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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda’s next war

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda’s next war: Experts warn as phones of politicians are hacked THE LAST WORD Ethiopia’s failed reform: How Africa’s most successful economy has produced a political crisis that may tear it apart ANALYSIS …

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COVID-19 affects maternal health care

Maternal deaths increase as health workers shift to care for COVID-19 patients Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s response to COVID-19 has negatively impacted maternal, child and neonatal health, according to data by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The UNFPA says the biggest and longest lasting impact is …

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Africa sidesteps warning on J&J Vaccine

Vaccine linked to rare condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves Africa, the continent with the world’s lowest vaccination rate, is going ahead with plans to procure Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine undeterred by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s warning about the inoculation. The FDA earlier this …

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Prudential shakes up insurance market

Global insurer, Prudential, has become the country’s largest life insurer following the acquisition of IAA Air Ambulance Healthcare, a Health Membership Organisation, at undisclosed consideration. Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Prudential Life Assurance Uganda Ltd entered the Ugandan market in 2015 through the acquisition of Goldstar Life Assurance, and …

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South Africa in flames

  Spontaneous outbreak or insurrection? South Africa | DAVID EVERATT | South Africans spent most of mid-July glued to their news outlets, from established media outlets to TikTok, from streaming news to old-fashioned printed words, to see just one thing: would Jacob Zuma blink? Would the country finally get some …

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GM mosquitoes to fight malaria

Ugandan scientists seek integrated approach to tackle killer disease Scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) plans to undertake a research on genetically engineered mosquitoes to tackle malaria.  Dr. Jonathan Kayondo, the principal investigator Target Malaria Uganda and Senior Research Officer at UVRI had an email interview with The …

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