Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon (The Moorlander)

The Moorlander: Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon. “In August 1972, Uganda’s leader, Idi Amin, issued an order requiring Asians living in the country to leave within 90 days. This sparked a mass exodus of nearly 80,000 Ugandan Asians seeking refuge in countries all over the world. The first evacuation flight landed at London’s Stansted Airport on 18th September, 1972, and 50 years later, British Ugandan Asians have excelled in fields such as business, finance, politics, science, and the arts.”

CGTN Africa: Uganda eases COVID-19 restrictions including re-opening of schools and bars

CGTN Africa: Uganda eases COVID-19 restrictions including re-opening of schools and bars. “In a televised speech late on Friday, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools would be reopened on January 10. The East African nation had imposed some of Africa’s toughest restrictions. In September, some measures were eased, including allowing the resumption of education for universities and other post-secondary institutions.”

Covid in Uganda: The man whose children may never return to school (BBC)

BBC: Covid in Uganda: The man whose children may never return to school. “Ten of Fred Ssegawa’s children may never go back to school again. Locked out of formal education since March 2020 by Uganda’s strict coronavirus containment measures, they have been caught up in one of the world’s longest school shutdowns. The two youngest of his 12 children were too little to have started in the first place.”

Citizen Digital: Bloggers, social media users with huge following to be ‘monitored by the state’- Ugandan gov’t orders

Citizen Digital: Bloggers, social media users with huge following to be ‘monitored by the state’- Ugandan gov’t orders . “The Ugandan Communication Commission has asked social media users and bloggers with a large following to ‘register for monitoring by the state’. Those who fit the bill are required to have registered with the commission before October 5, 2020.”

TechJaJa: How is Uganda’s Social Media Tax impacting Citizens Two years later?

TechJaJa: How is Uganda’s Social Media Tax impacting Citizens Two years later?. “As of 23rd March 2020, Uganda has only confirmed one case of the novel coronavirus. The President of Uganda recently issued directives which saw all schools in Uganda closed effective March 20, all gatherings banned, the border’s closed, international flights banned, citizens urged to stay home and many others in order to curb the spread of the virus. But some of the measures for curbing this virus such as having people work remotely, students study at home and an increased reliance on digital transactions, are all hindered by Uganda’s social media and the mobile tax that was introduced in the country in July 2018. “

PML Daily: Excitement! Uganda receives Kings African Riffle digitized history

PML Daily: Excitement! Uganda receives Kings African Riffle digitized history. “The Uganda Government has received a piece of history of the King’s African Rifles (KAR) from the British Government at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala. The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon Adolf Mwesige received the digitalized KAR war records (war diary, medals and citations of KAR ex-service men) on behalf of the Ugandan Government.”

Techweez: Uganda Wants to Register Social Media Influencers

Techweez: Uganda Wants to Register Social Media Influencers. “In Uganda, it is being reported that the communications regulator has directed that influencers with large commercialized online followings must register their activities for monitoring with the sate. They say that this scheme will charge these influencers a $20 fee and it is aimed to clamp down on immoral or prejudiced content.”