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20:39
20:39

WHO Reports Shortfall of 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Supply to Africa

According to WHO, the COVAX Facility has slashed planned COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Africa by around 150 million this year which means the continent faces almost 500 million doses short of the global year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of its population.
20:25
20:25

UNICEF in 18 Hours of Silence to Mark 18 Months of School Closures 1 Top story

New numbers from UNESCO, released this Thursday, show that schools are now fully open in 117 countries, with 539 million students back in class, ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels. Around 117 million students, representing 7.5 per cent of the total, are still affected by complete school closures in 18 countries.
20:01
20:01

New Research Reports High Rates of Repeat Pregnancies Among Teenagers MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1

Dr Dinah Amongin, the lead investigator said that while the government has managed to reduce teenage pregnancy rates from 40% in the last 15 years to 24% now, repeat adolescent births remain very high, a pointer that shows teenagers haven’t been guided on protection against another unwanted pregnancy.
19:05
19:05

Researchers Studying New PrEP Drug in HIV Vaccine Trial HIV vaccine trials 4

Dr Eugene Ruzagira, a member of the team of researchers told a news conference organized by the Health Journalists Network that they are giving all the participants in their PrEPVACC trial a daily Descovy tablet to assess whether it’s effective in preventing participants from getting infected.
18:20
18:20

Oulanyah Throws Out Saved Business from Tenth Parliament Parliament Business 5 1

The Speaker’s guidance means that government Bills that lapsed with the Tenth Parliament will now have to be published, reprinted and introduced in Parliament afresh, the same applies to Private Members Bills.
17:58
17:58

Gov’t Starts Engaging Gold Dealers over Decline in Taxes Parliament 3 1

This is after the Ministry of finance reported that the country lost over 470 billion Shillings in taxes on the exportation of gold due to the new taxes that were imposed on the mineral starting with this financial year.
17:43
17:43

KCCA Starts Evaluation of Casual Workers As Contract Expires 4

Aisha Nampeera, a single mother of three, says that her job with KCCA as a sweeper is her only source of income. Nampeera narrates how she has endured work hazards including accidents to keep her job and earn a living for her family.
17:23
17:23

U-20 Women Team Steps Up Preparations For World Cup Qualifiers 1 1 Top story

Whereas his team lost 1-0 to the Crested Cranes on Tuesday, Kiyingi is contented with the performance of the players. “It was a very good performance. There were some impressive results although we lost 1-0 I was comfortable with the way the players expressed themselves,” he stated.
17:08
17:08

DNA Confirms Body Retrieved from Munyonyo Septic Tank is Missing Immaculate Onebe 1

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga confirms to URN that indeed DNA samples matched Ivy’s blood cells and the doubts on whether the body was of Asio have ended. After DNA confirmation, relatives quickly picked the body from Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA morgue at Mulago.
17:03
17:03

Gov’t Negotiating with COMESA Countries For Trade border closure 3 1

The government has said that it is exploring new market opportunities with the Common Market for East and Southern Africa member states (COMESA) as trade with its neighbours gets worse.
14:57
14:57

CID Probes Local Government Ministry, UPPC Over UGX 500M for Security Stamps 1 1 Top story

CID Spokesperson Charles Twine confirmed the ongoing investigations, saying they want to unravel circumstances under, which UPPC earned money for half done work.
14:38
14:38

Two UPDF Soldiers Injured As Vehicle Rams into Train 3 1

The soldiers were travelling in a land cruiser registration number H4DF2180. According to eyewitnesses, the soldiers were fleeing from angry boda-boda riders after knocking dead one person in Bweyogerere.
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14:36

Headteachers Oppose Shifts at Primary Level as Proposed for Safe Reopening 5

Several primary school head teachers in Kampala are opposed to the staggered way of reopening as proposed by the government for safe reopening that calls for having two learning shifts per day or having alternate days for the learners.
14:26
14:26

Mulago Proposes Policy to End Moon Lighting By Doctors Mulago Hospital 1 1

Mulago Hospital Excecutive Director Dr Byarugaba Baterana told the recently inaugurated board that one major challenge the government facility was experiencing is moon lighting of doctors. He noted that there is need for policy makers to end this with new regulations that prohibit duo loyalty of doctors in government facilities across the country.
12:28
12:28

Express FC Departs for Khartoum Ahead of Champions League Return Leg 2 1

The Red Eagles are expected to lock horns once again with El Merrikh in a match slated on Sunday. They departed on Tuesday to have adequate preparations before they enter the pitch.
12:19
12:19

Betty Ssentamu Appeals Against Election Petition Ruling 1

Last month, the Mpigi High Court Judge Richard Wejuli Wabwire dismissed Sentamu’s election petition for failing to pay the mandatory requisite court fees. Justice Wabwire ruled that Ssentamu had only paid court fees of 100, 000 shillings instead of the required 150,000 shillings.
07:26
07:26

Munyonyo Septic Tank Murder: Onebe Told Friends His Wife Had Been Seen in 4 Areas 1

In one of the suspicious calls, Onebe informed a relative who is also a close friend to him that Asio had been seen in Kololo. Five weeks later, Onebe reportedly said she had been seen in Buziga. In other days he reportedly said Bunga or Muyenga.
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