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Court dismisses applications seeking virtual campaign ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The two consolidated applications seeking to quash a ban on open-air campaigns have been thrown out by the High Court in Kampala. The applications filed separately by Dr Emmanuel Diini and presidential aspirant Joseph Kabuleta, came after the Electoral Commission announced that persons campaigning …

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WHO intensely focused on global COVID-19 vaccine trials

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that six months after first sounding the international alarm over COVID-19, it is now intensely focused on shepherding global vaccine candidates through the necessary trials. Among them, the Access to COVID19  Tools (ACT) Accelerator, launched in April, has …

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UGANDA: 21 new COVID cases, 11 fatalities

UPDATE 🔺 August 12th – new COVID-19 cases 21 🔺 Total confirmed cases 1,353. 🔺 8 new cases are from Malaba point of entry 🔺 12 new cases are contacts and community alerts. 🔹 Total Deaths: 11 🔸Total Recoveries: 1,141 🔹Samples from Points of Entry tested today:2,871 🔸Samples from community and contacts: 1,147 🔹Samples tested …

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UN chief calls for comprehensive approach to peacebuilding amid pandemic

United Nations | XINHUA | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding and sustaining peace amid challenges posed by the pandemic. “More than ever, multidimensional, coordinated and conflict-sensitive responses and whole-of-society approaches are crucial. They are key to ensuring that peacebuilding and sustaining peace …

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Mbale parliamentary aspirant tests positive for Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An aspirant for the Bungokho North Central constituency parliamentary seat in Mbale district has tested positive for Covid-19. Information obtained from health officials in Mbale shows that the aspirant is isolated at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Edward Nyongesa, the …

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Services, wholesale and retail sectors gain

As COVID-19 lockdown measures hit agriculture, construction and industry Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | For the first time since February, the headline Stanbic Bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) crossed into positive territory recording a reading of 50.3 during July, up from 46.5 in June. This is a significant recovery …

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Umeme, Stanbic dominate trading at USE in Q2

Market executives anticipate good performance as COVID-19 threat is minimized Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Trading in the second quarter of 2020 at the Uganda Securities Exchange registered a tremendous decline as  Uganda’s  equity  markets  continued  to  feel  the  impact  of  COVID-19  pandemic, according to the quarterly bulletin for …

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