Ugandan government very slow on adopting online schooling for the Education sector

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When COVID-19 disease was first announced in Wuhan City of China, many African countries didn’t know that the disease would turn out to be a pandemic and that it would affect and cripple the entire world. For Uganda which is described as the Pearl of Africa, the first case of the COVID-19 disease came as a surprise for many though we can reliably say that the government was somehow ready on how to deal with this pandemic. From what we can see right now, yes the government has tried to…

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Juliana kanyomozi Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!

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Juliana kanyomozi is officially a proud mama again! Daily Inspector confirms the singer welcomed a baby boy Taj on Tuesday May 12, 2020 View this post on Instagram IT’S A BOY!!!! Say hello to Taj 12-05-2020. We are thrilled!!. To God be the glory. A post shared by Juliana Kanyomozi (@julianakanyomozi) on May 13, 2020 at 12:48pm PDT This is her second born ever since she lost her first boy known as Keron

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“Paying out 20% savings during this Covid-19 is dangerous”, NSSF Byarugaba warns

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The Executive Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Mr Richard Byarugaba, has warned that allowing a midterm access of the fund by members during coronavirus pandemic would signal the end of the social security scheme while having longterm ramifications on the economy. On May 8, 2020, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga gave the Finance and Gender Committees 10 days to examine the possibility of amending the NSSF Act to allow savers access 20% of their savings. But as they discuss in the background, Byarugaba’s letter could significantly change…

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Newcastle ‘ready to offer Real Madrid £53m for wantaway Gareth Bale

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Newcastle are ‘ready to splash out £53million to offer Real Madrid’s wantaway star Gareth Bale a route back to the Premier League this summer’. Bale has been unhappy in Madrid for some time, and it is now expected that he will leave the Spanish capital when the transfer window next opens. FourFourTwo report that three clubs are front-runners for the Welshman’s signature, with Newcastle the most surprising among them. Elsewhere, David Beckham’s new Inter Miami side are said to be prepared to match his Real Madrid salary to bring him…

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Amiens start legal case after French Ligue 1 relegation

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Paris St-Germain were awarded the title last month, with Amiens and Toulouse relegated, after the French government cancelled the 2019-20 sporting season. Amiens were 19th in the table, four points behind Nimes and 10 points ahead of Toulouse, with 10 games to play. Club president Bernard Joannin said they would fight the “unfair decision”. He said in a news conference: “We find that this decision goes against sporting fairness. The decision is a punishment from the league. It is unjust. “We have been forced into fighting, into going to court…

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Women’s World Cup 2021: Qualifier postponed due to coronavirus

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The qualifying tournament for next year’s Women’s World Cup has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event – featuring 10 teams, including Ireland – was due to take place in Sri Lanka from 3-19 July. Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are also involved. Three teams will qualify to join England, Australia, South Africa, India and hosts New Zealand in the World Cup, scheduled for February and March 2021. The other teams in the Qualifier, who made it through regional qualification tournaments, are Zimbabwe, Thailand, Papua New…

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Coronavirus: India announces $264bn economic rescue package

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India has announced a 20 trillion rupee ($264bn; £216bn) economic package to help the country cope with its prolonged coronavirus lockdown. In a televised address Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the measures would support farmers and small businesses. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is due to announce further details in the next few days. India has more than 70,000 cases among its 1.3bn population and is expected to pass China’s numbers within a week. Mr Modi said the package, which is equivalent to 10% of India’s gross domestic product, aimed to…

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Maria Branyas: ‘Oldest woman in Spain’ beats coronavirus at 113

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A 113-year-old woman – believed to be the oldest woman in Spain – has recovered from the coronavirus, officials have said. Maria Branyas was diagnosed with Covid-19 after the country went into lockdown in March. But after weeks in isolation, Ms Branyas recovered, having suffered only mild symptoms. It means she has lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the coronavirus. “Now that she is well, she is wonderful, she wants to speak, to explain, to make her reflections, it is her again,” her…

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Russia now has second highest COVID-19 virus case total

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as he chairs a meeting on drafting constitutional changes at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Putin proposed a set of constitutional amendments that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia has confirmed 232,000 cases of coronavirus – the second highest toll in the world after the US. In the last 24 hours the country has reported 10,899 infections, the tenth consecutive day that number has been above 10,000. Among the infected is President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, local media report. He is the latest high profile official to test positive, after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin caught the illness. The news comes the day after President Putin eased the country’s lockdown. Factory and construction workers returned to work on…

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Ugandan government pleads for patience on Ugandans stuck abroad

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Government has appealed for more patience as it concludes a concrete program that will return Ugandans currently stuck abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in January this year, many countries including Uganda closed their borders and airports with no passengers allowed in or out. On Tuesday, the minister of state for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs), Okello Oryem, who, was responding to the summons of speaker Rebecca Kadaga, said government is currently registering Ugandans abroad and will soon find a way of returning them home.…

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Parliament praises President Museveni for the well battle fought against COVID-19

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MPs have made a U-turn and applauded President Yoweri Museveni for exemplary leadership just days after the same house passed a displeasure motion condemning his attack on parliament. Last week, the MPs passed a motion condemning the president for castigating parliament’s decision to allocate its self Shs 10 billion in a supplementary budget to fight COVID-19. Museveni said it was morally reprehensible for MPs to allocate themselves money amidst a crisis and that they were not government’s purchasing officers to start buying and distributing relief food and alms to people using public…

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Uganda COVID-19 positive cases rises to 126

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Four truck drivers have tested positive yesterday for COVID-19, according to the health ministry. This brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 126. Two of the confirmed cases are Ugandans while the other two are Kenyan and Tanzanian nationals. The Kenyan and Ugandans are believed to have entered the country through Elegu border post while the Tanzanian case was tested at Mutukula border post. The four cases were part of 1,478 samples of truck drivers that were tested by the Uganda Virus Research Institute. So far, Uganda…

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Rwanda suspends tourism, research activities from three national parks

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In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the World, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has issued a public notice that suspends research and tourism activities in three of the four national parks in the country. The parks where tourism activities have been suspended are; Volcanoes, Gishwati-Mukura and Nyungwe National Parks are home to many primates that are susceptible to infections. “Gorillas and chimpanzees are known to be susceptible to infection with human respiratory pathogens,” reads part of the statement from RDB.  The notice added that the measures were put…

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Trump tests negative for coronavirus

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US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the White House physician said Saturday. Trump submitted to the test after coming in contact with several members of a Brazilian presidential delegation visiting his Florida resort who have since tested positive for the virus. “This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,” the president’s physician Sean Conley said in a memo. “One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation at Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free,” he said. Trump, 73, had resisted being tested for the…

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Kasirye Ggwanga speaks about Tumukunde’s arrest

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“You cannot arrest a military general like a dog.” These were the words of Maj Gen (rtd) Kasirye Ggwanga as he described the recent arrest of Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde. In an interview with New Vision, Ggwanga was, however, quick to blame Tumukunde for what he called “reckless talk”. He said it was not easy for someone to attain the rank of a general and, therefore, any move against them should be respectful. “When you arrest a general like that you are embarrassing fellow generals and the entire army,” Ggwanga…

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Dr. Sudhir reveals why he chose Rajiv to inherit the Ruparelia Group empire

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Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia has revealed why he chose his son Rajiv Ruparelia as the heir apparent to the Ruparelia Group empire. Rajiv who has just turned 30 years old is probably the youngest CEO of a business empire that is now in excess of USD 1 billion (UGX3.7 trillion). During an interview with CEO EA Magazine on Friday, Dr Sudhir disclosed that he chose Rajiv to manage his businesses because he is very intelligent and hungry for success. “One of the biggest problems in a family business is succession. In…

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Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia appointed Honorary Consul of Nepal to Uganda

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City businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has been appointed Honorary Consul of Nepal to Uganda. The appointment was made by Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the Nepalese president before Sudhir presented his credentials to the Foreign Affairs Ministry. An honorary consul is someone designated by a foreign government to look after the affairs of their citizens in foreign countries. The move is aimed at strengthening economic and political ties between the two countries. Nepal now joins a host of many other countries that have opened up consulates in Uganda in the past few…

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