Uganda declares end to Ebola outbreak

Uganda declares end to Ebola outbreak

Uganda declared an end to its Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, after completing a 42-day waiting period in which no new cases emerged. The announcement came less than four months after the first case was identified in September. “Uganda put a swift end to the Ebola outbreak by ramping up key…

Laureen Fagan

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Ebola confirmed in Kampala as virus continues to spread

Ugandan officials say they’re now concerned about the spread of Ebola virus in the capital city of Kampala, following the death of a man who traveled there from affected regions. Minister of Health Dr. Jane Aceng told local media outlets that another 42 people who may have been exposed through…

Uganda’s Ebola outbreak suspected to have crossed into South Sudan

The Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda may have spread into neighboring South Sudan, although authorities there are still working to confirm active cases. Health Minister Yolanda Awel, meeting with President Salva Kiir on Monday, confirmed that suspected cases have been identified and isolated near the country’s border with Uganda, according…

Death toll rises to 11 in Uganda’s new Ebola outbreak

Officials in Uganda say the death toll has risen to 11 people, just days after confirming a new Ebola virus outbreak in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. The new total includes eight people who died in the community and another three who…

New Ebola outbreak confirmed in Uganda

Officials in Uganda confirmed a new Ebola virus outbreak on Tuesday, following the death of a 24-year-old male living in the village of Ngabano, in the Mubende district of the country’s central region. The Ministry of Health said blood samples tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute found the man…

UNGA and African youth: ‘Climate change is real for us’

African heads of state aren’t the only ones heading to New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Young climate activists from across the continent, along with their global peers, are again calling for action on climate change through various events aligned with UNGA. The Youth4Climate initiative, along with other…

Uganda, Tanzania decry EU resolution on oil and gas development

The governments of Uganda and Tanzania are pushing back against a resolution, passed by the European Union, that calls for environmental and human rights protections as the two nations develop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). The European Parliament resolution warns that the project threatens wetlands and water resources,…

Islamic State claims role in Kampala blast, death toll rises to 4

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blasts that killed four people in Kampala on Tuesday, saying that three affiliated terrorists were responsible for the attacks along Parliament Avenue. The Ugandan Police Force has said that Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and aligned groups executed the attacks, the latest…

Google commits $1 billion in new funding to Africa’s digital future

Google announced a US$1 billion commitment to the continent’s digital transformation during the company’s first-ever Google for Africa livestream event on Wednesday. The investment, planned across the next five years, will support several initiatives. They include completion of Equiano, an undersea cable meant to improve Internet speeds and drive down…