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Kenya announces schools to reopen in January 2021

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s Ministry of Education has announced that primary and secondary schools will re-open in January 2021, if the COVID-19 infection curve will have been flattened by December 2020. There will therefore be no primary and secondary school exams in 2020. “The 2020 school calendar …

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Uganda lions in danger

Numbers fewer than earlier indicated | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan lions are one of the most sought-after animals by tourists. This means they have great local tourism value as each lion raises about USD$ 14,000 (Approx. Shs52million) annually in park fees, according to official figures. Tourists find Ugandan lions interesting …

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Spreading COVID-19 controversy

Asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, symptomatic: what is the difference? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Do asymptomatic people carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease COVID-19 transmit it? This question came to the forefront in Uganda recently after a video clip of Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the COVID-19 World Health …

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Museveni commissions seven more factories in Namanve

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned operations of seven small to medium manufacturing and assembly plants in Namanve Industrial Park. The factories are already providing over 2000 jobs to Ugandans and manufacture a wide range of Products from radios, TV’s, refrigerators to sanitary wear and …

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Sudhir responds to BOU press statement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudhir Ruparelia and Meera Investments Limited’s lawyers have responded to a statement from Bank of Uganda that gave reasons why they intend to go to the Supreme Court after they lost a recent appeal. Uganda’s central bank is facing huge costs after losing court …

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Excitement as Arua, Mbarara assume city status

Uganda now has eight cities  1⃣ Fortportal 2⃣ Jinja 3⃣ Masaka 4⃣ Mbarara 5⃣ Mbale 6⃣ Arua 7⃣ Gulu Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the people of Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Masaka, FortPortal, Mbarara and Mbale, whose towns today became cities. “This is an acknowledgement of the growth these towns have experienced …

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Joshua Cheptegei’s 5K world record ratified

Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The world athletics governing body IAAF has ratified four records, including that of Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, that were set before the COVID-19 pandemic brought activity to a halt. Others ratified are that of Armand Duplantis, world pole vault record of 6.17m, Yulimar Rojas’s world indoor …

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