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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 […]

Reasons for amending presidential elections

Reasons for amending presidential elections

The Supreme Court is sitting today Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 to hear an application by NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi  seeking leave to amend the petition he filed last week challenging the Election Victory of the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. A panel of nine Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Ddollo have convened […]

WHO team explaining COVID-19 origins

An international team of experts wrapping up a month spent in China investigating the Covid-19 pandemic’s origins will brief the media in Wuhan on Tuesday, the WHO announced. “The international team working to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus is completing its four weeks’ stay in Wuhan, China and together with their Chinese colleagues […]

China births fall further in 2020

China births fall further in 2020

China’s number of registered births in 2020 dropped by nearly a third from the total births reported the year before, in the latest sign that relaxations in the country’s strict family planning policy are failing to spark a baby boom. After decades of a “one-child policy”, Beijing changed the rules in 2016 to allow families […]

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

Preparations for the extraordinary heads of state East African Community (EAC) summit have been concluded, with leaders expected to convene in Arusha on February 27. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, on Monday confirmed the summit, saying leaders are now discussing whether it will held virtually or physically owing […]

Mozambique to go into curfew ever since civil war

Mozambique to go into curfew ever since civil war

About two million Mozambicans in the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus breakout will from Friday adhere to a curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1992, President Filipe Nyusi announced Thursday.  The southern African nation’s decision to impose a 9:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew in the Great Maputo area — […]

Uganda To distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda To distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

The Government has approved the procurement of 18 million doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. According to the Monday Cabinet decision, the health ministry, together with the National Medical Stores (NMS), have already placed an order for the vaccine, which will be used to vaccinate persons of 50 […]

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