Uganda confirms 9 more ebola cases, urges vigilance

Ugandan health minister on Monday said nine more ebola cases had been confirmed in the capital Kampala, bringing the total number of known infections to 14 in the last two days. The outbreak began in September in a rural part…

Ebola kills 5th health worker in Uganda

Ebola has claimed the life of another health worker as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus. Mubende Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Rosemary Byabashaija confirmed the death identifying the deceased as Dr John Grace Walugembe who succumbed…

Nigeria at high risk of importation of Ebola virus – NCDC

Following the fresh outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) caused by the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus (EV) in Uganda, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the country was at high risk of Importing the virus.…

Reps raise the alarm over possible Ebola outbreak

The House of Representatives has raised the alarm over the possibility of the Ebola Virus Disease returning to Nigeria, urging the Federal Government to immediately activate preventive measures. Members of the House at the plenary on Thursday unanimously adopted a…

Uganda: UNICEF, partners move to fight severe malnutrition in children, mothers

There are an estimated 250,000 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in Uganda. UNICEF and Ministry of Health initiated an innovative and simplified approach for early detection of children with malnutrition through ‘Family-Led MUAC’ where, instead of health workers, mothers…

We did not take over Entebbe airport – China says

China has rejected allegations that it may grab Uganda’s sole international airport if the east African country fails to service a $200 million loan for the expansion of the facility. A parliamentary probe last month concluded that China had imposed…

Ugandan athlete held by police after going missing in Japan

Ugandan police said Wednesday they were interrogating a weightlifter who disappeared in Japan after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, as his family appealed for his release from custody. Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, vanished from an Olympic training camp after…

Africa Cup of Nations: Burkina Faso qualify for Cameroon 2021

Burkina Faso qualified for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after drawing 0-0 in Uganda on Wednesday with one round of group games still to play. The Stallions become the sixth team through to the finals, joining…

Uganda Election: President Museveni has early lead, rival alleges fraud

President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in Uganda’s presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission. This is as his main rival said he had proof that the poll had been marred by…

Fatal mistake: Ugandan football player ‘killed by teammates after defensive error’

A football game in Uganda ended in tragedy after Churchill Owaci was reportedly beaten to death by his own teammates for committing a defensive error which led to his squad conceding a goal. The fatal accident is said to have…

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