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More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda bans use of private cars, imposes 14-day curfew

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has spelt out a raft of measures meant to curb the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus cases in Uganda jump to 23

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uganda has jumped from 18 to 23.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda temporarily bans public transport

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a 14-day ban on public transport to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.

Eight-month-old baby tests positive for coronavirus

Minister of State for Primary Health Care Joyce Moriku Kaducu said Wednesday that two of the new cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

WHO: Coronavirus may spread further in Africa with onset of winter

A World Health Organisation official on Thursday warned that African countries could be hit harder by the new coronavirus when winter arrives later this year.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has announced the suspension of all footballing activities in the country as a measure to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Uganda suspends football activities for 32 days

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has announced the suspension of all footballing activities in the country as a measure to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Four soldiers killed in DR Congo

Four soldiers and at least 13 militia members were killed during clashes in eastern DR Congo, the army said Saturday.
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.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday joined other world leaders in mourning the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi.

VP Osinbajo: Former Kenyan president Arap Moi would be fondly remembered

Professor Osinbajo who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the state funeral for the late president, described Moi as one of the foremost leaders of decolonization of Africa and a founding father of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), while delivering his tribute.

‘Overlooked’ African Union leadership vow Libya, Sudan support

African Union leaders on Monday vowed to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc's desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent's conflicts.
Democratic Republic of Congo

New killings in eastern DR Congo blamed on ADF militia

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, just days after another massacre, local officials and police said.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Police: Twelve more bodies found after DR Congo militia massacre

Another 12 bodies have been discovered in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo region of Beni, two days after a militia attack left eight people dead and around 20 missing, police said on Sunday.
Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, a relative and government source said on Tuesday.

World leaders mourn former Kenyan leader Daniel Moi

Many world leaders including African heads of state have commiserated with the Kenyan people following the death of its longest-serving President Daniel Moi, who passed on at a Nairobi Hospital.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, during a meeting at State House Entebbe on March 25, 2018. (courtesy of CGTN)

Rwanda, Uganda strike prisoner swap deal

Neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda have agreed on a deal on Sunday to swap prisoners to help ease tensions following mutual accusations of spying and political meddling.

Ugandan president inaugurates 195-km walk to honour liberation fighters

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday began a six-day walk in honour of the country’s fighters who won a five-year guerrilla war in 1986.

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame drops another hint he might retire soon

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has hinted at the possibility of not running for a fourth term, noting that his wish is for a woman to replace him when he retires from office.
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.

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