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Working from home produced mediocre output – Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | By the time the President Yoweri Museveni directed a lockdown as a move to halt further transmission of COVID-19, Agnes Erios Nantaba, a Public Relations and Marketing Officer with the Insurance Training College formerly the Insurance Institute of Uganda was busy confirming the new …

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Fear of another lockdown

Experts differ on handling rising COVID-19 cases | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Recent increases in coronavirus disease COVID-19 cases are causing anxiety among Ugandans. Many fear the government will impose another lockdown. By June 11 total confirmed cases were 679. That is a jump of 172 cases or 34% from …

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Pallisa registers increase in gender based violence

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A survey carried out by Action Aid has revealed that Pallisa district registered 150 cases of gender based violence during the period of March and May. Uganda was under lockdown from March 18th to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) before some of …

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Bobi Wine, Besigye in new alliance against Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former FDC president Dr Kizza Besigye and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, have announced a new alliance against President Yoweri Museveni. Dubbed, the United Forces of Change, the two principals who were flanked by members of their respective camps used the …

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa slams surge in femicides as lockdown eases

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned as “acts of inhumanity” a surge of femicides since South Africa eased anti-coronavirus stay-at-home measures. Murders of women have spiralled since the start of June, when lockdown restrictions were loosened allowing for more movement of people, according to the police. “I have been …

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Uganda Investment Authority predicts drastic decline in investments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) predicts a significant decline in both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and domestic direct investment (DDI), particularly in tourism, transport and construction sectors due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. The value of planned FDI …

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Lockdown caused drop in power consumption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda saw a dramatic fall in the consumption of electricity in the last two months with officials saying this impacted on the amount of money collected to pay for such activities as generation and transmission. Robert Kasande, the permanent secretary of Ministry of Energy …

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