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Women activists against women sleeping in markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women activists have asked the government to look beyond mosquito nets and provide women spending nights in markets with security and sanitary places to guarantee their safety. On Friday last week, President Yoweri Museveni asked women vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact …

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NMS delivers over 93,000 Covid-19 doses to 94 districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores (NMS) has so far delivered 93,360 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to 94 districts across the country. These are part of the 175,200 doses of the AstraZenca vaccine, Uganda received last week from the French government. Sheila Nduhukire, the NMS spokesperson …

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Covid-19 cases high in prison, police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies are experiencing an increase in the number of their personnel infected with Covid-19. The personnel are either hospitalized or seeking treatment from their homes. Figures from sources including those already confirmed show security agencies among others, Uganda Prisons Service- UPS, Uganda People’s Defence …

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Speaker Oulanyah in UK to visit his son – Chris Obore

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah conducted several COVID-19 tests from 2nd June to 22 June before traveling to the UK, and in all he emerged negative according to family sources. Oulanyah last presided over the sitting of the 11th Parliament during the reading of …

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Mabirizi challenges Museveni’s oral directives on Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking a declaration that the orders issued by President Yoweri Museveni imposing a lockdown violate fundamental human rights enshrined in the constitution. According to Mabirizi, several statements and speech orders by President Museveni communicated …

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