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Uganda

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Location: Eastern Africa, west of Kenya
Capital: Kampala
Population: 28,195,754
Independence Day: 9 October 1962 (from UK)
Date Joined: 1962
Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Total Area: 236,040 sq km
Languages: English, Ganda or Luganda, other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili,Arabic
Head of the Government: President Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI (since seizing power 29 January 1986)
Web site: http://www.statehouse.go.ug
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President Museveni commissions seven factories in Namanve park

President Yoweri Museveni has launched seven new factories in Kampala Business and Industrial Park in Namanve. This brings the number of factories in the industrial park, located on 2,200 acres, to 103, according to the Uganda Investment Authority. The new factories, which were launched on Saturday, will be producing beer, sanitizers, agricultural products, building materials, diapers and sanitary pads, refrigerators, water dispensers, radio sets and mobile phones. Others produce gumboots and tarpaulins.

News Source:newvision.co.ug
News Type:News Published date: 07-July-2020
  

Uganda heading to a ‘dangerous phase’ of pandemic: President Museveni

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni is warning that the country is heading to a more dangerous phase of the novel coronavirus. In a televised address on Monday night, Museveni said cases of the disease were being reported among people whose contacts could not be traced following the reopening of private and public transport in some parts of the country. Previous cases of the disease had mostly been reported among returnees from abroad and cross-border truck drivers.

News Source:africa.cgtn.com
News Type:News Published date: 29-June-2020
  

Uganda: COVID-19 - I Can't Go On Begging Ugandans to Live, Says Museveni

President Museveni has reiterated the need for Ugandans to police themselves in a bid to avoid the spread of coronavirus. According to him, government will not continue begging Ugandans to live because he and his health experts have done enough to sensitise the public about the preventive measures against the spread of the virus that has so far infected 679 Ugandans. "We cannot go on begging people to live. That we call police to enforce [COVID-19 preventive measures]! Call police for what!

News Source:allafrica
News Type:News Published date: 13-June-2020
  

Uganda postpones reopening of schools as cases soar

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has postponed the reopening of schools for final year students for one more month. The president said reopening schools was risky as the country did not have enough kits to test learners every two weeks through televised lessons. President Museveni said two television sets would be given to each village to allow learners to continue studying at home. “Two television sets per village equals to 140,000 TV sets in the country,” he said in a televised address.

News Source:africa.cgtn.com
News Type:News Published date: 04-June-2020
  

Uganda president, Canadian PM hold talks on COVID-19 pandemic

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held talks by telephone on the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic and furthering bilateral ties. Museveni in a tweet on Wednesday said the talks held on Tuesday were fruitful. "We look forward to defeating this pandemic and strengthening ties between our two countries," Museveni said. Trudeau in a statement said they exchanged views about their respective national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of their citizens.

News Source:xinhuanet.com
News Type:News Published date: 30-May-2020
  
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