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China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump lashes China as UN warns against ‘Cold War’

US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers.

Tanzania, Uganda ink deal on $3.5 billion oil pipeline project

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement Sunday to commence construction on a 1,445-kilometre (900 mile) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens livelihoods and fragile ecosystems.
Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and Uganda's four time Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye attend a joint news conference over the government handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and a possible alliance against President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming elections, in Wakiso district, in Kampala, Uganda June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa/File Photo

Ugandan presidential hopeful says police used bullets to disperse supporters

Ugandan pop star and presidential hopeful, Bobi Wine, said some of his supporters were injured on Saturday after police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a crowd in the country’s east.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting on Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa.

Uganda flies flags at half-mast to mourn deceased former Tanzanian leader

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting on Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni seeks re-election to extend rule to four decades

Uganda’s long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni, has collected papers to seek nomination as the ruling party’s candidate in next year’s presidential election, the party said on Tuesday.
A soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) takes cover during exchanges of fire with members of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in Opira. Alain Wandimoyi-AFP

Gunmen kill more than dozen civilians in eastern DR Congo attacks

At least 19 civilians have been killed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend in attacks blamed on a notorious armed group, local officials said.
Tourists look at birds at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, western Uganda, file. REUTERS-Hereward Holland

Ugandan to lose $1.6 billion in tourism earnings as a result of coronavirus

Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.
President Yoweri Museveni announced this Monday night in a televised address.

Uganda president, Canadian premier hold talks on coronavirus pandemic

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held talks by telephone on the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic and furthering bilateral ties.
President Yoweri Museveni announced this Monday night in a televised address.

Uganda set to provide free face masks to citizens

“Since many people were expressing concern that they cannot afford to buy masks and the government wanted to ensure quality and ensure people do not borrow masks, the government has decided to provide masks free of charge to all Ugandans aged 6 and above,” said Museveni.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Six killed in DR Congo attack

At least six people were killed in a new attack blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said Monday.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda president confirms elite league will not resume soon

Football fans in the country will have to wait longer before starting to enjoy the Ugandan Premier League (UPL) after President Yoweri Museveni confirmed sport will resume after the coronavirus pandemic is controlled.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Presdient Museveni: “Madness” to hold Uganda vote if virus persists

Uganda’s long-serving President Yoweri Museveni has said it would be wrong to hold a presidential election due early next year if the coronavirus persists, signalling for the first time a possible postponement.
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.
U.S. cloud services company Vonage is partnering with social enterprise CTI Africa to pioneer video-linked healthcare in Uganda, where good hospitals and qualified medical personnel are scarce.

US tech company Vonage bets on digital health care in Uganda

U.S. cloud services company Vonage is partnering with social enterprise CTI Africa to pioneer video-linked healthcare in Uganda, where good hospitals and qualified medical personnel are scarce.

Uganda president donates 50% of salary to coronavirus battle, set to lift lockdown

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has donated 50 percent of his salary to support efforts to battle COVID-19 pandemic.
A woman hawks merchandise past transit trucks at Mpondwe border that separates Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Mpondwe, Uganda, June 14, 2019. REUTERS-James Akena-File Photo

Uganda restricts truckers on busy trade route to curb coronavirus

Uganda has stepped up restrictions on trucks passing through its territory - limiting them to one driver and banning them from stopping over in hotels - in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine gestures as he leaves the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Court, in Kampala, Uganda February 24, 2020. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa-File Photo

Uganda’s Bobi Wine says allied lawmaker tortured, blinded

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine accused the police on Monday of torturing and blinding one of his allies, shortly before the lawmaker, detained over coronavirus social distancing rules, was brought to court on a stretcher.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda extends coronavirus lockdown to May 5

"The government has decided to keep the stay-home decision for another 21 days starting tomorrow. This is meant to allow us to study the situation longer. All previous measures still stand," he said.

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