Uganda shuts all her borders, after reporting first coronavirus case

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Photo Courtesy

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday ordered the closure of all Ugandan border points effective Sunday. The announcement by the president came before the Country recorded the first case of Coronavirus. Uganda Health Minister Ruth Aseng confirmed the case to be of a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00am, Saturday 21 March 2020 aboard Ethiopian airlines. He presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite. “This prompted the health team at the airport to isolate him for further follow up. Subsequent temperatures taken at intervals of…

First case of #COVID19 confirmed in Uganda.

First case of #COVID19 confirmed in Uganda. PHOTO COURTESY MINISTRY OF HEALTH - UGANDA. SOURCE: TWITTER

The First case of #COVID19 has been confirmed in Uganda. The confirmed case is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00am today, Saturday 21 March 2020 aboard Ethiopian airlines. He presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite. Uganda confirms 1st case of COVID-19. The confirmed case is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00am today, Saturday 21 March 2020 aboard Ethiopian airlines. He presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite. #STAYSAFEUG pic.twitter.com/He8a35Iq8U — Ministry of Health- Uganda…

Lodwar fresh produce and retail market expansion works officially commence

CEC JENNIFER NAWOI DURING THE HANDING OVER CEREMONY AT LODWAR FRESH PRODUCE MARKET. PHOTO ATEKER TV

County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Gender and Youth Affairs Jennipher Nawoi today led ministry officials and other stakeholders in a brief site handover ceremony for expansion of Lodwar fresh produce and retail market to the awarded contractor. The expansion works which is part of the integrated market within the Lodwar Township ward will be done at a total cost of Kshs. 30 million. In her remarks, CECM Nawoi said that the expansion works, which includes construction of two markets sheds and a perimeter wall, will give a facelift to…

Actor Idris Elba says he’s tested positive for coronavirus

Actor Idris Elba says he's tested positive for coronavirus. #PhotoCourtesy

On Monday, Actor Idris Elba announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the high-profile celebraty to announce to have contracted the virus. ”This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic,” Idris Elba tweeted.   This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok,…

The Inter Ateker Leaders dialogue and Peace week in Jinka Ethiopia, Postponed

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The long awaited Inter Ateker Leaders dialogue and Peace week in Jinka Ethiopia that was supposed to happen on 18th to 23rd March 2020, has been postponed by the event organizers till further notice. The postponement comes days after Kenya and Ethiopia  imposed travel restrictions  in an effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. According to the WHO, which is the health agency of the United Nations, the pandemic’s global death toll has reached almost 5,000, while the global number of cases has surpassed 132,000. ”Due to confirmation of Covid…

Safaricom waives fees for M-Pesa transactions below Sh1,000

Safaricom waives fees for M-Pesa transactions below Sh1,000. #PhotoCourtesy

In a statement released yesterday, Safaricom has waived fees for M-Pesa transactions below Sh1,000. Subscribers will now transact free on mobile money, as a measure taken to prevent further spread of Coronavirus in the Country. “All person to person transactions below Sh1,000 will be free. This means that from tomorrow morning, M-pesa users will be able to send any amount below Sh1000 for free for over 90 days,” the statement read The announcement will take effect on March 16 and will extend for 90 days. Do you have an interesting…

Governor Nanok assented to law Turkana supplementary appropriation bill 2020

Governor Josphat Nanok. PHOTO COURTESY

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok on Friday, March 13th assented to law the Turkana County Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020. He also signed the accompanying general warrant to authorize expenditure of public funds to meet public services and purposes for the financial year ending June 2020. ”This is pursuant to Section 135 of The Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Section 20 (1) of the Public Finance Management (County Governments) Regulations 2015, ” — By Governor’s Press Service

Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma to send 500K coronavirus test kits, 1 million face masks to US

Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma to send 500K coronavirus test kits, 1 million face masks to US. Photo Courtesy

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says is donating one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US, in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In March 2, Jack Ma donated one million masks to japan. “Drawing from my own country’s experience, speedy and accurate testing and adequate personal protective equipment for medical professionals are most effective in preventing the spread of the virus,” Jack Ma said in a statement. “We hope that our donation can help Americans fight against the pandemic!” The offer came after US President…

President Salva Kiir Mayardit names full Cabinet

President Salva Kiir Mayardit names full Cabinet. PHOTO | PETER LOUIS | AFP

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has announced a full cabinet on Thursday. Included in the list is Angelina Teny wife of  Riek Machar, the first vice president as Defence Minister. There are 34 ministers and 10 deputies in the new council of ministers, who will be running the Revitalised transitional government of national unity (R-TGNoU) Here is the list: Martin Elia Lomuro – Cabinet Affairs Ambassador Beatrice Kamisa Wani – Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelina Teny – Defense and Veteran Affairs Paul Mayom Akec – Interior Stephen Par Kuol…