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At UN, Uganda Highlights COVID-19 Response, Commitment to Sustainable Development

At UN, Uganda Highlights COVID-19 Response, Commitment to Sustainable Development

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Through deliberate and targeted actions, Uganda has been able to contain the spread of COVID-19, the country’s representative to the UN told the General Assembly, adding that the Government also prioritized sustainable recovery from the pandemic in its national plans. Philip Ochen Odida, Deputy Permanent Representative, speaking in person to the UN Assembly.  To mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda followed strong guidelines, standard operating procedures and systematic testing, tracing, quarantining and treatment regimen, explained Philip Ochen Odida, Deputy Permanent Representative, speaking in person to the UN Assembly.  The COVID-19 crisis, however, “has given lessons and areas for re...
COVID-19 Deaths  Rise To 70 Despite Uganda Ranking High In Fight Against Pandemic

COVID-19 Deaths Rise To 70 Despite Uganda Ranking High In Fight Against Pandemic

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda  has risen to 70 according to the latest updates from the Ministry of Health. Information obtained by this website indicates that  the Ministry registered one (1) COVID-19 death on Wednesday, bringing the total number of death to 70, out of 7,064 COVID-19 total cumulative cases and 3,226 recoveries,    Meanwhile, this comes at a time when Uganda has just been named among the top 10 countries in the world that have spearheaded the fight against COVID-19. A recent study of the response of Sub-Saharan governments to the spread of the Corona virus disease COVID-19 sweeping across the globe  ranks Uganda highly. The survey by GeoPoll which is the world’s largest mobile survey platform ...
Tanzania: Lissu Named Main Opposition Candidate, Vows To Oust Magufuli

Tanzania: Lissu Named Main Opposition Candidate, Vows To Oust Magufuli

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter Tundu Lissu has been named as the main opposition candidate for Tanzania’s presidential election. Tanzania's main opposition, Chadema party, on Tuesday unanimously approved Tundu Lissu's candidacy for the October 28 general election, after he won a party vote. Heavyweight Lissu, a former Member of Parliament and Chadema's deputy chairman, was shot at 16 times in a 2017 assassination attempt, before he fled into exile. He returned to the East African country from exile last month and described Magufuli's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic as "a national embarrassment". Tanzania has not released official Coronavirus figures since late April, and unlike most African countries, it has taken no specific measures against the pandemic. Magufuli has repeatedly ass...
CAF To Resume Confederation Cup, Champions League Semis And Finals

CAF To Resume Confederation Cup, Champions League Semis And Finals

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Our Reporter The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Monday to resume both the semifinals and finals of the Confederation Cup and Champions League after more than three months of suspension over the COVID-19 spread concerns. Semifinal matches of the African Confederation Cup will be played on September 22, 2020, while the final will be played on September 27, without the audience, the CAF said on its official website. All the African Confederation Cup matches will be played in Morocco. The first match of the Confederation Cup will be run between Egypt’s Pyramids FC and Guinea’s Horoya at Mohammed V Complex stadium in Casablanca. While Morocco’s RS Berkane will face Morocco’s HUSA in the second match at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat. The final ...
African Football Back In Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia

African Football Back In Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Our Reporter Morocco decided to reopen its Major League Football tournament the Botola Pro 1, after four months away from the pitch due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The leader of the competition before COVID-19 put a stop to the Botola, Wydad Athletic Club, is aiming to maintain itself at the top of the league, with only 9 games to play. Despite its draw yesterday against Difaâ Hassani d'el-Jadida, Rival club Raja Club Athletic will try its best to catch up to Wydad, in what is expected to be a fascinating finish to the season. But since governments have ordered Matches be played behind closed doors in order to keep social distancing in application, supporters will not be back in the stadiums anytime soon. Football Back In North Africa Even though the Coron...
Tension As Kenya Extends COVID-19 Curfew, Suspends Sale Of Alcohol

Tension As Kenya Extends COVID-19 Curfew, Suspends Sale Of Alcohol

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter There is tension and uncertainty in Kenya after President Uhuru Kenyatta decided to extend the nationwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) curfew, blaming 'reckless' behaviour for the steep surge in infections. Kenyatta asked police to enforce the curfew rule regardless of who was found breaking it and banned alcohol sales in restaurants as part of a bid to halt a steep rise in coronavirus cases. In a stern televised address to the nation on Monday, Kenyatta said a countrywide curfew from 9:00Pm to 4:00Am will remain in place for another 30 days and that "there shall be no sale of alcoholic beverages or drinks in eateries and restaurants" over the same period. Restaurants are to close by 7:00pm, the president said, while bars are to remain shut. The new restrictions c...
Thousands Pay Tribute To Mandela Daughter Zindzi Who Died Of COVID-19

Thousands Pay Tribute To Mandela Daughter Zindzi Who Died Of COVID-19

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter It was tears and grief as thousands of mourners paid tribute to former president late Nelson Mandela’s daughter  Zindzi Mandela, who was buried on Friday in South Africa after succumbing to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Zindzi, who was Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's youngest daughter, was buried in the northern Johannesburg suburb, following her death earlier this week. The 59-year-old was buried in a private ceremony next to her mother, who died in 2018, at a cemetery in Fourways, in northern Johannesburg. Zindzi Mandela, who was South Africa's ambassador to Denmark, had tested positive for coronavirus before her death in the early hours of Monday at a hospital in Johannesburg, according to her family. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa ...
5G In A Post-pandemic World: Countdown To The Digital Blastoff

5G In A Post-pandemic World: Countdown To The Digital Blastoff

FEATURED, TECH
By Elite News Reporter At the GSMA Thrive event, Huawei's Rotating Chairman Guo Ping delivered a keynote speech titled "5G in a post-pandemic world: Countdown to the digital blastoff". In this speech, Guo Ping discussed the social value of ICT in combating COVID-19, as well as the practices and prospects of applying 5G in digital transformation for industries. Guo Ping said, "With the help of 5G, industries are going digital at a faster pace. Next, we will work with our partners on industry applications to help our customers unleash the potential of 5G, generating the first round of dividends from major 5G applications." GSMA Thrive is an online event, hosted by GSMA, which attracts the attention of many industry players and other online viewers. Guo pointed out that during t...
Fear As Coronavirus Cases In Africa Surpass 50,000, South Africa Tops List With  8,000 Cases

Fear As Coronavirus Cases In Africa Surpass 50,000, South Africa Tops List With 8,000 Cases

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite Reporter Untold fear is mounting among several African countries after the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections rising to over 50,000 across the continent, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) expresses worry of community spread in West Africa. As of now Africa has now reported more than 50,000 cases of Coronavirus across the continent, according to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The continent has reported 51,698 cases and 2,012 deaths so far, while 17,590 have recovered from the illness. According to sources, South Africa has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa, with 7,808 people infected. Egypt follows with 7,588, while Morocco has reported 5,408 cases and Algeria has 4,997, according to Johns Hopkins Universit...
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