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World Cup:

By Iva Skoch A billion condoms, 40,000 sex workers CAPE TOWN, South Africa  The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for all the soccer fans that will flood the city in June for the World Cup. So are hotels, restaurants, …

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Exploiting the police uniform

By Maya Prabhu A story of abused authority and the victimised vulnerable Helens* work environment is more dangerous than most. On the night-time streets and alleyways of Kampala, her short skirts and revealing blouses flag down cruising clients, but also attract unwanted, and all too frequently violent, attention. Crucially, Helen …

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A wrong education?

By Dicta Asiimwe Shs150bn loan at stake as ministry of Education faces opposition over professional training institutions A meeting between ministry of Education officials and their counterparts from the ministry of Health on May 6 had an unusual agenda; formerly endorsing a World Bank-backed position on which ministry controls medical …

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Mental unhealth

By Jocelyn Edwards The lone referral mental hospital  offers little respite for patients Its just before noon at Butabika Mental Hospital and the patients are in the yard of the womens in-take ward. About two dozen patients are lying on the grass sleeping.  Many of those up and wandering around …

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