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Global COVID-19 poverty cases exceed predicted

Global COVID-19 poverty cases exceed predicted

The COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 124 million people around the world into extreme poverty, up from about 115 million earlier predicted, a new report indicates. While the World Bank in October 2020 predicted that the pandemic could push between 88 and 115 million people around the globe into extreme poverty, the latest […]

Mexican President Manuel Lopez tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Manuel Lopez tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild. “I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19. The symptoms are mild but I am already undergoing medical treatment,” the 67-year-old said in a message on social media. “As always, I […]

Nakaseke Truck Accident kills four

Nakaseke Truck Accident kills four

Residents of Kapeeka, a small town in Nakaseke district, woke to a grisly scene on Wednesday morning after a lorry that was transporting sand overturned in the middle of the road, killing four men who were on board. The accident believed to have been the first of its magnitude in the area occurred at around […]

Doctors, ministry of Health call for X-mas lockdown

Doctors, ministry of Health call for X-mas lockdown

Doctors are calling upon government to re-institute another national lockdown as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the Christmas holidays. According to doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), cases of COVID-19 are set to increase due to the Christmas holiday and ongoing political campaigns. They now want the government to institute […]

French President Macron Tests Positive for COVID-19

French President Macron  Tests Positive for COVID-19

The French government says President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The president tested positive for COVID-19 today,” a statement from the presidency said Thursday. It said Macron had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms.” The government said Macron will self-isolate for seven days, in accordance with national regulations, […]

Entertainment sector remains closed: Ministry of Health

Entertainment sector remains closed: Ministry of Health

In relation to the circulating claims that the entertainment sector including music concerts, bars have been opened, Ministry of Health has come out saying that the sector is still closed. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer of Ministry of Health, says on November 9, the Ministry of Health, with guidance from the National Task […]

Drunken Herdsman kills a Colleague with single blow

Drunken Herdsman kills a Colleague with single blow

Barely a month after a notorious herdsman killed his colleague using a grazing stick in Nakaloke, Mbale city, another vengeful cattle keeper ended a life of a colleague with a single blow in Lwengo district, on Monday. The victim, Robert Rwebasira died on the spot, according to Police. His body was recovered at the roadside a […]

Kyagulanyi meeting with EC on Guidelines Violation

Kyagulanyi meeting with EC on Guidelines Violation

National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi on Tuesday morning reported to Electoral Commission (EC) in Kampala to respond to allegations of violating campaign guidelines. Kyagulanyi arrived at EC offices at 9:20 am accompanied by NUP deputy president for central region Mathias Mpuuga, secretary general Lewis Lubongoya, Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, party spokesperson […]

Libya MP dies of COVID-19 in Morocco

Libya MP dies of COVID-19 in Morocco

Libyan MP Omar Garmil has died in Morocco weeks after being infected with Covid-19, multiple sources said Monday. The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and the UN mission in Libya offered their condolences without mentioning the cause or place of his death Sunday. Garmil had participated in a meeting in Tangiers in […]

Amuriat to face the Electrol Commission on Wednesday

Amuriat to face the Electrol Commission on Wednesday

The Presidential Aspirant for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Patrick Amuriat, has been given a fresh date to appear before the Electoral Commission. Amuriat and the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi, were summoned to appear before the Electoral Commission (EC) over breach of election guidelines and the Standard Operating Procedures aimed […]

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