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Kakinda‘s Abstracted Human Figure

The artist draws inspiration from cave and Egyptian art that used the human figure as a symbol of spiritual, social and cultural expressions The human figure is a dominant symbol in Fred Kakinda’s paintings. It will usually take on different forms and meaning; depending on the subject the artist is …

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WHO approves Africa-first malaria drug

Sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine is used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and infants | THE INDEPENDENT | First African-Manufactured Medicine to Prevent Malaria in Pregnant Women and Infants Quality-Approved by World Health Organization (WHO) Universal Corporation Ltd (UCL), with support from Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and Unitaid has become the first …

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Addressing vitamin A deficiency

Why Uganda’s efforts are missing the mark | HYEJIN LEE | Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness. It also increases the risk of death from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) threatens public health especially in preschool-aged children in developing countries. …

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Public debt: CSOs urges on transparency, accountability

They want government to create centralized data system on debt | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda government should enhance transparency during the acquisition of loans so as to improve accountability for the acquired loans according to civil society organizations. Jane Nalunga, the executive director SEATINI Uganda, Patrick Tumwebaze, the executive director, …

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Uganda and Tanzania renew commitment to secure EACOP

The two countries are harmonizing relevant laws and approval processes to hasten pipeline construction Kamapala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Senior officials from Uganda’s petroleum authority (PAU) and Tanzania’s energy and water utilities regulatory authority (EWURA)—the agencies that have regulatory powers over the oil industry in the two countries—have renewed …

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No dividends for Umeme shareholders

The electricity firm H1 profits increased by 33% to Shs64bn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor, Umeme, has withheld payment of an interim dividend to its shareholders despite recording a 33% growth in profit after tax to Shs64bn for the six months period ending June.30. The company executives …

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