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UMSC: Recall self-study materials over errors in Islam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to recall self-study materials over errors made in the Islamic Religious Education (IRE) and Arabic Content content. Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu, the Secretary for Education at UMSC says that the council has …

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COVID-19 affects sperm quality in men – Study

Washington, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | Men infected with COVID-19 might experience a short-term reduction in sperm count, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study shows that some men infected with COVID-19 might find it hard to impregnate a woman after recovering from the …

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UBOS: 80% of women experience violence at work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 8 out of 10 women in Uganda have experienced some form of violence at their places of work, according to a new study done by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The study was conducted between February 2020 and February 2021, on …

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Uganda loses 30 to 39% of VAT revenues – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda loses between 30 and 39 percent of revenues that should be collected through Value Added Tax (VAT). This is contained in a research paper titled “The Value Added Tax Gap Analysis for Uganda” authored by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) researchers Corti Paul Lakuma …

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Study: Rwenzori residents happy with creation of new districts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the Rwenzori region are happy with the creation of new administrative units. This is according to a study conducted by Kabarole Research and Resource Centre, an NGO operating in the Rwenzori region. The study conducted by Makerere University political scientist, Prof Godfrey …

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Ugandans drink more Nescafe than other coffees – study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans drink more Nescafe coffee than other coffees in spite of the country being home to some of the best coffees in the world. The managing director of Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Emmanuel Niyibigira, says a study they recently conducted show that Nescafe, a soluble …

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