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20:20
20:20

KCCA Asks Developers to Vacate Shorelines 2 2

According to Peter Settenda, an environment officer from KCCA, the Authority has issued a notice to all people with prohibited developments to raze them from the shoreline. The said structures have already been submerged by the rising water levels and floods.
20:01
20:01

Hydroxychloroquine Fails in Largest COVID-19 Drug Study

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists led by a team at Columbia University found that people infected with COVID-19 taking hydroxychloroquine do not fare better than those not receiving the drug.
19:52
19:52

Boda-boda Rider Kills Wife, Two Children in Kampala

Police have launched investigations to unearth circumstances that forced a Boda-boda rider to kill his wife and their two children in Kampala.
19:30
19:30

Reserve Force Officer Killed after Shooting Two Civilians in Masaka 1

Major Flavia Terimulungi, the Spokesperson of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF armoured Brigade in Masaka, says the army killed the officer in their pursuit to arrest him after committing the crime.
18:03
18:03

105 Traders Arrested for Operating Unauthorized Businesses 4 2

The suspects were arrested during an operation conducted this evening by a team led by the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Denis Namuwoza. The operation covered the areas of Industrial zone, Kikooza, Nasuuti, Butebe, Nabuti and Collin market road.
17:58
17:58

Museveni Invites Religious Leaders for National Prayers on COVID-19 state house entebbe 1

Tomorrow's national prayers come at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda has surpassed 100. The country remains under lockdown with schools and businesses closed. No public or Private transport is allowed on the roads, save for essential service providers who were approved by the government.
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17:52

Lockdown Affecting Recovering Nodding Syndrome Patients in Acholi COVID-19 Pandemic 9 2

Majority of the patient’s caretakers say they haven’t received any form of food relief from the government to feed their children in a long time.
17:43
17:43

CSO's Want Oversight Role in Gov't COVID-19 Expenditures OXFAM Uganda 1

Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) asked the IMF to include in its facility, terms and provisions which ensure the active participation of civil society in the oversight of all government investments. This was in a statement issued jointly with Oxfam-Uganda.
17:31
17:31

Court Dismisses Case in Which Vaccine Trial Participant Claims Getting Infected after Jab 1 Top story

Mukoda alleged that UVRI and its director Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and others had treated her inhumanely, denied her health information and violated her rights to life and health. She demanded a compensation package of USD 10 million for violation of her rights and Punitive damages and exemplary damages of USD 2 million for the injuries she suffered as a result of degrading treatment.
17:20
17:20

One Patient Dies Before Evacuation from Kilembe Hospital 1 2

The hospital was ruined when river Nyamwamba burst its banks resulting in floods that washed away medicines and other essential equipment on Thursday. As a result, the authorities resolved to evacuate all 87 patients who were found at Kilembe Hospital at the time of the tragedy.
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17:19

LDU Officer Shoots Two Dead in Masaka 4 1 Top story

Private Robert Miyaga opened fire and shot Edward Musaasizi, the Chairperson of Lutovu Village in Malongo Sub County in Lwengo district and Jacqueline Asasira along Kampala road next to Byansi Pharmacy in Masaka town on Friday afternoon.
17:07
17:07

MP Zaake Seeking Political Capital, Donor Money - Police Fred Enanga 1

He said they made him to swear that he will never again oppose President Yoweri Museveni, his wife Mama Janet Museveni and his son, “The most honorable Muhozi Keinerugaba, Uganda’s next president. He was also asked to swear that he will never be heard saying again that, “that dog Bobi Wine is your next president?” Zaake writes.
16:44
16:44

Judicial Negligence Sent Glaser to the Grave – Lawyers Caleb Alaka 4 2

The legal team led by Evans Ochieng says that the matter of Glaser’s waning health was brought to the attention of the courts several times, as a ground for his bail application. However, the system kept him incarcerated well knowing that his life was at stake.
16:42
16:42

Public Transport Operators Protest Plans to Regulate Taxi, Boda Boda Operations 5

The spokesperson of Kampala Operational Taxi Stages Association –KOTSA Moses Birungi says that government should consult them on how the public system should be organized rather than keep them out.
16:41
16:41

Kyotera Positive COVID-19 Case Still Missing- MOH 2

Atek Kagirita, the COVID-19 Incident Commander in the Health Ministry, says they are doing everything with their power to trace the male patient for isolation and treatment.
16:08
16:08

Public Health Experts Advise on Suitable PPE for Coronavirus Prevention 4

Folasade Ogunsola, a Professor of Microbiology based at the CDC said during the meeting that there is no use having whole-body coverage with PPE like the case is for Ebola since the coronavirus only affects the respiratory system.
15:53
15:53

Jinja RDC Erick Sakwa Interdicted Jessica Chemeri 1 Top story

“….You are hereby interdicted from your position as Resident District Commissioner and therefore barred from exercising the powers and functions of your office with immediate effect,” reads the letter in part.
15:51
15:51

COVID-19: Don’t put off your Masks - Museveni 3

People seem not to understand the value of the masks; these are not a decoration. We don’t want you to be seen with the mask hanging around your neck. Put the mask over your mouth and nose all the time as long as you are in public. Even when you are speaking, leave the mask on because if you remove and speak, you are infecting the air and also the hands you are fidgeting with while removing the mask can bring the infection,” the President said.
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Woman Recovers Two Guns From Garden 1 Top story

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says Moto immediately notified the authorities leading to the recovery of the firearms. The guns are believed to have been buried by Lord’s Resistance Army rebel fighters at the height of insurgency in Northern region.
15:07
15:07

UNDP, JUMIA Uganda Partner to Link Market Vendors with Consumers Online 1

The platform, a brainchild of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Jumia Uganda will benefit vendors in Nakasero, Nakawa, Wandegeya, Bugolobi and Kalerwe. They will be given smartphones, airtime and data to implement the model, while working with market agents who validate and ascertain that the goods meet the requisite quality, are hygienic and securely packaged before they are dispatched.
May 2020 45 results