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Rwanda finally reopens Gatuna border for passengers

There is huge excitement at the Uganda-Rwanda border of Gatuna after it was reopened for travellers to cross into either country. The border had been partially reopened at the end of January but only cargo vehicles could be allowed to cross. Travellers especially from Rwanda had got excited following the announcement of...

Celebrating Janani Luwum Day amidst human rights violations in Uganda

Archbishop Janani Luwum was a renown human rights activist in addition to his liturgical duties before his mysterious death in 1977. As Uganda marks this day to remember him, the government is under mounting pressure to end torture and other forms of human rights violations that have become rampant in the country. Who was...

AFCON 2021: Senegal crowned champions

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Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties on Sunday to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history. The match finished goalless after extra time before Senegal went on to win on penalties with Liverpool star Sadio Mane scoring the decisive spot kick. The Lions of Teranga finally won...

Katuna: Uganda-Rwanda border reopens after 3 years of closure

Katuna border reopens
The Uganda-Rwanda border post of Katuna has been finally reopened after nearly 3 years of closure. The border was closed in February 2019 following tensions between the two East African neighbors. Accusations between the two countries Rwanda closed its side of the border after accusing Uganda of abducting its citizens...

Uganda ends 2-year Covid-19 lockdown

Today, the 24th of January 2022, Uganda has officially ended the nationwide lockdown which has been in place for almost two years, becoming one of the longest in the world. All sectors of the country's economy have been officially opened to operate at full capacity. Sectors like education, sports, entertainment and transport were...

Ugandan schools reopen after two years of Covid-19 closure

Ugandan schools reopen
This week schools in Uganda finally reopened officially after being closed for almost two years following the outbreak of Covid-19. Schools were closed in March 2020 after the country had confirmed a few cases of Covi-19 and the partial reopening last year lasted for just a month due to the surge in cases fuelled by the...

How safe is Uganda for travellers?

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Following the recent bomb explosions in Kampala and Mpigi, Ugandans and foreigners who were planning to visit Uganda went into a serious panic mode. To make matters worse, the United States went on to issue a travel advisory alert to warn US Citizens who were planning to come to Uganda due to crime and terrorism.

Covid-19 vaccination centres around Uganda

As the Covid-19 vaccination campaign continues around the country, the Ministry of Health published the list of vaccination sites in each district to guide citizens on the exercise. C19-vaccination-sites-by-district-in-UgandaDownload

New World Health Organization Air Quality Guidelines to reduce air pollution in Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued New Global Health Guidelines which recommend new air quality levels that all countries need to achieve by reducing the negative effects of air pollution on human health. The new air quality guidelines present an opportunity for countries to sensitize their citizens about the impact of air pollution on human health,...

Museveni promises to fully reopen schools, economy in January

President Museveni has promised to fully reopen the economy and the schools in January 2022 regardless of the vaccination status in the country. Mr Museveni however, encouraged all Ugandans to flock their nearest health centres and get vaccinated to reduce any risk of another wave. According to the president, Uganda will have...
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