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President Yoweri Museveni clinched a sixth term in Uganda&rsquo;s recent general election, which was marred by a violent crackdown on the opposition. His challenger, Bobi Wine, was placed under house arrest, prompting a wave of criticism from U.S. officials. But will Washington alter its support for Museveni?
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda which some public health experts heralded as shining examples for its handling of coronavirus has had a “dramatic” increase in deaths and cases. What some have described as “rapid increase” in Covid-19 infection rates has prompted appeals to people to adhere to public health guidelines. There is concern about …
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists exploring the possibility of finding a local cure for the Coronavirus disease-COVID-19 are set to start their trial next week. Dr. Monica Musenero, the Presidential Advisor on Epidemics, who is leading the team of researchers, told URN on Wednesday that they are finalizing documentation of the study, which will …
14,000: Cash-strapped Venezuela has sent enough oxygen to fill 14,000 individual canisters to its more prosperous neighbor Brazil, which is suffering a shortage of oxygen supplies for COVID patients in hard-hit Amazonas state. In response, right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Venezuela...
Ten scientists from the World Health Organization have landed in Wuhan, China, to investigate how the novel coronavirus jumped from animals to humans. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft met virtually with Taiwan's leader, despite anger from China. Ugandans went to the polls for a presidential election. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab has today's headlines from around the world.
As the world's richest nations struggle will vaccine rollout, a more daunting question looms: When will the world's poorest nations get the COVID-19 vaccine? Of course, some vaccines have already reached the developing world, but World Bank President David Malpass says it may not be until the second half of 2021, or even well into 2022, that distribution becomes widespread. His conversation with Ian Bremmer is part of an upcoming episode of GZERO World, airing on public television nationwide beginning this Friday, January 15th. Check local listings.
More than 30.5 million COVID shots have now been administered globally. Yet, while advanced economies are making plans for a post-COVID future, many refugees, as well as displaced, undocumented, and stateless people around the world remain ineligible for inoculations. We take a look at some case studies where powerless populations are being left behind.Read the full story.
Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herbalists in the Acholi sub region have submitted 40 potential herbal remedies for COVID1-19 for basic scientific drugs tests. The potential cures were last week handed to the Gulu University Pharm-Bio Technology Traditional Medicine Center (Pharmbiotrac) of Excellence, for basic testing. According to Dr. Alice Veronica Lamwaka …
Uganda's questionable democracy: With opposition leader Bobi Wine facing another weekend confined to his home, rights groups call for an end to repression in the country +++ Giving back: After the Coronavirus halted football leagues worldwide, one Nigerian star inspired girls to follow in her footsteps and achieve their goals.
Uganda’s government restored some internet access Monday after a five-day blackout during last week's election that saw President Yoweri Museveni reelected to a sixth term. The opposition National Unity Platform party plans to challenge the results and says the military has their leader Bobi Wine under house arrest. Around 10:30 a.m.
First U-S president to be impeached twice. This time though, a whole different atmosphere. Lawmakers had to pass metal detectors and national guard troops who'd slept overnight inside the Capitol. This as ten Republicans voted with the Democrats that Donald Trump - one week earlier - had incited an insurrection and the violence that left five dead at the Capitol. Joe Biden trying his best not to let charges against Trump upstage the biggest urgency he will face on Day One, tackling the Covid pandemic. On Thursday, he unveiled a 1-point-9 trillion dollar stimulus plan.
The government in the East African country of nearly 46 million people ordered an Internet blackout until further notice on Wednesday (January 13), a day after it banned all social media and messaging apps. Reggae artist and lawmaker Bobi Wine, 38, is channelling the anger of many young Ugandans who say former guerrilla leader Museveni, now 76, is an out-of-touch dictator failing to tackle unemployment, corruption and surging public debt. Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, calls Wine an upstart and says his administration guarantees stability and progress, including much-needed hydropower dams and roads. There are 17.7 million registered voters and results are expected within 48 hours.
When will we return to a pre-pandemic normal by achieving COVID-19 herd immunity? Well, that depends where you live. While a host of wealthy nations that stockpiled vaccines and have already started rolling them out are planning for a post-COVID recovery in the near-term, the bulk of middle-income s...
Uganda is on the eve of a showdown election. Polls open on Thursday, but after a violent campaign there fears of more unrest and a strong warning from President Yoweri Museveni. Plus: The grief-stricken families who've lost loved ones in the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear from Kenya.
Results of COVID-19 tests done on 20 January 2021 confirm 178 cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 38,806. 11 COVID-19 deaths reported have been investigated and confirmed. The deaths are reported from various parts of the country Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health – Republic of Uganda.
But World Bank warns of looming danger ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s economy could escape the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and post one of the higher growth figures on the African continent in 2021, according to the latest Global Prospects Report of the World Bank released this January. According to the World …
Uganda’s electoral commission on Saturday declared President Yoweri Museveni the winner of the 2021 general elections. Meanwhile, Ugandan military and police surrounded the home of opposition leader and presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine. Opposition leaders rejected the election results, saying they would not live like serfs and that the results were fabricated.
"We have certainly won this election and we have won it by far", Bobi Wine told a news conference at his home in the capital on Friday (January 15) in which he alleged fraud and violence in Thursday's polls but did not provide evidence. His claims have not been independently verified by Reuters or observers, though the United States and the European Union, which have previously deployed observation missions for Ugandan elections, did not deploy teams this time. With 29.4% of votes from Thursday's ballot counted, Museveni had won 1,852,263 votes, or 63.9%, while Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, had 821,874 (28.4%), the electoral commission said just after 11 a.m.
The 38-year-old reggae artist is channeling the anger of many young Ugandans who say former guerrilla leader and incumbent president Yoweri Museveni, now 76, is an out-of-touch dictator failing to tackle unemployment and surging public debt. Museveni calls Wine an upstart backed by foreign governments and homosexuals and says his administration guarantees stability and progress including much-needed hydropower dams and roads. Voting began between 60 to 90 minutes late at six polling stations visited by Reuters after ballot papers did not arrive on time. Lines of voters were growing at many stations as midday approached and soldiers and police in riot gear patrolled the capital.
Is it Wine o'clock in Uganda yet? Ugandans go to the polls on Thursday in a presidential election pitting current leader Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, against opposition chief Bobi Wine, a former pop star turned politician. The campaign period has been, in Wine's words, "a war and a battlefi...