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Rift valley fever reported in Ankole, three dead

Rift valley fever reported in Ankole, three dead

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, UGANDA
MBARARA, Uganda Three people have been reported dead, two weeks after five patients who had symptoms of rift valley fever had been admitted at Mbarara regional referral hospital. According to Dr Rose Muhindo, a physician at Mbarara regional referral hospital, patients where reported with symptoms of normal medical illness such as headache, chest pain, diarrhea and fever but what striked them was when they were presented with  breeding signs. Further tests confirmed that these patients were suffering from rift valley fever. “We have lost three patients, one was coughing blood and died on arrival, shortly after, we lost another one. However, we are still waiting for results to confirm what could have killed them." said Dr.Muhindo "The good news is that we have managed to save the
MP Nusura Tiperu takes NRM flag in Arua

MP Nusura Tiperu takes NRM flag in Arua

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ARUA, Uganda NRM flag bearer MP Nusura Tiperu has been been declared the winner in the just concluded NRM primaries in Arua Municipality defeating seven other candidates after polling 1,798 votes out of 20, 554 votes cast followed by Swadick Angupale with 1,443 votes. Atima Lee Jackson got 1,362 followed by John Lematia who garnered 203 votes. Aluma Mohammed got 183, Ejua Simon got 118 followed Obiga Godfrey who polled 91 votes while Mubarak Khalifan trailed with 59 votes. Ms.Nusura will campaign against other opposition contestants in the Arua municipality parliamentary by-elections scheduled for August 15.  
President Museveni receives Turkish entrepreneur

President Museveni receives Turkish entrepreneur

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Ugaanda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with Mr. Salim Alaybeyi, who is the Vice President of a Turkey-based Molino Inc. Company. Molino Inc., is a leading enterprise in the manufacturing and supplying of flour milling and silo handling equipment such as semolina mills, grain silos, seed cleaning systems, screening of pulses and pneumatic and mechanic conveying systems among others. State Minister for Planning, Hon. David Bahati and the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Sedef Yavuzalp, attended the meeting.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka returns for Street children

Yvonne Chaka Chaka returns for Street children

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, ENTERTAINMENT, UGANDA
 KAMPALA, Uganda Yvonne Chaka Chaka the sensational and glorious  musician icon will perform this Friday at the Serena Hotel, alongside Bobi Wine in a charity show for Uganda’s street children. The legendary singer, popular for her Songs like I'm Burning Up, Thank You Mr Dj, I Cry For Freedom, Motherland and the ever-popular Umqombothi and Bobi Wine will be accompanied by Comedian Salvado in entertaining revelers as they raise funds to build a school for former street children.  
President Museveni bids farewell to out-going Kenyan envoy to Uganda

President Museveni bids farewell to out-going Kenyan envoy to Uganda

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has received the out-going Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Geoffrey Okanga who called on him at State House, Entebbe to take leave of him at the end of his 9-year tour of duties in the country. Mr. Museveni appreciated Ambassador Okanga’s input in the cementing of the economic relationship and social ties between the two neighbouring East African Community members, Kenya and Uganda. Ambassador Okanga, on his part, expressed his gratitude to the President and to the people of Uganda for the hospitality accorded to him during his stay in the country saying that it enabled him perform his duties successfully. He also commended the President for his support to over 2,000 Kenyans who went to Kiryadongo Dis
“Don’t cripple people by giving them money” – Museveni tells NRM women leaders

“Don’t cripple people by giving them money” – Museveni tells NRM women leaders

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
 ENTEBBE. Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated National Resistance Movement (NRM) women Members of Parliament and Ministers for the effective mobilization in women council elections that saw NRM achieve landslide victory of 84% in the recently held elections. The President, however, strongly cautioned the women MPs against crippling people in their constituencies by giving out money. He said that whereas he has no problem with women MPs taking charge of women councils as that is their categorical area of operation, he warned them against using money carelessly in the mobilization process. “Don’t cripple people by giving them money always. Money creates jealousy. Money should be given for transport to and fro and to those that come from far. If you add
AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
Dear Countrymen and Countrywomen, especially the Bazukulu. Again, I greet you. Thanks for responding to my two long messages on the social - media and mobile money taxes. I will send an additional message later. Today, however, I would like to add to my message of 11th July 2018 when I congratulated the Ugandans and the NRM members in particular on their massive participation in the Women Council and LCI elections that took place on the 4th  and the 10th  of July 2018 respectively. There was, apparently, massive participation and the NRM won massively in both elections. With the Women Councils' elections, out of the total of 303, 460 positions, the NRM won a total of 256,100 positions, which is 84.5%, while the Independents, many of them NRM leaning but contesting the fairness of