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First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

The US issued an emergency use authorization for the first self-administered rapid coronavirus test on Tuesday, as other states of the country increase restrictions in attempt to hold the COVID-19 surge. The Food and Drug Administration approved a testing kit of people of 14 and older whom doctors suspect have COVID-19. The test which is […]

Dr. Nabukenya is Makerere’s new acting deputy VC finance

Dr. Nabukenya is Makerere’s new acting deputy VC finance

Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has been appointed acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, in charge of Finance and Administration, for a period of one year; until a substantive Deputy is appointed. Nabukenya was appointed this week by the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma; to deputise Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. Prof. Suruma’s instructions are grounded in powers vested in […]

Labor export ban lifted :government

Labor export ban lifted :government

The Government has lifted restrictions on the exportation of labor giving relief to companies to start sending Ugandans to work in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Somalia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Tumwebaze noted that the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Aggrey David Kibenge would issue a detailed statement on the […]

URA to refund billions in illegal taxes

URA to refund billions in illegal taxes

The Court of Appeal has ordered that Value Added Tax charged on imported goods at a rate of 15% by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is illegal. VAT is a tax on the value added at each stage of the production and distribution process and on the importation of goods. Through Birungyi, Barata & Associates, […]

Trump says he feels ‘very good’ about chances

Trump says he feels ‘very good’ about chances

President Donald Trump said he felt good about his chances for victory as US election day opened Tuesday, predicting that he would register big wins in key states such as Florida and Arizona. “We feel very good,” a hoarse-voiced Trump told Fox News in a phone interview. Trump said he expected victory in all the […]

Americans choose between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Americans choose between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Election Day in the United States is officially under way. The spotlight is on the race for the White House between President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term, and his rival, veteran Democrat Joe Biden. Trump held five rallies in four states – North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin – on the final […]

Ivory Coast president reelected

Ivory Coast president reelected

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara was reelected to a contested third term, electoral authorities said Tuesday, after a vote marred by deadly unrest and a boycott by the opposition who promised to set up a rival “transitional” government. The standoff pitches francophone West Africa’s top economy deeper into a crisis that erupted in August when […]

US donates sh18.5b to help vulnerable Ugandans

US donates sh18.5b to help vulnerable Ugandans

It will facilitate the participation of women, youth, children, and other vulnerable populations in accessing justice USAID Mission Director for Uganda, Richard Nelson. The United States Embassy and US Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced a $5m (sh18.5b) project, which will help to protect the rights of vulnerable Ugandans through helping them to access […]

MP’s want government to bail out collapsing business

MP’s want government to bail out collapsing business

“We have seen cases where President Yoweri Museveni has intervened, asking banks not to take over people’s houses and businesses.” Members of Parliament have appealed to the Government to expedite plans for a stimulus package for Ugandans whose businesses have either collapsed or are about to close. The MPs said several Ugandan businesses were affected […]

India and Us sign satellite data pact ahead of China talks

India and Us sign satellite data pact ahead of China talks

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement will allow the US to share top-secret satellite and sensor data with India. India is set to sign a military agreement with the United States for the sharing of sensitive satellite data as the two sides began a top-level security dialogue aimed at countering China’s growing power in the […]

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