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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...

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...

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...
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Congolese govt gives mines a month to end Covid restrictions

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Seventeen injured in Egyptian oil pipeline fire

A major fire broke out after a leak of oil from the Shuqair-Mostorod pipeline next to a busy highway in a Cairo suburb on...

Malian rebel accused of Timbuktu war crimes refuses to enter plea

Mali Islamist rebel leader accused of masterminding the “persecution” of Timbuktu residents and the destruction of the city’s holy grounds refused to enter a...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked again in Nile dam talks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow...

Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking...