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Why we need more journalists – not fewer

It is a great concern that like all other sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis has hit our media houses hard. COMMENT | CYRIL RAMAPHOSA | Dear Fellow South African, in many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put …

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Businesses canceling planned investments

Majority of the respondents do not anticipate demand for their products to increase until after 2021 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Several businesses are cancelling planned investments as a measure to survive the negative economic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the Institute …

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Uganda experiences mountain gorilla baby boom

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, host to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas is experiencing an unprecedented baby boom never recorded before according to experts. High up the ridges of what is known as one of Africa’s oldest rainforest, the population of mountain …

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Lockdown sparked leap in electronic banking transactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The financial sector recorded a big jump in electronic transactions over the last year boosted by the lockdown that was induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to sector players. The economy was largely shutdown in March with the government banning most activities like public …

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28 arrested in Mityana for encroaching on wetlands during lockdown

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-eight people in Mityana district are in trouble for encroaching on wetlands during the Covid-19 lockdown. Yasiin Bbira, the Mityana district natural resources officer says some of the encroachers have already appeared in court while others are in the process of being arraigned. According …

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What next after Uganda suspends refugee agencies?

Shutting down more than 200 refugee aid agencies is an indication to the world that the country cannot manage continuous inflows of refugees ANALYSIS | CRISTIANO D’ORSI | The Ugandan government recently suspended the operations of 208 refugee aid organisations. The organisations were suspended over non-compliance with Ugandan regulations. Only …

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Clerics seek review of congregant numbers as worship places reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders have issued a set of procedures that will be followed as worship centres reopen their gates more than six months since they last congregated. This comes after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni allowing places of worship to open although for only …

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