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Why we need more journalists – not fewer

It is a great concern that like all other sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis has hit our media houses hard. COMMENT | CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | Dear Fellow South African, in many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put …

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Corruption is rife in the COVID-19 era

Here’s how to fight back | TIM HANSTAD | The global pandemic has public health experts and medical providers around the world working overtime. And so, it seems, are profiteers. Even before the pandemic, an estimated $455 billion of the $7.35 trillion spent annually on healthcare worldwide was lost to …

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Gulu COVID-19 treatment unit runs out of space, drugs

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The surveillance and case management personnel for the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Gulu is stuck with over 30 patients in the community after the treatment centre ran out of space for new admissions. The government expanded the Tuberculosis ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital …

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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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