KIU News

Kiu Book Club: The Thirty Names Of Night By Zeyn Joukhadar
28
Oct

KIU Book Club: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

KIU, Western Campus - The Thirty Names of Night is one of the latest book releases this autumn. Five years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searches for a new one. ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 16 Districts Survive Covid-19 Pandemic Due To Good Behavior And Luck
28
Oct

COVID-19 UPDATES: 16 Districts Survive COVID-19 pandemic due to Good Behavior and Luck

KIU, Main Campus – While Uganda currently has 11,621 cases, 103 deaths and 7400 recoveries as of 28th October 2020, 16 districts including Buyende, Kalungu, Kamwenge, Kapelebyong, Kassanda, Kazo, Kiruhura, Kitagwenda, Namutumba, Otuke, Pakwach, Rub... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 2 New Deaths And 64 New Cases Registered
28
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: 2 new Deaths and 64 new Cases Registered

KIU, Western Campus - Results of COVID-19 tests done on October 26, 2020, confirm 64 new cases. The cumulative cases are now 11,621. 2 new COVID-19 deaths registered in Kampala. The cumulative COVID-19 deaths are now 103.Recoveries: 7,400The bre... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 28 In The Present And The Past
28
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 28 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today? International Animation Day (IAD). It is an international observance proclaimed in 2002 by the International Animated Film Association as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation. This day commemorates th... read more

Kiu Cuisine: Have Somali Malawah For Breakfast This Weekend
23
Oct

KIU Cuisine: Have Somali Malawah for Breakfast This Weekend

KIU, Western Campus – When my Somali friend Mohammed Absame invited me to visit him last weekend, I was in no way aware of the pleasant surprise that awaited me.After sharing the customary greeting (in English, of course), he served a brunch of bla... read more

Kiu Western Campus Guild Union In Community, Student Sensitization Drive On Covid-19 Sops
23
Oct

KIU Western Campus Guild Union in Community, Student Sensitization Drive on COVID-19 SOPs

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus Guild Union has embarked on a vigorous sensitization drive of students and the communities around Ishaka town about strict adherence to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the Minist... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Cumulative Cases Surpass 11,000
23
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s Cumulative Cases Surpass 11,000

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda registered 108 new COVID-19 positive cases from the 1,886 samples tested on October 21, to bring the total number of cases past the 11,000 mark to 11,041, the Ministry of Health has announced in their latest daily COVID... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 23 In The Present And The Past
23
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 23 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Mole Day. Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists, chemistry students and chemistry enthusiasts on October 23, between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m., making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing d... read more

3 Covid-19 Suspects Admitted At Kiu Teaching Hospital Found Negative, Discharged
22
Oct

3 COVID-19 Suspects Admitted at KIU Teaching Hospital Found Negative, Discharged

KIU, Western Campus – Three COVID-19 suspects who had been isolated at KIU Teaching Hospital have been found negative and discharged, the Executive Director of the Hospital Prof. Robinson Ssebuufu has revealed.“We had 3 cases in isolation and all... read more

Kiu Among 22 Universities Cleared By Nche For Online Teaching
22
Oct

KIU Among 22 Universities Cleared by NCHE for Online Teaching

KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University has been cleared by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to offer lectures to its students online as one of the safety measures to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 within th... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Inches Closer To A Century Deaths With Another Fatality
22
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Inches Closer to a Century Deaths With Another Fatality

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda registered another COVID-19 death from Jinja on October 20 to bring the total number of deaths to 98, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update released last evening.Meanwhile, a total of 145 new cases w... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 22 In The Present And The Past
22
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 22 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD). Also known as International Stammering Awareness Day in the UK and Ireland, the day is intended to raise public awareness of the issues faced by millions of people – one percen... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health Draws Parralells Between Covid-19 And High Blood Pressure
21
Oct

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health Draws parralells Between COVID-19 and High Blood Pressure

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has encouraged the general public to go for regular health checkups to ascertain their general heart condition, after drawing parallels between underlying heart conditions and COVID-19 fatalities.In the ... read more

Milestone Alert: Kiu School Of Nursing Wins Covid-19 Innovation And Sustainability Award For Making Face Masks
21
Oct

Milestone Alert: KIU School of Nursing Wins COVID-19 Innovation and Sustainability Award for Making Face Masks

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU School of Nursing Sciences (SON) has been awarded the African Action Network (AAN) for Nurses and Midwives Award for Innovation and Sustainability in Health Worker Safety.The Award, which was presented in a Zoom ceremo... read more

College Of Humanities And Social Sciences Student Stages Phd Public Defence
21
Oct

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Stages PhD Public Defence

KIU, Main Campus – David Mugisha Begumya, a student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at KIU Main Campus has staged a public defence of his PhD ( Viva-Voce presentation) today October 21 at 10:00 AM.Begumya’s defence was s... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 97 New Cases Confirmed From Samples Tested On October 19
21
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: 97 New Cases Confirmed From Samples Tested on October 19

Results of COVID-19 tests done on 19 October 2020 confirm 97 new cases, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update. The cumulative COVID-19 cases are now 10,788. The breakdown of the 97 new cases are; 96 contacts and alerts: Kirya... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 21 In The Present And The Past
21
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 21 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Iodine Deficiency Day. The human body needs iodine for producing the thyroid hormone which is essential to control the body’s metabolism. Iodine deficiency can cause Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) which can be prev... read more

Kiu Book Club: Leave The World Behind By Rumaan Alam
20
Oct

KIU Book Club: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind is a magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve fr... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 20 In The Present And The Past
20
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 20 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Statistics Day. The third World Statistics Day will be celebrated around the globe today with the theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust.” This theme reflects the importance of trust, authoritative data,... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Doctors Say Long Covid May Affect Multiple Body Parts
19
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: Doctors Say Long COVID May Affect Multiple Body Parts

KIU, Main Campus – Doctors say that ‘Long COVID’, sometimes referred to as the ongoing sickness after infection, may not be one syndrome but possibly up to four causing a rollercoaster of symptoms affecting all parts of the body and mind.Britai... read more

Kiu International Desk: Worldwide Covid-19 Cases Pass 40 Million
19
Oct

KIU INTERNATIONAL DESK: Worldwide COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

KIU, Main Campus – As of 19th October, 2020, worldwide cases of COVID-19 crossed 40 million as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease.Record one-day increases in new infections were seen at ... read more

Kiu Cuisine: Firinda, A Delicious Alternative To Enjoying Beans
16
Oct

KIU Cuisine: Firinda, a Delicious Alternative to Enjoying Beans

KIU, Western Campus – Firinda is a delicacy that originates from the Tooro region of Western Uganda, though its popularity has now spread to many parts and tribes of Uganda.Usually reserved for wedding ceremonies, this finger-licking delicacy will ... read more

“engage Community Leaders In Covid-19 Fight,” Kiu Western Campus Dsa Advises
16
Oct

“Engage Community Leaders in COVID-19 Fight,” KIU Western Campus DSA Advises

KIU, Western Campus – The Dean of Student Affairs (DSA) for KIU Western Campus, Maureen Asiimwe, has called for the engagement of community leaders in the fight against COVID-19, especially for the protection of the university students from contrac... read more

Kiu Western Campus Covid-19 Taskforce Develops Monitoring Tool For Covid-19 Compliance
16
Oct

KIU Western Campus COVID-19 Taskforce Develops Monitoring Tool for COVID-19 Compliance

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus COVID-19 taskforce has developed a monitoring tool to ensure that the SOPs put in place to guard against the penetration of the virus into the KIU community are adhered to.The tool, which was developed a... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers Another Covid-19 Death As Lowest Positive Figures In Weeks Are Confirmed
16
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers Another COVID-19 Death as Lowest Positive Figures in Weeks are Confirmed

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda registered another COVID-19 death on October 14 – from Kole district – to bring the total number of deaths to 96, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday evening in their daily COVID-19 update.Meanwhile, the coun... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 16 In The Present And The Past
16
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 16 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Food Day. World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on October 16 in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day... read more

Kiu Education, Business And Engineering Schools Reopen, Students To Undergo Covid-19 Orientation Tomorrow
15
Oct

KIU Education, Business and Engineering Schools Reopen, Students to Undergo COVID-19 Orientation Tomorrow

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus finalist students in the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Science and Technology and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can now resume school after the respect... read more

Kiu Western Campus Dvc Prof. Patrick Kyamanywa Named Among Cnis 100 Notables
15
Oct

KIU Western Campus DVC Prof. Patrick Kyamanywa Named Among CNIS 100 Notables

KIU, Western Campus – The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for KIU Western Campus Prof. Patrick Kyamanywa has been named among the Canadian Network for International Surgery (CNIS) 100 Notables, a group of 100 individuals deemed to have made a notable contri... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Reaches Grim Milestone Of 10,000 Covid-19 Positive Cases
15
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Reaches Grim Milestone of 10,000 COVID-19 Positive Cases

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda has reached the grim milestone of registering 10,000 COVID-19 positive cases after the Ministry of Health announced 124 new cases from samples tested on October 14, in their daily COVID-19 update.This means that Uganda ... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 15 In The Present And The Past
15
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 15 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Global Handwashing Day. It is an international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Washing hands at critical points during the day and washing w... read more

How Making Jewellery Bailed Out Awori During Covid-19 Lockdown
14
Oct

How Making Jewellery Bailed out Awori During COVID-19 Lockdown

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - Peace Marion Awori is a student pursuing a diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication at Kampala International University. A daughter of a retired teacher and a peasant dad, Awori is in the first semester of he... read more

Btvet Inspection Team “impressed” With Kiu Western Campus’ Preparedness To Roll Out New Midwifery Courses
14
Oct

BTVET Inspection Team “Impressed” With KIU Western Campus’ Preparedness to Roll out new Midwifery Courses

KIU, Western Campus – A team from the Business, Vocational, Technical Education and Training (BTVET) at the Ministry of Education and Sports that inspected KIU Western Campus’ School of Nursing Sciences last week to ascertain its readiness to rol... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Covid-19 Deaths Reach 95 As 81 New Cases Are Confirmed
14
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Reach 95 as 81 New Cases are Confirmed

KIU, Western Campus – Another COVID-19 death registered in Yumbe district has brought Uganda’s COVID-19 deaths to 95, the Ministry of Health has announced in its daily COVID-19 update.Meanwhile, 81 new positive cases were registered with all exce... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 14 In The Present And The Past
14
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 14 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Standards Day. The day honours the efforts of the thousands of experts who develop voluntary standards within standards development organizations such as the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). The aim of World ... read more

Meet Irene Mirembe, The 22-year Old Student Giving It Her All
13
Oct

Meet Irene Mirembe, the 22-Year Old Student Giving it her all

By Wandera StephenKIU, Main Campus – Irene Mirembe, a third-year student at Kampala International University pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Education at the main campus doesn’t subscribe to the common norm of her peers to live beyond their means... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 13 In The Present And The Past
13
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 13 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Day for Disaster Reduction. This is an international day that encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations. The United Nations General Assembly... read more

Kiu Book Club: A Good African Story: How A Small Company Built A Global Coffee Brand
12
Oct

KIU Book Club: A Good African Story: How a Small Company Built a Global Coffee Brand

KIU, Western Campus - The inspirational story of how an African-owned coffee company became a profitable global brand offers an argument for trade as opposed to aid, and a lesson in how Africa can dictate the terms of its futureSince it was founded i... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 1 Death, 63 New Cases Announced From Covid-19 Samples Tested On October 11
12
Oct

COVID-19 Updates: 1 Death, 63 New Cases Announced From COVID-19 Samples Tested on October 11

The Ministry of Health has announced a new COVID-19 death from Kampala to bring the total number of the cases in the country so far to 94.Additionally, 63 new COVID-19 cases were discovered from the samples tested on October 11, bringing the cumulati... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 12 In The Present And The Past
12
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 12 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Arthritis Day. World Arthritis Day is when the world comes together to raise awareness about arthritis, the world’s most prevalent disease. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The m... read more

Staying Well Together: Ministry Of Health Starts Sensitisation Drive Against Covid-19 Stigma
7
Oct

Staying Well Together: Ministry of Health Starts Sensitisation Drive Against COVID-19 Stigma

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has embarked on a sensitization drive to fight against stigmatization of people who have recovered from COVID-19.The drive which runs under the slogan “COVID-19 does not discriminate; and neither shoul... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 7 In The Present And The Past
7
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 7 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Walk to School Day. It celebrates the joys of walking and opens the eyes of students, families, schools and community leaders. Held annually during the first Wednesday in October, this event involves communities... read more

Kiu Nursing Students Embark On Tight Study Schedule
6
Oct

KIU Nursing Students Embark on Tight Study Schedule

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Nursing students have embarked on a tight study schedule amidst the COVID-19 difficulties in a bid to graduate early and join the national medical human resource workforce.In the just-released study schedule by the Busines... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 6 In The Present And The Past
6
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 6 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Cerebral Palsy Day. This is a global movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 60 countries. The day is an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness... read more

Kiu Health Science Students Resume Classes
5
Oct

KIU Health Science Students Resume Classes

KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus finalist students pursuing various disciplines in Health Sciences have today, October 5 resumed classes after undergoing training on adherence to the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) t... read more

Kiu Book Club: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria By  Eve Brown-waite
5
Oct

KIU Book Club: First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite

KIU, Western Campus – What started as an attempt to do a forensic clean up of my house over the weekend resulted into a well-deserved read, probably for my efforts to maintain hygiene in this COVID-19 dominated era.As I turned the house upside down... read more

World Teacher’s Day 2020: A Special Day To Celebrate The World’s Educators
5
Oct

World Teacher’s Day 2020: A Special Day to Celebrate the World’s Educators

KIU, Western Campus – According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day - which falls annually on October 5 - commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets be... read more

Kiu Trivia: October 5 In The Present And The Past
5
Oct

KIU Trivia: October 5 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Teachers' Day. Also known as International Teachers Day, it is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world. This recommendation outlines standards relating to educ... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 29 In The Present And The Past
29
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 29 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Heart Day. World Heart Day is meant to spread awareness about taking care of our hearts and to use the heart to beat cardiovascular disease, which can only happen when one brings about changes in their lifestyle and inc... read more

Issuing Academic Documents To Graduates Of The 22nd Graduation (24th September, 2020)
29
Sep

Issuing Academic Documents to Graduates of the 22nd Graduation (24th September, 2020)

Graduates of the following programs are scheduled to receive their academic documents from 24th September, 2020 to 2nd October, 2020 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm). Remember to carry your KIU identification documents along with you.Bachelor of Arts with Educa... read more

Kiu Book Club: The Art Of War By Sun Tzu
28
Sep

KIU Book Club: The Art of War by Sun Tzu

KIU, Western Campus – Much as its title reads like an armed war manual, The Art of War is a book written for all the seasons. Be it an actual armed conflict, politics, business environment, a workplace, relationship and any other aspect of daily li... read more

Kiu Western Campus Sets Stringent Covid-19 Measures For Returning Students
28
Sep

KIU Western Campus Sets Stringent COVID-19 Measures for Returning Students

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus administration has set stringent COVID-19 measures for returning finalist students to ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place by the Ministry of Health are followed to the lette... read more

Medicine History: The Queer Story Of Sir Alexander Fleming’s Discovery Of Penicillin
28
Sep

Medicine History: The Queer Story of Sir Alexander Fleming’s Discovery of Penicillin

KIU, Western Campus - Today marks the 92nd anniversary of the discovery of penicillin, the first naturally occurring antibiotic drug discovered and used therapeutically.Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish researcher, is credited with the discovery of p... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 28 In The Present And The Past
28
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 28 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Freedom From Hunger Day. It is meant to increase awareness about global hunger and promote Freedom from Hunger's – an international organization - empowerment of women around the world. Every one out of seven people suffers... read more

African Universities Must Redefine Themselves To Become Relevant To The Society, Experts Speak At Kiu Research And Innovation Webinar
26
Sep

African Universities Must Redefine Themselves to Become Relevant to the Society, Experts Speak at KIU Research and Innovation Webinar

“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity” Frantz FanonThe Kampala International University Research and Innovation Webinar Series organized by the Directorate of Research, Innovations, Consultancy, ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 1 Death, 154 New Cases Confirmed From September 24 Covid-19 Tests
25
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: 1 Death, 154 New Cases Confirmed From September 24 COVID-19 Tests

The Ministry of Health has announced in its daily COVID-19 update that another person – from Gulu district – has succumbed to the Coronavirus.The country has also registered 154 new COVID-19 cases including 135 contacts and alerts and 19 returnee... read more

Kiu Book Club: Your Top Five Weekend Reads
25
Sep

KIU Book Club: Your Top Five Weekend Reads

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU Main Campus – With President Yoweri Museveni allowing finalist students at university to resume school on October 15, many KIU finalists are probably as excited as a child who just received their first gift.Well, what be... read more

Kiu International Desk: Africa Cdc Director Awarded Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Award For Role In Fighting Covid 19
25
Sep

KIU International Desk: Africa CDC Director Awarded Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award for Role in Fighting COVID 19

The Director of the African Union's Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Dr John Nkengasong, has been awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award, the African Union has announced.The a... read more

Kiu Business Desk: How Uganda’s Private Sector Is Mitigating Post-pandemic Business Stress
25
Sep

KIU Business Desk: How Uganda’s Private Sector is Mitigating Post-Pandemic Business Stress

KIU, Western Campus – According to the Uganda Business Impact Survey 2020 conducted by the United Nations, 85% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda will experience distress after the lifting of lockdown measures to curb the spread of th... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 25 In The Present And The Past
25
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 25 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Day of National National Recognition for the Harkis  (France). This observance was introduced in 2001 and it commemorates Harki, Muslim Algerian loyalists who served in the French Army during the Algerian War (1954-1962)... read more

Kiu International Desk: Closure Of Workplaces Due To Covid-19 Causes Huge Labour Income Losses Worldwide
24
Sep

KIU International Desk: Closure of Workplaces Due to COVID-19 Causes Huge Labour Income Losses Worldwide

KIU, Western Campus – The International Labour Organization has found a huge loss of incomes by workers all over the world in a new report titled “ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the World of Work. Sixth Edition”The income losses, which the ILO estim... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Covid-19 Cases Surpass 7,000 As Deaths Reach 70
24
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 7,000 as Deaths Reach 70

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced another COVID-19 death to bring the number of fatalities to 70, while the country’s cumulative cases surpassed the 7,000 mark after 185 new cases were registered yesterday, according to i... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Banks Reject Loan Applications Worth Over 700 Billion In July 2020
24
Sep

KIU Business Desk: Banks Reject Loan Applications Worth Over 700 Billion in July 2020

By Wandera Stephen KIU, Main Campus – Commercial banks in Uganda rejected loan applications worth over 700 billion shillings in July 2020, according to the State of the Economy September 2020 Report released by the Bank of Uganda (BoU) yesterd... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 24 In The Present And The Past
24
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 24 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Guinea Bissau). This is Guinea-Bissau's National Day and marks the unilateral declaration of independence from Portugal on September 24 1973.Heritage Day (South Africa). On this day, South Africans are encou... read more

Covid-19 News: Ministry Of Education Releases School Calendar, Students Not To Repeat Classes
23
Sep

COVID-19 News: Ministry of Education Releases School Calendar, Students not to Repeat Classes

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Education and Sports has released the new school calendar, which stipulates how resumption of school by students will be laid out.Daily Monitor newspaper reports today September 23 that the Government yesterday... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 5 New Covid-19 Deaths Registered As Cumulative Deaths Reach 69
23
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: 5 New COVID-19 Deaths Registered as Cumulative Deaths Reach 69

KIU, Western Campus – The number of COVID-19 deaths in Uganda continues to rise after 5 new deaths were registered on September 22, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update.The deaths are 2 people who succumbed to the virus in Kapc... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health Covid-19 Response Boosted With Drugs And Ppe
23
Sep

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health COVID-19 Response Boosted With Drugs and PPE

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has received drugs and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) from the government of India and Fosun Pharma and Phillips Pharmaceuticals Uganda respectively.According to the ministry, the assortment of medi... read more

Kiu Book Club: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics By Nanjala Nyabola
23
Sep

KIU Book Club: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics by Nanjala Nyabola

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Social media has become a major factor in our lives. From a daily tweet about one's life to more complex and serious conversations about the future and present state of our nations, we find our talking space on ... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 23 In The Present And The Past
23
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 23 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?National Day (Saudi Arabia). It is celebrated in Saudi Arabia on every September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud i... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 114 New Cases Bring Uganda’s Cases To 5,380
17
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: 114 New Cases Bring Uganda’s Cases to 5,380

The Ministry of Health has announced 114 new cases of COVID-19 from the 2,685 samples tested on September 16, bringing Uganda’s total to 5,380.In its daily COVID-19 update, the ministry announced that all 114 cases are contacts and alerts, with 50 ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Decline In Price Of Commercial Properties And Land Raises Fears Of Defaults On Loan Servicing.
17
Sep

KIU Business Desk: Decline in Price of Commercial Properties and Land Raises Fears of Defaults on Loan Servicing.

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - Assets quality in the real estate sector declined in value for the first time in the half-year ended June 2020, according to the Bank of Uganda. The decline, according to the Bank of Uganda Financial Stability Re... read more

Covid-19 News: Over 4,000 Teenage Pregnancies Registered In Northern Uganda During Covid-19 Lockdown
17
Sep

COVID-19 News: Over 4,000 Teenage Pregnancies Registered in Northern Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - A report from Human Right Focus Uganda (HURIFO) has revealed that a total of 4,062 cases of teenage pregnancies have been recorded in six out of eight districts in Acholi sub-region within five months of the pande... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Health Ministry Announces The Use Of Plasma To Treat Covid-19
17
Sep

COVID-19 UPDATES: Health Ministry announces the use of plasma to treat COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus – On Wednesday, 16th September 2020, the Ministry of Health announced the use of plasma in COVID-19 treatment in Uganda, a project funded by the government.Hon. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, unveiled the new development a... read more

Uganda Welcomes Seventh Baby Gorilla In 2020
17
Sep

Uganda Welcomes Seventh Baby Gorilla in 2020

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Uganda has registered an unprecedented seventh Gorilla birth after another baby was born in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced.According to a statement on the UWA... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 17 In The Present And The Past
17
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 17 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Patient Safety Day. World Patient Safety Day calls for global solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety. Furthermore, the Day brings together patients, familie... read more

Issuing Academic Documents To Graduates Of The 22nd Graduation (16th September, 2020)
16
Sep

Issuing Academic Documents to Graduates of the 22nd Graduation (16th September, 2020)

Graduates of the following programs are scheduled to receive their academic documents from 16th September, 2020 to 23rd September, 2020 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm). Remember to carry your KIU identification documents along with you.Bachelor of Science ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Covid-19 Death Toll Reaches 60 As 143 New Cases Are Registered
16
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 60 as 143 New Cases are Registered

Uganda’s COVID-19 death toll thus far reached 60 after 2 new deaths – one from Soroti and another from Mbale - were registered from samples tested on September 15, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update.Meanwhile, an additional... read more

Kiu International Desk: Tanzania Lifts Suspension Of Flights From Kenya
16
Sep

KIU International Desk: Tanzania Lifts Suspension of Flights From Kenya

KIU, Western Campus – The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has today lifted the suspension of flights from Kenya, the flights' authority announced in a press release signed by Hamza s. Johari, the Director-General of TCAA and posted on thei... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Over 30 Health Workers In Masaka To Be Subjected To Mandatory Covid-19 Testing After Death Of Police Officer
16
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Over 30 Health Workers in Masaka to be Subjected to Mandatory COVID-19 Testing After Death of Police Officer

Health authorities in Masaka district have announced that 32 health workers, who have been in contact with a police officer who succumbed to COVID-19 last week, will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing over fears they could have contracted the virus f... read more

Chinese City Welcomes
16
Sep

Chinese city Welcomes 'Vertical Forest' in Concrete Jungle

By Wandera StephenKIU, Main Campus - An experimental green housing project in a Chinese megacity promised prospective residents life in a "vertical forest," with manicured gardens on every balcony, AFP reports.The French Press Agency reports that the... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 16 In The Present And The Past
16
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 16 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ugandan Mp Dies Of Covid-19
15
Sep

COVID-19 UPDATES: Ugandan MP dies of COVID-19

KIU, Main Campus - Faith Alupo, Woman MP representative of Pallisa District, was reported dead on 15th September 2020 after she supposedly contracted the novel Coronavirus.Alupo, the first Member of Parliament in the country to succumb to the virus, ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Who Reports Record Daily Rise In New Covid-19 Infections
14
Sep

KIU INTERNATIONAL DESK: WHO reports record daily rise in new COVID-19 infections

KIU, Main Campus - The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours.WHO said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,... read more

Uniosun Vc To Speak At Kiu International Research And Innovations Webinar
11
Sep

UNIOSUN VC to Speak at KIU International Research and Innovations Webinar

The Vice-Chancellor, Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola will on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, speak at the Kampala International University International Research and Innovations Webinar. The event titled Research and Innovation in the Pos... read more

Kiu D-rice To Host International Research And Innovations Webinar
11
Sep

KIU D-RICE to Host International Research and Innovations Webinar

To sustain the research capabilities of researchers at Kampala International University, the Directorate of Research, Innovations, Consultancy, and Extension (RICE) is inviting the global Academic and Research communities to her Webinar Series titled... read more

Covid-19 Updates: September 4 To 11 In Numbers
11
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: September 4 to 11 in Numbers

The week starting September 4 and ending on September 11 saw an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda, especially community transmissions. Today we look at the week in figures.07 – The number of returnees who have tested positive for COVID-... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Community Transmissions Make Up 100% Of Daily Covid-19 Numbers
11
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Community Transmissions Make up 100% of Daily COVID-19 Numbers

For the first time since the first case of COVID-19 was registered in the country on March 23, community transmissions constituted 100% of the daily COVID-19 figures after 86 out of the 86 cases discovered from the 3,016 samples tested on September 1... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Gov’t Borrowing For Covid-19 Relief Funds Increases Public Debt By 20.5%
11
Sep

KIU Business Desk: Gov’t Borrowing for COVID-19 Relief Funds Increases Public Debt by 20.5%

KIU, Western Campus – Uganda’s stock of public debt has increased by 20.5% to over 56.5 trillion shillings – which is around 40% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – as a result of borrowing with an aim of countering the economic... read more

Another Somac Phd Candidate To Stage Virtual Public Defence Of Phd
11
Sep

Another SOMAC PhD Candidate to Stage Virtual Public Defence of PhD

KIU, Western Campus – Another KIU School of Mathematics and Computing (SOMAC) student, James Ssegawa Kiggundu, will stage a virtual public defence of his PhD on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 AM, the Directorate of Higher Degrees and Research has a... read more

Kiu International Desk: Unicef Leading Efforts To Procure And Supply Covid-19 Vaccine Worldwide
11
Sep

KIU International Desk: UNICEF Leading Efforts to Procure and Supply COVID-19 Vaccine Worldwide

KIU, Western Campus – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is leading efforts to procure and supply COVID-19 vaccines in what could possibly be the world’s largest and fastest ever procurement and supply of vaccin... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 11 In The Present And The Past
11
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 11 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?September 11-Related Observances (USA). The September 11 attacks (often referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 190 New Cases, 2 Deaths Registered In Uganda
10
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: 190 New Cases, 2 Deaths Registered in Uganda

190 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths have been registered in Uganda from the 2,301 samples tested on September 9, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update.According to the ministry, both deaths were registered in Kampala thereby bring... read more

Kiu International Desk: Un Deputy Secretary-general Holds Virtual Meeting With Un Member Finance Ministers On Global Economic Recovery
10
Sep

KIU International Desk: UN Deputy Secretary-General Holds Virtual Meeting With UN Member Finance Ministers on Global Economic Recovery

KIU, Western Campus – The United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed has addressed ministers from UN Member States and representatives from international institutions, during a virtual meeting on Tuesday to solidify a “menu” o... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Bank Of Uganda Reports Improvement In Economic Activity
10
Sep

KIU Business Desk: Bank of Uganda Reports Improvement in Economic Activity

KIU, Western Campus – The Bank of Uganda (BoU) has reported an improvement in economic activity since the easing of the lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of COVID-19 in the country, according to its Monetary Policy Report for A... read more

Somac’s Hussein Muhaise To Stage Virtual Public Defence Of His Phd On September 15
10
Sep

SOMAC’s Hussein Muhaise to Stage Virtual Public Defence of his PhD on September 15

KIU, Western Campus – Hussein Muhaise, a student from the School of Mathematics and Computing will stage a virtual public defence of his PhD on Tuesday, September 15, according to the KIU Directorate of Higher Degrees and Research.Muhaise’s thesi... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 10 In The Present And The Past
10
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 10 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on September 10 every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities aroun... read more

Issuing Academic Documents To Graduates Of The 22nd Graduation (10th September, 2020)
9
Sep

Issuing Academic Documents to Graduates of the 22nd Graduation (10th September, 2020)

Graduates of the following programs are scheduled to receive their academic documents from 10th September, 2020 to 16th September, 2020 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm). Remember to carry your KIU identification documents along with you.Postgraduate Diploma... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Covid-19 Cases Surpass 4,000 Mark
9
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 4,000 Mark

The number of Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 4,000 mark after 201 new cases were registered from the 1,989 samples tested on September 8, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update.For the first time in almost a... read more

Kiu International Desk: Covid-19 Could Increase Child Mortality Rate – Un Agencies
9
Sep

KIU International Desk: COVID-19 Could Increase Child Mortality Rate – UN Agencies

KIU, Western Campus – Child mortality of children under five years could increase as a result of COVID-19 induced disruptions to child and maternal health services in health systems all over the world, according to a United Nations report.According... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Caa Braces For Entebbe Airport Reopening With New Passenger Flight Schedule
9
Sep

KIU Business Desk: CAA Braces for Entebbe Airport Reopening With new Passenger Flight Schedule

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - As the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) prepares to reopen Entebbe International Airport on October 1, it has issued a tentative schedule of passenger flights that will fly into Uganda after almost seven m... read more

Kiu Sports Desk: Teenager Jacob Kiplimo Wins 5000m  At  Ostrava Golden Spike Championship
9
Sep

KIU Sports Desk: Teenager Jacob Kiplimo Wins 5000m at Ostrava Golden Spike Championship

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – 19-year old long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo stunned favourite Selemon Barega of Ethiopia to win the5000m race of IAAF Golden Spike 2020 Athletics meeting in Ostrava in a meeting record of 12:49:08 on Se... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Positive Cases Reach 3,900 As 124 New Cases And 2 Deaths Are Registered
8
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s Positive Cases Reach 3,900 as 124 New Cases and 2 Deaths are Registered

Uganda’s COVID-19 positive cases clocked 3,900 yesterday as the country continued to register new cases in the hundreds, with 2 more deaths being announced by the Ministry of Health.In its daily COVID-19 update, the ministry announced that 2 men ... read more

Students Not To Be Compulsorily Tested For Covid-19 When School Resumes
8
Sep

Students Not to be Compulsorily Tested For COVID-19 When School Resumes

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – The Ministry of Health will not do mandatory COVID-19 testing on students when they finally return to school later this month, according to information from the Ministry of Education. Schools are set ... read more

Obituary: Kiu Teaching Hospital Sends Off Dermatologist Peter Mugisha Sebishimbo
8
Sep

OBITUARY: KIU Teaching Hospital Sends Off Dermatologist Peter Mugisha Sebishimbo

KIU, Western Campus – To most people who knew Dr Peter Mugisha Sebishimbo, the news of his death from COVID-19 came as an utter shock, not only because of his age but because it is hard for many to stomach because of his enchanting character.The 38... read more

Kiu International Desk: Experts Propose Debt Swaps To Address Climate Change In Developing Countries
8
Sep

KIU International Desk: Experts Propose Debt Swaps to Address Climate Change in Developing Countries

KIU, Western Campus - Experts from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) have proposed a new form of debt swaps in order to address poverty and the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss in developing countries, a... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 8 In The Present And The Past
8
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 8 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Physical Therapy Day. It is observed to generate awareness about the crucial contribution physiotherapists make to society, enabling people to be mobile, well, and independent. Designated in 1996, World PT Day is promot... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 2 Health Workers Die As 3 More Deaths Are Reported
7
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: 2 Health Workers Die as 3 More Deaths are Reported

Uganda has now registered a total of 44 COVID-19 deaths after 3 people, including 2 health workers died yesterday from the dangerous viral disease, to add to the 6 deaths that were reported over the weekend, according to the Ministry of Health.The he... read more

Btvet Officials Inspect Kiu School Of Nursing Sciences On Readiness For Reopening
7
Sep

BTVET Officials Inspect KIU School of Nursing Sciences on Readiness for Reopening

KIU, Western Campus – The Business, Technical and Vocational Educational Training (BTVET) has today, September 7, 2020, inspected the KIU School of Nursing Sciences to assess its readiness for the scheduled reopening of schools after the COVID-19 l... read more

Kiu Alumni Voices: How Aisha Ganda Is Managing Her Business Through The Covid-19 Pandemic
7
Sep

KIU Alumni Voices: How Aisha Ganda is Managing Her Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Aisha Ganda is a 23-year old alumnus of Kampala International University. She pursued a Diploma in Business Administration at the main campus in Kansanga and graduated in 2019. She started her Snacks 4 ... read more

Kiu Book Club: Fooled By Randomness By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
7
Sep

KIU Book Club: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Following the events that unfolded in the just concluded NRM primaries, I found that a lot of the information people get is always distorted in one form or the other. I wondered why this happens in almo... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 7 In The Present And The Past
7
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 7 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Victory Day (Mozambique). Victory Day (Dia da Vitória, in Portuguese) also known as Lusaka Peace Agreement Day is a public holiday in Mozambique observed on September 7. The day commemorates the end of the Mozambican War of ... read more

Kiu Director Of Research, Prof. Francisca Oladipo Ready To Speak At The Global Women In Artificial Intelligence (wai) Summit
6
Sep

KIU Director of Research, Prof. Francisca Oladipo Ready To Speak at the Global Women in Artificial Intelligence (WAI) Summit

The Director of Research, Innovations, Consultancy, and Extensions (RICE), Prof. Francisca Oladipo will address global Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts on September 8th, 2020 at the largest gathering of Women in Artificial Intelligence (WAI), the... read more

Kiu International Desk: South African Health Workers Protest Over Poor Working Conditions, Ppe
4
Sep

KIU International Desk: South African Health Workers Protest Over Poor Working Conditions, PPE

Healthcare workers from the South African cities of Cape Town and Pretoria have protested against poor working conditions and corruption in the procurement of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), according to Al Jazeera.According to the news site, th... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 2 New Deaths And 65 New Cases On September 3
4
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 2 New Deaths and 65 New Cases on September 3

Uganda has registered 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 65 new cases from the 4,540 samples tested on September 3, bringing the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,353, according to the Ministry of Health daily COVID-19 update.The 2 death... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 4 In The Present And The Past
4
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 4 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Newspaper Carrier Day (USA). It honours Barney Flaherty, the first newspaper carrier hired in 1833, as well as all current newspaper carriers. It is celebrated on September 4, the anniversary of Flaherty's hiring by Benjamin ... read more

Kiu’s Prof Francisca Oladipo And Prof. Janice Busingye Co-author Article On “emerging Profile Of Teachers In The Post Covid-19 Era”
3
Sep

KIU’s Prof Francisca Oladipo and Prof. Janice Busingye Co-Author Article on “Emerging Profile of Teachers in the Post COVID-19 Era”

KIU, Western Campus – Prof. Janice Desire Busingye, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration (DVC-F&A) at Kampala International University and Prof. Francisca Oladipo, the Director of Research, Innovations and International Rel... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Daily Case Count More Than Doubles As 176 New Cases, 1 Death Are Reported
3
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s Daily Case Count More than Doubles as 176 New Cases, 1 Death are Reported

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Uganda has more than doubled after 176 new cases from the 5,453 samples tested on September 2 – more than double the 75 new cases on September 1 - plus 1 death, were registered yesterday.In its daily COVID-19 u... read more

Time For Us To Harmonize Our Efforts Towards Producing Graduates With 21st Century Skills Says Prof Janice Busingye
3
Sep

Time For Us To Harmonize Our Efforts Towards Producing Graduates With 21st Century Skills Says Prof Janice Busingye

As jobs are being transformed by the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there is an urgent need to re-engineer our educational system to deliver graduates that will thrive and add value in our fast-changing world. An honest conversatio... read more

Campus News: Kiu Finalists Pursuing Health-related Courses To Resume School On September 28
3
Sep

Campus News: KIU Finalists Pursuing Health-Related Courses to Resume School on September 28

KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has approved finalists pursuing health-related courses at Kampala International University and other health training institutions in the country to resume school on September 28, according to a... read more

Kiu Researcher Dr Malik Mohamed And Other Researchers Acquire Patent On Deep Learning Model In Australia
3
Sep

KIU Researcher Dr Malik Mohamed and Other Researchers Acquire Patent on Deep Learning Model in Australia

A senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering, School of Engineering Sciences (SEAS) and Innovations Manager at the Directorate of Research, Innovations, Consultancy and Extensions (RICE), Dr Umar Mali... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 3 In The Present And The Past
3
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 3 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Levy Mwanawasa Day (Zambia). This Day is set aside to celebrate Mwanawasa, who was the third President of Zambia and ruled the country from January 2002 until his death in August 2008. Today was selected as the date for the h... read more

Issuing Academic Documents To Graduates Of The 22nd Graduation (3rd September, 2020)
3
Sep

Issuing Academic Documents to Graduates of the 22nd Graduation (3rd September, 2020)

Graduates of the following programs are scheduled to receive their academic documents from 3rd September, 2020 to 8th September, 2020 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm). Remember to carry your KIU identification documents along with you.Master of Arts in Econ... read more

Kiu Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance And Administration, Prof Janice Busingye Set To Speak At The East Africa Online Symposium Series
2
Sep

KIU Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Prof Janice Busingye Set to Speak at The East Africa Online Symposium Series

As the world is flattening the curve on COVID-19 and getting ready to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world, the Universities and Colleges Learning Center (UCLC) has invited the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Kampala International University (KIU) Assoc. Prof. ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 75 New Cases Bring Uganda’s Covid-19 Total To 3,112
2
Sep

COVID-19 Updates: 75 New Cases Bring Uganda’s COVID-19 Total to 3,112

KIU, Western Campus – The total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Uganda has reached 3,112 after 75 new positive cases were discovered from the 4,133 samples tested on September 1.In its daily COVID-19 update, the Ministry of Health said ontac... read more

Kiu International Desk: Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth $200 Billion.
2
Sep

KIU International Desk: Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth $200 Billion.

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus – Jeff Bezos has become the first person to cross the $200 billion threshold after his net worth hit $205 billion as of September 2, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.CNBC reported last week that even ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Uganda
2
Sep

KIU Business Desk: Uganda's Coffee Exports hit Highest Peak in 29 Years

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - According to the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), Uganda's coffee exports increased by 17.2% in July 2020 as compared to the July 2019, keeping the country in the number one position for largest e... read more

Kiu Book Club: Women Don
2
Sep

KIU Book Club: Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever: Negotiation and the Gender Divide

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Over the past few weeks, I've been holding some conversations with three female friends about their work environment and it appeared they were not contented with some issues ranging from their pay cheque to ... read more

Kiu Trivia: September 2 In The Present And The Past
2
Sep

KIU Trivia: September 2 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?National Day (Vietnam). This is a national holiday in Vietnam observed on September 2, commemorating President Hồ Chí Minh reading the Declarations of independence of Vietnam at Ba Đình Square in Hanoi on 2 September 194... read more

Milestone Alert: Dr Janice Busingye Elected To Board Of Directors Of Renu
27
Aug

Milestone Alert: Dr Janice Busingye Elected to Board of Directors of RENU

KIU, Western Campus – Dr Janice Desire Busingye, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Administration at KIU, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU).Dr Busingye, an educator for 19 years i... read more

Staying Well Together: Ministry Of Health In Sensitization Drive Of Leaders And Communities On Covid-19
27
Aug

Staying Well Together: Ministry of Health in Sensitization Drive of Leaders and Communities on COVID-19

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has embarked on a vigorous sensitization drive of leaders and communities on the dangers posed by COVID-19 and how to mitigate them, the ministry has announced on its social media platforms.The Ministry ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 155 New Cases And Two More Covid-19 Deaths Announced
27
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 155 New Cases and Two More COVID-19 Deaths Announced

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health, in its daily COVID-19 update, has announced two new COVID-19 deaths and 155 new cases from 4,513 samples tested on August 26, bringing the cumulative number of infections in the country to 2,679.The two... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Medical Association Advises Government Against Admitting Every Covid-19 Patient
27
Aug

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Medical Association Advises Government Against Admitting Every COVID-19 Patient

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - As health facilities continue to become overwhelmed by bulging numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the country, the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has advised against admitting each and every individual that ... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 27 In The Present And The Past
27
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 27 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Thoughtful Thursday. Thoughtful Thursday is a time to be mindful of others—at home, work, and in public—and realize that they may have thoughts, concerns, and needs that we haven't been aware of. It is a day to try to be ... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Covid-19 Re-infection Possible - Research.
26
Aug

Fighting Coronavirus Together: COVID-19 Re-infection Possible - Research.

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - Researchers in Hong Kong have identified what they said was the first confirmed case worldwide of COVID-19 re-infection, raising questions about the durability of immunity, whether acquired naturally or with a vac... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Mastercard Foundation Launches Young Africa Works-uganda Strategy
26
Aug

KIU Business Desk: Mastercard Foundation Launches Young Africa Works-Uganda Strategy

KIU, Western Campus - The Mastercard Foundation has launched a strategy, Young Africa Works—Uganda to enable 3 million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work over the next 10 years.According to Samuel Yalew Adela, the Country Head, Ug... read more

Kiu International Desk: World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio-free
26
Aug

KIU International Desk: World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio-Free

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Four years after the last recorded cases of wild polio in northern Nigeria, the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) on Tuesday certified that the continent is now free of the virus, which can c... read more

Covid-19 Updates:  98 New Cases Confirmed As Another Death Occurs
26
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 98 New Cases Confirmed as Another Death Occurs

Another COVID-19 death - of a 27-year old man from Mengo in Kampala - has been announced by the Ministry of Health, alongside 98 new cases in their daily COVID-19 update, from tests done on August 25.Of the 98 cases, 92 are alerts and contacts, with ... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 26 In The Present And The Past
26
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 26 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Herero Day (Namibia). It is a gathering of the Herero people of Namibia to commemorate their deceased chieftains. It is held in Okahandja in central Namibia annually on August 26, the day and place Herero chief Samuel Maharer... read more

Government To Open 1200-bed Covid-19  Facility At Namboole Stadium
25
Aug

Government to Open 1200-Bed COVID-19 Facility at Namboole Stadium

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The Ugandan government is set to open a 1,200-bed COVID-19 treatment facility at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole next week as the country prepares for a surge in Coronavirus patients after the recent spike in... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: New Covid-19 Testing Machine Launched
25
Aug

Fighting Coronavirus Together: New COVID-19 Testing Machine Launched

A new machine that eases testing for COVID-19 has been launched by a locally registered company called Africa One Logistics Limited, according to Daily Monitor, The Electronic Disinfectant Stand, as it is called, reportedly takes temperature and... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 3 New Covid-19 Deaths To Push Toll To 25
25
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 3 New COVID-19 Deaths to Push Toll to 25

Uganda has registered 3 more deaths from COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 25, the Ministry of Health has announced in its COVID-19 daily update.The deceased are a 65-year old man and two women aged 70 and 65, with all the three fatalities being fr... read more

Staying Well Together: Ministry Of Health Emphasises Power Of Physical Distancing
25
Aug

Staying Well Together: Ministry of Health Emphasises Power of Physical Distancing

KIU, Western Campus - The Ministry of Health, in the latest of reinvigorated sensitization attempts, has emphasized the power of physical, or what we popularly call social distancing in a video it has released today, August 25.In the video, which has... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 25 In The Present And The Past
25
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 25 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Liberation Day (France).  Liberation Day commemorates a military battle that took place during World War II from August 19, 1944, to August 25, when the German garrison surrendered the French capital. Paris had been rule... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 2 New Deaths Registered, 99 New Cases Bring Uganda’s Total To 2,362
24
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 2 New Deaths Registered, 99 New Cases Bring Uganda’s Total to 2,362

The Ministry of Health has announced another 99 COVID-19 transmissions in Uganda as well as 2 new deaths from the 3,457 samples tested on August 23.The two deaths are of a 35-year old female trader from Kikuubo, Kampala and a 36-year old male from Ki... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Infections Rocket In Kampala, Health Ministry Launches “tudde Ku Normal” Campaign
24
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: Infections Rocket in Kampala, Health Ministry Launches “Tudde ku Normal” Campaign

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main campus - The increasing numbers of COVID-19 positive cases in Uganda, especially in the Kampala Metropolitan Area, have caused great concern to the Ministry of Health, prompting it to launch the “Let’s End COVID-19 Tog... read more

Just In: Kiu To Hold Webinar Series On Teaching And Learning In The Post Covid-19 Pandemic Period
24
Aug

Just In: KIU to Hold Webinar Series on Teaching and Learning in the Post COVID-19 Pandemic Period

KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University is set to hold an online webinar series under the theme, “Teaching and Learning in the Post Pandemic Period”, on September 1st  and 2nd , 2020 starting at 11:00 AM East African Standar... read more

Kiu 22nd Graduation: Key Takeaways From The Virtual Graduation Ceremony
24
Aug

KIU 22nd Graduation: Key Takeaways From the Virtual Graduation Ceremony

By KIU Editorial TeamKampala International University held its 22nd Graduation ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2020, a virtual (online) ceremony that was a big success.As the future of many students all over the country hangs in the balance, 2,253 K... read more

Kiu Book Club: Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream By Barack Obama
24
Aug

KIU Book Club: Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus – Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream follows Barack Obama's thoughts on different aspects of the political, social and economic climate in the United States. Using his highly impress... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 24 In The Present And The Past
24
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 24 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Flag Day (Liberia). This holiday commemorates the adoption of the Liberian flag in 1847. Just over a month after attaining Independence from the United States, the national flag of Liberia was adopted. It was designed an... read more

Issuing Academic Documents To Graduates Of The 22nd Graduation
22
Aug

Issuing Academic Documents to Graduates of the 22nd Graduation

Graduates of the following programs are scheduled to receive their academic documents from 24th August, 2020 to 28th August, 2020 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm). Remember to carry your KIU identification documents along with you.Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Med... read more

Covid-19 Updates: August 14 – 21 In Numbers
21
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: August 14 – 21 in Numbers

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the African continent, with the World Health Organization’s prediction that the worst for Africa is yet to come seeming like spot-on foresight.The continent has so far registered 1,157,955 positive cas... read more

Kiu 22nd Graduation Ceremony: D-day Set For Tomorrow
21
Aug

KIU 22nd Graduation Ceremony: D-day Set For Tomorrow

KIU, Western Campus – The 22nd Graduation Ceremony for Kampala International University takes place tomorrow August 22, albeit virtually, because of the government measures restricting crowding which were put in place as a result of the ongoing COV... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Covid-19 Numbers Continue To Rise As 98 New Cases Are Confirmed
21
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Rise as 98 New Cases Are Confirmed

The number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda has continued its upward trend after 98 new cases were confirmed from the 4,131 samples tested on August 20 bringing the cumulative cases to 1,848, according to the Ministry of Health.The 61 number of alerts sho... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 21 In The Present And The Past
21
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 21 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Poet’s Day. This is a day dedicated to the crafters of poetry. There are many forms of poetry, such as sonnets, limericks, and haikus, and there are many genres of poetry such as narrative, epic, and lyric. Poets not only w... read more

Staying Well Together: Unicef Supporting Governments In Prevention And Response Services For Children Affected By Violence During Covid-19.
20
Aug

Staying Well Together: UNICEF Supporting Governments in Prevention and Response Services for Children Affected by Violence During COVID-19.

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is supporting governments and partner organisations to maintain and adapt critical prevention and response services for children affected by violence during COVID-19.This follows U... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Bank Analysis Report 2020 Says National Lockdown Crippling Services Sector
20
Aug

KIU Business Desk: Bank Analysis Report 2020 Says National Lockdown Crippling Services Sector

KIU, Western Campus - The annual Bank Analysis Report for 2020 has noted that the national lockdown imposed by the government following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on the services sector, which is a major economic driv... read more

Kiu International Desk: South Sudan Running Out Of Foreign Exchange Reserves
20
Aug

KIU International Desk: South Sudan Running Out of Foreign Exchange Reserves

South Sudan has run out of foreign exchange reserves and cannot stop its currency, the South Sudanese pound, from depreciating, a senior central bank official in the oil-producing nation said on Wednesday, according to Al Jazeera.South Sudan gets alm... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 3 People Die As Uganda Registers Record Daily Infection Rate
20
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 3 People Die as Uganda Registers Record Daily Infection Rate

Three more people died from COVID-19 on August 19 as Uganda registered a daily infection rate record of 94 positive cases, the Ministry of Health has announced.The death rate, which was also a daily record, brought the total number of deaths from COV... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 20 In The Present And The Past
20
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 20 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Mosquito Day. It is observed annually on August 20 and it is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Ross is responsible for the annu... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 7 Journalists Test Positive For Covid-19
19
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 7 Journalists Test Positive for COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - According to various media reports, five journalists were found positive for the COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total number of journalists who have tested for the Coronavirus so far to seven. This com... read more

Milestone Alert: Kiu Engineering Teaching Staff Co-author Book On Engineering Research And Technology
19
Aug

Milestone Alert: KIU Engineering Teaching Staff Co-Author Book on Engineering Research and Technology

KIU, Western campus – Four members of KIU’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have co-authored a book on  Engineering Research and Technology with a number of Engineers across the globe, titled Emerging Trends in Engineering ... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Starts Manufacturing Smartphones With Thermometers To Test Covid-19
19
Aug

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Uganda Starts Manufacturing Smartphones with Thermometers to Test COVID-19

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - Uganda has started manufacturing and assembling smartphones that have an infrared thermometer, in a move aimed at increasing the country’s capacity to test people for COVID-19, according to Chinese news site CGTN.... read more

Kiu International Desk: Second Japanese Team In Mauritius To Clean Mangroves Damaged By Oil Spill
19
Aug

KIU International Desk: Second Japanese Team in Mauritius to Clean Mangroves Damaged by Oil Spill

A second team from Japan - where the ship that ran aground Mauritius’ coast causing an environmentally damaging oil spill comes from - is in the island nation to clean up ecologically-sensitive mangrove forests, Al Jazeera reports.Six members of th... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 19 In The Present And The Past
19
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 19 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Humanitarian Day. This is an international day dedicated to recognizing humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It marks the day on which the then Special Representati... read more

Kiu Book Club: 6 Best Books To Read To Understand The Covid-19 Pandemic
18
Aug

KIU Book Club: 6 Best Books to Read to Understand the COVID-19 Pandemic

KIU, Western campus - The COVID-19 pandemic caught most of us unawares, turning life as we knew it on its head, birthing a new term, “The new normal”Even though we were unprepared for this pandemic, there are plenty of books that lay out how they... read more

Fan Facts About Kiu Chancellor Prof Mahmood Mamdani
18
Aug

Fan facts about KIU Chancellor Prof Mahmood Mamdani

By Stuart BogereOn the afternoon of August 13 2020, Kampala International University had the honour and privilege to install Professor Mahmood Mamdani as the 3rd Chancellor of the University. This followed the expiry of Professor John Mukasa Ssebuufu... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Cases Clock 1,600 As 43 New People Test Positive
18
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: cases Clock 1,600 as 43 new People Test Positive

Uganda’s COVID-19 cumulative cases reached 1,603 after 43 new cases were confirmed from the 3,905 samples tested on August 17, according to the Ministry of Health.As the number of cases in the country continues to rise, alert cases continue to cons... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 18 In The Present And The Past
18
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 18 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Constitution Day (Indonesia). It is observed on 18th August to honour the birth of the Indonesian constitution, the 1945 Constitution, which was established at a meeting of the Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independenc... read more

Covid-19 Updates: August 7 - 14 In Numbers
14
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: August 7 - 14 in Numbers

6 – The number of new deaths. Added with the 6 deaths that occurred the previous week, this brings the total number of deaths in Uganda to 12.36 – The number of contacts of previously confirmed cases to test positive.65 – The number of alert ca... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Deaths Reach A Dozen As 32 New Cases Are Registered
14
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda’s Deaths Reach a Dozen as 32 New Cases Are Registered

Uganda has registered its twelfth COVID-19 death on August 13, the Ministry of Health has announced.The deceased was a 65-year-old male resident of Kampala who was admitted at Nsambya Hospital and later transferred to China-Uganda Friendship Hospital... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Stanchart, Airtel Form Partnership To Increase Access To Mobile Financial Services
14
Aug

KIU Business Desk: StanChart, Airtel Form Partnership to Increase Access to Mobile Financial Services

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel have declared a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services,... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry Of Health Teams Visit Border Points To Assess Covid-19 Response
14
Aug

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Ministry of Health Teams Visit Border Points to Assess COVID-19 response

The Ministry of Health has sent teams, led by the permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine, to different border points of entry, to assess the COVID-19 response activities and set up permanent port health facilities, according to posts on the ministry’s... read more

Kiu International Desk: Rwanda Launches Innovative Covid-19 Pool Testing
14
Aug

KIU International Desk: Rwanda Launches Innovative COVID-19 Pool Testing

Rwanda has launched an innovative pool testing method that enables multiple people to have their samples tested together for COVID-19 without the need for single tests, to accurately determine individual results that come up positive, africanews repo... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 14 In The Present And The Past
14
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 14 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Pakistan). It commemorates the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign state following the end of the British Raj in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakista... read more

Cbot Inaugurates New Kiu Chancellor Prof Mahmood Mamdani
14
Aug

CBOT Inaugurates New KIU Chancellor Prof Mahmood Mamdani

KIU, Western Campus – Ambrose Kibuuka (in the picture), member of the Board of Trustees, on behalf of the Chairman Board of Trustees, Kampala International University yesterday August 13 sworn in the new University Chancellor, Prof. Mahmood Mamdani... read more

Kiu International Desk: Hope For Mauritius As Salvage Crews Pump Almost All Oil Out Of Mv Wakashio
13
Aug

KIU International Desk: Hope for Mauritius as Salvage Crews Pump Almost All Oil Out of MV Wakashio

Almost all the fuel oil from the MV Wakashio, the Japanese-owned ship that has caused a huge oil spill off the coast of Mauritius has been pumped out, according to Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, the BBC reports.The operation had been a ra... read more

International Youth Day Celebrations: President Museveni Launches Undp Funding Programme For Youth
13
Aug

International Youth Day Celebrations: President Museveni Launches UNDP Funding Programme for Youth

KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has launched a 36.7 billion shillings ($10 Million) funding programme from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to bolster youths in Uganda in business and entrepreneurship during the Inter... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Uganda’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Grow To $3.9 Billion
13
Aug

KIU Business Desk: Uganda’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Grow to $3.9 Billion

By Rogers Wanambwa  KIU, Main Campus – Uganda’s foreign exchange reserves have grown to 3.9 billion dollars, a Bank of Uganda official has told Xinhua news agency.According to Xinhua, Adam Mugume, the Executive Director of Research at B... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda’s Covid-19 Deaths Enter Double Figures As 2 More People Die
13
Aug

COVID-19 updates: Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Enter Double Figures as 2 More People Die

Uganda’s COVID-19 deaths have entered double figures after the Ministry of Health announced 2 new deaths, bringing the total number to 11 from the 4,108 samples tested on August 12.The 2 individuals, both residents of Kampala are a 60-year-old male... read more

Kiu Chancellor Prof. Mamdani To Be Inaugurated Today
13
Aug

KIU Chancellor Prof. Mamdani to be Inaugurated Today

KIU, Western Campus – Newly appointed Kampala International University Chancellor Prof. Mahmood Mamdani will be sworn in today in a virtual ceremony, as has become the norm thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.The ceremony, which will be hosted on zoom,... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 13 In The Present And The Past
13
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 13 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Central African Republic). This is the National Day of the Central African Republic and marks its independence from France on August 13, 1960.Ubangi-Shari gained its independence, becoming the Central Africa... read more

Kiu International Desk: Salvage Crews Pump Oil From Mv Wakashio In Desperate Attempt To Save Mauritius’ Ecosystem
12
Aug

KIU International Desk: Salvage Crews Pump Oil From MV Wakashio in Desperate Attempt to Save Mauritius’ Ecosystem

Salvage crews are “in a race against time” to pump fuel from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on Mauritius’ coast last month and began leaking oil five days ago, according to africanews.Mauritian au... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Us Enters $1.5 Billion Agreement With Moderna For Potential Covid-19 Vaccine
12
Aug

KIU Business desk: US Enters $1.5 Billion Agreement With Moderna for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The United States government has entered a 1.5 billion agreement with Moderna Inc, a drug manufacturing company, for 100 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine, currently in development, according to Al Jazeera.Quoting Moderna and the White ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 19 New Cases As Alerts Continue To Rise
12
Aug

COVID-19 updates: 19 new Cases as Alerts Continue to Rise

The Ministry of Health has this afternoon announced 19 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda out of the 3,199 samples tested on August 12, bringing the cumulative cases in the country to 1,332.The number of alerts continues to dominate the daily case total wi... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 12 In The Present And The Past
12
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 12 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?International Youth Day. International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD w... read more

Campus News: Sno - India Calling For Submissions For Covid-19 Article Writing Competition
11
Aug

Campus News: SNO - India Calling for Submissions for COVID-19 Article Writing Competition

KIU, Western Campus – The Student network Organization – India sub-region in conjunction with CRUX-Nexus of Healthcare are calling for submissions from university students all over the world for the PANCOV’ 20 Phase-I article writing competitio... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Japanese Tanker Oil Spill A Threat To Mauritius’ Eco-tourism
11
Aug

KIU Business Desk: Japanese Tanker Oil Spill a Threat to Mauritius’ Eco-Tourism

The oil spill resulting from a crack in the MV Wakashio, a Japanese bulk oil carrier which ran aground Mauritius' southeast coast on July 25 is a big threat to the tiny island’s ecotourism, which earned the country around $1.6 billion last year, ac... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Ministry Of Health Announces 16 New Covid-19 Cases
11
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: Ministry of Health Announces 16 new COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Health has announced that Uganda has registered 16 new COVID-19 positive cases from tests done on 2,250 samples on August 10, bringing the country’s cumulative cases to 1,313.In its latest COVID-19 update, the ministry also declared... read more

Kiu International Desk: Russia Develops First Covid-19 Vaccine – Putin
11
Aug

KIU International Desk: Russia Develops First COVID-19 Vaccine – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country has successfully completed the development of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, Al Jazeera reports.Putin said that his own daughter had been inoculated with the vaccine and the exper... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 11 In The Present And The Past
11
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 11 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Chad). On 11 August 1960, Chad gained full independence and Francois Tombalbaye, a Christian from the southern part of Chad who had been instrumental in the push for independence, became the country’s firs... read more

Campus News: Rotaract Club Of Kiu Holds First Virtual Inauguration Ceremony
10
Aug

Campus News: Rotaract Club of KIU Holds First Virtual Inauguration Ceremony

By Stuart BogereKIU, Main Campus - The Rotaract Club of Kampala International University has held a virtual inauguration ceremony of Opportunity President Ronald Nyombi.  The event that took place on Saturday, August 8, was live-streamed on Zoom... read more

Kiu Book Club: Leaders Eat Last By Simon Sinek
10
Aug

KIU Book Club: Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - Considering the fact that this is my second review of a book by Simon Sinek, I must say I have come to love his work! Simon Sinek as it was in Start With Why delivers yet another inspiring and thought-p... read more

Kiu International Desk: More Ugandans Who Were Stranded Abroad Repatriated
10
Aug

KIU International Desk: More Ugandans who Were Stranded Abroad Repatriated

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus – More Ugandans who have been stranded abroad have been repatriated by the government.  A batch of 300 Ugandans have returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a month after the first group of 270 arrived in ... read more

Fighting Coronavirus Together: Kiu Teaching Hospital Advises Public To Re-adhere To Covid-19 Measures
10
Aug

Fighting Coronavirus Together: KIU Teaching Hospital Advises Public to Re-Adhere to COVID-19 Measures

KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Teaching Hospital COVID-19 task force has advised the general public to re-adhere to the Ministry of Health safety measures against COVID-19 or risk increase in community transmissions.Dr Sam Kyalema (in the picture), ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 2 More Deaths, 14 New Covid-19 Cases
10
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 2 More Deaths, 14 new COVID-19 Cases

Uganda has registered an additional 2 deaths and 14 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on 2,435 samples on August 9, the Ministry of Health has announced.This means that Uganda’s COVID-19 deaths have now become 9. A 27-year old male from Kyangwali ... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 10 In The Present And The Past
10
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 10 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?World Lion Day. Lion Day aims to raise awareness of the majestic hunter, the ultimate feline, the king of the jungle. Despite being known as hunters, lions actually face many dangers, especially from poachers and poisoning. U... read more

Kiu Chancellor Prof Mahmood Mamdani To Be Inaugurated On August 13
8
Aug

KIU Chancellor Prof Mahmood Mamdani to be Inaugurated on August 13

KIU, Western campus – The newly appointed Chancellor for Kampala International University, Prof. Mahmood Mamdani will be officially inaugurated on Thursday, August 13, in a ceremony to be held virtually via Zoom.Prof. Mamdani, who was appointed in ... read more

Kiu International Desk: Germany And France Quit Who Reform Talks Due To Disagreements With The Us
8
Aug

KIU International Desk: Germany and France Quit WHO Reform Talks due to Disagreements With the US

By Stephen WanderaKIU, Main Campus - Germany and France have quit talks on reforming the World Health Organization in frustration at attempts by the United States to lead the negotiations, despite its decision to leave the WHO, according to an e... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 13 New Cases Confirmed As Another Person From Greater Bushenyi Tests Positive
8
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 13 new Cases Confirmed as Another Person From Greater Bushenyi Tests Positive

KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced 13 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on August 7, as another person from Greater Bushenyi, an alert from Sheema district, tested positive.The Western part of the country, specifically Bush... read more

Breaking: Kiu 22nd Graduation Ceremony To Be Held Virtually On August 22
8
Aug

BREAKING: KIU 22nd Graduation Ceremony to be Held Virtually on August 22

The 22nd graduation ceremony for Kampala International University will be held virtually on August 22, the University Senate has announced.The ceremony, initially slated for June, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as earlier announced by the... read more

Covid-19 Updates: This Week In Numbers
7
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: This Week in Numbers

1 – The number of COVID-19 cases from Bushenyi district since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. The case was found from the latest declared cases discovered on August 6.4 – The number of COVID-19 patients who have died in Uganda in the past week6 ... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Pharmacies In Sub-saharan Africa Dramatically Increase Price Of Hydroxychloroquine
7
Aug

KIU Business Desk: Pharmacies in Sub-Saharan Africa Dramatically Increase Price of Hydroxychloroquine

Pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies in Sub-Saharan Africa have dramatically increased the price of hydroxychloroquine, a drug believed to be a cure for COVID-19, according to africanews.The news website claims the price of the drug has increased ... read more

Covid-19 Updates: Uganda Registers One Additional Covid-19 Death Bringing Total Deaths To 6
7
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers One Additional COVID-19 Death Bringing Total Deaths to 6

Uganda has registered its sixth COVID-19 death, after one person died on the evening of August 6 at Mulago National Referral Hospital.The dead person was a 70-year old Ugandan, a resident of Nateete, a Kampala suburb. According to a statement from th... read more

Kiu International Desk: 41 Million People To Go Hungry In East Africa Due To Covid-19
7
Aug

KIU International Desk: 41 Million People To Go Hungry in East Africa due to COVID-19

By Rogers Wanambwa KIU, Main Campus - The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the World Food Programme (WFP) estimate that 41 million East Africans are prone to hunger because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 7 In The Present And The Past
7
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 7 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Republic Day (Ivory Coast). This is the National Day of Ivory Coast and it commemorates full independence from France on this day in 1960. In 1946 with the establishment of the Fourth French Republic, Ivory Coast became an o... read more

Kiu International Desk: Scientists Discover Parasite Resistant To Major Anti-malarial Drug In Rwanda
6
Aug

KIU International Desk: Scientists Discover Parasite Resistant to Major Anti-Malarial Drug in Rwanda

Scientists have detected the emergence and spread of malaria parasites capable of resisting artemisinin, an anti-malarial drug recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time in Rwanda, according to newsmedical.net.Scientists fr... read more

Kiu Business Desk: Finance Minister Kasaija Orders Bou To Fasttrack Establishment Of Islamic Banking
6
Aug

KIU Business Desk: Finance Minister Kasaija Orders BoU to Fasttrack Establishment of Islamic banking

The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has ordered the Bank of Uganda (BoU), to fast track the establishment of Islamic banking in Uganda, Daily Monitor reports.Quoting Kasaija, Daily Monitor reports that the minister said he has had a communication w... read more

Covid-19 Updates: 10 New Cases Confirmed On Tests Done On August 5
6
Aug

COVID-19 Updates: 10 new Cases Confirmed on Tests Done on August 5

10 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed from the 3,577 samples tested on August 5, the Ministry of Health has announced in a statement.Of the 10 cases, 7 were alerts and contacts of previously confirmed cases- 6 from Namisindwa district and another... read more

Kiu Trivia: August 6 In The Present And The Past
6
Aug

KIU Trivia: August 6 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?Independence Day (Jamaica). Jamaica celebrate their independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. The Colony of Jamaica gained its independence from the United Kingdom on August 6 1962, following more than 300 years under Bri... read more

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

Kiu
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