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Kenzo, first Ugandan nominated for Grammy, had humble start

Nov. 22, 2022 05:25 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Eddy Kenzo doesn’t know precisely when he was born, a quirk of personal history that goes to the heart of how the Ugandan singer sees himself: a humble man who's sometimes anxious about what happens next. And yet Kenzo, who became the first Uganda-based...

African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control

Oct. 27, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's Ebola outbreak is under control, a top public health official in Africa said Thursday, noting that local health authorities are doing well to trace most contacts. “The situation is not getting out of control,” said Dr. Ahmed Ogwell, acting...

Ebola infects 6 schoolkids in Uganda as contagion fear grows

Oct. 26, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Six schoolchildren in Uganda’s capital have tested positive for Ebola, the health minister said Wednesday, marking a serious escalation of the outbreak declared just over a month ago. The children, who attend three different schools in Kampala, are among at...

Uganda: Dorm fire at school for the blind kills 11 girls

Oct. 25, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

MUKONO, Uganda (AP) — A fire at a boarding school for blind students killed 11 children in a rural community just outside Uganda's capital, Kampala, the school's administrator and police said Tuesday. “One of our dormitories caught fire and burnt at around midnight. The matron...

Uganda reports worrisome increase in Ebola cases in capital

Oct. 24, 2022 04:31 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan officials have reported 11 more cases of Ebola in the capital since Friday, a worrisome increase in infections just over a month after an outbreak was declared in a remote part of the East African country. Nine more people in the Kampala metropolitan...

WHO: Ugandan Ebola outbreak 'rapidly evolving' after 1 month

Oct. 20, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's Ebola outbreak is “rapidly evolving” a month after the disease was reported in the East African country, a top World Health Organization official said Thursday, describing a difficult situation for health workers. “The Ministry of Health of...

Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine in 2 weeks, says WHO official

Oct. 19, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Experimental Ebola vaccines will be deployed in Uganda in about "two weeks,” a World Health Organization official said Wednesday, as the East African country carried out tough preventive measures that include a lockdown in the Ebola-hit areas. Potentially...

Digital activists challenge Uganda's harsh new internet law

Oct. 17, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan activists launched a legal challenge Monday to controversial new legislation criminalizing some internet activity in the East African country. Their petition to the constitutional court argues that the description of computer-related crimes in the...

Uganda locks down 2 districts in bid to stem spread of Ebola

Oct. 15, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Saturday imposed a travel lockdown on two Ebola-hit districts as part of efforts to stop the spread of the contagious disease. The measures announced by President Yoweri Museveni mean residents of the central Ugandan districts of...

'Africa on its own': Little help in epidemics, says official

Oct. 12, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Africa must plan to respond effectively to disease outbreaks without international help, a top public health official said Wednesday, warning that the continent of 1.3 billion people is “on its own” during pandemics. As assistance often never...