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Day: October 2, 2020

Overwhelmed: E.C Postpones Nomination Dates Due To Huge Number Of Aspirants

Overwhelmed: E.C Postpones Nomination Dates Due To Huge Number Of Aspirants

FEATURED, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Electoral Commission has postponed nomination dates for various positions ahead of the 2021 elections after being overwhelmed by the big numbers of candidates vying for particular political offices. While announcing the changes in the schedules for nomination dates, the E.C on Thursday evening wrote on social media thus; “Due to high number of aspirants at nomination centres,  and in exercise of powers vested in EC (Sec 50 of EC Act) the Commission has decided to extend the nomination exercise, earlier scheduled to close 01.10.20 for 4 days, i.e from Fri 02 Oct-Mon 05.10.20 inclusive Saturday and Sun Sunday.” The E.C also revealed that it has postponed nominations for candidates vying for Local Government Council  positions. Circular issue
EPHWOR  Launches App  To Bridge Family Planning  Communication Gaps Between Women And Health Workers

EPHWOR Launches App To Bridge Family Planning Communication Gaps Between Women And Health Workers

FEATURED, NEWS, TECH
By Our Reporter A team of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts have developed an app that enables women and mothers seeking family planning methods communicate directly with service providers, especially professional medical personnel. The app, known as ‘Talk To Me/Gamba Nanye’,  is aimed at bridging the gap  between women seeking Family Planning and Contraception solutions with service providers at accredited medical health facilities. SOme of the community leaders who participated in the launch of the Talk To Me/Gamba Nanye App Working under local Nongovernmental Organisation (NGO) Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers’ Rights (EPHWOR), the IT experts have since rolled out the  ‘Talk To Me / Gamba Nanye’ app  at health centres in th
Ugandan Doctor Develops Life-saving Blood Oxygen Monitor For Apple

Ugandan Doctor Develops Life-saving Blood Oxygen Monitor For Apple

FEATURED, NEWS, TECH
By Keefa Nuwahereza Uganda is increasingly producing experts in Information Communication and Technology (ICT), who are making great strides in the digital era. As you read this, Jeofrey Kibuule, a 31-year-old Ugandan doctor working with Apple, is being hailed for having co-developed a life-saving blood oxygen monitor in the latest Apple watch series 6. The software engineer has also worked in the technology hub of the world, Silicon Valley. Kibuule, is a young, reserved, inspiring, and innovative lad. He works at Apple and he recently came into the limelight after the launch of the latest Apple watch series 6 where he co-developed  the life-saving blood oxygen saturation sensor. The blood oxygen saturation monitoring sensor in the Apple watch series 6 that was l...
Breaking: President Trump, Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

Breaking: President Trump, Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Tension is mounting at the White House in Wahsington D.C after  President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Trump made the shocking  revelation about their infection on social media when he tweeted Friday morning that he and Melania would go into quarantine after they tested positive for COVID-19. Trump tweeted thus; “@FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” News about Trump and Melania getting infected came a few hours after a top White House aide identified as Hope Hicks had tested positive for the deadly virus and been taken into quarantine. The 31-year-old adviser to the president
Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with Injury

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with Injury

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
US tennis star’s bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title cut short in Paris with an injured Achilles’ heel. US tennis star Serena Williams’s search for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title will extend into another year after an Achilles tendon injury forced her to withdraw from the French Open on Wednesday. The American, who turned 39 this week, had been due to play Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round in Paris later, but after warming up for the match decided the injury was too severe to continue. US tennis star Serena Williams’s search for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title will extend into another year after an Achilles tendon injury forced her to withdraw from the French Open on Wednesday. The American, who turned 39 this week, had been d
Sudan to Strike Peace with Rebels after Decades of War

Sudan to Strike Peace with Rebels after Decades of War

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Both sides are due to sign the deal in full on Saturday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan. Sudan’s government and rebels are set to sign a landmark peace deal in a bid to end decades of war in which hundreds of thousands have died – an historic achievement if it holds. Ending Sudan’s internal conflicts has been a top priority of the transition government in power since last year’s removal of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir amid a popular uprising. Both sides are due to sign the deal in full on Saturday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, after putting their initials on the agreement at the end of last month. The location of the ceremony holds great significance – South Sudan’s leaders themselves battled Khartoum as rebels for decades, before esta
13 Local-based Players in Uganda Cranes Camp for Afcon, Chan Preparations

13 Local-based Players in Uganda Cranes Camp for Afcon, Chan Preparations

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
The East African nation lead Group B with four points, like second-placed Burkina Faso while Malawi are on three points, and South Sudan have none Uganda local-based players have reported to training in preparation for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers and African Nations Championship (Chan) competition. 13 players reported to camp, hoping to be fit and stand a chance to be considered for both competitions. "Uganda Cranes' team players have, on Thursday, entered a residential camp at [a hotel] in Kisasi ahead of the trip to Dubai," read the information posted in the Federation of Uganda Football (Fufa) website. "The team will fly out this Sunday at 5 pm... for a training camp where they will be joined by the foreign-based ...
Uganda Resumes Commercial Flights After Seven-month Suspension

Uganda Resumes Commercial Flights After Seven-month Suspension

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism, TRAVEL
Uganda on Thursday resumed scheduled commercial passenger flights after seven months of government suspensions over the COVID-19 pandemic. Vianney Luggya, communications officer of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, told Xinhua by telephone that the phased flight operations at Entebbe International Airport, about 40 km south of the capital Kampala, resumed after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions on aviation. He said the first passenger flight to arrive at Entebbe airport was Turkish Airlines, which landed at 3:55 a.m. and departed at 4:50 a.m. local time. "The flights have resumed today. We expect about 12 flights today. In this first phase, October to December, we are going to have an average of one flight per airline per day to reduce congestion," said Luggya. The res...
Uganda Records 158 New COVID-19 Cases.

Uganda Records 158 New COVID-19 Cases.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Uganda's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 158 new coronavirus cases raising the national total to 8,287. Majority of the new cases (125) were reported from contacts and alerts with the capital Kampala accounting for most of them (76 or about 61 percent). The remaining 26 areas each recorded between a minimum of one case and a maximum of four cases. The other 33 new cases were all Ugandan returnees from Oman (18), Jordan (10) and Afghanistan (5). The East African country has reported at least 110 confirmed coronavirus cases for the last 18 straight days; this included a new record highest daily increase in cases. Despite this recent trend, President Yoweri Museveni announced a further easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in the country. Museveni said the country co...