KIU News

Kiu Book Club: The Looting Machine By Tom Burgis
5
Aug

KIU BOOK CLUB: The Looting Machine by Tom Burgis

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - Have you ever wondered why countries, especially African countries with so much resource wealth, continue to feature on the poorest countries list? Well that is what Financial Times' correspondent, Tom Burgis, rev... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Commercial Banks Report More Savings By Ugandans During The Lockdown
5
Aug

KIU BUSINESS DESK: Commercial Banks Report More Savings by Ugandans During the Lockdown

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - According to Bank of Uganda (BoU), Ugandans have been saving at record levels since the lockdown begun. BoU statistics indicate that as of May 2020, the amount of money Ugandans had in banks as term deposits reach... read more

Kiu International Desk: Russia Planning On Mass Vaccination As Early As October
5
Aug

KIU INTERNATIONAL DESK: Russia Planning on Mass Vaccination as Early as October

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - According to the Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, Russia is planning to carry out a mass vaccination campaign against Coronavirus in October this year. The vaccination will be free of charge, and the mi... read more

Kiu International Desk: The Great Green Wall Project
3
Aug

KIU International Desk: The Great Green Wall Project

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - Desertification is a major problem around the world. In 2018, it was noted that the Sahara desert had increased by about 10% in size over the last century. This expansion was due to a combination of man-made clima... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 3 In The Present And The Past
3
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 3 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Niger). Independence Day is celebrated in Niger with official festivals and appearances of political leaders, an official broadcast by the President as well as the tradition, since 1975, that every Nigerien ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Kenya Turns Kenyatta Stadium Into Makeshift Hospital
31
Jul

KIU International Desk: Kenya Turns Kenyatta Stadium Into Makeshift Hospital

The Kenyan government has decided to turn Kenyatta Stadium into a makeshift hospital, as the numbers of increasing COVID-19 patients continue to overwhelm health centres, reports africanews.Kenya’s COVID-19 cases have spiked in the past week, with ... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Government Okays 3 Private Labs To Conduct Covid-19 Tests
31
Jul

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Government Okays 3 Private Labs to Conduct COVID-19 Tests

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - The government has accredited 3 private laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests in a bid to build more capacity in the fight against the pandemic.The accredited laboratories are MBN laboratory, Lancet Lab and Medip... read more

Kiu Teaching Hospital Receive Certificate For Winning American Nurse Journal International Team Award
31
Jul

KIU Teaching Hospital Receive Certificate for Winning American Nurse Journal International Team Award

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital have finally received their certificate recognizing them as the winners of the International Team Award at the 2020 All-Pro Nursing Team Awards, which were organized by the American Nurse Journal.The win ... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 31 In The Present And The Past
31
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 31 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Eid Al-Adha. Muslims around the world today celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha - the Festival of Sacrifice - which falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Muslim lunar calendar. Eid al-A... read more

Kiu International Desk: Millions Of Kenyans At Risk Of Hunger Due To Covid-19
30
Jul

KIU International Desk: Millions of Kenyans at Risk of Hunger due to COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - At least 3.6 million people in Kenya are at risk of hunger as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kenyan newspaper, Daily Nation. This comes at a time when the country is grapp... read more

Campus News: Hesfb Extends Deadline For Applications To Students Loan Scheme
30
Jul

Campus News: HESFB Extends Deadline for Applications to Students Loan scheme

KIU, Western Campus – The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) has extended the deadline for submitting applications to the Students Loan Scheme for the academic year 2020/2021 from July 31 to August 31.Through a public notice released... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Bankers Association Launches ‘no Merchant Surcharge’ Campaign
30
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Bankers Association Launches ‘No Merchant Surcharge’ Campaign

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus – The Uganda Banker's Association (UBA) has launched the ‘No Merchant Surcharge’ Campaign dubbed "Pay with your card at No extra cost". While speaking at a press briefing on July 28, the UBA Executive Dir... read more

Kiu International Desk: Gambian President Adama Barrow Goes Into Isolation Over Covid-19 Fears
30
Jul

KIU International Desk: Gambian President Adama Barrow Goes Into Isolation Over COVID-19 Fears

The President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has gone into self-isolation over fears that he might have contracted COVID-19 after his Vice-President, Isatou Touray tested positive on July 29, according to BBC Africa.Ms Touray, who said she was in good ... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 30 In The Present And The Past
30
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 30 in the Present and the Past

What is Happening Today?International Friendship Day. It was put in place to celebrate, well, friendship. It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay. The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to designate 30 July as the International Day of F... read more

Kiu International Desk: Seven Babies Die In Zimbabwe Due To Covid-19 Staffing Issues
29
Jul

KIU International Desk: Seven Babies Die in Zimbabwe Due to COVID-19 Staffing Issues

Seven babies died at Zimbabwe’s Central Harare Hospital on Monday night because they were not given emergency treatment because of staffing issues which caused understaffing at the hospital, according to the BBC.The understaffing was caused by an o... read more

Boda-boda Cyclists Hiring Teachers In Namutumba To Record Passenger Details
29
Jul

Boda-Boda Cyclists Hiring Teachers in Namutumba to Record Passenger Details

By Stephen Wandera KIU, Main Campus- Private school teachers in Namutumba District are being hired by Boda-Boda cyclists to help them record their passenger details for 300 shillings per passenger, according to a Daily Monitor report. The C... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 29 In The Present And The Past
29
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 29 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Tiger Day. This is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a glob... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Covid-19 Recoveries Surpass 1,000 As 5 New Cases Are Confirmed
29
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: COVID-19 Recoveries Surpass 1,000 as 5 new Cases are Confirmed

The number of Ugandans who have recovered from COVID-19 has surpassed the 1,000 mark after the Ministry of Health announced 39 new recoveries in their daily COVID-19 update released today afternoon.5 new cases were also confirmed from the 2,694 sampl... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Value Of The Uganda Shilling Against The Dollar Appreciates
29
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Value of the Uganda Shilling Against the Dollar Appreciates

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Uganda shilling has appreciated by at least 5.2 % since March when it went as high as 3900 shillings for a dollar, according to data from various banks and forex bureaus,   The reason noted for... read more

Scores Of School Girls Conceive, Get Married During Lockdown
28
Jul

Scores of School Girls Conceive, Get Married During Lockdown

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Around 2,372 school-going girls have conceived and another 128 got married during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to authorities in Kitgum, Ngora, Kyegegwa, Kasese and Lyantonde districts.Additionally, Po... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 7 New Cases Confirmed From July 27 Tests
28
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: 7 new Cases Confirmed From July 27 Tests

The Ministry of Health has this afternoon announced that 7 new positive cases were confirmed from the 1,885 samples of COVID-19 suspects that were tested on July 27.A ministry statement says that of the 7 cases, 5 were truck drivers, 1 an alert from ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Commercial Banks Resume Full Operations
28
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Commercial Banks Resume Full Operations

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus- Following the national lockdown announced by President Yoweri Museveni on March 18, most banks scaled down their operations, especially the opening time, which was reduced from the normal working hours to between 9... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 28 In The Present And The Past
28
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 28 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Hepatitis Day. It is observed on July 28 every year and it is aimed at raising global awareness about Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E  and encouraging prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Hepatitis affec... read more

Milestone Alert: Kiu
28
Jul

Milestone Alert: KIU's Omuya Becomes First Ugandan to be Selected for BBC Future News World Wide Conference

KIU, Main Campus - Noah Omuya, a journalism student set to graduate with a Bachelor of Mass Communication from Kampala International University, recently joined 100 delegates who participated in the British Council Future News Worldwide Conference at... read more

Breaking News: Kiu Emerges 3rd Best University In Uganda
27
Jul

BREAKING NEWS: KIU Emerges 3rd Best University in Uganda

Kampala International University maintained her leading position as the No 1 private university in Uganda and has emerged as the No 1 private university in East Africa in the just-published Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. A total of 69 Uni... read more

Kiu International Desk: Zambian Aids Activist And Mp Tests Positive For Covid-19
27
Jul

KIU International Desk: Zambian AIDS Activist and MP Tests Positive for COVID-19

Zambian MP and HIV/AIDS activist Princess Kasune Zulu, who is also living with HIV has announced that she has tested for COVID-19, according to the BBC.Zulu is a member of the opposition United Party for National Development and she was tested on Thu... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 13 New Infections, Cumulative Cases Now 1,128
27
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 13 new Infections, Cumulative Cases now 1,128

Uganda has registered an additional 13 cases of COVID-19 patients from the 1,812 tests done on July 26, the Ministry of Health has announced.The 13 cases include 5 truck drivers, 7 contacts of previously confirmed cases and an alert from Kampala dist... read more

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27
Jul

KIU's Peter Maswi to Participate in October Tanzanian General Election

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Kampala International University law student, Peter Maswi, has announced his intention to stand in the Tanzanian General Election slated for October 28.October.Maswi is contesting for the position of Ward ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Kcca Bans Boda-bodas From Central Business District
27
Jul

KIU Business Desk: KCCA Bans Boda-Bodas From Central Business District

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - As Boda-Bodas resume work today, 27th July 2020, they will not follow their normal routes in Kampala after the Minister of Kampala, Betty Amongi, announced that Cabinet had approved a Bodaboda Free Zone wher... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 27 In The Present And The Past
27
Jul

KIU Trivia: June 27 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Korean War Veterans Memorial Day (United States of America).  Each July 27 is "National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day and it honours those who fought in the Korean War of 1950.Cross Atlantic Communication Day (USA).I... read more

Press Release: Kampala International University (kiu) Appoints Prof. Mahmood Mamdani As Chancellor
22
Jul

PRESS RELEASE: Kampala International University (KIU) Appoints Prof. Mahmood Mamdani as Chancellor

Kampala International University (KIU) is pleased to announce the appointment of PROF. MAHMOOD MAMDANI as CHANCELLOR. His appointment follows a successful end of tenure of Prof J. M. P. Sebuwufu, who has served diligently and with total commitment, f... read more

Kiu International Desk: Afdb Africa Investment Forum Prepares $3.79 Billion Stimulus Package For African Firms
21
Jul

KIU International Desk: AfDB Africa Investment Forum Prepares $3.79 Billion Stimulus Package for African Firms

KIU, Western Campus – The African Development Bank (AfDB), through the Africa Investment Forum held over the weekend, has announced a $3.79 billion stimulus package, aimed at addressing COVID-19 impacts on Africa’s private sector.A statement on t... read more

Kiu Alumni Voices: Deus Nabaasa Explores Political Heights
21
Jul

KIU Alumni Voices: Deus Nabaasa Explores Political Heights

KIU, Western Campus – Deus Nabaasa Kasajabu made the decision to join elective politics after an avoidable decision from one of the local leaders came at a huge cost.The leader, whom Nabaasa doesn’t want to name, turned away a woman who came comp... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Kiu’s Linus Kirungi Making Best Flavoured Popcorn In Ishaka
21
Jul

KIU Business Desk: KIU’s Linus Kirungi Making Best Flavoured Popcorn in Ishaka

KIU, Western Campus – As soon as President Yoweri Museveni announced the closure of educational institutions on March 20 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Linus Wamari Kirungi smelt an opportunity, one that he had in mind for long but had never got... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 21 In The Present And The Past
21
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 21 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Belgian National Day. Belgian National Day celebrates the birth of the Belgian nation, Belgian culture and pride and Belgium’s independence from the Netherlands. On July 21, 1831, Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg and Gotha swore all... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Staff In 6000 Catholic Schools To Go Unpaid
20
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Staff in 6000 Catholic Schools to go Unpaid

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) last week stopped payments for all its employees in the Catholic Church privately-owned education institutions across the country.  Through its dioceses, archdi... read more

Kiu Book Club: Between The World And Me By Ta-nehisi Coates
20
Jul

KIU BOOK CLUB: BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME BY TA-NEHISI COATES

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - Written as a letter to his teenage son Samori, Ta-Nehisi Coates uses his life experiences and his quests of searching of knowledge as a means to probe the plight of a black male man in US following the afterm... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Records 4 New Covid-19 Cases
20
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Records 4 New COVID-19 Cases

KIU Main Campus - Uganda’s total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 1,069 after the Ministry of Health reported four (4) new cases on Monday. “Of the four (4) confirmed cases today, 2 are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and Rwanda... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ugandans Stranded In South America Repatriated
20
Jul

COVID-19 UPDATES: UGANDANS STRANDED IN SOUTH AMERICA REPATRIATED

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The first bunch of 28 Ugandans stranded in Brazil, on Friday, departed the Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil on a repatriation flight bound for Entebbe via Addis Ababa.A sec... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Museveni To Address The Nation On Covid-19 Situation In Uganda On Tuesday
20
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Museveni to Address the Nation on COVID-19 Situation in Uganda on Tuesday

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - President Museveni is set to address the nation on Tuesday 21st July 2020, on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.According to President Museveni’s Senior Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, the president’s... read more

Kiu Business Desk: 85 People Lose Jobs As Pep Stores Closes Due To Covid-19
17
Jul

KIU Business Desk: 85 People Lose Jobs as PEP Stores Closes Due to COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – 85 employees of PEP Stores have been rendered jobless following the closure of the operations of the clothing discount retailer’s operations in Uganda, according to a Daily Monitor report.According to the report, the closure... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 5 New Cases Confirmed From July 16 Tests
17
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: 5 new Cases Confirmed From July 16 Tests

Uganda’s new COVID-19 confirmed cases remained in single figures as 5 were confirmed from the 3,696 samples tested on July 16, the Ministry of Health has announced today afternoon.According to the office of the Director-General of Health Services, ... read more

Campus News: Arntd Announces Research Grants For University Researchers
17
Jul

Campus News: ARNTD Announces Research Grants for University Researchers

KIU, Western Campus – The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) is seeking to fund research proposals for both operational and implementation research on ‘’Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Afri... read more

Kiu International Desk: Kenyan University Students Begin Production Of Ventilators
17
Jul

KIU International Desk: Kenyan University Students Begin Production of Ventilators

KIU, Western Campus – Students from Kenyatta University’s School of Engineering have begun the mass production of ventilators and nasal swabs to help meet the country’s health sector shortage as Kenya continues to grapple with rising COVID-19 i... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 17 In The Present And The Past
17
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 17 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day for International Justice. It is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17, as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 is the date of the a... read more

Kiu International Desk: South Africa Surpasses 300,000 Covid-19 Cases
16
Jul

KIU International Desk: South Africa Surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 Cases

KIU, Main Campus - South Africa has surpassed the 300,000 COVID-19 cases mark after recording 12,757 cases on July 15, bringing the total number to 311,049, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed. Dr Mkhize said that the country had reco... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 8 New Covid-19 Cases Found As No Truck Drivers Test Positive
16
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: 8 New COVID-19 Cases Found as no Truck Drivers Test Positive

No truck drivers were diagnosed with COVID-19 as 8 new cases were confirmed from the 2,402 samples tested on July 15, the Ministry of Health has announced.A COVID-19 update from the office of the Director-General of Health Services, Henry Mwebesa rev... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Bitcoin Scam Hackers Attack Major Us Twitter Accounts
16
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Bitcoin Scam Hackers Attack Major US Twitter Accounts

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - "Everyone is asking me to give back. You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000," read a tweet from the official account of Bill Gates. Gates and other prominent people's accounts were simultaneously attac... read more

Kiu Alumni Voices: How Sovereign Hasahya Got Her First Class Degree
16
Jul

KIU Alumni Voices: How Sovereign Hasahya Got Her First Class Degree

Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - Sovereign Hasahya was not only the first student from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration to graduate with a first-class degree at KIU in three years, but she was also the best female student at ... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health Installs Intensive Care Equipment In Hospitals
16
Jul

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health Installs Intensive Care Equipment in Hospitals

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced that it is currently installing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment in Regional Referral Hospitals across the country.According to the announcement from the Ministry, the installation is be... read more

Government To Resume Repatriation Of Ugandans Stranded Abroad
16
Jul

Government to Resume Repatriation of Ugandans Stranded Abroad

KIU, Main Campus - The government of Uganda through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the resumption of repatriation of Ugandans stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which had been halted for two weeks after quarantine centres we... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 16 In The Present And The Past
16
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 16 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Snake Day. World Snake Day is an important day aimed at increasing awareness about the different species of snake all around the world. Of the 3,500 species of snake around the world, there are only around 600 that... read more

Kiu International Desk: South African Minister, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19
15
Jul

KIU International Desk: South African Minister, Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus - South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the BBC reports.According to the same report, Mantashe and his wife are currently in isolation but the minis... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Ministry Of Finance Orders New Budget Cuts
15
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Ministry of Finance Orders new Budget Cuts

By Rogers M. Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Finance is to effect a number of budget cuts intended to prioritize much-needed sectors in a bid to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 lockdown ends.According to the Daily Monitor, Min... read more

Covid-19 Updates: New Covid-19 Infections Continue To Lower As Only 3 New Cases Are Confirmed
15
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: New COVID-19 Infections Continue to Lower as Only 3 New Cases are Confirmed

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Uganda continues to lower after only 3 new cases were confirmed from tests done on July 14, bringing the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to date to 1,043. This follows the 11 new cases confirmed on Tu... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 15 In The Present And The Past
15
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 15 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Sultan’s Birthday (Brunei).  Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei, as well as the Prime Minister of Brunei, making him one of the last absolute monarchs.After Queen Elizabeth II... read more

Staying Well Together: How To Relieve Muscle Pain After Working Out
14
Jul

Staying Well Together: How to Relieve Muscle Pain After Working Out

KIU, Main Campus – With many people self-isolating at home during the COVID-19 lockdown, exercising instantly became a priority activity.However, doing exercises especially when you are not used to them can lead to muscle pain, which can at times b... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 11 New Covid-19 Cases Bring Uganda’s Total To 1,040
14
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: 11 new COVID-19 Cases Bring Uganda’s Total to 1,040

The Ministry of Health has announced 11 new COVID-19 cases from 2,575 tests carried out on July 13, bringing the country’s total confirmed infections to 1,040.A press release from the Ministry, signed by the Director-General of Health Services, Hen... read more

Kiu International Desk: About 9.7m Children Likely To Drop Out Of School After Covid-19
14
Jul

KIU International Desk: About 9.7M Children Likely to Drop out of School After COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Deep budget cuts to education and rising poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force at least 9.7 million children out of school forever by the end of this year, with millions more falling behind i... read more

Kiu Book Club: Start With Why By Simon Sinek
14
Jul

KIU Book Club: Start With Why by Simon Sinek

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In order to succeed at different things, you need to ask yourself some questions. Questions like “What am I going to do to succeed?”, “How will I do it?”, “Why should I do what I'm going to do?” ... read more

Staying Well Together: Planning Helps Prevent Stress
14
Jul

Staying Well Together: Planning Helps Prevent Stress

KIU, Main Campus – Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension, according to medlineplus.gov. it can come from any event or thought that makes you frustrated, angry or nervous.Stress can be positive, though most of the time it leads to anx... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 14 In The Present And The Past
14
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 14 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Non-Binary People’s Day. Non-binary or genderqueer is a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine - identities that are outside the gender binary. It is a completely natural ... read more

Staying Well Together: How To Deal With Obsessive Thoughts
14
Jul

Staying Well Together: How to Deal With Obsessive Thoughts

KIU, Main Campus - Obsessive thinking is an inability to gain control over recurrent, distressing thoughts and images, according to cognitive-behavior-therapy.com. These thoughts and images are embedded in a complex network of feelings, sensations an... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Commercial Banks Decide To Follow Bou Directive On Interest Rates
13
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Commercial Banks Decide to Follow BoU Directive on Interest Rates

KIU, Western Campus – Commercial Banks in Uganda, under their umbrella organization, the Uganda Bankers Association (UBA), have agreed to slash the interest rates charged on loans in accordance with a Bank of Uganda (BoU) directive issued on July 7... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 4 New Covid -19 Cases
13
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 4 new COVID -19 Cases

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has today, July 13 announced 4 new COVID-19 cases from the 1,702 samples tested on July 12, bringing the total number of cases in Uganda to 1,029 so far.According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the D... read more

World Population Day: President Museveni Credits Uganda’s Population Youthfulness For Covid-19 Successes
13
Jul

World Population Day: President Museveni Credits Uganda’s Population Youthfulness for COVID-19 Successes

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni has said that the youthfulness of Uganda’s population worked in the country’s favour in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.“Uganda has a predominantly young population with tho... read more

Kiu International Desk: South Africa Bans Booze, Reinstates Curfew As Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 4000
13
Jul

KIU International Desk: South Africa Bans Booze, Reinstates Curfew as COVID-19 Deaths Exceed 4000

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa yesterday July 12 reinstated the ban on alcohol sale and distribution in his country to relieve hospitals of the number of trauma patients and enable them to have mo... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 13 In The Present And The Past
13
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 13 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Town Criers Day. A town crier, also called a bellman, is an officer of a royal court or public authority who makes public pronouncements as required. In traditional African culture, town criers were tasked with ... read more

Campus News: Kiu Students Express Readiness To Continue With E-learning
10
Jul

Campus News: KIU Students Express Readiness to Continue With E-learning

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The KIU student's fraternity has expressed readiness to continue studying online, in compliance with Ministry of Education guidelines. This comes after the Ministry of Education and Sports through Uganda Nation... read more

Kiu International Desk: Kenya Loses Female Doctor To Covid-19
10
Jul

KIU International Desk: Kenya Loses Female Doctor to COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – A female doctor in Kenya has become the first COVID-19 victim among the 186 health workers who were diagnosed with the disease in the country, according to the country’s medics union, the BBC reports.Dr Adisa Lugaliki, 38, w... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Commercial Banks Meet To Discuss Bank Of Uganda Directive On  Lending Rates
10
Jul

KIU Business Desk: Commercial Banks Meet to Discuss Bank of Uganda Directive on Lending Rates

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Chief executive officers of commercial banks have today, June 10 met to discuss the directive from Bank of Uganda requiring them to slash interest rates on loans with immediate effect.The Governor of t... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
10
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1000 as 6 new Cases are Confirmed

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda's COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1000 as 6 new cases have been registered, according to the Ministry of Health. The 6 were from the 2,048 samples that were tested yesterday June 9, bringing the country’s tot... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 10 In The Present And The Past
10
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 10 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Bahamas). This holiday commemorates the day when The Bahamas became a fully independent nation on July 10, 1973, separating from the United Kingdom.Armed Forces Day (Mauritania). July 10 is Armed Forces Day ... read more

South African Queen Succumbs To Covid-19
10
Jul

South African Queen Succumbs to COVID-19

KIU, Main campus- Queen Noloyisa, widow to the late King Maxhobha Sandile has died after contracting COVID-19, state-owned broadcaster SABC reported on Wednesday.According to SABC, the 56-year-old deceased is a sister to the current Zulu monarch, Kin... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Reaches 1,000 Covid-19 Infection Threshold
9
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Reaches 1,000 COVID-19 Infection Threshold

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda has reached the unwelcome milestone of registering 1,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases.This follows an additional 23 infections which were registered from the 3,316 samples tested on July 8, the Ministry of Health has announ... read more

Alumni Voices: Covid-19 Crisis Triggers The Ascent Of Alumnus Akida Parrots
9
Jul

Alumni Voices: COVID-19 Crisis Triggers the Ascent of Alumnus Akida Parrots

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic saw many businesses and brands close and suspend their operations, but the crisis has also been a blessing in disguise to some businesses and personalities. Among the bu... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: How Does Apple And Google’s Covid-19 Contact Tracing Technology Work?
9
Jul

Fighting Coronavirus Together: How Does Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology Work?

KIU, Western Campus - News came out early this month that Apple and Google had developed an App on iPhones and Android phones to enable contact tracing.However, the two companies came out and clarified that they had not installed an App but an Applic... read more

Kiu International Desk: United States Of America Surpasses Three Million Coronavirus Cases
9
Jul

KIU International Desk: United States of America Surpasses Three Million Coronavirus cases

KIU, Main Campus- The United States has surpassed 3 million COVID-19 cases after recording more than 59,400 new infections on Wednesday, July 8, according to the New York Times database. The surge in numbers has put a strain on the health care s... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 9 In The Present And The Past
9
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 9 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (South Sudan).  South Sudanese from throughout the country and the world came together on July 9 in the capital city of Juba to celebrate the birth of the new nation, the Republic of South Sudan. This fo... read more

Academic World Mourns Prof Tolly Mbwette
8
Jul

Academic World Mourns Prof Tolly Mbwette

KIU, Western Campus – The academic world is still in shock over the death of Prof Tolly Mbwette, who has been the Chairperson of the University Council at Kampala International University in Tanzania (KIUT).Prof Mbwette passed away last week at Aga... read more

Campus News: Kiu Western Campus Guild President Requests Government To Release Roadmap On Reopening Of Schools
8
Jul

Campus News: KIU Western Campus Guild President Requests Government to Release Roadmap on Reopening of Schools

KIU, Western Campus – The Guild President for KIU Western Campus, John Natumanya has appealed to the government to come out with a clear roadmap on when or whether education institutions will reopen.Natumanya said this will help parents to plan cle... read more

Kiu Book Club: Instinct: The Power To Unleash Your Inborn Drive By T. D. Jakes
8
Jul

KIU Book Club: Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T. D. Jakes

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - I always find Bishop T. D. Jakes' books phenomenal, this book notwithstanding. Written in a very simplistic fashion, Jakes brings you to where you get out of your normal standpoint and you actually star... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 8 In The Present And The Past
8
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 8 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Math 2.0 Day. Math 2.0 Day celebrates math and technology, specifically the intersection between the two. On the day, mathematicians, educators, innovators, and policymakers come together to celebrate and also to raise awaren... read more

Staying Well Together: Uganda To Commemorate World Population Day Amidst Lockdown
8
Jul

Staying Well Together: Uganda to Commemorate World Population Day Amidst Lockdown

KIU, Main Campus-The 2020 World Population Day will be celebrated on Saturday, July 11 with Lwengo district taking the lead in the main celebrations while observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.Thi... read more

Kiu International Desk: Melbourne Ordered Back Into Lockdown Starting Today
7
Jul

KIU International Desk: Melbourne Ordered Back Into Lockdown Starting Today

 KIU Main Campus- Melbourne State in Australia has been ordered into another phase of lockdown after it recorded 191 new cases of COVID-19. The decision was taken by the Victorian government and is meant to restrict the movement of over 3,000 pe... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 18 New Covid-19 Cases As Numbers Climb To 971
7
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 18 new COVID-19 Cases as Numbers Climb to 971

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The ministry of Health has announced that it has confirmed 18 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 971.Seven of these are truck drivers, three of whom arrived from Kenya via Malaba while ... read more

Campus News: Kiu Partners With Wolters Kluwer Health Library
7
Jul

Campus News: KIU Partners With Wolters Kluwer Health Library

KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University has partnered with the Wolters Kluwer Health Library, the largest provider of authoritative scientific information in the world.Wolters Kluwer provides information in the fields of Medicine and... read more

Staying Well Together: Nche Issues New Guidelines For  E-learning
7
Jul

Staying Well Together: NCHE Issues new Guidelines for E-learning

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The National Council for Higher education has issued new guidelines for e-learning to be followed by all institutions of higher learning across the country before being permitted to commence remote teaching during t... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 7 In The Present And The Past
7
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 7 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Saba Saba Day. This Day celebrates the 1954 founding of the Tanzanian political party, TANU, the Tanganyika African National Union. Saba Saba means "seven seven" in Swahili, the national language of Tanzania, and of Tanganyik... read more

Kiu International Desk: India Becomes 3rd Worst Hit Nation Globally
6
Jul

KIU International Desk: India Becomes 3rd Worst hit Nation Globally

KIU, Main Campus-India has reported more than 23,000 new Coronavirus cases becoming the third most hit country globally behind Brazil with 1.6m cases and the United States with 2.88 million cases.The country has now recorded a total of 697,000 cases,... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 1,500 Ugandans Stranded Abroad As Government Halts Their Return, Again
6
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: 1,500 Ugandans Stranded Abroad as Government Halts Their Return, Again

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - According to a statement released on July 3rd, 2020, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government is not going to accept anymore returnees from this week (from July 4th, 2020). This is intended to ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 14 More Ugandans Test Positive For Coronavirus
6
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: 14 More Ugandans Test Positive for Coronavirus

By Stuart BogereKIU Main Campus - Uganda has registered 14 new cases of COVID-19 according to a statement by the Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, Dr.Henry Mwebesa. The new cases were from the 3,103 samples tested yesterday.Of the ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
3
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 911

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - As of 3rd July 2020, the Ministry of Health announced that it had confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases bringing the total of confirmed cases to 911.According to a press statement released by the ministry, of the... read more

Mtn, Ncba Micro Loan Platform Now Has Seven Million Users
3
Jul

MTN, NCBA Micro Loan Platform now has Seven Million Users

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - During the launch of NCBA's new logo, which comes after NC and CBA's successful merger, Anthony Ndegwa, NCBA's Chief Executive Officer, said that their micro loan platform now has seven million users. Th... read more

Agency Banking Grows Leaps And Bounds
3
Jul

Agency Banking Grows Leaps and Bounds

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - According to the Uganda Bankers' Association (UBA), agency banking has grown to a monthly average of UGX2.2trillion transactional volume since its inception in Uganda in 2018.Agency banking has revolutionaliz... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 4 New Covid-19 Cases As Recoveries Exceed 800
1
Jul

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 4 new COVID-19 Cases as Recoveries Exceed 800

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - As of 1st July 2020, the Ministry of Health announced 4 new COVID-19 in Uganda. According to the press release, of the four cases that were confirmed, one is a truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Mal... read more

Kiu Trivia: July 1 In The Present And The Past
1
Jul

KIU Trivia: July 1 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Rwanda and Burundi). The two East African Community members celebrate their independence from Belgium on July 1, 1962. We congratulate the KIU Rwandese and Burundian communities on their countries’ indepen... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Microbiologist Uses Micro-organisms To Sensitize About Covid-19
1
Jul

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Microbiologist Uses Micro-organisms to Sensitize About COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital Microbiologist, Dr. Theophilus Pius, is using micro-organisms to spread the right information about COVID-19.Dr. Theophilus uses the micro-organisms to create letters and words, which have messages aimed ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Africa Cup Of Nations Postponed To 2022
1
Jul

KIU International Desk: Africa Cup of Nations Postponed to 2022

KIU Main Campus - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the African Cup of Nations tournament to January 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Tuesday in a video conference. ‘’After consultation with st... read more

Kiu International Desk: China Researchers Discover New Flu With Pandemic Potential
1
Jul

KIU International Desk: China Researchers Discover New Flu with Pandemic Potential

KIU Main Campus - A study carried out by scientists at Chinese University and China Centre for Disease Control revealed a new type of swine flu that can spark off a new pandemic in the future.According to the study released on Monday by the US S... read more

Kiu Business Desk: African Continental Free Trade Area To Move Forward Despite Covid-19
24
Jun

KIU Business Desk: African Continental Free Trade Area to Move Forward Despite COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus -  Wamkele Mene, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement top official has said that the Africa-wide free-trade agreement is unlikely to face any further delays even if a second wave of COVID-19 infections h... read more

Kiu International Desk: South Africa Fast Tracks Covid-19 Vaccine Trials
24
Jun

KIU International desk: South Africa Fast Tracks COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

KIU, Western Campus – The government of South Africa yesterday, June 23 announced plans to begin clinical trials this week for a vaccine against COVID-19, which has ravaged one of Africa’s biggest economies.“Participants from across Africa will... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ugandans Stranded Abroad Start Returning
24
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ugandans Stranded Abroad Start Returning

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Thirty-two Ugandans who have been stranded in Khartoum, Sudan arrived at Entebbe International Airport yesterday, June 23 after being repatriated by the government.These are the first of over 2,300 Ugandan... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
24
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 800

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s case count to 805. According to a tweet from the Ministry of Health, 6 of these confirmed cases are truck drivers from the ... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 24 In The Present And The Past
24
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 24 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Bannockburn Day (Scotland). The Battle of Bannockburn on 23 and 24 June 1314 was a victory of the army of King of Scots Robert the Bruce over the army of King Edward II of England in the First War of Scottish Independence. Th... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 23 In The Present And The Past
23
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 23 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Widows Day. This is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the "poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries". The day takes place annually on 23 June.Inte... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Western Campus Students Provide Covid-19 Information In 5 Local Languages
23
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Western Campus Students Provide COVID-19 Information in 5 Local Languages

KIU, Western Campus – A group of KIU Western Campus students under an umbrella organization called "Wake Up Youths Africa", are translating COVID-19 information from the Ministry of Health and other reputable health agencies into five local languag... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni Maintains Lockdown Restrictions
23
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni Maintains Lockdown Restrictions

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has maintained most of the restrictions that have been in place to combat COVID-19. Restrictions on public gatherings, closure of education institutions, boda-bodas ferrying people, ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: “opening Educational Institutions Too Risky” – President Museveni
23
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: “Opening Educational Institutions too Risky” – President Museveni

KIU, Western Campus - President Yoweri Museveni has said that opening educational institutions is “too risky” and urged Ugandans to be patient with him on that.While addressing the country yesterday June 22, the president said, "Nobody who cares ... read more

Staying Well Together: Uganda To Hold Virtual Campaigns
22
Jun

Staying Well Together: Uganda to hold virtual campaigns

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Last week, the Electoral Commission, which is headed by Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, released a new Electoral roadmap that indicated that general elections are to be held between January 10 and February ... read more

Kiu Book Club: Destined For War: Can America And China Escape The Thucydides
22
Jun

KIU Book Club: Destined For War: Can America and China escape the Thucydides' trap? by Graham Allison

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Have you ever wondered where the relationship between the world's current two giants, the US and China is going? Whether it will decline considerably to war? Well you are not alone and in this rather long book, ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 4 New Covid-19 Cases As Uganda
22
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 4 new COVID-19 Cases as Uganda's Recoveries Clock 631

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning released a statement indicating that Uganda registered four new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 774.Two of the confirmed cases are truck drivers.  One arrived from S... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 22 In The Present And The Past
22
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 22 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Anti-Fascist Struggle Day. This is a national holiday in Croatia. It is celebrated on June 22, as it marks the events that happened in World War II, the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against the... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Hotel Industry In Africa Takes Major Hit Due To Covid-19
19
Jun

KIU Business Desk: Hotel Industry in Africa Takes Major Hit due to COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – The Hotel Industry in Africa is set to face a slowdown of up to 40%, after hundreds of planned construction projects have been shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a BBC report.Accommodation groups had planned to... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Medical Association Conducting Fundraising Drive For Ppe
19
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Medical Association Conducting Fundraising Drive for PPE

KIU, Western Campus – The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) is currently running a fundraising drive for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), which was launched on June 16 at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.The drive, whose launch was... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 18 More Covid-19 Cases
19
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 18 More COVID-19 Cases

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has this morning announced 18 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 755.Of the 18, five are truck drivers; 2 from Busia, 1 from Mirama Hills, 1 from Bunagana and 1 fr... read more

Kiu International Desk: President Hernandez Of Honduras Receiving Treatment For Covid-19
19
Jun

KIU International Desk: President Hernandez of Honduras Receiving Treatment for COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, was on Wednesday this week admitted to a military hospital with pneumonia, after revealing that he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19. Accordin... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 19 In The Present And The Past
19
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 19 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Juneteenth (United States of America).  Juneteenth is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army general Gor... read more

Campus News: Kiu
18
Jun

Campus News: KIU's Corporate Woodball King Starts Training

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - First corporate circuit champion, Ainamaani Twijukye has resumed individual training ahead of the second wood ball circuit that is supposed to take place in Bugema at a date yet to be disclosed due to COVID-19 pa... read more

Kiu Business Desk: China To Give African Countries Debt Relief
18
Jun

KIU Business Desk: China to Give African Countries Debt Relief

KIU, Western Campus – Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that his country is going to cancel interest-free loans owed to them by several African countries, according to the BBC.He told a China-Africa summit on COVID-19 on Wednesday that Afr... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
18
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Clock 741

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning announced that Uganda has confirmed nine(9) new COVID-19 cases. In a press statement it released this morning, the ministry said four of the confirmed cases are truck dri... read more

Kiu International Desk: Burundi
18
Jun

KIU International Desk: Burundi's new President to be Sworn in Today

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - After the untimely death of Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi was left in an unprecedented time where an incumbent president died in office. Fortunately for the country, they had just come from an election and... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 18 In The Present And The Past
18
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 18 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Autistic Pride Day. Originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, it is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in b... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 New Covid-19 As Recoveries Clock 409
17
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 new COVID-19 as Recoveries Clock 409

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning confirmed 8 new COVID-19 cases from a total sample of 2,526 tests that were done yesterday, June 16.The eight cases include two cases that are truck drivers from Kenya via... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 17 In The Present And The Past
17
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 17 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertifi... read more

Kiu Business Desk: East African Banks Severely Affected By Covid-19
16
Jun

KIU Business Desk: East African Banks Severely Affected by COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus - Central banks in East Africa have been cutting interest rates to encourage businesses to borrow, but the strategy is not working, according to a BBC report.Kenya and Uganda have reduced their benchmark rates to 7% and Rwanda's c... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Entebbe Referral Hospital Discharges 47 More Covid-19 Patients
16
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Entebbe Referral Hospital Discharges 47 More COVID-19 Patients

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Entebbe Grade B Hospital yesterday, June 15, discharged 47 more COVID-19 patients who have recovered, most of them truck drivers. Dr Henry Mwebesa, Director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health ... read more

Kiu Book Club: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
16
Jun

KIU Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Have you ever wondered why literature written by Africans is hard to find? I always do! Chimamanda's style of writing is so captivating that when you start reading her works like this one or her other b... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
16
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 700 Mark

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed the 700 mark as 19 tested positive yesterday, June 15.  The Ministry of Health has revealed that these cases are from the 2,212 samples that were tested yesterday.6 of the n... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 16 In The Present And The Past
16
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 16 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?The Day of the African Child. This day has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It honours those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 9 More Ugandans Test Positive For Coronavirus
15
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 9 More Ugandans Test Positive for Coronavirus

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has registered 9 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health confirms. In a statement by Dr.Henry Mwebesa, the Director of Public Health at the ministry, the new cases were from the 2,677 samples tested on ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ministry Of Health Clarifies On The Sudden Death Of Truck Driver
15
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Ministry of Health clarifies on the sudden death of truck driver

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has issued the a statement in a bid to clarify the sudden death of a Kenyan truck driver who was found dead under truck on Saturday evening, 13th June 2020. The driver was found dead unde... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 240 Ugandans Discharged As Covid-19 Cases Are Confirmed In 33 Districts
15
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 240 Ugandans discharged as COVID-19 Cases are Confirmed in 33 Districts

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - On Saturday, 13th June 2020, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, updated the country on the ministry's efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic and the presence of the same. In her submission, s... read more

Museveni Appoints Dorothy Kisaka As New Kcca Executive Director
15
Jun

Museveni Appoints Dorothy Kisaka as new KCCA Executive Director

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced several people's names to take over top jobs at Kampala Capital City Authority including, the Executive Director's Office. This comes after more than a yea... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 7 New Covid-19 Cases
12
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 7 new COVID-19 Cases

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Results from 2,532 samples tested on June 11 by the Ministry of Health show that 7 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country. The 3 new Coronavirus cases were among the 1,310 tested samples taken fro... read more

2020/2021 National Budget: Education Sector Budget Increased By 248.5 Billion
12
Jun

2020/2021 National Budget: Education Sector Budget Increased by 248.5 Billion

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Education budget for 2020/2021 has been increased by 248.5 billion from the 2019/2020 budget allocation but the percentage of the Ministry’s budget to the national budget reduced by 0.3%.In the 2019/2020 Fina... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Museveni Not Happy With Tax To Gdp Ratio
12
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President Museveni not Happy With tax to GDP Ratio

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his displeasure at Uganda's tax to GDP ratio, which is14.3% according to the 2020/2021 national budget, read by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija yesterday, June 11.In his ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 41 People Recover From Covid-19, Discharged
12
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 41 People Recover From COVID-19, Discharged

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced that 41 more COVID-19 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and been discharged.The patients were discharged from Arua and Gulu hospitals after twice testing negative f... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: 81 Billion Shillings To Be Spent On Face Masks For All
12
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: 81 Billion Shillings to be Spent on Face Masks For All

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - After a directive was given by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last month that all Ugandans who intended to move in public should wear masks, he also gave a directive for the mass production and subsequent dist... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 12 In The Present And The Past
12
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 12 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day Against Child Labour. The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002  aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.T... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Government Kick-starts Giving Free Masks In Border Districts
11
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Government Kick-Starts Giving Free Masks in Border Districts

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The government has launched the distribution of free face masks to Ugandan citizens over the age of 6 in the country’s border districts.The distribution of masks was launched yesterday, June 10 by different govern... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 14 New Cases Confirmed, Uganda’s Cases Rise To 679
11
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 14 new Cases Confirmed, Uganda’s Cases Rise to 679

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in the country on June 10, bringing the total confirmed cases so far to 679.  According to the ministry, these results were from 2,321 samples that were t... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu Western Campus Peer Educators Discuss Menstrual Hygiene During Covid-19 Pandemic
11
Jun

Staying Well Together: KIU Western Campus Peer Educators Discuss Menstrual Hygiene During COVID-19 Pandemic

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus She Decides peer educators and student leaders have held a virtual discussion about the effect of COVID-19 on the menstrual hygiene of the girl child.The discussion was aimed at discussing the challenges gir... read more

Kiu International Desk: Msf President Dr Christou Says Impact Of Covid-19 “not Shared Equally”
11
Jun

KIU International Desk: MSF President Dr Christou says Impact of COVID-19 “not Shared Equally”

By Rebecca NabejjaKIU, Main Campus - The President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International Dr Christos Christou has said that although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought suffering, fear and death to populations everywhere, its impact is not ... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 11 In The Present And The Past
11
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 11 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?American Evacuation Day (Libya). This is a celebration of the removal of the US from Libya on June 11 1970.In 1947, after losing the second World War, Italy relinquished its control over Libya to the United States and Britain... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Set To Deliver Annual National Budget Speech Today
11
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President set to Deliver Annual National Budget Speech Today

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is set to deliver the annual Budget speech for the Financial Year 2020/21 today, Thursday, June 11, 2020.As has become the new norm, the president will address Parliament from St... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Nic, Cba Set To Complete Merger
10
Jun

KIU Business Desk: NIC, CBA set to Complete Merger

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Following a request sent to the Central Bank last year by two Kenyan-based banks, NIC Bank and Commercial Bank of Africa to merge operations in Uganda, the two banks are now expected to go through with the m... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 New Covid-19 Cases
10
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 new COVID-19 Cases

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has registered more 8 COVID-19 cases in the tests that were carried out yesterday, June 9. According to the Ministry of Health, the 8 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from 2, 423 samples that were tested on ... read more

Campus News:  Kiu Clinical Medicine Graduates To Be Registered By Allied Health Professionals Council
10
Jun

Campus News: KIU Clinical Medicine Graduates to be Registered by Allied Health Professionals Council

KIU, Western Campus – Graduates of Bachelor of Clinical Medicine and Community Health (BCMCH) from Kampala International University are to be formally registered and recognised by the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC).This was communicated... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 10 In The Present And The Past
10
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 10 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Art Nouveau Day. Art Nouveau (in the picture) is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts. The World Art Nouveau Day is an event dedicated to art nouveau that is celebr... read more

Heroes Day: President Museveni Warns On Covid-19 Deaths
10
Jun

Heroes Day: President Museveni Warns on COVID-19 Deaths

By Stuart Bogere KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has asked Ugandans to continue being vigilant in fighting against the spread of COVID-19. He made these remarks while addressing the country during the Heroes day celebrations at State... read more

Kiu International Desk: Where The World Stands In The Race For A Covid-19 Vaccine
9
Jun

KIU International Desk: Where the World Stands in the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

KIU, Main Campus - Vaccines in development around the world are in various stages of testing. While COVID-19 keeps spreading, the world eagerly anticipates a vaccine that could defeat the pandemic.According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the Natio... read more

Kiu Together: “my Friend’s Plight Inspired Me To Be A Mental Health Advocate,” – Nassolo
8
Jun

KIU Together: “My Friend’s Plight Inspired me to be a Mental Health Advocate,” – Nassolo

KIU, Western Campus – When one of Treasure Hilary Nassolo’s friends opened up to her early this year that he was struggling with depression and was on anti-depressant medication, she felt touched like she had never before.“It’s funny how he u... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
8
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 600

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Today June 8, the Ministry of Health has released the latest results of COVID-19 tests, confirming 30 new cases. "Results from samples tested on 07 June 2020 confirm 30 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed... read more

Kiu Business Desk: American Firm To Start Collecting Uganda
8
Jun

KIU Business Desk: American Firm to Start Collecting Uganda's Tax

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Finance has signed a deal with RippleNami Inc, an American firm, giving it the right to start collecting rental tax in Uganda. Uganda Revenue Authority, which has been the agency doing t... read more

Kiu Book Club: Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
8
Jun

KIU Book Club: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell continues his witty and rather simplistic style of writing, this time to show that success is less about talent than opportunity and 'concerted cultivation.'In order to understa... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 8 In The Present And The Past
8
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 8 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Brain Tumour Day. The “Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V.” (German Brain Tumor Association) started this international commemoration day in the year 2000 as a tribute to all brain tumour patients and their families. It is... read more

Kiu International Desk: China Commits To International Cooperation In Covid-19 Vaccine Trials
8
Jun

KIU International Desk: China Commits to International Cooperation in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

KIU, Main Campus - China is expending great efforts in the global scramble to develop a vaccine for the new Coronavirus pandemic that began in its central city of Wuhan. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), researchers are currently cond... read more

Kiu Vodan Africa Concludes Their 3-part Web Series
6
Jun

KIU VODAN Africa Concludes Their 3-Part Web Series

KIU, Main Campus On 21st May 2020, The Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) Africa concluded her 3-part webinar series. The first and second series were held on 7th and 14th of May respectively. All the series was coordinated and hosted by Christine K... read more

Kiu Student Learns How To Build Robots And Devices From Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology
6
Jun

KIU Student Learns How To Build Robots and Devices from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

KIU, Main Campus – Our Master’s student in Telecommunication Engineering, Enerst Edozie Joshua, took advantage of the KIU/Coursera Partnership to complete a highly rated course on Building Arduino Robots and Devices from Moscow Institute of Physi... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health To Hold Webinar On Threat Of Fake News In Pandemic
5
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health to hold Webinar on Threat of Fake News in Pandemic

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health will tomorrow, June 6 hold a webinar about the threat of fake news in a pandemic, to help enlighten the public about the crucial role the right information can play in fighting COVID-19.The webinar will ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Museveni Hopeful About Uganda’s Economy Despite Challenges
5
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President Museveni Hopeful About Uganda’s Economy Despite Challenges

By  Rogers Wanambwa  KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni yesterday June 4 said he was very hopeful about Uganda's economy despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the global economy. He said this while de... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 35 New Covid-19 Cases
5
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 35 new COVID-19 Cases

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has announced that 35 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country "Results from samples tested on 04 June 2020 confirm 35 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases ... read more

World Environment Day 2020: Are Recent Events A Rebellion From The Environment?
5
Jun

World Environment Day 2020: Are Recent Events a Rebellion From the Environment?

KIU, Western Campus – Most of the time, when someone becomes too oppressed and abused, they reach a point of angst where they say “enough is enough”. Well, this applies to humans.But what about things like the environment which we think don’t... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 5 In The Present And The Past
5
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 5 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Environment Day. World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974... read more

Kiu International Desk: South African High Court Declares Some Lockdown Restrictions Invalid
5
Jun

KIU International Desk: South African High Court Declares Some Lockdown Restrictions Invalid

KIU, Main Campus - On Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, a South African High Court declared some of the government's Coronavirus lockdown regulations unconstitutional, but suspended the order for 14 days. In March, South Africa introduced one of the world's mo... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Western Campus Covid-19 Task Force Completes Training
4
Jun

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Western Campus COVID-19 Task Force Completes Training

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus COVID-19 task force, which was inaugurated on Tuesday June 2, has successfully completed its training, aimed at increasing the campus’ vigilance in handling the risk posed by the potential resumption o... read more

Kiu Business Desk: President Museveni To Address Ugandans On The State Of The Nation Today
4
Jun

KIU Business Desk: President Museveni to Address Ugandans on the State of the Nation Today

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to give his annual State of the Nation Address today amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has ground many things to a halt, including the country’s econo... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 15 New Covid-19 Cases Confirmed, Total Now 522
4
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 15 new COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Total now 522

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The number of new COVID-19 patients in Uganda continues its steady rise after the Ministry of Health today June 4, 2020 announced 15 more positive cases. "Results from samples tested on 03 June 2020 con... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 4 In The Present And The Past
4
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 4 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day. In the days following the end of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, several memorials and vigils were held around the world for those who were killed in the demon... read more

Kiu International Desk: Kenyan Metal Artist Uses Talent To Make And Distribute Masks To Less Fortunate
4
Jun

KIU International Desk: Kenyan Metal Artist Uses Talent to Make and Distribute Masks to Less Fortunate

KIU, Main Campus - Nairobi-based Metal Artist, Cyrus Kabiru, best known for his flamboyantly designed eyewear called ‘C-stunners’, made from discarded metal and other materials whilst displaying them through self-portraits has turned his creative... read more

“his Blessings Upon Our Lives Are Boundless,” President Museveni Assures Ugandans Ahead Of Marty
3
Jun

“His Blessings Upon Our Lives Are Boundless,” President Museveni Assures Ugandans Ahead of Marty's Day

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus- President Yoweri  Museveni has assured all Ugandans that God's blessings upon their lives are boundless, in his Martyrs Day message to the country on June 1.Addressing Ugandans, the President urged everyone to c... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 3 In The Present And The Past
3
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 3 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Martyrs Day (Uganda). Christians all over Uganda celebrate Martyrs Day in commemoration of the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts who were executed between January 31, 1885 and January 27, 1887, on the orders of then Bugand... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Business Worth 150 Billion Lost Due To Martyrs
3
Jun

KIU Business Desk: Business Worth 150 Billion Lost due to Martyrs' Day Celebrations Cancellation

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Kampala traders have missed out on business worth 150 billion shillings due to the cancellation of this year’s Martyrs day celebrations, which were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic According to John ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
3
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 500

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Today, on the morning of June 3, 2020, the Ministry of Health took to its social media platforms to announce 18 new COVID-19 cases in the country. "Results from samples tested on 02 June 2020 confirm ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Total Given Go-ahead To Acquire Tullow Oil Interests In Uganda
2
Jun

KIU Business Desk: Total Given Go-ahead to Acquire Tullow Oil Interests in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Following an announcement on April 23, 2020, by Tullow Oil that it had agreed to sell its assets in Uganda to Total and that CNOOC, the other company with interests in Uganda's oil had rights of pre-emption ... read more

Staying Well Together: Increase Your Cyber Awareness
2
Jun

Staying Well Together: Increase Your Cyber Awareness

Br Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus - Cyber awareness is generally defined as an understanding of potential cyber threats and how a user can avoid them.As the world increasingly goes digital, cyber awareness is and has become a very crucial part of an... read more

Campus News: Kiu Western Campus Covid-19 Taskforce Inaugurated
2
Jun

Campus News: KIU Western Campus COVID-19 Taskforce Inaugurated

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus COVID-19 taskforce has been inaugurated today, June 2 after undergoing a workshop aimed at increasing awareness about the disease, which forced the government to close education institutions on March 20.... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Schools, Universities To Remain Closed For Another 30 Days
2
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Schools, Universities to Remain Closed for Another 30 Days

KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has directed that students in candidate classes should wait for an additional 30 days before resuming studies.In his address to the nation on June 1, the President said the government does not have th... read more

Kiu Trivia: June 2 In The Present And The Past
2
Jun

KIU Trivia: June 2 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?I Love My Dentist Day. This is a day dedicated to dentists for all the work they do to keep us smiling. Smiling as much as possible is imperative on I Love My Dentist Day, as there is no better way to show your dentist t... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 7 Frontline Health Workers Test Positive For Covid-19 In Uganda
1
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: 7 Frontline Health Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus - On 31st May 2020, Uganda's Ministry of Health announced the first cases of Coronavirus among its health workers. The confirmed cases included three nurses, two doctors, and two senior level staff, all of whom ar... read more

Kiu Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi
1
Jun

KIU Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

By Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus - When you read most books, the exhilarating feeling achieved is unmatchable, especially if you are a book lover. Now, when you read Paul Kalanithi's 'When Breath Becomes Air', you get to experience a new set of emo... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu Alumnus, Sovereign Hasashya, Uses Lockdown To Better Her Craft In Social Works
1
Jun

Staying Well Together: KIU Alumnus, Sovereign Hasashya, Uses Lockdown to Better her Craft in Social Works

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - Former Minister of Gender for the Kampala International University (KIU) Students Guild, Sovereign Hasashya, says she has used the COVID-19 lockdown to transform herself. The 24 year old social worker ignored all... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni To Address The Nation At 8pm On State Of Covid-19 In Uganda
1
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address the Nation at 8PM on State of COVID-19 in Uganda

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - President Museveni will address the nation tonight, Monday, 1st June, at 8pm.ICT Minister Hon. Judith Nabakooba said that the President will be expected to guide the nation on the next steps to follow before the cur... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
1
Jun

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's Ministry of Health Cautions Health Workers on High Risk of COVID-19 Infection

KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has encouraged health workers not to lose morale and cautioned them to maintain diligence in their service towards the fight against COVID-19. This came after a medical worker attached to the COVID-19 treatme... read more

Covid-19 Patient Arrested For Evading Quarantine And Hiding In Classroom Ceiling
1
Jun

COVID-19 Patient Arrested for Evading Quarantine and Hiding in Classroom Ceiling

KIU, Main Campus - A 30 year old COVID-19 patient and resident of Nazigo Central Ward in Nazigo Town Council, who was hiding in a class room block ceiling, was on 31st May 2020, recovered by a combined operation of police, army and medical workers in... read more

Staying Well Together: Kiu Psychiatrist To Appear On Citizen Webinar Panel On “anxiety And Mental Health During Covid-19”
29
May

Staying Well Together: KIU Psychiatrist to Appear on Citizen Webinar Panel on “Anxiety and Mental Health During COVID-19”

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Teaching Hospital psychiatry Head of Department, Dr Benedict Akimana will tomorrow, May 30 appear as a panellist on a Government Citizen Interaction Centre webinar to discuss anxiety and mental health during the COVID-19 p... read more

Campus News: Ministry Of Education Update On Phased Reopening Of Schools Postponed
29
May

Campus News: Ministry of Education Update on Phased Reopening of Schools Postponed

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Education has postponed a planned press briefing meant to give an update on the phased reopening of schools and universities, as the country tries to ease the COVID-19 lockdown which has seen education institut... read more

Staying Well Together: Standard Chartered Donates $300,000 For Immediate Covid-19 Relief In Uganda
29
May

Staying Well Together: Standard Chartered Donates $300,000 for Immediate COVID-19 Relief in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Standard Chartered Uganda on Thursday, May 28 donated 1.1billion shillings to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Standard Chartered PLC pledged $5million to sup... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 36 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Uganda
29
May

COVID-19 Updates: 36 new Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Uganda

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday, May 28, Uganda registered the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in a single day so far, registering 36 to raise the country’s total case count to 317. "Today, 28 May 2020, 36 new COVID-19 c... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 29 In The Present And The Past
29
May

KIU Trivia: May 29 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Digestive Health Day. It’s organized by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) every May 29. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness a... read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Menstrual Hygiene Critical During Covid-19 Lockdown
28
May

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Menstrual Hygiene Critical During COVID-19 Lockdown

KIU, Western Campus – According to the 2008 Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning, around 3000 days of menstruation occur in an average woman’s lifetime.This basically means that a woman has to buy sanitary pads 3,000 times... read more

Campus News: Sno-africa  Organizing Anti-tobacco Campaign
28
May

Campus News: SNO-Africa Organizing Anti-Tobacco Campaign

KIU, Western Campus – The Student Network Organization (SNO) – Africa is organizing an anti-tobacco campaign in the lead up to the World No Tobacco Day on May 31.As part of events lined up to celebrate the day, SNO is organizing an essay competit... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Parliament Approves 33.3 Billion Supplementary Budget
28
May

KIU Business Desk: Parliament Approves 33.3 Billion Supplementary Budget

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Parliament on Tuesday, May 26 approved another supplementary budget worth 33.3 billion shillings less than two months after approving 932 billion for the same purpose. The latest supplementary budget is... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
28
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Clock 281

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Uganda confirmed 28 more COVID-19 cases yesterday, May 27 after registering a record 31 cases on Tuesday, May 26. "Today, 27 May 2020, 28 new COVID-19 cases confirmed bringing the total confirmed cases to 281. ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 28 In The Present And The Past
28
May

KIU Trivia: May 28 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Amnesty International Day. This Day works to promote human rights and raise awareness of their abuses and how our choices affect them every day.This event calls upon everyone, no matter their nationality, culture or race, to ... read more

Campus News: Kiu Partners With Coursera To Equip Students With Job Skills
27
May

Campus News: KIU Partners With Coursera to Equip Students With Job Skills

KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University has partnered with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform to equip students with the necessary skills required to thrive in the job market.Coursera enables students to start l... read more

Staying Well Together: Cabinet Resolves To Return 2400 Ugandans Stuck Abroad
27
May

Staying Well Together: Cabinet Resolves to Return 2400 Ugandans Stuck Abroad

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Cabinet on Monday resolved to return 2,400 Ugandans stuck in 66 countries abroad, according to Judith Nabakooba, the Minister for Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance.  This ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Secures 35 Billion To Buy Face  Masks
27
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Secures 35 Billion to buy Face Masks

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has revealed that the country has secured 35 billion shillings to procure and buy face masks for 33 million Ugandans. Every Ugandan is mandated to move with a ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 27 In The Present And The Past
27
May

KIU Trivia: May 27 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Product Day. This Day raises awareness of and appreciation of the craft of product management and the global tribe of product people. The Day is being celebrated by over 50 live virtual events all over the world because... read more

Kiu International Desk: Urban Refugees In East Africa At Great Risk Due To Covid-19
27
May

KIU International Desk: Urban Refugees in East Africa at Great Risk Due to COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus - The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned of hundreds of thousands of urban refugees across the East, Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa resorting to desperate measures to survive as the economic impact... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 26 In The Present And The Past
26
May

KIU Trivia: May 26 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?National Sorry Day (Australia). Also known as the National Day of Healing, this day is celebrated to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s indigenous peoples, as part of an ongoing process of reconcilia... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
26
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's Case Count Reaches 222

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The conundrum of the truck drivers’ continuous transmission of COVID-19 into the country goes on as more 9 cases of the long-distance hauliers were confirmed yesterday.The only other confirmed case on Monday... read more

Kiu International Desk: The State Of The World
26
May

KIU International Desk: The State of the World's Forests 2020 Report Reveals Danger of COVID-19 to World Forests

KIU, Main Campus - On the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched "The State of the World's Forests 2020" report that r... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Who Announces Pause Of Hydroxychloroquine Drug Trial In Search For Covid-19 Cure
26
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: WHO Announces Pause of Hydroxychloroquine Drug Trial in Search for COVID-19 Cure

KIU, Main Campus – On the World Africa Day, 25th May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 pandemic.A group of participants in the WHO's Solidarity Trial, which aims to find a treatment... read more

Campus News: Kiu Vice Chancellor Dr Mpezamihigo Calls For Government Stimulus After Covid-19
25
May

Campus News: KIU Vice Chancellor Dr Mpezamihigo Calls for Government Stimulus After COVID-19

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Kampala International University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mouhamad Mpezamihigo has asked the government to provide a financial stimulus for higher education institutions, before re-opening for finalists.Dr Mpezamihigo in ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Making Deliveries: How Boda-boda Riders Are Making A Quick Buck During Covid-19 Lockdown
25
May

KIU Business Desk: Making Deliveries: How Boda-Boda riders are Making a Quick Buck during COVID-19 Lockdown

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Since the lockdown started, most urban dwellers have been staying home for close to two months now. This means that many people cannot afford to readily access amenities and utilities. Many entrepreneur... read more

Kiu Book Club: The Tipping Point By Malcolm Gladwell
25
May

KIU Book Club: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

By Rogers WanambwaKIU, Main Campus -  Malcolm Gladwell in his highly critically acclaimed first book, The Tipping Point, tries to explain in very clear and concise ways how seemingly little things bring about profound changes in the world. ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 14 New Covid-19 Cases
25
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda registers 14 new COVID-19 cases

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Ministry of Health early today announced that yesterday, May 24th, COVID-19 Uganda registered 14 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 212. "Results from samples tested on 24 May 2020 confirm 14 new ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 25 In The Present And The Past
25
May

KIU Trivia: May 25 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Africa Day. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on 15 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent and around the world. The OAU had ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Covid-19 Lockdown Defended At East Africa Court Of Justice
25
May

KIU International Desk: COVID-19 Lockdown Defended at East Africa Court of Justice

KIU, Main Campus - The Attorney General of Uganda has defended the President Yoweri Museveni's directives on curfew and lockdown after they were challenged by city lawyer Male Mabirizi in mid-March at the East African Court of Justice as being uncons... read more

International Day To End Obstetric Fistula 2020: Fight Child Marriages To End Fistula
23
May

International Day to end Obstetric Fistula 2020: Fight Child Marriages to end Fistula

KIU, Western Campus – Obstetric Fistula is a maternal health condition caused by prolonged obstructed labour. Obstructed labour is when the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked, despite the uterus contract... read more

The Role Of Laboratory Workers In The Fight Against The Covid-19 Pandemic
22
May

The Role of Laboratory Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

KIU, Western Campus – Citizens all over the world are applauding health care workers on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.When we talk of health workers, most people think of only doctors and nurses. However, today, we look a... read more

Kiu Business Desk: What Lessons Can Uganda
22
May

KIU Business Desk: What Lessons can Uganda's Tourism Sector Learn From the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left almost the whole world's economy paralyzed, tourism has been one of the most devastated sectors, Uganda's notwithstanding. According to a Daily Monitor... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together:  You Can’t Get Past Gutaka’s Temperature Gun If You Have Covid-19
22
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: You Can’t get Past Gutaka’s Temperature Gun if you Have COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – When KIU Teaching Hospital procured an infra-red thermometer, commonly known as a temperature gun, Emmanuel Gutaka did not know he would be taking on one of the riskiest tasks on the COVID-19 pandemic frontline.Gutaka is alway... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 22 In The Present And The Past
22
May

KIU Trivia: May 22 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Day for Biological Diversity. It is a United nations-sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. The topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture, desertifica... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda
22
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 160

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Yesterday, May 21, 15 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by the Ministry of Health in the country. "Today, 21 May 2020, 15 new COVID-19 cases confirmed bringing the total confirmed cases to 160. Al... read more

Kiu Together: Lotud Treating Lockdown As Opportunity To Be Creative And Improve Self
21
May

KIU Together: Lotud Treating Lockdown as Opportunity to be Creative and Improve Self

KIU, Western Campus – Diana Lotud’s most favourite quote is, “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn”.And true to this, the second year Civil Engineering student looks at the lockdown not as the doom that has been spelt or dreaded by m... read more

Kiu International Desk: Uk Donates $26 Million To Africa Covid-19 Fund
21
May

KIU International Desk: UK Donates $26 Million to Africa COVID-19 Fund

KIU, Main Campus - On 20th May 2020, the UK Government announced its donation of $26 million channelled through the African Union to fund the training of health professionals in member states to handle pandemics, and also cushion Africa from the effe... read more

Kiu International Desk: President Museveni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discuss Covid-19
21
May

KIU International Desk: President Museveni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discuss COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Museveni held discussions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on Tuesday, May 19 to discuss the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries.A statement on PM Trudeau’s... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health Gets Test Kit, Personal Protection Equipment Boost
21
May

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health Gets Test Kit, Personal Protection Equipment Boost

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda’s Health Ministry has received assorted Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)and testing kit material from the international community in the country to aid them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.This was revea... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 21 In The Present And The Past
21
May

KIU Trivia: May 21 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This is a United Nations-sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues. It is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Presidential Directive Slashes Uganda’s Covid-19 Cases To 145
21
May

COVID-19 Updates: Presidential Directive Slashes Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases to 145

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - One of the latest directives by President Yoweri Museveni has slashed Uganda’s COVID-19 cases to 145 after he decided that Uganda will now only count cases that have been registered within its borders.&nbs... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Mask Making As A Business Opportunity During This Lockdown
20
May

KIU Business Desk: Mask Making as a Business Opportunity During This Lockdown

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - In the latest presidential address on May 19, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that it is going to be compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask as and when they're travelling and moving in public. H... read more

Covid-19 Updates: How East African Countries Are Tackling Problem Of Truck Drivers
20
May

COVID-19 Updates: How East African Countries are tackling Problem of Truck Drivers

By Agnes Kiconco KIU, Main Campus – The problem of cargo truck drivers serving as a transmission medium for the Coronavirus has caused panic and at times anger amongst the public, who accuse their respective governments of ‘importing’ the ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Four New Covid-19 Cases Confirmed, Number Rises To 264
20
May

COVID-19 Updates: Four New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Number Rises to 264

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced that four new COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Uganda, as of on May 20, including two cases from community samples, bringing the number of total cases in the country to 264.Th... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni Issues Several New Guidelines In Latest Address
20
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni Issues Several New Guidelines In Latest Address

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni last night made clarifications about the new measures he had issued on Monday, May 18 in the 14th televised Presidential address on COVID-19.The president had issued a set of ... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 20 In The Present And The Past
20
May

KIU Trivia: May 20 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Clinical Trials Day. It is celebrated around the world to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747.The objective is to ... read more

Kiu International Desk: World Food Programme Predicts Food Deficit Linked To Covid-19 Containment Measures In East Africa
19
May

KIU International desk: World Food Programme Predicts Food Deficit Linked to COVID-19 Containment Measures in East Africa

KIU, Main Campus - On Tuesday 19th May 2020, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) released a report titled "Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chains, Regional Trade, Markets and Food Security in East Africa". The report stated that the population of hungry c... read more

Kiu Together: Head Of Psychiatry Creates Timely Mental Health Awareness Video Series For The Community
19
May

KIU Together: Head of Psychiatry Creates Timely Mental Health Awareness Video Series for the Community

KIU, Western Campus - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the KIU Teaching Hospital Psychiatry Head of Department, Dr Benedict Akimana has developed a 14-episode short video series describing the different types of mental illnesses, their prese... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni To Address Country Again Tonight
19
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address Country Again Tonight

By Agnes KiconcoKIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni will tonight address the country for the second time in two days, following his 14th address last night, in which he extended the lockdown for two more weeks, as a measure to curb the spre... read more

Campus News: Cbot Donates Food To Kiu Western Campus Students
19
May

Campus News: CBOT Donates Food to KIU Western Campus Students

KIU, Western Campus – The Chairman Board of Trustees for Kampala International University, Hajj Hassan Basajjabalaba has donated food items of up to two metric tonnes to students at KIU Western campus.The food, which is in the form of maize flour p... read more

Covid-19 Updates: South Sudan Vice President And Wife Test Positive For Covid-19
19
May

COVID-19 Updates: South Sudan Vice President and Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Yesterday, news broke that South Sudan’s vice president and his wife plus a number of his staff had all tested positive for COVID-19."BREAKING: South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar and Defenc... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 12 New Covid-19 Cases, Total Rises To 260
19
May

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 12 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Rises to 260

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Yesterday the Ministry of Health announced 12 new cases of the novel Coronavirus in Uganda bringing the total number of cases to 260."Results from samples tested on 18 May 2020 confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases co... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 19 In The Present And The Past
19
May

KIU Trivia: May 19 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today? Greek Genocide Remembrance Day. The Greek Genocide was the systematic killing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population carried out in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath, on the basis of their faith and ethnicity... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni’s National Address On Covid-19 Postponed
18
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni’s National Address on COVID-19 postponed

KIU, Western campus - President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the nation about the government’s planned actions on the ongoing pandemic and lockdown imposed to stem its spread, which was earlier scheduled for today Monday, May 18, has been postpon... read more

Kiu Book Club: He-motions By Bishop T.d.jakes
18
May

KIU Book Club: HE-Motions by Bishop T.D.Jakes

By Roger Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Nowadays we have concentrated so much on the struggles that the female gender goes through that we have almost forgotten that even men go through tough times. It is from this background that Bishop T.D.Jakes come... read more

Covid-19 Updates: President Museveni To Address Ugandans On Government’s Efforts In The Fight Against Covid-19 Today
18
May

COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address Ugandans on Government’s Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19 Today

By Bogere StuartKIU, Main Campus - The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is set to address the country today Monday, May 18, to enlighten Ugandans on the government’s efforts in fighting against COVID-19 after the end of the third phase ... read more

Staying Well Together: Better Your Nutrition Before And After Exercise
18
May

Staying Well Together: Better Your Nutrition Before and After Exercise

By Isaac AkugizibweKIU, Main Campus - Exercise is one way many people are keeping up with the COVID-19 lockdown as they aim to shed off stress and maintain healthy bodies. To balance the value of nutrition and exercise to the body one needs to eat t... read more

Cbot Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba Donates To Bushenyi District Covid-19 Taskforce
18
May

CBOT Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba donates to Bushenyi District COVID-19 TaskForce

KIU, Western campus – The Chairman Board of Trustees (CBOT) for Kampala International University, Hajji Hassan Basajjabalaba has donated a number of relief items to the Bushenyi District COVID-19 taskforce.He donated items including 28 fully fuelle... read more

Kiu Trivia: May 18 In The Present And The Past
18
May

KIU Trivia: May 18 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World AIDS Vaccine Day. The day was created when then American President Bill Clinton made a commencement speech at Morgan State University on May 18 1997, challenging the world to create an AIDS vaccine within the next decad... read more

Kiu International Desk: Covid-19 To Jeopardize Food Security And Cause Malnutrition In Africa
18
May

KIU International Desk: COVID-19 to Jeopardize Food Security and Cause Malnutrition in Africa

KIU, Main Campus - On 14th May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the Coronavirus disease is likely to have a great impact on food security in Africa, especially among those grappling with food scarcity and malnutrition, due to mov... read more