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Facebook Commits To Helping East Africa Region In Tackling Misinformation on Coronavirus

Social media and technology company Facebook continued its commitment in helping to keep people safe and informed globally, and locally through local partnerships, and updates to its platform. As global numbers continue to rise, and with Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in a number of countries across Africa, including now in Eastern

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Seven More People Test Positive for COVID19, Cases Rise to 30 in Uganda

The Ministry of health has announced that seven more people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 30. The Ministry made the announcement of Saturday March 28th through a tweet fired on their Twitter handle. “Seven new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda today, Saturday 28

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Uganda, Nigeria Among The 19 Countries To Receive USD 14 Million From United Bank For Africa To Fight Covid-19

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)  announced a donation of over USD 14 million, through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive Pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief

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Ugandan MP Wants His Salary Reduced Over Corona Virus

A Ugandan legislator has written to the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga to deduct Shs. 2,000,000 from his salary as a contribution to the country’s fight against the COVID19 global pandemic. Ssemakula Lutamaguzi, the Nakasongola South Constituency Member of Parliament who also doubles as the shadow minister for Lands,

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Religious Leaders Urged to Preach on TV, Radio as Museveni Bans Religious Gatherings

President Yoweri Museveni has advised religious leaders to use radio stations, televisions and other media platforms to do their preaching instead of weekly gatherings as has been the norm. The president gave the advice after announcing a ban on any religious gatherings with in the country for the next 30 days. This

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Museveni Directs Schools, Universities to Close Over Corona Virus

President Yoweri Museveni has Wednesday directed that all schools, Universities and colleges close and send students home. Museveni gave the directive while addressing the nation on a televised speech at State House in Entebbe. In his speech, Museveni argued that the schools harbor over 15 million Ugandans and that their closure would

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JUST IN: Museveni to Close Schools, Ban Weddings, Funerals Over Corona Virus

President Yoweri Museveni will Wednesday announce the closure of all schools in the country as the Corona Virus scare hits Uganda. This was revealed by retired journalist and Museveni confidant Andrew Mwenda in a tweet on Tuesday evening. “President Museveni will call a press conference tomorrow to announce the closure of schools,

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CORONA VIRUS: Ethiopian Airlines Refuses to Stop China Flights

Africa's largest carrier Ethiopian Airlines has once again refused to cancel flights to China despite rising pressure following the coronavirus outbreak. By contrast, South African Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Air Tanzania, Air Mauritius, EgyptAir, RwandAir and Kenya Airways have all suspended flights to and from China. But Ethiopian Airlines' boss Tewolde Gebremariam

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