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42 doctors trained under the EADB METAF Programme aimed at reducing the burden of cancer and neurological disorders



The East African Development Bank (EADB) in partnership with the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians (London), has completed a week long Oncology Training under the EADB Medical Training and Fellowship Programme for 42 doctors from Kenya at Ole Sereni Hotel.

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The current cascade is geared towards boosting the medical fraternity capacity in fighting noncommunicable diseases in particular cancer and neurological disorders in East Africa.

The 42 doctors from Bomet, Homabay, Isiolo, Kitui, Mandera, Marsabit, Kwale, Meru, Murang’a, Nyamira, Trans-Nzoia, Turkana, Vihiga, Kirinyaga, Nakuru, Wajir, Tana River, Nairobi and Kakamega counties representing a total of 19 counties were trained on acute cancer presentation triage and management of cancer symptoms under the tutelage of Prof. Walter Mwanda, Course Convener for Oncology for Kenya, Dr. Ruth Board from the Royal College of Physicians & Trainer Doctors.

The doctors join their predecessors making a total of 394 doctors across the four East Africa countries who have been trained since the inception of the program in 2016. EADB METAF program intends to train 600 East African physicians by 2020.

Prof. Walter Mwanda (centre), Oncology & Gynecology Lecturer at the University of Nairobi & also the Course Convener for Oncology in Kenya, with, Resident Obstetrician & Gynecologist- University of Nairobi, Dr. Grace Kanyi (left), British- Royal College of Physicians- Medical Oncology Consultant, Dr. Ruth Board.

On a letter read during the closing and certification ceremony of the Oncology Training, Ms. Vivienne Yeda, EADB’s Director General wrote that, “The burden of disease and particularly the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a growing concern in the region. NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases, are now the leading cause of death in most regions of the world. Of the most pressing NCD concerns, the burden of cancer has been increasing in Africa.

Prof. Walter Mwanda (left), Oncology & Gynecology Lecturer at the University of Nairobi & also the Course Convener for Oncology in Kenya, British Council of Kenya, Director of Programmes & Partnerships, George Kogolla (right) and, British- Royal College of Physicians- Medical Oncology Consultant, Dr. Ruth Board (second right), present certificates to Dr. Nassim Ngila Esala, and Dr. Ian Simel Koyiet, both from Tenwek Hospital (Bomet).

“The partnership with the British Council and the Royal College of Physicians brings 500 years of medical experience, global reach and programme quality and expertise that is comparable to few. For Kenya this cohort brings to life the core aim of this programme. You as the doctors working in the counties were the primary focus of the programme. We believe that you will interact and challenge the content and approach of the training, giving feedback based on your contextual realities, “read the letter.

The training comes at a time when about 50 Kenyans die daily from various forms of cancers and of these, 80-90% arrive in hospital too late. This trend is common across East Africa and is associated with lack of treatment facilities and expertise for treatment, prevention and early detection. Kenya has a population of about 50 million people.

The ratio of doctor to population is at 1:17000 with only 17 cancer specialists and 2 palliative care specialists covering the entire population.

“We are pleased that the partnership with EADB and the Royal College of Physicians brings global expertise into the East African Region and will lead to a rich exchange of skills, expertise and experience. The programme will lead to better health for the people of East Africa,” said George Kogolla, Director Programmes and Partnerships at British Council.

Prof. Walter Mwanda (left), Oncology & Gynecology Lecturer at the University of Nairobi & also the Course Convener for Oncology in Kenya, British Council of Kenya, Director of Programmes & Partnerships, George Kogolla (right) and, British- Royal College of Physicians- Medical Oncology Consultant, Dr. Ruth Board (second right), present certificates to, Dr. Stephen Kibengo Chege and Dr. Nzinga Aura Mwende, both from Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Dr. Ruth Board from the Royal College of Physicians added that, “We are proud that we have this opportunity to use our expertise to support our colleagues in the East African region. This programme is an excellent example of the Royal College of Physician’s aim to improve care for patients and to develop physicians throughout their career by increasing access to high quality postgraduate training.”

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Bebe Cool set to resume public performances



Bebe Cool

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Gagamel boss, Bebe Cool is finally set to resume public performances. The “Love Your Everyday” star who is returning from a sabbatical in the US has announced that he will return on stage this festive season. He will hold his first performance in over three months on Boxing Day as he headlines his annual “Tondeka e’Kiwatule” concert at Kiwatule Recreational Center.

Bebe Cool had previously suspended public performances over safety concerns. This came after he was pelted with bottles and stones during the Swangz All Star concert late August purportedly over his political inclination.

“I had chosen silence as a means to exercise my tolerance for the political events that are currently transpiring in the country. Unfortunately, during my recent performance I was pelted with bottles and stones by a group of people purportedly because I do not subscribe to their political beliefs,” he explained his decision to halt public performances. “For the safety of myself, family, friends and fans, I regrettably would like to announce that I will not be making any public performances until further notice.”

With public performances on halt, Bebe Cool decided to blow off the steam by going on vacation in the US. During his stay abroad, he also managed to record two music videos “Wasibuka Wa” which was released last week and “Easy”, which is expected out later this month.

Bebe Cool who jetted back into the country on Monday this week while addressing media also announced that this year’s “Tondeka e’Kiwatule” show will be dedicated to charity. He revealed that part of the proceeds from the concert shall cater for school fees of 200 pupils.

“I am calling upon music lovers from all corners of Uganda to come to Kiwatule Recreational Center on Boxing Day and support local music talent but at the same time have it in mind that part of the money you pay for the concert shall cater for paying schools fees of 200 pupils in a school I will announce soon.” Bebe Cool said.

“It will be the first time I am performing on stage after a two months’ absence and I have many surprises as well for you,” he added

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TECNO CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO launched at special Christmas Price



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Christmas is around the corner and so are all the juicy deals from top brands in Uganda. Today, TECNO Mobile Uganda has launched two new smart smartphones called the CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO at a special Christmas price. The new phones have been described as the drivers for the future of selfies by some thanks to the ability to take bright and clear selfies with high quality powered by the new AI Technology.

The CAMON 11 duo exploits improved AI technology for selfie photography among many more AI- powered operational features like AI Bokeh effect, AI HDR, and AI automatic scene detection. Together with the super Notch Screen of 6.2inches and upgraded multi-tasking software, CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO offers consumers a better user experience.

Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in-built in the CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO is capable of doing a lot more than what previously seemed to be impossible by smartphones.

The revolutionary AI technology embedded in the CAMON 11 PRO and CAMON 11’s camera elevates the smartphone selfie experience.

For the Selfie-lovers, the high-end 24 or 16-megapixel front camera gives a whole new dimension of selfie experience. AI-technology smartly allows customers to create high-quality self-portraits with natural skin colour by optimizing the image, thereby achieving brighter colours and sharp contours.

The new CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO does not pride only in the new AI technology but also showcases its ability to give customers an impeccable experience right from the slick beautiful diamond fire design to the space and many more fantastic specs.

The new phones comes sealed fully accessorized with new headsets, charger, tempered glass, (screen guard) and pin.

CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO have been favourably priced to not only enable customers access it but it’s also time for giving and celebration, therefore the price is to give customers a reason to celebrate their festivities in style with a new super smart gadget. The new phones will be at a Recommended Retail Price of CAMON 11 UGX 578,000 and CAMON 11 PRO UGX 899,000.

The new CAMON 11 and Camon 11 PRO will be available country wide in all TECNO exclusive shops starting today 10th December 2018.

Below are the some of the spectacular features of to look out for;

AI Technology Captures More Beauty of You
New AI technology advances include more accurate facial recognition capability. CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO cameras are able to improve self-portraits with the help of AI Beauty by recognizing up to 240points on the face of the subject, delivering better beautification effects no matter the gender or age, and enabling self-learning capabilities based on user preferences, plus other added fun features. It also supports Face Unlock option and is equipped with its own powerful AI adjustable front LED flashlights, which allows to get beautiful and realistic photos with a certain flash level customized for you.

Taking selfies has never been better, thanks to the advanced 16 MP front camera for the CAMON 11 and 24 MP for the CAMON 11 PRO. These front cameras have the widest dynamic range due to the AI feature in HDR mode, guaranteeing perfect shots in any light. In low light conditions, the camera takes several pictures at once, combining them into one clear shot, which guarantees accurate detail processing and eliminates the problem of image blur. AI is also able to automatically recognize scenes and adapt to shooting conditions, as well as select the optimal parameters for a wide variety of shooting modes from sports to portrait.

The dual camera is designed for impressive shots to gain popularity in social networks. Night shooting mode is also based on AI-technology and provides high detail photos, even in conditions of limited lighting.

The storage- 6GBRAM + 64GB ROM
Set the pace with the new CAMON 11 PRO, powered by a ground-breaking 6GB RAM and 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor, taking your “speed” to the next level. Feel free to watch your favourite videos, download content, play games, and with the help of machine learning technology, CAMON 11 and CAMON 11 PRO are able to accelerate the game and put the phone into anti-disturb mode for users, which will bring a more immersive gaming experience.

More Fun with Animoji

Animoji combines human expressions with 3D virtual expressions through Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and creates dynamic cartoon images in keyboard, which is embedded in the typewriting and allows for usage in all major instant messengers and social networks – Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Google+, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, etc. Animated emoji reads facial movements and recreates them, making chatting with friends so much more fun!

Advanced HiOS Software – Favorite Apps at Your Fingertips
The HiOS software is intelligent enough to recognize your favourite apps and have them open in just 0.3s through your different fingerprints. One can set up “Google + Facebook + YouTube” to open using your forefinger print or access “Instagram + Google Map + Snapchat“via your mid-finger print, all at your personalized convenience.

Call Recording by Fingerprint

Conversations embody our relationships, fuel career growth, offer evidence for justice, and more. From helping us keep alive the memory of loved ones, to keeping records of legal discussions, conducting interviews or even making customer service calls, the CAMON 11 or CAMON 11 PRO makes recording calls a breeze. By just a simple tap of the fingerprint scanner, the call will be recorded immediately.

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Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2018: Here’s the full list of winners



Vinka accepting her award at the 2018 Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards.

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Fashion aficionados were treated to yet another extravaganza of dress and style at the sixth edition of the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards that took place on Friday at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The event, a celebration of fashion in Uganda and across Africa attracted some of the continent’s top fashion designers and industry trend- setters who were a picture of glamour as they strutted on the red carpet to the Victoria Ballroom, which hosted the spectacular event.

Hosted by Kenya’s Anita Nderu and Tracy Wanjiru the Ciroc-sponsored event awarded those who are making their mark in the fashion world with the night’s big winner being Fatuma Asha who won the award for Fashion designer of the year (Uganda) and Saida Beauty who was named Makeup artist of the year.

“The fashion industry in Uganda had over the years not been given the respect due to it. I am glad that the ASFAs have changed this and created an awareness to what fashion has to offer and the positive impact it can have to the country’s economy,” said Brian Ahumuza, proprietor of Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards.

The fashion gala also featured showcases from some of Africa’s and Uganda’s top designers, including Nigeria’s Mai Atafo, South Africa’s David Tlale and Laduma Ngoxokolo, Uganda’s Anita Beryl of Beryl Couture, Alex Alecool of Alecool Clothing and Kkoolo among others.

The fashion extravaganza also features performances from Ugandan artists like Spice Diana, Lydia Jasmine, and the highlight of it all being Lillian’s performance attribute to the Late Mose radio.

Here’s the full list of winners:




Fatuma Asha (Winner)

Joe Malaika

Anita Beryl

Stella Atal

Sham Tyra


Chusuwanapha (South Africa)

Maxhosa By Laduma (South Africa) (Winner)

Soraya Da Piedade (Angola)

House Of Tayo (Rwanda)

Taibo Bakhar (Mozambique)



Anyon Ansola

Paul Mwesigwa (Winner)

Aliet Sarah

Aketch Joy Winnie

Ayak Vernonica


Adonis Bosso (Ivory Coast)

Dylan Wentzel (South Africa) (Winner)

Happy Jacqueline (Rwanda)

Graobe Noelle (Cameroon)

Dave Kabamba (Congo)



Beats By Deryk

Danyel on the Brushes

Nahya Glam

Imani Makeup

Saida Beauty (Winner)


Bimpe Onakoya (Nigeria)

Muthoni Njoba (Kenya)

Lucoh Mhlongo (South Africa) (Winner)

Steve Koby (Kenya)



Mavo Kampala

Tazibone Solomon (Winner)

Glitz by Nalu

Kaijuka Abbas

Sam Kikumba


Brian Babu (Kenya) (Winner)

Chuck Mbevo (Angola)

Kelvin Vicent (Nigeria)

Moashy Styling (Nigeria)

Chloe Andrea (South Africa)



Papa Shot it

Oscar Ntege (Winner)

Bwire Mark

Fred Bugembe



Trevor Stuurman (South Africa)

Emmanuel Oyeleke (Nigeria) (Winner)

Shawn Keiffer (Tanzania)

Stevenchy Photography (Kenya)

Justin Dingwall (South Africa)



Mart Barber

Gray Cee Hairz (Winner)

Hair By Zziwa

Maureen Nambusi

Jeff Jingo


Saadique Ryklief (South Africa) (Winner)

Rehema Samo (Tanzania)

Saul Juma (Kenya)

Ncumisa Mimiduma (South Africa)



Fik Fameika

A Pass (Winner)


Eddy Kenzo

Beenie Gunter


Octopizzo (Kenya) (Winner)

Riky Rick (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Runtown (Nigeria)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)




Spice Diana (Winner)

Nina Roz

Lydia Jazmine



Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) (Winner)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Seyi Shay (Nigeria)

Efya (Ghana)

Oteya (Namibia)



Brandon Brandon (Winner)

Sir Owen Dapper

Zipper Atafo

Abduz Spot

Lord Sanie


Noble Igwe (Nigeria)

Amar Jonathan (Kenya) (Winner)

Galal Muhammad (Sudan)

Stive Lee (Tanzania)

Akin Faminu (Nigeria)



Aaron Hilson

Meg Lusembo

Kasirye Hauer (Winner)

Udy The Gemini


Tshego Manche

Kefilwe Mabote

Lauren Campbell

Sarah Langa (Winner)



Gloria Haguma (Winner)

Esther Oluka

Nasif Nyiiro Nkoobe

Edward Nimusiima

Siima Sabiiti


Richard Akuson (Anasty Boy)

Leanne Trcy (Refashion Africa)

Gloria Nella (Fashion Bomb Africa)

Patience Ezeogo (Style Vitae)

Eki Ogunbor (Nigeria) (Winner)



Finally – Geosteady

Very Well – King Saha , Slick Stuart and Roja

Chips Na Ketchup – Vinka (Winner)

Mummy Yo – Sheebah Karungi

Mujje – GNL Zamba


So Mi So – Wande Coal

Sweetboy – Falz

Duro Dada – Bimbi Phillips (Winner)

Short and Sweet -Sauti Sol

Gbona – Burna Boy



Sheila Gashumba

Rachel K

Judith Heard (Winner)


Sue Ochola Deroy


Dillish Mathews (Namibia) (Winner)

Amina Abdi (Kenya)

Nomzamo Mbatha (South Africa)

Nana Akua Addo (Ghana)

Zynnell Lydia (Ghana)



Denola Grey

DJ Spinall


Tobi Bakre (Winner)

Humanitarian Award for works in Fashion

Rio Paul the Stylist (Winner)

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