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 2020-05-31 15:36 

Business Live

Mauro Icardi signs four-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain...

The loan spell was enough to convince the French club of the Argentinian's quality...

 2020-05-31 15:35 

Business Live

ADEKEYE ADEBAJO: Time is running out for SA to help silence the guns in Africa...

With just seven months remaining on the UN Security Council, SA has yet to draft resolutions...

 2020-05-31 15:35 

Business Live

Hospitality Property Fund fortunes destroyed by lockdown...

Hotel owner is unable to operate feasibly while the country is in lockdown level three...

 2020-05-31 15:35 

Business Live

Global leaders differ on pandemic response as Covid-19 cases pass 6-million...

EU urges enhanced co-operation and common solutions as countries start lifting lockdowns...

 2020-05-31 15:22 

News24

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Govt's decision to ban sale of tobacco is correct, says Phaahla...

Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla has reiterated that the decision to ban the sale of tobacco products is a correct one....

 2020-05-31 15:15 

News24

Coronavirus: SA needs many more ICU beds to be ready for Covid-19 peaks, says Ramaphosa...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that the shortage of ICU beds remains the "greatest need" in the government's fight against Covid-19....

 2020-05-31 15:00 

News24

Ramaphosa to instruct police minister to ensure Free State journalist's 'safe passage' to SA...

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will direct Police Minister Bheki Cele to ensure that Free State community journalist Paul Nthoba can return home safely, after he fled to Lesotho for out of fear for his life....

 2020-05-31 14:47 

Standard Digital

Police officer opens heavy gun fire on woman, wounds her...

A source told The Standard that the woman was in her car when she was flagged down by police....

 2020-05-31 14:40 

Business Live

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Data set to reveal May slump despite lockdown easing...

Absa and IHS Markit indicators will provide a clearer snapshot of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-05-31 14:40 

Business Live

Title-chasing Warren Kennedy decides KZN is the place to be as racing resumes...

Top upcoming events, including the July, are a big attraction for leading rider...

 2020-05-31 14:40 

Business Live

POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: SA heads into level 3 — with some sticking points...

The opening of schools and places of worship, and the continued ban on tobacco products, have elicited much debate...

 2020-05-31 14:40 

Business Live

Almost 16-million people allowed back to work...

New level 3 regulations mark an important strategic shift in the government's approach...

 2020-05-31 14:25 

Uganda Radio Network

31 Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Patients Isolated in Isingiro...

Herbert Muhangi, the chairperson Covid-19 task Force said four more people from one family who are believed to have come closest to the trucker patient are quarantined in their homes because it puts the rest in quarantine at riskiest....

 2020-05-31 14:19 

News24

ANALYSIS | Tobacco trade bred industry with 'criminality, political links embedded in DNA'...

Most cigarette companies are virtuosos in pushing illicit ciggies, side-stepping taxes and sidling up to government officials and politicians....

 2020-05-31 13:57 

Uganda Radio Network

Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate Gulu Celebrate Pentecost Sunday...

The congregation after the mass proceeded to the Holy Mary's House in the convent and grouped in a team of not more than five people where they ate together, played music and shared gifts among themselves....

 2020-05-31 13:46 

Uganda Radio Network

WHO Urging Countries to Revamp Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Consumption...

Lukwata didn't reveal specific data for the number of young smokers in Uganda but acknowledged that Shisha is popular among this age group with three in ten youth in Kampala reporting to have used it. In terms of percentages, tobacco use prevalence st...

 2020-05-31 13:38 

Business Report (IOL)

Mining community reeling from Covid-19 outbreaks...

Miners reeling from Covid-19 outbreaks among the workers after 164 AngloGold Ashanti miners tested positive for the virus and forced it to suspend operations....

 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

[ World ]

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....

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