He told the commission to ensure that the security forces stop blocking They now want the government to institute a lockdown a few days to Christmas that will then be lifted later in … The inter-religious council that was organising the debate scheduled to start on Friday said the cancellation was because of limited resources, local media report. COVID-19 Information Last updated: [12/02/20] Country-Specific Information:. Will Walubiri secure the troubled UPC ship? Video. Latest news on Covid-19, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people during a global pandemic. Travelling across Uganda amid Covid-19 and riots, (Un)Common Ground: Discovering My Ugandan Heritage, Uganda Airlines Takes Delivery Of Rare Airbus A330-800, Uganda Airlines Flies Further with its Brand-new A330neo. For the most recent statistics, please visit the Government of Uganda, Ministry of Health’s webpage. Uganda's state-owned New Vision newspaper, tweeted that the government was engaging with the Ugandan authorities at the "highest level", the arrest and charging in Uganda of two Nigerian singers, violence sparked by the arrest of musician-turned-presidential candidate Bobi Wine. The Chinese nationals had reportedly requested Uganda to help them import the vaccines from China. Omah Lay has confirmed his arrest in a tweet: Police said the organisers of the concert first held lunch and dinner events, but later at night started inviting musicians to perform. army, having trained at the British academy Sandhurst Will the police teargas and shoot Christian fanatics? The demand and price of lemons have shot up across food markets in Kasese and Bunyangabu districts in western Uganda. Coronavirus Cases: Police in Uganda have arrested Nigerian musician Stanley Omah Didia, popularly known as Omah Lay, for holding an unauthorised concert on Saturday night in the capital, Kampala. UBL star performer Cathy Twesigye joins Yalelo. A police officer who is part of the security detail given to presidential candidates by the Electoral Commission also suffered head injuries. As of today, 444 travellers have been advised to be in self- isolation and followed-up daily to monitor their situation and offer assistance in case of need. Uganda Coronavirus(COVID-19) statistics. A two-day Uganda presidential candidates' debate has been cancelled indefinitely. Three police were among the nine people arrested. Uganda has no confirmed case of 2019-novel Coronavirus. According to the Nile Post website, Uganda has allowed the importation of 4,000 doses of Sars-Cov-2 inactivated vaccine (VeroCell) to be "strictly" used by the Chinese community at Kapeeka Industrial Park in the central Nakaseke district. We don't have an account for this email address. Uganda applies for COVID-19 vaccine amid surging cases CGTN 17:11 9-Dec-20. Kampala, Uganda (CNN)An eight month old baby is among five new cases of COVID-19 Uganda reported on Wednesday, bringing the total number to … "I have to put on a bullet proof [vest] for me to able to campaign. The campaigns in Uganda are ongoing with police often dispersing large crowds accused of violating the guidelines issued by the electoral commission. Bobi Wine is looking to unseat President Yoweri Museveni, who has governed the country for 34 years. Ensure Security Forces Refrain From Violence, Abuse . The Chinese embassy in Uganda has congratulated Justice Katureebe on his appointment. “If we behave, we can manage this virus. See the map, stats, and news for areas affected by COVID-19 on Google News No Result . The musicians held a concert in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday. The organisers said the presidential debate was to have brought together the more than 10 presidential candidates. Uganda's presidential candidate Nigeria's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tweeted that the government was engaging with the Ugandan authorities at the "highest level", while the head of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, tweeted that "tremendous diplomatic progress has been made and they will be back [very very ] soon by Gods grace.". Africa Covid-19 update: 07:00 WAT on Friday 12 June (08:00 CEST) According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 7,514,599 cases … They were charged on Monday for "negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious disease" and police say they will be detained until Wednesday when they are expected to be re-arraigned in court. Bobi Wine was later Stay informed. 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Updates on confirmed coronavirus cases, deaths and discharged patients, and all the latest news from Africa and across the world today. injured as security forces dispersed supporters of Ugandan presidential candidate Some of the YouTube channels targeted for closure are linked to Bobi Wine, but the head of legal affairs at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) told Bloomberg that it’s just “a coincidence”. One of the arrested Nigerian musicians, Tems, tweeted a clip of Saturday's concert: "There is a possibility of subjecting them to coronavirus medical tests and if they are found positive, it will be evidence that we shall use in court," deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, is quoted as saying by the Daily Monitor newspaper. The move is part of a wider reshuffle within security agencies. A police officer who is All rights reserved. You can unsubscribe whenever you want. If they can't do it, they should resign, Bobi Wine said. By clicking 'Sign in and Subscribe' you agree to us subscribing you to our newsletter in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.Emails, which may be sent daily or less frequently, may include marketing elements. Dozens killed in Uganda political violence after Wine arrest Skip to content candidate Bobi Wine, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi, has been reassigned to Activists protest at coronavirus-related ‘hunger pandemic’ in Uganda Museveni lockdown warned against unauthorised food distribution and crowds Mon, May 18, 2020, 18:20 The Uganda Today brings to you all that is happening in Uganda in one platform. KAMPALA, Uganda. Commission also suffered head injuries. One of them, identified as music producer Dan Magic was hit in the face. ... Jane Dalton Poaching of mountain gorillas in Africa shoots up in Covid-19 lockdown. He retired from Uganda's Supreme Court in June after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 years. The council also said the Covid-19 situation was to blame for the last-minute cancellation. According to the Ministry of Health, the highest numbers of reported cases were from Kampala with 290 positives detected, followed by Wakiso with 74 cases. on special operations and regains his position as head of the Coronavirus. Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the head of Uganda’s Special Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Tuesday recorded its highest cases of COVID-19 after 701 people tested positive for the disease. This space provides response actors working on the COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda with the most updated data, information and resources. Uganda will hold its election in January 2021. By clicking 'Create Account and Subscribe' you agree to us creating an account for you and subscribing you to our newsletter in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.Emails, which may be sent daily or less frequently, may include marketing elements. Using special days to reach every child with vaccines Not even the COVID-19 pandemic will stop the health workers See the story. Contact Us; Webmail; 08:16 - Friday, December 18, 2020. Get the day's top headlines delivered to your inbox. The three Nigerian nationals have been jointly charged with four other Ugandans, according to the police. The opposition candidate says bullets were fired at his car, puncturing the tyres and rendering it immobile. Last updated: December 19, 2020, 12:08 GMT. For the latest developments and breaking news relating to … Forces Command, an elite unit with the responsibility of The president said the original mistake was that the presidential Fifty-eight (58) have completed the 14 days follow-up. Gen Kainerugaba has had a meteoric rise through the ranks of the On Thursday she told a local television channel that she "would not pull out of the campaign but was restrategising". part of the security detail given to presidential candidates by the Electoral Four members of his campaign team were injured. Ugandan police say they have charged Nigerian singers Omah Lay and Tems, as well as Tems' manager, with "negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious diseases" (sic). and other military programmes in the US, Egypt and South of playing with fire". The commission, in its letter to Google, said the channels were used to mobilise riots and broadcast content that are against the law, the Daily Monitor newspaper reports. Please try different keywords. Don't miss out! Several people have been He had been arrested at a campaign rally. The organisers are accused of conniving with area police officers to guard the event. Continued coverage from USA TODAY. Uganda has applied for more than two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines as the number of cases in the East African nation tops 25,000. Bobi Please give an overall site rating: Required cookies to perform essential website functions. Uganda's government has suspended social gatherings including - controversially - election campaign rallies, to limit the spread of the virus. security forces. Uganda confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 21, and since then the situation has been evolving at a rapid pace. The Ministry of Health of Uganda has confirmed her 1st case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The demand and price of lemons have shot up across food markets in Kasese and Bunyangabu districts in western Uganda. and granted bail. View All Result . We are sorry, but the email address you entered does not appear to be valid. Uganda: Is Uganda Ready to Acquire the Covid-19 Vaccine? Continued coverage from USA TODAY. to Ugandans who lost loved ones during the protests, and said that the President Museveni on Friday said the … Lemon prices shoot up in western Uganda thanks to COVID-19. Uganda has set up isolation centres for suspected coronavirus suspects at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Entebbe referral hospital and Chin-Uganda health facility in Naguru, Kampala. Some Democrats in Congress are asking the CDC to list educators as a critical group for the vaccine, according to a letter obtained by USA Today. Please ensure your password has at least 8 characters, an uppercase and a lowercase letter, and a number or symbol. Uganda: Authorities Weaponize Covid-19 for Repression . Uganda COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000 mark... New Vision, ... Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets US authorization, second in 8 days Gulf Today 03:14 Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine US. Uganda . 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Please click 'Sign in and Subscribe' to continue. The committee is comprised of 31 leaders of international organisations, legal experts, scholars, judges and lawyers selected from different countries, the statement by Uganda's judiciary added. Ms Amanpour tweeted a video of the interview: Uganda will hold its election in January 2021. He told reporters that he had asked the electoral body to protect opposition politicians from harassment by the Uganda's opposition presidential candidate and music star Bobi Wine expressed support for the musicians, tweeting that there was "absolutely no reason why our brothers should still be detained yet their concert was under police watch": Uganda's government has suspended social gatherings, including, controversially, election campaign rallies to limit the spread of the virus. Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has said that he will resume campaigning on Thursday, after a meeting with the electoral commission. A senior minister has however defended the actions KAMPALA, Uganda, December 8, 2020/APO Group/ -- The PS Dr. Diana Atwine, on behalf of the Ministry of Health- Uganda received equipment comprising of 1000 medical beds, 45,000 test kits, 1000 mattresses, 1000 pairs of linen and 6 PCR machines from PSFU with support from Mastercard Foundation to boost the COVID-19 response. army headquarters for redeployment. In the News Now. For the most recent statistics, please visit the Government of Uganda, Ministry of Health’s webpage. The latest news and updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, including cases in the U.S and around the globe. Bobi Wine was later charged with violating pandemic restrictions on gathering of crowds and granted bail. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for three decades, is facing opposition from 10 other candidates including musician and legislator Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine. … He told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that there was no level playing field for presidential candidates and the "military had taken over [policing] the campaign process". A second COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for emergency use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The others in detention have not commented. Gov't rules out lockdown during festive period... Lake Victoria under threat as tycoons grab... Four security officers injured as police car trailing Amuriat plunges into swamp, Airbus delivers first A330neo jet to Uganda Airlines, Politicians switch support as elections draw closer, Africa: Museveni Will Win but Uganda Is Set to Look Like Zimbabwe Under Mugabe, 7 succumb to Covid-19 as Budaka local leaders reject govt masks. 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Stay on top of Uganda latest developments on the ground with Al Jazeera’s fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated maps. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has reappointed his eldest son, KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll from protests over the latest arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 16, police said Thursday, as a second day of demonstrations continued in the country’s worst unrest in a decade. News of the arrest and charging in Uganda of two Nigerian singers - Omah Lay and Tems - is being shared widely on social media with the hashtags #FreeTems and #FreeOmahLay. NTV said that a finance report revealed 13 tents, put up at Namboole Stadium, were blown away by the wind after a heavy storm because the turf could not support them. Komugisha, Kakaire top Turkey trot golf tournament... 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Videos shared by his campaign team on social media showed a yet to be identified object exploding meters away from him. How do we manage this? We will not share your email address with any third parties. Of these, 121 are Ugandans, 307 are Chinese and 16 are other nationals. Lemon prices shoot up in western Uganda thanks to COVID-19. He had been arrested at a campaign rally. Total and daily confirmed cases and deaths. He also serves as presidential advisor He has The latest breaking news, ... Uganda's 'taxi divas' rise from COVID-19's economic gloom. He also extended condolences There has been a rise in the number of daily infections at a time when the country is preparing to hold general elections on 14 January 2021. News. Uganda has at least 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases and is currently under a lockdown that saw the government suspend admission of new refugees for a month. The confirmed case is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai today, Saturday 21st March 2020 aboard Ethiopian Airlines at 2:00am. The man who oversaw recent violence in Ugandan presidential candidate and musician, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has told CNN that he survived what he called assassination attempts in the last two weeks ahead of next month's elections. Four members of his Read about our approach to external linking. Africa. Kampala and the death of more than 50 people after the arrest of presidential Makerere produces face guards to shield health... 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The reshuffle comes less than a month before what is expected to be a fiercely contested presidential election, in which President Museveni is looking to extend his rule to four decades. NTV added that the tents cost 3.8 billion Ugandan shillings ($1m; £744,000) - something that generating public interest that forced the ministry to respond. Nigeria's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama earlier tweeted that the government was engaging with the Ugandan authorities at the "highest level" to secure the realease of the singers. If you wash your hands, keep your mask on, keep social distance, we can manage COVID-19. Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, in Kayunga, near Kampala. impunity. people died in protests as the candidates' supporters called for his release music producer Dan Magic, was hit in the face. again because the perpetrators had "tasted the consequences … The UK and the EU are struggling to find an agreement over fisheries, according to reports. These cookies are necessary for our websites to work. And, Mexico has surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the fourth nation to do so after the US, Brazil and India. Lemon prices shoot up in western Uganda thanks to COVID-19; 2020-12-11 - Ministry of Health now bans condolence books at funerals; 2020-12-10 - 110 people arrested for flouting COVID-19 guidelines ; 2020-12-09 - Are masks effective against Covid-19? In a national address on Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni, defended the actions of the police and army, saying that no politician was untouchable. COVID-19 Information Last updated: [12/02/20] Country-Specific Information:. One of them, identified as Bobi Wine's The latest news and updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, including cases in the U.S and around the globe. Ms Kalembe made the announcement while appealing for funds from the public. 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