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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...
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Ethnic clashes among South Sudan refugees in Uganda leave 3 dead, 6 injured

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United Nations refugee agency on Sunday said three South Sudan refugees in Uganda were killed, six injured and hundreds displaced after tribal clashes erupted...
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’s economic outlook remains grim as COVID-19 cases increase

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Uganda's economy is projected to grow between 0.4 percent and 1.7 percent this year compared to 5.6 percent in 2019, a new report by...
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COVID-19 cases in Uganda cross 1,000 mark

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Uganda's ministry of health on Thursday reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of registered cases in the country to 1,000. ...
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Digitalization critical to reviving Uganda’s economy amid COVID-19 – World Bank

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The World Bank said in a report Wednesday that digital technologies are critical in reviving Uganda's economy, which has been hit hard by the...
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Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

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Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of...
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Uganda’s air transport regulator seeks US$41 million for bail-out

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Uganda's air transport regulator is seeking 150 billion shillings (about 41 million U.S. dollars) from government to enable it run the aviation industry in...
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Uganda and China to enhance agricultural cooperation

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Zheng Zhuqiang, Chinese ambassador to Uganda, said China attaches great importance to agricultural cooperation with Uganda. Zheng made the remarks on Wednesday...
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Uganda reopens public offices in move to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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Uganda on Monday allowed ministries, departments and agencies to reopen offices, but only essential staff are permitted as the country moves to ease COVID-19...
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9 frontline health workers in Uganda test positive for COVID-19

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Nine frontline health workers in Uganda's capital Kampala have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said Saturday. The ministry said...
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Insurance industry in Uganda grows by 13.2 percent in 2019

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Uganda's insurance sector grew by 13.2 percent in 2019 to 973.58 billion shillings (263 million U.S. dollars) from 859.8 billion shillings (232.4 million dollars)...
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Uganda postpones school reopening amid COVID-19

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Uganda on Monday announced to postpone the reopening of schools by another month as it studies the impact of the easing of lockdown measures...
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Uganda mulls releasing 4,000 people arrested for violating COVID-19 restrictions

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday said the government is discussing the possibility of releasing over 4,000 people arrested for violating COVID-19 restrictions and...
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Ugandan military kills 3 South Sudan soldiers in border gunfire exchange

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The Ugandan military on Monday said that its troops killed three of the South Sudan soldiers who crossed into the country in the border...
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Seven health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Uganda

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Seven health workers in Uganda have tested positive for COVID-19, ministry of health said here on Sunday. The ministry said in a...
A health worker disinfects tent where people's temperature are checked at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Kampala in Uganda, March 27, 2020. Uganda has registered four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18, according to the ministry of health. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda reports 31 new COVID-19 cases

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Uganda's Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday 31 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed number of infections to 253. Out...
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Uganda reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, turns away 21 foreign truck drivers

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Uganda's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of revised infections in the country to 160. ...
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Uganda conditionally eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday eased some of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, but tied the relaxation to wearing of face masks that government...
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Uganda to provide free face masks to citizens in COVID-19 fight

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday announced that the government will distribute free face masks to all citizens as the country strives to combat...
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Uganda seeks to create pool of cross-border truck drivers who test negative for COVID-19

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Uganda's ministry of health on Monday urged the country's truck owners and drivers association to send their members for testing, as the government is...
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5 Tanzanian nationals arrested in Uganda over illegal entry

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Five Tanzanian nationals were arrested over the weekend for suspected illegal entry, Ugandan police said on Monday. The five, who entered Uganda through Rakai, are...
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Uganda reports highest single-day COVID-19 cases, total reaches 160

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Uganda reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 late Thursday, the highest number confirmed in a single day since the outbreak was first announced in...
Pharmacists at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in Nantong, east China’s Jiangsu province dispense medicines according to prescriptions of a kind of Chinese herbal tea which has proven effective on the prevention of COVID-19, March 5, 2020. Xu Peiqin/People’s Daily Online

Chinese experts share COVID-19 response experience with Uganda, South Sudan

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Chinese medical experts on Friday shared their experience of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with their counterparts in Uganda and South Sudan. Speaking at the...