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 2020-05-31 12:47 

Standard Digital

Hell for man forced to spend night alone with his wifes corpse...

Mwende was abandoned there by police officers who had turned back all his relatives including his two children....

 2020-05-31 12:38 

Uganda Radio Network

Busia District COVID-19 Task Force, MP Macho Clash Over Closure of Produce Market...

Trouble between the MP and the task force started in the meeting held at district headquarters on Friday when MP Macho raised a concern of allowing traders to open their stores and sell off their produce that they had stocked. However, the RDC Capt Chris ...

 2020-05-31 12:08 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Four Isolated in Kwania for Coming into Contact with Truck Drivers...

Lucy Olot, an eye witness who is also a Community member at Aduku town council, said the suspects were cited interacting with the truck drivers last night. The matter was reported to the surveillance team who alerted police patrol who took them for instit...

 2020-05-31 11:54 

News24

Coronavirus: Gauteng health dept cautions against fraudsters targeting suppliers for PPE...

It is believed that the modus operandi of these fraudsters is to send bogus Request for Quote (RFQ) forms to procure health equipment from unsuspecting companies....

 2020-05-31 11:51 

Uganda Radio Network

Education Ministry Appeals to Schools to Wait for Reopening Guidelines...

Several educational institutions, more so public universities, across the country, have released their tentative reopening programs. For example, Makerere university has set June 20 as their reopening date, Kyambogo is targeting either June 20 or 28, Mbar...

 2020-05-31 11:35 

Business Report (IOL)

Draft regulations on power capacity falls short of needs, says PV industry...

At the start of May, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe gazetted draft amendments to the electricity regulations on new generation capacity....

 2020-05-31 11:20 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19: Lira Regional Hospital Should Prepare to Handle More Cases...

Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed....

 2020-05-31 11:07 

News24

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries...

US President Donald Trump has said he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries - including Russia - to join the meeting....

 2020-05-31 10:50 

Uganda Radio Network

Renovation of Queensway to Cost over UGX2 Billion - Kitaka...

Works on the road that started in March involve replacement of the formation layer also known as the sub-base, the base layer which is made out of a mixture of crushed rocks and marram and the Asphalt made layer....

 2020-05-31 10:41 

Standard Digital

Atwoli dismisses claims luncheon defied Covid-19 rules...

Cotu chief says two medics were stationed at his home to enforce virus regulations...

 2020-05-31 10:12 

Uganda Radio Network

Old Students Reject Construction of Cricket Oval at Iganga Municipal Council School...
 2020-05-31 10:07 

News24

Covid-19 wrap | UK warns against lifting lockdown, Pope Francis calls for post coronavirus change...

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-05-31 10:06 

News24

Eastern Cape premier in self-quarantine after staffer tests positive for Covid-19...

Mabuyane's spokesperson says it has come to the premier's attention that one of his staff members has tested positive. They were self-isolating at home....

 2020-05-31 09:23 

Uganda Radio Network

Uganda Tourism Board Warns on Tampering with Murchison Falls...

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has warned against developments in the Murchison falls, saying tampering with it will destroy Ugandas tourism sector....

 2020-05-31 09:17 

News24

Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed...

Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem have shot dead a disabled Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol....

 2020-05-31 09:11 

News24

Egypt says 19 suspected militants killed in restive Sinai...

Egypt's military says it killed 19 suspected militants in targeted ground and air operations as part of its battle to quell a long-running insurgency in north Sinai....

 2020-05-31 09:07 

Business Live

Reopening of schools on hold after talks with unions and parent organisations...

Angie Motshekga faced opposition from teacher unions and school governing bodies, insisting the schools were not yet ready for a partial opening...

 2020-05-31 09:07 

Business Live

Covid-19 is set to delay the recovery of an already sick economy...

The pandemic cannot be viewed in isolation, writes Barry Standish, but as an unexpected contagion of a world economy already in the ICU...

 2020-05-31 08:59 

Standard Digital

Covid-19 victim buried at midnight in Murang'a...

The deceased operated his taxi business in Nairobi where he lived with his family...

 2020-05-31 08:55 

Standard Digital

Uhuru to chair virtual summit on impact of pandemic...

Summit aims to assess the current global Covid-19 situation...

 2020-05-31 08:29 

Standard Digital

Chinese nationals under probe over unauthorised Covid-19 tests in Murang'a...

Locals working for a Chinese construction firm had complained of being subjected to forced tests...

 2020-05-31 08:29 

News24

Motshekga to address nation after meeting with unions, who insist schools not ready for reopening...

Education unions have met with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in a bid to convince her that the education system was simply not ready to open....

 2020-05-31 08:22 

Uganda Radio Network

Kabambiro Sub-County Residents to Get Clean Water...

Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water....

 2020-05-31 08:11 

Business Live

Curfews imposed in several US cities as protests heat up across the country...

Protests marked by chants of "I can't breathe" — a rallying cry echoing the dying words of George Floyd — began peacefully before turning unruly...

 2020-05-31 08:00 

Standard Digital

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Growing-US-China-rivalry-seen-fueling-UN-paralysis-amid-virus-crisis...

At-the-UN-there-is-a-sense-of-a-dangerous-drift-into-new-and-dysfunctional-territory...

 2020-05-31 07:59 

Uganda Radio Network

Uganda Lost 213 Boat Engines to Congolese Thugs since 2016 - UPDF...

The Engines were robbed and taken to either Tchomia or Kasenyi landing sites in Bunia district Ituri province situated in the Eastern part of the Democratic republic of Congo....

 2020-05-31 07:48 

News24

OPINION | John Matisson: How could race riots start in liberal Minneapolis?...

This week Minneapolis, rather than the deep south or even gritty New York or Los Angeles, sparked violent US-wide racial unrest, writes John Matisonn ....

 2020-05-31 07:46 

Business Report (IOL)

SAB takes steps to ensure traders work responsibly under level 3...

To prioritise the safety of customers and retailers, and to support government's efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, SAB had put certain measures in place for taverns....

 2020-05-31 07:42 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Trump-says-protesters-would-have-met-vicious-dogs-if-White-House-fence-breached...

Washington-Mayor-Muriel-Bowser-a-Democrat-responded-to-the-Republican-president-on-Twitter-saying-there-are-no-vicious-dogs--ominous-weapons...

 2020-05-31 07:41 

Standard Digital

Coronavirus breaches Kenyan prison walls, 31 taken ill...

Prisons have been isolating newly admitted remandees to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the correctional facilities...

 2020-05-31 07:31 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Iran-berates-US-over-police-killing-slams-racism...

Irans-foreign-ministry-earlier-denounced-the-killing-in-Minneapolis-which-has-sparked-protests-in-several-cities-some-of-which-have-turned-violent...

 2020-05-31 07:27 

Uganda Radio Network

Makerere to Start Study on COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health...

Apart from patients, Nakasujja said owning to the fact that COVID-19 was a new phenomenon to even health workers, a group of other researchers at the University are analyzing health workers who are involved in treatment of the viral respiratory infection ...

 2020-05-31 07:23 

News24

'They just refused to touch me': Patient claims being mistreated by nurses while in quarantine...

Sylvia Segers, 61, alleges she was mistreated by staff at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg while in quarantine awaiting her Covid-19 results....

 2020-05-31 07:07 

Uganda Radio Network

Police Operations Director AIGP Asuman Mugenyi Quits...

Police force's director of Operations Services Assistant Inspector General of Police AIGP Asuman Mugenyi, has officially quit the institution he has served for over 32 years....

 2020-05-31 07:00 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Trump-says-he-will-delay-G7-summit-and-invite-other-countries...

Describing-the-event-as-a-G-10-or-G-11-Trump-said-he-had-roughly-broached-the-topic-with-leaders-of-the-four-other-countries...

 2020-05-31 06:56 

Uganda Radio Network

Mbarara Police Stranded with Body Retrieved from River Rwizi...

The body was retrieved from River Rwizi at Katera cell, Ruti ward, Nyamitanga division, Mbarara municipality on Saturday evening....

 2020-05-31 06:39 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Drive-in-cinemas-and-dining-behind-plastic-how-the-world-is-coming-out-of-lockdown...

Now-in-the-coronavirus-era-social-distancing-has-made-eating-out-a-very-different-experience-...

 2020-05-31 06:38 

Uganda Radio Network

Heavy Rains Destroy Crops in Bududa...

Zainabu Watsemba a farmer from Shanemba village in Bunaporo parish said all her food crops she planted including beans,maize sugar canes are all destroyed. She said she had planted in three gardens but all have been destroyed by rain. She asked government...

 2020-05-31 06:25 

News24

Curfews and clashes as US race protests spread...

Clashes have broken out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest with angry demonstrators ignoring warnings from US President Donald Trump....

 2020-05-31 06:21 

Business Live

Pensions may fund recovery...

ANC proposes greater financial intervention to revive economy after pandemic...

 2020-05-31 05:54 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

NASA-astronauts-head-for-ISS-on-historic-SpaceX-flight...

SpaceX-launch-is-the-first-of-American-astronauts-from-US-soil-since-the-space-shuttle-program-ended-in-2011-...

 2020-05-31 05:51 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Biden-staff-donate-to-group-that-pays-bail-in-riot-torn-Minneapolis...

-Biden-campaign-staff-say-they-made-donations-to-the-Minnesota-Freedom-Fund...

 2020-05-31 05:48 

Standard Digital

Pope calls for end to 'pandemic of poverty' after virus...

"From the great trials of humanity -- among them this pandemic -- one emerges better or worse," said Pope Francis...

 2020-05-31 05:34 

News24

OPINION | Catholic priest: Why it's wrong to open our churches on Monday...

Is it responsible to allow religious gatherings during Level 3 lockdown? There are safer ways to provide people with spiritual support, writes Father Russell Pollitt....

 2020-05-31 05:28 

News24

OPINION | Darrel Bristow-Bovey: Still locked down after all these years...

An open letter: I haven't written because I have been depressed. A lot of us have been depressed, probably most of us, so I make no special claim there, writes Darrel Bristow-Bovey ....

 2020-05-31 05:22 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Protests-heat-up-as-curfews-imposed-in-several-cities...

The-protests-have-fuelled-a-sense-of-crisis-in-the-United-States-after-weeks-of-lockdowns-due-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic...

 2020-05-31 04:55 

News24

PICS | Feeding the hungry in the time of Covid-19...

As many endure the financial burden of the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, members of the public and civil society have taken up the task to help feed the hungry....

 2020-05-31 04:45 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Curfews-and-clashes-as-US-race-protests-escalate...

Cars-were-set-on-fire-in-Minneapolis-during-demonstrations-against-the-death-in-police-custody-of-unarmed-African-American-George-Floyd...

 2020-05-30 22:36 

Uganda Radio Network

84 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Caseload Rises to 413...

52 cases were truck drivers who entered the country through Elegu and Busia points of entry. The highest number of cases-50 entered through the Elegu point of entry. 32 cases were contacts to previously confirmed cases that were under quarantine, accordin...

 2020-05-30 22:01 

Business Live

Banks' exposure to government debt 'a threat to stability'...

The IMF now sees the government's deficit reaching 13.3% this year...

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