a meeting at State House, Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo said the two countries will enhance their cooperation for the benefit of the citizens of the two nations.  The leaders singled out exchange of students and teachers, collaboration in technical training, trade and security as some of the key areas of focus in bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Guinea Bissau.  President Kenyatta congra...