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Eulogy for Gen Elly Tumwine

  EULOGY FOR GEN TUMWINE: Today, we are mourning the passing on of a National hero, a true patriot, a freedom fighter, a revolutionary, a Pan Africanist, an icon of the liberation struggles against dictatorial regimes in Uganda; a decorated General of the National Resistance Army /UPDF. We are mourning …

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How Uganda started to tackle stunting – without a stunting plan

We spoke with Dr. Richard Kajura of the Makerere University School of Public Health about how the country significantly reduced prevalence of the condition by improving poverty, health, nutrition, education, and water and sanitation – by Exemplars News — August 04, 2022 SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | In the 1990s, Uganda …

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Ultimate Guide to Self-Drive East Africa: Adventure through Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya

SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization of six partner states, the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. A traveler requires one tourist’s visa to explore all the wildlife and primates within the region except …

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How to beat car rental theft in Uganda

Loose restrictions on hiring a car and the high resale value of the vehicle have made car rental in Uganda the number one target for scammers SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | Car rental in Uganda is such a lucrative business but most proprietors are hesitant to invest in it. This …

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To eat or not eat breakfast

Is it really the most important meal of the day? HEALTH | AGENCIES | Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, but is skipping this morning meal really detrimental to health? Breakfast literally means “to break the fast.” It is the first meal of the …

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Painkillers for older adults

  How to choose the safest over-the-counter drugs By Leslie Kernisan Q: My 88-year old mother often complains of various aches and pains. What is the safest over-the-counter painkiller for her to take? Aren’t some of them bad for your liver and kidneys? A: Frequent aches and pains are a …

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