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In poorest countries, surges worsen shortages of vaccines

Jun. 17, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hati Maronjei once swore he would never get a COVID-19 shot, after a pastor warned that vaccines aren't safe. Now, four months after the first batch of vaccines arrived in Zimbabwe, the 44-year-old street hawker of electronic items is desperate...

Former Ugandan army chief hospitalized after gun attack

Jun. 01, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A former army chief in Uganda has been wounded and his daughter killed after gunmen shot at the car in which they were being driven early Tuesday. Gen. Katumba Wamala, who serves as the works and transport minister in Uganda's government, was...

In Africa, vaccine hesitancy adds to slow rollout of doses

Apr. 27, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use. Malawi and South Sudan in recent days have...

Visiting Uganda, rap star Akon seeks business opportunities

Apr. 02, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — American rap artist and singer Akon is visiting Uganda Friday in search of investment opportunities that would extend his business footprint in Africa, where his efforts include a planned futuristic city. Akon's arrival in the East African...

Ugandan police detain American man over alleged subversion

Mar. 23, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said an American man has been detained over alleged involvement in “subversive activities” against the government. Police said the man identified as Guy Smith was arrested Sunday in a remote town in the country’s west and is...