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Month: March 2020

Spain Reports Shocking Record Single-day  Coronavirus Death Toll  At 849

Spain Reports Shocking Record Single-day Coronavirus Death Toll At 849

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 By Elite Reporter Sad news coming in indicates that Spain has Tuesday recorded a shocking new single-day Coronavirus death toll after 849 people died from the virus between Monday and Tuesday. The country’s total number of cases now stands at 94,417 – up from 85,195 on Monday – and its death toll at 8,189. Meanwhile,  the number of Coronavirus cases in Russia jumped to 2,337 on Tuesday, an increase of 500, as the country recorded its biggest daily rise for the seventh day in a row. In Russia, 18 people who contracted the Coronavirus have died, while 121 people have recovered. On the other hand, Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter. The number of new Coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day. The death toll, however, rose ag...
Al-Shabab Terrorists Kill Somali Governor In Suicide Attack

Al-Shabab Terrorists Kill Somali Governor In Suicide Attack

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By Elite Reporter A Somali governor was killed in an Al-Shabab suicide bomb attack that occurred on Monday, in Puntland, Somalia. Abdisalan Hassan Hersi,  the Nugaal region governor, was killed after an Al-Shabab bomber rushed to his vehicle and detonated explosives. A local official in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, according to police and medical sources. Reports indicate that Hassan  succumbed to his wounds after being rushed to hospital in Garowe, the capital of Puntland where the blast occurred Sunday. "The doctors tried to save the governor's life, but unfortunately he died from his injuries," Mohamed Weli, a police officer in Puntland, told the media by phone. "He was in a critical condi...
‘Coronavirus Outbreak Under Total Control After Gov’t Registers No New Infections’- Museveni

‘Coronavirus Outbreak Under Total Control After Gov’t Registers No New Infections’- Museveni

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By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured all Ugandans that the Coronavirus outbreak is currently under total control by the government after the Ministry of Health not announcing any new infections as of Tuesday. Museveni announced a national lockdown on Monday night in his new directives aimed at fighting the spread of Coronavirus. The directives include self-quarantine for all Ugandans, closure of government offices and factories, shops and hardware stores, stopping use of private transport and a curfew that will last for two weeks. While commenting about his government’s successful control of the deadly COVID-19 virus, Museveni tweeted on Tuesday “that Countrymen, Countrywomen and the Bazzukulu. Yesterday, 82 samples of returnees from outside who have...
‘No Movement Of People, Private Cars’-Museveni Orders In New COVID-19 Address

‘No Movement Of People, Private Cars’-Museveni Orders In New COVID-19 Address

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By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has banned the movement of all Ugandans, driving private vehicles and ordered the closure of shops as part of the new measures to fight the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Here below is President Museveni's full speech; MORE GUIDELINES ON THE PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND THE NEED FOR A SHUT DOWN Countrymen and countrywomen I am here, to again address you on the issue of the corona-virus. I first, addressed you on this issue on the 18th of March, 2020. Before I addressed you, together with the experts, we had discussed, in depth, the science of this virus. In that study, we had discovered the following characteristics of this virus. It spreads through inhalation if somebody with the virus coughs (okukororra...
Huawei Donates Video Conferencing Equipment To Help In Coronavirus Fight As Cases Shoot To 23

Huawei Donates Video Conferencing Equipment To Help In Coronavirus Fight As Cases Shoot To 23

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By Abel Kawere The management Huawei Uganda on Thursday, March 26, 2020, donated video conferencing equipment to the Ministry of Health, which will help Ministry officials in the fight against Coronavirus. The equipment, which was handed over by a team of senior managers and IT experts from Huawei Uganda, will help ministry officials interface with each other and or other government officials without necessarily having to meet physically, as a way of maintaining the social distance guideline. Huawei Uganda MD explaining to Dr Jane Ruth Aceng about the video conferencing machines Shortly after receiving the equipment from Huawei Uganda, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Health, wrote thus on social media; “Thank you Huawei for the donation of video conferencing ICT Solut...
Coronavirus Patients In America Rise To Over 100,000

Coronavirus Patients In America Rise To Over 100,000

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By Elite Reporter Uncertainty and panic continue to mount after the number of people infected with the novel Coronavirus in the United States surpassed 100,000 on Friday, with more than 1,500 deaths reported, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.  Italy, meanwhile, announced 919 new deaths from Coronavirus, the highest number of fatalities any country has reported in the space of 24 hours since the outbreak began late last year. The total number of people who have died as a result of COVID-19 in Italy now stands at 9,134. Further dashing hopes that Europe is containing the pandemic, because Spain recorded 769 new deaths in a daily, bringing the total number to 4,858. More than 127,000 people globally have recovered from COVID-19.  President Trump said on Fri...
Fear In UK After Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Fear In UK After Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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By Elite Reporter Reports coming in from the United Kingdom indicate that Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, a few days after meeting Prime Minister Borris Johson, who confirmed on Friday that he is infected too. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen had been infected in a shocking release a few minutes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed he tested positive for coronavirus. However, news of the Queen testing positive for COVID-19 does not come as a surprise since there was a possibility that she could have been exposed by the virus during one of her weekly meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson who later tested positive. Buckingham Palace revealed the monarch held a face-to-face with Mr. Johnson on March 11, 2020. Her health, ...
New Era: President Museveni Appoints Dr Mugume To Replace Former BoU Deputy Governor Dr Kasekende

New Era: President Museveni Appoints Dr Mugume To Replace Former BoU Deputy Governor Dr Kasekende

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Bank of Uganda  has been ushered into a new era after President Yoweri Museveni appointed Dr Adam Mugume, as Acting Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda. Dr Mugumre, who is one of Uganda's renowned economists, now replaces former Deputy Governor Dr Louis Kasekende, whose contract expired in February this year. We have established that the decision to appoint Dr Mugume was taken by the board of directors which sat in Kampala this Friday, on advice of President Museveni. According to the board’s presiding chairman, James Kahoza, Dr Mugume “will perform the executive functions of the Office of Deputy Governor until a substantive Deputy Governor is appointed.” Mugume, who taught econometrics for many years at Makerere University, has been serving as the Central Ba...
Sweden Based Singer Jay Silver Invades Uganda’s Music Industry

Sweden Based Singer Jay Silver Invades Uganda’s Music Industry

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By Elite Reporter Renowned Sweden based Ugandan musician Joel Muhindo aka Jay Silver is set to give several local musicians a run for their money after he officially invaded Uganda’s music industry. We have learnt that after making it big in Sweden,  Jay Silver, who is a Congolese AfroBeat and Dancehall artiste that grew up and studied in Kampala,  Uganda, has since released a new hit titled ‘Ntwaala’, which is currently rocking the airwaves in East Africa and beyond. According to pals, Jay Silver, who started music at a young age of 15 years, has so far recorded several songs which include;  ‘Cheri’, ‘Ntwaala’, ‘Whine4me’, ‘Shake Body’, among many others. Currently, Jay Silver is in a relationship with his lovely baby mama only identified as Queen. About inspiration...
Farmer Leaders Urge Minister To Support Federation Strategy

Farmer Leaders Urge Minister To Support Federation Strategy

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By Abel Kawere Board members of Uganda National Farmers Federation have asked the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Vincent Sempijja, to support the Federation, such that it can implement its five-year strategic plan, in order to attain Farmer-led National development plan targets and the Agro-industrialization agenda. The Board members led by Federation Secretary General Mr Mugoya Awali Ogonzaki, said the Federation is committed to ensuring that the agro-industrialization agenda remains on track. “Farmers are the seed in the whole agro-industrialization agenda; they are the backbone of the economy. If the seed is not of good quality the yields will be very poor, it’s important the ministry supports us to achieve our plan to move the country forward.” ...
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