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COVID-19 Lock Down: Learners Tired, Want to Go Back to School Ministry of Health 3 1

While government might not be decided on the re-opening of schools, learners that URN spoke to say they are tired of being home and want to school. They say learning from home is impossible. They miss their friends and teachers
17:48
17:48

Ankole, Buganda Have Best Roads, Karamoja the Worst - Katumba Wamala road network 2 1

According to General Katumba Wamala, the Ministry and Uganda National Roads Authority followed specific criteria in paving roads and overtime, the coverage will be enhanced. He says some of the technical reasons behind paving the roads include; roads critical to support agriculture, tourism, oil and gas, minerals and other economic activities.
17:02
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Gov’t Asked to Reopen Schools for Third Term 3 1

Patrick Kaboyo, FENEI General Secretary, notes that they are against a dead year and if their proposal is approved, the finalists will study from October to around January and sit for examinations in February.
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Uganda to Manufacture Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Treatment Makerere University 2

Dr Bruce Kirenga, a researcher and Executive Director at the Makerere University Lung Institute told URN in an interview that they have already been approached by two pharmaceutical companies offering them manufactured antibodies to use while conducting trials.
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Six Police Officers Arrested as Suicidal BodaBoda Rider Dies 2 1

Kabanda had been rescued after burning himself on September 13, 2020, following a failed attempt to recover his impounded motorcycle Reg No UDU-610H. The motorcycle was impounded by Kireka Police team who found riding in violation of the curfew hours.
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UPDF Admits Security is Holding NUP’s Kibalama 1 1 Top story

Two days ago information emerged that soldiers had surrounded the home of Kibalama found in Nansana municipality in Wakiso district and had taken him to unknown location with his known cell phone switched off.
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Boda Boda Rider Shot by Police Seeks Compensation 1

Musisi contends that on December 11, 2019, Police Constable Simon Kweezira together with a UPDF soldier Corporal Eliphazi Kyesesa all attached to Nabbingo Police Station shot at him in the left leg.
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05:48

Ragga Dee Wins NRM Lord Mayoral Flag after Fresh Tally 2 1

Ragga Dee had lost the bid to Ssebaana Kizito in polls held on September 11.
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19:05

Nyamabuye Hydropower Investor Grilled at Electricity Disputes Tribunal ERA

Elemental Energy holds a license to construct a 7MW Nyamabuye Hydropower Project on River Kaku in Kisoro district, South Western Uganda.
19:04
19:04

Chaos As KCCA Council Fails to Discuss Owino Market Dispute 4 4

The KCCA Speaker, Abubaker Kawalya expressed dismay on the behaviour of members absconding from duty and wondered how people's grievances shall be attended to without council sittings. Kawalya observed that the market dispute had come up for the third time, saying several vendors had turned up seeking answers to their grievances.
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Man Hit By Metal From Construction Site Demands UGX 80m Compensation Sudhir Ruparelia 1

Yiga says that on September 26, 2019, while he was moving along Kiyembe Lane in Kampala city, he was hit on the head by a metal which dropped from the company's site between Market Street and Kiyembe Lane.
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Parliament Tasks Finance Ministry to Investigate Platinum Credit, Bayport loans 2 1

On Thursday afternoon, Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament, Lyandro Komakech raising on a matter of National Importance in parliament, said the behavior of the financial firms is hurting school teachers who are already suffering because of the lockdown.
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COVID-19: Overwhelmed Quarantine Centers Release Travelers Before 14 Days Elapse Ministry of Health

The source was unsure of the exact number of people that were released yesterday but she reveals the hostel with more than 130 bed capacity got filled up when they arrived that some of them were shifted to another hostel that she couldn’t establish.
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Premier Rugunda Tasks Internal Affairs Minister to Present Kibwetere Massacre Report 1 1

On 26th August, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga gave the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda a two weeks ultimatum to present before the House an action taken report on the Kibwetere massacre as well as compensation for orphans.
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Private Health Facilities Turning Away Suspected COVID-19 Patients 3

The claim comes days after Dr David Katuntu succumbed to diabetes at Entebbe hospital after two private hospitals refused to give him any kind of care. According to a family member that URN has spoken to, health workers and security at both Kampala International Hospital-IHK and Novik hospital refused to admit Katuntu because he had shortness of breath, one of the symptoms associated with COVID-19
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Education Ministry Sets Up Call Center to Offer Psychosocial Support to Teachers covid19 3 1

Peace Busingye, the Principal Education Officer in the department of guidance and counselling, says that they have so far recruited ten call assistants who are also practicing counsellors and psychologists to man the center.
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Police Battles People Power Activists in Kamwokya 3 Top story

The activists put up resistance forcing police to use tear gas and live bullets to disperse them leading to running battles. One of the activists accused police of failing to take action against the continued provocation by Sipapa despite filing several complaints at Kira Road Police Station.
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18:56

Mabirizi Petitions High Court Challenging DPP's Take Over of Bobi Wine's Case male mabirizi 1 1

Mabirizi proceeded to High Court in Kampala where he adduced four grounds he is basing on to apply for revision of the Magistrate's decision.
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Kampala Lord Mayor Launches Campaign Scorecard Lukwago 4 4

Lukwago says that plans to develop Kampala should be inclusive and address the needs of low-income earners like street vendors, hawkers, Boda Boda riders among others.
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Former Arua District Officials Sent to High Court for Diversion of Funds 1

According to the summary of the evidence, during the financial year 2017/2018, the accused persons reportedly used their offices to divert 436 million Shillings that was meant for road works in Arua and instead used to pay allowances to individual officers and councillors. The documentary evidence is signed by State Attorney Agaba on behalf of the DPP.
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