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Rebels attack and kill Ebola doctor in DRC

A doctor fighting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack on an eastern hospital, according to the World Health Organization.

Several gunmen from a local militia believed to be Uganda’s ADF rebels attacked the hospital in the city of Butembo, one of the epicenters of the Ebola outbreak, killing Richard Mouzoko, an epidemiologist from Cameroon.

Two Black Snakes Sack Liberia President George Weah From Office

The Liberian situation slightly mirrors that of Nigeria in August 2017, when presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari, fresh back home from a lengthy medical vacation in the UK, would be working from home due to damage to his office by rodents during his absence. Despite Shehu saying the maintenance company overseeing the renovations had been asked to expedite action, Buharii didn’t return to that office until another 11 weeks.

George Weah, President of Liberia, has been sacked from his office by snakes and is now forced to work from his private residence.

Sudan’s interim military council fires three top public prosecutors


The head of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has fired the country’s three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the council said on Tuesday, after protesters demanded an overhaul of the judiciary as a step toward civilian government.

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA), a group spearheading the popular revolt, has issued a long list of demands for wholesale change to end repression and ease an economic crisis after the military deposed veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir last week.

Why speaker Kadaga returned secretly in Uganda

Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has secretly returned to Uganda after being frown to Nairobi for specialized treatment in March.

According to her family members, Kadaga arrived at Entebbe international airport on Saturday April 13th.

Crimean-Congo fever confirmed in Jinja – Ministry Health

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The ministry of Health has confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and  warned of a possible outbreak in the eastern district of Jinja.

“A 32-year-old male, who passed on at Entebbe General Hospital in Wakiso, tested positive with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. He was buried in Jinja,” said ministry of Health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona.

Buganda mourns Queen Nagginda’s father


Buganda Kingdom is mourning the death of the queen’s father, John Lutwaama Ssebugwaawo, who passed on at 81.
Ssebugwawo succumbed to heart failure and kidney complications on Friday, according to Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga, who made the official announcement on Saturday.

He had been admitted for a month at Uganda Heart Institute Mulago, where he was transferred from Nakasero Hospital.
“He has been hospitalised for more than a month in the Uganda Heart Institute and Nakasero Hospital suffering from kidney and heart complications,” Mr Mayiga said.

Two engineers drown at Isimba dam:dam spirits to blame


Two engineers have drowned at Isimba dam in Kayunga District.

The deceased were employees of the DIVETEPH Uganda Limited that was contracted to clean and maintain the turbines.

Thousands turn up for 2019 Kabaka birthday run

More than 100,000  runners took take part in the 2019 edition of the Airtel Kabaka birthday run that took place on Sunday. This year’s run also celebrated 26 years of the Kabaka’s coronation anniversary.

The run that was flagged off at 7.00am by the Kabaka of Buganda; Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, attracted notable participants from the kingdom including; the Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince David Wasajja, FDC’s leader Kizza Besigye , People Power defacto Deputy Zaake Francis .among others.

Brazil football legend “King” Pele admitted in Paris hospital


Brazil football legend Pelé has been taken to a hospital in Paris because of a urinary tract infection, his spokesperson said Wednesday.

The 78-year-old, who is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, is “in the hospital taking antibiotics. Doctors thought he would be discharged within two days,” Pepito Fornos said.

FDC’s Yusuf Nsibambi in a critical condition at Mulago intensive care

FDC Electoral Commission chairman in critical condition as panic increase at Mulago hospital

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Electoral Commission Chairman professor Yusufu Nsibambi has been admitted at National referral hospital Mulago at Kampala in a critical condition after impromptu illness.

Museveni visits Moi, Speaker Kadaga in hospital


President Yoweri Museveni has visited the former Kenyan head of state Daniel Arap Moi and Uganda’s ailing Speaker of Parliament Ms Rebecca Kadaga at a Nairobi hospital.
President Museveni who’s winding up his three-day state visit to Kenya visited the two leaders Friday morning.

“This morning, as I end my three-day state visit to Kenya, I visited the mausoleum where founding President Jomo Kenyatta rests and paid my respects. I also visited Mzee Daniel Toroitich arap Moi and our Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, who are in hospital. I wish them a speedy recovery,” Mr Museveni tweeted.

Nurse at Masindi hospital drags Masindi Local gov’t to court over harassment

By Innocent Atuganyira

Joel Apango a nurse at Masindi main hospital has dragged Masindi district local government to the high court accusing it of mistreat and harassment.

Apango says that in 2008 he got a scholarship which was to be sponsored by Masindi district local government and received a release letter from the CAO then but to his surprise he never received the money such that he would go for studies which would take 18 months.

Aid finally reaches Zimbabwe’s ‘death’ village 12 days after cyclone as search for bodies continue


Some two million people’s lives have been touched by cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique before moving inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Surprised members of a cyclone-hit community in Zimbabwe paused from retrieving and burying their dead to welcome the first humanitarian aid from the outside world as it arrived nearly two weeks after the storm.

Cyclone Idai’s death toll rises to 713, hundreds of thousands displaced


Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

A general view of houses seen from the air near Nhamatanda village, Beira, Mozambique, following Cyclone Idai, March 26, 2019. Picture taken March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Nigeria takes over India in open defecation

Access to sanitation has been on the decline from 30 per cent in 2010 to 28 per cent in 2015. Open defecation has been on the increase and there was not a single LGA in Nigeria that is open defecation free.

Suleiman Adamu, the Minister for Water Resources, has said Nigeria is set to become the world’s most notorious country in open defecation.

Aviation staff jumps to death at Kenya’s Moi International Airport


The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) staff member in Mombasa died after jumping from an airport control tower on Friday, authorities said.
In a statement on Saturday, KCAA director-general Gilbert Kibe said the aerodrome control officer IIk, identified as Vincent Kiprop Koech, “lost his life after jumping from the control tower in unclear circumstances”.
The incident took place at Moi International Airport.
Mr Kibe said staff members would be given the opportunity to undergo counselling.