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Over 200 inmates escape Uganda jail, some with guns

ReutersPrisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday.The inmates escaped...

Veteran Ugandan opposition, Kizza Besigye opts out of 2021 general election

Veteran Ugandan opposition leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye, has left his party at crossroads after the four-time presidential aspirant, refused to carry the party’s flag in the 2021 General Election.Dr Besigye, who has challenged President Museveni for the country’s presidency...

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...

Uganda, Rwanda receives German mobile testing labs

Uganda and Rwanda have taken delivery of two mobile diagnostic labs to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the first in a network of German-funded units for East Africa, public investment bank KfW said on Thursday.While the project to procure...

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...
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ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of...

France to Mali junta restore power to civilians quickly

ReutersMali’s military junta must restore power to civilians and arrange quick elections, France’s president said on Tuesday, warning that the French role in fighting...

Fmr Air force colonel named Mali interim president, junta leader VP

ReutersFormer Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power...