Foot and Mouth Disease: NDA cautions public against counterfeit vaccines

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has uncovered the presence of counterfeit and unauthorized foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines on the market. According to Abiaz Rwamwiri, the NDA spokesperson, the vaccines trading under the brand names “Purified FMD Fotivax Foot and Mouth Disease” and “National Veterinary Institute Foot and Mouth Disease Broad Spectrum Vaccine” were discovered during…

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UNEB denies allegations of unfair, biased assessment process

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has denied allegations circulating on social media that it assesses candidates in urban settings differently from their counterparts in rural schools. Dan Odongo, the executive secretary of the examinations body said the grading system is not biased in favour of any category of candidates. Odongo emphasised that accessing candidates’…

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Ghana: Media blacklists MP for slapping journalist

Ghanaian MP Farouk Aliu Mahama has been blacklisted by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) for allegedly attacking a journalist. It’s the strongest statement yet by the association to protect journalists in the country following increasing attacks. Mahama and his entourage reportedly attacked Mohammed Aminu M Alabira, who works for Accra-based Citi TV, while he was…

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Norbert Mao: “Politicians, not EC, are the source of election-related problems”

Norbert Mao, the minister for Justice, has blamed politicians, not the Electoral Commission, for the malaise in Uganda’s electoral processes including elections. Mao speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed commissioners said some politicians simply don’t want to concede defeat, creating a culture of violence and extremism. Mao urged the government to instill…

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