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WHO worried about COVID-19 hitting HIV hotspots in Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO is worried about what kind of damage coronavirus will cause to countries with high HIV burdens and high prevalence of malnutrition. While addressing journalists during the weekly COVID-19 press briefing, the WHO Director-General says that as an organization they are …

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Security explains charges against Tumukunde’s guests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has explained why the 13 people who were found meeting Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde during his arrest have been charged with obstructing investigations. The 13, including Tororo County MP, Annet Nyakecho, have been held incommunicado since their arrest of Thursday evening. They were …

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Installation of CCTV cameras starts in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The installation of Closed Circuit Television – CCTV surveillance security cameras have started in Gulu Municipality. The cameras are intended to help police curb down the growing crime. In September 2019, a team of security experts from the Police Directorate of Information and Communication …

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EAC conflict resolution mechanism weak-Maganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for East African Affairs, Julius Wandera Maganda has said the East African Community is moving to strengthen the East African protocol on conflict resolution. Maganda was on Monday speaking at a conference at Hotel Africana on the commemoration of the …

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Nawangwe warns columnist against writing negatively about Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University vice-chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has ordered Observer newspaper columnist Yusuf Serunkuma Kajura to desist from making ‘malicious attacks’ on officers of the university in the media and on other social platforms. In a letter dated March 10 written to Serunkuma who  is also …

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I acted alone: Sheikh Mutumba’s self confessed killer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mugoya Biasaali, a supervisor from SGA security has told the general court martial that he single handedly killed Bugiri Imam, Sheikh Masood Mutumba. He was appearing before the Makindye based General Court Martial chaired by Lt. General, Andrew Gutti together with his co-accused. The …

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Uganda – France Friendship week celebrations postponed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The annual Uganda – France Friendship week has been postponed. Speaking to journalists on Monday, French Ambassador Jules – Armand Aniambossou said while the Ministry of Health had inspected the various venues of the events they were set to hold between March 21st and …

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WHO to examine COVID-19 cases in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO will scrutinize the COVID-19 cases that have been reported in Africa. This comes at a time when more countries on the African continent seem to be reporting cases of the disease. According to WHO officials, scrutiny is needed to ascertain …

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‘Uganda to produce coronavirus sanitizer’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told Parliament that a Ugandan-made spray which instantly kills viruses, including coronavirus, will soon be on the market. According to information from parliament,  what she described as an invention is however not a coronavirus treatment or cure, …

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