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Suspected Crimean – Congo Hemorrhagic fever cases increase in Jinja

BY MOSES OKEYA. Health Authorities in Jinja District have said that the number of suspected cases of the Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic fever has increased in the area. The Jinja District Health Officer, Dr Peter Dyogo Nantamu the number of the suspected cases had by this morning risen from 11 to 13. These, he says are admitted in a temporary isolation unit at Butagaya Health Center III in Butagaya Sub County. This follows the death of a 32 year old resident of Kasenyi parish, Katabi Sub county in Wakiso district  on April 11 after developing symptoms similar to those of the Cremian fever. Health officials say majority of the patients are relatives of the deceased. The Acting Director General of Health …

Japan announces 7.5M $ assistance to Uganda

By Ben Jumbe. Ambassador of Japan to Uganda Kazuaki Kameda has strongly requested Uganda to put in place  effective preventive measures to check embezzlement of humanitarian assistance. The ambassador made the appeal while announcing a contribution of 7.5 million USD to five UN agencies, in Uganda including UNHCR, WFP, IOM, UNICEF and UNOPS. Ambassador Kameda said that accountability and transparency of the contributions to be provided for refugee and host community assistance was key, noting that such contributions should not be misused in any way . He however said introduction of the biometric registration across the country, is an encouraging sign to restore donor confidence expressing Japan’s  determination to continue supporting Uganda’s solidarity with refugees.

Bobi Wine urges fellow artists not to betray their fans

By Juliet Nalwooga. Ugandan artists have been urged to not to betray their fans with selfish political strides. Addressing a press briefing in Kamwokya, Kyadondo East Legislator aka bobi wine has appealed to Uganda artists to unite and genuinely represent the ideas of their fans if they are to effect any positive change. Kyagulanyi maintained that as artists they are not government employees and as such should put aside their differences and stand in unity for the good of the Ugandans who pay their bills. He said that often Ugandans have been betrayed by artists who look for short turn cash from government. Kyagulanyi was speaking ahead of his Kyalenga  Easter tour that he says he is not certain will …

Uganda ready to offer asylum to Bashir – Oryem

By Moses Kyeyune. The government of Uganda is willing to open her doors for asylum to deposed Sudan leader Gen Omar all Bashir, the minister of state for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem has said. Okello has been speaking to the media at parliament shortly after presenting the sectors budget to the committee of Foreign Affairs. According to the minister Bashir is a comrade and guarantor of the LRA-Uganda peace deal. He says that “if Bashir applies for asylum here, that is something that the govt of Uganda can consider because.” The former Sudan’s ruler was overthrown on Thursday last week following several months of a civil strife that was occasioned by deplorable economic conditions, ending his 30 year reign.. The …

Bobi tips African Gov’ts on avoiding Sudan like incidents

By Juliet Nalwooga. The Kyandodo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has asked government to respect human rights now more than ever to avoid a replica of what is happening in Sudan. Addressingjournalists at his office in Kamwokya, Bobi WIne who is also the leader of the people power movement said that leaders who have over stayed in power should start respecting their citizens and not despise them. He meanwhile expressed concern over police’s failure to respond to his letter about the upcoming Kyarenga Easter concerts. Bobi Wine who was also flanked by events promoters claimed that they wrote to police a month ago but up to know have not gotten a response. He insists failure by police to give …