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Three Ugandans held while crossing back from Rwanda

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Ugandan businessmen are being held in Rwanda. The three include Bosco Nkwasiibwe, a resident of Kamwezi sub-county in Rukiga district, Dauliano Orikurungi from Kabale district and Siliaco Orishaba from Rubanda district. Peninah Karungi, a wife to Nkwasiibwe told our reporter on Sunday that …

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War-ravaged South Sudan at a glance

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan is the world’s youngest country and also one of the poorest, crippled by a devastating civil war that has left tens of thousands dead. As rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as vice president ahead of the formation of a new …

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Israel readies for third election in less than a year

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister. Two previous votes in April and September last year failed to produce …

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COVID-19: what we know and what we don’t

Paris, France | AFP | Researchers want to know everything about the latest coronavirus, from its mortality rate to its origins, incubation period and much more, and they still have blanks to fill in. – Mortality rate? – COVID-19, as the disease is known, is more lethal than the average …

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WHO sounds alarm over Africa coronavirus preparedness

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The World Health Organization warned Saturday that African health systems were ill-equipped to respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on African Union member states “to come together to be …

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CHINA: We will take care of Ugandan students like our own

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China’s Ambassador to Uganda  Zheng Zhu-Qiang has assures parents of students studying in Wuhan that they his country will take care of their children like her own. The Chinese ambassador on Saturday met with the parents of Ugandan students who are in Wuhan, …

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Nile Basin states celebrate, urged to prioritize joint investments

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Without joint planning and investment, Nile Basin countries miss out on opportunities of development, which benefit the Nile people, says Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Speaking during the Regional Nile Day 2020 celebrations in Khartoum, Sudan, guest of honour Asma Mohamad Abdalla, said, “The event’s …

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Sudhir contributes Shs10m to COU Archbishop enthronement

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Ruparelia Foundation has handed over  Shs10million to the Church of Uganda to enable them hold a successful enthronement ceremony for its new Archbishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba. Through its Chairman, Sudhir Ruparelia, a dummy cheque was handed over to Ruth Nankabirwa, the …

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