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Kadaga wins on women’s ticket

Victory casts spotlight on effectiveness of 20-year long gender affirmative action agenda On May 02, Kamuli district woman legislator, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga won endorsement from her party to contest for Speakership of the incoming 10th parliament. Kadaga, who has been speaker of the out-going parliament, fought a bruising battle with …

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OUT PATIENTS: Mulago hospital closes, shifts to Kiruddu

Starting Monday, most of Mulago’s out-patient clinics will move to the newly built Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Kiruddu hospital in Makindye. This, according to the hospital’s Public Relations Officer Enock Kusasira, is to enable faster renovation of Mulago’s out-patients clinics. “We inform stakeholders and the general public that our …

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When the sick bypass doctors

Since she retired from teaching, Sauda Neema, 61, suffers from diabetes, has difficulty sleeping, and often feels general body pain.  She believes it is her fate, as an elderly person, to endure pain. “When you start aging, the first thing you forget about is being fine,” she says, “(But)you can’t …

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Tackling sickle cell disease

  Uganda gets technology, improved care to extend life for sufferers When Evelyn Mwesigwa, a social worker thought of settling down – marrying and having children, she considered a lot of things. Religion, love, respect and of course her partner’s HIV status. What never crossed her mind was a sickle …

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Time to tame family politics

As more parliamentary seats in Uganda fall under control of powerful families, calls grows for regulations When the 442 new MPs of the 10th parliament take oath from May 16 to 18, Uganda will witness a never before seen event; a father and son in the same parliament. The history-making …

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