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Strange killer of Abim

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati & Rukiya Makuma Delayed diagnosis causes anxiety as over 30 people die A forty-one year-old man from Wipolo village, Morulem subcounty in Abim district was the first recorded victim. He complained of headache and stomach pain on Oct 2 and by Oct. 7 he was dead. …

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Unusual expectations

By Marjoke A.Oosterom Acholi man says of President Museveni: “If you have many children, you cannot love all of them equally”, another wants to vote for the World Food Programme instead I am a development researcher based in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda. Recently, I was taken aback when …

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Two faces of hunger

By Rukiya Makuma Ignoring the urban poor who take water for lunch Clad in a dark blue blazer and grey trousers, Ali Kayombo of Kataka Parish in Kibuku District of eastern Uganda may appear like those lazy youths one expects not to transform their livelihood unless a miracle happened or …

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Torture in Prisons

By Haggai Matsiko Warders increasingly suffer violence as prisoner human rights observance increases in towns On June 14, Denis Bakisu , an inmate at Mbale Prison, was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for a tooth extraction. Unknown to prisons officials, Basiku was faking his pain as part of an …

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