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World Cup fever

Why supporting your favorite team may be boosting your mental health too Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Being a sports fan can bring a sense of belonging and community. A new book by sports fans found that while 61% of Americans report experiencing loneliness, non-fans are lonelier than fans. Whether …

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Government given nine days to release Kabuleta

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) last week gave the government up to December 14 to release their president Joseph Kabuleta who is said to be in poor health and needs treatment. The leaders, who claim Kabuleta is in bad health, blame the Nakawa …

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UMA president Oledo insists he won’t step down

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Troubled president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), Dr Samuel Oledo insisted that he will not be stepping down from his position despite earlier calls from fellow association members. During the Youth Patriotism Symposium at Kololo Independence Grounds December 3, Oledo led a group of …

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Parliament begins probe into Zaake misconduct allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary committee on rules, discipline and privileges has started their investigations into the alleged misconduct of Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake Butebi. The committee started with a closed-door meeting last week with all committee members agreeing on how best the investigations on the alleged …

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The Maasai ‘Olympics’

Why warriors are swapping lion massacre for sports trophies Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Dec.10, thousands of spectators in traditional red cloaks and beaded jewellery gathered to watch 160 young Maasai – 120 men and 40 women – compete in the 5th biennial ‘Maasai Olympics.’ The sporting jamboree …

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Paying ultimate price of family planning

Women face double-edged sword for choosing to prioritise their own health and well-being and receive contraceptive services COMMENT | Joy Asasira | The media was awash earlier this month with reports of the murder of 25-year-old Twikirize Ronious. Her husband, Innocent Kibwetere, killed her because she had dared to take …

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New public health law coming

Emerging health threats prompt Govt to revise Uganda’s colonial Public Health law Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s unending battles against deadly infectious diseases like Ebola, COVID-19 and Marburg are among the factors that have prompted the government to swiftly amend its 87 year-old colonial law on public health. …

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