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Uganda registers 4 more Ebola cases, tally reaches 15

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Health said it had registered four more cases of the deadly Ebola virus, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 15. The ministry said in a tweet late on Saturday there are 29 active cases on admission and 19 deaths, …

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Old Kampala Mosque gets sign-language interpreter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Old Kampala Mosque has secured employed a sign language interpreter to enable the hearing impaired during prayers. In the past, the hearing impaired were never given priority leaving many stuck during Friday prayers. Hajji Nasser Ssebugwawo, the sign language interpreter and a teacher at Uganda …

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Xi congratulates China News Service on 70th anniversary

Beijing, China | Xinhua | President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory letter to the China News Service (CNS) on its 70th founding anniversary, stressing the importance of innovating the discourse system and improving the capacity for international communication. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) …

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UPDF helicopter crashes in western Uganda

Major Mugisa says UPDF will renovate the damaged house   Fort Portal, Uganda | URN & XINHUA | A Uganda People’s Defense Force- UPDF helicopter has crashed in Fort Portal in the west of the country. The UPDF confirmed the accident, saying the helicopter tikely suffered a mechanical malfunction. The MI-24 helicopter …

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Mbarara science university develops new organic fertilizer

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara University of Science and Technology has developed a new organic fertilizer. The Organic Fertilizer, I-Soft Organic Fertilizer was innovated and developed by students of the Faculty of Agriculture and Livelihood in collaboration with the Mbarara Grapes Farmers Association, and Mbarara Agricultural Research Development …

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No more regular meals in some Ugandan schools due to high food prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in many government schools across the country are going without meals over the skyrocketing food prices. The prevailing high cost of food has compelled school administrators to adjust their menus and regular feeding schedules such that they can operate within the available limited …

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