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Over 4,000 Acholi girls made pregnant during lockdown

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 33 teenage girls in Acholi are being made pregnant everyday since the lockdown when they stopped going to school. In all so far, a whopping 4,000 girls in the Acholi sub-region have become pregnant in four months of the lockdown an average …

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UCU secures free internet services for its e-learning platform

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Christian University has secured an offer for free internet services from MTN-Uganda to support its e-learning program. The University plans to officially resume it’s academic semester online this month after close to six months of inactivity as a result of a lockdown that …

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Makerere asks willing students to start internship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management has revived plans to send students for internship, field attachments, and recess during the ongoing lockdown. The university had prematurely called off the internships in July amidst concerns from some sections of the public on the timing of the program which …

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Fate of schools, churches to be decided

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni will on Tuesday meet the National Covid-19 taskforce to decide on the fate of schools, places of worship and other businesses that are still under lockdown. This was disclosed by President Yoweri Museveni during yesterday’s national prayers at State House Nakasero on …

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Stanbic Bank profits fall as COVID-19 hit

The lender recorded a 4.9% drop in net profit to Shs127.4billion Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Stanbic Bank has suffered a 4.9% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as credit impairment charge and coronavirus disruption takes toll on the country’s largest commercial lender. The …

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