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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 […]

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 […]

100 people arrested for not wearing masks

Onyango says the suspects will be charged with engaging in acts likely to spread infectious disease. Police is holding over 100 Suspects who were arrested flouting the COVID19 standard operating procedures in Kampala central business district. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says Police mounted an operation in Kampala to arrest people who were […]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

With 660 new cases, Uganda has recorded its second-highest ever number of new COVID-19 infections, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases in the country to 23,860. No death was however recorded. In releasing results, the Ministry of Health apologized for delaying the relaying of the results noting that, “there was a delay in analyzing results  hence […]

Buhweju District Headquarters closed

Buhweju District Headquarters closed

The Buhweju district administration has closed its headquarters for seven days due to concerns of the increasing cases of COVID-19. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Paul Walakira, in a letter dated December 01, 2020, to all the administration staff, said all the premises will remain closed for one week starting December 02. Walakira said the […]

UK Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

UK Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom has granted a temporary authorization for emergency use for their COVID-19  vaccine (BNT162b2) against COVID-19. The UK will start distribution of the vaccine manufactured jointly by German company BioNtech and Pfizer from the US, next week. Each doze will cost £20. This constitutes the first […]

Erias Lukwago not in critical condition: KCCA

Erias Lukwago not in critical condition: KCCA

Kampala City Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura has said Erias Lukwago her boss, is not in critical condition. Nyanjura said the Lord Mayor was diagnosed with acute anaphylaxis and doctors found it necessary that further examination and management be conducted. Following his doctors’ advice, he left for Nairobi where he is receiving treatment, Nyanjura said. […]

Wounded Officer gets visited after being hit by hammer

Wounded Officer gets visited after being hit by hammer

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero on November 24, 2020 paid a visit to Assistant Superintendent of Police Consulate Kasule, who was hit with a hammer and stoned by rioters on Wednesday. Kasule, was stoned as she attempted to remove wooden debris that was scattered along the old park that the rioters wanted to […]

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