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Two police officers arrested for receiving bribe at Busia border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia has arrested two of its officers for allegedly soliciting money from people entering into Uganda through the porous routes at the Busia border. The police officers whose names are not disclosed were deployed at Marachi village, Eastern division to ensure people …

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Markets adopting COVID-19 preventive measures to combat the spread

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the administrators of Nakawa, Usafi, Nakasero, Wandegeya, and Kalerwe markets to lay strict to protect vendors and their clients from infection Various markets have gazetted hand washing points at their entry and deployed personnel to ensure all people comply. …

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Health Ministry increases call center staff to deal with emergencies

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has announced that it will increase capacity in the call center to handle more COVID-19 related calls. This comes following a partnership made with MTN Uganda, Airtel Uganda, National Information Technology Authority Uganda, Marie Stopes Uganda and Communication for …

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COVID-19-More firms send staff home, limit access to premises

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More companies have scaled down their operations, sending a huge chunk of staff home in a delicate balance to stop the spread of coronavirus. Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the country’s statistics agency has suspended all field activities and sent home all the staff …

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Uganda borders closed to new refugees, asylum seekers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has announced today that the country will no longer welcome new refugees and asylum seekers. The move is in response to a presidential directive to close all borders as a measure initially to prevent but now to slow the spread …

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Makerere orders for arrest of people loitering inside University

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of Makerere University has asked officers of the Uganda Police Force to start arresting individuals accessing and idling around the main campus. Professor William Bazeyo, the acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) made the stern warning and announcement to all staff …

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Four businessmen arrested for hiking salt prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four businessmen including three Indians and one Ugandan have been arrested in Koboko Municipality for hiking salt prices. The four were picked up by security personnel on Tuesday afternoon after a tip-off by locals and customers after realizing a drastic change in the price …

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Medics resort to offering clients 90 days HIV drug refills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines on social distancing strategy, HIV care organizations have resorted to giving their clients’ more Anti-retroviral drugs to stay away from the health facilities longer. At Baylor Uganda, an entity that focuses on HIV in children, Dr Sabrina Kitaka …

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COVID-19: Couples frustrated over ban on large public gatherings

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The ban on public gatherings announced by President, Yoweri Museveni as a preventive measure against the Corona virus pandemic has taken a huge toll on several couples who had scheduled their weddings this season. On Wednesday last week, President, Museveni banned all kinds of public …

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