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Access to COVID-19 vaccine is a human right

IGAD boss says international community should unite against ‘vaccine nationalism’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As African governments struggle to secure the sought after COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said access to the vaccine should be taken as …

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Kasaija writes to confirm suspension of DGF

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Finance Minister Matia Kasaija last week wrote a letter officially confirming the suspension of a Memorandum Of Understanding on the running of the Democratic Governance Facility in Uganda. Cancellation of DGF MFPED Feb 2020 (003) (2)   Share on: WhatsApp

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EU to support COVID-19 vaccination strategies in Africa

EU funding will, among others, contribute to ensuring the cold chains, roll-out registration programmes, training of medical and support staff as well as logistics.  Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced today $121 million (€100 million) in humanitarian assistance to support the …

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Gov’t rejects EU’s resolutions on elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has rejected the European Parliament resolution on last month’s presidential elections. On Thursday, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to adopt 19 resolutions taking stock of the human rights violations in Uganda. Some of the resolutions include; justice and accountability for Ugandans …

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HUMAN RIGHTS: EU warns Uganda and Rwanda

EU issues statement on reported human rights breaches in Uganda and Rwanda Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT | On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the reported human rights situation in Uganda, Rwanda and Kazakhstan. In a statement, the EU parliament said that “Parliament reiterates that …

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TEF, EU partner to transform economic empowerment of African women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s leading philanthropy, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has partnered with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021. The partnership will disburse €20 million in the financial and extend technical support for women-owned businesses, across all …

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Ethiopia’s internal conflict explained

The East African country has descended into an increasingly bloody civil conflict | SIMON MARKS | Violence in Ethiopia’s northern state of Tigray has escalated in recent weeks, with hundreds of soldiers and an untold number of civilians killed in a worsening dispute between regional forces and the national government. …

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EU not to compile report for 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union (EU) delegation in Uganda says that they will not compile an official report on the 2021 polls. According to Attilio Pacifici the European Union (EU) Ambassador, they will organize among the embassies forming the EU delegation Diplomatic Watch, which he described as …

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