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Sex workers turn cargo trucks into lodges in Elegu

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The cargo trucks that have formed lengthy queues in Elegu town council, Amuru district are facilitating illicit commercial sex trade in the area. As a safeguard to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, all lodges in Elegu town were closed in …

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Activists call for health tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) attending a virtual meeting on health financing on Monday highlighted the need for having a separate tax to finance health emergencies without straining the health system. They said though the government has over the years put up taxes …

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Ministry directs educational institutions to pay staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has directed all private education institutions to duly pay their staff. Teachers and other workers in some educational institutions have reportedly gone two months without receiving their due salaries while several institutions had resorted to paying them lesser …

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Soroti hospital receives first COVID-19 patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti Regional Referral Hospital has received its first COVID-19 confirmed cases for treatment and management. The patients were brought aboard Teso Affairs Ambulance around 3:30 pm on Monday. The patients include three women and one girl. They were among the first 10 contacts of …

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Police warns against overcharging truck drivers for parking

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has warned managers and owners of designated parking premises for long distance trucks against overcharging drivers. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala in the weekly Joint Security Taskforce briefing, Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson said they have received a number of …

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UK PM defiant as political scandal rages over aide

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday failed to draw a line under a scandal over his top aide Dominic Cummings allegedly breaching coronavirus rules as pressure mounted on the Brexit mastermind to go. Johnson faces the threat of his government’s authority being undermined in …

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UGANDA: 14 new cases of COVID

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed bringing the number of confirmed Ugandan nationals  to 212. All the new cases are previous contacts of truck drivers who were under quarantine at the time that they were tested. The new cases were part of …

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