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Uganda to hold elections in early 2021, campaign rallies banned

Uganda will hold a presidential election between Jan. 10 and Feb. 8, 2021, authorities said on Tuesday, introducing restrictions it said were aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the election commission chairman, said the...

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi falls out with party over her merger call

Uganda human right activist, Dr. Stella Nyanzi has fallen out with her own party Forum for Democratic Change the FDC , following attacks on her family by the party for suggesting a merger between FDC and Bobi wine's People...

Kenya quarantine escapees arrested in bar

Police in Kenya have arrested two people seen in a viral video climbing through a fence to escaped from a coronavirus quarantine centre in the capital, Nairobi.They were among dozens of others who were filmed jumping over a wall...

Ugandan court convict 6 Chinese nationals for escaping quarantine

Court in Uganda has convicted 6 Chinese nationals for disobeying lawful orders on prevention of Covid-19 when they escaped from a quarantine facility in Kampala, the Daily Monitor reports.The group was arrested last month together with their Ugandan driver...

Lagos health authority to conduct house-to-house coronavirus survey

Lagos State commissioner for health has warned residents to be ready to answer questions from health workers who are going house-to-house asking about coronavirus symptoms.The health workers will "make inquiries about symptoms of cough, cold and fever", Prof Akin...

At least 7 mothers in labour die in Uganda amidst coronavirus lockdown

Scovia Nakawooya’s unborn child died inside her as she struggled to reach a hospital on foot. She died hours later - one of at least seven women in labour to become casualties of Uganda’s coronavirus lockdown, a rights group...

Ugandan student in Italy begs for food aid

A Ugandan student in Italy has appealed for food aid from the government in Kampala to help her and other students cope amid the coronavirus pandemic.Italy, which is the world's hardest hit country in terms of number of deaths...

20 arrested in Uganda LGBT community over social distancing

A gay rights leader in Uganda says 20 members of the local LGBT community have been detained after police raided their shelter and accused them of violating coronavirus-related social distancing measures.“It is evident that they were arrested because of...

Police shoot 2 men in Uganda for violating movement ban

Ugandan police said on Friday that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged people to stay home but has...

Uganda bans public transport to contain coronavirus

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a 14-day ban on public transportation as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus.In a televised address on Wednesday, Mr Museveni said the ban will take effect immediately. This includes the...
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Islamic militants in DRC may have committed war crimes, UN Says

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Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following...

USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean season.Early in June, Zimbabwean authorities...

Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by...