As part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, a Ugandan innovator has come up with a plastic shield for motorcycles to protect both driver and passenger. The shield is seen as not just reducing body contact, which could spread the virus, but also added security for motorcycle taxi drivers.
Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as singer Bobi Wine, and longtime opposition leader Kizza Besigye are urging Ugandans to take part in peaceful protest Tuesday against the government and its response to COVID-19
Uganda's security officers stand accused of using excessive force and targeting political opponents while carrying out lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic. On April 19, police stormed the home of Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake and arrested him for allegedly disobeying presidential directives against distributing food aid. He was released a week later but with scars all over his body and left partially blind. Halima Athumani reports from Kampala.
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