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FDC Party Gives Electoral Commission Ultimatum On 2021 Elections Roadmap 2 1

Amuriat says the country should not be held into speculation on when or whether the 2021 elections will be held.
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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 6 2 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.
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Gov’t to Set Up Sanitary Pads Plant 2 1

The 2012 study done by International Rescue Centre notes that one in ten menstruating girls skips school four days every month, which is about 24 days the entire year. Other studies have also tagged the challenge as a major contributing factor towards the school out drop for many girls.
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Buwate Residents Up in Arms Over Illicit Gas Filling 2

They say apart from fear of explosion, the operation of the facility in the area emits smelly fumes during day and night.
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Majority of World Still at Risk of Coronavirus Disease – WHO

The infection has moved like a bushfire, Tedros said before warning that the early blood test studies consistently indicated that only between one and two people in 10, appeared to have come into contact with the disease, triggering an immune reaction shown by the existence of antibodies.
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COVID-19 Fund Request Draws Backlash from Employees 4 1

Several Ugandans are questioning why the government, which has just given a bail out to Members of Parliament, is the same seeking to tap into the meagre earnings by those in formal employment, a category which is heavily taxed through Pay-as-You-Earn and Local Service Tax.
15:16
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15-Year-old Struggling to Fend for Siblings after Mothers Arrest 5

The mother, their sole bread winner, was arrested for allegedly defying directives to control the spread of coronavirus Disease COVID-19, when she was found hawking on the streets of Kampala, days after the president announced a lockdown and advised people to stay home.
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Family, Friends Mourn ‘Prayer Warrior’ Killed by Flood Waters in Nakawa 4 5

According to Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA Spokesperson Peter Kaujju, there is a possibility that Namukasa’a body was carried through a 600 mm diameter cross culvert located at the Nakawa Traffic Lights junction. This drain, said to be about 1.5 meters wide by 1-meter deep, is part of the system that drains both New Portbell Road, Jinja Road and Nakawa traffic junction.
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Wakiso District Tops in Violence Cases against Children 1 1

Of the 1967 cases reported between January and April 2020, 934 cases were in Wakiso district, followed by Kampala with 578 cases.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Hastily Becoming A Child Rights Crisis –UNICEF

The estimate of the 6,000 additional deaths from preventable causes over the next six months is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, published in the Lancet Global Health Journal.
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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.
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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.
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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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Police Yet to Recover Woman's Body from Nakawa Drainage Channel 1 1 Top story

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says detectives at Naguru Police Headquarters have retrieved footage from Security cameras around the area where Namukasa drowned as the search for her body continues.
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Renovation of Old Taxi Park Starts Next Week-KCCA ED 1 1 Top story

The KCCA Acting Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka, says they want to exploit the ongoing lockdown to work on the carpet of the park, its drainage system and surrounding to prevent running water from storming the Park.
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MP Zaake Seeking Political Capital, Donor Money - Police Fred Enanga 1

He said they made him to swear that he will never again oppose President Yoweri Museveni, his wife Mama Janet Museveni and his son, “The most honorable Muhozi Keinerugaba, Uganda’s next president. He was also asked to swear that he will never be heard saying again that, “that dog Bobi Wine is your next president?” Zaake writes.
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Stay Focused On HIV Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic – UNAIDS 1 Top story

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that although COVID-19 is impacting almost every country and community, the global HIV epidemic hasn’t gone away and people need to be encouraged to remain free from HIV and to be able to enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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Health System Overload Threatens Pregnant Women and Newborns – UNICEF 1

“Millions of mothers all over the world embarked on a journey of parenthood in the world as it was,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said. “They now must prepare to bring a life into the world, as it has become – a world where expecting mothers are afraid to go to health centres for fear of getting infected, or missing out on emergency care due to strained health services and lockdowns”.
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