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21:52
21:52

Kyagulanyi Arrest: Gen. Muntu Suspends Campaigns gen. mugisha muntu 1

The Alliance for National Transformation- ANT presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has suspended his campaign tour until the matter of his counterpart Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is resolved.
20:23
20:23

Uganda Virus Research Institute Finds RDTs Unfit for COVID-19 Testing Makerere University 4

Even for those that showed specificity and sensitivity of above 90%, Kaleebu says they gave confusing results when they tested their performance in detecting different antibodies which he worries would pose challenges for health workers to interpret.
18:51
18:51

Presidential Candidates Fail to Declare Wealth, Sources of Funding 3

According to Paul Bukenya, the EC Manager Media and Public Relations, as of Tuesday 17, 2020 when the 14 days elapsed after presidential candidates were nominated and campaigns started, the commission did not receive a record from any of the presidential candidates.
18:49
18:49

MOH Wants Special Clinics for Over Worked Health Workers medical workers 3

The permanent Secretary ministry of health Dr.Diana Atwine Kanzira says that health workers are over worked and they fail to get time for themselves which expose their lives in danger.
18:39
18:39

Medics Seek Alternative Methods for COVID-19 Testing

The medics say that the PCR tests are oftentimes wrong which leaves many critical patients at risk. They want the government to allow the use of imaging and also symptoms to determine whether one has COVID-19 or not.
18:36
18:36

KCCA to Regularize 1000 Staff on Temporary Contracts kcca recruitment 3 1

With over 1,500 staff, KCCA has over 1,000 staff working on renewable short term contracts of four months contrary to the KCCA Act.
18:20
18:20

13 Injured in City Protests 2

Out of the 13, nine were civilians majorly injured when a police patrol vehicle with Field Force Unit –FFU and Local Defence Units –LDUs randomly fired in the building where people had gathered at Kampala Road.
17:54
17:54

COVID-19: Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Kits Trial Detects 124 Positive Cases 1

Preliminary findings released of the phase one trial which had a total of 1010 participants from 18 facilities including hospitals shows that only 124 positive COVID-19 cases were detected. All participants of the trial had to undergo both an the RDT test and would later carry out a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm the antigen result
16:55
16:55

Heavy Police Deployment in Kamwokya Area 3 1

The development comes after some protests started earlier in the City Centre following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Eastern region of Uganda earlier today.
16:17
16:17

Gov't Will Not Compensate Nalongo for Centenary Park Land - KCCA 1 1

Last month, the Executive Director of KCCA Dorothy Kisaka said they had reached a mutual understanding with Nalongo Estates and decided that she surrenders two acres as talks continue over the extra land.
16:09
16:09

Kampala Capital City Authority Seeks 10% of National Budget 2 1

Kisaka who was addressing journalists on Wednesday to mark 100 days in the office identified low financing as the biggest challenge for the administration of Kampala, the nation's capital. She expressed dismay that although Kampala contributes over 60 per cent of the National Gross Domestic Product, the Authority only gets less than 2 per cent of the National Budget.
15:56
15:56

Gov't Appeals to MUBS Staff to Halt Strike 3 1

According to Muruli-Mukasa, the government has agreed to work on all the issues raised by MUBS academic staff, adding that they are already working on a supplementary budget of Shillings 4926,869,832 billion to cater for the salaries of the 843 staff.
15:50
15:50

NRM Manifesto Fails on Industrialization Plan – Dr. Muhumuza 2 1

According to Dr. Muhumuza The NRM has failed to take into account poor purchasing power at home and heavily protected export markets, he also points to a number of inefficiencies that make local products uncompetitive.
15:49
15:49

Four Foreign Firms Awarded Ballot Printing Contract 1

According to a press statement issued by the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Abu Dhabi-based United Printing and Publishing firm will be responsible for the printing of ballot papers for the Presidential and Directly-elected Member of Parliament.
15:38
15:38

Police Patrol Fires Teargas at Business People Uganda Police 3 1

Richard Seruggo, one of the passers-by who felt the wrath of teargas, says he was minding his business when he saw a police van throwing teargas. He says there was no chaos in the area and many people were going about their normal businesses.
15:27
15:27

Ever Got Pregnant? Your Blood Can't be Used for COVID-19 Treatment Makerere University 2

Researchers on the on-going study to establish the efficacy of plasma treatment in Uganda told URN that women have been excluded because when they conceive the fetus produces a chemical which mixes with the blood and that if they are to use it they would need to do extra tests to establish the safety of their blood, which tests can’t be done in the country yet.
14:45
14:45

Bullets, Teargas Rock City Centre Over Kyagulanyi's Arrest 2

Hundreds of people took to the streets this afternoon when news spread of Kyagulanyi’s brutal arrest in Luuka district where he was holding his presidential election campaigns.
14:09
14:09

Presidential Candidates Decry Bad Weather, Poor Roads bad roads 4 1

Alex Luganda, a representative of independent candidate Henry Tumukunde says that the roads are pathetic citing experiences in Kanungu and Rukungiri where it rained the entire day, during their visit affecting their meetings in Kisoro.
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13:15

DRC's 11th Ebola Outbreak Over - WHO ebola in DRC

The outbreak that was centered in the Western part of the DRC is estimated to have infected 119 people and claimed the lives of 55 people.
12:31
12:31

Candidates Face Challenges Campaigning Among Voters Without Masks COVID 19 guidelines 4

The camps contesting for 2021 presidential elections say they face a challenge when mobilizing the 200 people that the Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health allow because most of them have never had a face mask, sanitized or known about guidelines to prevent COVID-19
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