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First COVID-19 vaccine expected in June 2021

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The closest date that a COVID-19 vaccine can be ready is June 2021 according to scientists and researchers.   Over 100 vaccines are being developed globally in laboratories in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and even China. 76 of these are being followed by …

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Researchers become prime targets in Mideast power plays

Paris, France | AFP |  Authoritarian governments in the Middle East are increasingly willing to seize researchers and academics, who are seen as valuable bargaining chips in their joustings with Western nations, analysts warn. “The risks now facing researchers in the Middle East are unprecedented,” said Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian at …

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Tensions flare in French protests as pension dispute grinds on

Paris, France | AFP |  Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to streets across France on Thursday in the latest mass protests against a pensions overhaul that critics say could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring. Tensions flared in Paris and other cities as some black-clad …

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Uganda ranked among countries with bad sim-card registration policies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda’s Sim-Card registration policies have received a poor ranking, getting same score as North Korea. Comparitech, a technology research company in England and Wales, said Uganda was among the top 15 countries with poor Sim-Card registration policies – only better than Tanzania and Saudi Arabia. …

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Government sponsorships favour male students –Mak Professors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers from Makerere University have called for comprehensive interventions to increase the female intake in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient …

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