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Fashion for African politicians

It could mean more than just dress COMMENT | GARHE OSIEBE | Across Africa, politicians are using personal fashion to communicate. From red berets, to all-khaki ensembles, to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion. Despite their larger-than-life impact, politicians are humans. Fashion is useful to …

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Poor in West Nile get cash relief

Sweden gives Shs 14.8bn to vulnerable pregnant mothers impacted by COVID-19  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Up to 56,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under the age of two, including refugees living in the West Nile region are set to receive emergency money in the coming weeks, thanks to …

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Kampala residents lack food

More towns also affected, according to experts Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is who monitor such issues.They include United Nations agencies like …

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Bobi Wine warned

Fights in NUP threaten opposition chances Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Bobi Wine’s party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) umbrella is being heavily shaken by winds of independent candidates who want to stand against the party’s endorsed flag bearers in the 2021 elections. But, according to several veteran opposition …

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Digital trade is next big thing in Africa

Interview with Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) Wamkele Mene was recently appointed Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat. Because of COVID-19, free trade for countries that have ratified the agreement did not begin, as planned, on 1 July 2020. In …

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Talking to Children about sex

How parents should do it | ÁINE AVENTIN | Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. As part of our sex education research, we spoke to UK teenagers about why they don’t talk to their parents about sex. Visions of …

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