Sunday, February 28We Break the News

Author: Ronald Kabuubi

UK Government Releases Premier League Resume Date

UK Government Releases Premier League Resume Date

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL, Sports
England government have reportedly given the Premier League 1st of June to resume the current season. The Premier League has been put on hold since March due to the increasing number of cases in the UK, but as per reports, the EPL officials were planning on a "Project Restart" and it seems the government have now given them the green light to resume it season. However, the decision is as it stands, if there are any changes or increase in the pandemic situation in England, then it will be put back on hold but as for now, Chelsea could start playing again behind closed doors and without fans. According to the Daily Express, the government have finally given the Premier League a go ahead to resume football from the 1st of June after much discussions for the past weeks. Unfortunat...
New coronavirus outbreak in China causes concern for a second wave

New coronavirus outbreak in China causes concern for a second wave

HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
New coronavirus cases are popping up in China, causing authorities to fear a second wave of COVID-19 Fears are spreading of a second coronavirus wave sweeping through China as new cases with untraced origins are popping up in different provinces. These new cases being detected come right after the Chinese government officially stated that all regions in the country are at a medium risk of infection. Now, China's national health commission officially reported 17 new cases, its second day of double-digit rises and the highest number in the last two weeks. Just this past Sunday, Chinese authorities reclassified the city of Shulan in the Jilin province to 'high risk'. Three people were found to have the virus Shulan, bringing the city's total case count to 12. In response to these no...
Uganda: Court orders Government to compensate Lukwago Shs 50million over his brutal arrest

Uganda: Court orders Government to compensate Lukwago Shs 50million over his brutal arrest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
High Court Judge Henrietta Wolayo has awarded 50 million shillings as compensation to Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, over his brutal arrest by Police at his home at Wakaliga back in 2017. The judge made a finding that Police’s act of arresting and detaining Lukwago,who was heading to his office on 21st September 2017 was unlawful and it was a violation of his personal liberty provided for under the constitution. The Lord Mayor was arrested at his house in Wakaliga by police, supposedly to prevent him from joining other opposition leaders in Kampala to pretest the Age Limit Constitutional amendment which was in the making at the time. “While the Applicant was not subjected to torture, cruel and inhuman treatment, he was subjected to degrading treatment when he was grabbed and b...
Pastor Bugembe requests for a meeting with self-appointed ‘Prophet’ Elvis Mbonye

Pastor Bugembe requests for a meeting with self-appointed ‘Prophet’ Elvis Mbonye

AFRICA, UGANDA
Out of curiosity, Pastor Wilson Bugembe is currently planning to meet with his fellow preacher Elvis Mbonye for some answers. Mbonye, the lead pastor of Zoe Ministries International has on several occasions told stories of how he meets Jesus and tells him what the future holds, not forgetting how he told his followers recently that Jesus told him Coronavirus will not enter Uganda since it is ‘covered in the blood of Jesus’, but a few hours after that revelation, the first Covid-19 case was confirmed by the Ministry of health. Preacher Elvis Mbonye The self-styled preacher also told Solomon Serwajja a few days ago during a interview that he has had a physical fight with Lucifer, and now he (Lucifer) is so scared of him, for he almost killed him during their encounter. But accor...
WHO Finally Agree To Work With Madagascar Only On One Condition

WHO Finally Agree To Work With Madagascar Only On One Condition

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
Last Month, Madagascar's president Andry Rajoelina launched a herbal drink that they said could cure corona virus. Although the president said that he had confidence that the cure could work in curing the coronavirus which has spread through the whole world, WHO had previously warned that the drink could not be allowed to be used for curing corona virus since it had not passed clinical tests. So far, the country of around 26 million people has not experienced any death arising from corona virus as they still insist that the cure that was developed from artemisia spp plant has the ability to cure corona virus completely. WHO has said that it is willing to work with Madagascar in fighting corona virus. According to the tweet sent by @MoetiTshidi, to WHO African Region official Twitte...
Minister Peace Mutuuzo and other   Bunyabugabo district farmers donate four trucks of bananas to help with the fight of Covid19 in Uganda.

Minister Peace Mutuuzo and other Bunyabugabo district farmers donate four trucks of bananas to help with the fight of Covid19 in Uganda.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Kampala, Uganda By Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. State Minister for Gender Hon. Peace Mutuuzo shortly before donating to the National Response Fund 11th May,2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of the disease, while reducing its effects on vulnerable communities, State Minister for Gender Hon. Peace Mutuuzo (R) handing over the trucks of food to the National Response Fund to Covid19 Member Mr Francis Kamulegeya (Second left) and Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy,the Secretary and Administrator of the Fund (L) 11th May,2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The People of Bunyab...
Tanzanian Minister reveals shocking details about Madagascar’s anti-COVID-19 drug

Tanzanian Minister reveals shocking details about Madagascar’s anti-COVID-19 drug

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, TANZANIA
Tanzania's Foreign Minister, Prof. Palamagamba John Kabudi has this Saturday, 9 May, revealed shocking details about Madagascar’s anti-COVID-19 Drug that has been making headlines after it emerged that it cures COVID-19 killer disease. Prof. Kabudi was speaking in a press conference just a day after he received the drug from Madagascar. According to Prof. Kabudi who went in person to get the drug, there is a given product or rather a drug sample that is being highly guarded. He noted that unlike other drug samples that Tanzania received up to 8 boxes of the same, there is one special drug that is being issued out by Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina himself, and Tanzania only managed to get two bottles of the sample. "Na kule Madagascar, dawa hii anagawa Rais mwenyewe, na...
Coronavirus -Uganda: MPs demand suspension of teaching On Television, Radio

Coronavirus -Uganda: MPs demand suspension of teaching On Television, Radio

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Kampala____ Members of Parliament have criticised the Ministry of Education and Sports current programme of teaching learners via television and radio during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some MPs suggested that the programme should be suspended since schools and institutions of higher education were closed by government in mid March. The debate was kicked up by the issues raised by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in her communication at the start of Wednesday's plenary sitting, saying many areas were not accessing radio waves to receive the lessons. Last month, after failing to meet the planned re-opening of schools on April 27, Education minister Janet Museveni said the learners would access lessons from home using TV and radio. Others would get printed materials to be delivered through their ...
Parliament of Uganda: MP Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

Parliament of Uganda: MP Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal collapsed in parliament yesterday afternoon. The veteran legislator reportedly started feeling nauseated at around 2:00 pm before she collapsed. The parliamentary medical team picked her up from the pigeonhole area and took her to the waiting room where they administered first aid, according to eyewitnesses.  She was later rushed with an ambulance to her home for rest. Ogwal confirmed to URN on phone feeling sick at Parliament and being given assistance but said she was out of danger. She said she was feeling better after vomiting but was still nauseated. Although there is always no plenary sittings on Mondays, MPs attend committee and commission meetings while other attend to business in their offices.   Ogwal is on...
TechNet has responded by donating 10,000 surgical/3layer and a PA System to Entebbe Airport to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

TechNet has responded by donating 10,000 surgical/3layer and a PA System to Entebbe Airport to fight Covid19 in Uganda.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA
Kampala, Uganda Mr. Kamulegeya Francis, a Member of the National response Fund to Covid19 (R) and Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, the administrator and Secretary to the Fund (second Right) receive the items from Technet Director /Audio Consultant Mr. Boaz Shani (L) as his staff Emmanuel Odongo (2nd L) looks on. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of the disease, while reducing its effects on vulnerable communities,  TechNet has responded by donating 10,000 surgical/3layer masks to the National Response Fund to Covid19 through the Office of the Prime Minister. The items were received b...
Uganda: Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde granted bail

Uganda: Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde granted bail

AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA – The High Court has on Monday May 11 released former Security Minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde on bail. The former spy master has been behind bars for after being arrested by military from his Kololo mansion on 13th March 2020 on charges of treason after declaring his presidential ambitions on 3rd March 2020. Later his two sons along with Tororo North county  legislator Annet nyakecho were also arrested and later released. Justice Wilson Kwesiga granted bail to the general after accepting his three sureties — his wife, his brother and former Minister Mathew Rukikaire. On April 14th, 2020, Justice Wilson Kwesiga had refused to grant bail to Gen. Tumukunde, saying he needed to present at least two sureties who are above his rank and still serving in the army. But t...
Uganda: New details on Masaka shooting incident emerge

Uganda: New details on Masaka shooting incident emerge

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
New details on the gruesome shooting in Masaka Town where three people died including the shooter, have emerged. According to Police preliminary investigations, Private RAF 0227 Robert Muyaga, a reservist attached to Masaka Reserve Force shot his wife Jacqueline Nagasha dead on allegations that she was having an extra marital affairs with Francis Musasizi (also dead), the LC chairperson Lutovu B Village, Malongo Sub County in Lwengo District. people helping a woman who was shot to hospital. She died later. Musasizi, who was riding a motorcycle, had come to pick up Nagasha who was in Byansi Clinic located along Elgin Street in Masaka town, for a pregnancy test. Masaka regional police commander, Mr Enoch Abaine, said preliminary investigations indicate that Nagasha has been havi...
Uganda: Speaker Kadaga wants Arua nurse who wheeled patient for 5km to the hospital declared a national hero

Uganda: Speaker Kadaga wants Arua nurse who wheeled patient for 5km to the hospital declared a national hero

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
As praise and worship continue trickling in for the young Nurse in Arua Doris Okundinia who went beyond her mandate to save a patient, it all seems to be just the beginning after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga added her voice to many others during the Thursday plenary at Parliament in demanding that the hero in Arua be considered on the list of those to be awarded hero medals come next year. Kadaga was speaking in response to a confirmation by the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo that the young nurse had received a scholarship from Government to pursue a diploma from the the Uganda Christian Institute in Lira following her heroic act. “I want to see her on the list of those people that will be awarded hero medals on the heroes’ day come next year, ” Kadaga tasked Minister ...
Coronavirus – Cameroon: Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) and CARTE ROSE CEMAC support the Government in the response

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) and CARTE ROSE CEMAC support the Government in the response

AFRICA
A cheque for 120 million and 05 million CFA francs to the Minister of Public Health as a contribution to the national solidarity fund for the fight against COVID-19 The Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) represented by its Director General, Mr. Théophile Gérard MOULONG and the CEMAC PINK CARD, in charge of motor third party liability in the CEMAC zone represented by its Permanent Secretary at the National Bureau, Mr. Pierre Didier N'GOUMOU, respectively handed over today, 08 May 2020, a cheque for 120 million and 05 million CFA francs to the Minister of Public Health as a contribution to the national solidarity fund for the fight against Covid-19, created on 31 March 2020 by the President of the Republic. On behalf of the Government, the Minsanté welcomed the repu...
Nigeria Rugby Union Board congratulates World Rugby Chairman and Executives

Nigeria Rugby Union Board congratulates World Rugby Chairman and Executives

AFRICA
Ex-England skipper Beaumont defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23 last weekend NRFF Board has congratulated Sir Bill Beaumont for ‘winning’ another term to serve as World Rugby Chairman. Ex-England skipper Beaumont defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23 last weekend. NRFF President; Kelechukwu Mbagwu says Beaumomt deserves another term to complete the good work he had started after taking charge four years ago. “Mr. Chairman, accept congratulations for the unwavering support by the entire Rugby fraternity in Nigeria. “The Rugby World has given you another term in belief that you will continue to lead us in the right direction". “As you begin your second term in office, it is our fi...
China: If We Have to Pay for Coronavirus, U.S. Has to Pay for AIDS, 2008 Financial Crisis

China: If We Have to Pay for Coronavirus, U.S. Has to Pay for AIDS, 2008 Financial Crisis

HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
Chinese state media once again floated the prospect of international lawsuits against the United States for supposedly being responsible for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a column Thursday, adding the 2008 financial crisis and the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic to the list. The Global Times and People’s Daily, two of the most prominent Chinese Communist Party English-language mouthpieces, have repeatedly responded to lawsuits against Beijing for actions it took that exacerbated the Chinese coronavirus pandemic with threats of similar lawsuits against the United States. Two American states, Missouri and Mississippi, have filed lawsuits against the Chinese Communist Party in U.S. court for its attempts to hide the outbreak when it began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. In the early days of...
Coronavirus – Uganda: President Museveni writes-off possibility of blocking Truck drivers

Coronavirus – Uganda: President Museveni writes-off possibility of blocking Truck drivers

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
Entebbe – President Yoweri Museveni has, on Saturday, May 9, revealed that he is in talks with his East African counterparts to find a lasting solution to the truck drivers dilemma, writing-off a possible ban. While delivering an address in the National Prayer held Saturday, President Museveni revealed that blocking truck drivers would have lasting consequences to the economy given the were moving essential cargo to sustain the livelihood of Uganda and neighbouring countries. “Within the country, the problem (COVID-19) is not showing. But the truck drivers from the neighbouring states in the region. If we stop the trucks, how shall we survive? We banned the movement of people because some are just carrying rumours,” President Museveni said sending the celebrants in laughter. ...
Tanzania’s health minister tests positive for coronavirus

Tanzania’s health minister tests positive for coronavirus

AFRICA, TANZANIA
DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania’s health minister Ummy Mwalimu has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the minister’s tweetedas on Friday. The vibrant and outspoken minister, Ms. Ummy Mwalimu revealed she has tested positive for the deadly virus after developing mild symptoms. Regardless of her current health status, Ms. Ummy pledged to keep on serving the state. “It is unfortunate that I have tested positive for coronavirus. But I’ll continue to serve my nation remotely as if i was on the frontline till things get better”, she said in the tweet made in Swahili. Her case comes after it was announced that Augustine Mahiga, Tanzania’s minister for constitution and legal affairs, had died earlier on Friday, with no official explanation for his death. The legislator was 74. His...
Ugandan scientist wins Shs5.7bn from U.S. govt for groundbreaking eye infections research

Ugandan scientist wins Shs5.7bn from U.S. govt for groundbreaking eye infections research

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
Prof. Peter Lwigale, a Ugandan scientist based in the U.S. — will collect $1.5 million (about Shs5.7 billion) to fund his research on the treatment of some eye infections. Prof. Lwigale, whose laboratory is based at Rice University, a private research university in Houston, Texas — is studying how a recently identified protein in the cornea aids development, homeostasis and wound healing in the eye. The grant will be provided by the U.S. government through National Institutes of Health, an agency responsible for biomedical and public health research. The researcher will the next four years use the funds to examine nephronectin (Npnt), a protein his lab recently discovered is abundantly expressed in the eye’s extracellular matrix. According to Texas Medical Center, the lab is i...
Uganda: Nine dead as a construction site collapses

Uganda: Nine dead as a construction site collapses

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
Nine people have been confirmed dead and two others still fighting for their lives at Mulago hospital where they were rushed after a building under construction collapsed in Lukuli-Nanganda Village, Makindye division in Kampala. The building located on Soweto Road collapsed Saturday night. Scores of workers are feared trapped in the rubble of the three-storied building. Several construction workers have been staying on-site following a presidential directive which restricted movement of people in a bid to stop further spread of Covid-19. Police have sealed off the site and opened investigations into the tragedy as the search for survivors continue.The deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan police, Mr Luke Owoyesigyere said eight bodies and had been recovered from the rubbles.P...