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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 […]

NUP ownership verdict should be overturned: Kibalama

NUP ownership verdict should be overturned: Kibalama

The National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) founder member, Moses Kibalama has appealed against a court verdict that allowed Robert Kyagulanyi  to take over leadership of the party. On Wednesday, Kibalama filed the appeal jointly with Paul Kagombe Ssimbwa at the Court of Appeal in Kampala. The two contend that Justice Musa Ssekaana injudiciously […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Resistance Army forms first fighting army

National Resistance Army forms first fighting army

After attacking Kabamba army barracks, the force (NRA) moved westwards and on February 7, had reached Kiboga over 100km away from Kabamba. The force still held onto several trucks that they had captured from the barracks. This was tricky since the trucks exposed the fighters’ locations to the government army. “In the morning of February […]

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