East Africa

The first anti-covid vaccines will arrive in Kenya next week

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According to Kenyan health authorities, the country will receive its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines next week. Frontline health workers, security officers, teachers and vulnerable groups will be vaccinated first. The government has not detailed which particular vaccine it is acquiring. The health ministry had early this month said it …

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Uganda said US has no right to ‘lecture’ over its elections

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Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo affirmes that the United States should « fix their own elections » rather than « lecture » Uganda about its elections. His comments came after the US said it was considering « targeted options » following elections in Uganda that were marred by « irregularities » and « abuses » by the security forces. In …

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Tanzanian ambassador warns Kenyan media over Covid reports

Tanzanian ambassador warns Kenyan media over Covid reports

John Simbachawene, the Tanzanian ambassador to Kenya has warned Kenyan media against « misleading reporting » about how his country was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He also accused Kenyan media, which broadcast in the neighbouring country, of causing panic in Tanzania, saying they should be factual. The envoy’s comments come after …

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Owiny-Dollo directs Bobi Wine to gazette poll petition withdrawal request

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Robert Kagulanyi alias Bobi Wine the leader of the Ugandan opposition filed an application withdrawing his electoral petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory. The National Unity Platform (NUP) president, through his lawyers on Wednesday, outlined six grounds that influenced him to lose interest in the petition. Mr Kyagulanyi argues that …

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Paul Kagame faults ‘hypocrisy’ in the supply of vaccines

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The Rwandan President Paul Kagame has faulted the « hypocrisy and double standards » in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. President Kagame made the comments in a tweet after the World Health Organization (WHO) director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said deals between rich nations and vaccine manufacturers had made it hard to …

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Jane Aceng denies vaccination of Museveni’s inner circle

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For few days, according to rumors, the inner circle of the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni would have been immunized against the coronavirus pandemic. The Ugandan health minister Jane Aceng in a Tweet denied reports that top government officials have been vaccinated against Covid-19 before the country formally receives vaccines. Minister …

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