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Uganda Red Cross Society partners Coca-Cola to drive uptake of COVID-19 vaccine

Uganda Red Cross Society has received Shs360 million from Cola Coca Foundation to promote COVID-19 vaccination. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The funds will support numerous activities at vaccination sites, vaccine distribution, Personal Protective Equipment procurement (PPEs), awareness efforts promoting vaccination and sanitary practices to reduce the spread of …

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Former Red Cross boss Nataka jailed for embezzlement

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has sentenced Richard Michael Nataka, the former Secretary General of the Uganda Red Cross Society to serve seven years in jail for embezzling more than sh1 billion. The Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende has …

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Floods kill 12 people in Bundibugyo

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross said on Saturday, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain. “We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to …

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Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Beira, Mozambique | AFP | Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor …

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