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“Drink your Beer and Sleep in Your Sitting Room” Museveni

“Drink your Beer and Sleep in Your Sitting Room” Museveni

FEATURED, Health, Latest News
During the 20th presidential address on the covid 19, president Museveni assured the nation that bars, casinos’, saunas are to remain closed.  Other key issues from the 20th presidential address were;          Schools will re-open on October 15th for the  candidate classes of P-7, S-4, S-6, finalists in tertiary colleges and finalists in universities.                  The International Airport and land borders  will now be opened for tourists, coming in and going out, provided they tested negative 72 hours before arrival in Uganda and provided the tour operators ensure that the tourists do not mix with the Ugandans. Returning Ugandans, w...
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...
Police Arrest 32 Soccer Fans For Flouting Presidential COVID-19 Directives As They Watched Premier League

Police Arrest 32 Soccer Fans For Flouting Presidential COVID-19 Directives As They Watched Premier League

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Keeefa Nuwahereza The Uganda police on Wednesday arrested several Ugandans who were watching premier league matches at various city hangouts over allegations of flouting Presidential directives on social distancing, as one ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the police, many of the suspects were arrested from bars, video shacks and restaurants as they watched premier league matches with so sense or practice of social distancing at all, yet this risks their lives and those of their loved ones by exposing them to higher chances of being infected with COVID-19. Commenting about the operation, Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that; “Last night we arrested 32 suspects for violating Presidential directives and Ministry of Health g...
Parents Petition Education Minister Over Schools Illegally Demanding Fees During COVID-19 Lockdown

Parents Petition Education Minister Over Schools Illegally Demanding Fees During COVID-19 Lockdown

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Several affected parents in Uganda have petitioned the minister for Education First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni, over school administrators who are demanding them to pay school fees, despite not teaching students as a result of schools being closed. President Yoweri Museveni closed schools, universities, tertiary institutions and all other academic facilities following his announcement of the COVID-19 Lockdown in March this year. He announced that government would provide study materials for pupils and students, which they would use to catch up on the lessons they will miss during the period of the lockdown. However, several parents argue that although the schools are still closed, they are getting constant messages and calls from school administrators dema...
Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 870 As World Death Toll Hits 500,000

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 870 As World Death Toll Hits 500,000

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Ministry of Health has announced that the number of cumulative Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Uganda has risen to 870, after results from samples tested on  June 28th, 2020 confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases, who are all Ugandans. Officials from the Ministry revealed that 4 of the confirmed cases are among 1,784 cases tested from Points of Entry, while 7 are among 546 samples of alerts and contacts and that  the Total COVID-19 recoveries are  808. Statement from the Ministry of Health announcing the new cases of COVID-19 in Uganda It was also revealed in a statement from the Ministry that  Uganda currently has 190 active cases on admission and to date, no COVID-19 related death has been recorded in the country. In addition, a ...
Covid-19 Pandemic Deepens Need For Low Cost Effective Remittances

Covid-19 Pandemic Deepens Need For Low Cost Effective Remittances

Business, FEATURED
By Elite News Reporter As the world commemorated the 2020 International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on June 16, in this game changing year, it is important to draw attention to the millions of migrant workers globally who play a vital role in global economies, says the UN. Countries around the world went to battle with a novel virus that emerged late in 2019 in order to save millions of lives, enforcing strict stay-at-home measures to curb the virus’s  spread. As a result economies globally came to a complete or a near-complete standstill. This will have directly impacted the more than 200 million migrant workers who support their 800 million family members back in their home countries (United Nations, 2020). In April, the World Bank predicted the sharpest decline ...
Information Minister Nabakooba Warns Of Prolonged COVID-19 Lockdown If Ugandans Continue Flouting Museveni Directives

Information Minister Nabakooba Warns Of Prolonged COVID-19 Lockdown If Ugandans Continue Flouting Museveni Directives

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Hon. Judith Nabakooba, has warned that government might be forced to extend the Coronavirus Health Guidelines if Ugandans to stop their indiscipline of not observing the COVID-19 directives that were issued by President Yoweri Museveni and the Ministry of Health. During a presser held on Sunday, Nabakooba said that the Ministry of Health has told Government that the clusters of community infections that have emerged are a bigger threat than that of truckers. She noted that there are dangerous practices such as boda-bodas carrying passengers, people not wearing masks, failure to observe social distancing among others, which she said may force Government to consider extending t...
Tragedy: 16 Feared Dead As Overloaded Boat Capsizes On L. Albert

Tragedy: 16 Feared Dead As Overloaded Boat Capsizes On L. Albert

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter At least 16 people are said to have drowned on Monday and several others are still missing after a boat that was carrying over 20 people capsized on Lake Albert. According to eyewitnesses, the boat was carrying residents of Mbegu landing site in Buseruka Sub-County, Hoima District, when it reportedly capsized at around 3:00Am, due to overloading. It is said that the occupants of the boat had allegedly sneaked and crossed to Mukambu in DR Congo for burial on Saturday and were returning to Uganda when the tragedy occurred. Identities of the deceased had not yet been established  by the time of filing this article. According to Sulaimman Wako, a resident of Mbegu landing site, five people have so far been rescued from the lake. They were rescued by ...
Fear As Coronavirus Invades UPDF Camps, 9 Soldiers Quarantined In Somalia

Fear As Coronavirus Invades UPDF Camps, 9 Soldiers Quarantined In Somalia

FEATURED
By Elite Reporter There is concern among the armed forces that the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) could ravage the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), after 9 soldiers were quarantined in Somalia on Thursday. Sources reveal that the 9 soldiers who are part of the UPDF contingent in Somalia serving under AMSOM (African Mission for Somalia),   were put into isolation after coming into contact with a confirmed case who is in Mogadishu. On Wednesday evening, UPDF confirmed a soldier attached to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) had tested positive COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment. The UPDF said that the confirmed case, a soldier who first manifested flu and cough signs, is now very stable and those with whom he got contact, are isolated. However, ...
European Union Condemns Zaake Torture, Arbitrary Arrests In Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

European Union Condemns Zaake Torture, Arbitrary Arrests In Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

FEATURED
By Keefa Nuwahereza The European Union in Uganda has condemned the government’s high-handedness and arbitrary arrests during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdwn. Citing examples of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, who was arrested several days back for distributing food to Ugandans affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and Kakwenza Rukirabashaija,  who was arrested for allegedly writing a book that is critical of government. H.E Amb. Attilio Pacifici's letter On 13 April, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, a Ugandan activist, was arrested by military police at his home in Iganga, eastern Uganda. He was charged with the trumped-up charges of defamation and cyber related crimes and detained in the military barracks at Mbuya, near the capital Kampala. He is popu...
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