Managing Marburg – How an Oddly Timed Outbreak is Testing Emergency Strategies

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her samples for t…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her samples for testing. A week later, on Oct.17, experts at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed the 50-year old woman had succumbed to a high mortality hemorrhagic fever - Marburg.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Age Limit – Violence Spreads

[Observer] An escalation in hostilities against members of parliament who support the lifting of presidential age limits is forcing some to either cut back their countryside consultative meetings or make public commitments to abide by the wishes of the…

[Observer] An escalation in hostilities against members of parliament who support the lifting of presidential age limits is forcing some to either cut back their countryside consultative meetings or make public commitments to abide by the wishes of their constituents not to support the proposed amendment.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mao Makes Moving Defence of Constitution

[Observer] Democratic Party president general Norbert Mao late last evening made an impassioned presentation in parliament, imploring the House committee looking at the age limit bill to stand with the people.

[Observer] Democratic Party president general Norbert Mao late last evening made an impassioned presentation in parliament, imploring the House committee looking at the age limit bill to stand with the people.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Doctors Strike – Mothers to Give Birth in the Open

[Observer] The medical workers’ strike, which started yesterday immediately affected hundreds of patients in government hospitals with many either going unattended to or sent away by staff.

[Observer] The medical workers' strike, which started yesterday immediately affected hundreds of patients in government hospitals with many either going unattended to or sent away by staff.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Art and Design Competition in Harare

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Cement manufacturer, PPC Cement is sponsoring an art and design competition targeting emerging artists and designers who will showcase their talent through the medium of concrete.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Cement manufacturer, PPC Cement is sponsoring an art and design competition targeting emerging artists and designers who will showcase their talent through the medium of concrete.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Land Probe – Ankole People Fear to Testify

[Observer] The ongoing inquiry into land matters faces a new dilemma; a number of potential witnesses have excused themselves, making it known to the commission that testifying may place them and their families in harm’s way.

[Observer] The ongoing inquiry into land matters faces a new dilemma; a number of potential witnesses have excused themselves, making it known to the commission that testifying may place them and their families in harm's way.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Wheat Farmers to Get Harvesting Assistance

[The Herald] Government says it is committed to assisting winter wheat farmers with combine harvesters to speed up winter harvesting at a time when farmers are beginning to panic as the rainy season fast sets in. Minister of State for Mashonaland West …

[The Herald] Government says it is committed to assisting winter wheat farmers with combine harvesters to speed up winter harvesting at a time when farmers are beginning to panic as the rainy season fast sets in. Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Cde Webster Shamu on Monday said although wheat farmers had a fruitful season, their harvest was being threatened by lack of adequate combined harvesters.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Academy Set Up to Train Intelligence Agents

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique’s State Security and Intelligence Service (SISE) must be guided by “principles of fidelity to the Constitution and to the nation, the defence of the sovereignty and highest interests of the state, and obedience to the instructi…

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's State Security and Intelligence Service (SISE) must be guided by "principles of fidelity to the Constitution and to the nation, the defence of the sovereignty and highest interests of the state, and obedience to the instructions of the commander-in-chief of the defence and security services", declared President Filipe Nyusi on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Citizen’s Arrest Turns Sour for Trio

[The Herald] Police in Zvishavane have arrested three men for allegedly fatally assaulting a suspected thief in the town. Kudakwashe Ncube, Sonboy Ncube and Jeremiah Donhora (all aged 22) appeared before Zvishavane magistrate Mr Archie Wochiunga facing…

[The Herald] Police in Zvishavane have arrested three men for allegedly fatally assaulting a suspected thief in the town. Kudakwashe Ncube, Sonboy Ncube and Jeremiah Donhora (all aged 22) appeared before Zvishavane magistrate Mr Archie Wochiunga facing murder charges. They were, however, not asked to plead to the charges. Mr Wochiwunga remanded the trio in custody to November 15.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe