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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Is Uganda’s water safe for drinking on a safari?

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Uganda is endowed with fresh water sources. Water is the cheapest beverage any visitor can access at any part of country. Tapped water in Uganda is relatively safe but not recommended for drinking unless boiled. All tour companies ensure that visitors carry safe bottled water all times. Where does water come from...

COVID-19 in Uganda: Latest Updates

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On September 22nd 2021, the president of Uganda H.E Yoweri Museveni eased Covid-19 restrictions. During his Address on measures to contain covid-19 situation, Museveni confirmed that Covid-19 transmission rates have continued to decline. As a result, some of the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted including allowing universities to re-open November this year, increasing vaccination that...
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