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No justification for continued closure of borders – Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former presidential candidate Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has demanded that government immediately opens its borders with other countries citing irrelevancy in their continued closure in the fight against spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Besigye gave an address in his capacity as president of the …

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NGOs call for reopening of borders as vendors decry lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small-scale women traders have decried the way the government handled the lockdown when they were allowed to go back to the market without proper arrangements. When the government locked down the economy on April 1, markets were also closed down as a way of …

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Cross-border informal exports fall by 99%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small-scale traders operating around Ugandan borders have suffered one of the biggest tumbles with coronavirus bringing their operations to near zero, official figures show. The scale of the impact is shown in the figures compiled by the Bank of Uganda in March, April and …

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Uganda reopens borders to receive refugees from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda on Wednesday temporarily opened its borders to receive thousands of people fleeing deadly ethnic clashes in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency said. Hilary Onek, Uganda’s minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, launched a three-day …

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Putin jokes that Russian borders ‘don’t end’

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  President Vladimir Putin on Thursday joked with a schoolboy that Russia’s borders “don’t end anywhere”. Putin was speaking at a televised awards ceremony held by the Russian Geographical Society. On stage Putin questioned Miroslav Oskirko, a nine-year-old prodigy who said he knew the borders of …

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Open borders allow hiring the best

By Patrick Kagenda Interview with Charles Musisi Managing Director at Computer Frontiers When do you start your day? I start my day at 5 am. I’m an online man through and through. Naturally I take a quick look at the e-mails and the online local newspapers. At about 7:30 am …

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