Uganda ministry of health has confirmed its first case of coronavirus (Covid-19). Minister of health in Uganda Jane Ruth Aceng said the confirmed case is a 36-year-old Ugandan man who arrived from Dubai on Saturday. Aceng said the confirmed case presented with high fever and poor appetite. “He is not[…]
Social media users have come out in support of Ugandan climate advocate Vanessa Nakate after she was cropped out of a photograph taken with her white peers in Davos. Nakate accused the media of racism after The Associated Press news agency removed her from a photograph taken with fellow activists[…]
South African companies in the agro-processing, capital equipment, energy and furniture sectors will show off their wares while on an Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM) to Uganda. The OTIM, which is organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), will get underway on Sunday. “The mission will also introduce[…]
The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended, health officials said Thursday. In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said it was “alarmed” that there were 33 new cases between Oct. 1 and[…]
Uganda’s parliament has approved a constitutional change that will allow the current president to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. After three days of debate, MPs voted overwhelmingly to remove the age limit of 75 for presidential candidates. It means 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled for[…]
Tensions continued in the house amid claims that one MP was in possession of a gun. The speaker subsequently ordered for a security official to carry out a search for ammunitions. Opposition lawmakers arrived in the chamber for the day’s proceedings with red head and hand bands. Speaker Kadaga ordered[…]
Uganda is launching a drive against online pornography that critics condemn as a diversion from deeper problems of graft, unemployment and crumbling social services facing President Yoweri Museveni. The campaign is the latest salvo in a culture war between conservatives fighting what they see as foreign moral influences promoting criminality[…]
More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighboring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said. The attack by government SPLA forces is the latest to hit southern towns near the Ugandan border as a three-year civil war[…]
Col Kizza Besigye has formally been charged with treason at Nakawa Chief Magistrate court and remanded back to Luzira prison. Besigye appeared in a court session that lasted only about 10 minutes, 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled 9am session. The session led by Nakawa Chief Magistrate James Eremye was[…]
As coordinator of a shelter for pregnant teenagers in central Uganda, Ritah Ssetumba has seen thousands of young girls struggling to cope with having a child but even she was shocked when an 11-year-old girl arrived pregnant and married. The girl, identified as Aidah, was referred to the Wamukisa Youth[…]
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