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Facts about yellow fever vaccines

Do they provide effective lifelong protection against the disease after a single dose? ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Yellow fever is a largely zoonotic disease endemic to South America’s tropical regions and Africa’s sub-Saharan regions. The yellow fever virus belongs to the Flavivirus genus and causes acute febrile hemorrhagic fever and jaundice. …

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Two pupils killed in bomb blast in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An explosion killed two children and injured two in Nakituriket village in Kakamar Sub County, Kaabong district. The deceased were identified as Ayollo Lokutai aged 13 and Lokoel Komol 12 years, while Meri Lomonyang aged 9, and Meri Lokiditoi were left with minor injuries. The four were …

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Catholic church underscores need of preserving cultural values

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Church has emphasized the necessity of upholding cultural norms and values. His Grace Paul Ssemogerere, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, exemplifies the importance of preserving traditional culture while upholding its principles. In the 1980s, the late Msgr. Timothy Ssemogerere of the Masaka Catholic Diocese …

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Bidco FC hits Wakiso Giants FC 3-0 in Premier League Match

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bidco FC returned to winning ways after a 3-0 defeat of Wakiso Giants in a Uganda Premier League match played on Saturday at the FUFA technical Centre in Njeru. The Eastern based side took the lead through Jerome Kiirya scored their opening goal. Alex Kitata …

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Three get killed as truck rams into house

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A FUSO truck rammed into a house in Rukungiri district on Saturday afternoon killing three people. The accident happened at around 2PM at Kakirago village in Bugangari Sub County along Rukungiri – Kihihi-Kanungu road. It is alleged that while the FUSO truck registration number UBC …

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Kenya, France finalize deal to fund Nairobi Commuter Railway

NAIROBI, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya and France have finalized an agreement to facilitate funding for the upgrading of the Nairobi Commuter Railway, a rail network serving Nairobi and its suburbs, officials said on Saturday. Musalia Mudavadi, prime cabinet secretary who is also the cabinet secretary for foreign and diaspora affairs, …

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