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With more doses, Uganda takes vaccination drive to markets

Sep. 11, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At a taxi stand by a bustling market in Kampala, Uganda's capital, traders simply cross a road or two, get a shot in the arm and rush back to their work. Until this week, vaccination centers were based mostly in hospitals in this East African...

Young Africans struggle with jobs, education amid pandemic

Sep. 03, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The future looked promising for Tinashe Mapuranga, an intern at a leading bank in Zimbabwe who appeared set to get a staff position as soon as he completed his college degree. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Amid the lockdowns, the 24-year-old...

51 evacuees from Afghanistan arrive in Uganda at US request

Aug. 25, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government said that 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan arrived in the East African country Wednesday at the request of the United States. Authorities said in a statement that the group, transported to Uganda on a chartered flight,...

Uganda suspends over 50 civic groups charging non-compliance

Aug. 20, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a blow to hundreds of thousands of people who directly benefit from the organizations' activities. The suspensions, which target...

The Latest: Australian state sees 478 new virus infections

Aug. 15, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state on Monday reported its worst day of the pandemic with 478 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths. The previous record daily tally in New South Wales was 466 new cases reported on Saturday. Two of the dead...

Amid shortages, Africans scramble to be fully immunized

Aug. 15, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At a COVID-19 vaccination site in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, tempers flared among those waiting for scarce AstraZeneca jabs, with some accusing others of trying to jump the queue. Nurses intervened, telling them the accused had been waiting...