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Parliament to probe mass layoffs at Vision Group

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Finance committee will start a probe into Vision Group’s recent decision to close three of its regional newspapers and examine the lay-offs which affected hundreds of their staff. The media conglomerate runs more than 10 media units comprising Newspapers, magazines and broadcast channels …

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Private schools ask government to pay their teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Private Educational Institutions Association has requested government to pay salaries for teachers who have greatly been affected by the closure of schools for at least a year. Appearing before the Parliamentary committee on National Economy to present a situation report on how …

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US likely suffered ‘heartbreaking’ unemployment in May

Washington, United States | AFP |  Even as the world’s largest economy begins to reopen, the scale of the job losses in May will be devastating, and economists fear it will take many months to recover. More than 21 million jobs disappeared in March and April as the unemployment rate surged …

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Opportunity for government in COVID-19

  The viral flu pandemic offers government great opportunity to improve service delivery in education sector | COMMENT | GERALD PADDE AUKU |  The world is faced with the looming negative impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) causing deaths, illnesses and economic despair and a badge to global poverty currently estimated …

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Sudan: one year since Bashir’s downfall

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  A recap of key events in Sudan one year after mass protests toppled its president Omar al-Bashir from power, ending three decades of iron-fisted rule. – Bashir rule ends – On April 11, 2019, four months after mass protests sparked by a hike in bread prices …

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Govt tables UGX 200Bn supplementary budget request

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has tabled a supplementary budget request of Shillings 201 billion in parliamentary approval. The money is meant to fund wage shortfalls under various central and local government votes.       David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning tabled the request before parliament. A huge …

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Quarter of Italian population put under virus lockdown

Rome, Italy | AFP |  More than 15 million people were placed under forced quarantine in northern Italy early Sunday as the government approved drastic measures in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus that is sweeping the globe. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Twitter he had …

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Government formulating law to fund artists

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is in the process of formulating a creative and art law which will see extension of government support to artists through funds. Government also seeks to use the law in ensuring artists operate within the …

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