Day of the African Child: The history & Significance of the June 16th International Holiday

Day of the African Child: The history & Significance of the June 16th International Holiday

The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity, the current African Union (AU). It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children. On June 16, 1976, nearly […]

Tragedy! Man burns own family to ashes

Police in Rubanda district has kicked off investigations into circumstances under which a man set his house on fire burning to ashes his wife and three children.

Tragedy! Man burns own family to ashes

Police in Rubanda District have kicked off investigations into circumstances under which a man set his house on fire burning to ashes his wife and three children. According to the Kigezi regional police spokesperson, Elly Matte the incident happened on Saturday night at around 11:30 pm at Habutobere village, Butare parish Muko sub-county in Rubanda district when […]

Did the South African woman really give birth to 10 babies? Here are some fact checks

Phumla Williams, the Director-General at Government Communication Information System (GCIS), South Africa, posted on Twitter that authorities could not find any evidence of the births.

Did the South African woman really give birth to 10 babies? Here are some fact checks

The story of a 37-year-old woman who reportedly gave birth to 10 babies, seven boys, and three girls, has led to public appeals from the South African government for information about the mother and her children after it failed to find medical records at hospitals, both public and private. On 8th June, South African media, […]

UAE suspends flights from Uganda over Covid-19

The UAE decision was announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority.

UAE suspends flights from Uganda over Covid-19

The United Arab Emirates will suspend entry for travelers coming from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda starting June 11, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the state news agency WAM said on Wednesday Transit flights from the UAE to the affected countries, in addition to cargo flights, […]

Already vaccinated? Covid-19 vaccines running out this week

As the government races to vaccinate at least 21.9 Ugandans, the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine gets finished by the end of this week.

Already vaccinated? Covid-19 vaccines running out this week

Ugandans have responded positively to the call of getting Covid-19 jabs, and have since turned up in large numbers at different vaccination points across the country. On 3rd June alone, Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicated that up to 42,051 people were vaccinated in the country. As the government races to vaccinate at least […]

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