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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 […]

Mariat Candance Nasasira quits radio after nine years

Mariat Candance Nasasira quits radio after nine years

The rate at which the Ugandan radio industry is losing presenters to marriage is worrying. A few months ago, Radio City’s Judithiana quit and wedded shortly after. As we were still digesting that, Galaxy FM’s Mariat Candance Nasasira has also quit the Kansanga based radio station. Mariat worked at Urban TV before. What started as […]

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 […]

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 […]

19 dead during gun raid: Northwest Nigeria

19 dead during gun raid: Northwest Nigeria

Nineteen people were killed at the weekend when armed men raided two villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the government said, in the latest violence to hit the region. Gunmen from kidnapping and cattle rustling gangs — called bandits by locals — often raid villages in northwest Nigeria, stealing cattle, kidnapping for ransom and burning […]

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

DR Congo on Sunday announced  the return of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s previous outbreak. “We have another episode of the Ebola virus” in the Biena health zone of North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told […]

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 […]

Ugandan workers still stranded in Saudi Arabia

Ugandan workers still stranded in Saudi Arabia

Bugabula County MP Maurice Kibalya has appealed to the government to help 43 migrant Ugandan workers, whom he said are stranded in Saudi Arabia, to come back to Uganda. On Thursday, Kibalya read in parliament a letter dated January 19, 2021 in which the Ministry of Gender was asking labor recruiting companies that took the […]

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