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Uganda warns of coronavirus surge in capital city

Administrators in Uganda’s capital city Kampala have started a public campaign, urging people to report any suspected cases of COVID-19.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Power restored in Kenya, Uganda after nationwide outages

Power has been restored in the East African nations of Kenya and Uganda after they were hit by nationwide outages in the morning, the countries’ electricity providers said.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido-File Photo

IMF approves $491.5 million loan for Uganda to limit coronavirus impact

Uganda will receive an emergency loan worth $491.5 million from the International Monetary Fund to help cushion its economy from the impact of the new coronavirus, the fund said on Wednesday.
Esther Mbayo, the minister in charge of the presidency, told newsmen that gains made in the fight against HIV-AIDS may be reversed if efforts to combat the disease, that has leftover two million Ugandans dead since the 1980s, are relaxed.

Uganda cautions public on HIV/AIDS spread amid COVID-19 pandemic

Esther Mbayo, the minister in charge of the presidency, told newsmen that gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS may be reversed if efforts to combat the disease, that has leftover two million Ugandans dead since the 1980s, are relaxed.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda

A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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WHO convenes emergency meeting after Ebola spreads to Uganda

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a key emergency committee would meet following confirmation that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo had spread to neighbouring Uganda.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda: Rwandan troops crossed border, killed two men

Kampala and Kigali traded accusations Saturday after Ugandan police accused Rwandan soldiers of entering the country and killing two men, further stoking tensions between the two countries.
The 18th “Chinese Bridge’’ competition, an annual Chinese proficiency contest for foreign college students, was on Saturday concluded in Kampala, capital city of Uganda.

Uganda holds Chinese language competition for college students

The 18th “Chinese Bridge’’ competition, an annual Chinese proficiency contest for foreign college students, was on Saturday concluded in Kampala, capital city of Uganda.
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Uganda donates $200,000 cyclone-hit Mozambique

Uganda has donated 200,000 dollars in aid to help victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Ugandan Police IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura as country sets to begin probe into UN food relief after 3 deaths

Uganda probes UN relief food after 3 deaths – police

Uganda is investigating a supply of food from the World Food Programme (WFP) after three people died and more than 150 others became sick in recent days, police said.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the High Level Consultation Meetings of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Uganda’s ruling party endorses Yoweri Museveni for sixth-term run

Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday.

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Children leave a school in Shekou area of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China April 20, 2021. REUTERS-David Kirton-File Photo

China bars foreign curricula, ownership in some private schools

China's State Council has announced tough new curbs on school curricula and ownership of private schools, the latest in a series of measures intended to tighten control of the country's fast-growing education sector.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: Nigerian government’s shoot-on-sight order impedes negotiation with bandits

Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, cleric and a major negotiator in the release of abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, has said that the Federal Government’s shoot on sight order has been impeding negotiation to have the bandits lay down arms, even though he admitted that no ransom was paid for the release of the students.
After Saturday’s successful FA Cup final test event, which saw 21,000 in attendance for Leicester’s Wembley victory over Chelsea, two Sky Bet Championship clubs will see the return of fans.

Sports venues in England prepare to host fans

Football, greyhound racing, horse racing, rugby league and rugby union are among sports to open their doors to fans as the third step of Government’s coronavirus recovery roadmap is implemented.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three killed in Anambra inter-communal clash

The Police Command in Anambra said three persons have been confirmed dead in a clash between Omor and Anaku communities in Anyamelum Local Government Area of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure.

Hadiza Bala Usman: I didn’t disobey court order

Hadiza Bala Usman, suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Sunday dismissed claims that she allegedly frustrated contractors working with NPA.

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Southern speakers support governors’ ban on open grazing, restructuring, others

Speakers of Southern States Legislatures, weekend, threw their weight the Southern Governors resolutions, banning open grazing of cattle, call for national dialogue, restructuring of the country and respect for Federal Character.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

House: Speaker Gbajabiamila didn’t oppose Southern governors’ call for restructuring, ban on open grazing

The House of Representatives has clarified that the Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, did not oppose the southern governors’ calls for restructuring and ban on open grazing.

TCN investigates as nation’s power grid collapses again

The nation’s electricity grid yesterday suffered another system collapse, throwing Nigerians into darkness and leaving businesses to hook on to alternative electricity sources.
Mr Sunday Baba, the immediate past Acting General Manager of the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) did not take over the national monument.

Official: National Theatre to create 16,000 jobs after renovation

More than 16,000 jobs would be created during and after the ongoing renovation of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Prof. Sunday Ododo, General Manager of the 44-year-old complex, said on Thursday in Lagos.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigerian government has capacity to crush bandits, terrorists

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says contrary to widespread belief, the Federal Government is not overwhelmed with the escalating insecurity in the country.