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Dry medicine at Mulago

By Pearl Natamba How do patients and their attendants avoid infections if they cannot find water to wash their hands at the nation’s top health facility? It is easy, when you are in the casualty ward at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, to imagine that possibly all disease causing …

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Ratan Tata retires

Marking a generational change, Tata, who turned 75 on December 28, 2012, handed over the reins of the group to 44-year-old Cyrus Mistry who was chosen his successor in 2011 year and formally appointed Chairman in December 2012. Ratan Tata, who led the transformation of the Tata group from a …

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Keeping hope alive

By Aloysious Kasoma Born deformed and abandoned by the State and NGOs, a helpless woman dreams on At 29 years, Veronica Namawejje has the usual dreams of womanhood; finding Mr. Right, marrying, and starting a family. “I want a husband who will not cheat on me and bear children out …

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It’s raining oil dollars in Hoima

By Haggai Matsiko Foreign big-money investment frenzy in Tullow’s backyard It’s Sunday, but this town’s Main Street is beehive of activity. Nothing unusual; this is Hoima, Uganda’s oil boom town. Builders, masons, and painters can be seen everywhere hanging on wobbly wooden scaffoldings in a frenzy of construction activity. The …

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If only Dad was here …

By Stephen Kafeero A girl’s dreams illuminate the struggle of families coping with loss and injustice Wakuma Frank had promised his daughter a bike for her 6th birthday. She never got it. Exactly a month before that anticipated celebration, on 14th July, 2010, he was buried. A devastating bomb blast …

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Living in fear of oil waste

By Haggai Matsiko Expectations of oil cash give way to anxiety as oil waste regulations delay The presence of billions of barrels of oil – the black gold- would ordinarily arouse great expectations in the minds of people everywhere. Not so in the Albertan Graben. Increasingly, a voice of communities …

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