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Uganda approves use of COVIDEX as a supplement to fight covid 19

Uganda approves use of COVIDEX as a supplement to fight covid 19

FEATURED, Health, Latest News
The National Drug Authority (NDA) has approved the use of COVIDEX, a local herbal medicine as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19. The NDA executive director, Mr David Nahamya revealed this at media center while addressing journalists, this follows after various assessment and inspection of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to treat the viral infections including covid-19. "NDA has approved COVIDEX based on initial assessment, published literature and safety studies conducted by the innovator. The product has been formulated from herbal plants that have been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of several diseases," Mr Nahamya announced. However, Mr Nahamya stressed that the medicine does not cure Covid-19 bu...
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court.

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South Africa's highest court found former President Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison on Tuesday, a landmark move in the country's long-running corruption saga. The Constitutional Court of South Africa ordered that Zuma present himself at a police station in his home town of Nkandla or Johannesburg within five days. In a scathing judgment, Justice Sisi Khampepe ruled: "There can be no doubt that Mr Zuma is in contempt of court." The order stems from Zuma's refusal to appear at an anti-corruption commission to answer questions about his alleged involvement in corruption during his time as president. Zuma has repeatedly denied the allegations. "No person is above the law, whatever his rank or condition," she said, continuing: "An act...
Express FC Declared Champions As Kyetume, MYDA and Kitara FC Relegated

Express FC Declared Champions As Kyetume, MYDA and Kitara FC Relegated

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Uganda soccer governing body FUFA, has declared Express Football Club as  Champions of the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League following a decision by the FUFA Emergency Executive Committee on Tuesday. With the country under a lockdown for 42 days, sports activities including football were put to a halt, including the Uganda Premier League which was four rounds away from conclusion. FUFA on its Website noted that, "The FUFA Emergency Executive Committee has on Tuesday 29th June 2021 taken the decision to end the 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League based on Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules." Clubs had played more than 75% of the league games, the following formula shall be used by Terms of Conditions to determine the league positions. ...
King Mswati III Flees Country As Chaos Rock Nation In Demand For Democracy, Multi-Party system Banned Since 1973

King Mswati III Flees Country As Chaos Rock Nation In Demand For Democracy, Multi-Party system Banned Since 1973

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The king of Swaziland, a country found in southern Africa, King Mswati III has fled from his country to seek refuge in safer countries in the morning of 29th June this year. The situation in eSwatini has become deadly as the National Commissioner has declared a war against protestors that are demanding for democracy. King Mswati The III and his family have reportedly fled eSwatini and are hiding at a suburb in Johannesburg, South Africa. protestors in the city The people of Swaziland are demonstrating for the reinstatement of multipartism in the country. The one party state was declared in the country by 1973 and has been effective upto date. Citizens are also fighting for democracy after being denied freedom and blames the king for being dictatorial. The king whose power is ...
Fish scarcity causes looming poverty at  Katosi  landing site.

Fish scarcity causes looming poverty at Katosi landing site.

Business, FEATURED, Latest News
Fishermen at Katosi landing site in Mukono, have expressed fear of looming poverty due to scarcity of fish coupled with a drop in prices of fish during lockdown.  The few fishermen at the landing are also stranded with their catch, especially the silver fish dealers due to lack of market. We have the details A visit to Katosi landing site in Mukono district clearly shows that business activity at the once busy fish mart has gone down following the 42 days lockdown. Hundreds of boats are docked at the shores because many of the fishermen have vacated the place. Gonja Fred a fisherman says that they do not know how they will survive during the 42 days lockdown. As a result, cases of theft have gone up at the landing site since many of the youth have since been rendered jobl...
One killed on spot , Veteran sports journalist escapes death in a fatal accident .

One killed on spot , Veteran sports journalist escapes death in a fatal accident .

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MUKONO, wantoni katosi junction has become a black spot after One bodaboda man died on the spot after a FUSO box body carrying maize cargo, lost control and rammed into a boda boda stage killing one instantly.  The FUSO registration number UAZ 767D also destroyed property such as two wooden boutique lock ups, several car parking fences and a Subaru car registration number UBF 9934 A. Subaru car registration number UBF 9934 A. that was knocked too The incident occurred in the busy Wantoni trading center, Mukono municipality, along Jinja-Kampala road at 2pm. The deceased has been identified as Mugalu Tom (25) aboda rider in Mukono town, registration number UDP 455U. Among the survivors is Veteran journalist and former radio Simba sports journalist Ssegawa Stephen and cu...
Shs 53billion to be divided amongst 500,000 Vulnerable Homesteads in Kampala.

Shs 53billion to be divided amongst 500,000 Vulnerable Homesteads in Kampala.

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Over 500,000 homes will benefit from the government stimulus fund for COVID-19 which is meant to sustain the vulnerable. According to the ministry of finance, the budget for relief as discussed in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja earmarked Shs53billion. Nabanja NEWLY APPOINTED PM The committee in charge of the relief fund also sorted 500,000 households that qualify to receive the fund. “The budget for Relief Sub-Committee was discussed in main Task Force meeting chaired by Rt. Hon. Prime Minister. Their budget is Ushs.53 billion translating into 500,000 vulnerable households,” the ministry of finance noted. This means that the money will be rationed into Shs100,000 per home from Kampala and the rural areas. Unlike the previous relief aid, the governme...
(CEHURD) sues government over unfair hospital charges on covid-19 patients

(CEHURD) sues government over unfair hospital charges on covid-19 patients

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Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) have sued the Government, seeking it's intervention in the unfair hospital charges against COVID-19 patients, by both governments and public hospitals. (CEHURD) and Moses Mulumba of Mukono district, through their lawyer Kenneth Ssebabi, have petitioned Mukono high court seeking orders that the Attorney general, the medical and dental practitioner council and minister of health Jane Ruth Achenge to intervene and cause a reduction of the medical fees being charged in treatment of covid 19 patients. “We want the health minister to regulate and set guidelines on the management of the covid 19 patients in the country,” Kennedy Ssebabi contends. He added that they have also filed an application for the certificate of emergenc...
Lt. Gen. Mbadi appointed a new CDF

Lt. Gen. Mbadi appointed a new CDF

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New developments from Uganda People’s defense forces -UPDF shows a massive shake-up with new appointments courtesy of the commander in chief General Yoweri Museveni. According to the latest appointments by Gen Museveni, Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi takes charge now as the new Chief of Defence Forces also promoted to the rank of General. Mbadi replaces Gen David Muhoozi who was appointed as State Minister for Internal Affairs. Gen. Mbadi has been serving as Deputy Chief of the Defense Forces since January 2017, replacing Lieutenant Gen Charles Angina, who became Deputy Commander of Operation Wealth Creation. From May 2013 until January 2017, he served as the Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF, where he was replaced by Major General Joseph Musanyufu. Mbadi will be deputized by Lt ...
was Speaker Oulanya flown to London for covid-19 treatment ?

was Speaker Oulanya flown to London for covid-19 treatment ?

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Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is on his way to London, United Kingdom from where he is expected to get a comprehensive Covid-19 treatment. Insiders say Oulanyah was in self isolation at home for over one week but given his worsening condition, he was flown out of the country on Tuesday through Nairobi. Sources say Oulanyah may have caught Covid-19 through his close staff. Over 15 Members of Parliament and over 100 parliament staff have tested positive for Covid-19 in the recent weeks. However, parliament dismissed reports that Oulanyah, is seriously ill and plans are under way to fly him out of the country for treatment. Sections of the media had reported that the country’s number three was critically ill. However Chris's Obore confirmed that Oulanyah flew out of ...
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