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Holding safe elections under COVID-19

Nic Cheeseman, a professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham, explains how to hold elections safely and uphold democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cheeseman was formerly the Director of the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. In addition to a number of book chapters and articles, he …

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1000 Ugandans quarantined on Island

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kalangala district Covid-19 task force has quarantined at least 1000 residents at Nkose Island as the district records it’s second positive case for Coronavirus. The case is of an adult female whose samples were collected in Buvuma Health Center IV on 28th of August but …

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COVID-19: Manufacturers seeking more support

Government urged to offer rebates on taxation, wages, savings, and electricity Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Manufacturers under their umbrella body, Uganda Manufacturers Association are in the early stages of engaging the government on a possible extension of the COVID-19 support that they were given for six months starting …

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Arcades flouting Covid-19 directives named

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Taskforce on Covid-19 has today named 25 shopping complexes in Kampala that are not following the directives issued by the government to limit the spread of coronavirus.   Police Spokesman Fred Enanga named the culprits that now face sanctioning as Nansamba Arcade, …

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Uganda’s tea exports earnings rebound

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s tea earnings have rebounded from a slight slump in March which was occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown that saw the Mombasa tea auction house temporarily shut. According to official government figures, tea sellers earned more money in April, May, and June 2020, an …

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