Africa Management 

Ykee Benda officially takes over as Uganda Musicians Association president

Singer Wycliffe Tugume aka Ykee Benda has formally handled the workplace as Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) President. Benda has actually been the acting UMA president for nearly a month now after the initial association president Sophie Gombya left the office to concentrate on her political goals. The Singa struck maker has actually sworn in as the president together with songstress Cindy Sanyu who will be working as the vice president.During this swearing in ceremony, Benda exposed that the highly discussed Uganda Performing Rights Society( UPRS)website was totally re-designed and released…

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Africa Covid19 

Osinbajo charges Europe to make COVID-19 vaccine available to Africa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday appealed to Europe to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine was available to Nigeria and other African countries when finally deployed. He said Nigeria lacked the resources to pre-pay for the vaccine. Osinbajo, who made the call at the virtual 2020 EURAFRICA Forum, added that the vaccine should not be made available on the basis of the highest bidder but at affordable and accessible manner. “Although Nigeria does not have the resources or means to pre-pay for a COVID-19 vaccine, we are fortunate to be a…

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Government Professional Services 

Nigeria’s justice administration terribly slow – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the slow-paced administration of justice by Nigeria courts, proposing a 12 and 15 months’ time limit for the conclusion of criminal and civil cases respectively. The president stated this during the virtual 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, with the theme, “Stepping Forward.” The President, whose speech was read at the conference by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, recalled how it took so long for the courts to decide and eventually dismiss the election petitions he filed to challenge his losses in the…

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Covid19 South America 

Argentina includes Falkland Islands’ coronavirus figures in their own

Argentina is including cases of coronavirus in the Falkland Islands’ as its own. The South American nation’s claim to sovereignty over the British Overseas Territory has extended to listing the confirmed island figures as part of the overall statistics from its southernmost region of Tierra del Fuego. Argentinian health chiefs have already included the five cases from RAF base Mount Pleasant in the national caseload. The Falkland Islands Government confirmed on Thursday there were five confirmed Covid-19 cases on the complex. It is due to update the figures on Monday. The…

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Covid19 North America 

Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response

Kushner’s group, which some have characterized as an “all-of-private-sector” operation in contrast to Vice President Mike Pence’s “all-of-government” task force, has had its successes – including airlifting emergency medical supplies to the United States, crowdsourcing mask and glove donations, and rapidly devising a last-ditch plan for hospitals to maximize ventilators. But the behind-the-scenes working group has also duplicated existing federal teams and operations, and its focus on rapid, short-term decisions has created concern among some health-agency officials, according to interviews with 11 people involved in Kushner’s effort, including senior government…

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