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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ UPDF constructs housing units in Eastern Uganda
πŸ“ŒThe Deputy Commander of Land Forces Maj Gen Francis Takirwa has commended the construction of housing units under 3 Division in Eastern Uganda.Β  Gen Takirwa whoΒ  inspected the construction works was received by Brig Gen Felix Busizoori at 403 Brigade headquarters in Napak District.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ ISIS trains Government PROs in strategic communication
πŸ“ŒThe Institute of Security and Intelligence Studies (ISIS) in Entebbe has embarked on training Government Public Relations Officers (PROs) from different ministries, departments and agencies in strategic communication skills. The ISIS Director Maj Richard Tashobya, while orienting the trainees, urged them to integrate the skills they will acquire at the Institute in their day to day work to promote Government programs.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania launch bid to host AFCON 2027 tournament
πŸ“Œ Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have launched a joint bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time. The three East African neighbours have submitted the bid to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the governing body that organises the two-yearly tournament. The African Football Confederation (CAF) on Thursday acknowledged having received a declaration of interest from the three countries along with bids from Algeria, Botswana and Egypt. Inspection visits slated for June and July.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Over 45000 animals vaccinated ahead of World Veterinary Day
πŸ“ŒOver 4500 animals and pets have been vaccinated in Amolatar and surrounding districts as the Northern Uganda Veterinary Association (NUVA) hosted the World Veterinary Day at Boma grounds. Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) President Dr. Daniel Kasibule says that the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries provided 20,000 doses of Lumpy Skin Disease Vaccine for cattle, 10,000 doses of PPR vaccine for Goats and 5,000 doses for Rabies. World Veterinary Day is celebrated worldwide every last Saturday of April.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KCCA commences City roads rehabilitation
πŸ“ŒKampala Capital City Authority has announced that work on the Old Port Bell, Port Bell, Spring and Old Mubende roads has commenced and that contractors are clearing bushes and trees to enableΒ  construction works. The Kampala City Roads Rehabilitation program is funded with 288 US Million Dollars from the African Development Bank.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MBALE: Education Ministry donates scholastic materials to over 1000 girls
πŸ“ŒThe Ministry of Education and Sports under the Global Fund project on Thursday delivered scholastic materials to over 1000 adolescent girls and vulnerable young women in 20 schools in Mbale District. Musungu Lydia Constance, the Mbale District Education Officer says Mbale was selected among the 60 districts to benefit from the project aimed at supporting vulnerable and bright young girls in rural schools.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KIBAALE: 40-year old man runs to authorities for help over routine beating by wife
πŸ“ŒA 40-year-old man in Kibaale District has run to authorities for help over repeated beatings by his wife. The complainant, Emmanuel Wandimbo, a resident of Katwetwe village accuses his wife, Juliet Mwesige of always returning home very late to demand food, failure for which he is beaten. He says Mwesige one night became violent and poured water mixed with pepper into his eyes. Wandimbo reported the matter to the sub county authorities after failing to get help from village leaders.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KABALE: Dr Steven Kaziimba commissions multi church projects
πŸ“Œ The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has commissioned several church projects during his first-ever pastoral visit to Kigezi Diocese. The projects include Hamurwa fuel station, Hamurwa secondary school, All Saints Church business centre and hostels, All Saints Church complex and St John’s church of Uganda in Kigezi Diocese. Kaziimba urged christians to set up more income generating projects to sustain church development activities. He also planted coffee and trees on church land to encourage Christians engage in agriculture and environmental protection.

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🌍 ZIMBABWE: UK MPs want President Mnangagwa banned from King Charles III Coronation
πŸ“ŒBritish Parliamentarians are pushing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Government to withdraw an invitation to Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend the coronation of King Charles III, citing alleged human rights violations in Zimbabwe. President Mnangagwa last week expressed interest in the invitation to attend the royal event on May 6, but a letter written to British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly signed by the chairperson of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Zimbabwe (APPG) in the House of Commons, Navendu Mishra, urged the UK government to advise Buckingham Palace to reconsider the invitation of the Zimbabwean leader.

🌍 BURKINA FASO: Thirty three soldiers killed by Islamist militants
πŸ“ŒSuspected Islamist militants have killed 33 soldiers in north-eastern Burkina Faso during an attack on a military post, the Army said in a statement. This is the second attack in just over a week in which dozens of soldiers have been killed. Non-governmental organisations say over 10,000 civilians and soldiers have been killed in the long-running insurgency that have increased since the start of the year.

🌍 NAMIBIA: Finland returns historical sacred stones as President Geingob tells former colonialists ‘who stole African treasures to return them all’
πŸ“ŒFinland has returned two fragments of sacred historical stones that were carried away by Finnish missionaries in Namibia during the colonial period.Β  The stones were taken from Ondonga, a traditional kingdom of the Ovambo people, in what is today northern Namibia. The stones were Thursday delivered by the Finnish Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Jukka Salovaara to Namibia’s Education, Arts and Culture Minister Anna Nghipondoka. President Hage Geingob asked former colonialists ‘who stole African treasures to use Finland as an example.’

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