Tag : Uganda

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UK welcomes draft law for abolition of death penalty in Uganda

On 7 October, British High Commissioner, Alison Blackburne, delivered opening remarks at a parliamentary roundtable on the Abolition of the Death Penalty. The event was organised by Parliamentarians for Global Action, with support from the FCO’s Human Rights and Democracy…

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Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement in Africa

GeoPoll’s existing mobile platform and media measurement service to be combined with Kantar Media’s experience in audience measurement methodology GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform, and Kantar Media, global leader in media and marketing insights, announce their collaboration on…

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MOBOfree ID verification

MOBOfree, the leading African social marketplace, on 29th June announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa’s safest social marketplace for both buyers and sellers alike. MOBOfree’s ID verification…

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Uganda NGO bill and UN Human Rights

United Nations human rights expert Maina Kiai urged Ugandan legislators to hold meaningful consultations with civil society on a Bill that aims at regulating non-governmental organisations (NGO). A one-day consultation is taking place on 25th June in Kampala. “Since the…

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Unleashing the potential of Africa’s youth

Empowering Africa’s youth is one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent today. Although many African countries are experiencing an economic boom, youth empowerment in Africa is at a crisis stage. While we have made great strides in…

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East African countries address power sector

Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit, as detailed in a statement released on March 4th. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E….

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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Merck: e-learning solutions to help fight diabetes

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning, it was announced…

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Uganda to benefit from iWayAfrica service solution

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) announced on 21st August that its iWayAfrica business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution for the SME market in Uganda.  The  new product offering has been done in conjunction with…

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Reflections on the Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games 2014 comes to a close in Glasgow, we reflect on the performance of the African nations, in what has been hailed the ‘best Games ever’. Out of all the African nations, South Africa finished top at…

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