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Coffee or not?

Heart symptoms may influence your response | THE INDEPENDENT | The unmistakable taste and smell of coffee — not to mention its ability to perk people up in the morning — have made it one of the world’s most popular beverages. Better still, observational studies indicate that coffee may protect …

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Midwives lives matter

New report show challenges they face to prevent maternal and newborn deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Majority of maternal and newborn deaths in Uganda are due to preventable causes that can be significantly reduced by access to midwifery care during pregnancy, at birth, and after birth, particularly the …

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Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The risks and the challenges | THE INDEPENDENT Africa’s largest-ever vaccination drive is well under way. Forty-nine African countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 22 million doses have been given on the continent. Valuable lessons are emerging, but major risks and challenges threaten Africa’s fragile gains. Supply crunch …

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Israeli-Palestinian confrontations

What sparked the latest attacks? | THE INDEPENDENT | For weeks, tensions had been building between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, with a confluence of recent events and longer-term trends leading to the latest violence. Israeli restrictions around holy sites during Ramadan; increasingly intense protests and violence on both the …

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PostBank net profit up 16.7%

Supported by earnings on deposits, loans, fees and commission Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tier II lender, PostBank Uganda has reported an increase in profit after tax from Shs8.3bn in 2019 to Shs10bn in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. According to its financial results released on May 03, …

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Solar power dealers face fines under new law

Players question UNBS’ ability to enforce standards | THE INDEPENDENT | Dealers in solar home systems that do not meet the newly completed standards face prosecution and fines under the amended law. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards recently released the new standards – US IEC TS 62257-9-8 and IEC …

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