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Ugandan Engineer Builds World’s Largest Baby Incubator

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Christopher Nsamba is a Ugandan Engineer whose innovation could save millions of newly born children around the globe.

This Ugandan engineer operates a  workshop from his backyard and is founder and director of the African Space Research Program.

From the backyard of his home at Ntinda suburb in Uganda’s capital Kampala, the humble looking gentleman is piecing together the world’s largest baby incubator with capacity of up to 10 babies.

Nsamba said that he is in the final stages of building what is going to be the largest and technologically advanced baby incubator in the world.

Last year in May, the Country’s Health Ministry officials visited Nsamba at his workshop and commended his innovations.

Previously Nsamba had manufactured an incubator that has already been deployed in some hospitals in the East African country.

“He manufactured the automated Incubator that has so far saved 1238 babies in Mukono hospital. He is finalizing the world’s largest incubator that accommodates 10 babies at ago,” Dr.Diana Kanzira Atwine the incumbent Permanent Secretary of the Uganda Ministry of Health said.

According to Dr. Atwine, the new incubator has unique specification like; Hypoxia cell recovery, which recovers damaged brain cells in babies, Auto/self service, equipment services it’s self by server command, Power backup, can survive over a week without power, Eliminates viruses in cabin and can also be controlled remotely under the internet.

“This one is being considered for Kawempe Hospital, that is estimated to have about 130 mothers giving birth daily and about 15 of these being critically ill babies,” Dr. Atwine said then.

Besides incubators, Nsamba manufactures drones. He had also started on the Hyperbaric Intensive Care unit designed to recover burnt skins without scars and electronically work as a pain killer to patient loaded inside. This stalled due to inadequate funding.

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Tanzania’s President Samia Scheduled For Kenya Visit

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Kenya’s Presidency has confirmed that President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania is scheduled to jet in to Nairobi for a 2-day State Visit on Tuesday.

Kanze Dena-Mararo Kenya’s State House spokesperson said other details of President Suluhu’s visit will be shared in due course.

President Samia Suluhu is a sharp contrast of her predecessor John Pombe Magufuli who passed away recently.

On April 11President Samia Suluhu made her first trip outside the country since taking oath of office. She flew to neighbouring Uganda, a trip her handlers said was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and finalize the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Tripartite project agreement.

The Tanzanian leader has drawn a line under her predecessor’s controversial stances on COVID-19 and the media, indicating an apparent change in course for the nation after the death of John Magufuli in March.

“We cannot segregate ourselves like an island, but also we cannot blindly accept what is being brought forward to us (on COVID-19) without carrying out our own investigations and inputs,” she told officials at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. “Let us have a stance.”

President Suluhu also announced that media that had been banned by Magufuli’s government should be allowed to operate.

“We should not ban the media by force. Reopen them, and we should ensure they follow the rules. We should not give them room to say we are shrinking press freedom.”

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Angola Appoints Envoy To Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan

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President João Lourenço of Angola on Tuesday appointed Sianga Abílio as ambassador to Uganda, South Sudan and Somalia.

Sianga who is based in Nairobi, Kenya currently serves as Ambassador of Angola to Kenya and Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations offices in the Kenyan capital.

According to a statement from the embassy, as soon as presenting the Credential Letters, Ambassador Sianga Abílio, will start to provide Diplomatic coverage for the four countries, the from Nairobi.

Sianga Abílio, was accredited as a permanent representative of the country to the United Nations Offices in Nairobi in May 2018.

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Kenya Releases Results For Primary Schools Exam

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Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha on Thursday released results for the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam which was conducted last month.

About 1.2 million candidates sat the KCPE exam between March 22 and March 24, 2021.

Prof. Magoha said early today that the ministry thwarted several instances of irregularities in various places.

Meanwhile, Form 4 candidates are set to conclude the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination on April 26.

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