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All set for Clock Tower to be demolished

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to start work on the construction of a circular pedestrian bridge and a New Clock Tower Square – part of the Kampala Flyover project. This will involve the demolition of the existing Clock Tower by the project contractor Shimizu—Konoike …

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Olympic Games postponed to 2021

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas …

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Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | The Tokyo Olympics appears to be creeping towards a postponement, an unprecedented and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning. As International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told Germany’s SWR: “Postponing the Olympic Games is not like moving a football game to next …

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Bank of Japan unveils emergency measures over virus

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | The Bank of Japan on Monday unveiled a series of emergency monetary policy measures to shore up the world’s third-largest economy, as the coronavirus pandemic threatens a global recession. In a meeting brought forward by two days, the BoJ said it would double its annual …

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Japan woman tests positive for virus after ‘recovery’

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | A woman in Japan who contracted the new coronavirus and was released from hospital after recovering has tested positive again, officials said Thursday. The case is the first time a patient apparently cleared of the virus has subsequently tested positive for it, a local official in …

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Japan suffers worst economic slump in five years

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on the world’s third-largest economy. The nation’s gross domestic product in the three months to December shrank 1.6 percent from the …

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