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Refugees funding increased : Belgium

“The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the humanitarian pressure on the most vulnerable with major setbacks in poverty and gender equality.” Refuges Belgium on Wednesday at the Pledging conference for 2021, will announce an increase in its contribution to UNHCR’s core funding from Euros 8 million to 10 million, per year for the 3 coming years. […]

Robert Kyagulanyi granted bail.

Robert Kyagulanyi granted bail.

National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been granted bail after being arrested three days ago in Iganga. Kyagulanyi who is among the people competing for the seat of President has appeared in court in Iganga district on Friday after being arrested for three days at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja. During his appearance […]

Museveni to address the nation

Museveni to address the nation

President Museveni on Sunday, 22nd November will address the nation about the security situation. This was revealed by the Spokesperson of Government, Ofwono Opondo during an interview. “He will be addressing the nation about the riots that have been happening in various parts of the country “he said. Many people have died in various parts […]

MP’s want government to bail out collapsing business

MP’s want government to bail out collapsing business

“We have seen cases where President Yoweri Museveni has intervened, asking banks not to take over people’s houses and businesses.” Members of Parliament have appealed to the Government to expedite plans for a stimulus package for Ugandans whose businesses have either collapsed or are about to close. The MPs said several Ugandan businesses were affected […]

COVID-19 app users cannot get isolation payment

COVID-19 app users cannot get isolation payment

People who are told to go into isolation in an alert from the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales will not be eligible for government support. Anyone on low income who is instructed to self-isolate in a phone call from NHS Test and Trace can claim a £500 payment from their local authority. Now […]

Italian held in France on suspicion for 160 rapes and assaults

Italian held in France on suspicion for 160 rapes and assaults

France’s BNRF brigade for hunting fugitives said he was held last Friday at Rumersheim-le-Haut near Mulhouse. He was wanted in connection with attacks, mainly on the children of his partners, between 2000 and 2014. Officials said 122 inquires had so far been opened against him in Germany. French reports said that among the offences he […]

Yellow dust coming from China may affect North Korea

Yellow dust coming from China may affect North Korea

The streets of the capital Pyongyang were reported to be virtually empty on Thursday following the warning. The secretive state claims to be coronavirus-free but has been on high alert since January with strict border closures and restrictions on movement. There is no known link between the seasonal dust clouds and Covid-19. However, they are […]

US Embassy develops new COVID-19 toolkit for Uganda

US Embassy develops new COVID-19 toolkit for Uganda

It seeks to address risk communication at a time when Uganda’s daily accumulative case tally has risen to almost 11,000 cases The US embassy has developed a COVID-19 toolkit for Uganda to facilitate risk information and enable Ugandans easily find information and help they need regarding the virus.  Aptly named ‘COVID-19 Resource Toolkit’, it is […]

Spain passes one million COVID-19 cases

Spain passes one million COVID-19 cases

Spain has recorded more than one million coronavirus cases, becoming the first western European country to pass that landmark figure. On Wednesday the country reported 16,973 infections and 156 deaths in the previous 24 hours. Since it first announced its first case, Spain has now recorded a total of 1,005,295 infections. It is the sixth […]

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