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Day: September 5, 2020

Fears for Congolese Nobel laureate Mukwege Amid Tensions with Rwanda

Fears for Congolese Nobel laureate Mukwege Amid Tensions with Rwanda

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
Nobel peace laureate Denis Mukwege has become embroiled in tensions between his native DR Congo and neighbouring Rwanda, leading to growing calls for his protection following a series of death threats. Mukwege, a gynaecologist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work against sexual violence in war, said in late July that he and his relatives had been threatened following a tweet condemning the massacre of 18 people in the DRC's South Kivu province. Mukwege's tweet linked the violence back to the start of more than 20 years of war in eastern Congo which began with the 1996 invasion of the country by rebels backed by neighbouring Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. Without mentioning who the attackers were, he tweeted: "These are the same ones who are still killing...
Beyoncé Turns 39 !

Beyoncé Turns 39 !

FEATURED, GOSSIP, NEWS, Uncategorized
Beyonce turned 39-years-old on Friday. And the music super star's mother Tina Knowles took to Instagram to pen a touching tribute to her eldest daughter. 'Happy Birthday to my forever little girl (in my head) from your biggest fan since your birth!!' began the 66-year-old in her post.  Tina also included a clip of a then seven-year-old Beyonce belting out the lyrics to Home from the 1978 musical film The Wiz. Beyoncé turns 39: birthday greetings flood internet Pop superstar Beyonce celebrated her 39th birthday on Friday, her millions of fans showered love upon their favorite superstar on her auspicious day. Beyonce rose to fame in the early nineties as the lead singer in one of the most memorable girl bands of all time – Destiny’s Child. Their self-named debut album
Uganda Renews Fight to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

Uganda Renews Fight to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

FEATURED, Health, Latest News
Uganda says it is fast-tracking efforts to eliminate malaria, which continues to take lives and bleed the country's economy more than any other disease. The disease is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of outpatient hospital visits, 15 to 20 percent of admissions, and 10 percent of inpatient deaths, mostly pregnant mothers and children, according to the health ministry figures. The mosquito-transmitted disease remains a serious health problem that continues to stagnate economic growth and social development as man-hours are lost because of absenteeism and the meagre household incomes spent on treatment. To reverse this trend, the East African country is fighting at different fronts against the disease. The country on September 2 launched the board of directors of the Ma...
University Wins £500k Grant to help Combat COVID-19 in Uganda

University Wins £500k Grant to help Combat COVID-19 in Uganda

Education, FEATURED
The University of Salford’s School of Science, Engineering & Environment has been awarded more than £500,000 to address the threat of COVID-19 in Uganda. The project is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund. This funding is one of the 20 projects that have been announced by the UKRI aimed at developing solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 for some of the world’s most disadvantaged people. Prof Richard Birtles, chair in biomedicine, said: “We will be sharing the knowledge and experience gained by COVID-19 laboratories in the UK over the past six months with Ugandan microbiologists to accelerate reliable testing in the country. “This is important, not only to help their national pandem
KCCA FC Reveal Prolonged Protest to Caf Over ‘Irregular’ Allowance Deductions

KCCA FC Reveal Prolonged Protest to Caf Over ‘Irregular’ Allowance Deductions

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
The Kampala club claims the football governing body subtracted the money they were supposed to get for engaging in the previous continental tournament Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA FC) have come out to clear the air over the Caf prize money that has generated back and forth debate especially with their former players. KCCA have been participants in the Caf Champions League in the last three seasons but their achievements have been clouded by claims they did not pay bonuses to their technical unit. The Kassasiro Boys became the first Ugandan club to reach the Champions League groups stage and were then due to receive $550,000 by virtue of the achievement. The club finished third in a group that also had African giants Al Ahly, Esperance and Township Rol...
Luis Suarez Agrees Deal with  Juventus.

Luis Suarez Agrees Deal with Juventus.

FEATURED, GOSSIP, NEWS, SPORTS
Luis Suarez has agreed to Juventus, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague in a report for BBC. In a brutal phone call said to have lasted just a minute, the Uruguayan striker was told he was surplus to requirements at Barcelona by new manager Ronald Koeman. Former club Ajax were linked but Suarez is set to join the Serie A champions and link up with Cristiano Ronaldo as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who has offers from England, Spain and the MLS according to his agent. The report says the deal could well be a free transfer or a "nominal fee" if Suarez is able to come to some type of arrangement with his employers. With a year remaining on his deal, it's said the former Liverpool man would accept being paid off for the final year of his contract. Despite his...