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Month: February 2020

‘We Shall Fight Coronavirus Like We Fought AIDS’- President Museveni

‘We Shall Fight Coronavirus Like We Fought AIDS’- President Museveni

Health, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally addressed Ugandans about the global threat of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which broke out in Wuhan, China and has since spread to several countries. In a statement he issued through his social media platforms on Saturday, President Museveni urged Ugandans to take extra caution so as to avoid getting infected with Coronavirus, but assured the nation that the government shall fight the virus the way deadly Ebola and HIV/AIDS were fought. Here below is President Museveni's full statement; Fellow Citizens, People in Uganda, today I want to address you on the issue of Coronavirus. Coronavirus is real, it does not kill as much and fast like Ebola, but spreads at a very terrific rate. It undermines economies because ...
President Museveni Invites    Archbishop Of Canterbury  For  Arch. Kazimba Mugalu’s Enthronement

President Museveni Invites Archbishop Of Canterbury For Arch. Kazimba Mugalu’s Enthronement

NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend Justin Portal Welby, for honouring his invitation to grace new Church Uganda Archbishop Stephen Kazimba Mugalu’s enthronement, slated to take place on March 1, 2020, at Namirembe Cathedral. Archbishop Welby, who was accompanied by outgoing C.oU Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, paid the President a courtesy visit at State House Entebbe on Friday evening, where they interacted for some time. President Yoweri Museveni with Archbishop Justin Welby Shortly after Archbishop’s visit, president Museveni write on his social media platforms thus; “I welcome the Most Reverand, Lord Archbishop Justin Portal Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Churc...
Police Speak Out On Arresting UK Journalist, Foiling  Bobi Wine Video Shoot

Police Speak Out On Arresting UK Journalist, Foiling Bobi Wine Video Shoot

NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Police have revealed why they arrested a Uganda UK journalist identified as Moses Bwayo on Monday, and dispersed a team that was shooting a music video for People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, in Kampala. According to the police,  the journalist and his group were shooting a music video in the middle of the road, disrupting traffic, and refused to move on when they were ordered to vacate the area. Patrick Onyango Following the arrest, police said they would charge the journalist with illegal assembly after arresting him  capturing a documentary of a song being composed by Bobi Wine, who wants to oust president Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 general elections.  Bwayo, who works under a contract with a UK-bas...
Putin Refutes Claims Of Having Body Double

Putin Refutes Claims Of Having Body Double

NEWS
By Elite Reporter Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted he was offered the chance to use a body double to make appearances in public for security reasons but said he declined the offer and never used one. Putin, 67, who has dominated Russian politics for more than two decades, has long been the subject of conspiracy theories in Russia, all of them unsubstantiated, that he uses a body double or even a small army of them. One of the more elaborate theories compares photographs of Putin over the years, claiming to have identified a number of different individuals posing as him. But during an interview with TASS news agency aired on Thursday, Putin was shown a list of popular Internet searches purportedly associated with his name, one of which was entitled "Putin body doub...
Coronavirus Outbreak: Nigeria Confirms First Case, Pope Cancels Trips

Coronavirus Outbreak: Nigeria Confirms First Case, Pope Cancels Trips

NEWS
By Elite Reporter Hopes that the coronavirus would be contained to China have vanished as the first case in sub-Saharan Africa was announced in Nigeria and stock markets took a pounding amid fears of a global recession. In China - the epicentre of the deadly disease - the National Health Commission reported on Friday at least 44 new coronavirus deaths, bringing to 2,788 the number of fatalities nationwide. Coronavirus has killed more than 2,800 people and infected about 83,000 worldwide. Here are the latest updates about Corona Virus Infections and Effects across the world: Friday, February 28 10:15 GMT - Second case confirmed in Netherlands A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Netherlands, health officials said. This latest case was reported in Amster...
‘Do Not Shake Hands To Avoid Corona Virus’-Ministry Of Health Warns

‘Do Not Shake Hands To Avoid Corona Virus’-Ministry Of Health Warns

Health, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The ministry of health has cautioned Ugandans to stop shaking hands and getting into physical contact with others as a way of avoiding contraction of the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus. The ministry issued the warning in a statement released through the Uganda Media Centre on Friday morning, in which officials reaffirmed that although no cases of Coronavirus have been registered in Uganda yet, there is need to be cautious and do everything possible to avoid contracting the virus. Sections of the media have been awash with a number of posts alleging that Coronavirus  is in Uganda and a number of cases of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in various parts of the country. Statement from the Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health wou...
Middle East Consultants, 5 Other Companies Suspended Over Extorting Money From Recruits

Middle East Consultants, 5 Other Companies Suspended Over Extorting Money From Recruits

NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Middle East Consultants and five other companies have been suspended by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development from engaging in labour exportation services over allegations that they extort money from innocent Ugandans under the pretext that it is for registrations and placement fees. The affected companies are faulted by the Ministry for forcing job seekers to pay exorbitant amounts of money claiming it is for registration and placement, which is against the law. The suspension of these companies from engaging in any labour exportation activities was communicated in a letter by the Gender ministry's Permanent Secretary James Ebitu, which reads in part that; “Members of the Press,  Colleagues from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and So...
Saudi Arabia Bans Muslims Traveling  To Mecca Over Corona Virus Outbreak

Saudi Arabia Bans Muslims Traveling To Mecca Over Corona Virus Outbreak

NEWS
By Elite Reporter Saudi Arabia has halted travel to Islam's holiest sites over fears about a new viral Corona epidemic months ahead of the hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move that came as the Mideast has over 220 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia to stop foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims pray toward five times a day. The decision also affected travel to Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina. Authorities also suspended entry to the kingdom to those with tourist visas from nations affected by the new virus. ...
Huawei Releases Huawei ICT Academy Program 2.0, To Develop 2 Million ICT Professionals

Huawei Releases Huawei ICT Academy Program 2.0, To Develop 2 Million ICT Professionals

TECH
By Abel Kwere At the Industrial Digital Transformation Conference-Live held February 27, 2020, Huawei officially released the Huawei ICT Academy Program 2.0. Through this program, Huawei aims to develop 2 million ICT professionals and popularize digital skills over the next five years by collaborating with universities. This is part of Huawei’s digital inclusion initiative, TECH4ALL, which is intended to expand the benefits of digital technology to everyone, everywhere.  Huawei will set up the Huawei ICT Academy Development Incentive Fund (ADIF), with a total investment of at least US$50 million over the next five years. 2013 saw the establishment of the Huawei ICT Academy program, under which Huawei has provided quality courses and support services to universities/co...
Phaneroo ‘Men Gather’ Conference For This Saturday

Phaneroo ‘Men Gather’ Conference For This Saturday

NEWS
By Abel Kawere All is Set for the Phaneroo 'Men Gather' Conference this Saturday 29th February.We have learnt that over 10,000 men are expected to attend the event. The event is to be held at the Kololo Independence grounds Kampala, Uganda  26th-29 February 2020 - There will also be exhibitions at the event and so far seven exhibitors have confirmed their presence. They include; UAP, Extreme Adventure Park, Roke Telecom, D'light Solar, Equity bank, Kampala Aviation Authority and Nina Interiors, although many others are coming on board. Some of the members of Organising Committee The event will also feature adventurous activities like Cross Fit, Paintball, Target Shooting, Quad bike rides, helicopter rides around the city, to mention but a few. Participants...
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