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Kyambogo student wins ‘Chinese Bridge’ speech competition

  Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The Confucius Institute at Makerere University, Uganda’s top university, held the 19th “Chinese Bridge” speech competition online on Saturday — its first ever to be held virtually with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Proficiency Competition for Foreign Colleague Students in Uganda was successfully held via …

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FAA starts re-certification flights for Boeing 737 MAX

San Francisco, US | XINHUA |  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started Boeing 737 MAX recertification test flights on Monday, marking a major step toward the aircraft’s return to service after being grounded. A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle, U.S. state of Washington, on …

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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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Facial recognition: IT and police in delicate dance

Paris, France | AFP |  Tech giants love to portray themselves as forces for good and as the United States was gripped by anti-racism protests a number of them publicly disavowed selling controversial facial recognition technology to police forces. Facial recognition has numerous applications that could simplify our lives as we’ve …

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Tugende unveils new client app

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Tugende, a social enterprise that provides asset financing to informal sector entrepreneurs and Medium, Small and Medium Enterprises, has unveiled a new Client App developed specifically for its clients in Uganda and Kenya. The new App provides clients with a single platform to streamline …

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WHO study recommends use of three layered fabric masks

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Fabric masks need to have three layers to provide users sufficient protection against Corona Virus disease infection, a new study by the World Health Organisation has revealed. Findings from the study show that one or double layered masks don’t offer as high protection as …

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