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Financial scandal rocks inner circle of Pope Francis | THE INDEPENDENT | The Vatican has set a July 27 trial date for 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal and papal contender, on charges related to the Holy See’s 350 million-euro investment in a luxury London real estate venture. It is …

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Uganda’s next war

Experts warn as phones of politicians are hacked Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Sometime in February 2020, then-Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda’s phone might have been hacked by Pegasus; a spyware manufactured by the Israel firm, NSO. The collaborative media investigation dubbed “Pegaus project” that outed the global spying …

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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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