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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 […]

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenyan Prime Minister who is also Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has tested positive for Covid-19. Odinga’s personal physician Dr.  David Oluoch-Olunya in a statement released on Thursday evening confirmed the positive results. “We have confirmed Odinga has SARs-2 Covid-19 He is responding well to treatment he is receiving at the Nairobi hospital […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 vaccination exercise starts today Wednesday 10th March 2021 at Mulago Specialized Women’s and Neonatal hospital. Health minister Dr Ruth Aceng said the vaccination of health workers of Mulago and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospitals will commence immediately after the launch. The launch activity is scheduled to begin at 10.00 am and end at 12.00 pm. […]

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the falling COVID-19 daily recorded infection numbers could be an indication of a coming to end of the first wave of the pandemic, giving way to an outbreak of a second wave. “The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in […]

Red flag raised over land compensation list : Beatrice Byenkya

Uganda Land Commission (ULC) chairperson Beatrice Byenkya has acknowledged writing to Parliament stopping a ministry of lands request amounting to sh12.1b meant to compensate a group of six land owners. In a letter dated February 6 addressed to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, Byenkya said she was dismayed and displeased with a list lands minister […]

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