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Towards the end of last year, in an effort to make Covid-19 tests more readily available, the health Ministry allowed private laboratories to carry out tests for the virus. The permission has seen a wave of shoddy and even outright fraudulent tests and test kits hit the market. As the fake test kits spread all […]

Ruperalia Group’s Kampala Parents School has registered 129 first grades in the just-released 2020 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results attributing their success to the continuous online lessons that the school adopted after lockdown. Kampala Parents has thus called upon government to scale up online learning to ensure that children continue learning during the current COVID-19 […]

48,137 people supposed to receive the 100,000 Shillings Covid-19 relief cash have been entered into the online payment system developed by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development as of today morning. According to Paul Onapa, the National Programme Manager Youth Livelihood Programme at the Ministry of Gender this is 89 percent of the […]

COVID-19 deaths in Africa have risen sharply in recent weeks, amid the fastest surge in cases the continent has seen so far in the pandemic, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 40 per cent last week, reaching 6,273, or nearly 1,900 from 4,384 deaths […]

KCCA FC have officially confirmed the appointment of Morley Byekwaso as their new head coach on a three year contract. Byekwaso replaces Mike Mutebi who was relieved of his duties as the club manager in March this year. The soft spoken tactician was Mutebi’s assistant and served as the club’s coach on an interim basis […]

As of the end of June, the corona virus had claimed lives of over 2000 individuals each associated with tens or hundreds of bereaved individuals. Now experts from Makerere University say the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to the grieving process. They say the situation has been worsened by the fact that many have not […]

Several vulnerable members in Kamuli municipality are accusing some members of Village Health Teams-VHTs of confiscating their national identity cards after registering them for the COVID-19 relief funds. The complainants say that only those who promise to share the fund with the VHTs as a means of appreciating them for being included on the final […]

The Kwania District COVID-19 Taskforce wants the government to reinstate Special Police Constables-SPCs to address the manpower challenges there. According to the task force, there are only 78 police officers in the district, making it difficult to enforce the COVID-19 preventive measures. While announcing the 42 day’s lockdown in June this year, president, Yoweri Museveni […]

One person has been shot as police battled an unknown gang that forcefully took over Modern Market adjacent to Kalerwe abattoir this morning. Trouble started as early 6:30am when a group of men estimated to be over 40 in number encircled the market claiming they had taken it over from owner because they are owed […]

Police in Iganga district on Sunday afternoon arrested 27-year-old, Shakira Nakato, a resident of Nampirika A village in Nakalama sub county over stealing a one-month-old baby boy from Betty Namale. It was on Friday afternoon when Nakato approached Namale claiming that she could connect her to a sheikh who would safely circumcise her boy free […]

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