𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 10, 2023
🇺🇬 Church of Uganda members to meet in Kigali for way forward on Church of England’s resolution to bless same sex marriages
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu said on Friday that the Province of the Church of Uganda is considering a way forward on its relationship with the Church of England, following the latter’s resolution to bless same sex marriages. The general synod of the Church of England on Thursday passed several resolutions, among which they decided to allow the clergy to preside at blessings of same-sex unions and have approved supplemental prayers and liturgies for such marriages. Kazimba said more than 200 Church of Uganda members will travel to Kigali for the 4th Global Gafcon meeting where they will sit together and ‘discern the mind of Christ’ for the way forward on the issue. He castigated the Church of England for straying away from the Bible and spreading the opposite message of the Bible. They are now saying, “Go, and sin some more.” They are even offering to bless that sin. That is wrong,” Kazimba said.
🇺🇬 NMS staff perish in road accident on their way to deliver Government drugs
📌Two staff members of National Medical Stores (NMS) died Friday in a road crash in Loro, along Lira-Kamdini highway on their way to deliver Government drugs to Otuke District. On reaching Loro at around 6:30 AM, the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned after a tyre burst. Police identified the victims as Alex Muzora, 40, a driver, and Carol Ainembabazi, 28.
“The vehicle registration number UBJ 625X Fuso Box body which belongs to National Medical Stores and being driven by Muzora and another staff were coming from Entebbe loaded with government drugs to be delivered to Otuke District,” Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga regional police spokesperson said.
🇺🇬 Two Ugandan women arrested with narcotics in India
📌Two Ugandan women are being held by Police in the west Indian Province of Goa, for allegedly possessing of narcotics that include Ecstasy, Cocaine and Meth. The suspects were identified by local police as Florence Ssanyu, 28, and Arisat Nabankema, 26. Police say they found seven grams of ecstasy worth about Ugx 2 Million, 10.3g of suspected cocaine worth Ugx 3.6 million, and 3.4g of Meth worth Ugx 1.5 million.
🇺🇬 International University of East Africa to install new Chancellor
📌International University of East Africa (IUEA) is set to install Ambassador Dr Amina Chawir Mohammed as the second university chancellor on February 15, following the death of the founder Tumusiime Mutebile. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Emeka Akaezuwa described Mohammed as having a strong footing and a path of excellence and integrity for the university as a Lawyer and serving as the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
“The installation will bring new leadership, fresh perspectives and a wealth of expertise to the institution,” the vice chancellor said.
🇺🇬 Uganda Cares rallies for condom use as 53,000 new HIV/AIDS cases are registered
📌As Uganda prepares to commemorate the International Condoms Day on February 13, and Valentine’s Day on February 14, the Aids HealthCare Foundation (AHF) has called on health facilities to stock condoms due to the rising cases of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. According to the country Program Director Aids Healthcare Foundation-Uganda Cares, Henry Magala, 53,000 new infections of HIV/AIDS were registered in the year 2021-2022.
“We are bringing more condoms in the country, mainly female, because male condoms are in plenty and we shall change the colour to orange from pink,” Magala said.
🇺🇬 Kabale Hospital stuck with five decomposing bodies
📌 The acting Senior Hospital Administrator Deborah Niwamanya on Thursday said that Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is stuck with five unclaimed dead bodies of four adults and a child. A mortuary attendant said that one of the adult bodies has been in the mortuary since November 2022, two others since early January 2023, and another in mid-January 2023. Three of the bodies are of people who died at the hospital while two were found dumped in Kabale Municipality.
🇺🇬 ARUA: 20 arrested over illegal sale of fuel on streets
📌The West Nile regional police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia, on Tuesday said that UPDF, Police and Uganda Revenue Authority carried out a joint operation where they arrested and produced in court 20 suspects including six juveniles over sale of contaminated fuel on the streets of Arua City. The MP Arua Central Division Jackson Atima acknowledged that the vice is a big security threat to the local population.
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🌍 KENYA: US issues Security alert to its citizens
📌The United States Embassy on Thursday February 9, issued a Security alert to its citizens in Kenya over potential Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks in the country. The warning went to hotels, embassies, restaurants and malls frequented by foreigners and tourists. This comes hours after Kenyan authorities released the names of five men on the most wanted list in Kenya for their links to the Al-Shabaab Islamist group over attacks carried out in the coastal town of Lamu.
🌍 KENYA: Uhuru calls for troop reinforcement in DRC
📌Former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, a mediator for the East African Community (EAC) bloc, says more troops need to take up positions in areas where armed groups in DRC have withdrawn, according to the Luanda ceasefire agreement. Kenyatta was speaking to the press for the first time after the EAC’s extra-ordinary Summit in Bujumbura. He expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation in North Kivu province where M23 rebels have clashed with security forces in recent weeks, and appealed for urgent humanitarian support to more than half a million people displaced by the conflict in North Kivu province.
🌍 Malawi going through worst Cholera outbreak- WHO
📌The World Health Organization (WHO) says Malawi is going through its worst ever outbreak of Cholera that has infected 37000, killed more than 1,200 people over the last year. According to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the UN health body said efforts were underway to improve sanitation and access to clean water with house-to-house chlorination in affected areas. There have been two large vaccination campaigns, but, due to limited supplies, people have been offered just one oral dose instead of the recommended two.
🌍 NIGERIA: President Buhari sets up Presidential handover team
📌Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order setting up a transitional team that will usher in a new government after the forthcoming general elections. The revelations were made on Thursday by Willie Bassey, director of information in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). Buhari, 80, is serving his last term in office, as he is constitutionally barred from running again in the election.
🌍 *SOUTH AFRICA: President Ramaphosa invokes disaster law over power crisis*
📌South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa while making an annual address to Parliament on Thursday, announced a state of disaster to try to deal with an energy crisis. This gives Ramaphosa’s Government additional powers to tackle crippling electricity shortages that have worsened in recent months. He insisted South Africa would emerge with a more efficient energy network.