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2021 Elections: How practical are scientific campaigns for Uganda?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposal by the Electoral Commission to ban open-air campaigns ahead of the 2021 campaigns and general election continues to draw mixed reactions from politicians, opinion leaders and media analysts. The Electoral Commission announced a revised roadmap on Tuesday suggesting that there will be …

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UEFA relaxes financial fair play rules amid coronavirus crisis

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | UEFA has opted to temporarily soften its financial fair play (FFP) rules to help clubs impacted by the economic fall-out of the coronavirus crisis, European football’s governing body announced on Thursday. FFP rules mean that, over a three-year period, clubs competing in European competition are not …

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New US layoffs show mixed impact of small business loans

New York, United States | AFP |  Faced with then near-complete shutdown of travel, and a devastating hit to its business from the coronavirus, Arrangements Abroad mobilized to secure a $597,000 loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. The funds allowed the New York company to pay salaries for a couple of …

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Robots: allies during virus crisis, enemies later?

Paris, France | AFP |  When human contact needs to be kept to a minimum, robots can save lives and factories. But when the coronavirus crisis is over, will they amplify job losses? It may be a mechanised arm pulling beers in a Seville bar, a dog-like dispenser of hand sanitiser …

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The fake pandemic news

  Bending its curve starts with the simple act of you not sharing junk health news that pops up in your feed COMMENT | PHILIP N. HOWARD | Would you believe that the coronavirus was developed by a government to weaken its foreign rivals? Or that “patriots” created it to …

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Rashford 1 UK govt 0: footballer forces change on child poverty

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government on Tuesday bowed to demands by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to change its policy on free school meals for the poorest children, amid growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on low-income families. The England international drew on his own experience of growing up …

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