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Maintaining HIV Patients on Drugs Taking Toll on Healthcare Services Providers hiv management 4 1

Livingstone Kateregga, the Medical in-charge at Kitovu Mobile AIDs Organization, a Catholic Medical and Community support institution operating in Masaka diocese, says the lockdown is presenting tough times to reliably offer services to their clients.
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Ministry Directs Educational Institutions to Pay Staff 1

Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education notes that since educational institutions have gone only two months without operating, the budgets for first term salaries should be adequate to pay the staff for at least three months.
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The Aching Ordeal of a Mothers’ Stay in Prison after a Flawed Trial Lillian Achiro 1 7

She recalls the magistrate saying the offence attracted a two-year jail term but, they were instead given a generous sentence of three months’ imprisonment. After sentencing, Achiro's spirit sunk, and almost burst out in tears, she told Uganda Radio Network in an interview. "I wished I could explain to court so they could let me go but, I kept quiet" she narrates.
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Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 2 6 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.

Business and finance

17:56
17:56

Mask Vendors Ejected from Police Check Points 2 1

James Katuntu, a mask vendor has been targeting motorists at Wandegeya. He told URN that he decided to stage at Wandegeya to sell masks to motorists stopped by police.
17:04
17:04

Equity Group Cancels Dividend Payments equity bank 1 Top story

The group says in a letter signed by Chief Executive James Mwangi that “the Board has passed a resolution withdrawing the proposed dividend recommendation and instead will be recommending to the shareholders that no dividend is paid for the financial year ended December 31, 2019.”
16:08
16:08

Increase in Lake Victoria Water Levels Reignites Kenya-Uganda Rift 3 1 Top story

The intense rains that started around August last year have raised Victoria’s water levels to just under 13.4 meters, a mark last recorded in 1964. Kenya is using the latest increase in water levels to push Uganda to enter negotiations for a regional policy governing the release of water at Jinja. The issue of a water release policy had come up at the East Africa Community.
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15:39

Traffic jam Hits Kampala as Private Cars Return on Streets 2 1

For the last two months, both private and public cars have been off the road after the president had announced a total ban on the movement of vehicles across the country in late March

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