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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has today received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The launch of the vaccination was held at the Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital at Mulago. Aceng was followed by health Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine and Director General of Health Services Henry Mwebesa. In order to watch […]

MP sues husband over an assault

MP sues husband over an assault

Kampala Woman Member of Parliament Nabilah Naggayi has sued her husband Isaac Sempala, accusing him of assault. In an application filed before Chief Magistrates’ Court at Makindye on March 3, 2021, Nabilah claims that when her husband came back from Canada last year, he assaulted her house cleaner and guest, engineer Jacob Imbo. Nabilah also […]

We need curfew reviewed: Parliarment

We need curfew reviewed: Parliarment

Parliament has tasked Government to consider scrapping the 9:00pm-6:00am curfew hours aimed at curtailing movement of people as part of several measures to prevent the spread of Covid19. The lawmakers led by Gilbert Olanya (Kilak County) argue that curfew should either be eased or scrapped because it is hurting the economy. In March last year […]

FGM is most prevalent in Amudat – report

For the case of Uganda, the resurgence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is most prevalent in Amudat district, Karamoja sub-region, a new report has revealed. The latest report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) revealed that despite the national prevalence rate of the FGM dropping from 1.4% in 2011 to 0.3%, its […]

Ugandan Shilling weakens as preparations for monetary policy meeting

Ugandan Shilling weakens as preparations for monetary policy meeting

The shilling weakened marginally from opening levels of 3660/3670 to close the day at 3665/3675 as some corporate demand filtered through in an overall quiet day of trading. Money markets were still relatively tight today with overnight at an average of 7.15%. Bank of Uganda will hold a sh245bn treasury bill auction on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the […]

UK arrivals to take Mandatory COVID-19 tests

UK arrivals to take Mandatory COVID-19 tests

Travelers arriving in Britain from abroad are mandated to take two coronavirus tests during quarantine, the government is expected to confirm on Tuesday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to announce that people told to isolate at home will be required to get a test two and eight days into a mandatory 10-day quarantine period. […]

Maradona death probe includes nurses and psychologist

A psychologist and two nurses who helped care for football legend Diego Maradona before his death have been added to a widening involuntary manslaughter probe, a judicial source told local media Monday. Maradona died of a heart attack outside Buenos Aires on November 25, weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot. His psychiatrist […]

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