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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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Second batch of Ugandans previously stranded in Rwanda repatriated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second batch of 94 Ugandans who have been stuck in Rwanda due to the imposed lockdown where yesterday evening repatriated. The affected Ugandans have been stuck in Rwanda due to COVID-19 after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced a nationwide lockdown of Uganda’s borders …

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UWEC gets donation after counting loses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) commonly known as (Entebbe Zoo) has started receiving donations for maintaining the animals. The Indian Community headed by Vim Patel family on Thursday gave out relief food like vegetables and a cheque for 1 million shillings to the animal …

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100 Ugandans repatriated from Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first batch of 100 Ugandans who were stuck in Rwanda because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions returned to Uganda on Tuesday. The group was flagged off by the Charge d’Affairs of the Ugandans Embassy in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Ms Anne Katusiime. They travelled in …

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Schools re-opening

SCHOOLS RE-OPENING: The tough decisions to be made Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Aug. 26, news reports emerged that GEMS Cambridge International School in Kampala was set to close by December. The Uganda Radio Network, a syndicated news provider, called it “yet another non-medical causality of the COVID-19 …

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NGOs call for reopening of borders as vendors decry lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small-scale women traders have decried the way the government handled the lockdown when they were allowed to go back to the market without proper arrangements. When the government locked down the economy on April 1, markets were also closed down as a way of …

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