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UK PM to be fined over COVID-19 lockdown-breaking parties

London, UK | Xinhua | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will be fined by the police for attending parties during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown, the Downing Street confirmed on Tuesday. Johnson and Sunak “have today received notification that the Metropolitan Police (Met) intend to …

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Police stuck with 5,000 impounded motorcycles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police is stuck with 5,015 motorcycles impounded over criminality, violation of road safety and traffic regulations during the lockdown. Police have urged the public, especially those whose motorcycles were impounded during lockdown to pick them up with documents or prepare answers to the …

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Parents, schools embroiled in fees dispute ahead of reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a deepening row between school operators and parents on the recovery of school fees paid during the term that prematurely ended in June this year, at the start of the second COVID-19 lockdown. Several parents had just paid school fees for their children …

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More boys dropped out of school after first school closure: NAPE report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More boys dropped out of school after the first school closure, according to the National Assessment Progress in Education-NAPE report. Uganda went under the first lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic between March and September 2020. The lockdown impacted learners and teachers in different ways. …

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Festive season blues

Mixed views on opportunities for traders Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | How will perennial festive season spenders behave amidst slow economic recovery that has not enhanced peoples’ disposable income? What are the chances that traders will make some money this time around given that COVID-19 lockdown measures are somewhat …

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Gov’t should intervene in skyrocketing fuel prices – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked government to intervene in the skyrocketing fuel prices, saying businesses are starting to crumble due to the high transport costs. The MPs who addressed journalists on Monday in the Members’ Lounge at Parliament say that whereas fuel prices have been …

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