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Co-operation for sustainable oil production

The case for cooperation in the sustainable exploitation of natural resources has never been stronger COMMENT | DR. JANE NAMBAKIRE MULEMWA | Following the announcement of the Final Investment Decision (FID) in February 2022, and the recent accession of the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community …

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We are again facing global challenges

Can international community still do big things with a sense of urgency, shared purpose, common endeavor? COMMENT | KEVIN WATKINS | When U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau opened the Bretton Woods Conference almost 80 years ago, he reminded delegates that failures of international cooperation had led to the …

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Spinal cord injuries

With effective emergency response, they shouldn’t be a death sentence Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Gloria Tumusiime is a 35-year-old mother of one who lives in Kireka. She has had spinal cord injury for close to three years now. She was knocked by a car in June 2019 at …

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The key to weight loss

A study shows that it may be sleep duration and quality | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has shown that short-term low calorie diets can increase sleep quality in adults with obesity. The study also demonstrates that lack of sleep may prevent weight loss maintenance in adults with obesity …

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Dangerous antibiotic use in Uganda

Action is needed to stop most powerful treatments in modern medicine from becoming ineffective | FREDDY ERIC KITUTU | Even before the COVID crisis, excessive use and misuse of lifesaving antibiotics had contributed to the emergence of resistant strains of disease-causing organisms. This has rendered many of the most powerful …

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Coca-Cola unveils Sprite clear plastic packaging bottles

| THE INDEPENDENT | Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s through Century Bottling Company has introduced Sprite clear PET polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle packaging in Uganda to enhance plastic collection and recycling. This becomes the 5th African market to introduce the Sprite clear PET, after South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya. Melkamu …

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Ballore wins logistics contract for EACOP

  Local firms in Uganda and Tanzania will be subcontracted to offer support | THE INDEPENDENT | French firm, Ballore Transport and Logistics, will be the Main Logistics Contractor (MLC) for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project head of oil production in 2025. The firm said on May.09 …

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