News & Analysis: Uganda

Voting in a pandemic: Lessons for elections in Africa in 2021

“African elections held early on in the pandemic have compelled urgent adaptations and innovations to electoral processes and timelines.”

via Brookings Institution

EAC states to get 39 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from AU

“East African Community members states are expected to receive some 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the African Union (AU), which has secured a deal to procure 270 million of the same for all member states.”

via The East African

As the world moves on with inoculations, region’s vaccine strategy remains unclear

“As countries around the world that are already vaccinating their citizens against COVID-19 debate doses and time frames to protect efficacy, African countries are still struggling to come up with strategies, or not considering any at all.”

via The East African

Huge borrowing, COVID-19 shocks, leave region in a funding dilemma

“Excessive borrowing prior to the pandemic pushed countries closer to the debt ceiling with debt-to-GDP ratios now exceeding 50 percent. This leaves little room for external borrowing as the year starts.”

via The East African

Uganda: Ex-deputy premier dies due to COVID-19

“Uganda’s former Deputy Prime Minister Paul Orono Etiang has died due to coronavirus, local media reported on Friday. Etiang, 83, was under intensive care at a hospital in the capital Kampala where he succumbed to the novel virus on Thursday.”

via Anadolu Agency

Uganda’s 2nd deputy premier succumbs to COVID-19

“The Ugandan second deputy prime minister succumbed to COVID-19 on Saturday, the East African country’s president confirmed…. He is the fourth parliamentarian to have died of coronavirus in Uganda in recent weeks.”

via Anadolu Agency

Comparative Study of Policy Responses to COVID-19 in LICs in Africa

“Pre-pandemic economic challenges, such as limited fiscal space, high debt levels and inflation, have also contributed to countries’ weak economic responses. External financing has been crucial for LICs’ ability to respond to the pandemic, but, is still inadequate given the huge financial gap that exists.”

via SAIIA

Majority of Africans would take a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine

“A survey conducted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has shown that a predominant majority (79% average) of respondents in Africa would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective.”

via Africa CDC

Ugandan police arrest hosts, Nigerian artiste over city music gala

“Police have arrested two Nigerian artistes and the organiser of a music gala in Kampala City on Saturday night in breach of the standard operating procedures against the spread of coronavirus.”

via Daily Monitor

Ugandan Government Sparks Confusion With Announcement that Chinese Residents Will be Allowed to Import COVID-19 Vaccine

“The Ugandan health ministry sparked quite a bit of confusion on Wednesday when it announced that it would allow Chinese residents in the country to import 4,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from China to be used within their own community. The ministry said that the inoculations would only be available to Chinese residents living in an industrial zone outside of Kampala and no Ugandans would have access to the treatment. “

via China-Africa Project