More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Record floods have devastated East Africa this rainy season with almost half a million people displaced. Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and connects Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It is at its highest recorded level. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports on what that means for the communities living around the lake. – Subscribe to our … Read more More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution…Sensitise the masses to sanitise. Keep a social distance and quarantine.” These are the words of Bobi Wine and Nubian Li in their campaigning anthem “Corona Virus Alert,” released to raise awareness of the pandemic … Read more Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

Coronavirus: LGBT groups targeted in Uganda

Authorities in Uganda are being accused of using coronavirus lockdown laws to target marginalised LGBT groups. Video footage obtained by Sky News was filmed at a shelter near Kampala and shows a town mayor and other officials interrogating people about their families and sex lives. Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video … Read more Coronavirus: LGBT groups targeted in Uganda

Flash Floods in Uganda Leave Hundreds Homeless

Hundreds of people in the Kasese district of western Uganda were left homeless after flash flooding swept away their homes on May 6, according to local news outlet PMLDaily.com. Across western Uganda, the Nyamwamba, Mubuku, and Nyamugasani rivers burst their banks, and in Kilembe rescuers attempted to save an estimated 200 patients who were trapped … Read more Flash Floods in Uganda Leave Hundreds Homeless

Lamu Port construction underway amid strict epidemic control

One of the largest infrastructure projects in #Africa, Lamu Port in Kenya, is undergoing #construction as workers have taken measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. The first to third berth projects are being constructed by a consortium of companies led by China Communications Construction. The Lapsset Corridor Project plan includes a 32-berth port, transportation … Read more Lamu Port construction underway amid strict epidemic control

Uganda extends lockdown for two weeks but slowly eases measures

In tonight’s edition: Uganda moved quickly to bring in one of the toughest african coronavirus lockdowns in the region. That’s been extended for another two weeks even as some restrictions are lifted allowing some businesses to reopen. Moves to bring in criminal penalties for female genital mutilation in Sudan are welcomed by activists hoping that the changes being … Read more Uganda extends lockdown for two weeks but slowly eases measures

Ugandans seek ways to protect children from COVID-19

In Uganda, one of the challenges parents are facing is ensuring children maintain physical distancing. More than 10 children in the country have tested positive for COVID-19. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: … Read more Ugandans seek ways to protect children from COVID-19

18-Mile Backlog At Kenya-Uganda Border As Truck Drivers Tested For Covid-19

Mandatory testing for the new coronavirus between the borders of Kenya and Uganda has created a traffic jam of trucks carrying goods into landlocked Uganda stretching more than 30 kilometres (18 miles). Truck drivers say it is taking them four days to get through the border to get cleared bringing trade between the two nations … Read more 18-Mile Backlog At Kenya-Uganda Border As Truck Drivers Tested For Covid-19

Why are Africans in China being targeted? I Inside Story

They are China’s key trading partners, but some African leaders have been angered over Beijing’s reported discrimination against their citizens. They want answers from the Chinese government over reports Africans are being targetted because of fears they could spread coronavirus. A recent rise in covid-19 infections in China has been linked to people from abroad. … Read more Why are Africans in China being targeted? I Inside Story

Uganda’s president releases homemade indoor exercise video

Uganda’s 75-year-old President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday tried to boost morale after outdoor exercise was banned in the country, releasing a homemade video of him running laps barefoot in his office and doing 30 push-ups. Uganda has confirmed 53 cases of the novel coronavirus and no deaths at present. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more Uganda’s president releases homemade indoor exercise video

Ugandan president makes home workout video encouraging citizens to exercise indoors

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, has released a video of his home workout routine in a bid-to encourage Ugandans to stay indoors during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. The 75-year-old is shown jogging barefoot around his office before completing 30 press-ups. Museveni banned public exercise on Wednesday to limit the spread of the virus UK coronavirus: latest … Read more Ugandan president makes home workout video encouraging citizens to exercise indoors

Kenyans stranded as capital cordoned off

In tonight’s edition: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes a deputy Governor arrested for ignoring rules to self quarantine gets a 10 year sentence. Meanwhile thousands struggle with strict Nairobi travel restrictions brought in to tackle Coronavirus. Uganda tries to help vulnerable communities get through a total lockdown and in Ivory Coast the inaccurate belief that neem plant … Read more Kenyans stranded as capital cordoned off

Ugandan government delivering food to vulnerable citizens

The Ugandan government is delivering food to the homes of vulnerable people affected by the nation’s 14-day lockdown. Forty-eight people have so far tested positive for the coronavirus in Uganda. No deaths have been reported. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more Ugandan government delivering food to vulnerable citizens

Coronavirus Pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect

In tonight’s bulletin, we look at how Coronavirus is impacting the African continent. Our South Africa correspondent brings us the latest on the first day of the three-week lockdown in the country. Also, police in Uganda use force and fire bullets to stop public gatherings. And in DR Congo, our correspondents bring us a report … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect