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Front Line Health workers in Uganda to get vaccination against Ebola disease

The Ministry of Health has announced that Uganda will be conducting vaccination against the Ebola disease for the front line workers.

As the widespread occurrence of disease continues to claim more lives in neighbouring DRC.

Minister of Health said at a news conference at Uganda media centre that, "The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public and the entire world that it will conduct compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine (rVSV) for health care and front line workers and ring vaccination in Uganda".


Uber Sees Opportunity for Minibus Service in Nairobi

Uber Technologies may roll out a new service in Kenya to help user’s book seats on minibuses that ply the streets of the congested capital, if tests on the product in Egypt and Mexico prove successful, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Uber estimates that more than a third of Kenyans in Nairobi use the often crowded minibuses, known as matatus, as their main form of transport around the city, Uber’s East Africa General Manager Loic Amado told Reuters.


Scania Unveils New Trucks

Scania East Africa has launched its new truck generation becoming the second market in Africa to roll out the new truck range.

The new models have been launched in phases across the globe since August 2016 revealing results of ten years of development work, billions of dollars of investments and more than 10 million kilometres of test driving.


UAE & Uganda Signs Agreement to Start Agricultural Free Trade Zone

Uganda will host a 35 member delegation from the United Arab Emirates as part of efforts to actualize plans to establish one of the first agricultural free zone in the world.

The free zone, which is expected to occupy 2,500 hectares will attract investment from companies, especially from UAE in agricultural processing and packaging for export.


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