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Businesses canceling planned investments

Majority of the respondents do not anticipate demand for their products to increase until after 2021 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Several businesses are cancelling planned investments as a measure to survive the negative economic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the Institute …

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UN chief appeals for global solidarity at UN General Assembly

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in his centerpiece address to the historic and unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly. Addressing the largely empty General Assembly Hall in New York, the UN …

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Lockdown sparked leap in electronic banking transactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The financial sector recorded a big jump in electronic transactions over the last year boosted by the lockdown that was induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to sector players. The economy was largely shutdown in March with the government banning most activities like public …

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NCS to meet sports federations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council of Sports-NCS is scheduled to meet different sports federations to discuss how to resume sports activities in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to stop the spread of Covid-19. It comes after President Yoweri Museveni okayed …

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Basketball body considers 3X3 tournament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association-FUBA has unveiled plans to hold a 3×3 basketball tournament following the President’s guidance on sports activities in the country. FUBA is discussing the possibility of holding the tournament in November in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs including testing …

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Mixed reactions from administrators as president clears sports to resume

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government’s decision to lift the suspension on sports activities has generated mixed reactions from sports administrators. During his latest nationwide address on the Covid-19 pandemic in the country on Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni said sports should resume provided the organisers of different sports …

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Two thirds of world’s population join COVAX Facility for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | XINHUA | A total of 156 economies representing nearly two-thirds of the world’s population have joined the COVAX Facility, an international initiative co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to ensure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, the WHO said on Monday. This includes 64 higher-income …

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What next after Uganda suspends refugee agencies?

Shutting down more than 200 refugee aid agencies is an indication to the world that the country cannot manage continuous inflows of refugees ANALYSIS | CRISTIANO D’ORSI | The Ugandan government recently suspended the operations of 208 refugee aid organisations. The organisations were suspended over non-compliance with Ugandan regulations. Only …

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