In the middle of 2022, the entire world finally knows what it is like to face a highly contagious disease. For this reason, today more than ever the international context is capable of understanding the danger that Ebola implies in our African continent.

Although many see it as a distant horror story, for us it is a near and lurking threat. We know it, we live in a continent that little by little is trying to face the epidemic, but we lack infrastructure and resources. That, among other reasons, has brought us to the current context: the temporary closure of schools across Uganda.



A little over a month ago, November 25, 2022, the authorities in the country ordered the closure of schools throughout the country to curb the disease. Something very unexpected, especially when weeks before the Ministry of Health stated that the number of infections was declining tukif.

The government indicates that it is due to a “precautionary” measure to prevent the spread of a new strain that comes from Sudan. However, the truth is before our eyes: the deaths of 8 children almost in a row from this disease was a clear enough warning.




Mubende and Kassanda have been on “alert” since September 20, when a new Ebola outbreak was registered. By that date, the government officially registered more than 55 deaths among the 141 registered cases.

After several months applying certain biosecurity measures, official data indicates that cases are declining. Still, it’s too early to say that the outbreak has dissipated. According to the WHO, it takes at least 42 consecutive days without a single contagion to announce an official closure. These 42 days represent double the number of days it would take for the disease to incubate under ideal conditions.



Against all odds, the vaccines to control the Ebola-Sudan virus strain arrived in our country on December 9. However, the first clinical trials still need to be carried out to attack the most serious cases.

Considering that the outbreak was only declared on September 20, local authorities celebrate the recent arrival of vaccines as a record, and this is not really an exaggeration. Receiving 1,200 vaccines with just 79 days to prepare is an impressive, almost historic turnaround time, when compared to previous opportunities.

Because of the fact, specialists in the area have not been slow to make their statements. For her part, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Acero proudly affirms Uganda’s ability to organize quickly and carry out emergency-response medical studies.

To guarantee efficiency, speed and availability of resources, the clinical study will be sponsored by the WHO and other organizations dedicated to health.

At the moment, while the vaccines are evaluated and approved, the government must continue with its constant task of monitoring new cases, tracking points of infection, and making decisions to guarantee the reduction of patients at risk of death.


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ICTs are changing the way we live, in every way you can imagine. With the integration of various technological innovations into everyday life, today we cannot even imagine waking up in the morning and not checking Twitter to see the news, for example.

This integration has a special impact on the world of work, facilitating tasks that previously seemed impossible to do in such a short time and with so little effort. Social networks, data management, applications to measure productivity… the options are simply endless xnxx!

Do you want to know how you can include ICT in your daily life to be more productive at work? Take note of these everyday applications, which are adapted to most professionals and work areas.




It’s no secret to anyone that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way we shop. This was thanks, in part, to ICTs that were integrated to allow us to make purchases of practically anything through a computer and with just one click.

Benefits? You have all the options at hand, than you can imagine, without having to go through stores or malls. You can make smarter purchasing decisions by comparing prices, brands and suppliers.



Currently, bank offices have fewer and fewer people. The reason? Most customers do not want to waste time dealing with processes, and prefer to do it online. Most of the big banks today have online platforms with automated processes for just about anything.

Even beyond traditional banks, the various ICTs have made possible the appearance of online banking applications or services with greater facilities for opening accounts, financial movements and even currency exchange.



This is perhaps one of the areas where ICTs have made a big difference: data management. Nowadays everything is at hand, in real time and with increasingly precise and efficient analyses.
Thanks to ICTs, data has acquired a new meaning, becoming an input for all work areas: marketing, science, business, medicine, etc.



This is perhaps one of the most obvious points on the list. Social networks, without a doubt, arrived a few decades ago to change the way people relate to each other. However, it goes beyond that.

Today, social networks are also a window to actively generate income, whether you promote a service or are a content creator. Likewise, there are social networks such as LinkedIn (to name just one), which allows you to connect with professionals in your area, exchange information or opinions and even get a job.

Now that you have read about how ICTs are changing the way we work, where do you think their impact has been the greatest? We read in the comments.


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Political Science research: mapping the future and understanding new challenges

For the First IAPSS Annual Academic Conference, jointly organized by the International Association for Political Science Students and The Romanian Center for Global Studies:
Political Science research in the XXIth century
Mapping the future – understanding new challenges
The organizers propose eight panels, a general overview of current policy issues in world and domestic affairs. Thus the paper submitted should address one of the topics below:
    1.      The New Anti-Americanism
    2.      Conflict Prevention And Resolution ( Regional Conflicts )
    3.      Wider Europe
    4.      Political Participation
    5.      Political parties
    6.      Euro skepticism   
    7.      New challenges in international security
    8.      Right-wing extremism – comparative perspective
The International Association for Political Science Students is a worldwide organization with member associations and individual members in almost forty countries. Our foreseen mission is to generate and promote opportunities for full actualization of political science students cooperating through a global communication network.

The First IAPSS Annual Academic Conference represents an opportunity for every political science student to freely express his beliefs and perspectives, within a framework of policy research provided by CRSG. This project will occasion the presenting of academic papers elaborated by students worldwide with both academic and policy concerns. Workshops are meant to offer a deeper perspective into the topics approached by the panels.
The Romanian Center for Global Studies (CRSG) is a Romanian think-tank created by a group of young Romanian IR researchers, graduates of Western Europe and North American universities, who joined forces to bring their international expertise within the domestic debate on relevant international affairs. The Center functions under the guidance of leading Romanian and international IR policy experts.  By co-organizing this event, CRSG aims at integrating academic interests of political science students into relevant policy debate both in Romania and abroad.
The best papers in each panel will be published in a special edition of Politikon – the IAPSS Journal and on the website of CRSG. CRSG will offer a prize to the best policy paper on IR or foreign policy analysis.
The requirements for the academic papers are:
• English language   
• A half page abstract
• A draft of minimum of 15 pages written in Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 lines
• Bibliography (minimum 5 references, see the rules for references in the attached document.
An abstract is expected by the 21st of October 2004. On the 25th of October you will have the final answer regarding the acceptance. The paper is expected by 1st of December 2004. The abstract and draft papers should be submitted at the following e-mail address: [email protected]