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UNICEF Deploys Over 450 Climate-Resilient Emergency Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

UNICEF Deploys Over 450 Climate-Resilient Emergency Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

UNICEF is deploying 457 high-performance tents to support school reopening in flood-affected districts in Uganda, marking the first time the newly innovated tents are rolled out in an emergency. The unique 72 square metre tents – which can be easily transported and reused – include ventilation systems and elevated shade nets to keep internal temperatures […]

South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

Goodwill Zwelithini, the controversial but revered king of South Africa’s Zulus, died Friday aged 72 after weeks in hospital, his palace announced.  The king wielded great influence among millions of Zulus through his largely ceremonial and spiritual role despite having no official power in modern South Africa. ‘It is with the utmost grief that I […]

Joe Biden to end COVID-19 vaccination restrictions by May 1

Joe Biden to end COVID-19 vaccination restrictions by May 1

President Joe Biden will order authorities across the entire United States to lift priority restrictions on people wanting to get Covid-19 vaccinations by the start of May, an official said Thursday. ‘He will direct states that no later than May 1, all Americans need to be eligible to receive the vaccine,’ said a senior administration […]

Sh593b is needed for COVID-19 Vaccine: Government

Sh593b is needed for COVID-19 Vaccine: Government

The Ministry of Health has said it needs about sh593b ($162m) to procure sufficient COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible Ugandans. The health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, told Parliament that although they approved a $5m supplementary budget as upfront payment for an initial 18 million doses targeting frontline workers and vulnerable communities, more money will […]

NUP ownership verdict should be overturned: Kibalama

NUP ownership verdict should be overturned: Kibalama

The National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) founder member, Moses Kibalama has appealed against a court verdict that allowed Robert Kyagulanyi  to take over leadership of the party. On Wednesday, Kibalama filed the appeal jointly with Paul Kagombe Ssimbwa at the Court of Appeal in Kampala. The two contend that Justice Musa Ssekaana injudiciously […]

Lessons Ferrari learnt from last season’s failure as new car unveiled

Ferrari have ‘learned the lessons’ of the Italian Formula One stable’s worst season in 40 years, team president John Elkann said Wednesday at the unveiling of the SF21 car for the 2021 campaign. At the launch in Maranello Elkann said that ‘2020 is behind us but won’t be forgotten and will have made us stronger’. […]

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

Court should nullify Nsereko’s victory: Nyanzi

Court should nullify Nsereko’s victory: Nyanzi

Former Kampala Central MP contestant Fred Nyanzi, has petitioned the High Court to nullify the election of Muhammad Nsereko.  Nyanzi, a brother to former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu wants the court to declare him the validly elected MP for Kampala Central and in alternative order for fresh elections. In an election petition filed at […]

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi has joined Kenya in banning the importation of maize grain and flour imports for the next six months. In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday, March 8, 2021, indicated that the maize they recently imported was “not good” and could affect people’s health. “While this grain and flour is […]

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