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EBOLA: Museveni outlines progress, extends lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has acknowledged the progress achieved in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease but extended the lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts by 21 days. The lockdown restricts movements in and out, as a measure to prevent the spread of the disease. Museveni …

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UNHCR warns of gender-based violence risks

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Worsening socio-economic conditions, new and ongoing conflicts and shortfalls in humanitarian funding are increasing the risk of gender-based violence for forcibly displaced women and girls, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said here on Friday. On the occasion of Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination …

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Technical students ask Govt to provide start-up tool kit after training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youth undergoing technical skills training in Kasese district have urged government to adjust interventions to uplift Ugandans’ lives to include providing moderate capital and tools after completion of their studies. Celebrating the belated International Youth Day district celebrations at Nyakasanga play grounds in Kasese municipality, …

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Namisindwa SS headteacher put on the spot over alleged mismanagement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The headteacher of Namisindwa Secondary School has been accused of poor management and negligence. Isaac Matanda, the headteacher is accused of absenteeism and misuse of the capitation grant that was meant to pay support for teachers who are not on the payroll and non-teaching staff, …

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WORLD CUP: Make or break for Germany against Spain

🌟 World Cup 2022 ⚽ Tunisia 0 Australia 1 ⚽ Poland 2 Saudi Arabia 0 ⚽ France 2 Denmark 1 ⚽ Argentina 2 Mexico 0 ✳ TODAY ⚽ Japan vs Costa Rica 1pm ⚽ Belgium vs Morocco 4pm ⚽ Croatia vs Canada 7pm ⚽ Spain vs Germany 10pm (UBC TV) Doha, Qatar | Xinhua | Spain face Germany in a crunch game …

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Makerere releases nearly 12,000 transcripts at public fair

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has released at least 11,801 transcripts in the three-week public fair that has been taking place at Freedom Square, URN has learnt. The University declared a two-week window to allow (former) students who had not claimed their transcripts and certificates to do so. …

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Infantino: “Every World Cup should have a Maradona day”

Doha, Qatar | QNA | President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, proposed dedicating a day in the upcoming versions of the World Cup to celebrate the achievements of Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona. Infantino said at an event held on the sidelines of the FIFA …

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UN raises alarm over increase of humanitarian needs in S. Sudan

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | A UN senior official on Friday raised the alarm over the projected increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Sudan Sara Beysolow Nyanti said an estimated 9.4 million people, a staggering 76 percent of …

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