Health workers on Saturday visited the home of the first Ugandan victim of the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus where they will start vaccinations of so-called ‘contacts’ of the disease. Three members of the same family have died since the virus was first reported in Uganda.
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A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago. SOUNDBITE
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A magistrate in Kampala grants bail to Ugandan rapper-turned-MP Bobi Wine, just days after the outspoken government critic was detained on charges his supporters said were politically motivated.
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At the Mpondwe border those arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo wash their hands and shoes in chlorinated water and have their temperature taken for signs of fever before they are permitted to cross into Uganda, as authorities increase efforts to stop Ebola from entering Uganda.
American rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West visit Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) Children’s village in Masulita, some 40 kilometers north west from capital Kampala. Rap megastar West is in the east African nation to finish recording his ninth studio album “Yandhi”, which was meant to drop two weeks ago, until his surprise decision to go and record in Africa to “feel the energy”.
The streets of Kampala have been rocked by recent unrest after a number of politically-motivated arrests, especially of Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine. Kyagulanyi has become an opposition firebrand, commanding widespread support among Uganda’s youthful, urban population, earning him the government’s ire. A voiced AFPTV report
Ugandan army marine forces have since April, when they started operating in Lake Edward that borders with DRC, arrested over 400 Congolese illegal fishermen.
There were several thousand of them before 2011, and only a hundred today, yet the Lord’s Resistance Army continues to claim victims in Obo, in the extreme southeast of the Central African Republic. Since the departure of US and Ugandan troops who considerably weakened Joseph Kony’s notorious militia, the LRA no longer encounters any resistance.