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Uganda to undertake human trials of Covid-19 vaccine

– Advertisement – Uganda’s government has said that human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine will start in November this year. Ministry of health officials are reported by local media as saying that a vaccine, called Self Replicating RNA, has already been developed. The vaccine was developed under a partnership between Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and Imperial College in the UK. The head of Uganda’s presidential taskforce on epidemics, Monica Musenero, said the first trial will be conducted on 10 Ugandans. She said if successful, extra 100 to 200 people…

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Investments Madagascar 

Madagascar : dans le sud-ouest, routes et ponts changent la vie des populations avec le soutien de la Banque africaine de développement

Blaise et Hélène Juliette Retrama habitent, depuis près de 20 ans, à Ankililoake, commune du sud-ouest de Madagascar. Au fil du temps, ils sont passés d’agriculteurs à grossistes, puis gérants d’un hôtel. « Nous avons commencé dans l’agriculture, se souvient Blaise. Après les récoltes, nous avons construit un hôtel sur le terrain que nous possédions. Maintenant, nous aimerions vraiment l’agrandir car nous recevons de nombreux touristes ici. » Si aujourd’hui, le couple Retrama ne manque pas de projets, il a néanmoins traversé des moments plus difficiles. « Avant, la route n’était pas bitumée.…

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East Africa Leaders 

President Yoweri Museveni urges use of face masks as country ponders ease of lockdown

President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to continue wearing masks as the country starts a gradual lifting of the lock down that was imposed due stop the spread on COVID-19 global pandemic. “We have avoided situations like for those abroad because we used maximum restrictions. We must now slowly open up but continue to avoid the virus through using masks, continue to treat as long as the numbers are not many and at the same time still look for the vaccine. We may soon resume public transport, but this will…

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East Africa Leaders 

Yoweri Museveni blasts Ugandan Politicians making money from COVID-19

ATLANTA, MaraviPost: It is morally reprehensible for MPs to give themselves money for personal use when the country is in such a crisis; totally unacceptable to me and the NRM. They have entered themselves into a trap and the best way out is to donate the money to the districts where they come from. I heard that some MPs went and bought things, you are not a purchasing officer of the state. This is public money, not personal money, if you spent it wrongly you will pay it back with…

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Uganda’s Museveni claims to have ‘never stolen anything’

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has declared that he is not corrupt and has “never stolen anything from anybody and I am also not a poor man.” He made the comments when he spoke to thousands of his supporters on Wednesday in Kampala. Museveni led thousands of Ugandans to stage an anti-corruption walk through the streets of the capital Kampala. President Museveni described “corrupt people” as “parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn.” RelatedItems Uganda to launch drone medical supply service in 2020 2 weeks ago…

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Kenyan girl stabbed 20 times to death for rejecting boy

A Kenyan girl has been stabbed 20 times to death by her 17- year-old male neighbour who she had rejected an intimate request from. Police in Kenya say the girl was killed after she turned down the boy’s request to get intimate during a visit to the killer’s house. The girl, a Form Two girl was just returning a book earlier given to her by the 17- year-old attacker when things turned tragic. Naivasha Sub-county DCIO Kenneth Njoroge told local media that “The boy attempted to defile the girl but…

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U.S. recalls South Sudan ambassador over lack of unity government

The United States on Monday recalled its ambassador to South Sudan after the country failed to form a unity government on time. President Salva Kiir and his political rival Riek Machar were to form a unity government as agreed in a peace deal by November 12. But both parties failed to meet this deadline delaying the unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline. Uganda’s presidency said such a move was aimed at buying time due to concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. The…

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Africa East Africa Sports World 

The Kenyan footballer who scored eight goals in a match

Kenya striker Michael Olunga scored eight goals as his Japanese second tier team Kashiwa Reysol thrashed Kyoto Sanga 13-1 on the final day of the season. The 25-year-old completed his hat-trick before half-time and added another five after the break with his final goal coming in injury time at the end of the match. His incredible feat took him to 27 goals in his 30 games for the club this season and help his side win the J2 League and promotion back to the top-flight just a season after being…

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Death toll from Kenya’s deadly landslide rises to 52

The death toll from last week’s deadly landslide in northwestern Kenya has now risen to at least 52, according to officials. Dozens more are also reported missing in West Pokot following days of rains that caused flooding and mudslides, sweeping away bridges and cutting off communities like Muino. West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo told journalists on Monday that search and rescue operations are still underway. He said efforts to find and pull more bodies out of mud have been hampered due to destruction to roads. According to Lonyangapuo 22,000 homesteads and between…

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Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly for autonomous region

Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The country’s electoral board said on Saturday that provisional results showed 98.5% of voters had backed the change in Wednesday’s ballot, with turnout reaching 99.7%. The result grants the Sidama, who represent about 4% of Ethiopia’s 105 million population, their own self-governing region – the country’s 10th, control over local taxes, education, security and certain legislation. Ethiopia’s constitution gives…

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