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How patients are harmed in hospitals

It starts when the safety of health workers is not a priority Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) says to ensure patient safety; priority should be placed on safety of health workers. Moses Mulumba, the executive director of CEHURD, says the …

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ADB boosts electricity connections with US$100million fund

Approximately 87,500 no-pole customers to be connected to the electricity grid Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda government has secured $100milion funding from the African Development Bank to switch-on some of the long-pending new electricity connection applicants under the Umeme electricity distribution footprint. Commissioned in Waibuga Sub County in …

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Universities to get high speed internet

World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd hatch $52bn plan | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan universities and other post-secondary education institutions could get hooked on the high-speed internet while some students and teachers get free laptops under a proposed plan by the World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd. The ambitious Africa …

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Uganda’s shadow state

Revealing the networks of people with power Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the April 30-07 issue of The Independent, Andrew Mwenda; in his column, wrote an article entitled “Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results.” In that article, …

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Archbishop appointment of Nankabirwa is strategic

It would be utter irresponsibility for the Church of Uganda not to interest itself in what happens in cabinet COMMENT | SABIITI MARTIN RWABIHURWA | In yet another masterstroke, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Most Rev. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, appointed Ruth Nankabirwa, the minister of Energy as Church …

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New blood for NSSF board

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija wants tangible results Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has appointed Peter Kimbowa, a team leader at the CEO Summit Uganda– a private sector Think Tank and managing Partner at IFE Consultants, as the pension fund’s …

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Obama: Invest in NBA Africa

How it could boost basketball on the continent ANALYSIS | JOHN NAURIGHT AND SARAH ZIPP | Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that …

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