Uganda’s aggressive COVID win came at a cost

With its crumbling public hospitals, doctors’ strikes and corruption scandals, few would have predicted that Uganda would be a COVID-19 success story. But critics say the price may have been too high. Some pregnant women died in labor, unable to reach hospitals because of travel restrictions. Many jobs have been los and economic growth is … Read more Uganda’s aggressive COVID win came at a cost

Ugandan performers hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions

Uganda’s entertainment industry is among the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the government banned concerts and festivals to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Bars were also shut down in the country. The restrictions have badly affected artists as Leon Ssenyange reports from Kampala. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more Ugandan performers hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions

Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Security Council – Japan – Mali – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Zambia – Uganda/Refugees – Sustainable Development – Beyond the Long Shadow – Counter-Terrorism Week Virtual Expo – Financial Contribution SECURITY COUNCIL During a Security Council meeting this morning on peace operations and human rights, Michelle Bachelet, … Read more Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 July 2020)

Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

Uganda opened its borders to thousands of people fleeing violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday. Refugees from the DRC were stuck in a remote area since late May after border crossing was disallowed due to coronavirus restrictions. The Ugandan government agreed to temporarily open the two border crossing points in … Read more Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

AI Help | This robot is here to reduce contact between health workers and COVID patients in Uganda

Ugandan inventor has an innovative device that will help health workers and keep them safe from the deadly #COVID19 virus Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv … Read more AI Help | This robot is here to reduce contact between health workers and COVID patients in Uganda

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