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Gov’t to clear more Ugandans to return home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has announced that it will by Monday, May 18th conclude on the process to allow Ugandans stranded abroad to return home as it moves to ease the COVID-19 lockdown. Although President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced a lockdown of the airport with exceptions of Cargo …

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Kabale COVID-19 taskforce accused of politicizing food distribution

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Municipality residents are up in arms accusing the area COVID-19 Taskforce of politicizing relief food distribution. The task force has so far received 65 tons of relief food from politicians, the business community and other groups to feed locals whose livelihood was disrupted by …

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Lockdown takes toll on seasonal grasshopper business in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ongoing restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus disease are hitting the seasonal grasshopper business hard. The period between April and June is usually received with excitement in the areas of Masaka as hundreds of residents set traps for the grasshoppers in anticipation of substantial …

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Q&A: Africa’s coronavirus enigma

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking fears that the world’s poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe. But so far, the virus has not come anywhere close to wreaking the same damage in Africa as in Europe and the US …

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Gov’t education response plan is counter productive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have questioned the ability of the Education Response Plan to ensure that Ugandan children can stay safe while still acquiring knowledge in the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. The response plan is part of a framework outed by the Education …

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