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Virtual Tours Bring Tourists To Rwanda Amid COVID-19

Virtual Tours Bring Tourists To Rwanda Amid COVID-19

FEATURED, TRAVEL
By Our Reporter  A young Rwadan is offering tourists the chance to visit his country via virtual tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Patrick Karangwa, the founder of Kigali 360, a company that creates virtual tours of some of Rwanda's most impressive sights, has pumped life into Rwanda’s tourism sector by using technology. "I realised that Rwanda as a country and in general also Africa were under-represented on Google Maps, on digital maps; this is where the idea came from. I realised that this technology we could do it our self and it was affordable," Karangwa said. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the tourism industry has collapsed across all African countries. Most African tourism organizations have come up with the concept of providing the contine
Huawei’s Catherine Chen: Shared Responsibility For A Shared Future

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

Business, FEATURED
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...
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

FEATURED, NEWS
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
Angry Locals Clobber Police Officers To Pulp For Blocking Imbalu Over COVID-19

Angry Locals Clobber Police Officers To Pulp For Blocking Imbalu Over COVID-19

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter Manafwa, Mbale: A gang of irate locals in Manafwa District, Bugisu Sub-region on Sunday clobbered several policemen who tried to disperse a gathering that was launching the Bagisu cultural ceremony of circumcision, also known Imbalu. According to our sources, the police officers, who  are currently nursing injuries at Mbale Main Hospital, were clobbered as they attempted to remind Bagisu to observe the Ministry of Health Guidelines on Social Distancing as a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Medics stitching up the shattered head of one of the cops Our Moles in the area reveal that being a cultural norm of the Bagisu, the locals gathered on Saturday evening to kick-start Imbalu activities. However, police officers were deployed to stop th...
COVID-19 Lockdown:  People Power Leader Lusagala Arrested Over Feeding Hungry Ugandans

COVID-19 Lockdown: People Power Leader Lusagala Arrested Over Feeding Hungry Ugandans

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
By Elite News Reporter Police in Nabisaalu zone, Makindye Division, Kampala, has arrested His Worship Bosco Lusagala, the Makindye Division Deputy Mayor and a People Power top coordinator, over distribution of essential goods to his hungry electorates. We have talked to His Worship Mayor Haji Ali Kasirye Nganda Mulyannyama over the matter, who confirmed the arrest. Hon. Lusagala, a renowned Democratic Party (DP) youth leader, was in the company of Jackline Nakajubi and Tony Muhumuza, both coordinators of opposition People Power movement when he was allegedly caught red-handed by Police giving handouts that included sugar, posho, beans  and soap to residents of Nabisaalu Zone,. The police said this act is in contravention of the presidential directive barring politicians...
Tanzania Shuts Centres Handling COVID-19 Patients

Tanzania Shuts Centres Handling COVID-19 Patients

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter Tanzania has closed most centres designated to handle Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. The government said that a significant drop in the number of coronavirus infections led to closure of the treatment centres across the country. On Friday, Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, said there are now only 11 centres, including private health centres that are open. These are from the 85 centres that had initially been set up across the country to isolate Covid-19 patients. The health minister said: “We thank God that Coronavirus is heading towards an end in Tanzania.” She went on to caution that people should not relax, as there could be a second wave of infection. The minister said residents could now continue visiting the centres for general treatment, as
Min. Of Education Moves To Digitalise Learning Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

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

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
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
Full Speech: Museveni Threatens To Reinstate Lockdown If Ugandans Don’t Adhere To MoH Guidelines On Fighting COVID-19

Full Speech: Museveni Threatens To Reinstate Lockdown If Ugandans Don’t Adhere To MoH Guidelines On Fighting COVID-19

FEATURED, NEWS
President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to reinstate the COVID-19 lockdown he announced in March this year if Ugandans are not disciplined enough to adhere to guidelines that were issued by the Ministry of Health in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The President made these remarks during his 16th National Address on Coronavirus which he delivered on Monday June 22, 2020 and here below is his full speech; Countrymen and countrywomen. Greetings from the Government and the political leadership of the country. Congratulations on our battle against the corona-virus, against the floods, against the rising waters of the Lakes and the Rivers, against the land-slides, against the floating islands and against the locusts. The locusts have been defeated by the UPDF and the flo...
Gov’t To Repatriate Ugandans Stuck In South Africa Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

Gov’t To Repatriate Ugandans Stuck In South Africa Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter The government of Uganda is set to repatriate several  Ugandans who are currently stranded in South Africa  due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown that was announced by President Yoweri Museveni in March this year. The revelation was made by officials from Uganda Airlines, who revealed that the national airliner will operate a charter flight from Entebbe International Airport to Johannesburg on June 25th, 2020, to evacuate Ugandans in South Africa who want to return home. Uganda Airlines tweeted on Sunday evening that; “Welcome Home! Uganda Airlines will operate a repatriation charter flight for Ugandans in South Africa; Joburg to Entebbe on 25th June 2020.” Uganda Airlines tweet about the Charter Flight to South Africa Several Ugandans
Civil Aviation Authority Issues Stringent COVID-19 Travel Guidelines As Gov’t Plans TO Reopen Airport

Civil Aviation Authority Issues Stringent COVID-19 Travel Guidelines As Gov’t Plans TO Reopen Airport

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued new guidelines that all passengers who intend to travel via Entebbe International Airport, as a way of preventing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). The development comes at a time when government  is finalizing plans of reopening Entebbe International Airport, which was closed to all passenger flights in March this year, as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Before the lockdown, Entebbe airport could handle between 90 to 120 flights daily. According to our sources, here are some of the new regulations issued by CAA; In the new changes, departing passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport at least four hours before boarding to go through the health port screening procedures. ...