Uganda confirms first case of Covid-19

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[…]

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South Africa targets Uganda for bilateral relations

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[…]

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Uganda MPs vote to scrap presidential age limit

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[…]

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Over 3000 South Sudanese flee border town to Uganda

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[…]

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Uganda: Besigye charged with treason

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[…]

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Uganda reignites calls to stop child marriage

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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