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Scientists and global health experts had been expecting a new coronavirus for years

Could a universal coronavirus vaccine future-proof our response? COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  | Priya Joi | Although the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by surprise, with many still reeling at how drastically the world has changed, scientists and global health experts had been expecting something like this for years. Coronaviruses are notorious for spilling over …

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Why vaccine side effects might be more common in people who’ve already had COVID-19

Minor side effects are a normal sign that the immune system is mounting a protective response following vaccination, although they aren’t universal. COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  |  Linda Geddes |  Tens of millions of people have already been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and in the coming months, hundreds of millions more will follow. …

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A Hidden Treasure

Karimojong enduring attachment to their culture Moroto, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Notwithstanding the social- cultural stereotype often attached to the Karamojong, a north- eastern ethnic group in Uganda, the group is privileged to preserve it’s distinct traditional norm and practices in the contemporary times. A visitor to Moroto and …

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JAMES ODONGO: Founder and headmaster of ‘The School of Hard Knocks’

 The life of Bishop James Odongo ✳ March 27, 1931 – BORN in Molo, Bukedi district ✳ May 8, 1931 – Baptized by Fr Willemen of Nagongera ✳ 1944 – Joined Nyenga Seminary ✳ 1956 – Ordained priest in Rome ✳ 1965 – Consecrated Bishop ✳ 1965 – Attends Second Vatican Council ✳ 1968 – Appointed Bishop …

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Abesigana Dairy farmers diversify, open new yoghurt factory

    SNV supported cooperative diversifies into yoghurt processing Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Netherlands Embassy’s drive to improve Uganda’s dairy sector registered another major success when Abesigana Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society in Mbarara started processing pro-biotic yoghurt on commercial scale in July. The Cooperative constructed its mini processing plant …

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