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BREAKING NEWS: Uganda confirms 8 new COVID-19 cases

ALL travelers who have been in Dubai in the past two weeks urged to call the health desk on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for further follow-up 📞MOH toll free lines ✅0800-100-066 ✅0800-203-033 ❎Mr. Atek Kagirita: 0782 909 153 ❎Dr. Allan Muruta: 0772 460 297 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The …

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Tumukunde’s sickness derails treason case investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies investigating treason charges against former security minister, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, have revealed that investigations have so far stalled because of his sickness. Tumukunde was arrested on Thursday evening from his office in Kololo by joint security agencies under the command of …

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US declares coronavirus national emergency

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump announced a national state of emergency on Friday, freeing up $50 billion in federal funds for the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as he vowed to “vastly” ramp up testing capacity. “To unleash the full power of the federal government, …

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UPC ready to hold delegates conference in May

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Peoples’ Congress will hold its national delegates conference in May. This was announced by Osinde Orach the party’s spokesperson, during a press conference held on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters in Kampala. Osinde said that party members who want to contest for any …

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Coronavirus: UK health minister tests positive

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on Tuesday, raising concerns about whether senior government figures have been infected. “I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus… and have been …

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Putin clears path to staying in power

  Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out a path Tuesday to staying in power beyond 2024, as lawmakers approved sweeping reforms to the constitution. In a surprise address to the lower house State Duma, Putin said there could be a presidential “reset” allowing him to …

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Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook and Twitter both added tags denoting false or manipulated content to a video reposted by President Donald Trump of his Democrat rival Joe Biden. The edited video, which appeared to show Biden endorsing the president, was marked “partly false” by Facebook and “manipulated …

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