Uganda: Weightlifter Released from Detention

Uganda: Weightlifter Released from Detention

KAMPALA, 28 July 2021 – The Ugandan weightlifter deported from Japan last week after going missing has been released from detention. Police in Uganda released Julius Ssekitoleko, Tuesday on a police bond, pending further investigation. The weightlifter had traveled to...
Uganda: Military Court Releases 18 on Bail

Uganda: Military Court Releases 18 on Bail

KAMPALA, 17 June 2021 – Eighteen opposition supporters have been released on bail by a military court in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The 18 were arrested last December during a campaign rally they had organized for singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi,...
Uganda: New Portrait of Museveni Coming Onstream

Uganda: New Portrait of Museveni Coming Onstream

KAMPALA, 16 June 2021 – Public offices across Uganda have been invited to replace an old portrait of President Yoweri Museveni with a more recent one. Officials in charge of such offices have been invited to place orders with the government printers for copies of the...
Uganda: Record COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Uganda: Record COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

KAMPALA, 14 June 2021 – Uganda has established a new record in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths confirmed per day in the East African nation. A total of 1,438 out of 8,478 people tested positive for the virus in tests conducted last June 8, according...
Uganda: Shortages Halt Mass Vaccinations

Uganda: Shortages Halt Mass Vaccinations

KAMPALA, 9 June 2021 – Uganda has suspended mass vaccination against COVID-19 as the nation awaits to receive more vaccines from different sources, officials said Tuesday. “For now mass vaccination is suspended as we wait to receive more vaccines,”...
Uganda: Schools Closed as COVID Cases Spike

Uganda: Schools Closed as COVID Cases Spike

KAMPALA, 7 June 2021 – Schools have been shutdown in Uganda and all public gatherings suspended for a period of 42 days as the country faces a surge in COVID-19 cases. Nine people were reported dead and 1,259 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Sunday, the most...
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