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Scientists and global health experts had been expecting a new coronavirus for years

Could a universal coronavirus vaccine future-proof our response? COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  | Priya Joi | Although the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by surprise, with many still reeling at how drastically the world has changed, scientists and global health experts had been expecting something like this for years. Coronaviruses are notorious for spilling over …

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Smart ride struggles to establish itself in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poor internet connection and the limited number of smartphones among bodaboda riders is affecting the smooth operation of Smart Ride, a transport company that launched its operation in Gulu in 2020. Smart Ride requires a passenger or client to request transport services through a mobile …

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Kiira EV inspires students to embrace homegrown tech solutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers attached to Kiira Motors Cooperation have asked school-going children to embrace homegrown technologies for sustainable job creation. Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant on an 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, …

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3D printed money-identifier excites visually impaired persons

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ralph Musiime, a visually impaired teacher in Gulu, is happy that he can now sort out his paper money, without involving another person, thanks to a three-dimensional 3D printed money identifier. Unlike other countries such as Canada and India among others, Ugandan paper cash don’t …

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Uganda given 3 conditions before free vaccines arrive

📌 Donations to COVAX for free #COVID19 vaccines ▶ US $4 billion ▶ EU $1.2 billion ▶ Germany $1.2 billion ▶ UK $734 million 📌 Uganda’s rollout plan – Phase 1 ✳ Health workers 150,000 people ✳ Security 250,000 ✳ Teachers 550,000 ✳ Over 50s 3.348 million ✳ Below 50s with underlying conditions 500,000 Joe Biden’s …

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