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Uganda’s central bank cut its policy rate by 100 basis points on Monday to 8% to support the economy which has been hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Uganda slashes main interest rate to 8% as coronavirus hurts economy

Uganda’s central bank cut its policy rate by 100 basis points on Monday to 8% to support the economy which has been hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

MTN Uganda eliminates mobile money charges amid virus outbreak

MTN Uganda, the country’s largest telecoms firm, has eliminated some charges on its mobile money platform to help spur greater use of digital transactions and discourage the use of cash as a way to potentially slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
A man wearing a protective face mask uses a hand sanitizer dispenser on the street following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Algiers, Algeria March 21, 2020. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina

Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa

Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back.
Tanzania women's U17 team have accused rivals Uganda of fielding over-age players during their World Cup U17 qualifying match played in Kampala on Saturday.

U17 WWCQ: Tanzania lodges appeal, claims Uganda fielded over-age players

Tanzania women's U17 team have accused rivals Uganda of fielding over-age players during their World Cup U17 qualifying match played in Kampala on Saturday.
An employee pours liquid gold into a mould for the production of an ingot during the refining process at AGR (African Gold Refinery) in Entebbe, Uganda, October 4, 2018. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Uganda gold exports more than doubled to $1.2 billion last year

Uganda’s gold exports more than doubled in 2019 compared with the previous year, according to data from the central bank seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu has earned his first international call-up from Uganda.

AFCONQ: Nigerian-born Uche Ikpeazu named in Uganda squad vs South Sudan

He is in coach Johnny McKinstry’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against South Sudan later this month.
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WHO trains 22 African health workers on coronavirus management

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Regional office, has trained 22 health workers to manage patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARIs) Associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dr Stella Nyanzi chats with prison warders shortly after arriving at the International War Crimes Division of the High Court in Kololo for a ruling in her appeal against her conviction and sentence for cyber harassment of President Museveni.

Excitement as court sets Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi free

Dr Stella Nyanzi collapsed at the International War Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala on Thursday minutes after the judge ordered for her release from Luzira Prison where she has been for months.
South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka (R) in a photo with Bobi Wine and wife (PHOTO-Courtesy).

Uganda deports South African music icon

Ugandan immigration and security authorities on Tuesday deported South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka ahead of her End of Year and New Year performance in Kampala, over visa irregularities, a police spokesperson said.
Hotels, lodges and guest houses in Ugandan capital Kampala and neighbouring districts have to disclose details of visitors every day as part of measures to fight urban crime.

Uganda, Rwanda officials meet in Kampala over tensions

Rwandan and Ugandan officials will on Friday meet in Kampala to discuss the implementation of a pact aimed at ending tensions between the two countries.
The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigeria Ladies Open: Nigerians’ hospitality crucial to Ugandans’ golfing success – winner

Uganda’s Irene Nakalembe, winner of the 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship, on Saturday in Abuja explained the reasons behind her success and that of Ugandan ladies in golf in Nigeria.
Hotels, lodges and guest houses in Ugandan capital Kampala and neighbouring districts have to disclose details of visitors every day as part of measures to fight urban crime.

Hoteliers in Ugandan capital to submit guest registers to police

Hotels, lodges and guest houses in Ugandan capital Kampala and neighbouring districts have to disclose details of visitors every day as part of measures to fight urban crime.

Ugandan army, police raid students’ hostels at Makerere

Ugandan forces arrested 46 students from Makerere University following a protest over increased tuition fees.
As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.

Bobi Wine engages police in cat and mouse chase

As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.
Bobi Wine

Uganda police cancel Bobi Wine’s Independence Day concert

Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola in his letter dated October 2, but released on Tuesday to Kampala Metropolitan Police, said Bobi Wine did not consider plans for medical care, traffic and crowd control and security.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor vows to supports NHRC/UNHCR activities

The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has reiterated government commitment to supporting the protection activities of the NHRC and UNHCR geared towards alleviating challenges of IDPs and vulnerable in the state.
Hillary Innocent Taylor Seguya, a global youth ambassador, contends that Museveni’s actions bar him from online conversation. Courtesy of Taylor Seguya

Ugandan student drags president, spokesman to court for blocking him on Twitter

A Havard student, Hillary Innocent Seguya Taylor, has dragged the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo and the Police Chief, Asan Kasingye, to court for blocking him on Twitter.
Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

Uganda inaugurates commercial flight operations for national carrier

Uganda’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, says it has commenced commercial flight operations with the first one heading to Nairobi, Kenya.

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Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran continues work on nuclear programme in spite pandemic

The Iranian Government on Wednesday said it was continuing to develop its nuclear programme despite COVID-19 wrecking havoc on the country
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Tyson Fury trolls Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder for heavyweight losses

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Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ deploys 80 medical personnel to coronavirus treatment, isolation centres nationwide

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday announced that the Nigerian Armed Forces has deployed 80 personnel from its medical corps to all COVID-19 treatment and isolation centres across the country.

YouTube bans conspiracy theories linking coronavirus with 5G from platform

Google-owned YouTube has altered its community guidelines to ensure all conspiracy theories which suggest 5G is the cause or an accelerator of COVID-19.
Aminu Masari

Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.