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Ugandan author of "Greedy Barbarian" Kakwenza Rukirabashaija reads the book at his home in Iganga district in Eastern Uganda May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa//File PhotoKAMPALA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An award-winning Ugandan author was "dumped by gunmen" overnight outside his home, his lawyer said on Wednesday, after a court ordered his release from detention on charges related to criticism of the country's long-serving leader. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"He was dumped at his home this morning by gunmen. read moreHe was detained on December 28 and held incommunicado for several days before being charged on Jan 11. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema; editing by John StonestreetOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Rukirabashaija, Abubaker, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, Yoweri Museveni, Eron Kiiza, Kiiza, PEN Pinter, Museveni, Elias Biryabarema, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, PEN, EU, Thomson Locations: Iganga district, Eastern Uganda, KAMPALA, Kampala, Iganga, United States
Ugandan author of "Greedy Barbarian" Kakwenza Rukirabashaija reads the book at his home in Iganga district in Eastern Uganda May 11, 2020. Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 33, is best-known for "The Greedy Barbarian," a novel about greed and corruption in a fictional country that has been widely interpreted as a satire about Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni. Officials told them his client was inside, he said, adding: "We have no idea where he was taken or by who." In 2020, Rukirabashaija was interrogated for five days in the Ministry of Defence over whether "The Greedy Barbarian" is about Museveni. He was beaten and chained, sustaining a damaged kidney, the author said afterwards.
Persons: Rukirabashaija, Abubaker, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, Yoweri Museveni, PEN Pinter, Gunmen, Museveni, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Ronald Samuel Wanda, Eron Kiiza, Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Museveni Court, PEN, Reuters, Police, Ministry of Defence, Museveni, Thomson Locations: Iganga district, Eastern Uganda, KAMPALA, Kampala, Kitalya
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda reopened its schools on Monday after the longest pandemic-prompted shutdown in the world, but educators and others say that the closing has taken a lasting toll, eroding decades of classroom gains in the East African nation. Despite efforts at remote education, more than half of Uganda’s students effectively stopped learning after the government ordered classrooms closed in March 2020, a government agency has found. And countless teachers will not come back either, having turned to other work after losing their income during the shutdown. “The damage is extremely big,” said Mary Goretti Nakabugo, the executive director of Uwezo Uganda, a Uganda-based nonprofit that conducts educational research. Unless there are intensive efforts to help students catch up, she said, “we may have lost a generation.”
Persons: , Mary Goretti Nakabugo Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, East
Ugandan shilling flat in muted activity
  + stars: | 2021-12-31 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
KAMPALA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling was stable on Friday amid muted activity on both dollar demand and supply, traders said. At 0909 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,540/3,550 per dollar, the same level as Thursday's close. UGX Spot Rate...................Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterUgandan Shilling Money Guide.... Calculated Cross Rates.......... Deposits & Forwards.............Uganda Equities Guide.......Uganda All Share Index........(.ALSIUG)Shilling background .....Ugandan Debt Guide............All Uganda Bonds.............Uganda T-Bills..............Uganda Benchmark.............Central Bank ................Ugandan Contributor Index....Uganda Coffee Prices.......Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by George ObulutsaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa Organizations: Reuters.com, . Central Bank, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, ., Uganda
Ugandan shilling a notch weaker due to increased dollar demand
  + stars: | 2021-12-30 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
KAMPALA, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling weakened slightly on Thursday, undercut by a rebound in demand for dollars from commercial banks and some merchandise importers, traders said. At 0926 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,540/3,550, compared to Wednesday's close of 3,530/3,540. UGX Spot Rate...................Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterUgandan Shilling Money Guide.... Calculated Cross Rates.......... Deposits & Forwards.............Uganda Equities Guide.......Uganda All Share Index........(.ALSIUG)Shilling background .....Ugandan Debt Guide............All Uganda Bonds.............Uganda T-Bills..............Uganda Benchmark.............Central Bank ................Ugandan Contributor Index....Uganda Coffee Prices.......Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema;Editing by George ObulutsaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa Organizations: Reuters.com, . Central Bank, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, ., Uganda
Ugandan shilling unchanged, remittance flows offer support
  + stars: | 2021-12-29 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
KAMPALA, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling was unchanged on Wednesday, drawing support from remittances and commodity export dollar inflows, traders said. At 1001 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,535/3,545 per dollar, unchanged from Tuesday's close. UGX Spot Rate....................Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterUgandan Shilling Money Guide.... Calculated Cross Rates.......... Deposits & Forwards.............Uganda Equities Guide.......Uganda All Share Index........(.ALSIUG)Shilling background .....Ugandan Debt Guide............All Uganda Bonds.............Uganda T-Bills..............Uganda Benchmark.............Central Bank ................Ugandan Contributor Index....Uganda Coffee Prices.......Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by George ObulutsaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa Organizations: Reuters.com, . Central Bank, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, ., Uganda
Ugandan shilling flat on slump in dollar appetite
  + stars: | 2021-12-28 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
KAMPALA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling was little changed on Tuesday due to a slump in importer dollar demand, traders said. At 0911 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,535/3,545 per dollar, the same level as Monday's close. UGX Spot Rate....................Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterUgandan Shilling Money Guide.... Calculated Cross Rates.......... Deposits & Forwards.............Uganda Equities Guide.......Uganda All Share Index........(.ALSIUG)Shilling background .....Ugandan Debt Guide............All Uganda Bonds.............Uganda T-Bills..............Uganda Benchmark.............Central Bank ................Ugandan Contributor Index....Uganda Coffee Prices.......Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by George ObulutsaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa Organizations: Reuters.com, . Central Bank, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, ., Uganda
Image Striking a pose with the 2022 sign in Times Square this month. Even as early studies suggest that Omicron produces less severe illness, experts warn that the staggering caseload could still overwhelm health systems. Fox canceled its “New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022” live broadcast from Times Square. There is a curfew from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., masks are required in public areas and nightclubs are closed. Casablanca, MoroccoThe authorities banned New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout the country, including in Casablanca, the most populous city.
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Ugandan shilling unchanged; market activity slim
  + stars: | 2021-12-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
KAMPALA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling was unchanged on Monday amid subdued activity as most businesses stayed closed for the holidays. At 0822 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 3,535/3,545, the same level as Friday's close. UGX Spot Rate...................Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterUgandan Shilling Money Guide.... Calculated Cross Rates.......... Deposits & Forwards.............Uganda Equities Guide.......Uganda All Share Index........(.ALSIUG)Shilling background .....Ugandan Debt Guide............All Uganda Bonds.............Uganda T-Bills..............Uganda Benchmark.............Central Bank ................Ugandan Contributor Index....Uganda Coffee Prices.......Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by George ObulutsaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Elias Biryabarema, George Obulutsa Organizations: Reuters.com, . Central Bank, Thomson Locations: KAMPALA, ., Uganda
KAMPALA—Nigeria’s health ministry is preparing to destroy more than one million Covid-19 vaccines donated by wealthy nations only a month before their expiration date. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, fewer than 260,000 vaccines have been administered and more than three million shots are due to expire in January. In Uganda, thousands of residents are being turned away at vaccination centers in rural areas. Though there are millions of doses stored in the capital, Kampala, outlying vaccination sites lack the refrigeration facilities needed to store the Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. shots, squeezing supply.
Organizations: Democratic, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc Locations: KAMPALA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kampala
KAMPALA, Uganda—The Ugandan military launched a series of strikes against Islamic State-aligned militants in neighboring Congo, the beginning of what Ugandan officials say they hope will be a quick offensive to drive the group from the mineral-rich region after a wave of attacks on the capital, Kampala. Ugandan artillery units and jet fighters struck positions of the Allied Democratic Forces early Tuesday, said Uganda’s military spokeswoman, Gen. Flavia Byekwaso. The strikes were quickly confirmed by Congolese government spokesman Patrick Muyaya, who described the group as terrorists and whose government signed off on the cross-border operation.
Persons: Flavia Byekwaso, Patrick Muyaya Organizations: Islamic, Allied Democratic Forces Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, Islamic State, Congo, Kampala, Congolese
Kampala, Uganda (CNN) The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two separate suicide attacks that killed three people and injured 36 in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Tuesday. Two civilians and a police officer were killed in the blasts, police spokesperson Fred Enanga told reporters at a news conference in the city. The ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency reported the incident on its Telegram channel on Tuesday, saying three fighters set out with bags loaded with explosives. Two headed toward the Kampala Central Police Station, and the third to the parliament building, where they detonated, it reported. He said three attackers died while detonating their bombs and seven were killed while resisting arrest.
Persons: Fred Enanga, Yoweri Museveni, Museveni, Read Organizations: CNN, ISIS, Amaq News Agency, Kampala Central Police Station, Police, Allied Democratic Forces Locations: Kampala, Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda—Suicide bombers set off to two powerful explosions in the center of Uganda’s capital during Tuesday morning rush hour in what police said was a terrorist attack carried out by a local ally of Islamic State. At least three people were killed and 33 were injured in the twin attacks, which took place within about 550 yards and three minutes of each other in Kampala’s heavily guarded business district, said police spokesman Fred Enanga. Three suspected suicide bombers also died in the blasts.
Persons: Fred Enanga Organizations: Tuesday, Islamic Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, Islamic State
Ugandan Capital Kampala Hit by Double Suicide Bombings
  + stars: | 2021-11-16 | by ( Nicholas Bariyo | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
KAMPALA, Uganda—Suicide bombers set off to two powerful explosions in the center of Uganda’s capital during Tuesday morning rush hour in what police said was a terrorist attack carried out by a local ally of Islamic State. At least six people—including three suspected suicide bombers—died and 33 were injured in the twin blasts, which detonated within about 550 yards and three minutes of each other in Kampala’s heavily guarded business district, said police spokesman Fred Enanga.
Persons: , Fred Enanga Organizations: Tuesday, Islamic Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, Islamic State
Ugandan Capital Kampala Hit by Twin Explosions
  + stars: | 2021-11-16 | by ( Nicholas Bariyo | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
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KAMPALA, Uganda—Suicide bombers set off two powerful explosions in the center of Uganda’s capital during rush hour in an attack later claimed by Islamic State. At least three people were killed and 33 were injured in the Tuesday morning attacks, which took place within about 550 yards and three minutes of each other in Kampala’s heavily guarded business district, police spokesman Fred Enanga said. Three suspected suicide bombers also died in the blasts.
Persons: Fred Enanga Organizations: Islamic Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, Islamic State
2 Explosions Hit Ugandan Capital
  + stars: | 2021-11-16 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: 1 min
KAMPALA, Uganda — Two loud explosions rocked Uganda’s capital, Kampala, early Tuesday, sparking chaos and confusion as people fled what appeared to be coordinated attacks. One blast was near a police station and another on a street near Parliament, witnesses said, with the second explosion appearing to hit a building housing an insurance company and cars parked outside. Some lawmakers were seen evacuating the precincts of the parliamentary building nearby, according to the national broadcaster, UBC. At least 24 people have been hospitalized with wounds sustained in the blasts, according to a Twitter post from Emmanuel Ainebyoona, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health. Four of them are critically injured, he wrote.
Persons: Emmanuel Ainebyoona Organizations: UBC, Ministry of Health Locations: KAMPALA, Uganda, Kampala
Kampala, Uganda (CNN) At least three police officers were killed and more than two dozen people injured in the first of two explosions in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Tuesday morning, according to a journalist on the scene. The two explosions rocked the city center within 30 minutes of each other, according to police and a journalist at the scene of one of the blasts. One blast went off near the Central Police Station and another near Parliament. The cause of the explosions was not immediately clear and no group has claimed responsibility. The first explosion occurred at about 10 a.m. local time on Kampala's Buganda Road, according to the journalist at the scene.
Persons: Rose Byanyima Organizations: CNN, Central Police Station, Referral Hospital, Central Police, Read Locations: Kampala, Uganda, Buganda
After months of severe shortages, Covid-19 vaccine supplies for the world’s poorest nations are finally ramping up. But many countries say they will struggle to get them into people’s arms, as they grapple with the potential delivery of more vaccines in the coming weeks than they have received so far this year. Authorities lack funds to conduct public awareness campaigns and set up more vaccination sites, including the necessary fridges and freezers to store the shots. Misinformation and low case numbers have also left many in poor countries skeptical of the shots.
A judge says Texas’ ban on mask mandates violates the rights of students with disabilities. Image Demonstrators attending a rally against vaccine mandates outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in September. In announcing the rule, the administration set a deadline of January for all 17 million health care workers to be fully vaccinated at health care facilities that receive government funding under Medicare or Medicaid. Erin J. McLaughlin, a health care lawyer for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, said the rule was “essentially a condition of participation” in federally funded programs. Many medical societies came out in favor of strict mandates for health care workers, arguing these employees have a special obligation to keep their patients and colleagues safe.
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Eighteen months into the pandemic, officials in the country have kept more than 10 million primary and secondary school students at home, with no plans to reopen their classrooms soon. Ten states sue the U.S. over the vaccine mandate for health care workers. Image Demonstrators attending a rally against vaccine mandates outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in September. In announcing the rule, the administration set a deadline of January for all 17 million health care workers to be fully vaccinated at health care facilities that receive government funding under Medicare or Medicaid. Erin J. McLaughlin, a health care lawyer for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, said the rule was “essentially a condition of participation” in federally funded programs.
Persons: Matthew Busch, Greg Abbott’s, Ken Paxton, Mike Morath, Texas Education Agency —, Judge Lee Yeakel, Paxton, Abbott, Judge Yeakel, Covid, , Badru, Janet Museveni, , Yoweri Museveni, Filbert Baguma, Jan, Mary Goretti Nakabugo, Bwengye Elia, Mukasa Nicholas, , Bess Adler, Dr, Francis Collins, Collins, Renate Myles, “ Dr, Stéphane Bancel, Mr, Bancel, Collins’s, Siphiwe Sibeko, Matshidiso Moeti, Geoff Forester, Biden, Katrina A, Hooper, Lundy, Bookman, Erin J, McLaughlin, Buchanan, Rooney, Biden’s, Chiquita Brooks, LaSure, Brooks, Hannah Yoon Organizations: Lamar Elementary School, ., The New York Times, Disability Rights Texas, Texas Education Agency, United States, Court, Western, Western District of, The Justice Department, Agence France, Twitter, Teachers, Uganda National Teachers ’ Union, , National Planning Authority, Mar, for Systems Science, Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Ministry, Moderna, National Institutes of Health, Covid, Vaccine Research, Reuters, United States Patent, Wired, Biden, World Health Organization, Middle, Middle East U.S, Bank, U.S, Census, Statehouse, Concord Monitor, Associated Press, Centers, Medicare, Services, Republican, Occupational Safety, Health Administration, Medicaid Services, Ingersoll, Elementary School, New York Times, Public Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Romania, U.S, Texas, San Antonio, Western District, Western District of Texas, Covid, Wakiso, Uganda, Kampala, Africa, Johannesburg, Africa Asia, Pacific Europe, Middle East, Canada, Concord, N.H, Missouri, Alaska , Arkansas , Iowa , Kansas , Missouri , Nebraska , New Hampshire , North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, , Philadelphia, Pa, United States
Dropping out and taking menial jobs: Here’s a closer look at effects of keeping students out of school for 18 months. Eighteen months into the pandemic, officials in the country have kept more than 10 million primary and secondary school students at home, with no plans to reopen their classrooms soon. Image Demonstrators attending a rally against vaccine mandates outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in September. In announcing the rule, the administration set a deadline of January for all 17 million health care workers to be fully vaccinated at health care facilities that receive government funding under Medicare or Medicaid. Image Students attended their first day in school at the Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami.
Persons: Badru, Janet Museveni, , Yoweri Museveni, , Filbert Baguma, Jan, Mary Goretti Nakabugo, Bwengye Elia, Mukasa Nicholas, , Jan Hetfleisch, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, Schallenberg, Mr, ’ ’, Matthew Busch, Greg Abbott’s, Ken Paxton, Mike Morath, Texas Education Agency —, Judge Lee Yeakel, Paxton, Abbott, Judge Yeakel, Covid, Bess Adler, Dr, Francis Collins, Collins, Renate Myles, “ Dr, Stéphane Bancel, Bancel, Collins’s, Geoff Forester, Biden, Katrina A, Hooper, Lundy, Bookman, Erin J, McLaughlin, Buchanan, Rooney, Biden’s, Chiquita Brooks, LaSure, Brooks, Siphiwe Sibeko, Matshidiso Moeti, Barbara Goleman, Chandan Khanna, Kim Anderson, Deborah Mitchell, doesn’t, Hannah Yoon Organizations: World Health Organization, Agence France, Twitter, Teachers, Uganda National Teachers ’ Union, , National Planning Authority, Mar, for Systems Science, Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Ministry, Austrian, Associated Press, Lamar Elementary School, ., The New York Times, Disability Rights Texas, Texas Education Agency, United States, Court, Western, Western District of, The Justice Department, Moderna, National Institutes of Health, Covid, Vaccine Research, Reuters, United States Patent, Wired, Biden, Statehouse, Concord Monitor, Centers, Medicare, Services, Republican, Occupational Safety, Health Administration, Medicaid Services, Ingersoll, Middle, Middle East U.S, Bank, U.S, Census, Barbara, Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Miami . Credit, National Education Association, Wake County Schools, Elementary School, New York Times, Public Locations: Europe, Texas, Wakiso, Uganda, Kampala, Austria, Innsbruck . Credit, United States, Austrian, San Antonio, Western District, Western District of Texas, Covid, U.S, Concord, N.H, Missouri, Alaska , Arkansas , Iowa , Kansas , Missouri , Nebraska , New Hampshire , North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, , Africa, Johannesburg, Africa Asia, Pacific Europe, Middle East, Canada, Miami ., Oregon, Raleigh, N.C, Philadelphia, Pa
Forget COP26. The world needs COPPER 26
  + stars: | 2021-11-05 | by ( George Hay | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Along with phasing out coal and reducing deforestation, COP26 needs to champion electric vehicles and spur investment in renewable energy. That in turn means more aluminium, cobalt, copper, lithium and nickel. Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels implies 19 million tonnes of additional annual copper production by 2030, a 60% increase. Aluminium supply needs to jump 30%, nickel 50%, and lithium and cobalt 140% and 150% respectively. Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius implies an even greater supply hike.
Persons: Wood Mackenzie, what’s, Ed Cropley, Karen Kwok Organizations: Reuters, BHP, Rio Tinto, International Energy Agency, Democratic, International Monetary Fund, Thomson Locations: Uganda's, Kampala, GLASGOW, Glasgow, Rio, Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia, United States
Covid's global death toll now tops 5 million
  + stars: | 2021-11-01 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +6 min
The global death toll from Covid-19 topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate health care systems. “What do we have to do to protect ourselves so we don’t get to another 5 million?”The death toll, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the populations of Los Angeles and San Francisco combined. Globally, Covid-19 is now the third leading cause of death, after heart disease and stroke. “What’s uniquely different about this pandemic is it hit hardest the high-resource countries,” said Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, director of ICAP, a global health center at Columbia University. Wealth has also played a role in the global vaccination drive, with rich countries accused of locking up supplies.
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Here's how Mershcen got The Sigmund Project off the ground, what some of the partnerships look like, and what he has planned for the future. Before the pandemic, the sector accounted for as much as 25% of all new job creation worldwide, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Looking to the futureThanks to contributions from an anonymous donor, The Sigmund Project is fully funded for the next five years. In that vein, The Sigmund Project is on the prowl for its own partnerships. Merchen hopes that this tactic will enable The Sigmund Project to develop its own circular operating model.
Persons: Sigmund, Alan Elliott Merschen, it's, Mershcen, Sigmund Project's, Merschen, Merchen, Merschen's, Amina Mohamed, Elizabeth, Daniel Moxie, Mohamed Organizations: Entrepreneurs, Partners, Service, Myriad, Tourism Council, Sigmund, Father's, United Nations, Sigmund Project, Triple, Girls, NYU's Tisch, of Hospitality, Sigmund Foundation Locations: Switzerland, Solomon Islands, Kampala, Uganda, Ontario, Canada, Bombo, Costa Rica, Toronto, Germany
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