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Museveni Responds To  Positive, Negative, Malicious And Dangerous Comments From His Bazukulu On Social Media

Museveni Responds To Positive, Negative, Malicious And Dangerous Comments From His Bazukulu On Social Media

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By Our Reporter President Yoweri Museveni has written another letter to  the Bazukulu  following his social media platforms and in his letter he responds to their positive, negative, malicious and dangerous comments. He introduced the letter thus; “I chose to first respond to a few of the issues in summary. However, I have written a missive replying to each of the matters raised by my social media followers.” Below is the letter; Countrymen, Countrywomen and, especially the Bazukulu.  Greetings again from the old man with a hat. When I last sent out a missive, it was talking about the prominent Ugandans that had died and what I knew about them. These were: Kirunda, the footballer; Kasirye - Ggwanga, Erica Mukasa, Bell and Nkeera.  489, 235 saw the messag
Horror As Teacher  Murders IHK Nurse Over Infidelity

Horror As Teacher Murders IHK Nurse Over Infidelity

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By Elite Reporter Untold shock has gripped the people of Kiteezi, in Wakiso District, after a teacher decided to murder his wife by hacking her to death, after he accused her of allegedly cheating on him with other men. Viola Kakai, who was a midwife at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), was reportedly hacked into pieces by her husband only identified as Simon, who is currently on the run, being hunted by the police. It is alleged that a scuffle arose between  Kakai and her husband, who is said to be a teacher but lost his job because of the COVID-19 pandemic, although for he she remained working since she  was a medical personnel. Viola Kakai smiling (RIP) Their neighbours in Kiteezi village reveal that on Saturday night, a bitter quarrel ensued between Kakai ...
Uganda Registers Third COVID-19 Death As Cases Rise To 1,154

Uganda Registers Third COVID-19 Death As Cases Rise To 1,154

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By Our Reporter The Ministry of Health has revealed that Uganda has registered a third COVID-19 death after medics  reported the case of a Nigerian national who succumbed to the deadly virus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,154 with 1,028 recoveries. A statement from the Ministry of Health about the latest COVID-19 death reads in part thus; “The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that Uganda has reclaimed one COV1D-19 death today. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths three(3). Ministry of Health Statement about COVID-19 updates The deceased is a 67-year-old male, of Nigerian origin and a resident of Kisenyi, in Kampala. He had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and
Huawei’s Catherine Chen: Shared Responsibility For A Shared Future

Huawei’s Catherine Chen: Shared Responsibility For A Shared Future

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By Our reporter Huawei Corporate Senior Vice President and Director of the Board Catherine Chen delivered a keynote speech at the online Better World Summit 2020 and according to Chen, telecom regulators across many nations and industries must work together to address the shared challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and create a more inclusive future for all. Other speakers at the summit included representatives from the International Telecommunication Union Radio communication Sector (ITU-R), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), the South African Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, Thailand's Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission, China's...
UN Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund For Poor Families In Africa, Urges Gov’ts To Distribute Money To Each Household

UN Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund For Poor Families In Africa, Urges Gov’ts To Distribute Money To Each Household

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By Elite News Reporter Introducing a temporary basic income for the world's poorest people will not only give them the means to buy food and medicine, but could also help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stresses in a new report released on Thursday. The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries, advocates for a time-bound and unconditional cash transfer to serve as a minimum income guarantee for 2.7 billion people living under or near the poverty line in 132 developing countries. The Temporary Basic Income, or TBI, is estimated to cost from $199bn to $465bn a month depending on how it is structured, and can last nine to 12 months - or longer if needed - as governments get to gr...
Min. Of Health Confirms First COVID-19 Death In Uganda After Medic Dies Of Deadly Virus

Min. Of Health Confirms First COVID-19 Death In Uganda After Medic Dies Of Deadly Virus

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By Elite News Reporter The Ministry of Health has confirmed the first Coronavirus death in Uganda, after samples from the corpse of a paramedic who died in Mbale District on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19. According to sources, the deceased, was rushed to Joyce Hospice Health Centre in Mbale city after being picked up from Mabyale Sub-county. After she breathed her last, medical experts quickly rushed her to Mbale Regional Hospital where preliminary tests conducted by the Ministry of Health have since confirmed that she died of COVID-19. Speaking about the matter, Dr Diana Atwine, said that the deceased was a Village Health Team (VHT) worker, who had been traversing several villages with other Health Teams in Eastern Uganda.      “The deceased wa
Clergy Cry Foul As Museveni Opens Arcades, Lifts Ban On Boda-bodas But Leaves Churches Closed

Clergy Cry Foul As Museveni Opens Arcades, Lifts Ban On Boda-bodas But Leaves Churches Closed

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Several religious leaders who include pastors, priests, reverends, sheikhs and other clergymen are crying foul after President Yoweri Museveni lifted the ban on boda-bodas and arcades, but left churches, mosques and  other places of worship closed. During his Tuesday night address about the government’s fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Museveni   announced that boda-bodas would resume transporting passengers and that some arcades would reopen after putting in place measures to observe the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19, but he left churches closed. Museveni revealed in his speech that total of 110 arcades will be opened after meeting SOPs and that thes
Shame As Horny Police Officer Is Nabbed Having Sex With COVID-19 Patient

Shame As Horny Police Officer Is Nabbed Having Sex With COVID-19 Patient

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By Our Reporter Untold shame has engulfed the police force after one of their officers was on Friday allegedly caught having sex with a COVID-19 patient in a quarantine centre in Busia District, without fear or favour! According to eyewitnesses in the area, the severely horny police officer was nabbed red-handed bonking the female COVID-19 patient who had been quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC) in Busia. Sources from the COVID-19 Taskforce in Busia District revealed this website that the errant police officer was also immediately quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC, such that he could undergo tests to determine whether he had been infected with COVID-19 or not. The ATC quarantine facility is usually guarded by three police officers and three...
4G Networks Support Communities Through COVID-19 Pandemic

4G Networks Support Communities Through COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Much of the current hype in the telecommunications space focuses on the roll-out of 5G technology, the new mobile networks that will power the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). But it is in fact 4G technology – LTE – that is providing lifesaving connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic right now, when communities need it most. Called Long Term Evolution to give it its full name, LTE is the network technology used by 52 per cent of the world’s mobile devices. As such, it is this 4G tech that has underpinned the innovative digital initiatives supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic and the lockdown have presented humanity with mortal challenges. People, countries and organisations are rising to these challenges, often using our evo
Min. Of Education Moves To Digitalise Learning Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Min. Of Education Moves To Digitalise Learning Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Elite News Reporter The Ministry of Education has embarked on  the move to digitalise learning for students from primary to secondary and university levels. This was revealed Friday by the Minister for Education and Sports First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, who announced that universities and higher institutions of learning can resume conducting lessons  via E-Learning platforms. As a result of this development, the Ministry of Education and Sports has since received Sector-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from the Ministry of Health to guide  them in determining  the Sector’s readiness to re-open Institutions of learning. The Ministry currently developing the ICT and E- Learning Framework and once it is complete, the Minister shall communica