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Uganda offers cash rewards for recapture of over 200 prison escapees after massive jailbreak

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Ugandan prison service on Tuesday offered cash rewards for information leading to the recovery of firearms and recapture of over 200 inmates who escaped...
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Uganda arrests security officers after fire guts country’s top university

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Ugandan police have arrested security officers who were on duty when a fire gutted Makerere University, Uganda's top university on early Sunday, a...
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

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...
jail bars

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...
Fire

Fire guts Uganda’s top university, destroys main administration building block

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An early morning major fire gutted Makerere University, Uganda's top university on Sunday, destroying the main administration building block, a police spokesperson said. ...
Nigerian Military

Uganda deploys more troops to hunt escaped prisoners

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The Ugandan military has deployed additional troops to beef up the manhunt of 210 inmates who escaped from a prison in the northeastern district...
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Uganda forecasts 6 percent economic growth in next fiscal year

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Uganda's Finance Minister Matia Kasaija said here Thursday the country's economy will grow 6 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2021/22, which started on July...
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Over 200 inmates escape, 3 killed in prison break in northeastern Uganda

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A total of 219 inmates have escaped from a prison in Uganda's northeastern district of Moroto, a prison spokesperson said here Thursday. ...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Uganda resumes rotation of peacekeeping troops to Somalia

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Uganda has resumed rotation of its peacekeeping troops to Somalia after four months' suspension over COVID-19, the military has said. Chief of...
Photo taken on Aug. 28th, 2015 shows two flights landed at Kisumu International Airport in Kisumu, western Kenya, on Aug. 28th, 2015. The economy of Kenya's western region has experienced a dramatic revival following the modernization of Kisumu International Airport by a Chinese company. Located on the edge of Kenya's third largest city, the upgraded Kisumu International Airport is now a busy transport hub connecting the country to the wider eastern African region.(Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Uganda to resume international flights on Oct. 1

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Uganda will resume international flights on Oct. 1, about six months after the government closed airports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an...
Rescuers search for missing people after a landslide at Suwonong village, Purworejo, Central Java, Indonesia, on Feb. 6, 2016. Five bodies have been recovered and two other persons are still missing after a landslide hit Purworejo district of Central Java on Friday, rescuers said here Saturday. (Xinhua/Zain Firmansyah)

Landslide in eastern Uganda kills at least one

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Torrential rains in the eastern Ugandan district of Mbale on Sunday triggered off a landslide which has affected three villages leaving one person so...
Wildlife migration

A discovery of Uganda’s Kidepo valley national park

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Behind the misty rugged mount ranges in north eastern Uganda lays Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo, which ranks among Africa's finest wildernesses, shares a...
Malaria

Uganda renews fight to eliminate deadly malaria by 2030

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Uganda says it is fast-tracking efforts to eliminate malaria, which continues to take lives and bleed the country's economy more than any other...
President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda reopens health training institutions to address human resource gaps amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has approved the reopening of health training institutions to enable final year students to complete their studies to help...
Japans Exports

Kenya’s value of exports rises to US$480 million in July

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Kenya's value of exports rose in July to hit 52 billion shillings (about 480 million U.S. dollars) compared with 443 million dollars in June,...
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’s COVID-19 cases surpass 3,000 mark with 65 new confirmed cases

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Uganda's ministry of health on Tuesday reported 65 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the east African country to...
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Uganda suspends operations of 208 aid agencies over violation of regulations

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Uganda has suspended operations of 208 humanitarian agencies over violations of rules governing refugees in the East African country, a top government official said...
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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...
Lightning

Lightning kills nine children in northwest Uganda

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Nine children were struck dead by lightning in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua on Thursday, a police spokesperson said Friday. Josephine...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa CDC says 5 African countries account for 72 percent of COVID-19 cases in...

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday disclosed five African countries account for 72 percent of all COVID-19...
Refugees-Burkinabes

Uganda puts refugee settlement under lockdown after aid workers test positive for COVID-19

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Uganda has put Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in the western district of Kikuube under lockdown after aid workers tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson of...

Five killed in boat accident in southwestern Uganda

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Five people have died after a canoe they were sailing in capsized on Lake Bunyonyi in southwestern Uganda, police said late on Wednesday. ...
Refugees

WFP cuts food rations for 2.7 million refugees in east Africa

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The World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday it has already reduced food rations and cash transfers by 30 percent for about 2.7 million...
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. ...
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Land Grabs At Gunpoint

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Thousands of families violently evicted from their farms to make way for foreign-owned plantations in Kiryandongo, Uganda, says new report Kampala – Uganda – Three...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1.18 million amid call to avoid prevention fatigue

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,187,937 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 27,779, the Africa Centers...
Covid-19

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda records highest daily increase of cases

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - KAMPALA -- Uganda's...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Uganda records highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases

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Uganda's ministry of health on Thursday reported 94 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase in the last three months, bringing the...
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COVID-19 regulations drive up mobile phone usage in quarter in Uganda

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COVID-19 lockdown regulations have pushed up mobile telephone usage in Uganda, a new report by the country's communications regulator has shown. ...