Source: FIFA |

Alexia Putellas and Robert Lewandowski crowned The Best

Christine Sinclair and Cristiano Ronaldo receive The Best FIFA Special Awards in recognition of their respective international individual goalscoring records

FC Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder and FC Bayern München’s Polish striker claim top player prizes; Christiane Endler, Édouard Mendy, Emma Hayes and Thomas Tuchel among other winners ; Christine Sinclair and Cristiano Ronaldo receive The Best FIFA (FIFA.com) Special Awards in recognition of their respective international individual goalscoring records The Best FIFA  Football…

Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Reported Cases in Ethiopia (17 January 2022)

Daily: Laboratory Test: 6,094 Cases: 881 Severe Cases: 420 New Deaths: 15 Recovery: 1, 731 Total Dose Administered: 10,965,479 Total: Laboratory Test: 4,261,917 Active Cases: 75,686 Total Cases: 458,203 Total Deaths: 7,162 Total Recovery: 375,353 Total Vaccinated: 9,369,036

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: ICT Ministry Seeks Shs70bn for Parish Development Model

Chris Baryomunsi justified the need for Shs70.6 billion saying it would go a long way to build a strong monitoring and evaluation system to measure the success of the programme

The Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance is seeking Shs70.6 billion to implement the Parish Development Model (PDM). Cabinet approved the implementation of PDM as the delivery strategy for transitioning households out of the subsistence economy with effect from 01 July 2021. The ICT Ministry was charged with…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: IGG officials on spot over Land Commission boss suspension

Byenkya is on trial for allegedly obstructing investigators from the Inspectorate who were probing her for abuse of office

The Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has put officials from the Inspectorate of Government (IG) on the defensive over what they termed as conflict of interest in the investigation and prosecution of embattled Uganda Land Commission boss, Hon Beatrice Byenkya. Byenkya is on trial for allegedly obstructing investigators from…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Remittance of Environmental levy to Consolidated Fund unconstitutional-MPs

Hon Paul Akamba, the Busiki County MP questioned why the environmental levy is remitted to the Consolidated Fund and yet the law indicates that such money should be retained by the entity

The National Management Authority (NEMA) and Ministry of Water and Environment have asked Parliament to prevail over the remittance of environmental levy to the Consolidated Fund. The team made the statements on Monday, 17 January 2022 as the Minister of State for Water and Environment, Hon Aisha Sekkindi and the…

Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Experts meet in Ghana on addressing cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa

The “Regional Conference on Addressing Cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa” is taking place from 17-20 January in Accra with 12 participating Commonwealth African countries

The growing problem of cybercrime requires countries to build effective laws, policies, and international cooperation frameworks, said Dr Tawanda Hondora, Head of the Rule of Law at the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Commonwealth Secretariat’s four-day conference on addressing cybercrime has drawn experts from across Sub-Saharan Africa - including investigators, prosecutors, senior…

Source: Ambassade de France au Nigéria |

France supports Nigeria’s health sector

France is providing a €55 million loan to Nigeria to improve the health sector

Mrs. Emmanuelle Blatmann, Ambassador of France to Nigeria and Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Federal Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, signed on 13 January the first loan from the Treasury to Nigeria since 1990. This concessional loan of EUR 55 million aims at renovating public health infrastructures and equipment in Oyo…

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Coronavirus - Eswatini: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (17 January 2022)

Total Daily Tests: 698 Active Cases: 616 New Deaths: 0 New Confirmed Cases: 29 Recoveries: 65,899 (147 New) Total Deaths: 1,363 (CFR 2.0%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 67,878 Currently Admitted: 32 Fully vaccinated: 310,783 (26.5% of Total Population)

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information expresses his condolences to the families of victims of a road accident in Tanzania that included journalists

The group was travelling to Bunda for work when their vehicle collided with a public service vehicle

The Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information expresses his sincere condolences for the six journalists and eight others killed in a road accident in Simiyu, Tanzania, on Tuesday, 11 January. The journalists whose lives have been lost are Husna Mlanzi (ITV, IPP Media), Johari Shani (Uhuru Digital), Anthony Chuwa (Freelance),…