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WHO releases fact sheet on Omicron coronavirus variant

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | A fact sheet addressing “speculation, assumptions and misinformation being communicated about the Omicron variant” of COVID-19 was released by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on Wednesday. According to the WHO, the latest epidemiological data shows a rapid rise in COVID-19 infection rates …

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Biden enters 2nd year in office with unmet priorities

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | This week marks one year since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, with plummeting approval ratings and unresolved key priorities. A year ago when Biden spoke to a divided nation, weeks after the U.S. Capitol riot, he said he would bring back unity and do “great …

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Government urged to remove curfew for boda bodas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | E-Trade Association, an umbrella organization that converges companies and organizations that use the power of the internet to create jobs in Uganda is urging the government to ease COVID-19 restrictions on boda bodas and allow them to operate beyond 7pm. The association says the move …

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2022 Grammy Awards postponed to early April in Las Vegas

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | The 64th annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. music industry’s biggest event, has been rescheduled for early April in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 Omicron variant, organizers announced Tuesday. The Recording Academy, the organization behind the awards, said that the music …

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Uganda’s 2022 economic outlook

Rise in imports, commodity prices, COVID-19 variant could impact recovery Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy underperformed in 2020 as coronavirus pandemic lockdown took toll on economic activities. The economy is projected to grow by 3.5-3.8% in the FY2021/22 and 5.5-6.0% in FY2022/23, before increasing to 6.5-7.5% in …

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