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We need accountability for COVID funds

It’s time to test the transparency and accountability that this government boasts of and preaches as its principles COMMENT | MICHEAL ABONEKA | First, Parliament approved a supplementary budget of Shs284 billion to fight COVID-19. This was approved under Addendum 2, of the Supplementary Expenditure Schedule No. 2 for Financial …

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Covid-19 fight exposes danger of corruption

How paying lip service to fighting corruption tendencies is undermining surveillance systems in East African region COMMENT | NATHAN WERE | East Africa, like the rest of the world, is battling one of the most challenging pandemics in history – the Coronavirus. East Africa’s over 170 million people are under …

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Access to justice under COVID-19

Why the lockdown should  be a reminder to strengthen local council courts for improved access to justice COMMENT | MUKALAZI DEUS MUBIRU | On March 18, 2020, the President of Uganda announced a 32-day long lockdown in an effort to manage the spread of the COVID19. The measures were published …

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Food during lockdowns

How to ensure poor people in cities can still get it | ASTRID R.N HAAS | More than half of all African countries have now imposed lockdown measures aimed at flattening the curve of new COVID-19 infections. The reason for taking such drastic measures while infection rates are still relatively …

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Delivering education online

Coronavirus underscores what’s missing in Africa | MOSES NGWARE | Almost universally, one of the first measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 was the closure of schools, colleges and universities. This has affected over 1.576 billion learners, constituting slightly over 91% of enrolment. In Africa, about 297 million …

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