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Uganda’s emergency care needs life support

Uganda aims to create its first national emergency medical system. For now, the injured linger until help arrives — and hope it arrives in time. Global Press Journal | PATRICIA LINDRIO Senior Reporter | Around 1:40 a.m. on April 6, Richard Kabunga was walking home from a friend’s housewarming party when …

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How patients are harmed in hospitals

It starts when the safety of health workers is not a priority Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) says to ensure patient safety; priority should be placed on safety of health workers. Moses Mulumba, the executive director of CEHURD, says the …

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ADB boosts electricity connections with US$100million fund

Approximately 87,500 no-pole customers to be connected to the electricity grid Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda government has secured $100milion funding from the African Development Bank to switch-on some of the long-pending new electricity connection applicants under the Umeme electricity distribution footprint. Commissioned in Waibuga Sub County in …

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Archbishop Jonah Lwanga dies at 76

He spoke up on democracy, constitutionalism, and human rights Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since the death on Sept.05 of Archbishop Jonah Lwanga in Athens, Greece, the spiritual leader of more than 500,000 Ugandans who are Greek Orthodox Christian, tributes have been pouring in. “It is really sad and …

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Universities to get high speed internet

World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd hatch $52bn plan | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan universities and other post-secondary education institutions could get hooked on the high-speed internet while some students and teachers get free laptops under a proposed plan by the World Bank and Knowledge Consulting Ltd. The ambitious Africa …

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Uganda’s shadow state

Revealing the networks of people with power Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the April 30-07 issue of The Independent, Andrew Mwenda; in his column, wrote an article entitled “Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results.” In that article, …

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