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50 districts receive UGX 1.8B for COVID-19 fight

Nakaseke, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has released 1.8 Billion Shillings to 50 districts to boost the fight against the COVID- 19 pandemic. Uganda has so far registered 5,380 cases and 60 deaths of COVID 19 pandemic.  However, several districts are struggling to trace contacts, manage patients …

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Gulu referral hospital wants treatment centers decentralized

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital want the treatment of COVID-19 patients decentralized in the various districts of Acholi Sub region citing space constraints. Currently, the facility is overwhelmed with over 130 positive cases. Last week, it rejected 24 patients from Kitgum over lack of …

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Pallisa LCV chairperson loses NRM primaries after fresh elections

Pallisa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Pallisa District LCV Chairperson John Michael Okurut has lost in the NRM party primaries. According to results announced by Jane Nangobi, the NRM returning officer Pallisa on Thursday Okurut lost to Patrick Duchu who polled 39,083 votes against Okurut’s 27,086. The other candidates …

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Boda boda rider shot by police seeks compensation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A Boda Boda cyclist, who was allegedly shot by security personnel has sued the government seeking compensation.   Joseph Musisi Bakabulinde through his lawyers of Kasumba, Kugonza and Company Advocates has filed his suit against the government before the Civil Division of the High Court in …

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Somali leaders agree on revised election model

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Somali President Mohamed Farmajo and five regional leaders wrapped up a five-day meeting in Mogadishu on Thursday by agreeing on a revised election model for the 2020/21 polls which is crucial for the country’s stability. Farmajo who hosted leaders of the regional states of Galmudug, …

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U.S. federal judge issues injunction against postal service changes

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail delivery nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the presidential election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington state, said he was issuing a …

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COVID-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere, warns UN chief

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic is expanding risks to peace everywhere. “It poses an enormous threat to people caught up in conflict, which is why I made an immediate appeal for a global ceasefire,” the UN chief said …

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