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Covid-19 cases hit Wagagai Gold Refinery

  Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Wagagai Gold Mining Refinery in Busia district. Two are casual labourers working in the refinery while six are Chinese nationals are managers. Wagagai Gold Mining refinery is a Chinese gold firm that covers over 300 …

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Veterinary doctors appeal to IGP, MAAIF over movement

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several farmers across the country are stranded without the usual support from veterinary doctors, who have according to their national association, been denied travel permission since the lockdown to contain COVID-19 was declared last month. According to Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) Dr. Daniel Kasibule, several …

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Gideon Badagawa, champion of private sector, dies

Fallen economist and statistician hailed as tireless advocate of the business community OBITUARY | IAN KATUSIIME | Covid19 continues to claim some of Uganda’s most impactful minds. Gideon Badagawa, executive director of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), succumbed to coronavirus on the early morning of June 21 at Mulago Hospital, …

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South Africa to move to lockdown Level 4

Johannesburg, South Africa | XINHUA |  South Africa will move to lockdown Level 4 for 14 days with stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday during a televised speech. From June 28 to July 11, “all gatherings whether indoors or outdoors are prohibited. …

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Police explains the many private cars on the road

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many private vehicles hit the road in several parts of Kampala today, hours after the president’s announcement of the new lockdown measures banning private vehicles from moving took effect on Friday 2200 hours. On Friday, President Yoweri Museveni reinstated a full lockdown …

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