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May 2020 17 results
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23:22

COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 122 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The new cases is Ugandan truck driver who arrived from Juba via Elegy. His sample was part of 2,296 other samples that were tested today at the Uganda Virus Research Institute
23:05
23:05

COVID-19: Lockdowns Have Saved Lives - WHO COVID-19 Lockdowns 1

As of today, the number of people infected with the disease globally surpassed the 4 million mark. However according to WHO the numbers could have been higher than is currently reported without lockdowns. WHO modelling figures in March predicted that Uganda would have over 16,000 confirmed cases by May 1,2020
20:32
20:32

UBC Plans to Establish E-Learning Department 2 1

As digital learning is expected to take on even after the covid19 lockdown, the national broadcaster, Uganda broadcasting corporation-UBC is considering putting up a fully-fledged e-learning department to support learning across their stations.
18:27
18:27

KCCA, Germany Embassy Okay Cremation of Glaser's Body Judiciary of Uganda 1

According to the Cremation Permits, the Cemeteries Officer at KCCA has allowed the deceased’s friend Albert Ntambiko to take charge of the process on Tuesday at the Hindu Crematorium located along the Lugogo bypass in Kampala. The same permission was granted by the Germany Embassy and the deceased's relatives who are all not in Uganda.
18:13
18:13

Workers Union Blames Collapsing Buildings on Gov't Laxity 4 1

The Union Secretary Mesilamu Oloka while visiting the site today also blames Kampala Capital City Authority for failing to follow up the matter and ensure compliance, when its technical team raised a red flag on the construction.
17:32
17:32

14 Chinese Nationals Charged for Illegal Possession of Wildlife Species Elephants 1 Top story

Court also heard that the accused persons were found keeping tortoises at their residence as pets without permission from Uganda Wildlife Authority.
16:59
16:59

COVID -19: Widespread Laxity at Mutukula Border Alarms Health Officials 2 1

In just the last two days, two Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived in the country through Mutukula tested positive for COVID-19 and their whereabouts are still unknown. But, Kabanda says that he observed there is lack of alertness and vigilance in the community that if those were in the nearby areas, they would be easily turned in.
16:58
16:58

Police Deploys in Old Taxi Park As Renovations Kick Off 3 1

Police has deployed dozens of police officers and water cannons in the park to provide security to the workers of Sterling Civil Engineering Ltd and Kiru General Services Ltd, who are undertaking the renovation.
16:39
16:39

COVID-19 Disruptions Could Cause 500,000 Extra Deaths from HIV Winnie Byanyima 1 Top story

Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could see new child HIV infections rise drastically, by as much as 37 per cent in Mozambique, 78 per cent in Malawi, 78 per cent in Zimbabwe and 104 per cent in Uganda.
16:31
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Choice FM Staff Go 22 Months without Pay Reagan Okumu 1 Top story

Uganda Radio Network spoke to two employees at Choice FM who confirmed that they haven’t been paid for such a long time but are stuck with the organization with the hope of getting their accumulated pay because management has promised to pay up soon. According to the staff, they were not paid for unspecified months in 2017, five months in 2018 and ten months in 2019.
15:49
15:49

Cecilia Ogwal Collapses in Parliament Dokolo District 1 1 Top story

The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal, collapsed in Parliament this afternoon, URN has learnt.
15:47
15:47

Locked Up at Work; The Tale of a 50-Year-Old Market Vendor COVID-19 Pandemic 4 1

On this day, Amina went to work like any other day. However, what started as a normal day has turned into months of lengthy shifts in the market since the ban on public transport on March 25. Amina used to commute from Kito Village, in Kira Sub county, Wakiso district to come to Nakawa Market on a daily basis.
15:16
15:16

URA Closes Four Companies over Digital Stamps URA Digital stamps 1

The companies are Amron International, Prime Care International, Cloud Water world, and John Distillers. All the companies have been closed as the tax body investigates further.
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15:01

Traders Protest Delayed Opening of Busia Produce Market 1 6

Wilson Magemeso, the secretary produce dealer says that most of the traders had stocked tons of maize before the closure of the market. He said vendors want the RDC to clarify why whenever they tamper to operate the businesses police interferes with them.
14:02
14:02

New Research Warns of Non Communicable Disease Crisis in Waiting

Dr. David Guwatudde, a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who was part of the research team, warns that adolescents in the highlighted districts risk becoming overweight and obese along the life course.
13:30
13:30

Two Arrested For Bribing Police Officer 1 2

Richard Walugembe and Remogio Baale were arrested on Sunday when they tried to bribe an investigating officer attached to Kajansi police station who was investigating their involvement in robbing members of the public using motor vehicle registration number UAT 924D.
12:25
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Specialists Ridicule Plan to Supply Self-Study Materials to Special Needs Learners 4 1

Christine Kirungi, a disability inclusion facilitator, notes that the program is outright damaging for many students with disabilities who require a strong, close-knit network of people supporting their often multiple and complex needs. She says that in the absence of the support system, learning for such children is a nightmare.
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