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Ruto opens Kenyan market to Ugandan milk and chicken products.

Ruto opens Kenyan market to Ugandan milk and chicken products.

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Kenyan President, William Ruto has finally accepted to open his country’s market to Ugandan milk and chicken products. This followed back and forth negotiations over the matter between the two governments to help solve the impasse. On Friday, President Museveni received a special message from Ruto about the development . The message was delivered to Museveni at State House, Nakasero, by Kenya’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area who is also the Cabinet Secretary for Investment, Trade and Industry, Moses Kuria. Museveni and his guest discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the strengthening of the trade bodies in the region and the importance of bigger markets. “I am very happy. I thank President Ruto for opening the market for milk, chicken and eggs,” he ...
Uganda declared Free from Ebola

Uganda declared Free from Ebola

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The Ministry of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng has officially declared Uganda free from the deadly Ebola virus. Addressing journalists, the minister said that having spent two incubation cycles of 21 days each, making a total of 42 days yesterday January, 10, 2023, since the discharge of last confirmed case on 30th November 2022, Uganda is now Ebola free. “Having registered no new Ebola case, despite sustained intense surveillance both at the epicenter districts and nationally, I now confirm that all transmission chains have been fully interrupted and take this opportunity to declare that the outbreak is over and Uganda is now free of active Ebola transmission,” Dr. Aceng said. In September last year, Uganda confirmed an outbreak of Ebola caused by Sudan ebolavirus in Mubende and Kassanda distri...
CMI releases Sheikh Mwanje after protest by Muslim MPs.

CMI releases Sheikh Mwanje after protest by Muslim MPs.

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Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) has released the deputy head of the sect of Jamatil Salafiya Tabliq Muslim Community Sheikh Yahya Mwanje on bond. Sheikh Mwanje, who was arrested by unidentified gunmen driving in a drone on November 28 from Nakasero Mosque, was freed last evening a few hours after Members of Parliament under the Muslim Parliamentary Caucus demanded unconditional release. The legislators condemned the illegal arrest of Muslim leaders and their continued detention without trial. The Muslim MPs led by Asuman Basalirwa reportedly went and camped at CMI headquarters in Mbuya. The authorities allowed to release Sheikh Mwanje on bond. Mwanje was arrested a week ago when he had gone to perform his daily prayers at Nakasero Mosque. He was blindfolded and pushed into a drone...
MoE Launches Mental Health Education in Schools.

MoE Launches Mental Health Education in Schools.

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In the bid to address depression and mental health disorders amongst the learners, the ministry of education and sports has launched a mental health circular in schools; with a call from the civil society organization to the government to increase the mental health funding that has left thousands without proper treatment. The event was blessed by the Dr. Safina Kisomoseni on behalf the state minister for Higher education Dr. Crystom Muyingo, and here the members of Strong minds a civil society while training teachers they noted that the outbreak of Covid 19 and closure of schools had a significant effect on children leading suicide cases and putting mental health education in school is a way to go. Christine Nturo the country director strong minds, said the overwhelming cases of suicide ...
AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme set to expand to 10 more countries in Africa.

AstraZeneca’s Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme set to expand to 10 more countries in Africa.

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HHA exceeds 30M screenings milestone since 2014 launch, across 9 countries to date Programme recognised as a Best Practice by 2022 Access to Medicine Index for its contribution to the prevention and control of hypertension across Africa, where prevalence is highest worldwide AstraZeneca has announced a planned expansion of its access to healthcare programme, Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), to 10 new countries, starting in 2023. The programme, which is currently present in nine countries, is designed to contribute to the prevention and control of hypertension and decrease the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) across Africa. The World Heart Federation states that in 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for one million deaths from CVDs or 5.4% of all CVD-related deaths worldwide and 13% ...
Old Kampala hospital demands apology from mayor Lukwago over organ harvesting allegations.

Old Kampala hospital demands apology from mayor Lukwago over organ harvesting allegations.

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Old Kampala hospital has issued a 7-day ultimatum for Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and their former patient Muhamood Kabanda to apologise for accusing the hospital of illegal organ harvesting. Failure to retract the allegations, the hospital threatens to pursue a defamation case against the duo. Last month, Lukwago and Kabanda ran to the media, accusing the hospital of harvesting Kabanda's kidney when he was admitted there following a nasty accident. Kabanda, a trader in Owino market sought medical services after being involved in a motor accident that left a cut on his forehead. Kabanda opened a case at Old Kampala police station against Old Kampala hospital. However, separate investigations by the police and the Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council found that Kabanda w...
EXCLUSSIVE: Doctors warn Pregnant women, children and elderly against eating runny eggs from overseas.

EXCLUSSIVE: Doctors warn Pregnant women, children and elderly against eating runny eggs from overseas.

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Vulnerable Britons, including pregnant women, children and elderly people, have been told to avoid eating runny eggs that have been imported from overseas. The warning comes as supermarkets are seeking to plug gaps in the supply of British eggs by temporarily sourcing eggs from outside the UK. The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is urging vulnerable groups to check the labelling cartons before cooking eggs soft-boiled, sunny side up, poached, or any method that results in runny eggs. This is because the Food Standards Agency does not recommend that pregnant women, children and infants, and elderly people eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are not produced under the British Lion Code of Practice A spokesperson for the BEIC told The Telegraph: “It is very disappointing to see foreig...
ERA On Mission ”safety first” To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

ERA On Mission ”safety first” To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

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Properties worth billions of shillings and lives have over the years been lost in Uganda as a result of illegal or poorly done electrical installations done by unqualified electricians. As one of the solutions to this problem, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) launched a campaign to train and grant certification only to qualified electricians, in a bid to save lives and property. To achieve this goal, the Authority recently established an Installation Permits Committee Coordination Centre, aimed at strengthening the supervision of licensed companies and extend services to consumers. Besides ensuring that only certified electricians are employed in the sector, this Centre will also be the main interface between the Installations Permit Committee (IPC), the installation wire perso...
<strong>ATU and ICT ministers underscore importance of a digital economy for Africa’s resilient growth.</strong>

ATU and ICT ministers underscore importance of a digital economy for Africa’s resilient growth.

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ATU'S Ministerial Forum for developing Africa's Digital Economy. The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) held a ministerial forum on Day 0 of AfricaCom 2022, bringing together participants from Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, and Zambia. The session focused on methods to engineer a new sense of hope for Africa’s digital economy journey. Under the theme ‘Rise Stronger with Digital Economy: New Paths towards a Resilient Recovery and Growth’, the forum was supported by Huawei. Introducing the session, the General Secretary of the ATU, John Omo spoke about digital transformation as the driver of inclusive economic growth, job creation, the improvement of public service delivery, and the optimisation of business services in Africa. “Africa needs digital innovation to spill over into all segments...
EXCLUSSIVE: CONDOM SHORTAGE RETURNS TO REUSE.

EXCLUSSIVE: CONDOM SHORTAGE RETURNS TO REUSE.

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Sex Workers Now Washing & Reusing Condoms commercial sex workers have admitted that they wash and reuse condoms to satisfy their client’s sexual needs. One of the sex workers revealed to NTV Kenya that there has been a long-standing dearth of both male and female condoms in their neighborhood. The sex workers who lack access to condoms have turned to recycle them as they are washed as a form of protection against STDs like HIV. “We are pleading with the government to release condoms to Busia because our lives are at risk”, a sex worker told NTV. She added that they run the risk of becoming infected and having unwanted pregnancies if the government doesn’t intervene. Anerose Ambuchi, Busia County’s director of medical services, claimed that her department was unaware of the recyclin...
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