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Uganda’s Bobi Wine Releases Song To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

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Uganda's Bobi Wine Releases Song To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

As African countries continue to take measures to battle the spread of Covid-19 and to create awareness, the entertainment industry is not left out in doing same. Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has just released a song to raise awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.

Uganda has so far registered 14 cases of COVID-19 and most of them had traveled recently, authorities in Uganda confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, among them an eight-month-old baby and two Chinese nationals who left their quarantine.

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All of its patients are reported to be in stable condition.

Legislator and musician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, teamed up with fellow musician Nubian Li to highlight the importance of personal hygiene in the fight against the disease.

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Wine said in the song “the bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.”

The 38-year-old said added “the Coronavirus is sweeping over mankind, everybody must be alert. It’s a global pandemic we cannot afford to ignore you better watch for yourself. Yes man, this is Bobi Wine himself. Watch out for the coronavirus, you can be a very important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.”

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In a bid to stem the spread of the virus, Uganda imposed new travel restrictions and banned public gatherings.

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Sierra Leone’s Former President Ordered To Appear Before Anti-Graft Commission

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Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma Ordered to Appear Before Anti-Graft Commission

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma must appear before an anti-graft commission Monday to answer questions about alleged corruption during his 2007-2018 tenure.

Koroma has previously denied any wrongdoing, calling the move a witch hunt, he said the allegations of corruption involving mining, construction and procurement contracts are “without merit and are a politically motivated charade calculated to impugn my hard-earned reputation”.

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As consequence, Ugandan government has imposed a travel ban on Koroma and more than 100 other officials, including Koroma’s former vice president, Victor Bockarie Foh.

A judicial probe had accused them of unlawfully enriching themselves during his just over a decade tenure.

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On Wednesday, Reuters reported that the All People’s Congress party, which Koroma still leads, is planning to appeal the action against him.

Koroma in a statement has said he had served the country “diligently, fairly and with honour and integrity” saying that he was known for his fight against corruption.

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Coronavirus: Uganda Reopens Borders For Passengers

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Coronavirus: Uganda Reopens Borders For Passengers

Uganda has called for strict compliance with COVID-19 travel protocols as it reopened its international borders for the first time since March.

The country had earlier closed its borders to passenger travel as a control measure to fight the coronavirus pandemic which has now infected more than 8,000 and killed 75 in the country.

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On Thursday morning, the national carrier, Uganda Airlines ran its regional flights to Nairobi, Kenya, and Mogadishu, Somalia, as scheduled.

Other international airlines have also been landing and taking off.

To avoid self-isolation, travellers coming into Uganda will be required to present a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of their departure.

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But if someone arrives without a test certificate, a sample will be taken and they will be made to quarantine at their own cost as they await results.

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Authorities at the airport are encouraging passengers to use self-service booths where available to minimize contact and also advised out-bound travellers to be at the airport at least four hours before scheduled departure.

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WHO To Probe ‘Sexual Exploitation’ By Aid Workers In DR Congo

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WHO To Probe 'Sexual Exploitation' By Aid Workers In DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it had opened an investigation into claims of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse in the context of the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The actions were allegedly perpetrated by individuals identifying themselves as working for W.H.O. during the epidemic.

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WHO says “anyone identified as being involved will be held to account and face serious consequences, including immediate dismissal.

Its statements comes after more than 50 women accused aid workers from the W.H.O. and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse – including offering sex in exchange for a job.

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The investigation was published by the humanitarian news agency (TNH).

Early June 2020, DRC declared an Ebola outbreak, making it the country’s eleventh in just over 40 years.

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The previous outbreak caused 2,287 deaths and 3,470 cases between august 2018 and June 2020.

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