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President Museveni’s 2020 Martyrs day speech to Christians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fellow Christians, on this day of 3rd June 2020, I wish to join all Christians in Uganda to commemorate the spiritual significance of the martyrdom of the faithful who chose to face death rather than recant their faith. The Uganda Martyrs have been celebrated over …

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Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize while hunkered down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom said it made a profit of $27 million on revenue that leapt 169 percent to …

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‘Endemic racial discrimination’ exposed in US: UN rights chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The coronavirus pandemic’s disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities, and protests triggered by George Floyd’s death, have laid bare “endemic inequalities” in the United States, the UN rights chief said Tuesday, urging action. Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that the COVID-19 crisis has had a worse …

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Putin rushes to move on from virus with vote on reforms

Moscow, Russia | AFP | It took less than a week after he said Russia’s coronavirus crisis had peaked for President Vladimir Putin to fast-track a vote on constitutional reforms allowing him to serve more Kremlin terms. By pushing ahead with the public vote on July 1 — despite Russia still …

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Taxi drivers warned against flouting rules after lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Forces have warned taxi and other public vehicle-drivers against defying the regulations issued by the government concerning the fight against coronavirus disease. Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force said any driver who will be caught on the wrong …

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What future for sport and sponsors after the coronavirus lockdown?

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Global sport is facing the “mother of all wake-up calls” as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, with uncertainty over what the landscape for participants and sponsors will look like. Former head of Olympic marketing Michael Payne believes that although “it will be very painful …

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Britain takes its biggest step yet out of lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Younger children went back to schools in England on Monday and parliament geared up to resume normal service, as the world’s second-worst-hit country in the coronavirus outbreak took its biggest step yet out of a lockdown that police warned was becoming difficult to enforce. Outdoor …

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S.Africans rush to liquor stores as booze ban lifts

Soweto, South Africa | AFP | Scores of people lined up outside liquor stores in South Africa’s township of Soweto on Monday, waiting to stock up on drinks after a nine-week ban on alcohol sales as part of a strict coronavirus lockdown. Buying booze was prohibited when Africa’s most industrialised economy …

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