The Independent
Africa waited for solutions to health crises in the past
Will it be different for COVID-19? Africa | HAILAY GESESEW | The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that “researchers are working at break-neck speed” to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are also working to develop pote...
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The Independent
Elections could kill Uganda economy
What international money lenders fear most about 2021 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Increased government spending and borrowing as President Yoweri Museveni seeks re-election could destabilise the economy in FY2020/21. That is the view of the latest report by the internatio...
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Inside Uganda’s election budget
Why opportunities that theoretically exist to cut wasteful public spending are politically impossible THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | This year, Uganda has been hit by three major disasters: a locust invasion, floods and COVID-19; a combination of which will shrink economic gr...
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The Independent
Tension as 166 killed in Ethiopia riots over singer’s death
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | At least 166 people were killed in Ethiopia after a popular singer’s death sparked violent protests which resulted in riots in the country’s Oromia region and capital Addis Ababa, police sources said Sunday. Girma Gelam, Oromia region’s police dep...
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WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases
Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out. The biggest increase was reported in the Americas region with 129,772 new cases, said the...
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Former marathon world record holder Kipsang hit with four-year doping ban
Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Former men’s marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang was given a four-year ban for violation of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday. The 38-year-old Kipsang’s ban is for “whereabouts failures and tampering by pr...
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Tanzania shuts down 74 designated COVID-19 facilities: minister
Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Tanzania’s health authorities announced on Friday that they have shut down 74 out of 85 designated facilities for COVID-19 patients across the country. Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, announced...
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