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1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least  463 million children,  a third of the world’s schoolchildren, are unable to access remote learning after COVID-19 shuttered their schools, according to a new UNICEF report released on Thursday as countries wrestle with their ‘back-to-school’ plans. At the height of nationwide and local lockdowns, nearly 1.5 billion schoolchildren were affected …

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Court of appeal commences hearing criminal cases in Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Court of Appeal criminal session has opened at the High Court in Mbarara. The one-month session which will be conducted via Zoom Technology will handle 40 cases and will be presided over by a panel of three judges; Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Justice Remmy Kasule …

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Which apps benefitted most from Covid-19?

Lockdown measures imposed in a number of countries to combat the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) are unprecedented. Understandably, in times of social distancing, many people are looking to mobile apps for entertainment, to socialise, work and even keep fit. | THE INDEPENDENT | Of course apps and technology services as …

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40 criminal appeals to be heard using zoom technology

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The judiciary has listed up to 40 criminal appeals to be heard using zoom technology by the Court in Mbarara. The session which will last two weeks starting on June 23, will be presided over by Justices Elizabeth Musoke, Stephen Musota and Remmy Kasule.   The …

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Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize while hunkered down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom said it made a profit of $27 million on revenue that leapt 169 percent to …

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Virus-isolated silver surfers ride a new tech wave

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Before entering coronavirus lockdown with the rest of Britain in March, 73-year-old Pamela Cox had never shopped or banked online. Zoom was something you did with a camera lens. Now the retiree is one of many in her generation finding a new IT proficiency later …

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