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Tension as 166 killed in Ethiopia riots over singer’s death

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | At least 166 people were killed in Ethiopia after a popular singer’s death sparked violent protests which resulted in riots in the country’s Oromia region and capital Addis Ababa, police sources said Sunday. Girma Gelam, Oromia region’s police deputy commissioner, told media on Saturday …

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Kyambogo student wins ‘Chinese Bridge’ speech competition

  Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The Confucius Institute at Makerere University, Uganda’s top university, held the 19th “Chinese Bridge” speech competition online on Saturday — its first ever to be held virtually with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Proficiency Competition for Foreign Colleague Students in Uganda was successfully held via …

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Tanzania shuts down 74 designated COVID-19 facilities: minister

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Tanzania’s health authorities announced on Friday that they have shut down 74 out of 85 designated facilities for COVID-19 patients across the country. Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, announced the closure of the 74 designated COVID-19 facilities shortly after …

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World Bank categorizes Tanzania as middle income country

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Bank has categorized Tanzania as a lower-middle income country after the country made economic reforms, including making consistent plans and taking hard decisions aimed at improving its economic development, a senior official said on Thursday. “Discipline in financial expenditure and the prevailing peace …

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CAF postpones Africa Nations Cup to 2022

  Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. The African Nations Championship ( CHAN) Cameroon 2020 has also been moved to 2021. The CAF Executive Committee made the decision in a meeting on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, via …

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United Capital hosts Pan African e-Conference

Kampala, Uganda | Khisa Isaac | Nigerian-based financial and investment services company, United Capital PLC, on June.26 organised its first Pan African e-conference to discuss on how to boost cross-border financing solutions on the African continent. The session which was held via zoom and streamed live on the company’s YouTube …

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