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Experts question standards of locally fabricated, modified buses
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport does not have adequate resources to verify the quality of fabricated or modified buses before they are licensed to transport Ugandans. The majority of buses on Ugandan roads are lorries or trucks whose chassi...
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Portuguese govt announces measure to cap gas price
Lisbon, Portugal | Xinhua | The Portuguese Council of Ministers announced on Friday a measure to halve the price of gas used for electricity production for both domestic and industrial consumers, who have been severely affected by this year’s electricity price inflation. The mech...
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Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted
  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to gazette land around historical sites as a strategy for preserving and protecting Uganda’s cultural heritage. The move known as heritage zoning, allows governments to protect the historical and cultural integri...
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Turkey not “positive” on letting Finland, Sweden join NATO: Erdogan
Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey does not have a positive opinion on the idea of Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). “We are currently following the developments regarding Sweden and F...
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Kenya sevens coach Simiyu sacked, Britain’s McGrath takes over
Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya rugby sevens head coach and former international Innocent Simiyu was sacked on Wednesday and replaced by Damian McGrath. “The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has opted to part ways with Simiyu, head coach of the Kenyan men’s national sevens team, Shujaa. A...
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HEALTH: Long COVID
As much as 75% of hospital patients still not ‘fully recovered’ | THE INDEPENDENT | There are still many unknowns surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, or the duration of persistent symptoms experienced with long COVID. Researchers in the U.K. recently published...
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Equity, IFC in $165 million partnership to support SMEs
IFC to support Equity’s lending to5 million SMEs under the ‘Africa Recovery and Resilience Plan’ Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Equity Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have signed a partnership agreement in support of the sustainable development of Africa...
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