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Ugandan police urged not to block, disrupt presidential campaigns

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Uganda's Electoral Commission has urged police to stop blocking or disrupting presidential campaigns ahead of the Jan. 14, 2021 polls. In a letter to Martins...
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Uganda reports record-high daily COVID-19 cases

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Uganda has registered a record high of 484 daily COVID-19 cases, raising the national tally to 18,890, the country's health ministry said Wednesday. The new...
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Uganda’s electoral body warns of presidential campaigns cancellation

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Uganda's Electoral Commission has warned that it may cancel the presidential campaigns if there is continued violation of guidelines. The commission gave this warning in...
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Uganda’s economy on recovery trend

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Uganda's economy is on a recovery trend from the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report by the ministry of finance showed...
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Ugandan government asked to buy local-made buses

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All government departments in Uganda are asked to purchase buses made by domestic manufacturers, the country's Ministry of Finance said Tuesday. The ministry tweeted that...
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Uganda reports 231 new COVID-19 cases as national tally surges to 16,020

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Uganda on Sunday registered 231 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 16,020, the ministry of health...
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Uganda lifts ban on labour export after eight month suspension due to COVID-19

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Uganda has lifted the ban on the exportation of migrant workers after an eight month suspension in efforts to stop the spread of the...
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Uganda further eases COVID-19 restrictions, allows resumption of mass gatherings

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Uganda late on Monday further eased its COVID-19 restrictions, allowing resumption of mass gatherings, political rallies and meetings of no more than 200 attendees,...
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Uganda decries COVID-19 case spike as patients overwhelm hospitals

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Uganda late on Monday said hospitals in the East African country are overwhelmed by a spike in new COVID-19 cases Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng...
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Uganda reports 214 new COVID-19 cases, bringing national tally to 14,066

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Uganda reported 214 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing its national tally to 14,066, said the Ugandan Health Ministry. The new...
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Uganda reopens places of worship amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced on Sunday the reopening of places of worship with no more than 70 attendees, amid a recent spike...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda reopens schools for finalist students amid spike of COVID-19 cases

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday said schools, tertiary colleges and universities will reopen for candidate classes and finalist students amid the recent...
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Five more prison escapees killed, one captured in Uganda after massive jailbreak

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Five more prison escapees have been killed, bringing the total number of inmates killed to 13 in an ongoing pursuit of 219 inmates who...
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Ugandan military searching for over 200 escaped prisoners

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The Uganda military is using aircraft and foot patrols to search for over 200 inmates who escaped from a prison in north-east Uganda, they...
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UNHCR expresses concern over COVID-19 outbreak in refugee settlement in Uganda

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UN Refugee Agency in Uganda on Saturday expressed concern after 22 aid workers and 72 refugees tested positive for COVID-19 in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement...
Uganda Beefs Up Security

Formation of local committees urged to enforce COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda

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Ugandan police on Thursday called for the formation of local committees to enforce the ministry of health measures aimed at combating the spread of...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Uganda opens more COVID-19 sample collection centers in capital amid spike of cases

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Uganda's ministry of health on Wednesday announced the opening of new COVID-19 sample collection centers in the capital, Kampala amid a spike of cases. ...
KAMPALA, April 21, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Health workers fumigate a market in Kampala, capital of Uganda, April, 17, 2020. Ugandan government on Friday started fumigating areas around city markets as well as distribution of mosquito nets to vendors sleeping in those areas. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda closes police HQ after senior officer tests positive for COVID-19

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Uganda temporarily closed its police national headquarters on Monday after a senior police officer tested positive for COVID-19. The headquarters building...
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Uganda registers 43 new cases of COVID-19, tally reaches 1,603

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Uganda's health ministry on Tuesday reported 43 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the east African country to 1,603. ...
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Uganda urges journalists to exercise caution in COVID-19 pandemic coverage

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Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday urged reporters to exercise caution while covering the COVID-19 pandemic. The caution comes after two journalists reporting for...
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Uganda considering reimposing ban on public transport over violation of COVID-19 regulations

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The Ugandan government on Monday warned of reimposing a ban on public transport over continued violation of COVID-19 regulations amid a spike in the...
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Uganda’s economy on recovery trend as lockdown restrictions ease

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Uganda's central bank said on Monday that although the country's economy contracted in the second quarter of 2020, there are indications the economy...
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Uganda registers 2nd COVID-19 death

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Uganda reported a second COVID-19 death, ministry of health said on Sunday. According to the ministry statement, the victim was an 80-year-old...
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Uganda’s COVID-19 cases hit 1,103, with 14 new infections

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Uganda's Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the east African country to...
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Uganda flies flags at half-mast to mourn former Tanzanian leader

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. ...
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Uganda carries out rapid assessment to determine extent of COVID-19 community spread

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Uganda's ministry of health on Wednesday dispatched a team of medical experts to carry out a targeted rapid assessment exercise to determine the extent...
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Ugandan president urges officials not to hold public gatherings amid COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday urged government officials to avoid convening gatherings as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...
A security officer is seen at the scene of a large explosion near a check point in Mogadishu, Somalia, 28 December 2019. A source at a hospital said that the death toll has risen to at least 76 in what is believed to have been a car bombing. The explosion rocked an area near the junction called Ex-Control Afgoye, in a southwestern suburb of the capital Mogadishu. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

Uganda deploys combat aircraft to support peacekeeping operations in Somalia

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The Ugandan military on Tuesday announced it will deploy combat aircraft to support peacekeeping operations in war-torn Somalia. Uganda People's Defense Forces...
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Uganda’s Museveni picks party nomination forms to run for presidency

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has picked nomination forms to represent the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party as its presidential candidate during the 2021...
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Ugandan president urges citizens to continue fighting COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged his countrymen to continue fighting COVID-19, noting that the virus remains dangerous. The disease is one...