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21:54
21:54

IMF Wants COVID-19 Debt Relief Initiative Extended Uganda Debt Network 4

COVID-19 has dealt a major blow to the world’s poorest countries, causing a recession that could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty. Earlier this year, the World Bank and the IMF urged the group of the richest countries, the G20, to establish the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, or DSSI, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to hit poorer countries worldwide.
21:47
21:47

Lawyers Seek to Eject Case Seeking to Block Opposition Pressure Groups , FDC , NUP 2 2

The lawyers led by Anthony Wameli made the plea after the conferencing of the case in which former Ruhaama County Aspirant, Adens Ntare Rutaaro asked the court to declare as illegal, any activities by People Power and the People’s government under Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change party president.
19:34
19:34

ISO, Police Officers Join Museveni’s Vote Protection Team President Museveni 1 3

The event held at the National Chairman’s Office in Kyambogo attracted politicians, Civil Servants and members of the security agencies from Kampala and all over the country who pledged to secure the votes come 2021.
18:01
18:01

Electoral Commission Sets Dates for Nomination of Special Interest Parliamentary Candidates

According to the Commission, the nomination of candidates for Workers, Youths, Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons parliamentary representatives will take place on Dec 22nd and 23rd, 2020.
17:43
17:43

4 Arrested for Vandalizing Vehicles in Mbarara, Kampala 1 Top story

A detective from Mbarara, who preferred anonymity said the group scaled over perimeter walls, gates and fences of private homes and public parking yard where they stole the side mirrors, head lights and other removable spare parts.
17:22
17:22

What You Should Know About New Deputy IGP Maj Gen Paul Lokech 1 Top story

Because of his relentless confrontation with Al-Shabaab insurgents and capturing key historical places like the Red Mosque in Somalia capital Mogadishu, the then Brigadier Lokech was nicknamed the ‘Lion of Mogadishu’.
15:49
15:49

Cancer to Kill More as Covid-19 Forces Doctors to Delay Therapy Cancer in Uganda 1 2

According to doctors from the Uganda Cancer Institute, cancer patients who now test positive for the disease are given a minimum of 14 days to recuperate from COVID-19 before starting or resuming treatment. Such delays will likely lead to an increase in cancer related deaths
12:54
12:54

Education Ministry Adjusts Opening Dates for Candidate Classes 1 1

According to the revised school calendar, the school term which was scheduled to start on January 11, 2021, will now start on January 18, 2021, a few days after the general election. Ugandans will go to the polls on January 14, 2021 to vote for a President, Members of Parliament and district leaders.
12:38
12:38

Calls for Sexuality Education Renewed as Study Links More Minors to Sex Ministry of Health 3

A survey by the Makerere University School of Public health has found that while 3 in 10 girls who are in school acknowledged having sex young before clocking 18, the number was much bigger for those out of school at 8 in every 10.
12:21
12:21

Gov't Reaches Settlement with Tenants of Uganda House Nairobi 1 3

The contracts for renovations and consulting engineers were awarded in October 2015. However, Uganda’s High Commission declined to sign the Shillings 17.2bn renovation contract for fear of committing government because of a pending court case filed by the tenants opposed to their eviction to pave way for the works.
12:05
12:05

Accused YouTube Channels Protest Govt Move to Block Their Operations Inciting violence 3 1

Tamale Mirundi, the founder of TMO (Tamale Mirundi Official) and former Press Secretary to the president, is one of those whose channel is listed for removal. According to Mirundi, earlier attempts by government to have his page removed didn’t yield results, as YouTube asked Government to ask him to pull it down.
11:36
11:36

COVID-19 Inspired Christmas Decorations Hit Kampala Streets Traders 2

Rahma Nambejja, a dealer in Christmas decorations at Majestic Plaza opposite the old taxi park told Uganda Radio Network that she decided to design COVID-19 inspired ornaments after receiving only 5 orders of Christmas decorations at the beginning of this month compared to last Christmas season.
09:35
09:35

Lugogo Indoor Arena Acquires Generator power outages 1 1

According to Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwal, the NCS General Secretary, the purchase of the 95 Million Shillings 62 KV Power Generator is significant. He says that for several years, the Arena lacked a generator, affecting several games and national events.
08:02
08:02

COVID-19: Poor Quality PPE, Fatigue Leading Infections Among Health Workers Ministry Of Health 3 1

Rose Wakikona, a senior programme officer at the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development-CEHURD says that the government should be ashamed of the way it has treated health workers during this pandemic. She says their rights as health workers have been abused due to government's failure to provide adequate PPE in time for all health workers.
08:01
08:01

National Policy to Boost Industrialisation and Jobs 4

The policy aims at increasing public investment and nurturing of industrial development Projects in strategic areas, including some traditional and non-tradition cash crops, as well as the extractives industry mainly mining and oil and gas related industries.
06:18
06:18

Ugandan Researcher Mboowa Wins 2020 Anglophone Young Investigators Award 1

Mboowa, a bioinformatics scientist at the African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Data Intensive Sciences of the Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University, was awarded €10,000 (approximately UGX 44.5M) by the Mali based African Association for research and control of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AAAMR) with funding from Institut Mérieux. This was in recognition of his innovation, the Rapid Microbial Analysis Pipeline (rMAP). rMAP is an automated bioinformatics tool for analyzing, interpreting and tracking antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It is able to exhaustively decode bacterial resistance with minimal hands involvement
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