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191 defilement cases reported in Albertine region during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have raised a red flag over the escalation of defilement cases in the Albertine region during the COVID-19 lockdown. Statistics from the Criminal investigations department in the region show 191 defilement cases were recorded between March and May in the region. 81 suspects …

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Education Minister clears e-learning programs for Universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Universities and other institutions of higher learning have been allowed to implement e-learning programs having established standard guidelines for the teaching approach to ensure continued learning during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. The Ministry of Education and Sports recently advised universities which had embraced the …

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Security might kill more Ugandans than COVID-19, warns MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want government to prevail on errant security officials saying many Ugandans may die as a result of security brutality than the coronavirus (COVID-19). With only 902 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 837 recovered persons, about 10 Ugandans have now died according …

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Health Ministry lifts lockdown in Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health and the National COVID-19 Taskforce have lifted the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in Gulu district. A 14-day lockdown had been imposed on Gulu after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni to maintain restrictions on areas that had evidence of community transmissions …

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 Ugandans paid more for eggs, peas in June- UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics has revealed that Ugandans were in June charged high prices for some food items compared to May 2020. This is according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures what Ugandans pay for various goods and services. The June …

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Restaurants hike meal prices to compensate for lockdown losses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several city restaurants have increased the cost of meals to compensate for inactivity for the last two months because of the nationwide lockdown. Our reporter selected restaurants in Ntinda, Bugoloobi, Wandegeya and Kalerwe among others where the owners claimed that they had to revise …

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Ministry of Tourism secures a UGX 25Bn stimulus package from EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has negotiated a 6 million Euros (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the European Union towards the private tourism sector for post lockdown operations. This was disclosed by the accounting officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Doreen Katusiime while interfacing with …

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