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Kitgum prepares first St. Janani Luwum memorial lecture

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The organizing committee of the 46th St Janani Luwum has set February 15th, 2023 for the inaugural memorial lecture in honor of the saint. Canon Gladys Oyat, the local organizing committee chairperson, says the inaugural St. Janani Luwum memorial lecture will provide people with adequate …

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Germany faces biggest teacher shortage in 50 yrs: association

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Germany’s education system is facing the “biggest shortage of teachers in 50 years” as a result of education policy failures, the country’s teachers’ association said on Friday. The problem is largely “self-made,” association president Heinz-Peter Meidinger told the Rheinische Post newspaper. The number of new teachers has …

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Budget cut to severely affect elderly persons under SAGE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Forum on Social Protection has warned that thousands of older persons benefiting from the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment – SAGE programme across the country will be severely affected following a significant budget cut. Flavia Kabahenda, the Chairperson of the Forum says that …

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EU ministers discuss challenges of migration from third countries

Stockholm, Sweden | Xinhua | “The migratory situation in the European Union (EU) is strained,” the member states’ justice and home affairs ministers agreed at their Council meeting here on Thursday. “There is an urgent need to strengthen the external borders, increase returns, and prevent irregular migration,” they said, according to a …

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Mother arrested for killing her 10-Year-old son

Kibuku, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kibuku district have arrested a 49-year-old mother for allegedly whipping her 10-year-old child to death. The suspect has been identified as Tolophina Kanyi, a resident of Saala cell, Kirika sub County. Samuel Semewo, the acting Bukeddi North Regional Police Spokesperson said that on …

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IMF chief hails Rwanda’s climate actions

Kigali, Rwanda | Xinhua | Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva has hailed policies and sustained implementation of reforms to address climate change by the different stakeholders in Rwanda. “I came away impressed by the dynamism and creativity of Rwandan youth advocating for climate action and environmental conservation, …

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