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Uganda investigates suspected ‘fake vaccines’

Two companies in Uganda are being investigated over the supply of suspected fake Hepatitis B vaccines to private health facilities. Uganda’s health ministry is quoted by the state-owned New Vision newspaper as saying there is a chance that the vaccines are genuine, but have had their labels changed. According to the National Drug Authority (NDA), which is investigating alongside the health ministry, ...

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Ugandans suspended over ‘refugee scam’

Four Ugandan government officials have been suspended amid allegations of inflating refugee figures. Uganda’s Commissioner for Refugees Apollo Kazungu and three of his senior staff are being investigated. Investigations will also consider whether officials from UN aid agencies were involved. Uganda is said to host some 1.4 million refugees – welcoming more than any other country in 2016 – mostly ...

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Uganda may reintroduce executions – Museveni 

Uganda could begin enforcing the death penalty again, President Yoweri Museveni has said, 13 years after the country’s last execution. Mr Museveni said his “Christian background” had prevented him from going ahead with executions, but this “leniency” was encouraging criminals. Human rights groups have warned against the move. In Uganda, 28 offences merit the death penalty, the highest in east ...

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Ugandan MPs return ‘bribes’ for age-limit bill

Eight opposition MPs in Uganda have so far returned the $8,000 (£6,000) each of them were given by parliament for consultations with their constituents on the controversial presidential age-limit bill. The opposition has denounced the one-off payment as a “bribe” because MPs already get money to visit their constituencies, reports the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire from the capital, Kampala. The payment ...

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Ghanaians want referee banned, Uganda match replayed after poor calls

Ghana’s hopes of making a fourth consecutive World Cup suffered a blow when they were held to a goalless draw in Uganda. The draw meant that Egpyt are now one win away from securing qualification to next year’s world cup, ending Ghana’s almost obligatory appearance at the World Cup. However, it wasn’t the Black Stars’ poor performance that attracted the ...

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Ghana’s World Cup hopes all but over after draw in Uganda

Ghana’s hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia are all but over after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Uganda in Kampala in a game marred by poor refereeing decisions. Saturday’s clash was billed as a make-or-break for the World Cup hopes for both sides, with Uganda two points behind Egypt and Ghana a further two ...

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Uganda vs Ghana: Kwesi Appiah hands starts to Sarfo, Boakye-Yiadom

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has handed an international debut for Malmo star Kingsley Sarfo for this afternoon’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda. With Ghana needing to win to stand any chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and with several key players missing, Appiah has gone with a new look squad for today’s game. Christian ...

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Golden Tulip Hotel hosts national rugby team ahead of Uganda tourney

The Golden Tulip Accra Hotel has hosted the Ghana Rugby National sevens team, the Ghana Eagles, to a buffet lunch shortly before the team departed Tuesday for Kampala, Uganda, to participate in the Africa Rugby men’s sevens two-day tournament. This is part of the qualification for the sevens rugby world cup 2018, the commonwealth games, and the World Series Repechage ...

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Boakye-Yiadom targets Black Stars victory in Kampala

Black Stars and Red Star Belgrade forward, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, has his eyes set on beating Uganda on Saturday in Kampala in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Ghana is currently third in Group E on 5 points with Uganda on 7 and Egypt on 9 and only a victory for the Black Stars coupled with a win for Congo Brazzaville will ...

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Uganda MPs brawl during presidential age-limit debate

Chaotic scenes broke out in Uganda’s parliament as MPs debated the contentious removal of the presidential age limit. Tempers flared and lawmakers were filmed brawling after it was alleged an MP had brought a gun into the chamber. The speaker ordered a search but no gun was found, local media reported. The age-limit issue is controversial because long-standing President Yoweri ...

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